*Monmouth council meets on Feb. 6*Senior Center elects leaders*Day will speak to Chamber*Ballroom fever*Jazz takes center stage*Christian blues concertset*Stage performance*Parenting classes*New library hours*Spaghetti feed*Auxiliary candy sale*Fiber workshops*Computer fair*Scouts to collect cans/bottles*Pizza for the Gate*Write your life story*Health screenings offered*Apostolic meetings*Women's program*Fair board session*Polk SWCD policy board meets*Classes for caregivers of elderly*Native plant sale is Feb. 23-24*Traffic safety emphasizedJanuary 30, 2007 midnight read more..
*Simple letter means much to those serving overseas *Rampant development is ruining our home*Small world: About please and thank you *Agree with column about Indian names *Thanks to M-I folks for support *Diseases, too, kill our troops in Iraq* Should city observe opening ceremony?*Astonished by ignorance*Whiners need to get livesJanuary 30, 2007 midnight read more..
FALLS CITY -- When Mayor Darrin Fleener recapped 2006 for the Falls City city council he spoke of making scarce resources stretch, improving public safety, getting the most out of public spaces, clarifying ordinances and updating the city charter.January 30, 2007 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- A Willamina woman was arrested on Jan. 15 after allegedly stealing her grandfather's credit credits to pay for her methamphetamine habit.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
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POLK COUNTY -- The United States Fire Administration reports that juveniles set over 50 percent of all fires. In some areas the figure is as high as 70 percent.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
SALEM -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski has called on the Legislature to address the thousands of claims filed at the state and local levels under Measure 37, saying he hopes the lawmakers will work within the newly formed Joint Special Committee on Land Use Fairness.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
By press time I will have racked up another birthday, which puts me squarely into the senior citizen, Medicare-eligible category. It is hard to believe that I've been hanging around this big, blue marble so many years, but that's what the calendar says.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
*Memory seminar offered*Beginning computer course offered*Perrydale auction is Feb. 9 *Summerfest dates set *Cinema applications due*Grange breakfast is Feb. 4*A valentine dinner *Hoggs leave $2.6 million to OSU*Women's club reunion*Faithful Heart to perform *Garden club slates ag expert*Red Cross gala set *OSU books Time Warner CEO*Ag Fest sets deadlines*Students on dean's list*Cello octet to performJanuary 23, 2007 midnight read more..
*Kids' protection sessions scheduled*Program features "Beach Bill"*Monmouth library offers activities*Master Gardeners open to public *Driver ed classes set at Dallas High *Seniors to host spaghetti feed *Hunter, Scheck join MICF board*Mayors to discuss state of cities*Scuba classes offered at WOU *Free concert at public library *Credit union celebrates 50th *Historical group sets meeting and program *Blood donors hit milestone levels *Ritner Bridge group meets on Thursday *Winters rests after surgery *Native plant workshop set*Sessions will address grief *Locals receive dean's honors *Health advisory board will meet*Ugandan choir concert set*PSWCD tech leaving*ClarificationJanuary 17, 2007 midnight read more..
Life in MI Town isn't all sunshine and light and singing Kumbaya around the campfire, no matter how much I wish it was. Recent news stories about crime and drug and alcohol abuse underscore how things can spin out of control and lives can be destroyed in any community.January 17, 2007 midnight read more..
*Food Bank thanks all those who help*Follow through to help addicts*A geographer's lament, again*Mentally ill need skillful handling *ARMD support is available*Give Bush & Co. own medicine*City's financial doings need audit*Thanks to "angels" at accident scene*January 17, 2007 midnight read more..
Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua N. Hjelmberg is currently deployed overseas at a forward operating location in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a mobility supervisor normally assigned to the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash. Hjelmberg is a 1999 graduate of Central High School.January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
We're deep into winter in MI Town and it seems like springtime is a distant future dream. It's hard to think about sunshine and flowers when there's a constant cleaning up of muddy footprints from spouses, children and pets, and the coat closet has a lingering scent from wet wool coats and jackets.January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- Bringing soldiers home from the conflict in Iraq and overhauling the way Americans receive their health insurance were chief talking points during an open-forum hosted by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden in Monmouth last weekend.January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
*Nation's heritage is under assault*Heartfelt thanks to our community*Give lawbreakers a chance -- in army*Happy Birthday, Johnny Ray*Smith challenged to do right thing*City officials need performance audit*People of Dallas come through again*Meth addicts are not the "victims"January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
When President Bush signed the landmark No Child Left Behind Act five years ago Monday, he conducted a three-state road show, touted its bipartisan roots, and promised it would put U.S. schools "on a new path of reform, and a new path of results."January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
About those New Year's Resolutions ... most of us talk about making them, and I know people who even take the time and effort to write long lists. They include things like working to promote world peace and freedom (along with remembering to take those empty bottles and cans to the grocery store before they completely take over the garage).January 2, 2007 midnight read more..
*Independence recruits for a patrol officer*Dallas Community Awards nominations due Friday*First Friday event is Jan. 5 in Dallas *Adults sought to help supervise Nite Court *Literacy program volunteers needed *Presentation on Alzheimer's set*Hospice training session offered *Baker is new senior pastor at Valley Life*Art exhibit opensJanuary 2, 2007 midnight read more..