Police apprehend Ortega after chase

DALLAS – Celestion Ortega, 29, led Dallas police on a short chase through residential areas on Wednesday morning before being apprehended.

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*Free bike checks at Bounty Market*BBQ competition looking for teams*Artists wanted for Fourth art show*FBB hosts local playgroups for kids*Igou celebration set for Tuesday*YMCA camps still have openings*CHS Class of 1955 holds 60th reunion


*Dallas*Independence*Monmouth*Wagner Community Library-Falls City


Events for the week of Wednesday, June 24 - Wednesday, July 1

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City of Dallas applies for Fairview planning grant

The city of Dallas is applying for a grant to develop a master plan for a 120-acre area in the southwestern region of the city.

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FC appoints mayor as city manager

The Falls City City Council has decided to take a different path to replace its city manager.

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County budget sees minor adjustments

The Polk County Board of Commissioners was scheduled to adopt the county’s 2015-16 budget at 9 a.m. Wednesday (today) with minor changes to what was approved by the budget committee in May.

Burn ban, ‘regulated use’ closures begin Monday

The ODF will increase fire restrictions on forest activities in the West Oregon District, including Polk, Lincoln and Benton counties, on Monday because of rising fire danger.

DSD adopts budget

The Dallas School Board adopted its 2015-16 budget with the addition of more staff, thanks to a better-than-expected May state revenue forecast.


*Santiam Christian announces honor roll*Students graduate from Connections*Monmouth native named to dean's list*LBCC names local honor roll students


Hanes named Distinguished Educator*IHS Class of 1950 award funds*Class of 2015 earns scholarship*Dallas approves staff contracts

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Weiss bids WOU adieu

Mark Weiss failed at retirement the first time, but is hopeful that this time around, he’s ready.

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Log cabin vacation home

Fern Hill Lodge has the amenities you need for a short trip or long stay

Tucked away in the hills of the outskirts of Monmouth lays a paradise years in the making.




Listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.