*Historic tour set for July 3 *Dallas man dies in June 19 crash*Dallas' Reimer shares in honor*Masonic lodge hosts community barbecue *Bluegrass festival and auction on tap *Pike earns Pentacle Theater scholarship*Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships*Summerfest ready*Honors graduateJune 27, 2007 midnight read more..
*Rec district is end run attempt on community *Pox on spineless and disingenuous GOP senators *Local efforts needed to make bridge a reality*Appreciates story bringing water problem to light *Many deserving of thanks for keeping community healthy *Law enforcement officers deserve our humble thanks *I-O employee goes beyond helpfulness *Needed: Host family for visiting teacher *June 27, 2007 midnight read more..
Our local strawberries and raspberries are putting on their annual show and the results are spectacular, as usual. Freshly baked shortcake crowned with those beautiful fruits and just a touch of sweetened whipped cream is a wonderful temptation few - if any - of us could even begin to resist.June 27, 2007 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The Central School District will emphasize more discretion by coaches and activity supervisors at off-campus school-sponsored events, in light of inappropriate behavior at a Central High cheerleading team gathering last month.June 19, 2007 midnight read more..
*Police cars will get a new look*County road work continues *DHS Class of '52 plans a reunion *Donations sought for benefit event *Central Lions host free health screenings *WOU swimming pool is open to public*Team sponsors ALS benefit event *Locals finish studies at Corban College *Fair table setting signups are open*Locals graduate from U. of OregonJune 19, 2007 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Elementary school children and their families in Monmouth and Independence have been able to experience vibrant art and literature from different countries and cultures on a regular basis since 1994.June 19, 2007 midnight read more..
CORVALLIS -- Hallie Ford, a noted Oregon philanthropist, made a gift of $8 million to Oregon State University shortly before she died, generously supporting a cause she advocated for throughout her lifetime-Oregon's children and their families.June 19, 2007 midnight read more..
*Many things are more needed than Ash Creek Trail*Council ignores citizen's concerns about trail plans*Legislature needs to heed voters on property protection *Carlin's solution concerning illegals makes lot of sense*"Sensationalized" story on family without water*Does admission of the crime mitigate guilt? *Speak up about illegal immigration*Why has justice system failed an innocent man?June 19, 2007 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Looking to flush away rising costs at the city's wastewater treatment facility, the Dallas City Council has agreed to request proposals from private sources to take over the operations and maintenance of that facility.June 19, 2007 midnight read more..
*Parents urged to immunize kids against measles*Don't motorists know what sirens and lights mean?*Express your feelings, and seek out support*A tribute to treasured keeper of Polk history*PTC president thanks a great staff at Oakdale*Wednesday walks in Independence are a success *Special interests are profiteers in name of cause *Community's emergency staff are top rate*Teacher gets great joy from students and community *Positive changes make community a better place *Warning: Slug bait is deadly to your animals *Democrats refuse to see immigration policy's problems *Store is thanked for car wash siteJune 12, 2007 midnight read more..
*Road work shifts to north county*Early transportation presentation offered *Mystery movie set for library*Falls City sets summer reading*Credit union robbed in West Salem *Homebuilding slows in Dallas*PEARL has summer fun for children *Ambulance service sees general funding *By Design school in Dallas closes*Hilker will begin career in New York *Firefighters host June 17 breakfast *Town band sets rehearsal dates *Locals win CCC Restart awards *Suitcases needed for local children *CHS student wins trigonometry award*Ballston picnic set for June 24 *Falls City carnival planned for July 3*Polk County 4-H receives grant*CASA benefit set at Ugo's Pizza*Library schedules several activities *Falls City Garden Club plans trip*Support network sponsors picnic*CCC workshop is for travellers*Martin certified in green design*African artifacts exhibited at DRV*Locals graduate from Linfield *Holmberg honored*Dance lessons set*CorrectionJune 12, 2007 midnight read more..
Now that we've turned the page on the calendar to June, summertime is so close we can almost taste it. We are dreaming of hot dogs and hamburgers and chicken on the grill, potato salad and baked beans and gallons of lemonade, and lazy days in the hammock with nothing to do but be lazy and watch the birds circling overhead, while listening to the happy laughter of the neighbor kids playing in the pool down the street.June 6, 2007 midnight read more..
*Summer reading program offered to Dallas kids*Red Cross sets youth ed classes*DHS 40-year class reunion set*Community Bingo nights at Elks*Rotary is taking strawberry orders*Aquatic center is busy in April*Independence sets historic home tour*Santiam Christian honors teachers*Drivers ed offered at Central High*Photo contest is for the birds*Pony visit day set for June 9 *Church leads lobby for anti-hunger bill*Kraft recognizes local food bank *West Salem fest set for Aug. 10*Owens completes USAF training *Beekeeper speaks to women's group*Fairgrounds events*CorrectionJune 6, 2007 midnight read more..
I recently received an e-mail written by an unhappy reader of the Itemizer-Observer.June 6, 2007 midnight read more..
*Those who control commodity will always make out*Monmouth Street bike paths will create problems*Dallas students show generosity to those in need*Are there any summer jobs for motivated kids?*There should be a way to save old tannery building *Hail, kind hearts; too bad some are greedy and evil*Club thanks all who helped with Fockler benefit *June 6, 2007 midnight read more..