Information for the police and court report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included in this report. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.March 31, 2009 midnight read more..
*Loss of Lyle trees is disappointing*Nontribal workers just as committed*Patient values efforts of doctor*'Scrapaganza' aids community*Helping Goodwill win-win situation*Humbled by kind acts of so many*Science doesn't support evolution*Keep the faith for our studentsMarch 31, 2009 midnight read more..
I'd like to send a bulletin from MI Town to Mother Nature that, in case she has been busy with other weather-related issues and hasn't noticed our frosty mornings, it's springtime and we'd like to put away our heavy winter coats, scarves and gloves until next winter. We're eager to get the garden space tilled and flower beds planted soon.March 31, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The Dallas School District will host the second in a series of parent informational meetings regarding proposed changes to elementary school reconfiguration Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at Oakdale Heights Elementary School, 1375 SW Maple St.March 31, 2009 midnight read more..
SALEM -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 award year of the Century Farm & Ranch Program, a statewide recognition program honoring farmMarch 31, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Most Polk County stores are doing their part to keep tobacco products out of the hands of minors.March 31, 2009 midnight read more..
*Making smoothies subject of class*OCDC plans open house on April 2*Chapel to host guest speaker*Coffee club will discuss economy*LVCS fundraiser event is Friday*Pizza benefit set for Relay for Life*Church schedules prayer relay day*Pig workshop, sale set at PCF*Barbecue dinner on tap Saturday*Talent show set for Falls City gym*Life story writing workshop meets*Youth art program continues April 6*Benefit book fair around the corner*'Heritage Crafts' resumes meeting*School support group will meet*Plant expert will address societyMarch 31, 2009 midnight read more..
KINGS VALLEY -- A 1892 Kings Valley historic landmark has a new parking lot and fences, thanks to the hard work and contributions of community members and a recent grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.March 31, 2009 midnight read more..
*Better way needed for glass recycling*FFA thanks all of its supporters*Non-handicapped abuse privilege*Budget cuts need to be substantial*Confusion exists over medical pot*Life is full of odd questions*Please help locate soldiers' families*Superintendent doing great jobMarch 24, 2009 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence hired Marie Trucco of Salem earlier this month to serve as director of its business incubator program.March 24, 2009 midnight read more..
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FALLS CITY -- Changes are happening involving the City Council in Falls City. On March 23, Janet Propp formally announced that she has resigned from her position as a councilor because the schedule conflicts with her job. At the council meeting that evening, Bruce Garrett was voted onto the council to serve out the rest of Propp's term.March 24, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- For the past year, Sue Rohde has been collecting like crazy. However, her collection is not of antique dolls or spoons, but stories and photos that help her piece together Dallas' past.March 24, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- As Greg Ellis was introduced as the First Citizen winner during the Monmouth-Independence Community Awards Banquet on March 18, he took time to reference some of the criteria for the honor -- such as volunteer time and commitment to "the cause."March 24, 2009 midnight read more..
*4-H registration eadline nearing*Coloring contest winners revealed*Western offering Campus preview*Sale will benefit area food banks*Library book sale is this weekend*Spring doll show on tap Saturday*Rummage sale set March 27-28*Post office plans 'passport day'*Event highlights wines and more*Alternative health class set at WOU*3-D movie night to benefit 'Relay'*Church to host Sunday concert*New soup kitchen plans first meal*WOU set to host concert Tuesday*LVCS fundraiser around corner*County fair seeks superintendents*Hospital auxiliary is selling candy*Humane Society seeks nominees*DHS Class of 59 plans gatheringMarch 24, 2009 midnight read more..
PERRYDALE -- Sixth-graders at Perrydale School are on the cutting edge. Their teacher, Brooke Spencer, is using what she is learning while earning her Master's in Educational Technology in her classroom.March 24, 2009 midnight read more..
All together now -- everyone pray for sunshine.March 19, 2009 midnight read more..
