Vernon A. Smith
A guide to events in and around Polk County
The Dragons will face St. Helens and Southridge in the two-day event.
From our readers
The Monmouth-Independence Biddy Ball Program starts on Jan. 12.
Dustin Chapman saved a man from drowning in Rickreall Creek
Falls City teachers get art education
Dallas hosts Booster Club Tournament; Central travels to Redmond.
The year in quotes
Listen to the voices of the community
Fee caused controversy among students
Firefighters respond to Monmouth garage fire
Classes will begin as scheduled winter term
Round-up of weekly crime reports
Tyler Lankheet's 17 points and clutch shooting down the stretch help the Dragons upend their longtime nemesis.
District officials are looking for community input on a possible new name
Neighborhood group forms to keep an eye on things
The Buckaroos rally in the final quarter, but the Pirates hold on for their sixth victory.
The Panthers will have played 11 consecutive games on the road before hosting Sweet Home Jan. 4 in its Capital Conference opener.
Listen to voicesof Polk County
The Pirates win by 36 points, but head coach Terry Newton is not overly impressed.
The Lady Panthers have gone through some tough times early in the season but have reason to smile after this one.
The Dragons' Tyler Lankheet scores 17 points and hits some clutch shots down the stretch.
A little basketball, a little wrestling and a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Registration is underway for the Panthers Kids Wrestling Club.
Dallas rallies from a 25-3 deficit but falls just short in the end for new coach Jeff Davis.
There's good and bad news for local communities
Police say case points to need to keep an eye on transient salespeople
DALLAS -- The Dallas Firefighters' Association named its 2002 officers in a Dec. 13 ceremony.
MONMOUTH -- Five people were left homeless when a fire destroyed a home at 489 McDonald Lane in Monmouth Dec. 14.
The misadventures of an amateur Santa
To save a stranger, Dallas woman gives of herself
Local organizations ready to honor those who help the community
Central High School student put on traditional ceremony
Christmas cheer and blood drawings need you
What's happening in Polk County
Donald Henry Pedigo
Christmas helpsus be better people
Dallas grad Kim Villwock shines at Western Baptist; John Chase ties Dallas golf course record.
The weather is wet and cold, but winter sports action is heating up.
The same recipe leads to losses against North Salem and Rex Putnam.
Michael Rivers, William Moore, Tyler Thackeray and Umby Monroni finish in 1:46.23.
Post David Stark pours through 27 points in the championship game.
The Panthers follow a disappointing loss with a satisfying victory.
An ode to Ken Kesey, 1935-2001
INDEPENDENCE -- Jennifer Keen of Independence has been chosen as the new executive director of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce.
Company still in battle with Weyerhaeuser
Muriel D. Smith
Despite support, wrestling coach fails to sway school board
Dallas High grad joins the Marines in uncertain times
DALLAS -- The Dallas Fire department investigated a suspicious powder at a private residence Dec. 10.
Agenda lists local meetings of government and educational bodies and business organizations. To submit items or make changes, call Tom Henderson at 503-623-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DALLAS -- The Dallas Education Association has filed a formal grievance against the school district for suspending Scott Rollins Oct. 31.
Wolfe wins 'Sheriff of the Year' honors
Agency rewards local flood prevention
So many ways to serve
Five years of loving care gets Monmouth home on the National Register
Stressed students learn the science of taking it easy
Highway of Death to get needed improvement dollars
Central student's plans will be used for building Oregon Coast house
(Just ask a Disney character)
Your help needed to make the holidays bright
Company down to 350
Sides still have disagreements
Polk County Museum exhibit features miniature logging town
County tops priorities as state, feds spend funds
Saving face -- and Hyde
12/5 NEWS western tree
SEC B Curt 12/5
University president's decision sends ripples through WOU campus
Mark Charles Sims
Christmas cheer, blood drawing need you
Vet remembers day the world changed
Dallas High production gives students the chance to act like kids again
Christmas pageant brings together entire Rickreall community
from our readers
When and where local civic and government organizations meet
'Four Freedons' speech is still relevant today
PERRYDALE -- Perrydale High School's senior class is about to get a lot bigger.
PERRYDALE -- Whether it's in Polk County or farther away, students at the Perrydale School want to make sure everyone has food for the holidays.
Scheming parents, shrewd shopping elves and a Southern Santa
Elementary school gets new glory