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Polk Board of Commissioners race headed to recount

The race widened, but not by much, and certainly not enough to declare a winner without a recount.

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City ponders plan for fire station site

Warren St. building currently vacant

What is the best thing to do with the old fire station?

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Cooking tasty barbecue makes chef's heart beat

“I cook,” he said. “It’s what makes my heart beat. I’ve tried (other careers) trying to find what makes my heart beat, when all the time it was cooking.”

Dallas PD adds two to its ranks

Two familiar faces are now in training to become Dallas police officers.

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Falls City examines role of city manager position

Now the Falls City City Council is considering just what responsibilities that position should have.

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City will pick up cost of SDCs for senior center

The council unanimously approved paying the SDCs.

Teachers in Dallas receive DEF grants

The Dallas Education Foundation has awarded its fall 2014 teacher grants, totaling $6,000 for 20 grants.

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SCHOOL NOTES

*'Family Movie Night' slated at Lyle*Luncheon for seniors slated at CHS*Student mentors are needed at IES*Central High math team advances*Yearbook staff attends workshop*Choir fundraiser underway at CHS

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NATURE’S CLASSROOM

Talmadge students experience hands-on learning at outdoor school

“It’s a great opportunity for some of these kids living in a rural area who may not get to see these types of things, all in a safe environment,” said Youn Han, Trickle Creek site director.

Downtown Dallas merchants plan open houses

Want to do some pre-holiday shopping and win a free turkey for your effort?

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Two new members join Dallas City Council

The Dallas City Council will have two new faces come January.

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Johnson newly elected to Monmouth board

Royal Johnson will take a seat on the Monmouth City Council in January after winning one of three spots during the 2014 general election on Nov. 4.

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Falls City has new mayor in Ungricht

Challenger Terry Ungricht, who currently serves on the Falls City City Council, defeated incumbent Amy Houghtaling and challenger Jim Partridge in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Evans taking over House seat

Democrat Paul Evans of Monmouth will represent the district in Salem’s Capitol starting in January.

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Charter update requests OK'd in two communities

One was a squeaker, but voters in Falls City and Dallas approved new city charters on Election Night.

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