Jolene Guzman

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Late-night brawl leads to broken window

West Valley Taphouse was in clean-up mode Friday night after the business’ front window was smashed during a late-night fight involving a group of people.

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The art of the tattoo comes to Dallas

Denise Allen decided it was time for a change.

Falls City to adjust historic landmark commission

The Falls City City Council approved the first step of opening the city’s Historic Landmark Commission to people who are not residents, but only if they have expertise in historic preservation.

New public works director on the job

The city of Dallas’ new Public Works Director Frank Anderson capped his first day on the job meeting the Dallas City Council at its meeting Monday night.

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Craft weaves more than rugs

Ancient art sparks creativity, storytelling, learning at Kings Valley Charter School

Colin Linford didn’t know he was making a lounging spot for a guinea pig when the first-grader began his pint-sized weaving project on Thursday.

Dallas high could add new programs

Of people who do not finish high school, 80 percent say that they didn’t see how the skills they were learning in school would help them after graduation.

Community Corrections director to retire

Marty Silbernagel started his first job with Polk County at the age of 22. On June 30, nearly 30 years later, the Community Corrections director will retire.

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Dallas Fire & EMS make special delivery

It’s the kind of call medic crews long for, but rarely get to respond to — an opportunity to help bring life into the world instead of fighting to save it.

Commissioners put name behind olives

Board becomes co-applicant for grant to help local farmer

Polk County will be a co-applicant on a grant submission to the Oregon Water Resources Department that leaders hope could provide an innovative solution to farming on land difficult to irrigate.

Long road ahead to fix streets

Falls City struggles to find way to repair roads damaged from storms

This year’s harsh winter has been especially tough on paved streets in Falls City.

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