MONMOUTH -- Jason Slowey said he's going to watch the National Football League draft -- at least the first few rounds -- because that's what he always does.April 25, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Plus Central softball roundupApril 25, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Plus local roundup on tennis and track and field teamsApril 25, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Jim Boutin had all intentions of returning to build upon the Dallas High boys basketball team's 2011-12 season of success.April 25, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Plus Dallas baseball roundupApril 25, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
*Felton would make good administrator*Results of youth survey valuable*Milligan will work for Polk County*Felton clear choice for Polk DA post*Avera is qualified to be circuit judge*Special thank you for a special prom*Many help as H2O gets back on track*Experience makes Wheeler best fit*No camparison:Vote for Felton*Avera's attributes give her the nod*Candidate brings common sense*Wheeler cares about our county*Butterfield earns support of judge*Experience a key difference for DA*Gaddis will deep criminals in check*Wheeler has what we need for BOC*Felton is a strong choice for DA post*Let expansion of Walmart move on*Public safety must be budget priority*Gaddis has 'best interests' in mind*Clem will work hard as a commissioner*Ex-commissioner supports Wheeler*BOC candidate not best fit for county*Wheeler will best serve Polk County*Wheeler dedicated to working for us*West Salem needs a voice in Dallas*Service is what Milligan is about*Dallas Seniors thank supporters*Gaddis committed to DA positionApril 25, 2012 10:03 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The Dallas School District is proposing making $1.2 million in cuts to balance its budget for the 2012-13 school year.April 24, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
It's hard to believe that Miss April will soon be packing up her mixed bag of 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 24, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- With the end of the school year nearing, people are beginning to think of graduation. Then, before you know it, it will be the Fourth of July.April 24, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Ballots for the May primary election will be mailed to the post office on Friday.April 24, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
Eight-year-old Adri Lee, daughter of Pedee Church Pastor Mitch Lee and Amber Lee, broke her arm in two places April 15. She was making her bed, slipped on a blanket and fell against the metal railing. She had surgery on the arm on April 17 and will be in a cast for six weeks.April 24, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Residents and the public who have business with Polk County Circuit Court will now be able to pay most citations, make monthly payments and pay on many court cases without having to travel to the courthouse and wait in line, mail in a check or pay by phone.April 24, 2012 2:58 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 24, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
*Novel writing class begins Wednesday*Falls City Garden Club sets meeting*Friday 'Zumbathon' to benefit Polk RFL*Mexican dinner, dance set April 27*Humane Society seeks nominees*Church set to host concert on Sunday*Hospital volunteers to hold fundraiser*Relay For Life pizza benefit is Tuesday*DHS Class of 1967 seeks classmates*Nominations open for local heroesApril 24, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
Plus other local spring sports resultsApril 18, 2012 12:32 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The Crescent Valley baseball team must have been getting pretty tired of seeing Dallas' No. 9 hitter reach base in last week's three-game series.April 18, 2012 12:32 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Gabe Rodriguez understands he doesn't fit the bill of the macho-jock type of male sports star.April 18, 2012 12:32 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- With hundreds of athletes competing in more than 30 events in what was a very busy John Knight Twilight meet Friday at Western Oregon University, WOU junior Lexi Pola led a small group of children around the track in a 200-meter dash.April 18, 2012 12:32 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Spring sports in Oregon have taught me one thing so far.April 18, 2012 12:32 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- A man accused of stabbing another man in the throat at West Salem's Wallace Marine Park in February this year will spend 10 years in prison.April 17, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- LaCreole Middle School eighth-grader Lindsay Golly lifts a stack of purple sheets of paper off a table in the school cafeteria. For a second, she struggles to balance the pile, which is several inches thick.April 17, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
*Dallas kindergarten sign-ups begin*Plant sale benefits DHS senior party*'Jazz Nite' scheduled for Saturday*Donations sought for silent auction*Perrydale plans 'Improvement' day*WOU schedules preview day event*Choir concert set ThursdayApril 17, 2012 3:32 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 17, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
*Wheeler is obvious choice for BOC post*Milligan a proven community leader*Wheeler knows what county needs*Felton's experience is the difference*Candidate values what we appreciate*Thanks for support of all-night party*Wheeler ranks near top among leaders*BOC candidate has roots here*Wheeler will help get things done*Wheeler concerned about all of county*Avera is qualified to become judge*Don't forget: Call before you dig*Clem is worthy of commissioner role*Facts support Avera for judge*Wheeler has done well in serving us*Felton has what we need in our next DA*Keep Wheeler as Polk commissioner*Butterfield worthy of judge position*Wheeler committed to working for allApril 17, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
*Zeta Joanne (Borszich) Knittle Reynold Goon*Mary Lou (Sears) Spencer*Mildred L. Birch*Virginia Adele Garner*Marie Beth Farr LeFors*Anne L. Buller Harms*Charles Edward Kistner*Michael John Cox*Teddie Ann (Dillard) Penhollow*Mary Meyer*Elahanea Lea (Mahali) Taylor*Hubert Joseph Sturdivant*Clifford Archie Brown*Kailana Maka Mae FallauApril 17, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
RICKREALL -- The Polk County Fair Foundation's Brick-by-Brick program will see its first installation take place next month.April 17, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
