Information for the police report comes from law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.August 30, 2018 1 p.m. read more..
With thick layers of haze pressing down on the Willamette Valley last week, high school sports practices were either canceled or relocated inside gyms and cafeterias due to unhealthy air quality caused by the surrounding Oregon and California fires.August 29, 2018 noon read more..
I write this article this morning as all five Central School District 13j schools begin their first of three days of professional development and learning together.August 29, 2018 noon read more..
JD Shinn has high expectations for Dallas Area Chamber and Dallas Area Visitors Center for the remainder of the year.August 29, 2018 noon read more..
The Oregon Health Authority answers frequently asked questions about Oregon school and child care immunization requirements.August 22, 2018 noon read more..
At Monday’s Dallas council meeting, Councilor Micky Garus suggested that the community consider closing its aquatic center, putting roughly $400,000 a year into public safety officers for Dallas police and fire, essentially eliminating the need for a safety utility fee.August 22, 2018 noon read more..
When adults are participants in school recess – leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts are mediated quickly – children are more likely to be engaged in recess activities, a new study has found.August 22, 2018 noon read more..
When Kim Bucher and Ruth Wagner found out about the behavior struggles in kindergarten classes in Dallas were having, they decided those classrooms need heroes.August 15, 2018 12:42 p.m. read more..
Saturday’s meeting between Dallas School District officials and parents of students in special education revealed concerns ranging from lack of staff qualifications to parents being in the dark about their children’s progress at school.August 15, 2018 11:54 a.m. read more..
Penny the American kestrel is a pretty little bird – but make no mistake – she’s lethal.August 10, 2018 6:50 p.m. read more..
The Dallas Dirtbags battled it out at the state tournament in Roseburg July 28 through Aug. 1, but unfortunately scored no runs during their contest against the Medford Mustangs on Monday, July 30, thus ending the American Legion Post 20 Dirtbags 2018 season.August 9, 2018 4:28 p.m. read more..
Yellowjackets zeroing in on your steak and fruit salad as you dine al fresco can be irritating, but don’t get out the pesticide yet.August 8, 2018 2:19 p.m. read more..
Officials with the city of Dallas will negotiate with Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District after the district proposed a vastly shorter administrative services contract with the city.August 8, 2018 noon read more..
In addition to individual concerns families have shared directly with our district throughout the school year, we are aware that there have been concerns expressed by local families through social media regarding special education services in the Dallas School District.August 8, 2018 noon read more..
CLARIFICATION: The council has not approved the public safety fee itself, but rather approved asking the city attorney to draft an ordinance to establish the fee. That ordinance will be read at the council's next meeting on Sept. 4, and, if approved, will move toward final adoption at its second reading on Sept. 17.August 8, 2018 noon read more..
Getting a chance to go to the state tournament with the rest of the American Legion Post 20 Demarini Dirtbags in Roseburg for the fifth year in a row is exciting, and Anthony Zellner, who’s been with the team for four years now, said he’s looking forward to it.August 7, 2018 8:30 p.m. read more..
Participating in aquatic recreation such as floating and kayaking can be dangerous if you’re not prepared for the risks the river brings, which is why Polk County Marine Patrol spends time on the water giving out advice, information and sometimes citations to ensure that everyone stays as safe as possible.August 7, 2018 7:15 p.m. read more..
Saturday, the Dirtbags played their first state tournament game in the five-game series at the Legion Field at Bill Gray stadium in Roseburg, where they squeaked by with a close 10-8 victory against the Hillsboro Dodgers, keeping them in the running for the state championship.August 1, 2018 noon read more..