DALLAS -- The Federal Management Agency has awarded the Dallas Fire Department a $185,000 federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to replace aging air packs, or self-contained breathing apparatus.February 22, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
*Demonstration on pruning scheduled*AARP driver safety course scheduled*Monthly music jam slated forThursday*Medicinal herbs topic of meeting*Volunteers needed for book sorting*Saturday breakfast fundraiser on tap*Local writer plans book signing event*Chronic conditions class being offered*Space available for senior coast trip*Handbag, jewelry benefit scheduledFebruary 22, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
The photograph that accompanied the story headlined "City seeks help finding utility," which appeared on Page 8A of the Feb. 16 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, was incorrect and did not picture the Valsetz Heights development in Falls City. The I-O regrets the error.February 22, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- As a rookie firefighter, one of Clete Schmitke's first calls was a car wreck where victims were trapped in a vehicle. Not being certified for that type of emergency, Schmitke couldn't help his fellow firefighters much -- a situation that didn't suit him well.February 22, 2011 3:13 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.February 22, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
Those of us fortunate enough to attend Central High School's recent production of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" owe a debt of gratitude to the creative genius of English teacher Rachel Duncan, and her cast and crew.February 22, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
GRAND RONDE -- U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced a bill in both the U.S House of Representatives and U.S. Senate last week that will make it easier to incorporate tribal-owned land into the Grand Ronde Reservation.February 22, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District's superintendent may take a job with the St. Helens School District before the end of the month. Joseph Hunter was one of two finalists announced earlier this week for a superintendent's position in the Columbia County district.February 17, 2011 3:26 p.m. read more..
*School option levy worthy of pursuit*Personal reasons behind resignation*Community steps up for food bank*Boosters appreciate touching donation*Don't undervalue cost of education*Schools worthy of our support*Community shows its caring ways*Memorial is proof our schools work*We can help fix broken system*Let people decide change to charterFebruary 15, 2011 2:22 p.m. read more..
Alan and Sue Garten went to Las Vegas for a week for Sue's Jan. 26 birthday. While there, they went to a Cher show, which was exceptionally good and one of Cher's last shows. On Sue's birthday they went for a helicopter ride at night and saw all of a brilliantly lit Las Vegas. Alan's brother, Jerry Plank, and his wife, Sonya, joined them for part of the visit.February 15, 2011 2:22 p.m. read more..
*Reception will kick off gallery exhibit*Stew and biscuits served up Feb. 17*Native plant sale set this weekend*4-H reptile club forming in county*Readings of poetry highlight gathering*Sunday planting project needs help*SAS sets upcoming Baskett Slough trip*WOU offering one last snow bus trip*Ladies Auxiliary seeking members*Demonstration on pruning scheduled*Medicinal herbs topic of meetingFebruary 15, 2011 2:22 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Every performer, artist, or writer has to make the leap -- the decision to take the stage or submit a piece for publication for the first time. A small student-run club is providing those opportunities for students -- and staff -- at Dallas High School.February 15, 2011 2:22 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.February 15, 2011 2:22 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.February 9, 2011 10:37 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- A trial judge has been assigned the case of Anthony Uribes Jr., the Dallas man accused of shooting another man in the knee during a December confrontation.February 8, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Gov. John Kitzhaber has stated that the 2011-13 budget, released on Feb. 1, is an opportunity to restructure Oregon's financial house to provide for a stronger future.February 8, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- The director at Falls City's Wagner Community Library is responsible for everything, from returning books to shelves to coordinating childrens' summer reading programs.February 8, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University is a different place than it was a decade ago. The school's demographic has changed. So has the breadth of its academic offerings. It's certainly more crowded, with a student body 30 percent larger than in 2000.February 8, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
Last week marked a new semester at Kings Valley Charter School, just south of Polk County, and the first days of the always popular electives. Or almost always, in the case of Tanner Geddes, a sixth-grader.February 8, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
*Gentle House needs garden volunteers*Violinist to perform in Dallas on Friday*Arc of Polk plans Valentine's dance*Trash, treasures available at sale*Pruning seminar slated on Saturday*Norwegian culture group sets meeting*Country folk dance returns to center*Stone soup event Sunday at grange*Local Boy Scouts want cans, bottles*Dutch Bros. seeks donations of food*Valentine's Day fundraiser on tap*Bunco, poker night will benefit 'Relay'*Hop and Heritage committee to meet*Author will discuss book during eventFebruary 8, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- A man charged in a fatal slashing at a West Salem bar late last month has pleaded not guilty. Brent W. Phillips, 32, of Salem was arraigned on an indictment Monday. Feb. 7, in Polk County Circuit Court.February 8, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Dallas High School wrestler Charley Engelfried died Thursday night, Feb. 3, following a wrestling match during a dual meet at Silverton High School.February 4, 2011 11:44 a.m. read more..
*Senators should back 'Fair Tax' bill*City employee's talk appreciated*Illegal aliens are just that -- illegal*Central needs audit of bond expenses*Community needs district bond audit*Polk County won't resolve nuisances*New Dallas market is a great addition*Warning: You get what you pay for*Performance audit need is obvious*End speculation, do an audit nowFebruary 1, 2011 2:09 p.m. read more..
*Pentacle fundraiser will aid VORP/CMS*Chinese New Year celebration on tap*See a showing of 'The Horse Boy'*Monthly breakfast Saturday at center*Grange schedules two-day flea market*Community food drive set Saturday*Diabetes is subject of four-week class*Hospital volunteers selling See's Candy*Writing group will meet this Monday*WOU offering snow trip to Timberline*Beekeeping school taking registrationFebruary 1, 2011 2:09 p.m. read more..
For those of us in MI Town who aren't very fond of Old Man Winter, turning the calendar page to February brings us that much closer to the arrival of springtime. Seed catalogs and all things gardening are seeking our attention, and we can hardly wait for the daffodils and tulips to brighten our yards -- and our lives.February 1, 2011 2:09 p.m. read more..
*Jazz dinner, dance on tap Saturday*Budget cuts, levy topic of meeting*Music program for kids continues*After-school art program to resume*ICAN youth science program offered*KVCS class selling chocolate truffles*West Salem student up for award*Dallas woman garners OBU honor*Local qualifies for Colby dean's listFebruary 1, 2011 2:09 p.m. read more..