As wards of the state, foster children have a very different 18th birthday than most people. With no parents and no money, they face an uphill struggle.This school year, that all could change, thanks to a new Oregon law.August 22, 2001 midnight read more..
There will be no Falls City City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 27.August 22, 2001 midnight read more..
A hostile takeover bid didn't distract Willamette Industries from making its second appearance as the prince of the ball. Mark Elston, Willamette's Dallas plant manager, delivered a $100,000 check to the Valley Community Hospital foundation building fund at the foundation's annual summer gala Aug. 3.August 22, 2001 midnight read more..
Nothing can bring back those who have died from diseases caused by tobacco. For others, there is hope.August 22, 2001 midnight read more..
The annual salmon bake and auction returns to the historic Gentle House on Sunday, Sept. 9.August 22, 2001 midnight read more..
Derek Sanderson might be headed towards the Gulf of Mexico. Or so he hopes.August 22, 2001 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- The body of drowning victim Jerry Leroy DeRochier was recovered Aug. 11 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol. The body was found floating in the Willamette River about a half mile downriver from the initial boat accident that claimed his life Aug. 8.August 15, 2001 midnight read more..
The radon tests are in. And the Dallas school district did better, well enough to pass in nearly all cases.August 15, 2001 midnight read more..
Rick Igou took his wife and children to National Night Out activities Aug. 7 at Central High School.August 15, 2001 midnight read more..
Some recent high school graduates spend their summers in Hawaii, on the couch, maybe at amusement parks. Ask Athena Samerotte about the highlights of her summer, however, and she'll tell you about gazing upon a human femur.August 8, 2001 midnight read more..
"My dad got a sliver during one of my football games," said 17-year-old Jed Bowers. "He had an idea and we sort of ran with it."Jed and his brother Justin, 14, needed a community service project to become Eagle Scouts. The bleachers at Dallas High School needed sanding, routing, and a fresh coat of paint.August 8, 2001 midnight read more..
Spam.While others thought about all the good John Bollman did for the community during the cancer relay named in his honor, his family and friends had something else on their minds.Spam.The logo for the legendary sandwich meat was emblazoned on their tie-dyed T-shirts as they walked around the Dallas High School track.Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the relay was supposed to raise $28,000 toward cancer research. Walkers raised more than $41,180.August 8, 2001 midnight read more..
Just a month after getting slapped with a fine from the Department of Environmental Quality, Meduri Farms is in trouble again. ;Owner Joe Meduri is being fined $11,800 by the DEQ for letting wastewater from one of his cherry processing plants leak into Rickreall Creek.August 2, 2001 midnight read more..
Richard Ritchey knows about reptiles."You can tell if you're squeezing a lizard too tight because his eyes bug out."All very interesting. However, Liane Moser could have gone a few more years before being introduced to various lizards. Not to mention an assortment of snakes.August 2, 2001 midnight read more..