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Snow leaves schools on thin ice

Yay snow day! Oh wait, we have to make them up?

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Fire crews respond to two blazes

An electrical fire in a 200-square-foot shed destroyed the structure on Gentle Court East on Sunday afternoon.

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Foggin subject of special meeting

It wasn’t that Dallas City Manager Ron Foggin applied for another job, but how some Dallas City Council members found out that was the topic of a special meeting Monday night.

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POINT targets meth network

Polk County Inter-agency Narcotics Team “deiced” a methamphetamine distribution network in the county following a four-month investigation.

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Getting their geek on

It’s almost like the role was written for him.

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DALLAS WRESTLING: Chasing the thrill of victory

DALLAS — From a young age, Dallas sophomore wrestler Joseph Foster was enamored with the image of victory — the moments after a wrestling match when the victor’s arm was raised in the air.

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Dear future superintendent

Roughly 400 people in the Central School District gave feedback on what is good about the district, what could be better, and what qualities they want in the new superintendent.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the editor for Jan. 11

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Some counsel for our new councils

This month, Dallas, Falls City, Independence and Monmouth will get new councilors — and a new mayor in Monmouth.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the editor for Jan. 4

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Hopes for a better New Year

In four short days, 2016 will finally be over.

Drive sober: Don't take any chances

As we approach Christmas and the new year, a lot of us enjoy family gatherings and company parties. Most people are looking to have a good time and sometimes alcohol comes into play.