DALLAS -- The West Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors approved on Oct. 22 a grant of $4,986 to provide funding for women in Polk County needing financial assistance for mammograms.October 27, 2010 9:33 a.m. read more..
*Ainsworth perfect match for position*Proactive approach sets Woods apart*Mansell has right attributes for job*Jaffer will bring integrity, energy*Facts support Avera for judge*Campbell will serve us well if elected*Woods will help improve Dallas*Community needs more transparency*CHS arts center debut a big hit*Not all candidates are being truthful*Campbell will be fair, accountable*Campbell worthy of judgeship post*Dodge a proven leader for county*Ainsworth believes in common sense*Letter offensive to our veterans*Best choice for Polk is Ainsworth*Consider these four for Dallas council*Strong morals make Campbell stand out*Dalton is a quality mayoral candidate*Campbell deserves a chance to serve*Church seminars will uplift Jesus*Woods a long-time community leader*Woods has right qualitites for Dallas*Dodge has done much for county*Woods gets nod among candidates*Central leaders doing a good job*Avera has strong background for job*Ainsworth will be leader for county*Candidate is about community service*Falls City has two solid candidates*Ainsworth offers new perspective*Jaffer knows what leaderhip means*Ainsworth will do what people want*Dudley the change that Oregon needs*Experience reason for electing Dodge*Ainsworth will find solutions, work hard*Avera truly most qualified for judge*Ainsworth ready for bigger role*Jaramillo deserves position on council*Elect Woods, keep current councilors*Dudley not ready to be our governorOctober 27, 2010 9:33 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.October 27, 2010 9:33 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Oregon Department of Transportation will begin the process of decommissioning the 9-mile Salem-to-Rickreall safety corridor on Highway 22 on Nov. 1.October 27, 2010 9:33 a.m. read more..
SALEM -- A Monmouth man was one of two suspects arrested in Salem last week for allegedly prostituting a teenage runaway through the Internet.October 27, 2010 9:33 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- When Shawn Irvine was a Peace Corp volunteer in Paraguay early in the decade, he became accustomed to using a machete out in the field.October 27, 2010 9:33 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Bruce Studer and Matt Rossman, the co-petitioners on Ballot Measure 75, believe the $250 million casino and entertainment venue the initiative seeks to approve Nov. 2 will be the state's biggest economic boost in two decades.October 27, 2010 9:33 a.m. read more..
*Monthly music jam planned at center*Medicinal herbs garden club topic*Night of comedy coming to Dallas*Carousels subject of presentation*Fiddlers, bake sale highlight fundraiser*Pentacle schedules auditions for play*Three bands to play Christian concert*Church set to host performance by duo*Life story writing seminar continues*Brain agility class offered in Dallas*Monmouth library to debut program*Dallas VFW post meets on Tuesdays*Veterans benefits talk slated Nov. 3*Casino fundraiser will benefit PCL*School board plans monthly food driveOctober 26, 2010 3:55 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Convergence, the educational conference the Dallas School District hosted Oct. 7-8 at Spirit Mountain Resort will net the district more than $22,000. Final figures on attendance and costs were reported at the Dallas School District Board meeting Oct. 25.October 26, 2010 3:55 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- In Swahili culture, receiving a hand-me-down isn't the same as inheriting an unwanted castoff. Rather, it's seen as receiving something valued by its previous owner and given with the hope it will be useful to another person.October 26, 2010 3:55 p.m. read more..
A clarification is needed for a story headlined "Holiday Project under way," which appeared on Page 11A of the Oct. 20 edition of the Itemizer-Observer. It should have stated that Polk County, and not specifically the Polk County Commission for Families and Children, was unable to coordinate the project due to budget cuts. The I-O apologizes for any confusion the omission may have caused.October 26, 2010 3:55 p.m. read more..
Marine Sgt. Ian M. Tawney, 25, of Dallas died Oct. 16 in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. This was his fifth deployment overseas.October 21, 2010 3:35 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.October 20, 2010 10:23 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- Stationed in the Wagner Community Library are four new HP 8000 Elite computers, meant for public use. They were ordered, shipped and set up this summer.October 19, 2010 2:10 p.m. read more..
*Center will serve up soup and pie*Driver safety class on tap for Saturday*Shriners Hospital seeking patients*Duo will perform Christian music*A Child's Haven sets annual event*Library plans hour of Halloween fun*KVAA schedules Oct. 23 pie auction*Church celebration open to community*Singers to perform concert on Sunday*Forum will address school-age bullying*Supper, concert series set to begin*SABLE House sets volunteer training*Fitness program plans next session*W.S. neighborhood to do cleanup workOctober 19, 2010 2:10 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- A criminal charge that Mike Maloney, Central School District's bond project manager, faced in 2004 related to his employment at a Texas school district has taken on an elephant-in-the-room air here during the past three years.October 19, 2010 2:10 p.m. read more..
*Campbell is best choice for judge*Ainsworth will be asset to county*Campbell will do as he promises*Integrity, dedication describe Ainsowrth*Jaffer respects intent of voters*Jaffer is right for Polk County*Leadership a key asset for Dalt*'Rapture' a false teaching of church*Woods gets nod for mayoral post*Campbell's actions win respect of voter*Listening a skill Woods possesses*Campbell brings best qualifications*Mansell will uphold rights of citizens*Ainsworth will get the job done right*Republican likes Democrat Jaffer*Stewart worthy of Dallas council post*Pope earns vote for commissioner*Story was a bright spot in dad's day*Experience makes Mansell the choice*Ainsworth will give Polk County his all*Dalton has pride, passion for Dallas*Donors help make event big success*Milligan will lead Monmouth well*Ainsworth brings a desire to serve*Time for change on Monmouth council*Republicans don't care about people*Milligan looking to city's future*Commitment what Ainsworth is about*Judge candidate thanks supporters*Ainsworth willing to make sacrifices*Volunteers step up to help Falls City*Dalton exceptional choice for mayor*Pope has strong ties to Polk County*Improving lives a goal for Mansell*A step backward not good for Dallas*PCAR fundraiser will help local DLC*Current council has done much for city*Stewart will offer Dallas a new voice*Dodge commitment is above reproach*Ainsworth great choice for county*Woods dedicated to leading Dallas*Milligan always is well prepared*Not all residents oppose trail plan*Dodge has earned our trust and voteOctober 19, 2010 2:10 p.m. read more..
