Bus driver not at fault in ped crash

A young girl was injured on April 26 in an accident involving a school bus.

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The Alfred Maurice Prize

Undergrads may win $5,000 for trying to solve a problem

Sitting across the table from Fred Maurice, an hour flies by filled with tales of growing up a French Canadian in New Hampshire, serving in World War II, and life at various universities both as a student and professor.

Jones, Nearman face off for District 23

House District 23 drew a crowd of candidates in 2014.

Wheeler, Taylor vie for Polk County commissioner

Incumbent Polk County Commissioner Jennifer Wheeler believes she has more work to do in the office she has held for five years.

Moto-warriors to take stage

40th annual Spring Dance Concert to open Thursday

The language of dance is not set in stone, especially when it comes to modern dance.

Minet better, but not good

Monmouth Independence Networks (Minet) has made strides when it comes to taking care of its expenses and debt, but still has work to do, according to Doug Dawson, president of CCG Consulting out of Florida.

Perrydale loses preschool, field

PERRYDALE — Perrydale School District may have to suspend its preschool program for the next school year due to space concerns.

Bounty returns to Academy Building lawn

DALLAS — May brings flowers — and baked goods, fresh vegetables and other goodies — when Polk County Bounty Market opens Thursday in Dallas.

Drennen takes reins at Oakdale Heights

DALLAS — The Dallas School Board has named Maria Drennen as Oakdale Heights Elementary School principal.

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Making engineering fun

STEM night at Whitworth has kids make Q-tips, rubber band weapons

DALLAS — Want to get a fourth- or fifth-grader excited about science and engineering? Give them a chance to build a bow and arrow or catapult.

Mitchell takes job at Baker City High

INDEPENDENCE — Central High School principal Greg Mitchell has accepted an offer to be the next principal at Baker City High, according to reports from the Baker City Herald.

School Notes

Grace Christian to hold ‘Kinder Quest’

Park to be dedicated Saturday

The dedication for the newly named Ian Tawney Memorial Park will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Drunk driver rolls into orchard field

Tiffany Garcia, 24, of Rickreall, had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when she lost control of her vehicle and rolled it into an orchard.

Juvenile pedestrian struck by bus

Pedestrian survives injuries

DALLAS – Dallas Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash Tuesday around 4 p.m. where a pedestrian was reportedly hit by a bus.