Fire agencies conduct controlled burn at Baskett Slough

Dallas Fire & EMS announced that firefighters from various Polk County fire agencies, including Dallas and Southwest Polk Fire District, will be assisting the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife with a prescribed burn at Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge this afternoon.

September 20, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Bute arrested on rape charges

Paul Robert Bute, III, 42, of Monmouth, was arrested on Aug. 2 on 18 charges that include sex abuse, rape, and sexual abuse of an animal.

September 19, 2018 noon read more..



Panthers volleyball digs up a win

The Panthers volleyball team found their footing Tuesday night for their second victory this season in a 3-0 sweep against South Albany after losing the first five games of the season.

September 19, 2018 noon read more..


Independence Ghost Walk 2018



No shortage of fun events

The towns of Dallas and Independence will have a variety of events this weekend — enough family fun that one may forget it’s mid-September.

September 12, 2018 noon read more..