DALLAS — The Dallas Urban Renewal improvement project on Main Street in downtown Dallas may continue until late November.
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MONMOUTH — The expansion of the Monmouth-Independence Network has affected the company’s bottom line, said Monmouth City councilor Chris Lopez in his Nov. 5 report to council.
INDEPENDENCE — it’s been about nine years since the last franchise agreement between the city of Independence and Brandt’s Sanitary Service was agreed upon.
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council approved giving the Dallas Area Visitors Center $15,000 to help keep the organization open for the next seven months.
Polk County Fire District No. 1 swore in seven employees at their September board meeting. Information about each of them was provided by Polk Fire District No. 1 Chief Ben Stange.
DALLAS – The Dallas School District is now in its fourth year as a “target” district for its English language learner program, a designation that allows the state to offer financial assistance to the district.
DALLAS – The Dallas School District hasn’t purchased curriculum for any subject at any grade level for 10 years. For some subjects, the last time the district brought in new curriculum was 20 years ago.
INDEPENDENCE — Dave Upton isn’t a train hobbyist. He doesn’t have one at home. But his face lights up when he talks about the display he’s been working on for the last couple of months.
DALLAS – Geologist and geology instructor Sheila Alfsen found all the evidence she needed to believe that the Pacific Northwest will experience a major earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone at a conference in Denver.
DALLAS — The Dallas High School Theatre is taking audiences on a journey of discovery — with all the misfires and pitfalls along the way — in its production of “Pippin” opening on Thursday.
SALEM — Dallas resident Don Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about two and a half years ago. He said the worst thing people who receive that news can do is do nothing.
INDEPENDENCE — The Independence City Council voted on Oct. 8 to purchase a new building to house the Independence Heritage Museum.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians share some responsibility when it comes to road safety, especially in areas of high traffic, such as near schools.
DALLAS — Dyllan Michael David Coons, 20, of Dallas, pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to two of five charges stemming from a fatal crash Sept. 7, 2018, in Monmouth.
DALLAS — The Dallas Area Visitors Center and the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce are relocating temporarily to new offices before the end of the year as they look for new permanent locations for their respective organizations.
DALLAS — This month, all students at Lyle, Oakdale Heights and Whitworth elementary schools received free passes to the Dallas Aquatic Center, courtesy of the Friends of the Dallas Aquatic Center.
WEST SALEM — Dallas detective Darren Buchholz tackled and tried to restrain Scott Spangler before fatally shooting him during an attempted drug arrest at the West Salem Goodwill in September, according to reports released by the Salem Police Department.
Editor’s note: The Itemizer-Observer is referring to the minor victims in this case by their initials to protect their identity, at the request of Polk County Judge Monte Campbell.
MONMOUTH — More than 30 years after he was sexually assaulted by a pastor at the United Methodist Church in Monmouth, Michael Chapman is getting some closure.
DALLAS — Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton announced Thursday that a grand jury determined there should be no prosecution in the officer-involved shooting death of Scott Spangler at the West Salem Goodwill on Sept. 18.
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