Jolene Guzman

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Volunteers join Falls City Solve cleanup

About 1,500 pound of trash was collected on Saturday

Lilly Leturno and her grandmother Melanie Bellemore aren’t strangers to picking up litter.

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Purple Heart finds way to family

Quest to reunite medal to hero’s descendents takes 12 years

After a 12-year search, Kevin Coady finally found the family of fallen U.S. Marine Pfc. Jack Carl Kightlinger.

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Honor ride

U.S. Navy veteran Bob Dunn grinned and said the best thing about serving in the military was “the girls.”

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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.

Bank robber arrested

Officers found suspect running down the street

A Dallas man is in Polk County Jail after being arrested Thursday on bank robbery charges.

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Code services cleans up

Being a code services specialist is more than writing parking tickets and issuing warnings to homeowners to clean up their properties.

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Lyle’s principal ready to lead

Amber Eaton, the new principal at Lyle Elementary School, is returning to what she considers her “roots” in her educational career.

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Gala Park renovations back on track

Weather, contractor delays postponed project progress over the summer months, city says

Renovations at Gala Park, at the corner of Uglow Avenue and Hankel Street, are back on track after weather and contractor delays postponed the project over the summer.

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Oakdale’s new-to-you principal

Tuesday marked the beginning of a new school year and a new school for Oakdale Heights Elementary School Principal Todd Baughman.

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Baskett Slough battles water primrose

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is looking a little drier than normal for this time of year, and it isn’t because of the warm summer.

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