POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Assessor's Office and the Oregon Department of Justice are warning local residents and Oregonians statewide about a scam involving letters asking for money up front to file an appeal of the value on property tax statements.March 31, 2010 9:32 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- The case of an Independence man accused of sexual contact with, and sending sexually explicit photos of himself via his cell phone to a teenage girl will go to trial on April 6.March 31, 2010 9:32 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.March 31, 2010 9:32 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- As Monmouth's legal counsel from 1968 to 1972, Scott McArthur spent many evenings on the second floor of City Hall for official meetings.March 31, 2010 9:32 a.m. read more..
*Fundraiser will aid SMART program*First Presbyterian schedules events*Good Friday choral concert scheduled*Monthly breakfast set in Monmouth*Workshop to focus on pasture issues*Sunrise service will be church's 151th*Dallas church will host Easter service*Easter egg hunt slated for Sunday*Life story writing workshop continues*Grief support group will meet Tuesdays*Community karate classes will resume*'Plan Your Garden' seminar coming up*Meals for seniors available in areaMarch 31, 2010 9:32 a.m. read more..
BUENA VISTA -- It's not easy capturing the attention of a preadolescent. But when he's Irish step dancing, Kristopher Yoder is the picture of concentration.March 25, 2010 9:08 a.m. read more..
Springtime is a wonderful season of hope and renewal, and the signs of new life are all around us. At our house, we are trying to find time to do house and yard projects, plan a garden and enjoy the best of college basketball during March Madness.March 24, 2010 9:35 a.m. read more..
The Oregon State Board of Higher Education wants lawmakers to allow university public safety employees to have the arresting and investigation authority of regular peace officers.March 24, 2010 9:35 a.m. read more..
*Orders being taken for lily fundraiser*Monthly music jam returns to center*F.C. Garden Club to meet Thursday*Rummage sale set for Masonic Hall*Library book sale set this weekend*Doll show and sale slated for Saturday*Dallas Bike Club will meet Saturday*Concert to feature Christian performer*Book fair to take place at hospital*Grief support group to begin meeting*CHS multi-class reunion scheduled*Local craft vendors needed for event*Seniors seeking donations for saleMarch 24, 2010 9:35 a.m. read more..
GRAND RONDE -- Spirit Mountain Casino and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have teamed up in the fight against breast cancer with a breast cancer awareness bingo event to benefit the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation and the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation.March 24, 2010 9:35 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.March 24, 2010 9:35 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The Dallas Police Department is still investigating the cause of a three-car accident involving a Dallas Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance that happened on the morning of Friday, March 19.March 24, 2010 9:35 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as "most wanted" for March. Citizens with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals should call Community Corrections at 503-623-5226.March 24, 2010 9:35 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The Dallas Police Department is investigating the cause of a three-car accident involving a Dallas Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance that happened on the morning of Friday, March 19.March 19, 2010 4:31 p.m. read more..
WEST SALEM -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old female who has ran a way from her west Salem home.March 18, 2010 2:43 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Jeff Charleston said it wasn't long after he returned to his parents' farm in Monmouth this weekend that his grandmother whipped out a deck of cards -- the two have had a running cribbage battle during his last few visits.March 17, 2010 9:45 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.March 17, 2010 9:45 a.m. read more..
*Proud of Central's visionary board*Schrader urged to vote no on bill*Dallas team, fans simply first class*Central students impress volunteer*Census info is vital for Dallas*Refuge's actions scare off wildlife*Celebrate our agriculture workers*We must work to keep Dallas great*Thanks to all who helped on benefit*Overwhelmed by caring communityMarch 17, 2010 9:45 a.m. read more..
*Seniors will serve soup and pie meal*Driver safety class offered in Dallas*Soup, pie highlight Friday fundraiser*Local fiddlers part of state competition*Museum to host annual family day*Area wineries set Equinox gathering*Memory workshop slated for Monday*Mushrooms subject of Extension class*F.C. Garden Club meeting March 25*Deadline nearing for 4-H programs*PCL seeking items for auction event*Community center available for rent*Central Class of '80 to gather in August*Deadline for WHS nominations nearsMarch 17, 2010 9:45 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Monmouth Police are asking for help in finding a 15-year-old male who has been reported as a runaway.March 12, 2010 3:43 p.m. read more..
