DALLAS -- Students and teachers can finally relax.June 24, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Registration is being accepted for the next two sessions of "Strengthening Families," a seven-week evidence-based program for children ages 10 to 14 and their caregivers.June 24, 2008 midnight read more..
Anytime Fitness of Dallas recently added the "Koko Smart Trainer" to its line of equipment. Users insert a key into any of the "all-in-one" smart trainers, which then become a 30-minute personal trainer, directing users on what exercise to do, at what weight and in what order. Anytime Fitness is located at 113 E. Ellendale Ave. For more information: 503-623-1131.June 24, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The City Council adopted the 2008-09 fiscal budget June 16, reducing funding from the library, community activities, parks services and public safety budgets, but taking into account possible funding from two bond measures planned for the November ballot.June 24, 2008 midnight read more..
*Dallas Rotary Clb awards scholarships*Retirement to honor Kids, Inc. volunteer*Meth, identity theft presentation topic*Ham radio operators plan demonstration*Vineyard schedules lavender festival*Christian concert set in Monmouth*Program on reptiles coming to Falls City*Winners selected in ICAN art contest*Ice cream social on tap in Monmouth*Book sale planned in Independence*ICAN schedules youth craft program*Central High site of driver's trainingJune 24, 2008 midnight read more..
GRAND RONDE -- John Wayne once said that "courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."June 24, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- After teaching for 31 years at Perrydale School, Sheri Ruegsegger is retiring -- sort of.June 24, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Rookie's Pub and Eatery has been open along Highway 99W in Monmouth for more than four years. But owners Trina and Alex Trevino of Independence aren't quite satisfied with one success story. They're looking to pen another with the Ragin River Steak Co., which will open this week at 154 Main St. in Independence.June 17, 2008 midnight read more..
In a story headlined "Five who quit planning board seek jobs back," which appeared on Page 8A of the June 4 Itemizer-Observer, Pat Wheeler was misidentified as one of the candidates for the Polk County Planning Commission. The I-O regrets the error.June 17, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- The City Council declined last week a request to remove language from Independence's comprehensive plan that cites eminent domain as a possible means to complete the Ash Creek Trail.June 17, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County is trapped in a $2.5 million waiting game for the third year in a row over federal O&C timber payments.June 17, 2008 midnight read more..
Sarah E. Gallup of Dallas, a master of arts student in English (rhetoric and writing) at Oregon State University, has received a 2008-09 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to France. Students use their awards to study and conduct research abroad. These merit-based fellowships are awarded annually to recent bachelor's graduates, master and doctoral students, young professionals, and artists. Gallup is one of six OSU students to receive a Fulbright award this year, a school record.June 17, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- A Monmouth man convicted in April of impersonating a law enforcement officer and wandering around Western Oregon University with a gun will spend 18 months in jail.June 11, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH --Tina Trinh, a psychology major from Portland, will receive the Julia McCulloch Award, a recognition given to outstanding female graduates.June 11, 2008 midnight read more..
Along with students, parents and friends, we're hoping and praying that the sun will shine on Western Oregon University's graduation this Saturday. We'll be bidding farewell to graduating senior Melissa Nelson, who has shared our home with us the past three years. Melissa will be teaching kindergarten in Woodburn next year and is looking forward to putting her years of education and preparation to good use. We wish her a bright and shining future.June 10, 2008 midnight read more..
Polk County Commission on Families and Marion-Polk Food Share have announced the sites for this year's free summer lunch program in Polk County for children and teenagers ages 1 to 18. Sites in and around Polk County include:June 10, 2008 midnight read more..
*Help from many made party a hit*Avenue of Flags a great event*Polk DA candidate thanks supporters*TMS Career Fair is huge success*Staff at Falls City praised for efforts*Tournament help much appreciated*Law may be due to limit SMV signs*Political picture hists all-time lowJune 10, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The high cost of fuel used to transport waste and operate power machinery at the landfill and brand new commingled recycling and yard debris bins means Dallas residents will see a 7.6-percent increase in their garbage bills beginning July 1.June 10, 2008 midnight read more..
Jeffrey Alan Meyer of Dallas recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a bachelor of arts degree in geography. Meyer was named to the spring 2008 scholars list for obtaining a 4.0 GPA, and the spring 2008 dean's list for completing classes with a 3.40 GPA or higher.June 10, 2008 midnight read more..
*Riverview boat ramp closed during event*Polk Fair Board sets meetin date*Free swimming night set for this Friday*Meth, identity theft topic of seminar*Evenign of theater to benefit fountain*Baby-sitting course offered in Dallas*Flag retirement ceremony scheduled*Center for disabled hosting open house*'Legends Live On' due at fairgrounds*Music festival hits Falls City June 14*Breakfast scheduled on Father's Day*KV farmers market to open this Sunday*Independence library sets summer events*AARP sets driving safety instruction*Gospel Music group to perform in Dallas*Children's car seat safety clinic offered*Classic car show scheduled June 21*Museum to host local author Ely*Area livestock aid deadline approaches*Humane Society sets young animal event*Oak Grove church set to host VBS*Registration open for charter school*Reading program offered in Dallas*Area TV station boosts local signalJune 10, 2008 midnight read more..
*Summer activities planned at library in Independence*Kirkpatrick to speak in Independence*Youth art contest accepting entries*Breakfast fundraiser scheduled Saturday*Child equestrian event set June 7*Author to sign books on Sunday*Youth art program taking registration*Polk Fair Board sets meeting date*Amateur radio group will meet June 12June 3, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- They resigned from the Polk County Planning Commission in April, but last week almost all of the planning commissioners reapplied for their positions -- and, in addition, 13 others have applied to replace or join them.June 3, 2008 midnight read more..