Sheriff's Office seeks assistance in possible arson case

Reward offered for information in suspected arson in Falls City

On Friday (today) shortly after 3 a.m. the Polk County Sheriff's Office, along with the Falls City Fire Department responded to a fire at an unoccupied house at 279 Mill St. in Falls City.

Stange named new chief at Polk Fire No. 1

Polk County Fire District No. 1 has a new fire chief.

Milligan joins Central School Board

Steve Milligan was chosen to fill the Central School District board vacancy left by Kathy Zehner’s retirement.

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Do you want to be a master?

‘Pokemon Go’ craze hits Polk County

In the early part of July, the Independence Police Department saw an increase in reports of suspicious persons.

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Holland named to Dallas City Council

Michael Holland was appointed by the Dallas City Council Monday night to fill the vacancy left by councilor Murray Stewart’s resignation.

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City buys RadioShack building

Dallas city council approved purchasing the old RadioShack building at the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets in downtown Dallas Monday night.

Buena Vista ferry to close Thursday

The Buena Vista Ferry will close for maintenance on Thursday.

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OSU Extension adds two

New small farms and dairy specialist to serve Polk County

The OSU Extension program is welcoming two new employees who will work with Polk County growers to provide resources.

Falls City group seeks members

Falls City’s Emergency Preparedness Group is looking for new members to help with outreach to more citizens.

Building your emergency kit

Week Eight

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Next gen leaders mingle at Young Pros

More than 20 professionals gathered at Wells Fargo Bank on Thursday evening with the goal of inspiring Polk County’s next generation of leaders.

Station 40 to get cleaned up

Polk County Fire District No. 1 has temporarily closed Buena Vista Station 40 for lack of volunteers from that area.


July 20 Public Agenda

Police report

July 20 Police report

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What fools these mortals be

VSC presents ‘Midsummer’ for second season, to open July 27

Valley Shakespeare Company at Western Oregon University is back for its second season, this time weaving the playwright’s most famous comedy, inspired by the foolishness and craziness of love.