Western Days has good turnout

There was a good turnout for the four-day Independence Days Fourth of July celebration. “This year, between the two days that had fireworks, we had just over 21,000 paid people,” said Janice Thompson, chair of the Western Days commission. “There’s usually a large amount that come in before the gates go up.” Read more...

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CSD budget includes final PERS reserves

The Central School District Board of Directors on June 25 passed a $50.84 million budget for the 2018-19 school year. In a memo to the board, CSD Superintendent Jennifer Kubista said the “budget reflected a change in the reserve and contingency funds, as the district had planned ahead for increases in the Public Employee Retirement System.”

July 11, 2018 10:18 a.m. read more..

People sought for parade, dunk tank

Summerfest is fast approaching and organizers at the Dallas Area Visitors Center ask people to remember to sign up for a pair of events, one brand new and the other a longstanding tradition.

July 10, 2018 5:41 p.m. read more..

Dallas Forty to refresh facade

Dallas Forty will soon be known as Corby’s again. The downtown bar, located on Main Street, is the recipient of a Diamonds in the Rough grant through the state Historic Preservation Office.

July 10, 2018 5:29 p.m. read more..


Play it safe on the water

Taking a boat, kayak or flotation device onto the Willamette River throughout the summer months is a popular event for Polk County.

July 17, 2018 3:28 p.m. read more..

Studio Fuego on Fire

INDEPENDENCE — “Just dance, they will come.” It’s Olivia Ojeda-Hayes’ motto for the fitness studio that she and two other women own in downtown Independence, and it’s a phrase that describes the journey the trio have been on from the beginning of Studio Fuego.

July 17, 2018 3:08 p.m. read more..

Sports Schedule

Schedule Thursday, July 19 Demarini Dirtbags: Whitnell Dodgers at WOU, 2 p.m. doubleheader

July 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


IES choir sings at council
IES choir sings at council



Happy Fourth of July

It’s that time of year again, where we come out as a community and celebrate our nation’s birthday, Independence Day

June 27, 2018 noon read more..