FALLS CITY -- The Falls City Arts Council is hosting a "meet the candidates" event at the Falls City Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 6.September 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Dallas High School's FFA chapter is on a roll. For the second year in a row, Dallas FFA will represent Oregon in a national competition at FFA's national convention next month.September 28, 2010 3:33 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.September 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. 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 should call Community Corrections at 503-623-5226.September 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
*Hospital auxiliary fundraiser is today*Opening reception planned for exhibit*Market schedules final day of 2010*Library sets annual youth RC car rally*MVCA schedules Saturday fundraiser*Flea market on tap for this weekend*Sunday breakfast planned by grange*Life story writing workshops resume*Seminar on living healthy is offered*Pentacle schedules auditions for play*Tickets on sale for Bambinos benefit*Scrapbookng event looms next monthSeptember 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- In what is shaping up to be a contentious election season locally, across the state and nationally, Sheriff Bob Wolfe is running unopposed for his fourth term as Polk County Sheriff.September 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
MI Town was definitely the place to be this past weekend, with so many fun and interesting activities going on. Beginning with the book sale at the old Independence Library on Friday morning and ending with the pancake breakfast at the airport on Sunday, the Hop & Heritage Festival showcased our community spirit and history - and we all had a wonderful time. There was definitely something for everyone to enjoy and we were busy every minute. Congratulations to coordinator, Marilyn Morton and her hard-working staff of volunteers for another successful event.September 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- More than 19 percent of students enrolled in Falls City School District were homeless at some point last year.September 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
*Jaffer great choice for Polk County*Avera impresses with integrity*Commission's reply is found lacking*New blood, outlook needed on council*We need Jaffer's forward thinking*Avera possesses vast experience*Avera tops list for experience*Jaffer committed to Polk County*Time to replace city councilors*Craig Pope has fiscal know-how*Jaffer will bring strong leadership*Campbell well qualified to be judge*"New blood," or reactionaires?*Jaffer is right for Polk CountySeptember 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Every few years, the topic of building a new dog shelter comes up in Polk County. And, as the pattern goes, every few years the subject dies down -- and still no shelter.September 28, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- While it seems hard for anybody to make a dollar in this recession, last year was a pretty lousy one for Oregon farmers.September 21, 2010 2:55 p.m. read more..
*Experience makes Avera good choice*Seniors closing in on fundraising goal*Jaffer has qualitites to serve county*Medical community helps Dallas sports*Stand up, be heard by casting a vote*Campbell will serve people, not himself*Community steps up for area kids*Change needed on Dallas City Council*Turn Dallas into a sustainable city*Word of warning to Falls City votersSeptember 21, 2010 2:55 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.September 21, 2010 2:55 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Negotiations for the city of Dallas to buy the former Oregon Army National Guard armory in downtown Dallas may begin soon.September 21, 2010 2:55 p.m. read more..
*Master Gardener honored for work*Garden Club will meet in Falls City*Senior 'music jam' is set to continue*Parenting program begins on Thursday*Weekend book sale scheduled at library*Dallas Seniors will serve up breakfast*Dancing Oaks sets casting workshop*Dallas music studio to mark milestone*Theater fundraiser aids Rely for Life*Hospital auxiliary plans fundraiser*Flea market seeks vendors for event*Humane Society benefit on tapSeptember 21, 2010 2:55 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- When Dallas High School graduate Desiree Friesen arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in late August, she was expecting that it would look like at least some cleanup had occurred following the massive Jan. 12 earthquake.September 21, 2010 2:55 p.m. read more..
In a story headlined "WOU, county face more budget cuts," which appeared on the Page 3A of the Sept. 15 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, a quote by Mark Weiss, Western Oregon University vice president of finance and administration needs clarification. Furlough days only applied to the WOU's classified union employees. Faculty and non-classified staff had salary freezes, but no furlough reductions.September 21, 2010 2:55 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office and investigators with Oregon State Police are analyzing a scene where possible human remains were found on Thursday morning, Sept. 16.September 16, 2010 3:04 p.m. read more..
*Jaffer will provide strong leadership*Mansell has strong character, integrity*Jondles will be fondly rmembered*Mexican Fiesta was a grand event*Mansell's qualities worthy of support*Ugo's steps up to help community*Choose candidates wisely during crisis*A sad departure for local employee*Variety of people support Campbell*Mansell as judge: an informed choiceSeptember 14, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Officers in Dallas High School's FFA program had hoped to meet the stars of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" when they were invited to work on a part of the show's project at Oregon School for the Deaf in Salem.September 14, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Officials from the Polk County Environmental Health Division have confirmed a bat has tested positive for rabies.September 14, 2010 2:46 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.September 14, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
In the Fall Sports Guide 2010, a preview section for the local high school sports season that appeared in the Wednesday, Sept. 1, issue of the Itemizer-Observer, Dallas High School football player Sam Orozco was misidentified on the section cover. The Itemizer-Observer regrets the error.September 14, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
KINGS VALLEY -- The dress was medieval and, yes, the swords and lances were very real as the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire took a Kings Valley farm field back in time over the weekend.September 14, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
*Entries being taken for scarecrow event*Seniors to resume gathering in FC*Grange celebration to mark 125 years*Benefit slated for injured Dallas man*Evening of theater will benefit Lions*Parenting program offered in Dallas*Garden club ready to resume meeting*Program on senior living scheduledSeptember 14, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Oregon Board of Forestry on Sept. 8 approved the exchange of state-owned forestland located in Polk, Benton and Lincoln counties for similar amounts of privately owned forestland in those counties.September 14, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
*Bike path paving a waste of money*Fair experience was disappointing*Mansell would be strong Polk judge*Judge's support seems unethical*Vets deserve more from the state fair*Campbell will be fine circuit judge*Thanks to all for helping ShawnSeptember 10, 2010 8:18 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Investigators are still trying to determine whether arson was the cause of a fire that damaged playground equipment at Rotary Park on Aug. 23.September 7, 2010 3:02 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Andrew Thomas Jondle, accused of killing his parents on their pastoral ranch last week, may face the death penalty if his case goes to trial.September 7, 2010 3:02 p.m. read more..
*Workshop for land owners is Saturday*Bible-based health program available*M-I Rotary lines up luncheon speakers*DHS Class of 1960 sets reunion event*Monthly coffee club meeting is Sept. 10*New York musician will perform locally*Annual fall plant sale this weekend*'Bark in the Park' event set Saturday*Reunion scheduled for plant employees*Country folk dance resumes Saturday*Salem Singers set to appear in Dallas*Equestrian group will meet MondaySeptember 7, 2010 3:02 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Preventing and combating incidents of chronic health disease at the local level is the focus of a yearlong effort recently initiated by the Polk County Public Health Department.September 7, 2010 3:02 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Robbery was reportedly the motive in the slayings of David "Scott" and Marilyn Jondle, Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday.September 1, 2010 4:28 p.m. read more..