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Four finalists chosen in search for WOU's new president

The candidates will visit campus for a series of interviews beginning Wednesday.

Three arrests made in burglary of Salt Creek Baptist Church

Three Dallas residents were arrested in connection with a March 10 burglary at Salt Creek Baptist Church outside Dallas.

POLICE REPORT

*Dallas*Independence*Monmouth

Dallas hit and run driver damages city hall landscape

An unknown driver did his or her best to crash into Dallas City Hall Saturday morning, but thankfully most of the damage was absorbed by bushes outside the building.

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SB 322 foes state their case

Proposal would halt fifth-year programs in high schools

More than 100 students, school administrators and parents gathered at the state capitol Thursday to express concern over a bill that would kill fifth-year programs in high schools statewide.

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Should WOU ban campus smoking?

Student group is pitching idea

Students in the Community and Family Health Organization club at Western Oregon University are asking: Should WOU be smoke- or tobacco-free?

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District reaches deal with new superintendent

The Dallas School Board made it official, approving a three-year contract with new Superintendent Michelle Johnstone on Monday.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community events Wednesday, March 25 - Wednesday, April 1

LIBRARY CALENDAR

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

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Easter candy sale underway*Extension offering classes for youths*Doll show, sale set for Saturday*Medical missionary will speak in Dallas*Casino set to host wine and spirits fair*Parenting class offered at KVCS*Book sale benefit planned Monday

WIMPEG board agrees to upgrades

Instead of purchasing a new high-definition server, the WIMPEG board of directors decided to invest the bulk of $50,000 in infrastructure and equipment upgrades.

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City manager job may be part time

Falls City likely will reduce hours for administrator due to budget

The city of Falls City will soon begin searching for a permanent city manager, but that person may be working part time.

PUBLIC AGENDA

Upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

NEWS IN BRIEF

*DA will host public forum Thursday*City recognizes top police officers*Monmouth man wins raffle jackpot*CCC bonds refinanced for savings*Exhibitors sought for health fair*Dallas UPS driver receives honor

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Firefighter remembered via adopt-a-road tribute

INDEPENDENCE — In honor of Capt. Thomas Kistler, a Polk County Fire District No. 1 firefighter who died on duty, a stretch of road in Independence has been “adopted.”

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