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Deputy pulled from burning car

Shon Latty OK after Saturday accident on Monmouth Cutoff

Dallas Police senior officers Colby Hamilton and Jim Rodriguez were just about to have lunch on Saturday when the call came in.

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Truman to lead ‘Krazy’ parade

Sgt. Whittaker’s dog chosen as grand marshal for Summerfest grand parade

This Saturday, during the Summerfest parade, Polk County Jail Sgt. Randy Whittaker’s dog, Truman, will be the grand marshal. Whittaker died in a car accident last summer.

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Beer, wine to come to fair

In a year of changes for the Polk County Fair, organizers have added yet another for 2015: beer and wine.

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Welcome to the "DRV Hobby Center!"

Making sawdust? Remember woodshop’s motto:‘If you make a mess, clean it up please’­

LeRoy Rempel said there has been talk of opening a hobby center — a woodshop — at Dallas Retirement Village (DRV) for not just years, but decades.

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WOU theater takes it outside

Valley Shakespeare Company to perform ‘As You Like It’ at outdoor stage

For one weekend only, Western Oregon University’s outdoor stage will be transformed into a Shakespeare festival, or at least kind of like that.

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Swimming toward success

Diaz following in her brothers’ footsteps with Blue Dolphins

DALLAS — Isabel Diaz wasn’t planning on becoming a swimmer.


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    District considers options to expand

    Dallas School Board looks at various lots for future elementary school needs

    The Dallas School Board approved at a real estate option agreement that allows the district flexibility in selecting a future school site — if needed — in Dallas’ Barberry node development.

    Itemizer takes home five first-place awards from ONPA contest

    The Polk County Itemizer-Observer staff was honored with 14 awards during the annual Oregon Newspapers Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    Program to help mentally ill

    DALLAS — The Dallas Police Department and Polk County Behavioral Health are working together to help people suffering from mental illness who commit minor crimes avoid jail or court.





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