A clarification is needed for a story headlined "Zoning mires bark expansion," which appeared on Page 2A of the March 21 issue of the Itemizer-Observer. Jim and Penny Marr, the owners of Marr Bros. Bark, are seeking to change the zoning designation of 16.3 acres on Monmouth's comprehensive plan map from a low-density residential zone to an industrial zone.April 17, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- It was a successful weekend for both the Western Oregon University baseball and softball teams, as both squads won their respective home series over the weekend.April 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
PHILOMATH -- A young Central baseball squad dropped two Oregon West Conference games last week in a doubleheader at Philomath, falling 10-6 and 9-5 Thursday.April 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
The Linfield College baseball team is getting a boost from a trio of Dallas High graduates this season.April 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- After two solid seasons as the head coach of the Central girls basketball team, Mike Hays has chosen to resign following a year when the Panthers finished 11-13 overall and 6-4 in the Oregon West Conference.April 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
Plus roundups on teams from around the areaApril 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- After topping Henley 2-1 in Saturday's opening game at home, the Central softball team watched the Hornets, last year's Class 4A state runner-up, drill another state-ranked squad, Yamhill-Carlton, 12-2, in five inningsApril 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Through 21 straight games last season, the West Albany softball team was perfect.April 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Beating West Albany this season wasn't the Dallas baseball team's No. 1 goal.April 11, 2012 11:04 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Mark Girod traveled to Vietnam with fellow Western Oregon University professor Henry "Hank" Bersani twice in the last three years through the relief organization they both belonged to, the Forgotten People Foundation.April 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- What do you do on Facebook? Post updates? Keep up with friends? Students in a few classes at Dallas High School are learning on Facebook -- and in some ways more efficiently and interactively than they do in class.April 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
*Milligan worthy of commissioner post *Wheeler makes community better *Felton is best fit to be county DA *Monmouth history is worthy of saving *Felton is qualified for Polk DA post *Milligan will work hard for our county *Talent, experience gives nod to Felton *Wheeler has proven she's suit for role *As DA, Gaddis will be tough on crime *Avera well suited to be next judge *Clem has proven leadership skills *New 'welcome sign' is a safety issue *Now is the time to elect Felto as DA *Polk County needs Clem on its BOC *Avera has what we need in a judge *Only one candidate prepared to be DA *Experience is what Wheeler offers us *Milligan will bring new insight to post *Retain Wheeler as our commissioner *Gaddis will make a good Polk DAApril 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The Polk County Committee for Citizen Involvement will hold an open house next week to discuss allowing limited food service on farms in Polk County.April 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Five people were arrested on Friday in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation in Dallas, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.April 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
We're two weeks into the month of April and it's way past time to bid those showers adieu for a while. It's time for everyone to get into the spirit of the season so we can concentrate on yard and garden projects instead of dodging deluges from above. I'm hoping the tulips won't meet the same fate as the daffodils and we'll have the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors.April 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Dallas, like many towns across the nation, is attempting to revitalize its downtown.April 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
*Dennis Raymond Nolte *Mary A. Percy *Ralph Bernard 'Bernie' Ruiz *James E. Collins *May 12, 1959 - April 3, 2012 *Anne Louise Harms *Grace E. Wall *Virginia A. Garner *Wayland Nelson *Kevin W. Montgomery Jr. *Mary Diane Boyes *John Leland Morris *Mildred L. BirchApril 10, 2012 3:20 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 10, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
MADRAS -- Tyler Sommerfeldt played most of his sophomore season with the Dallas junior varsity baseball squad, moonlighting a few times with the varsity unitApril 4, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Panthers stay unbeatenApril 4, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH - David Amberson said it's not a secret what makes the Western Oregon University baseball team so successful.April 4, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND -- The Polk County Lost Boys Rugby team ran into some bad luck last week when close to $2,000 of equipment was stolen from an assistant coach's vehicle in the Portland area March 27.April 4, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Ashley Potter was pretty blunt when she spoke of the first two times she reached the NCAA Division II national stage in the triple jump. "I choked, both times," she said.April 4, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
*Jeremiah J. Brown *Gregory Gerald White *William T. Gallagher Sr. *Margaret Resch Kerp Nedry *'Jeanie' Mary Jean Carsey *Samuel 'Sam' H. Drill *Marilyn M. Spencer *William 'Bill' Jason Rowell *Joyce Nona Crace *James Harold Thomassen *Dr. Henry 'Hank' A. Bersani *James E. Collins *Dennis Raymond Nolte *Mary A. PercyApril 3, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..
*Wheeler knows how county works *New sports editor doing bang-up job *Home for Wheeler here in Polk County *Questions about extended campus *Wheeler will keep county on track *Experience is key attribute of Felton *Wheeler has what is needed for Polk *Clem stands out in commissioner race *Let's keep religion out of government *Wheeler has no special agenda *Test scores don't always measure up *Felton is far most qualified to be DA *Chicken ordinance much appreciated *Experience makes Felton DSA choice *Dedicated women make Dallas great *Clem is worthy of commissioner slot *H20 should not protect wrongdoers *Wheeler gets nod due to experience *Felton will be top prosecutor, managerApril 3, 2012 3:20 p.m. read more..