DALLAS -- Hong Kong restaurant will keep its name, but just about everything else will change in the next several weeks.September 30, 2009 midnight read more..
*County conducting clinics for flu shots*Monthly coffee club meeting set Oct. 2*Dallas post office plans 'passport fair'*Labor, immigration subject of forum*Remote control car rally scheduled*Poker event to aid local cancer patient*Monmouth church to host concert*Life story writing workshop to meet*ICAN youth craft program to resume*Fundraiser set for ACS Relay For Life*Business seminar offers start-up tipsSeptember 30, 2009 midnight read more..
*Local animal shelter needs your support*Health care for all a worthy cause*Thanks to folks who stepped up*Students benefit from donations*Bush war years put U.S. in debt*Money makes U.S. health care tops*Board is ignoring those who knowSeptember 30, 2009 midnight read more..
Question: Our family enjoys outdoor barbecues and get-togethers, but many times our time spent outdoors is cut short by the fear of getting stung by yellow jackets. We have heard about getting traps for yellow jackets. Do you know what types work best?September 30, 2009 midnight read more..
Those arriving at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church for the 10 a.m. worship service on Sept. 20 found two beautiful bouquets in the foyer. The one beneath the cross featured three large dahlia blooms in shades of pink. The large bouquet on the bulletin stand had pinkish dahlia blooms and several pretty lily blooms.September 30, 2009 midnight read more..
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.September 30, 2009 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- City Council approved a new set of standards for signing and addressing city streets at its Sept. 22 meeting -- but not before softening some of the language in an earlier proposal, including a provision that had stressed that street names should be in English.September 30, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as "most wanted" for September. Citizens with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals can call Community Corrections at 503-623-5226.September 23, 2009 midnight read more..
*Bond would pay for needed repairs*No accountability for trash service*President Obama victim of racism*Rickreall School sale doesn't add up*School facilities need investment*Sympathy shown is appreciated*Interest-free bonds are a great move*Thanks to Safeway, eScrip shoppers*Feres law denies veterans full rightsSeptember 23, 2009 midnight read more..
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.September 23, 2009 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Work on Central High School's forthcoming athletic practice fields northwest of campus on 16th Street has been delayed after it was learned Native American artifacts were previously found near the site.September 23, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- The state's higher education system is under great pressure, with leaders at many institutions discussing budget cuts and staff layoffs, Western Oregon University President John Minahan told staff during an address on Monday, Sept. 21.September 23, 2009 midnight read more..
*WHS schedules fundraising bash*Monthly music jams return to center*Library book sale slated Sept. 25-26*Dallas seniors plan brunch fundraiser*Monmouth nursery sets Saturday class*Hospice hosting tips on finances*A Child's Haven plans pony event*Old Time Fiddlers to play in Falls City*Dallas UMC hosting Sunday Arts Festival*Saddle club plans open house event*Water quality topic of Sept. 27 talk*Cultural classes offered by WOU*Volunteers sought for counseling rolesSeptember 23, 2009 midnight read more..
*Time has come for health care reform*Dallas school bond deserves your support*Students missed out on president's message*Break-in leaves uneasy feeling*Family appreciates community support*Obama not honest in health debate*Drivers should put cell phones away*Obama can't know what bill will hold*CHS bottleneck calls for patienceSeptember 16, 2009 midnight read more..
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.September 16, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The city is looking at raising it liquor license application and renewal fees.September 16, 2009 midnight read more..
The following is an update from Brennan Todd of Rickreall, who has embarked on a bike ride from Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska to the southern most tip of South America in Tierra del Fuego. The Itemizer-Observer will post periodic updates from Brennan about his riding adventure with his dog, Star, as he submits them.September 16, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Parking on Court Street in downtown Dallas could change after the police chief voiced parking safety concerns.September 16, 2009 midnight read more..
*R. Glenn Howard*Elizabeth 'Betty' M. Quiring*Joseph P. Schafer*Dawson Constant Smith*Charlene J. Freeman*Leroy Herman Cline*Connie E. Trine-Harmon*David C. King*Shannona Lee Miller*Jimmie A. Dryden*Paul Eugene Hetrick*'Mona' Ramona Faye LangleySeptember 16, 2009 midnight read more..
FALLS CITY -- Maybe it was the $4 price tag that drew people to the Falls City Community Center for dinner Saturday night. Or maybe it was the boisterous crowd of teenagers holding signs and shouting for people to come in.September 16, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- State funding for Western Oregon University will drop by almost 11 percent during the 2009-11 biennium.September 16, 2009 midnight read more..