FALLS CITY -- John Volkmann thumps a hot loaf of pumpkin walnut bread as it comes out of the wood-fired brick oven in his backyard above Falls City. A hollow thud emits from the top of the crust, releasing cinnamon-wheat goodness into the crisp winter air.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader will hold one of his "Congress on Your Corner" gatherings Saturday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Monmouth Public Library, 168 S. Ecols St.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
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POLK COUNTY -- Ever squint to see whether a duck is a pintail or a mallard? Ever notice a bird way up in the sky and wish you could focus on how it hovers or soars with little or no effort?March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Janette Sinclair brought flavors of Dallas to a big-time benefit gala in Seattle March 11.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
It's beginning to look a lot like springtime in MI Town, with daffodils and crocuses blooming just about everywhere. Those occasional warm afternoons give us all hope and optimism for longer days with more sunshine and better weather to come.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
*LVCS schedules youth 'roundup'*Geranium sale aids DHS party*Medicare topic of presentation*Fiddlers gather for competition*Scrapbook event to benefit 'Relay'*Museum to host annual family day*American Legion birthday on tap*Calvary Chapel to host concert*After Darc slates Saturday dance*Master Gardeners seeking donations*Polk Republicans to meet Tuesday*Contributions for auction sought*Curves sponsors local food drive*Grad party needs items for eventMarch 17, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- State budget cuts in the Polk County Community Corrections Department means 300 misdemeanor offenders may no longer be under supervision.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- A Dallas bookstore is giving a local artist a chance to make her dreams come true.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
I was very surprised on Sunday morning, March 8, to see all the snow on Bald Mountain and that it had even fallen in the valley. This was on the way to Pedee Church on the first day of daylight savings time. At church time there was a snow shower of really large flakes. The sun soon took them away.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The poor economy provided a speed bump in the road to better energy efficiency at the Dallas Aquatic Center.March 17, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Students at LaCreole Middle School are excited to put on a play that they can relate to. On Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m., sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders will take the stage at Dallas High School's Bollman Auditorium. The show, "Lockers," is made of 11 vignettes and depicts life in middle school, JuliAnn Lindemann, director and drama teacher, said.March 10, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- A portion of residents did less than a quarter of their restaurant dining in the city last year, while many are clamoring for a local grocery store and bakery. If a new eatery comes to Monmouth, please make it a Thai food establishment.March 10, 2009 midnight read more..
Jason Lee - establishes a Methodist mission near later-day SalemMarch 10, 2009 midnight read more..
*National Guard unit belongs in Dallas*Campus gun issue has another side*Falls City street needs addressing *Dallas paramedics save a young life*MVCA is asset to the community*As recyclers, we can all do better*Apartment owners losing the battle*Anti-Obama crowd foaming at mouthMarch 10, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Marion-Polk Food Share is seeking volunteers to help with its No Hungry Child program for students during spring break.March 10, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The old Dallas community swimming pool became a war zone last Saturday.March 10, 2009 midnight read more..
On Friday, April 10, the center will host "Raise the Roof," a spring concert and fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. The event will include live music from Trestle Glen, Sibling Rivalry, Cooper Hollow, Cash & Company, and Roundhouse beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free (tax-deductible donations accepted) and guests are asked to bring dessert and snacks.March 10, 2009 midnight read more..
*West Salem fire station operating*Health workshop offered Thursday*Preview Saturday Relay for Life*Tea, fashion show in Independence*Children's book workshop slated*Arc of Polk to host March 14 karaoke*Country folk dance set at Guthrie Park*Open house set at historic church *Duo to present gospel concert*Illusionists to visit Calvary Chapel*Poetry reading on tap at gallery*Seniors to host soup, pie sales*Pizza fundraiser to benefit 'Relay'*MVCA schedules open house tour*River Gallery plans spring workshops*Daffodil Festival seeks art entries*Two-day driver safety class setMarch 10, 2009 midnight read more..
*Garten Services sets open house*Local coffee club meets on Friday*Spaghetti feed fundraiser set*Amateur radio training offered*Grange fundraiser planned this Sunday*Rickreall Grange flea market on tap*Hobby day set at Dallas library*Eola Hills water group will meet*Event to benefit Relay for Life*Dallas play park offers free trial*Pruning seminar Tuesday at park*Santiam Christian plans open house*Dancing classes offered by ICAN*Fundraiser set for Independence Library*Watershed group to host gathering*Meals for seniors available in areaMarch 3, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- From 2007-08, the city of Dallas provided $1.5 million of services that the city expects no revenue to cover.March 3, 2009 midnight read more..
*City's spending is questioned*Self protection is a basic right*Kudos to DHS girls basketball*New dog park is appreciated*Group seeks info on Libby family*WOU extracts every last dime*Bond oversight group good idea*Keep an eye on governmentMarch 3, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Since it was announced in November that cuts were needed to balance a major shortfall in the state's 2007-09 budget, "hope for the best, plan for the worst" has been a common mantra for K-12 schools in Oregon.March 3, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Veteran outreach in the county may be more important than ever after preliminary observations revealed the area's homeless count to be higher than the past. Many are veterans.March 3, 2009 midnight read more..