The city of Falls City voted to close Wagner Community Library effective June 30, 2018 if a solution to long-term funding is not found.
Jacob Timshel had a romantic vision in mind for how he would propose to his girlfriend, Crystal Pace, when the time was right.
The Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District Board meets Monday to discuss a new agreement between the district the city of Falls City.
The Dallas School Board approved three-year contracts with its teachers and classified employee unions on Sept. 11.
Housing authority employees allegedly joke to kill Beehner, get clients arrested
An employee of West Valley Housing Authority filed a tort claim notice alleging she was the victim of a co-worker’s “jokes” about killing or harming her.
About 1,500 pound of trash was collected on Saturday
Lilly Leturno and her grandmother Melanie Bellemore aren’t strangers to picking up litter.
Polk Fire Capt. Mike Kissell and members of Dallas Fire & EMS, Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District, Sheridan Fire and McMinnville Fire worked all night battling the blaze at the Eagle Creek Fire on Monday, Sept. 4.
Quest to reunite medal to hero’s descendents takes 12 years
After a 12-year search, Kevin Coady finally found the family of fallen U.S. Marine Pfc. Jack Carl Kightlinger.
U.S. Navy veteran Bob Dunn grinned and said the best thing about serving in the military was “the girls.”
Officers found suspect running down the street
A Dallas man is in Polk County Jail after being arrested Thursday on bank robbery charges.
Being a code services specialist is more than writing parking tickets and issuing warnings to homeowners to clean up their properties.
Amber Eaton, the new principal at Lyle Elementary School, is returning to what she considers her “roots” in her educational career.
Weather, contractor delays postponed project progress over the summer months, city says
Renovations at Gala Park, at the corner of Uglow Avenue and Hankel Street, are back on track after weather and contractor delays postponed the project over the summer.
Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Watson was at the ATM at Frink’s General Store in Falls City in mid-August when he was approached by a nervous 6-year-old girl.
Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is looking a little drier than normal for this time of year, and it isn’t because of the warm summer.
Tuesday marked the beginning of a new school year and a new school for Oakdale Heights Elementary School Principal Todd Baughman.
Michael Davis hasn’t gotten a lot of sleep lately.
Rotarians work to build a better world through local, international service projects
You see Dallas Rotarians hard at work during Summerfest’s Breakfast in the Park and Tom Newton Car Show every year.
Brandon Doeden had recently purchased a fixer-upper home outside of Monmouth on Airlie Road when his life screeched to a halt.
The project to update Dallas High School’s football field and track — if field fundraising is successful — will be completed over two years instead of one.
If you want a super pollinator in your backyard, build a bee box and fill it with tubes perfect for mason bee nests.
Eclipse chasers find joy, delight in Great American Eclipse viewing party in Polk
At about 9:25 a.m., Lisa Hoople looked up at the sun shortly after the Great American Eclipse began at Illahe Vineyards in Dallas.
Dallas Mayor Brian Dalton rolled out the welcome mat early for those looking for a place to watch the Great American Eclipse.
Mike McConnell wants to put Falls City Mayor Terry Ungricht in jail.
George Woodward likes Oregon honeybees.
The John Deere Gator stolen from the Falls City water treatment plant has been found, but the search is on for suspects in the theft.
Transportation legislation passed by the Oregon Legislature this last session will help local governments solve part of their street maintenance needs.
Brylie Emigh is only 8 months old, but is already carrying on a family tradition.
Falls City Neighborhood Watch
See something amiss in your neighborhood you call police, right?
Searchers found the body of a 5-year-old boy missing since Friday from Wallace Marine Park in West Salem.
The Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center buzzed Monday morning in the scramble to get everything ready for the venue’s event of the summer: The Polk County Fair.
AJ Foscoli, Dallas’ Economic Development Director, believes the next year or so has a lot in store for Dallas.
Cities use data to plan for long-range planning in Urban Growth Boundaries
The Population Research Center at Portland State University estimates that Polk County will grow at a yearly average of about 1.5 percent until 2035.
Members of the Dallas City Council will not be required to abide by the same social media rules as city employees.
Work at the school includes technology, fire alarm system update
Whitworth Elementary School’s summer seismic upgrade project is beginning to feel like a full-scale overhaul for district maintenance officials.
Louie Kazemier’s efforts to care for the environment weren’t always so appreciated.
Detective John Williams thought the Polk County Sheriff’s Office had the Glenn Pennie disappearance case solved in 2013.
Four, three, two, one.
Firefighters were able to save the home
Sharon Tebb gazed out a window of her home in the 8200 block of Buena Vista Road Monday evening and saw something unexpected -- and frightening.
City officials say the Dallas Police Department and Fire & EMS need new or upgraded facilities, especially the police department, which shares space in Dallas City Hall.
The Dallas Area Visitors Center is evaluating its annual slate of events to make sure they are meeting the mission of the organization.
First responders are ready for increase in visitors
First responders and emergency workers are preparing for the influx of people expected for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 and for the days around it, but they need our help.
Event brings together neighbors, law enforcement
Tuesday is National Night Out, an annual campaign promoting relationships between communities and their police and fire agencies, and several neighborhoods and groups are hosting events around the county.
It’s the ultimate choice at the family barbecue: chocolate cake or apple pie?
Caceu owns one of two olive farms in Polk County
Bogdan Caceu is searching for the “holy grail” of olive trees.
We could have thousands of visitors for the days before and after the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.
Solar eclipse viewers now have an option of camping in Falls City’s Upper Park and joining in a Great American Eclipse breakfast and viewing party on Aug. 21.
The city may finally have the last piece of the Mercer Reservoir watershed property purchase completed.
Granted they are submitted on time, two five-year operational levies will appear on the November ballot for Falls City voters, one for Wagner Community Library and another for the city’s fire department and streets.
County Administrator Greg Hansen will officially retire this summer, but he won’t leave right away.