Emily Mentzer

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Friends to host bi-annual sale

What started in 2016 as a way to let volunteers spend Summerfest with their families has turned into a financial benefit for the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

Tryoneers bring year-round 4-H to Pedee

A new, year-round 4-H club has popped up in Pedee — the Tryoneers. The group has 15 signed up so far, and more are coming in, said Heather Traglia, Tryoneers 4-H leader.

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Off to the (zucchini) races

Students at Mid-Valley Christian Academy filled the gymnasium on Friday afternoon to see whose zucchini creations would travel the fastest and farthest down a ramp.

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Airstreams to converge on Main Street

Roughly 20 Airstream trailers will line Main Street in downtown Independence this weekend, starting Friday and leaving Sunday.

New 4-H club to go year-round

The group has 15 signed up so far, and more are coming in, said Heather Traglia, Tryoneers 4-H leader.

Two cases of pertussis confirmed at Central schools

Two students at Central schools have been confirmed with pertussis, or whooping cough.

Preserving history

Heritage auto, ag show celebrates industry

The annual Heritage Auto and Ag Show returns to downtown Monmouth on Saturday, followed by an old-fashioned tractor pull on Sunday.

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To build a scarecrow

Independence library’s annual workshop filled with family fun

Families gathered in the Independence Public Library Monday night, bringing to life a scarecrow from a T-frame, newspaper and miscellaneous items.

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The quilt that took more than 100 years

How long does it take to finish a quilt? For the Cheesman family descendants, the answer is four generations.

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Polk, Dallas assist at wildfires

Polk Fire Capt. Mike Kissell and members of Dallas Fire & EMS, Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District, Sheridan Fire and McMinnville Fire worked all night battling the blaze at the Eagle Creek Fire on Monday, Sept. 4.

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