DALLAS -- What wonderful weather for bike rides.October 28, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central High School's drama department recently got a financial boost from one of its students.October 28, 2008 midnight read more..
The pretty bouquet of autumn mums and green leaves on the piano Sunday morning, Oct. 19, at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church were from the 50th wedding anniversary reception held at the church Oct. 18 honoring Pete and La Verne Bennett.October 28, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- A retirement celebration to honor Polk County Assessor Dennis Day has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the first floor main conference room of the Polk County Courthouse in Dallas.October 28, 2008 midnight read more..
*What happened to district's promist?*Rec District, no; School bond, yes*Propes does good job, so keep him*Butterfield will serve citizens well*Experience does matter in DA office*Upgrading CHS won't raise taxes*Bird cannons are a public nuisance*Brown is right for District 23*Few can match Berger's record*Building isn't what makes good school*Rec center would foster activities*Don't be selfish; back school bond*Responsibility calls for CHS support*Weight Watcher truly helps others*Felton has right blend of skills*Caring community should OK bond*Family protection system all wrong*Falls City info doesn't get in*Support group si for military families*Re-elect leaders in Independence*Butterfield would be excellent DA*It's great to be part of community*Driving, yakking is a serious threat*Felton is clearly the better choice*Many benefits to rec districtOctober 28, 2008 midnight read more..
*Community forum on meth Thursday*Longtime postal worker is retiring*ICAN has tickets to WOU production*LVCS conducting fundraising raffle*Archaeologist hosts library program*Folk dance set for Guthrie Park*Tamale sale benefits Relay for Life team*Life story writing workshop offered*After-school events for youths offered*Signups accepted for 'Total Fitness'*Winter horse care subject of seminar*Fall book fair on tap Tuesday*Polk Democrats to gather on Nov. 4*Flu shot clinic planned at hospital*Signups accepted for karate classesOctober 28, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- A Cornelius man who stole a Monmouth police car and led officers on a low-speed chase around the city last month was sentenced on Oct. 17.October 21, 2008 midnight read more..
*Felton would be independent DA*Rec center would cost much to join*Writer thankful for local farm stand*Homuth brings needed change*Current leaders transform city*Felton best fits role of Polk DA*First Student comes through for kids*Thompson will listen to others*Brown committed to serve district*Reality must set in for bond supporters*Offshore drilling needed by America*Neighbors have valid concerns*Butterfield knows the Constitution*Felton committed to making us safe*Felton will keep DA's office working*Independence has strong city leaders*Experience makes Felton best choice*Farb would make good councilor*Felton's experience an asset for DA job*Location is wrong for group home*School crowding must be addressed*Time for a change in Independence *Republicans should vote Democratic*Butterfield has leadership skills*Home not a good fit in neighborhood*Third parties given in on your kids*CHS improvements are sorely needed*Brown would be true representative*Butterfield will work aggressively*Passage of bond would aid economy*Support measure for fire protection*Brown, Felton deserve your vote*Brown will work hard for all of us*Time to invest in schools, kids*Rec center makes long-term sense*Cooper will make good council rep*Postcard distorts M-I rec bond truthOctober 21, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- The city is working with Polk County Public Works to resolve a potential pedestrian-safety hazard at the intersection of Hoffman and Gun Club roads.October 21, 2008 midnight read more..
Thanksgiving is not for another month, but I want to take the opportunity to share my feelings of gratitude and, yes, my thanksgiving for those who have brought so much sunshine and happiness into my life these past few weeks.October 21, 2008 midnight read more..
Guest speakers at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church on Oct. 12 were Kevin and Lisa Hoffman. They had prepared a table with figurines and printed material about mission work in Bolivia, where they will be going. They were here for Sunday school and church.October 21, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- United Communities Against Meth is hosting UCAM 4, "Meth: There IS Hope," a seminar for Polk County residents and business owners addressing the ongoing issue and effects of methamphetamine use in the region.October 21, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Two building projects Dallas residents have been waiting for are making progress in Dallas.October 21, 2008 midnight read more..
