INDEPENDENCE -- The state's history of Mexican migration and the complex issues related to it will be examined in an Oregon Chatauqua event at the Heritage Museum on Saturday, Jan. 10.December 30, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The current hiring process for Polk County prosecutors by District Attorney-elect Stan Butterfield has been challenged by a Salem-based employees union.December 30, 2008 midnight read more..
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*Get blood pressure checked at clinic*Tree recycling set for this weekend*Church will recycle trees on Saturdays*Life story writing workshop Jan. 5*Livestock group sets annual dinner*New youth craft session to begin*Dance performance rescheduled Jan. 6*Master Gardener training available*Signups accepted for karate classesDecember 30, 2008 midnight read more..
*County's road crews do great job during storm*Farmer has right to make his living*Thanks to Dallas good Samaritan*Dedicated worker will be missed*City staff comes through for many*Volunteers made a big difference*Community pulls together to copeDecember 30, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- The creation of a new football stadium is one of the higher profile improvements included in the upcoming $47.3 million reconstruction of Central High School -- especially with memories of a near-dream season for the Panthers still lingering.December 23, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University Spanish professor Eduardo Gonz lez-Via¤a, Ph.D., was recently nominated for the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.December 23, 2008 midnight read more..
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DALLAS -- Squeals and excited, high-pitched voices alerted me to the fact that I was in the correct place.December 23, 2008 midnight read more..
PERRYDALE -- The Perrydale School has won national awards for its annual holiday food drive. After collecting a record 140,000 pounds of food last year, there was only one thing left to do -- raise even more this year.December 23, 2008 midnight read more..
MEETING PLACE CHANGED TO ACADEMY BUILDINGDecember 19, 2008 midnight read more..
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Holiday cheer and joy nearly leapt from the pages of last week's Itemizer-Observer, thanks to a column written by Jillian Beaudry as she shared her experiences as an undercover elf when Santa visited Dallas and Independence recently.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Residents have an opportunity to engage in a Health Care Community Discussion Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth Street.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Not everyone delivering holiday cheer will be doing so in a big, red sleigh.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Preliminary work on the reconstruction of Central High School has nearly concluded.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The city of Dallas has too many turkeys and not enough ambulances. City Manager Jerry Wyatt said residents are having problems with wild turkeys congregating on their property. At the City Council meeting Monday night, he said the city is working to obtain a hazing permit.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- City of Dallas employees are donating their serving and cookie-making skills to feed families in need at the First City of Dallas Community Holiday Dinner.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- As enrollment of international students has grown at Western Oregon University, so has a fondness of the visitors for education professors Denvy and Gail Saxowsky.December 16, 2008 midnight read more..
*Students complete Challenge program*Giving tree will benefit residents*Monmouth library slates activities*Housing workshop is set for tonight*Live nativity scene hosted by church*Senior Music Jam has a holiday tone*Christmas music set Friday night*Teen cooking club to meet at library*Polk firefighters collect food, toys*Open house due for Wells home*Christmas dinner offered by church*Health screening service offered*Community dance classes scheduled*Signups accepted for youth programsDecember 16, 2008 midnight read more..
The main streets of MI Town are all aglow with bright and festive decorations, and the lights from the beautiful sequoia tree on the Western Oregon University campus can be seen from Highway 99W as travelers from near and far arrive to celebrate the Christmas season.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Christmas has come early for staff and students at Independence Elementary School.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Michael Bowers, a Siletz man who is accused of attempted rape, sodomy, kidnapping, felon in possession of a weapon, and assault in connection with an incident in rural Polk County last month.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
*Area radio group welcomes guests*Community coffee is set for Friday*Holiday book sale to benefit library*Gift wrap event will benefit Relay*School plans family movie night Dec. 12*Retirement center to host craft fair*Dallas seniors to elect officers*Children's events planned at library*Baroque holiday concert scheduled*Locals to perform with vocal group*Monmouth author to sign new book*'Reflections of Love' concert offered*Church schedules Christmas musical*Home-school group schedules concert*Dance performance set for Dec. 17December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski said sparing K-12 education was a primary goal when his proposed $15.8 billion state budget for 2009-11 was announced on Dec. 1December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Language in proposed procedural guidelines for the Central School Board has raised concerns about its potential to hinder communication between officials and the public.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
WEST SALEM -- A group of kindergarten and preschool students proved it's never too early to begin helping others.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Bill Jayne did not think the 277-acre parcel of land off Zumwalt Road southwest of Monmouth was adequate to serve the need for a new national cemetery in Oregon.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Faith Evangelical Free Church will host two upcoming Christmas events at the church, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave. in Dallas.December 9, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The profitability of Oregon's 2008 Christmas tree harvest won't be known for another few weeks. But based on his conversations with growers thus far, the prognosis is "a mixed bag," said Chad Landgren, Christmas tree specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
Western Oregon University President John Minahan and MI Town mayors John McArdle (Independence) and John Oberst (Monmouth) will welcome students, friends and community members to the 41st annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. this evening.December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church had its Thanksgiving worship service on Sunday, Nov. 23. Pastor Lonnie Burbank had the assistance of Stacy Wiedenmann for the songs of praise. These included "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing," "We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise," "He Made Me Glad," and "Give Thanks."December 2, 2008 midnight read more..
*Fire association sets Breakfast with Santa*Community breakfast planned in Monmouth*Oakdale fundraiser on tap for Saturday*Model train show Dec.6 in Rickreall*Dallas Senior Center will host holiday tea*Gallery to host weekend events*Elks Lodge hosts annual ham shoot*Community invited to Christmas caroling*Local collection drive under way*Nominations sought for wish program*Meals for seniors available in area*Women's military luncheon is Dec. 9*Gift wrapping event will benefit Relay*Energy assistance available to locals*Casino gathering toys for childrenDecember 2, 2008 midnight read more..