PERRYDALE -- In the 365 days of 2009, Perrydale FFA chapter members logged a total of 32,345 hours in service to its community.October 19, 2010 2:10 p.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- The Falls City City Council appointed Dennis Sickles to fill a vacant council seat until January.October 19, 2010 2:10 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Some residents are calling on Central School District to oust Superintendent Joseph Hunter amidst allegations he's been unethical with financial resources and has created a hostile environment for his employees.October 13, 2010 4:50 p.m. read more..
*Leonard Ray Shinn*Randy Lee Mason*Richard Joseph Portal*Lewis Calvin Clay Kirkland*Virginia 'Ginny' L. Swensen Derksen*Joan Schmitt*Magdalene Strikwerda Hedding Swartout*Terry Reed Morrison*Donald 'Don' Ernest Guenther*Albert M. Derrick*Gerald 'Jerry' Allen GreeneOctober 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
*Master Gardeners to talk about Irises*Charitable giving presentation topic*Children's worship program available*Wildfire preventions talk set by KVAA*Christmas Pageant plans fall potluck*Art reception set Friday at Latitude*Prophecy seminar to begin at church*Zumbathon will aid cancer foundation*Full-day gospel concert scheduled*Harpsichord artist to perform Oct. 17*Dallas ICAN now seeking volunteers*Senior meal cost increases in areaOctober 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- Residents of Falls City have seen plenty of change in town in the last year. This November, voters will have a chance to select a new mayor who wants to continue that pattern.October 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- A candidate forum featuring individuals running for mayor and city council in Dallas has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19. The event, open to the public and hosted by the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce, runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St.October 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
PERRYDALE -- Perrydale's annual Corn Feed -- held on Oct. 9 -- has become a sure sign of fall around Polk County. Year after year -- 27 to be exact -- members of Perrydale's FFA chapter have served up autumn favorites like corn on the cob, applesauce, hot dogs and apple crisp to hungry members of the public.October 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Marion-Polk Food Share has a long-term goal: make its operation smaller.October 12, 2010 4:46 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.October 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Some residents are calling on Central School District to oust Superintendent Joseph Hunter amidst allegations he's been unethical with financial resources and has created a hostile environment for his employees.October 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
*Pope will protect Polk's resources*Candidate states his case for office*New faces needed on county board*Woods has helped make Dallas great*Independent voter supports Ainsworth*Past actions best candidate predictor*Woods good choice for Dallas mayor*Ainsworth will be positive difference*Woods has wisdom, experience for job*Time for change on Dallas council*Jaffer will move county forward*Strong character heart of Ainsworth*Effective leader is what Woods is*Woods helps get projects completed*Campbell worthy of judge position*Community pride is key for Woods*Ainsworth ready to serve county*Dodge not answer for Polk position*Give consideration to Mike Ainsworth*Lawyers give Avera nod for judgeship*Criticism of school boss unwarranted*My vote is going to Woods for mayor*Ainsworth will add fiscal leadership*Pope's background quite impressive*It's the right time to elect Ainsworth*Takacs good choice for Independence*Mansell would serve county wellOctober 12, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- Terry Lamers, chairman of the Polk County Forestland Classification Committee, and other committee members will give a presentation to the Falls City City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 12.October 5, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
*Campbell is most qualified for post*Women's triathlon an amazing event*Not all councilors favored street fee*Jaffer will bring new ideas, energy*Campbell has all the ingredients*Businesses step up to assist disabled*Experience matters in commission race*Campbell is clear choice for judge*Falls City: Be an educated voter*Falls City leaders deserve credit*Van Well store goes extra mile*Mansell's assets right for judge*Dallas needs new team on council*Dodge best choice for Polk County*Campbell is top judge candidate*Pope has your interest at heart*Woods has respect and experienceOctober 5, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
*Fire safety is focus of library storytime*Senior center offers exercise program*Touted poet due for Western event*Peacemaker plans Oct.7 presentation*ARC now hosting dances in Dallas*One-man musical act set to appear*Fairgrounds site of fall doll show*PCHS set to host apple festival event*Cub Scouts plan activity for youths*Bambinos benefit fundraiser on tap*Country folk dance slated for SaturdayOctober 5, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The candidates vying to become a circuit court judge within Oregon's 12th Judicial District -- Polk County -- have their own personal philosophies as to why they've entered the general election next month.October 5, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Windermere Real Estate has purchased and will take over operation of the Rental Services Inc. property management firm in a deal brokered by a state-appointed receiver.October 5, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
In a story headlined "Will you help make a reader?" which appeared on Page 23A of the Sept. 29 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, it was incorrectly stated that the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) Program takes place after school. Volunteers actually read with children during the regular school day. The I-O regrets the error.October 5, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- People who are considering self-employment may gain insight on how to get their business up and running during a free information session hosted by MERIT (MicroEnterprise Resources, Initiatives & Training).October 5, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..