Saturday, May 18, 2013
Covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and surrounding areas since 1868
DALLAS -- An 18-year search for a missing Dallas girl came to an odd conclusion this week as the girl, Ashlyn Wilson, and her mother and apparent abductor Tara S. Wilson, turned themselves into the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Providing a helping hand
DALLAS -- American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Polk County will host a complimentary luncheon for survivors, their families and caregivers on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Dallas High School track.
PERRYDALE -- Perrydale School Board candidate John Johnston sent a letter to district voters recently, expressing -- among other concerns -- an environment of "retaliation and intimidation" toward students by school administrators and staff.
POLK COUNTY -- As you fill out your ballot for Tuesday's election, you may have noticed a few local school, water, fire or cemetery district board seats without candidates.
POLK COUNTY -- Registered voters in Polk County have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to return their ballots for the May 21 vote-by-mail election.
The following are races that are, for the most part, Polk County specific that will appear on the May 21 vote-by-mail general election. For a complete list of races and measures on your ballot, consult your county or state voters pamphlets.
DALLAS -- A fire in the 400 block of Southwest Washington Street on Thursday destroyed a home and vehicle and caused significant damage to a neighboring house.
DALLAS -- Needless to say, after wet and cold springs the last few years, many Oregonians are enjoying the more consistent sunshine and above average temperatures spring 2013 has offered thus far.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The Historic Commissions of Monmouth and Independence are sponsoring a Historic Preservation Celebration on Saturday.
INDEPENDENCE -- The city of Independence is taking part in a project that may help connect local farmers with the businesses and institutions wanting to buy their products.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Monmouth and Independence will be spruced up during the two communities' annual Cleanup and Beautification Day, set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Polk County Cultural Coalition distributes $10,575 in grants*Library in Dallas will trade food items for overdue fines*Dallas Planning Commission seeking volunteer member
MONMOUTH -- Matt Seely and William Mary have had a painfully long year.
*Downtown property may have buyer*Firm adds to Polk wine portfolio*Hardware store plans prize drawing
DALLAS -- Being mentally prepared in an emergency could save your life.
PERRYDALE -- The most significant change in Perrydale School District's 2013-14 school year budget is an increase in Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) rates.
DALLAS -- The Dallas School District received some good news from the Oregon Department of Education -- more than $250,000 in good news.
FALLS CITY -- Since February, the Falls City School District has been without an in-school mental health worker.
FCHS senior's project gives kids an equine experience
*Open house set for Project ACHIEVE*Kids, Inc. planning big celebration*KVCS to hold movie night fundraiser*CCC summer registration to start*CHS senior receives MICAA award*Dallas student gets 4-H scholarship
MONMOUTH -- Monmouth police arrested a man on multiple charges of encouraging child sex abuse May 7 after a weeklong investigation.