For the week of Aug. 28 to Sept. 4
Some lessons need to be learned again
Polk County districts making the best of the money they have
Central stays on top of the changes with personal attention
Polk No. 1's firefighters respond to defend lives and property during Sheldon Ridge fire
Dallas resident won't be tried for poisoning four people with morphine
Ignore the giant chipmunk, going to the dentist not `fun'
Road will exceed standards despite earlier concerns over base rock
DALLAS -- Jeff Meyer planned a year for a Rotary International exchange program in Brazil.
Listen. You can still hear the band as GIs trip the light fantastic with their favorite gals ...
Schools slash budgets as lawmakers look for a way out
City officials hope new broadband access will keep businesses in the area
Mural celebrates forest industry
Money would keep schools open, save jobs and programs
From our readers
DALLAS -- A public forum will be held to discuss the impact of the state funding crisis on Dallas schools from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Bollman Auditorium at Dallas High School.
Students seek unity through the rhythm of a drum circle
Measure seeking parental consent misses deadline for November ballot
The Panthers need to find a replacement for former QB Joshua Brandt.
Both Dallas and Central are pleased with their numbers in the first week of practice.
Brett Brunner is the top lead the Dragons' offense, and that's OK with Jordan Cops.
The Central Vision Reds claim the CYS Major League title.
When Barbara Taylor found herself pinned under a tractor, she had nowhere to look but up
Do ghouls loiter about Independence? Take a ghostly walk through some popular Main Street haunts ... if you dare!
Dallas concert series winding down with two final performances
Wall Street news felt on Main Street
For the week of Aug. 21 through Aug. 27
Grand Ronde celebrates its native heritage
Hey, Nicolas Cage, want to play some Yahtzee?
The old hops warehouse has sat on the corner of Second and D streets in Independence since 1888 -- watching people and time go by . . .
Fish merchant goes the extra mile (or 60) to get 'em right off the boat
At least 1,000 more people went through the gates this year
North Main Street awaiting solution County and contractors agree on
Voters asked to settle the controversy over residency requirement
District pulls out of a program based at Central since 1993
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
Central's new intermediate school will open with access from a new road and sidewalk
Charlie McCarthyism and other generation Gaps
Cities, hold giant parties (no criminals invited)
The new Dallas Skate Park holds its first competition on Aug. 3 & 6.
For the week of Aug. 14 to Aug 20
Some cuts already have been made in athletic budgets and more could be on the way.
Decision ends talk of contracting out the program
The Friends of Krista McDowell lay out $1,000 for her three chickens at the Polk County Fair Auction.
Governor's vetoes mean uncertain school district budget
Governor tussles with Legislature as schools face a 10-percent budget cut
Historic coin toss re-created at courthouse
The numbers are up for the Panthers, but Dragons head coach Kevin Moen can't say the same.
Registration for CYS football continues through Aug. 16.
Officials grapple with what to do about Falls City road problems
Tractor drivers are graded on precision and proper handling of their vehicles.
Former state representative leaves behind a legacy of service
Neither the bacteria nor the treatment are harmful to humans
POLK COUNTY -- Chelsea Dasso of Falls City took first place in the Polk County Historical Society's essay contest with her essay on Monmouth history.
Your neighbor building a bomb? Call 1-800-SNITCH
A total of 24 teams take part in the first-year event.
County's largest department likely to go without a director
Dennis and Corey Fritz claim the Father-Son championship, earn trip to Texas.
Dallas grad finds his hometown some friends across the Pacific
Grant will go towards four library-friendly machines
Novel's fictional world based on a very real haven of caring and acceptance
Independence leader praised for cooperation
Monmouth merchants score a direct hit with sidewalk sales
Dallas and Central are holding football camps from Aug. 12-16.
8/7 NEWS essay winners (silberstein)
W.C. Brown's descendants carry on his legacy
Cancer relay hits dollar mark before walking even starts
8/7 NEWS essay winners (dasso)
It isn't Christmas, but it is still a season for celebration.
8/7 NEWS essay winners (dickie)
The Coreys and the "Incredible Hulk" survive the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Corvallis.
For kids raising animals, the fair brings equal parts joy and sorrow
The mental health specialists will go to Ash Creek Intermediate and Monmouth Elementary schools
Effort still requires more volunteers
The team finishes the AAA American Legion season with a 16-22 record.
The team finishes the season by going 1-2 in the league tournament.
The event makes a successful return as a fund raiser for the Dallas cross country team.
The Dallas Skateboad Competition is scheduled for Aug. 3 and 6 at the skatepark.
Bacteria not harmful; City will flush system