*Central Lions Club collecting glasses*Hospice to offer volunteer training*Local bird census planned Sept. 19*'Bark in the Park' event set Saturday*Church members to hold car wash*'Read to the Dog' program offered*Historical society plans gathering*Class to examine tips for caregivers*Ballroom dancing program to begin*Scarecrows sought for library contest*Group sets Sept. 19 fundraiser in DallasSeptember 16, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- The Luckiamute Watershed Council will host its annual barbecue and fundraising event Saturday, Sept. 19, beginning at noon at Sarah Helmick State Park.September 16, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Changes in the classroom are in store for Central School District's native Spanish-speakers this fall.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Serving Our Veterans at Home, a veterans' service group based in the Salem area, will be hosting a one-day veterans' stand-down event at Dallas City Park on Saturday, Sept. 19.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Oregon Department of Justice will provide a lead attorney for the upcoming retrial of Philip Scott Cannon.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
*'Ghost Hosts' are needed for festival*Falls City library sets new fall hours*Fundraiser for troop care packages set*Bike tour deadline arrives Thursday*Dining for troops event on horizon*Elder abuse, fraud topic of meeting*PCL plans annual picnic celebration*Country folk dance set at Guthrie Park*Emergency prep activity scheduled*Buell Grange plans Sunday breakfast*Life story writing workshop to gather*ICAN belly dancing program to resume*Workshop on rain gardens scheduled*Coin club will meet monthly in Monmouth*Polk committees seeking members*Dallas Food Bank has new Web site*Cholesterol topic of nutrition class*'Read to the Dog' program offeredSeptember 9, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Local government officials got a chance to show off completed or in-the-works community projects, such as the Independence ballfield complex, during a visit to the area by U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader on Sept. 3.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The City Council is searching for ways to end confusion over how to charge businesses under a proposed street maintenance fee. In fact, after discussing the fee at a recent work session, it really doesn't even have a proposal nailed down yet.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Shayne Rogers, 19, trudges along the embankment of what appears to be a giant ditch near the Barberry Street neighborhood. Around him, a handful of other young men wade through the tall grass, cutting it down with weed whackers and limb loppers.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- Peyton Lieuallen was driving through Monmouth while visiting family on Sept. 2 when he noticed the fruit and vegetables on display in front of the old Monmouth Fire Station.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
The calendar says summertime will be with us for a couple more weeks, even though these crisp mornings and cool evenings whisper to us that autumn is just around the corner. I'm just not quite ready to say goodbye to all the good things that summer brings to all of us in MI Town.September 9, 2009 midnight read more..
We had not gone far on Elkins Road when we caught up with the bicycle riders also going west. My nephew, Larry Shellenbarger, and his wife, Mary, of Buena Vista were taking me from Monmouth to Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church, as they do every Sunday, on Aug. 23.September 2, 2009 midnight read more..
*Dallas play park offers open trial*Monthly coffee club meeting set Sept. 4*Winter wellness herb class offered*Polk Flea Market begins new season*'Freedom Walk' slated in Dallas*Women's military group to meet*Workshop on rain gardens scheduled*Meals for seniors available in areaSeptember 2, 2009 midnight read more..
*Transportation fee is reasonable, fair*Polk commissioners should be volunteers*'Clunkers' program was not a winner*Wrestling benefit is a real success*Senior center plan reflects hard work*'Clunkers' program more like lose-lose*Dallas library needs a major upgrade*Shame on those who dumped dogSeptember 2, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- In an effort to save money, Polk County will consider downgrading low-use county roads to public use roads.September 2, 2009 midnight read more..
RICKREALL -- Dozens of volunteers were honored at the 43rd annual Polk Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting and celebration Aug. 25 -- many of whom had helped with the outdoor school. Others honored had participated in restoration projects, workshops, monitoring and evaluation work completed during the past year.September 2, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Parents using the after-school day care program in Dallas elementary schools will notice something different when school starts. Not just strictly for after-school anymore, the program will also be open on inservice days and school holidays when students are not in class.September 2, 2009 midnight read more..
Monmouth has prohibited the sale of liquor and alcoholic beverages for most of the first 153 years of its existence -- with a few short-lived exceptions stemming from conflict between municipal regulations and state legislation or lawsuits.September 2, 2009 midnight read more..