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Prepare for a cold winter

Editorial for Nov. 30


Public Agenda for Nov. 30

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Pageant retires after 75 years

A local Christmas tradition for generations, the Rickreall Christmas Pageant’s 75-year run is over.

News in brief

News in brief for Nov. 30

Crash claims life of Falls City woman

A Falls City woman was killed, and a Dallas woman suffered serious injuries in a two-car crash on Highway 99W near Monmouth on Saturday night.

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A teacher’s heart

Dallas’ Lavier shares gift of equality with her students

When Shana Lavier entered the world of education, she was sure of two things.

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‘Toys’ fills gaps, provides gifts for kids

Traci Weston is feeling a little overwhelmed — but for a good reason.

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House fire leaves family displaced

A family of nine is displaced following a Tuesday morning house fire near Rock-n-Rogers at Farrol’s in Rickreall.

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See ‘Aristocats’ for one night only

Dallas High’s performance aimed toward grade-school audience opens to public

Everybody wants to be a cat in Dallas High School’s production of Disney’s “The Aristocats Kids,” taking the stage at Bollman Auditorium Saturday.


Correction for Nov. 30

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Whether by train or by fire truck, the Jolly Old Elf arrives to kick off Christmas in Polk County

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Dreamin’ of a White Christmas

Central High theater puts on holiday classic with all the trimmings

Christmas will rain from the sky at Central High School’s performance of “White Christmas,” opening on Thursday at 7 p.m.

No new surface for Dallas track

The Dallas High School track appears to be holding up better than some surfaces and worse than others according to results of “force reduction” tests on other tracks in Oregon.

Dallas lead results now online

Full results of Dallas School District’s lead testing is available on the district website.

Falls City waits on sewer grant

News about whether the city of Falls City will receive a Community Development Block Grant to upgrade its sewer system hadn’t come in as of Monday, but should soon.