Police report

Police report for Dec. 13

Focus groups inconclusive

Focus groups evaluating plans to build an all-in-one public safety building in Dallas didn’t provide much insight into how voters would respond if the Dallas City Council put the proposal on the ballot.

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Polk Connect zeroes in on homeless

Event switches focus from ‘at risk’ to aiding people who are unsheltered now

The Polk County Homeless Connect is sharpening its focus for the event in 2018.

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Darr shares journey ‘From City Lights to Majestic View’

Deb Darr lives on a farm in Falls City. She has animals, tends a large garden, cans, bakes, and does all the things a farm woman does. You may never guess she was from the bustling Bay Area.

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DHS, business leaders want to collaborate

If the education and business leaders developing Dallas High School’s career and technical education program have their way, all the work done in the last year is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Gordon gets crash course as mayor

Jeremy Gordon isn’t used to his new title yet.

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Healing through helping

Debbie McCleery created Kindness Club when she decided the best healing was through helping.

Polk County CASA toy drive ongoing

CASA of Polk County is holding a toy drive at the tree lot located at the corner of Main and Washington streets in Dallas.

Ellis takes interim manager in Dallas

The Dallas City Council named Greg Ellis its interim city manager during a special meeting on Dec. 6.

Independence police department receives grant

Oregon Impact, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, awarded the Independence Police Department funding for 100 officer overtime hours for the next calendar year.

Seven displaced after fire

No injuries, but three family pets die in garage blaze

No one was hurt in an early-morning fire in Falls City on Sunday, but three family pets died as a result of the smoke and flames.

Monmouth Police Department clears up incident involving deaf man, Monmouth woman

The Monmouth Police Department held a media briefing on Thursday to clear up information surrounding a report.

Monmouth council votes yes on city utility fees

Two utility ordinances were enacted by the Monmouth City Council on Dec. 5.


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