Jolene Guzman

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Extreme growers in Dallas

Zelma Edwards calls the watermelon she’s been nurturing all summer and fall “the baby.”

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Group takes on 2018 summer events

From the perspective of city and business leaders in Dallas, summer 2017 — highlighted by the solar eclipse — was like a downtown revival.

Falls City hires new city code enforcer

Code enforcement in Falls City is back on track.

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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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Central student help produce suicide prevention video

Power Peers class members plan and act in "Alone"

Jacob Hamilton gazes at a card that says: “Need to talk to someone?” as he wakes up in the morning.

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County requests Highway 22 safety corridor

ODOT determining if the highway qualifies

The Polk County Board of Commissioners is awaiting word from the Oregon Department of Transportation on a request to re-establish a safety corridor on Highway 22.

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Fair attendance, revenue increases

Attendance and revenue were up for the Polk County Fair in 2017, mostly the result of pleasant weather on the fair’s closing day, said Fair Manager Tina Andersen.

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Cooper takes hobby to new level

Darrell Cooper quit bowling for a decade following a shoulder injury that affected his ability to play one of his favorite sports.

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City to gauge support

City hires firm to research public safety building options

The city of Dallas has hired a consultant to help gauge support for solutions to improve its police and fire stations — including building a facility to house both departments.

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