The skatepark project has received two more substantial donations totaling $25,000. The donations, one from Willamette Industries for $10,000 and one from the Oregon Community Foundation for $15,000, bring the total amount raised to almost $85,000.November 29, 2000 midnight read more..
Jeff is small for a 10-year-old. The chair swallowed him as he sat in front of eight adults about to question him about what happened at school a few weeks ago. By now, Jeff knows that hitting a teacher can get you into serious trouble.November 24, 2000 midnight read more..
It's a weekend of decision for the Dragons of Dallas High School and Panthers of Central High School. The game tonight at Dallas against Churchill determines whether the Dragons will move forward in state playoff competition. The Panthers' contest Saturday afternoon answers the same question. Click on Sports for all the details. Click on sports tonight for the Dallas results and Saturday afternoon for the CHS game story.November 17, 2000 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE -- The family is getting together for Christmas. And they mean siness. Monmouth and Independence are getting together for one big celebration with the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, Monmouth Business Association and Independence Downtown Association taking care of the details.November 15, 2000 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Firefighters in Monmouth and Independence will be getting a new training facility for volunteers.November 15, 2000 midnight read more..
Polk County Public Health needs to work smarter, not harder. Even though county health staff puts forth a valiant effort, they need to negotiate, grant write and maximize what they've got to best serve the people of Polk County. That's what a $5,000 independent study has found.November 15, 2000 midnight read more..
;DALLAS -- The presidential election wasn't even close in the Dallas School District. The kids voted for George W. Bush by a margin of more than two to one. Of the 1,933 votes cast in all the district's schools, 1,103 went for Bush and 606 for Al Gore. Ralph Nader got the third highest number of votes, 160.November 12, 2000 midnight read more..
Florida on Wednesday began a judicious process of recounting every presidential ballot cast statewide, as Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush cautiously predicted the recount would bring him the victory he tasted for just a few short moments on Election Night. His Democratic rival, Vice President Al Gore, urged "respect for the rule of law" in a brief statement Wednesday afternoon as Florida officials began carefully counting ballots once again.November 8, 2000 midnight read more..
Only days remained. The 1998 Christmas show at the Polk County Fairgrounds was coming up. Ann Jimmerson had to get her Raggedy Ann dolls ready.There was another deadline. Ann had only days, hours really, left to live.[BR] Her liver was failing. Her vision was growing dim. Working on the dolls was difficult. But she kept on stitching and sewing. She explained why with one of the few breaths she had left.November 7, 2000 midnight read more..
Step inside the new $6 million aquatic center and you can't believe you're still in Dallas. It seems like a place this grand belongs in a much bigger city with a much bigger budget. But the new center is here thanks to community support and the vision and hard work of the city council and staff for almost 17 years.November 7, 2000 midnight read more..
The kids who gathered at the groundbreaking of the Dallas Skatepark on Nov. 3 have worked hard for three years waiting for this day to happen. If the weather cooperates, they might be breaking in the pipes and ramps in a few months.November 7, 2000 midnight read more..
Polk County has the money to remodel the old county jail for a juvenile detention facility but not enough money to operate it.November 7, 2000 midnight read more..
A healthy 77.1 percent of voters in Polk County turned out for this presidential election packed with 26 ballot measures statewide. Locally, Polk County made its voice heard decisively.November 7, 2000 midnight read more..
Presidential candidate George W. Bush wants to turn Head Start into Sesame Street. Without the mushy stuff. He thinks the 35-year-old federal program, born of the Johnson administration, needs to focus on preparing preschoolers to read, add and substract Period. Julie Wells, who oversees and supports the Head Start centers in Dallas and Independence, says there is a lot more to the program.November 1, 2000 midnight read more..
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Clinton signed legislation Oct. 30 to restore federal timber payments to pre-1990 levels. Polk County's share of the $260 million coming to Oregon is more than $2.3 million, an increase of more than $750,000 over what the county currently receives annually.November 1, 2000 midnight read more..
Week after week, month after month, Dallas residents have watched a fascinating work in progress called the Dallas Aquatic Center. Situated next to LaCreole Middle School, travelers along LaCreole Drive have witnessed the transformation of a nondescript field to a gleaming facility sporting sea green and aqua blue colors.November 1, 2000 midnight read more..