Flu cases decreasing in Oregon

Flu season may be loosening its grip on the Western states as the week ending Jan. 27 is the second week reports of flu activity in the region have decreased.

February 7, 2018 noon read more..

Council changes Ellis' contract

The Dallas City Council voted 8-1 on Monday to amend interim City Manager Greg Ellis’ contract to allow him to apply to be the permanent city manager.

February 7, 2018 noon read more..

Committee rejects senior center move

The Dallas Urban Renewal District Advisory Committee rejected a proposal to move the planned new Dallas Senior Center to the former armory site in downtown Dallas.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..

Monmouth house set ablaze

Saturday shortly after 2 p.m., the house at 135 Broad St. N. in Monmouth began to burn. Polk County Fire District No. 1 firefighters finished carefully creating ventilation points for the fire to get into walls and the attic, and set scattered hay ablaze using flares.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..

County to reconsider $10M bond

An architect’s assessment of the Polk County’s courthouse complex in downtown Dallas estimated that nearly $10 million in upgrades are needed.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..

Polk Connect provides services

The Polk County Homeless Connect began in 2012 with the idea to both get an accurate count of homeless individuals in the county and to help get them into permanent housing.

January 24, 2018 noon read more..

Rickreall woman places at farm meet

In 2009, Jenny Freeborn watched as the final four competitors in the National Youth Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet worked together to propose solutions to challenges facing farmers.

January 24, 2018 noon read more..

For the love of song

Not long ago, Laura Dotson, the volunteer music director at Sheridan Japanese School, had to go to rehearsals with sunglasses and ear plugs.

January 24, 2018 noon read more..

Public agenda

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

January 24, 2018 noon read more..

Smart meters come to Indy

Pacific Power has started replacing meters with smart meters — and Independence and Polk County are the first to receive them.

January 17, 2018 noon read more..


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