Jolene Guzman

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CTE offers new experiences for students

Dallas High School junior Joe Foster said he’s never experienced a class like engineering.

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Christmas comes early

Car Doctor’s Young donates car to family in need

When Christina Smith found out she would be the owner of a new-to-her car, she was in disbelief.

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Contract talks reach impasse

Negotiations between Falls City and Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District seem to be at square one after a meeting Thursday between officials of both entities.

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City council votes to terminate Foggin

Update: Council hires Greg Ellis as interim manager

The Dallas City Council voted to part ways with City Manager Ron Foggin in a 5-to-4 vote Monday night.

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A helping hand

Mike McConnell’s philosophy on giving his time is “if somebody doesn’t do it, it doesn’t get done.”

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Dallas thespians charm in play

High school theater students put on ‘Cinderella Kids,’ opening Friday

The advanced theater class at Dallas High School is condensing all the magic of a Disney classic into 30 minutes in its production of “Cinderella Kids.”

Foggin, city part ways

Vote to terminate comes after three-hour executive session

Dallas City Council votes to terminate City Manager Ron Foggin.

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He’s making a list and checking it twice

Santa is ready to visit Polk County

With the Thanksgiving weekend behind us, communities in Polk County turn their thoughts to Christmas.

Library to remain open through at least Aug. 31

The Wagner Community Library will remain open at least until Aug. 31, enough time to complete the 2018 summer reading program.

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Grand jury clears sheriff’s office in shooting

A Polk County grand jury cleared Polk County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kevin Haynes and Deputy Kelly Lorence in the shooting death of Baltazar Escalona-Baez, 17, of Silverton.

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