*Monmouth Library offers teen program*Music competition open to students*Plant sale, bazaar set in Falls City*Writers workshop due in Monmouth*Duo to perform at Grace Baptist*Aquatic center sets 'treasure carnival'*Overeating focus of local meetings*Retirement party planned for Day*Business educator honored by OBEA*Local hospice offers informative DVDOctober 21, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- A new program in the Dallas School District will keep students who abuse drugs or alcohol in school.October 21, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Five candidates are running unopposed for seats on the Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Residents will have an opportunity to get a firsthand look at after-school programs offered in the Central School District on Thursday, Oct. 16.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
In an advertisement listing the Dallas High School football players that appeared in the Dallas High homecoming section on Page 14A (2DH) of the Oct. 8 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, the name of Brad Tootle was misspelled. Also, several of the uniform numbers that accompanied player names in the various homecoming ad pages were incorrect due to inaccurate information provided to the Itemzer-Observer. The I-O regrets the errors.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- In an economy that the Dallas School District described as volatile, it assured residents that passing the bond levy does not mean the bonds will have to be sold in a poor market.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
RICKREALL -- The Oregon Department of Agriculture has issued registrations to Willamette Biomass Processors Inc. of Rickreall and Great Plains Oil and Exploration of Havre, Mont., to sell camelina meal in Oregon for beef and swine feed.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Extension Office was able to breathe a sigh of relief Oct. 3 when the timber payment funding passed as part of the national economic bailout bill. But as reality sinks in, citizens are still concerned about where funding will come from when the safety net is eliminated after its four-year lifespan.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
*Felton will protect county's families*Brown will work for District 23*Felton better choice for DA*Thompson brings honesty, integrity*Butterfield will represent Polk well*M-I rec center deserves support*Felton possesses high standards*Be considerate of animal life*County courthouse could use Felton*Mentally challenged need homes, too*Thompson has the qualities for House*Brown really makes an effort*Felton has what it takes to be DA*Brown provides refreshing outlook*Brown is best choice for House*Felton can hit ground running *Pool would be an asset to M-I*Dallas bond doesn't address education*Other priorities than a rec district*County leaders doing their job*Bond: Feasibility outweighs need*Shame on those opposed to home*McArdle deserves another term*CASA appreciates community's help*Enrollment stats appear incomplete*Dallas schools must explore all options*McArdle the right choice for mayor*Homuth would add energy to board*MINET indebtedness hurts two cities*District must be more responsibleOctober 14, 2008 midnight read more..
As Oregon prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday as a state in 2009, the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program celebrates its 51th year of honoring Oregon families who have sustained their farming and ranching operations for 100 years or more.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
*World oil supplies topic of forum*Teen cooking event on tap at Library*Scrapbooking day scheduled Oct. 18*Polk Historian to be discussed*Halloween crafts event coming up*Humane Society sets benefit bash*Enrichment series offered at church *St. Philip Church plans annual dinner*Volunteer training offered by hospice*Class to examine tips for caregivers*Health event for women scheduled*Conversation Club resumes at library*Service agency sets open house*Grants available for area seniors*Feline adoptions stressed by WHS*Meals for seniors available in areaOctober 14, 2008 midnight read more..
*World oil supplies topic of forum*Teen cooking event on tap at library*Scrapbooking day scheduled Oct. 18*Polk historian to be discussed*Halloween crafts event coming up*Humane Society sets benefit bash*Enrichment series offered at church*St. Philip Church plans annual dinner*Volunteer training offered by hospice*Class to examine tips for caregivers*Health event for women scheduled*Conversation Club resumes at library*Service agency sets open house*Grants available for area seniors*Feline adoptions stressed by WHS*Meals for seniors available in areaOctober 14, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Hector Martinez, a physical education teacher at Henry Hill Elementary School, showed up at his boss' office just before 1 p.m. on Oct. 8 for what he had been told would be a discussion with administrators and town leaders about a proposed bond measure.October 14, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The failure of some major housing mortgage companies and banks last month, Congress' initial rejection of a $700 billion federal bailout, and Wall Street's historic stock sell-off on Sept. 29 has rattled the nerves of consumers across the county.October 7, 2008 midnight read more..
In the Oct. 1 issue of the Itemizer-Observer under the "Military" heading on Page 15A, a story appeared about the graduation of Army Pvt. Joseph W. Gagznos IV from basic combat training. Information was published that the family indicated was not to be printed. An apology is made to his family for the unintended intrusion and misrepresentation.October 7, 2008 midnight read more..
*Polk County Fair thanks supporters*Customer service severely lacking*Education should be Dallas priority*No. 58 deserves your 'no' vote*Lodge would make good city councilor*District should work within its means*Dallas Food Bank thankful of support*There is crowding in Dallas schools*Elect Thompson in District 23*Area creek hurt by clear cutting*'War on hunger' needs your help*Butterfield would make solid DA*Police structure should be reviewed*Commission needs Homuth's reform**Theft of gasoline doesn't stop trip*Brown would make good house rep*WOU should look at Salem options*Felton has solid DA qualifications*School bond offers viable solution*Butterfield again deserves support*Kids need proper space to learn*In search of bond's true annual costs*Hop & Heritage a big success*Schools must look into alternatives*Growth means new school is neededOctober 1, 2008 midnight read more..