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Jolene Guzman

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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..

Focus groups inconclusive

Focus groups evaluating plans to build an all-in-one public safety building in Dallas didn’t provide much insight into how voters would respond if the Dallas City Council put the proposal on the ballot.

December 13, 2017 3:52 p.m. read more..

DHS, business leaders want to collaborate

If the education and business leaders developing Dallas High School’s career and technical education program have their way, all the work done in the last year is just the tip of the iceberg.

December 13, 2017 3:22 p.m. read more..

Akha farm owners arrested last week

The owners of the Akha Farm in Falls City, Matthew McDaniel and Michu Uaiyue, were arrested last week on assault, mistreatment, and sexual abuse charges involving a teen girl.

December 13, 2017 noon read more..

Dallas thespians charm in play

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.”

December 6, 2017 noon read more..

A helping hand

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

December 6, 2017 noon read more..

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.

December 6, 2017 noon read more..

CTE aims to bring career focus to youth

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.

November 29, 2017 noon read more..

Boil water notice lifted in Dallas

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.

November 28, 2017 4:54 p.m. read more..

Oh Christmas tree

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.

November 22, 2017 noon read more..

District considers new bond

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.

November 8, 2017 1:43 p.m. read more..

Make-a-thon inspires

Imagine building a high-tech greenhouse or chicken coop in one day — with no programming experience going in.

November 8, 2017 1:26 p.m. read more..

Dallas school district to sell remainder of bond

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.

November 1, 2017 3:08 p.m. read more..

Land annexed, rezoned

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.

November 1, 2017 noon read more..

LaCreole paving finished

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.

November 1, 2017 noon read more..


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