A story headlined "Zone tweaking will speed ballfields," which appeared on Page 9A of the April 21 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, contained an error. Of a 12-acre section of land elevated to accommodate development near the ballfield complex project, only 1.2 acres of that parcel will be commercially developed. The rest will be used for low-density residential buildings. The I-O regrets the error.April 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
Information for the police 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.April 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- One person was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on traffic crash Tuesday morning, April 27, on Highway 99W south of Monmouth.April 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
It's hard to believe that Miss April will soon be packing up her mixed bag of usual weather tricks of rain and more rain, frosty mornings, hail, wind and those scary dark clouds to make room for what we are all hoping will be a beautiful and flower-filled May.April 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as "most wanted" for April. Citizens with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals should call Community Corrections at 503-623-5226.April 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Polk County Commissioner candidate forum today (Wednesday, April 28) beginning at 5:30 p.m.April 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
*WVH Auxiliary sells flowering baskets*Senior music jam planned Thursday*Library book sale set this weekend*Garden club slates annual plant sale*Saturday breakfast set in Monmouth*Model train event slated in Rickreall*Master Gardeners offering tour, help*WOU Hawai'i Club to host annual luau*Senior art exhibit will open Monday*Life story writing group will gather*'Financial fitness' class offered again*AARP driver safety course next week*'Spring Fling' set May 6 in Perrydale*ICAN selling flower pots for fundraiser*Women's military group will meetApril 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence City Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 29, at 7 a.m. at City Hall, 240 Monmouth St.April 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
*Campione offers new vision for job*Keep Extension, 4-H in Polk County*Jaffer will provide strong leadership*We don't want Dallas street fee*Reserve funds can't save Polk Extension*Dallas street fee worthy of support*Child abuse event effort appreciated*Gentleman's good deed goes noticed*Street fee would create hardshipsApril 28, 2010 9:55 a.m. read more..
April in MI Town is proof to all of us that Mother Nature has many tricks up her proverbial sleeve. Just about the time we start to work outdoors, sudden rain, hail or windstorms will remind everyone that she is definitely in charge.April 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
In a story headlined "A Stitch in Time," which appeared on Page 9A of the April 14 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, a method of quilting was mistitled. It should have been referred to as "slash and dash." Also, the quilting style Rhue Luna used to create her quilt should have been listed as similar to those of the 1840s and 50s. The I-O regrets the errors.April 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
Information for the police 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.April 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Lucy Pick transferred to Western Oregon University during the fall of 2008 from a community college near her hometown of La Pine. After three weeks here, Pick's parents planned a visit to get their first look at her new campus.April 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Renowned soprano Rebecca Fromherz of Dallas will perform for three nights this month as part of Western Oregon University's 33rd season of the Edgar H. Smith Fine Arts Series.April 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
*Dallas street fee deserves 'no' vote*Weston top choice for commissioner*Families need tax credit continuation*Send a message: 'No' on street fee*No more Dallas fees; just say 'no'*Candidate Pope asks for your vote*Learn facts about Palomar pipelineApril 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Congressional leaders have introduced legislation that could keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from threatening access to local airports by adjacent property owners.April 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
*AARP driver safety course scheduled*Bark dust available through fundraiser*F.C. Garden Club to host annual sale*Brunk House part of Saturday tour*Hospice hosting tips on finances*A Child's Haven plans pony event*Seniors and Legion join for fundraiser*'Gate Gala' to aid youth center effort*'Offering of Letters' campaign now on*Vintage gown show set at Gentle House*'Total Fitness' class slates next session*M-I Rotary sends aid to help Haiti*Donations sought for garage sale*Grandparenting conference slated*Valsetz information needed for project*Medical fundraiser tickets available*Lighting in homes subject of classApril 21, 2010 9:31 a.m. read more..
The CHS baseball team tops Philomath but then falls hard.April 16, 2010 3:36 p.m. read more..
GRAND RONDE -- A man accused of stealing a $125,000 Ferrari who has been on the run for several weeks was arrested in Grand Ronde on April 13.April 14, 2010 1:38 p.m. read more..
Information for the police 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.April 14, 2010 10:25 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- A Community Health Fair will be held at Talmadge Middle School on Thursday, April 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium and cafeteria.April 14, 2010 10:25 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- When what was once Ash Creek Intermediate School opened almost a decade ago, its library stock was built from castoffs from other school libraries in the Central School District.April 14, 2010 10:25 a.m. read more..
*Master Gardeners will meet tonight*Artists gathering Friday at Latitude*Shopping benefit to assist 'Relay'*Weekend rummage sale set in Dallas*Fundraiser to aid cancer research*Kiwanis schedule bare root tree sale*Arc of Polk plans soup, lefse benefit*Library will host humanities talk*Historical society to meet Saturday*Food preservation subject of class*'Scrapaganza' event scheduled April 18*Immigration topic of Sunday program*Dallas band to play at charity concert*Workshop focus is preventing abuseApril 14, 2010 10:25 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Until two weeks ago, friends and Western Oregon University students Allison Glasscock and Erin Huggins said they felt a twinge of uncertainty about where life would lead them after graduation this June.April 7, 2010 10:08 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Federal dollars will pay for a large foot bridge over Ash Creek that will link Riverview Park to a site to the north envisionedas a soccer field.April 7, 2010 9:30 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- An overhaul of the federal student loan program -- which became law last week -- could make higher education more affordable and help current and future college students avoid crushing debt following graduation.April 7, 2010 9:30 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The man accused of causing a traffic accident late last month which killed one person and injured four others was indicted on manslaughter charges last week.April 7, 2010 9:30 a.m. read more..
In a Letter to the Editor headlined "Pope's leadership needed for position," which appeared on Page 4A of the March 31 Itemizer-Observer, two statements made may have led to confusion. Polk County Board of Commissioners candidate Craig Pope was at one time a member of but currently is not on the board of Polk County Fire District No. 1, and he is not currently chairman of the local volunteer firefighters association as the letter may have led readers to believe. He is a past president of the Polk No. 1 Firefighters Association.April 7, 2010 9:30 a.m. read more..
*Candle donations needed for vigil*United Way plans celebration event*Mediation training program offered*Saturday car wash to aid Relay For Life*Country folk dance slated for Saturday*Daffodil Festival set this weekend*Buell Grange sets Sunday breakfast*Methodist Bishop to visit Dallas UMC*SABLE House sets volunteer training*Polk equestrian group will meet*Pizza fundraiser to assist 'Relay'*Weight-loss group meets on Tuesdays*Master Gardeners schedule meeting*Master Gardeners seeking donationsApril 7, 2010 9:30 a.m. read more..