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Threatening text message causes school lockdowns

Police locate juvenile suspect outside Dallas

A juvenile who threatened to “shoot up” a Dallas school today, causing a lockdown, had no intentions of following through on that threat, police said.

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Teens to teens: Never alone

In Polk County, about one out of every 12 high school juniors say they have attempted suicide.

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Changes coming to Summerfest

Summerfest, the peak of summer events in Dallas, is undergoing a renovation.

State report cards mixed bag

Oregon Department of Education released report cards on all schools and school districts in the state on Thursday.

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Group takes on 2018 summer events

From the perspective of city and business leaders in Dallas, summer 2017 — highlighted by the solar eclipse — was like a downtown revival.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public.

Police report

Police report for Oct. 18

PUBLIC AGENDA

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

Falls City hires new city code enforcer

Code enforcement in Falls City is back on track.

Dallas murder mystery tickets on sale

See if you can crack the case on Oct. 28 when the Dallas Downtown Association presents a murder mystery.

Taypayers to see kicker

A more than $436 million tax surplus was confirmed by the Office of Economic Analysis, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2016 tax year.

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Extreme growers in Dallas

Zelma Edwards calls the watermelon she’s been nurturing all summer and fall “the baby.”

Fatal crash near Sweet Home

A Willamina man died Oct. 3 afternoon in a motor-vehicle crash on U.S. 20 near milepost 34.5 in Linn County east of Sweet Home, Oregon State Police reported in a press release.

Monmouth council changes zoning

Decision to allow 180 apartments

Population growth has prompted a zoning change in Monmouth.

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Central student help produce suicide prevention video

Power Peers class members plan and act in "Alone"

Jacob Hamilton gazes at a card that says: “Need to talk to someone?” as he wakes up in the morning.

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