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Perrydale pillages WVCS Warriors

Despite a slow-moving first quarter, the Perrydale Pirates girls basketball team battled against Willamette Valley Christian for a 43-22 blowout victory.

February 13, 2019 noon read more..

Pirates sink WVCS Warriors

The Perrydale Pirates boys basketball team wasted no time in establishing a lead over Willamette Valley Christian and outscored them 77-32.

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Swimmers make waves at district meet

Participating in a one-day event because of winter weather, the Central High School girls and boys swim team and the Dallas High School boys swim team competed in the 5A Mid-Willamette Valley district swim meet, hosted by Crescent Valley.

February 12, 2019 9:12 p.m. read more..

Wrestlers chase state

The Dallas and Central high school wrestling teams fought hard over the weekend for a place at state at the OSAA 5A Mid-Willamette Conference wrestling district tournament, hosted by Crescent Valley High School.

February 12, 2019 9:09 p.m. read more..

Dallas awards ceremony on tap

The 62nd annual Dallas Community Awards is a night to recognize those who have faithfully volunteered on behalf of others or gone above and beyond in their career or business.

February 12, 2019 8:09 p.m. read more..

Community calendar for Feb. 6

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to Itemizer-Observer via email (

February 6, 2019 noon read more..

Pedee News

The Pedee community actually has four houses being completed in the neighborhood this winter and spring.

February 6, 2019 noon read more..

Dallas schools seek safety net

The Dallas School District will draft a policy intended to increase its contingency fund, or ending-fund balance, by 1 percent each year over the next several years.

February 6, 2019 noon read more..

Misfits unite

Audience members might not expect singing and dancing in a play called “Speech and Debate,” but it’s in there.

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Paper company eyes Dallas

Mint Valley Paper, which manufactures tissue and other paper products, is considering building a facility on 55-acres near Godsey Road and Jonathan Avenue in Dallas.

February 6, 2019 noon read more..

Fire discussions continue

The Dallas City Council, in a close vote, directed City Manager Greg Ellis to request proposals to perform a feasibility study exploring forming a regional fire district.

February 6, 2019 noon read more..

Wrestlers come close to qualifying for state

Over the weekend, sophomore Kimberly Holgate, of Dallas High School, and junior Leslie Torres, of Central High School, competed in the Girls 5A Mid-Willamette Conference Wrestling Districts Tournament, with both girls placing but not advancing to the OSAA 5A State Wrestling Tournament.

February 6, 2019 noon read more..