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Threatening text message causes school lockdown

A juvenile who threatened to “shoot up” a Dallas school on Oct. 18, causing a lockdown, had no intentions of following through on that threat, police said.

Population growth behind Monmouth zoning change

Population growth has prompted a zoning change in Monmouth.

PUBLIC AGENDA

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

SCHOOL NOTES

School notes for Oct. 25

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DHS to perform ‘Little Shop’

Thankfully August’s total solar eclipse didn’t bring us anything like Audrey II.

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Property tax bills are on the way

Property tax bills are in the mail, or should be soon, and many owners will see a reduction in their taxes for 2017-18, said Polk County Assessor Doug Schmidt.

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Can you solve the mystery?

A murderer hides among Dallas’ colorful cast of characters.

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Welcome to your nightmare

Warning: Organizers of “Welcome to the Movies,” a haunted house at 877 Main St., Dallas, ask all who enter to sign a waiver.

Salem Health West Valley receives award

The Oregon Office of Rural Health has recognized Salem Health West Valley hospital as the top performing Critical Access Hospital for the second year in a row.

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Central stages ‘The Addams Family’

The angst and pain that comes from growing up — for both teenagers and their parents — is perhaps the biggest story told in “The Addams Family: the Musical.”

Leaf collection to begin in Dallas

Leaves are falling, so that means Dallas’ two fall leaf collections weekends are coming up.

News in brief

News in brief for Oct. 25

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.

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