Jolene Guzman

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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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Bambinos begins classes, offers more ‘adult time’

Like the children the organization serves, Bambinos is growing.

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Instructional time a challenge for charter school

An Oregon School Boards’ Association review of Dallas Community School, a charter school in Dallas, found it is out of compliance with state instructional hours requirements.

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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.

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Falls City secures loan for facility

The Falls City School District secured a loan to begin the first phase of building a new gym and classroom facility at Falls City Elementary School.

Indy, county to explore countywide broadband

The Polk County Board of Commissioners may join the city of Independence in a grant application to pay for a study looking at ways to provide broadband internet service countywide.

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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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Youth models responsible hunting

Christopher Younk wasn’t yet 2 years old when he went on his first hunting/camping trip with his family.

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Lorenz receives award

Christina Lorenz, Perrydale’s agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, is Oregon’s “Teachers Turn the Key Award” recipient for 2017.

Ballot Measure 101

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

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