Stories for September 2001

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Thursday, September 27



Wednesday, September 26

     

Tuesday, September 25

   

EDITORIAL

Waving a flag or not, a true American is a voting American

September 25, 2001 midnight read more..
   

Relay brings community together

There was a different spirit at the 24-Hour Challenge Relay in Monmouth this year. Yet people still walked the track at Western Oregon University to raise money for area youths.

September 25, 2001 midnight read more..
 

County lines

The land's history is tied to the history of surveying. As more and more settlers streamed into Oregon, each with a land claim, the need for a unified way to locate and mark off property increased. The Oregon Land Law created a system of surveying still in use today.

September 25, 2001 midnight read more..
  

No-shows defeat school election

By saying nothing, the majority of voters shot down a request by the Dallas School District for $1.5 million to buy land for a new school.

September 25, 2001 midnight read more..

Saturday, September 22



Wednesday, September 19

          

Downtown options considered

From remodeled buildings to greener streets to new downtown shops, thoughts on Dallas' future have started to come together.

September 19, 2001 midnight read more..
      

Hospital administrator resigns

Kim Flitcroft, president and chief executive officer for Valley Community Hospital, has turned is his resignation, citing personal reasons. The board executive committee has appointed Joyce Evans interim president and CEO.

September 19, 2001 midnight read more..


Tuesday, September 18



Saturday, September 15



Friday, September 14



Service at memorial on WOU campus

MONMOUTH -- There will be a service at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the memorial on the public safety campus on the Western Oregon University campus.

September 14, 2001 midnight read more..


Thursday, September 13



Wednesday, September 12

    

Commentinvitedon park

As the City of Dallas moves towards a vision of superb neighborhood parks, one park struck the Park and Recreation board as out of date.

September 12, 2001 midnight read more..
        

A View on Terrorism

While Polk County residents try to come to terms with the tragedies on the East Coast, the rural nature of the county may protect it from such attacks.So said Ronald Tammen, director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.

September 12, 2001 midnight read more..
     

Parents, community invitedto school strategy meetings

Parents and other community members who want to help shape local education will have a chance to offer their views in upcoming planning meetings. The Dallas School District will hold meetings at each district school over the next two months.

September 12, 2001 midnight read more..
       

Tuesday, September 11



Terror attacks hit U.S.

Terrorists struck the United States Tuesday morning in harrowing, widespread attacks that included at least three commercial jet crashes into significant buildings.

September 11, 2001 midnight read more..

Saturday, September 8



Friday, September 7

     

Wednesday, September 5



Summer in Japan

This summer, Polk County students found bargain electronics, skinny little cars, rice fields and monkeys. Many, many monkeys. In short: plenty to do in the city and the country.But not this country.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..


Dallas PD solves car break-ins

The Dallas Police Department has broken up two strings of car break-ins.Jebediah Ray Souter, 18, and Jacob Scott Leslie, 18, both of Dallas, admitted to multiple thefts committed on the morning of July 11.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..
     

Park rapistliving inDallas

The Minto-Brown Island Park rapist is living in Polk County.Eric Paul Davis was paroled from prison June 29. He moved to a Northeast Salem under the post-prison supervision of Marion County.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..


County booth wins blue at state fair

SALEM -- The theme of this year's Oregon State Fair was "Ain't No Place I'd Rather Be," and there was no county booth judges would rather see than Polk County's.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..


Central students a hit at state fair

When three elementary school boys got together to sing "Lean on Me," they had no idea that, after several years and a new member, they would win recognition at a state fair.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..
   

Polk firefighters battle wildfires

To Jeff Classen of Dallas, leading units of firefighters into the biggest fires in the state is no big deal. "I never think about it too much," Classen said. "It's just part of my job.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..


A new leader for VORP

After 15 years of helping people live together in peace, Sandie Pattison wants to spend peaceful time living with her husband.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..


Brain Power!

The right food and strong habits create a winning combination for back to school success

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..
 

DHS' Benson brings homesummer memories of D.C.

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."John F. Kennedy spoke these words to spur the country's youth into community service. But when Kennedy first conceived of the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program, he couldn't have foreseen Jeff Benson.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..
 

Families can get children health coverage

Some 10 million children are not covered by health insurance in the United States.So the government statistics say.In Oregon, officials estimate that some 73,000 children are uninsured.Paul Mannen and his fellow parishioners at the Dallas First Presbyterian Church want to do something to change that.

September 5, 2001 midnight read more..
  

Tuesday, September 4



Community meeting tonight regarding Minto-Brown Island Park rapist's move to Dallas

Davis is under supervision until June 28, 2004 on charges of kidnap, rape and sodomy in the first degree and second-degree assault.The convictions stem from an afternoon attack almost 11 years ago on a lone female jogger on a jogging path in the 900-acre Salem park. The rape led to the creation of a safety patrol that still exists in the popular park.

September 4, 2001 midnight read more..