Fuller named Western's next president

Rex Fuller, of Eastern Oregon University, named 23rd president of Western Oregon University.

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Larson finds best in high-school students

Larson was named Secondary Teacher of the Year by her peers in the Central Education Association.

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Tonagel provides clear expectations

The 32-year veteran teacher was named Elementary Teacher of the Year by her associates in the Central Education Association.

DHS dispels rumors

No, Dallas High School is not banning same sex couples from prom. No, administrators are not requiring girls to send photos of themselves in their dresses for dress code approval prior to buying prom tickets.

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Changing of the guard in Perrydale

Veteran teacher named as assistant principal after McCartney retires in June

Long-time Perrydale teacher Dan Dugan will be the school’s assistant principal starting next year.

Utility fee option for street upkeep

Council looks at fee to pay for street, stormwater improvements

Residents of Monmouth may see a new charge on utility bills if the council proceeds with a transportation utility fee.

Salem man arrested on alleged burglary spree

Dallas police arrested a Salem man in connection with several business burglaries in Dallas in recent weeks.

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Student brings gun to Dallas High

Quick response from police, DHS admin diffuses situation

Police say the student who brought a gun to Dallas High School on April 7 had no intention of using it to commit mass violence.


Community events for Wednesday, April 15 - April 22

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A comparison of salaries

County officials paid less than peers for years

Each spring, Polk County Administrator Greg Hansen puts together a comparison of the salaries of elected officials in five counties surrounding Polk.

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Safety corridor decommissioned

ODOT: Has been considering ending corridor status for two years

Safety corridors are stretches of highway that have an average crash rate that is higher than that of similar roadways in the state. In order to qualify, the corridor has to consistently have a five-year average crash rate of 110 percent of the state average.

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Amphitheater one step closer

City of Monmouth looks at funding options to finish project

By Fourth of July 2016, Monmouth’s Main Street Park could have its amphitheater ready for summer concerts, if the council can find a way to pay for it soon.

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Falls City manager leaves post Friday

Mayor to serve as interim leader

The city of Falls City began its search for a permanent city manager just in time to see its temporary manager leave.

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Western Oregon’s presidential announcement expected Thursday

An announcement was expected Tuesday, but has been delayed until Thursday.


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