SALEM – If you have been to Willamette Town Center on Lancaster Drive in Salem recently, you may have noticed five new structures made of curious building material.
DALLAS — Santa’s elves have a little help, thanks to about 20 DallasRetirement Village residents who decided making toys for children is their mission.DRV residents Jim Baltimore and LeRoy Rempel, two frequent users ofthe DRV’s Hobby Center wood shop, helped give the project its start inDece…
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council approved requesting proposals for a study about the feasibility and cost of forming an independent fire district including the city and three other fire agencies.
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INDEPENDENCE — Not all calls Polk Fire District No. 1 responds to are emergencies. Though, to Barbara Tuohy, calling the department was the only answer she could think of a few weeks ago when she had a problem.
DALLAS — When former Polk County Assessor Doug Schmidt began working as a property appraiser in the office almost 29 years ago, changes to properties had to measured and calculated by hand.
DALLAS — The Murphy’s Grill sign was taken down Monday, as the now-closed restaurant is in the process of transforming into the new office of Dallas-based OpenRoad Transportation.
POLK COUNTY — Last week, Matt Smucker, Polk County Warming Centers coordinator, posted a note on Facebook that the warming centers were in need of grab-and-go and shelf-stable foods.
DALLAS — Dallas Fire & EMS awarded Ken Waller Officer of the Year and Zach Leigh Firefighter of the Year at its annual Sweethearts Awards Banquet at Pressed Coffee Roasters Café in Dallas on Feb. 9.
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council decided it would like to seek an interim city manager and extend its search for a permanent replacement for retiring City Manager Greg Ellis into the summer or early fall, rather than fill the seat by the end of June.
INDEPENDENCE — Central High School’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” has been a long time in the making.Vocal music and drama director Jeff Witt has been waiting about 20 years to put on the show.
POLK COUNTY — Local officials are looking for other options after the Salem City Council voted on Feb. 11 to decline to continue working toward building a third bridge spanning the Willamette River in Salem.
CRESCENT VALLEY — Participating in a one-day event because of winter weather, the Central High School girls and boys swim team and the Dallas High School boys swim team competed in the 5A Mid-Willamette Valley district swim meet, hosted by Crescent Valley.
CORVALLIS — The Dallas and Central high school wrestling teams fought hard over the weekend for a place at state at the OSAA 5A Mid-Willamette Conference wrestling district tournament, hosted by Crescent Valley High School.
DALLAS — The 62nd annual Dallas Community Awards is a night to recognize those who have faithfully volunteered on behalf of others or gone above and beyond in their career or business.
MONMOUTH — Togetherness, team work and community partnerships were at the forefront of messages by Monmouth and Independence mayors at the State of the City event at Independence Cinema on Feb. 8.
RICKREALL — The Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center board of directors was contemplating retiring its past-its-prime stage when Samuel Noack called Fair Manager Tina Andersen.
DALLAS — Dallas recently learned that Mint Valley Paper, a paper products manufacturing company, is making a serious move to come to town, but that may not be the only industrial interest the city’s seeing.
Three organizations submitted letters of intent to the Oregon Health Authority to apply for 2020-2024 coordinated care organization contracts, according to an OHA news release.
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