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Smart meters come to Indy

Pacific Power to roll out new technology to all in Polk County

Pacific Power has started replacing meters with smart meters — and Independence and Polk County are the first to receive them.

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Deputies spruce up aging Titus 3

The upstairs of Titus 3 House in Dallas was a scene of organized chaos on Saturday afternoon.

Ballots due Tuesday for Measure 101

The statewide special election on ballot Measure 101 is Tuesday. Ballots need to be in the Polk County Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Dallas community creates calendar

Jan Ahrendt simply wanted a new cover photo for the Dallas Oregon Community Bulletin Board Facebook page.

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Baby on board

Bambinos begins classes, offers more ‘adult time’

Like the children the organization serves, Bambinos is growing.

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SW Polk hopes for new contract

In the face of Falls City area residents’ concerns, members of Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District Board vowed Monday night to strike a new contract with the city for fire service.

Council lowers speed

Monmouth City Council unanimously approved lowering the speed limit on Church Street West between Monmouth Avenue North and Stadium Drive North, and on Stadium between Monmouth and Church from 25 mph to 20 mph.

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Paul retires from post at aquatic center

When Tina Paul retired as manager of Dallas Aquatic Center on Nov. 30, she knew it was the right time.

Ballot Measure 101

Statewide elections start early this year with a special election on Jan. 23.

Pacific Power offers text updates

Want to get timely updates about power outages affecting your home or business?

Learn how to use your iPad on Mondays

The Monmouth Senior Center hosts classes at 10 a.m. and noon on Mondays to help people work together to solve problems and discover informative ways to personalize their iPads.

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Southwest pulls trucks Tuesday

Two trucks belonging to Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District were pulled from Falls City Fire’s station Tuesday morning, changing the city's firefighters' ability to respond to rural areas around Falls City.

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Falls City ends contract with SW

Fire department, district work to rebuild without formal agreement

The contract between Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District and the city of Falls City will end officially on Monday.

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Dallas begins restructuring in city hall

Jason Locke on leave until off Jan. 2 as his department is eliminated, reorganized

The Dallas City Council voted to eliminate the Community Development Department, and its director, Jason Locke, on Dec. 20 as part of a restructuring of city departments.

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Take a look back at top news from 2017

The year brought good news and bad. We take a look through 2017’s Itemizer-Observers to remember it all.