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

Parents file lawsuit against school district

Parents of current and former students of the Dallas School District are suing the district for its policy allowing a transgender boy to use the boys’ locker rooms and restrooms at Dallas High School.

School notes

School notes for Nov. 22

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Falls City gets a direct connection

Thursday morning Richard Faber uttered a phrase that people should get used to hearing from him: “Make sure you put your seat belt on.”


Community calendar for Nov. 22

Polk grand jury finds officer-involved shooting justified

A Polk County grand jury unanimously found that Polk County Sheriff's Sgt. Kevin Haynes and Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Lorence were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed Baltazar Escalona-Baez, 17, of Silverton, on the morning of Oct. 28.

Gordon named new mayor of Falls City

Jeremy Gordon quickly fell in love with Falls City when he and his wife moved to town a little more than two years ago.

Fire district completes work on user’s manual

Polk County Fire District No. 1 has completed work on its first standards of cover.

Dallas family wins college savings plan

Stephen Miller, of Dallas, and his family won an Oregon College Saving Plan account after participating in Dallas Public Library’s summer reading program.


Library calendar for Nov. 22

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House fire in Falls City displaces four people

Fire crews respond from Falls City, SW Polk and Polk No. 1

A home in Falls City is uninhabitable following a fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Falls City Thanksgiving potluck is Saturday

Free meal is open to everyone

A Thanksgiving tradition for more than 25 years, the annual Thanksgiving Community Potluck in Falls City takes place on Saturday.

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Community calendar for Nov. 15

Everyone wins with food drive

Monmouth, Indy businesses compete for Golden Can

In a sort of sibling rivalry for the best of reasons, Monmouth and Independence police departments are in a heated — albeit friendly — competition to see who can gather the most donations to the Ella Curran Food Bank.

Police report

Police report for Nov. 15


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