Dallas Fire plans going away for chaplain

Dallas Fire & EMS firefighter and chaplain Dave Pederson will be stepping down after 29 years of service to the department.

Wagner funding options discussed

The city and school district in Falls City are investigating the pros and cons of options to keep the Wagner Community Library open.

Suicide prevention efforts grow

About 50 people from different service organizations sat around the table on Sept. 14, a group dedicated to cutting through red tape to get services to those in need as quickly as possible.


Public Agenda for Sept. 28

Forum addresses Measure 97 issues

The problem: funding Oregon’s early education, K-12, health care and senior services. The answer?

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Dallas council draws seven candidates

Seven candidates are running for five open seats on the Dallas City Council. Mayor Brian Dalton will run for re-election unopposed.

SEDCOR honors Polk County

Polk County was among a group of partners recognized with the Outstanding Public/Private Partnership award at the Strategic Economic Development Corporation Annual Honors Luncheon earlier this month.

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Oregon elegance

Harvest indicators point to return to traditional pinots for 2016

Following two hot growing seasons, local winemakers are seeing more of what made Oregon pinot noirs famous coming out for the vineyards.

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DSD aims for savings on food service

The food service program in Dallas School District is supposed to run independently of its partner of two years, Central School District — eventually.

Prepare your mind for emergencies

You’re dumb during a disaster.

School notes

School notes for Sept. 28

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Artistic expressions

The Smith Fine Arts Series is back for its 40th season, starting Friday with The Paperboys, Mexican son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels, and a good dose of country and bluegrass. The series includes six performances this year, with performances through June.

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Fire to bring regeneration to arboretum

Dallas firefighters help Delbert Hunter Arboretum volunteers try an ancient practice of using fire

Dale Derouin is hoping fire brings renewal.

Myrold to face three charges

Kirk David Myrold, the Dallas High School teacher accused of having a relationship with a student, pleaded not guilty to three charges in Polk County Circuit Court Tuesday morning.

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Taylor’s Building going back in time with ‘complete renovation’

Layer by layer, Bodie Bemrose is stripping off the new and restoring the old at the Taylor’s building at the corner of Monmouth and Main streets.