Stories for June 2001

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Thursday, June 28

    

Wednesday, June 27

  

LaCreole students raise funds for Doernbecher students

Students at LaCreole Middle School wanted to give money to help local families with sick children pay their hospital costs. But since those families already had insurance, the middle schoolers took the $2,100 and went on a shopping spree.

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Star Photo joins PCL family

Having established themselves in the bakery business, officials at Partnerships in Community Living are now getting into photo processing.

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Girl's State!

On June 22, the Oregon Supreme Court reversed its historical sexual imbalance. Visitors to the court's stately third-floor chambers saw not one, but seven robed females hearing testimony while their colleagues looked on.

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Tickets on sale for Noises Off at Pentacle

Noises Off, the popular farce by Michael Frayan, is a "witty, slapsticky, quintessentially British play-within-a-play, about a traveling stage show in which everything that could go wrong does," says the Washington Post.

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Monkey Puzzle tree a rare find in Polk County

One of the most distinctive (some say bizarre) trees in the Dallas area is located at 1330 E. Ellendale Ave. It's hard to miss while driving along Ellendale into Dallas along the north side of the street, tucked into a grove of white oak.

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The Garden

Living in an apartment has meant a certain separation from the land. You buy produce at the grocery and leave the grounds to someone else.

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LaCreole students raise money for Doernbecher gifts

Students at LaCreole Middle School wanted to give money to help local families with sick children pay their hospital costs. But since those families already had insurance, the middle schoolers took the $2,100 and went on a shopping spree.

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Holiday period brings traffic safety blitz

The Dallas, Independence and Monmouth Police departments will participate in another 10-day traffic "blitz" period which starts Friday, June 29 and runs through Sunday, July 8.

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Friday, June 22



Thursday, June 21

     

Wednesday, June 20

 

See You Next Year...

;In the hot final week of school, every day is like field day. Around the Dallas School District, everything is up in the air: beanbags seeking targets, children springing from a moonwalk at Bridgeport Elementary. Golf balls stay aloft temporarily as Travis Wright learns to juggle, propelling himself sideways across Bridgeport's playground.

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LaCreole students get a strong introduction to MacBeth

Dressed ominously and hiding behind face paint, sixth-grader Jessica Link foretold the future. As one of three witches, Link helped LaCreole Middle School put on sixth-grade productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Students performed for their schoolmates and again in the evening for parents and other adults.

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Four families burned out of apartment homes

INDEPENDENCE -- "Let's knock this thing down!""Let's do it!""As soon as you're cooled down, I need you back in there!"Technically, technically, Roy Palmer's last day as fire chief at Polk County Fire District No. 1 was May 31...

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Alzheimer's safe registry sets special sign-up day

For people affected by Alzheimer's disease, the change of seasons can trigger restlessness and anxiety. It also means doors and windows left open and outdoor activities, all of which increase the likeliness of a potential life-threatening wandering incident. ƒ

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Independence Bridge open July 4

Although the Independence bridge is closed through July 31, pedestrians will be allowed to walk across it July 4 for Western Days celebrations.

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Dallas school budgeters plan for best scenario

Trying to write a final budget without knowing your largest source of income is no easy task. The Dallas School Board budget committee is struggling with that fact as it waits on decisions from the Capitol on school money.

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Polk test results reflect state

Polk County is practically a mirror image of the state in school test scores. However, that image can be a bit distorted, said Central School District Superintendent Forrest Bell.

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Years of work for skate park about to pay off

William Gibbons spent a night camped out at a construction site on LaCreole Road. He's spent the better part of four years trying to bring a skateboard park to Dallas and now that it's nearing completion, he's not going to let anyone ruin it.

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Monday, June 18



Friday, June 15



Thursday, June 14

          

Doernbecher, DHS allow friends to make a high-tech connection

Mason Tichinin may be the next star of the digital age. Television crews, doctors, telecommunication company representatives and the Portland Rose Festival court all vied for his attention at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. At the same time, six of Tichinin's friends joked with him from the Dallas High School library.

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Wednesday, June 13

    

Tuesday, June 12



Dallas makes statement at Willamette showdown

Willamette Industries' June 7 annual meeting turned into something of a pep rally. The mood was clearly in support of the company's remaining independent in the face of a hostile takeover bid by Washington forest giant Weyerhaeuser. Protesters from across the region lined up outside the Portland Art Museum with signs and buttons in favor of Willamette or against Weyerhaeuser.

June 12, 2001 midnight read more..

Monday, June 11



Dallas makes statement at Willamette showdown

Willamette Industries' May 7 annual meeting turned into something of a pep rally. The mood was clearly in support of the company's remaining independent in the face of a hostile takeover bid by Washington forest giant Weyerhaeuser. Protesters from across the region lined up outside the Portland Art Museum with signs and buttons in favor of Willamette or against Weyerhaeuser.

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Thursday, June 7



Wednesday, June 6

               

Historic church's move reflects traditions

If you see a lot of moving going on in town June 16, pickups hauling all kinds of things, U-Hauls carrying furniture and myriad equipment, it'll be because Monmouth Christian Church at Clay and Monmouth streets is changing locations.

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Bridge linking Polk, Marion narrowed down to two sites

For years, traffic across the Marion Street Bridge from Salem came through Polk County mostly to get to the Coast. Since the fall of 1995, gamblers have flocked to Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, the number one tourist destination in Oregon. When combined with the area's growth, this has resulted in bridge congestion.

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Monday, June 4



Cause of fatal fire under investigation

An elderly Independence woman died in a house fire June 3. Juanita Richard, 79, was dead by the time firefighters found her in her living room at 424 S. 10th St. at 12:05 a.m.

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