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Jolene Guzman

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Grant to help Falls City sewer

Business Oregon’s Community Development Block Program has awarded the city of Falls City a $330,000 grant for planning and engineering on a needed wastewater treatment plant upgrade.

March 21, 2018 noon read more..

DHS grad skis blind internationally

Bleich skis classical style, which puts the skis in grooves in the snow that serve as tracks. Unlike in many other situations, with cross-country skiing, he doesn’t have to move slowly or cautiously.

March 7, 2018 10 a.m. read more..

Dallas URD looks to armory site

The Dallas City Council — as the council and in its capacity as the Dallas Urban Renewal Agency Board — will consider moving the new senior center to the former armory property downtown.

February 28, 2018 noon read more..

CASA seeks volunteers to help kids

Polk County CASA (Court-appointed Special Advocates) is ever-so-close to achieving its goal to provide a CASA for every child in foster care, but it needs more volunteers to get there.

February 28, 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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..



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