Bambinos begins classes, offers more ‘adult time’
Like the children the organization serves, Bambinos is growing.
Jan Ahrendt simply wanted a new cover photo for the Dallas Oregon Community Bulletin Board Facebook page.
The Polk County Board of Commissioners may join the city of Independence in a grant application to pay for a study looking at ways to provide broadband internet service countywide.
The Falls City School District secured a loan to begin the first phase of building a new gym and classroom facility at Falls City Elementary School.
In the face of Falls City area residents’ concerns, members of Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District Board vowed Monday night to strike a new contract with the city for fire service.
An Oregon School Boards’ Association review of Dallas Community School, a charter school in Dallas, found it is out of compliance with state instructional hours requirements.
Statewide elections start early this year with a special election on Jan. 23.
Christopher Younk wasn’t yet 2 years old when he went on his first hunting/camping trip with his family.
Two trucks belonging to Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District were pulled from Falls City Fire’s station Tuesday morning, changing the city's firefighters' ability to respond to rural areas around Falls City.
Christina Lorenz, Perrydale’s agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, is Oregon’s “Teachers Turn the Key Award” recipient for 2017.
Fire department, district work to rebuild without formal agreement
The contract between Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District and the city of Falls City will end officially on Monday.
The Falls City City Council gave city staff the nod Dec. 14 to pursue putting a five-year levy on the May 2018 primary election ballot to support its fire department.
Dallas firefighter Zach Leigh wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “SoCal Ablaze.”
Jason Locke on leave until off Jan. 2 as his department is eliminated, reorganized
The Dallas City Council voted to eliminate the Community Development Department, and its director, Jason Locke, on Dec. 20 as part of a restructuring of city departments.
Domenica Protheroe, the soon-to-be retired Falls City city clerk, left some parting advice for city leaders.
A new judge is presiding over cases in Polk County Circuit.
Project collects 350,000 pounds of food for those in need from Dallas to Coos Bay
Food collections for the annual Food For All drive, spearheaded by Perrydale FFA, was nearing 350,000 pounds last week.
Classes will mirror industry standards in modern workshop
A shop makeover is in store for Perrydale Schools thanks to a $372,286 Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant.
Keagan, 8, raises cash to buy toys for kids in need this Christmas
Keagan Graves took the baton from his older brother, Collin, and now he’s the adorable boy peddling mistletoe during the holiday season.
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.
Event switches focus from ‘at risk’ to aiding people who are unsheltered now
The Polk County Homeless Connect is sharpening its focus for the event in 2018.
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.
Jeremy Gordon isn’t used to his new title yet.
Debbie McCleery created Kindness Club when she decided the best healing was through helping.
The Itemizer newsroom is back for some baking goodness ... we hope
The 2017 Itemizer Bakeoff Challenge
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.
The Dallas City Council named Greg Ellis its interim city manager during a special meeting on Dec. 6.
Dallas High School junior Joe Foster said he’s never experienced a class like engineering.
High school theater students put on ‘Cinderella Kids,’ opening Friday
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.”
Car Doctor’s Young donates car to family in need
When Christina Smith found out she would be the owner of a new-to-her car, she was in disbelief.
Update: Council hires Greg Ellis as interim manager
The Dallas City Council voted to part ways with City Manager Ron Foggin in a 5-to-4 vote Monday night.
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.
Mike McConnell’s philosophy on giving his time is “if somebody doesn’t do it, it doesn’t get done.”
Vote to terminate comes after three-hour executive session
Dallas City Council votes to terminate City Manager Ron Foggin.
The Wagner Community Library will remain open at least until Aug. 31, enough time to complete the 2018 summer reading program.
Coordinator to get high-schoolers away from going to college for sake of college
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.
Santa is ready to visit Polk County
With the Thanksgiving weekend behind us, communities in Polk County turn their thoughts to Christmas.
A Polk County grand jury cleared Polk County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kevin Haynes and Deputy Kelly Lorence in the shooting death of Baltazar Escalona-Baez, 17, of Silverton.
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.
Thursday morning Richard Faber uttered a phrase that people should get used to hearing from him: “Make sure you put your seat belt on.”
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.
Jeremy Gordon quickly fell in love with Falls City when he and his wife moved to town a little more than two years ago.
Improving sidewalks was the subject of a long Monmouth City Council discussion Nov. 7 in a work session that followed the regular council meeting.
The city of Dallas plans to form a citizens committee to examine and make recommendations on how to spend the city’s street maintenance budget.
Christopher Scadden wants the students in his acting class to let their anger show.
Members Dallas High School’s Interact Club learned this week the impact of a decision it made two years ago.
Terry Ungricht, the mayor and city manager of Falls City, resigned his mayoral responsibilities on Thursday.
The Dallas Urban Renewal District may extend the duration of its district, possibly another 10 or more years.
Polk County Public Health officials confirmed a case pertussis or whooping cough was at Dallas High School on Thursday.
Saturday’s Dallas Make-a-thon was about more than building prototypes.