CORVALLIS -- Central High's bid for a Class 4A girls state basketball championship got derailed Friday afternoon due in part to cold shooting.March 12, 2010 3:43 p.m. read more..
CORVALLIS -- Tanner Omlid scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help lead Central past North Marion 63-37 Thursday night in a Class 4A state boys basketball quarterfinal round game at Gill Coliseum.March 12, 2010 9:11 a.m. read more..
CORVALLIS -- Brianna Berg scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lead Central to a 40-29 victory over Ontario on Wednesday afternoon in a quarterfinal game at the Class 4A girls state championship basketball tournament.March 10, 2010 4:38 p.m. read more..
Julie Hedrick, Desiree Rardin and Kaitlyn Mason (from left) celebrate Central’s thrilling 40-38 state basketball playoff victory March 5 against Henley that advanced the Panthers to the Class 4A state tournament this week in Corvallis. For more details, see Sports page 18A.March 10, 2010 11:24 a.m. read more..
*'Financial fitness' class being offered*Local rhododendron group set to gather*Bible study group meets Wednesdays*Benefit spaghetti dinner March 11*Youth symphony fundraiser planned*Relay For Life flea market set at WOU*Men's choir will perform Saturday*American Legion to mark birthday*St. Pat's dinner, auction scheduled*Country folk dance slated for Saturday*Grange will host Sunday breakfast*Swim party slated for cancer victims*Monmouth author releases new novel*Church schedules gospel concert*Fundraiser on tap for Relay For Life*Dallas resource fair set March 16*Community karate class will resume*Church offering Lenten bookletsMarch 10, 2010 10:07 a.m. read more..
In a story headlined "Hearing is set to discuss Valley Concrete proposal," which appeared on Page 7A of the March 3 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, an incorrect date was reported for the meeting. The hearing takes place on Wednesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. The I-O regrets the error.March 10, 2010 10:07 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Professors at Western Oregon University make, on average, less than their peers at other public higher education institutions in Oregon.March 10, 2010 10:07 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Starting next week, patrons of libraries in Polk County will have access to 4,000 to 5,000 electronic books -- or e-books.March 10, 2010 10:07 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Commissioners could soon make the final decision on a proposed -- and often-debated -- move of Valley Concrete and Gravel Co. operations from Independence.March 3, 2010 9:26 a.m. read more..
*Rickreall Grange flea market on tap*Disc golf tourney Saturday in Dallas*Monthly breakfast set in Monmouth*Hobby day planned at Dallas Library*BeckenRidge plans open house event*Grief support group will meet Mondays*Spiritual music featured at WOU*Poker tournament to benefit 'Relay'*Women's military group will gather*Marriage seminar slated March 14*Garden pests topic of presentation*Literacy program seeking volunteers*Curves partakes in local food drive*Master Gardeners seeking donations*Local YWCA gains 1-year health grant*Juliette's House recipient of grantMarch 3, 2010 9:26 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- If the Oregon Department of Transportation didn't know beforehand how Polk County officials feel about installing a roundabout at the intersection of 99W and Clow Corner Road, the agency should have a clear message now.March 3, 2010 9:26 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Chemeketa Community College's Small Business Development Center is hosting another of its free Entrepreneurs 101 workshops on Thursday, March 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Polk WorkSource Center, 580 Main St., Suite B, Dallas.March 3, 2010 9:26 a.m. read more..
*Transitional home would provide help*Incident was more than 'a mistake'*Monmouth council ignores majority*Community has a wonderful heart*Another bonehead law comes our way*Tax punishes small property owners*GOP won't support any needed change*4-H thanks many for event support*Student seeks help with school projectMarch 3, 2010 9:26 a.m. read more..