Members of the Dallas City Council will not be required to abide by the same social media rules as city employees.
Work at the school includes technology, fire alarm system update
Whitworth Elementary School’s summer seismic upgrade project is beginning to feel like a full-scale overhaul for district maintenance officials.
Louie Kazemier’s efforts to care for the environment weren’t always so appreciated.
Detective John Williams thought the Polk County Sheriff’s Office had the Glenn Pennie disappearance case solved in 2013.
Four, three, two, one.
Firefighters were able to save the home
Sharon Tebb gazed out a window of her home in the 8200 block of Buena Vista Road Monday evening and saw something unexpected -- and frightening.
City officials say the Dallas Police Department and Fire & EMS need new or upgraded facilities, especially the police department, which shares space in Dallas City Hall.
The Dallas Area Visitors Center is evaluating its annual slate of events to make sure they are meeting the mission of the organization.
First responders are ready for increase in visitors
First responders and emergency workers are preparing for the influx of people expected for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 and for the days around it, but they need our help.
Event brings together neighbors, law enforcement
Tuesday is National Night Out, an annual campaign promoting relationships between communities and their police and fire agencies, and several neighborhoods and groups are hosting events around the county.
It’s the ultimate choice at the family barbecue: chocolate cake or apple pie?
Caceu owns one of two olive farms in Polk County
Bogdan Caceu is searching for the “holy grail” of olive trees.
County Administrator Greg Hansen will officially retire this summer, but he won’t leave right away.
Solar eclipse viewers now have an option of camping in Falls City’s Upper Park and joining in a Great American Eclipse breakfast and viewing party on Aug. 21.
With the passage of Senate Bill 719, Oregon joins a handful of states to authorize “extreme risk protection orders,” compelling the temporary surrender of deadly weapons, including firearms.
The city may finally have the last piece of the Mercer Reservoir watershed property purchase completed.
Granted they are submitted on time, two five-year operational levies will appear on the November ballot for Falls City voters, one for Wagner Community Library and another for the city’s fire department and streets.
We could have thousands of visitors for the days before and after the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.
A three-vehicle accident on July 3 on Highway 99W just south of McMinnville claimed the lives of a Falls City man and boy.
Standing in the middle of an L-shaped, mirror-lined room at the end of a hallway at LaCreole Middle School, it’s hard to imagine what Principal Jamie Richardson has in mind.
The Doaks Ferry Road realignment projects are on hold after geological testing showed landslides north of Highway 22 near the proposed route are moving.
DALLAS — Polk County’s Intentional Use of Deadly Physical Force Planning Authority approved revisions to its response plan Thursday evening.
Garus: Bond would be needed to address issues of all roads in Dallas
DALLAS — The Dallas Public Works Committee recommended four sections of streets for maintenance this summer, but may change what types of streets are prioritized for repair in future years.
DALLAS — Owners of a proposed event center on Polk Station Road just outside of Dallas are awaiting a Polk County Hearings Officer decision on an appeal of its conditional use permit.
DALLAS — The Dallas School Board voted to build a new track at Dallas High School in conjunction with a project to raise private money to install a turf football field.
Polk County law enforcement officials are holding a public hearing on Thursday to review proposed change to the county’s response plan to law enforcement use of deadly physical force.
In May, voters narrowly rejected a $10 million bond for county facilities maintenance.
One of Marty Silbernagel’s favorite events of the year is Polk County Community Corrections annual pizza party in October.
The official count of allergy-causing pollen is tabulated at a station in Eugene, but those with the misfortune of being allergy sufferers measure the season in itchy eyes and throats, sneezes and congestion.
DALLAS — The improvised courts set up in the parking lot of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were busy for much of the first of Dallas’ Tuesday on the Square events on June 13.
The crowd at Morrison Campus Alternative School’s graduation ceremony June 14 cheers loudly for Nina Encinas as she approaches the podium.
Former residents of Valsetz are gathering this weekend for a camp out reunion at the site formerly occupied by the town they once called home.
Another piece of Dallas’ timber town legacy will be gone soon as the dismantling of old drying shed, affectionately known as “Noah’s Ark,” on the former Weyerhaeuser mill property began last week.
Photos of LaCreole Middle School Principal Jamie Richardson were plastered all over the Dallas School District boardroom last week.
The city of Dallas’ Administration Committee will examine possible rules for council members regarding social media use.
The Dallas School Board adopted a revised 2017-18 budget, based now on an $8.2 billion State School Fund for the 2017-19 biennium.
The Falls City City Council approved a contract with the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, or COG, to conduct a search for a city recorder.
Citizen survey shows positive outlook on police, fire; low on streets
A community survey the city of Dallas conducts every two years shows, by most measures, citizens view the town positively — with a few exceptions.
Survey results asking if Falls City residents would pay to keep the Wagner Community Library open were encouraging enough that the Falls City City Council is researching a November levy.
Daniel Domes came back home.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture will begin the process of spraying for the invasive light brown apple moth in an area south of Independence next week.
Dodge quiet role model, inspires teachers, administrators
Cooper Dodge, a Dallas High School senior about to graduate Saturday, has a drive to help others — and often without it being recognized.
Online safety for children is a lot more complicated than “don’t talk to strangers.”
Polk County’s new Mental Health Court, or Friday Court, helped give Anthony Brown and Kelly Fields their lives back.
Job duties have been expanded to include creating new festivals, helping with more fun runs, writing grants
The person who fills the city of Dallas’ recreation coordinator, a position restored to the 2017-18 budget, would be expected to organize activities from wine events to running ones, and for an age range of toddler to senior citizen.
Kim Lockett, of Monmouth, thought her singing days were over.
Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition produced two videos of the stories of local people who lost a family member to suicide.
Oregon Department of Transportation is installing a “dynamic warning sign” on Highway 99W at Clow Corner Road with the goal of preventing high-speed crashes.
Leon Beauchamp, a longtime volunteer firefighter with the Falls City Fire Department, remembered a call when he and one other guy were the only people available to respond.
Madeline Guiger was anxious to make a good impression in her new school when she enrolled at Falls City High School as a junior.