Polk deputy cleared in Salem shooting

A Marion County grand jury unanimously found on Monday that Polk County Deputy Sheriff Martin Watson was justified in using deadly force in the early morning of Sept. 30.

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Dallas man dies in car crash on Hwy 101

A Dallas man died when his car struck a tree on Highway 101 on Oct. 7.

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Nursing students look at whole health

Ansily Tulensru was hospitalized in May 2016, and after weeks of recovery, struggled to get back on her feet and deal basic needs, let alone long-term goals.

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A voice for the children of Uganda

Imani Milele Children's Choir tours fire station before performance

Dallas Fire & EMS volunteer Sean Condon, dressed in full firefighter’s gear, dared the group of children surrounding him to poke him in the eye.


Library calendar for Oct. 4


Community calendar for Oct. 4

Two sentenced to prison for drugs

Jeffrey Bledsoe, 48, and Adrienne Santrizos, 44, were sentenced on Sept. 25 to prison terms for their roles in selling large quantities of heroin, according to a press release from the Polk County District Attorney’s office.

Police report

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Monmouth looks at use-of-force policy

Updated wording to come back to council Oct. 17

Monmouth council tables some proposals, discusses city's growth.

Tryoneers bring year-round 4-H to Pedee

A new, year-round 4-H club has popped up in Pedee — the Tryoneers. The group has 15 signed up so far, and more are coming in, said Heather Traglia, Tryoneers 4-H leader.

News in brief

News in brief for Oct. 4

New business comes to Dallas

Jiffy Lube, Love Love Teriyaki to fill some town vacancies

Two additions to the Dallas business landscape are in the construction or remodeling phase, and a third in is negotiations with the city.

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Off to the (zucchini) races

Students at Mid-Valley Christian Academy filled the gymnasium on Friday afternoon to see whose zucchini creations would travel the fastest and farthest down a ramp.

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Council approves new license and fee

The Dallas City Council approved a new utility license and fee at Monday’s meeting.

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Wilkins excited to serve students at charter school

Sitting in Christy Wilkins’ office at Luckiamute Valley Charter School’s Bridgeport campus on a bustling Monday morning, you can hear children playing during recess.


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