Dallas High School junior Joe Foster said he’s never experienced a class like engineering.
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.”
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.
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.
Mike McConnell’s philosophy on giving his time is “if somebody doesn’t do it, it doesn’t get done.”
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.
Vote to terminate comes after three-hour executive session
Dallas City Council votes to terminate City Manager Ron Foggin.
Coordinator to get high-schoolers away from going to college for sake of college
Ask Dallas High School career technical education coordinator Tim Ray what one of his biggest pet peeves is and he will say it’s a student who goes to college who doesn’t know why.
The Wagner Community Library will remain open at least until Aug. 31, enough time to complete the 2018 summer reading program.
Santa is ready to visit Polk County
With the Thanksgiving weekend behind us, communities in Polk County turn their thoughts to Christmas.
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.
The city of Dallas lifted a boil water notice Tuesday afternoon that had been in effect in the neighborhood from Polk Station Drive west toward Douglas Street and north of Ellendale Avenue.
Thursday morning Richard Faber uttered a phrase that people should get used to hearing from him: “Make sure you put your seat belt on.”
Christmas trees, particularly the Noble fir variety, may be in short supply nationwide this year, but local tree farm operators say there should be plenty of trees to choose from this holiday season.
Jeremy Gordon quickly fell in love with Falls City when he and his wife moved to town a little more than two years ago.
Improving sidewalks was the subject of a long Monmouth City Council discussion Nov. 7 in a work session that followed the regular council meeting.
The city of Dallas plans to form a citizens committee to examine and make recommendations on how to spend the city’s street maintenance budget.
Christopher Scadden wants the students in his acting class to let their anger show.
Members Dallas High School’s Interact Club learned this week the impact of a decision it made two years ago.
Terry Ungricht, the mayor and city manager of Falls City, resigned his mayoral responsibilities on Thursday.
The Dallas Urban Renewal District may extend the duration of its district, possibly another 10 or more years.
Polk County Public Health officials confirmed a case pertussis or whooping cough was at Dallas High School on Thursday.
Saturday’s Dallas Make-a-thon was about more than building prototypes.
It’s not every day that someone opens a new business and finds that they have more time to spend with family and friends.
The Dallas School Board looked toward the future when it decided how to structure its 2014 bond payoff schedule before selling the remainder of its $17 million maintenance bond.
The Dallas Area Visitors Center is planning to spice up its events for 2018, and that effort is beginning with role changes.
Students and adults create prototypes
Imagine building a high-tech greenhouse or chicken coop in one day — with no programming experience going in.
Healthy growth in housing means bond could be paid off early, reduced taxes, or new bond ahead
Dallas school district to sell remainder of bondDallas School District will sell the remainder of its $17 million maintenance bond in December with an early payoff -- and room to issue more bonds, with voter approval, before payments end.
Valley Life Center to sell portion of land that once had an old grain elevator on it, keep some for future expansion
Dallas City Council approved a nearly 4.5-acre annexation and zoning change for a piece of property near Valley Life Center Church, 1795 SE Miller Ave.
A repair job repaving a driving lane on LaCreole Drive recently finished, after a NW Natural expansion project required tearing up part of the street and sidewalk.
Last two parcels along Southeast Godsey Road, Holman Avenue
The last two industrial sites along Southeast Godsey Road and Holman Avenue near the American Gas & Technology site in Dallas are up for auction on Nov. 15.
Water bills in Falls City will increase by $1.75 to pay for maintenance on backflow devices installed to prevent contamination in the water system.
Transformative. That’s the word AJ Foscoli used to describe his experience at one of Innovate Oregon’s all-day make-a-thon sessions.
GERVAIS — Central High School cross-country season came to a bittersweet end Thursday at the Mid-Willamette Conference District meet.
Another awaits for DDA’s 2018 mystery dinner
Just as one murder was solved, another one happened.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A house fire on Rueben Boise Road Tuesday night left two people displaced and the home with extensive damage.
Thankfully August’s total solar eclipse didn’t bring us anything like Audrey II.
A murderer hides among Dallas’ colorful cast of characters.
From the perspective of city and business leaders in Dallas, summer 2017 — highlighted by the solar eclipse — was like a downtown revival.
In Polk County, about one out of every 12 high school juniors say they have attempted suicide.
Code enforcement in Falls City is back on track.
Summerfest, the peak of summer events in Dallas, is undergoing a renovation.
Zelma Edwards calls the watermelon she’s been nurturing all summer and fall “the baby.”
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.
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.
Darrell Cooper quit bowling for a decade following a shoulder injury that affected his ability to play one of his favorite sports.
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.
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.
Exactly 20 years ago, during the 1997-98 school year Dallas High School offered seven programs that would now be called “career and technical education.”
Ansily Tulensru was hospitalized in May 2016, and after weeks of recovery, struggled to get back on her feet and deal basic needs, let alone long-term goals.