Thursday, April 24, 2014
Covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and surrounding areas since 1868
Bees were busy buzzing in the orchards at Wildman Farm in Dallas on a recent sunny day as cherry blossoms created a sea of white flowers. Sunshine brought out the blossoms, flowers and other signs of spring, but that has given way to familiar “April showers” this week. Rainy patterns look as though they will stick around for several days.
Dallas superintendent one of two candidates being considered
Dallas’ Grace Scatterday honored by group for her dedicated service
County decision closes medical cannabis dispensary in West Salem
Challengers seek to replace Berger
White’s Collision Service opening new auto body facility in Dallas on May 5
MONMOUTH — Central School District Superintendent Buzz Brazeau asked the Monmouth City Council to consider helping pay the salary for a school resource officer, something the schools have been lacking since 2011.
FALLS CITY — The Budget Committee in Falls City made short work of approving the city’s 2014-15 budget last week.
INDEPENDENCE — Jacqueline Hernandez-Romero, 18, of Independence was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash on Stryker Road on Thursday.
DALLAS — Three Dallas area teens are facing felony theft and misdemeanor firearms possession charges following last week’s investigation into a report of stolen handguns.
DALLAS — Dallas Main Street Diner opened last week in the former Red Chopstick location at 433 Main St., Dallas.
*Cover Oregon assistance available*Candidate forums slated this week*Monmouth to celebrate Arbor Day*County Fair needs superintendents*Budget committee member sought
POLK COUNTY — Dallas and Central school districts both held their first budget committee meetings Monday night, offering good news for area schools and students.
SALEM — Chemeketa Community College President Cheryl Roberts accepted a job as president of Shoreline Community College in Seattle after Shoreline’s board unanimously voted to offer her the job on Monday night.
INDEPENDENCE — Al Oppliger, 82, Independence High School Class of 1950, still remembers the three-story building where he learned typing and had band.
Grant helping Dallas School District employees get fit
Locals garner recognition at WOU
*Student artwork displayed at library*MES set to host carnival on Friday*'Young Rembrandts' art session set*Donations sought for KVCS event*Scholarships available through DRV