DALLAS — Becoming an Eagle Scout is something of a tradition in Dallas Troop No. 288 member Kyle Reed’s family.
DALLAS — The Friends of the Dallas Aquatic Center is much closer to its goal of providing $50,000 in support to the DAC, thanks to a donation made in the memory of Paul Mannen.
FALLS CITY — A Falls City man faces charges of menacing and resisting arrest after he reportedly caused a disturbance at Falls City City Hall on Thursday.
INDEPENDENCE — Jacob Luty upheld his Scout oath “to help other people at all times” as he and his team made sure their neighbors, near and far, were prepared in the event of an emergency.
MONMOUTH — The Monmouth Budget Committee discussed budgets for the public works department, management and other funds including the Monmouth-Independence Network service debt on May 7.
DALLAS — Would you like to put on a play with just one full rehearsal with all the cast present before the first performance?
POLK COUNTY — Our special district election coverage continues with the questionnaire responses from candidates running for Central and Perrydale school boards.
INDEPENDENCE/MONMOUTH — Central School District Superintendent Jennifer Kubista has stacks of poster boards in her office with feedback, in English and Spanish, from the chats she’s hosted the last couple of months.
DALLAS — Bob Collins, the owner of the Blue Garden at 827 Main St. in downtown Dallas, likens the restaurant’s revival to the mythical rise of the phoenix from the ashes of its own destruction.
DALLAS — One of Dallas Downtown Association’s goals is to make Dallas a bike-friendly town. It just received a big boost in the form of a $200,000 grant from the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Program.
DALLAS – The Dallas Downtown Association and a building owner Marlene Cox received a $200,000 Main Street Revitalization Grant help build a bike hostel on the upper floors of Latitude One restaurant and a yoga studio in downtown Dallas.
POLK COUNTY — The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training at their April 25 meeting affirmed the recommendation of the DPSST to revoke a former Polk County Deputy’s certification.
INDEPENDENCE — Eric Dale Hedrick, 47, of Independence, pleaded guilty on April 23 to six counts of identity theft and one count of aggravated identity theft. Dismissed were one count of first-degree forgery, one count of first-degree theft and 11 counts of identity theft.
DALLAS — When former city manager Roger Jordan and the Dallas City Council began the project to build a new senior center in Dallas in 2001, they didn’t expect it would be nearly 20 years before construction started.
POLK COUNTY — We are starting our coverage of local school board races with the Dallas School Board. Both posts up for election on the Dallas board attracted candidates, with Position No. 2 bringing in three candidates, incumbent Matt Posey and challengers Leland Schlenker and Scott C. Short…
DALLAS — For nine years, this week had been the opening of the season for Polk County Bounty Market. With the city of Dallas taking over events — including the market — that will change.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — At a joint work session on April 23, Monmouth and Independence city councils heard about a proposal to form a continuum of care with neighboring communities in Marion and Yamhill counties.
DALLAS — The Dallas School Board approved a change in the current school year’s calendar to allow teachers to join a statewide walkout at the Capitol in Salem to ask lawmakers for more education funding.
Monmouth – The echoes of drums are not far off in the distance. Western Oregon University's Multicultural Student Union Powwow is set to take off Saturday at noon in the Werner University Center at WOU.
INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Police Department received its second consecutive award of law enforcement accreditation at the recent Oregon Association Chiefs of Police annual conference.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Everybody needs a little help sometimes, even the people who normally do the helping.A chaplaincy program shared by Independence and Monmouth police departments and Polk County Fire District No. 1 now has five chaplains.
POLK COUNTY — After the 2013 public safety levy failed, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was cut to seven positions in patrol, and chances were slim that a minor property crime would be prosecuted.
FALLS CITY — The city of Falls City has applied for a Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (Rare) worker to help with economic development-focused city projects.
DALLAS — No criminal charges were filed, but some employees in the Dallas office of Department of Human Services said they believe the teen who accused two DHS workers of having sex in the same room as him, according to Oregon State Police records.
DALLAS — The Polk County Budget Committee gave tentative approval to the 2019-20 budget last week following two days of hearings from each department.
MONMOUTH — Monmouth city councilors want to keep community engagement on the top of their focus, but did not add it as an official goal approved on April 2 during a February team building session.
- Falls City man arrested after making threats
- Gale’s Lodge to welcome veterans soon
- From volunteer to chief
- A new boutique hotel will welcome guests this summer
- Police logs and arrest report
- Public safety levy passing in early results
- Paula Rae Riha
- May 21 Special District Election
- Dallas to relive ‘Promise’
- Monmouth budget committee talks public works, Minet debt