Jolene Guzman

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Memorial Day remembrances

Two friends from Lebanon visit grave of brother-in-law, World War II veteran, in Dallas Cemetery.

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County facilities bond fails

Repairs and updates to Polk County’s facilities will have to wait.

FCSD budget includes gym money

The 2017-18 Falls City School District budget includes money to hire more teachers and, depending on how the bids come in, build an elementary school gym.

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Proposed increase for aquatic center

Dallas’ Administration Committee recommended a 10 percent rate increase at the Dallas Aquatic Center.

SW Polk bond approved

Chief Fred Hertel, Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District’s administrator, is breathing a sigh of relief after voters on May 16 approved the district’s 15-year, $5.2 million bond.

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Election brings good news for fire district, bad news for county

Southwestern Polk bond passes, while the county's goes down in narrow vote.

Chief Fred Hertel, Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District’s administrator, is cautious about his reaction to the district getting a “yes” vote on its 15-year, $5 million bond.

Man charged with assault

Dallas Police officers arrested a Dallas man Thursday on attempted assault and menacing charges after he allegedly tried to run over a man and threw an ax at a woman following an argument.

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Dallas Committee approves 2017-18 city budget

The Dallas Budget Committee approved the city’s 2017-18 budget, but not without a debate over the $30,000 added to pay for a recreation coordinator.

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Bringing dinos to life

Watched “Jurassic Park” lately — the original? Remember how chillingly real the dinosaurs appeared?

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Books for Bikes keeps students motivated for reading

Oakdale Heights Elementary students were buried in books through the month of April, hoping for a chance to win a bike.

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