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Jolene Guzman

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Celebrating Dallas

A commitment to serving seemed to be the unofficial theme to the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce’s 61st Dallas Community Awards.

February 21, 2018 noon read more..


BOC places levy on May ballot

Following two public hearings on Feb. 14, the Polk County Board of Commissioners voted to prepare a 15-year, $9.7 million bond measure for maintenance and repair of the courthouse buildings to appear on the May 15 ballot.

February 21, 2018 noon read more..
 

Twelve Angry Jurors

Twelve jurors gather in a room with one window on a hot summer day. They are there to decide if a 19-year-old man is guilty of killing his father.

February 20, 2018 3:45 p.m. read more..
      

Welcome win for Panthers

Central wrestler Gabriel Padilla took down his opponent Gatelyn Anderson to the delight of the Central contingent at Thursday’s dual meet between the Panthers and Lebanon.

February 7, 2018 noon read more..


Panthers pull a win

The Central girls basketball team outscored, out-hustled and altogether outplayed the Lebanon Warriors Friday night in the Panther Pit, winning 43-15 to move to 17-1 on the season.

February 7, 2018 noon read more..


Grace under pressure

Central swimmer Grace Holstad missed qualifying for the 2017 state championship in the 100-meter butterfly by 0.12 seconds.

February 7, 2018 noon read more..


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..
 

Ellis to ask for permanent job

The Dallas City Council will discuss Interim City Manager Greg Ellis’ contract, including possibly removing the “interim” label and making him the city’s permanent leader.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..


Raises go to next level

The Polk County Compensation Committee approved a recommendation for raises for the county’s elected officials and an increase in the stipend for the district attorney and treasurer.

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..
 

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..


Panthers pull a win over Dragons

The showdown between Central and Dallas’ girls basketball teams was a scrappy, bodies-on-the-floor kind of affair that was competitive into the fourth quarter.

January 31, 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..


District, charter to work it out

A crowd of parents of Dallas Community School students gathered in the Dallas School District’s board room Monday night worried that the district might consider shutting down the charter school.

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..
 

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..
    

SW Polk hopes for new contract

In the face of Falls City area residents’ concerns, members of Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District Board vowed Monday night to strike a new contract with the city for fire service.

January 10, 2018 noon read more..
  

Lorenz receives award

Christina Lorenz, Perrydale’s agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, is Oregon’s “Teachers Turn the Key Award” recipient for 2017.

January 3, 2018 noon read more..
  

Southwest pulls trucks Tuesday

Two trucks belonging to Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District were pulled from Falls City Fire’s station Tuesday morning, changing the city's firefighters' ability to respond to rural areas around Falls City.

January 3, 2018 noon read more..
 

Falls City considers fire levy

The Falls City City Council gave city staff the nod Dec. 14 to pursue putting a five-year levy on the May 2018 primary election ballot to support its fire department.

December 27, 2017 noon read more..
  

Mistletoe for a cause

Keagan Graves took the baton from his older brother, Collin, and now he’s the adorable boy peddling mistletoe during the holiday season.

December 20, 2017 noon read more..
 

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