EUGENE -- It's not easy coming in second.May 30, 2012 11:40 a.m. read more..
PUEBLO, Colo.-- Western Oregon's Amanda Schumaker lived up to her seeding by capturing the third All-American honor of her career with her third-place finish in the javelin at Saturday's Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at Colorado State.May 30, 2012 11:40 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Kelsey Linn didn't need any reminders of West Albany's sixth-inning, 10-hit, eight-run barrage Friday in their Class 5A softball quarterfinal game at Dallas.May 30, 2012 11:40 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- It is time to go fishing, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has some ideas for anglers of all levels and interests in the new Spring Fishing Guide.May 30, 2012 11:40 a.m. read more..
EUGENE -- With the track and field atmosphere and crowd available only in a place like "TrackTown USA" -- The University of Oregon's Hayward Field -- Dallas' Gabe Rodriguez decided to take advantage of his surroundings.May 30, 2012 11:40 a.m. read more..
EUGENE -- Tanner Omlid's been a state champion before. Twice on the basketball court, as he most recently led the Central Panthers to the 2012 Class 4A boys hoops title.May 30, 2012 11:40 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Four members of the 2012 Western Oregon University baseball team have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-West Region squad.May 30, 2012 11:40 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- This will be the last summer of bond-funded renovations for the Dallas School District and it will come with an unexpected project: A new restroom and concession stand for DHS athletic fields.May 29, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
*Weather spotter training Thursday*Dallas library expanding its hours*Tribes receive grant for food bank*M-I Rotary Club selling strawberries*Emergency response training offered*City's water quality report available*I-O photographer garners awards*Fairground seeks input via survey*Winters chosen for Toll fellowshipMay 29, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
Summertime in MI Town is getting so close -- just out there on the horizon -- and once we see the varieties of Oregon strawberries appear on our grocery shelves, in our backyard gardens and at farmers markets we can celebrate with homemade shortcake and whipped cream.May 29, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
*Farmworker union leader set to speak*Local artist to host debut art showing*Final senior jam of season slated*Shuttle day offered for mountain bikers*Saturday breakfast slated in Monmouth*Car wash will help out Relay For Life*Flea market on tap at Rickreall Grange*Reception kicks off art auction event*Emeritus Society will meet Monday*Pizza fundraiser scheduled TuesdayMay 29, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
GRAND RONDE -- A new state rule banning the use of Native American-themed mascots in public schools has been a hot button topic for the last two weeks -- with some deeming it cultural sensitivity that's long overdue, and others, political correctness run amok.May 29, 2012 3:44 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.May 29, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
Nicole Watkins' columnMay 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Dallas High coach Scot McDonald has been named the Mid-Willamette Conference baseball coach of the year.May 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Dallas High's Mid-Willamette Conference championship softball season was rewarded as seven Dragons have been named to the 2012 all-league team.May 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
Panthers host Hidden Valley in Class 4A playoff first round WednesdayMay 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Several Central High School spring high school sports teams have not only been making their marks on the diamonds, tracks, courts and courses. They've been excelling in the classroom as well.May 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
Dragons host Wilsonville in playoff first round WednesdayMay 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
SWEET HOME -- The Sweet Home baseball team jumped out early and often in Friday's Class 4A play-in, defeating Central 15-1 in five innings and ending the Panthers' season.May 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
Amanda Schumaker, Ashley Potter, Seabre Church and Dan Sprinkle compete this weekendMay 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
Dragons send 10 athletes to state meetMay 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
Junior gets the edge in 1A 400 finalsMay 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Trailing Eagle Point -- a team that won just six games all season -- by four runs in its Class 5A play-in contest last week, Dallas junior Bret Moskal decided to take action.May 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
BROWNSVILLE -- The Dallas Senior Nationals took second place at the Central Linn Invitational Sunday after starting the Junior Baseball Organization (JBO) season 0-10.May 23, 2012 12:04 p.m. read more..
WEST SALEM -- Registration for Willamette Valley Hospice's annual Camp Mighty Oaks is now being accepted.May 22, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
Now that the election is over and votes have been counted, congratulations to those who achieved the offices they worked so long and hard to seek. Let's all do what we can as responsible neighbors to support our newly elected judge and district attorney and become real participants in civic activities and events in MI Town and Polk County.May 22, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
*'Happy' screening slated at Western*Yard sale to help fire department*Reading campaign event set Tuesday*Dallas Lions Club raffles off a goat*Dallas FFA plans benefit to-go meal*Pizza sales will aid Polk Relay For Life*Local sorority makes donationMay 22, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
In a story headlined "Luckiamute fish runs need help," which appeared on Page 1A of the May 16 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, a reporter incorrectly wrote that Michael Cairns was the former executive director of the Luckiamute Watershed Council. No such position exists. Cairns was a former council coordinator, council chairman and project manager. The I-O regrets the error.May 22, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The city of Dallas is looking for people interested in joining a committee to study sewer and water utility rates.May 22, 2012 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.May 22, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
CORVALLIS -- Dallas' Thomas Braun, a singles player for nearly the entire 2012 spring tennis season, had been wanting to test his luck at doubles.May 16, 2012 12:08 p.m. read more..
Games at Keizer's Volcanoes Stadium start ThursdayMay 16, 2012 12:08 p.m. read more..
Doubles team Brooke Perry, Annie Lin reach consolation finals at MWC'sMay 16, 2012 12:08 p.m. read more..
Junior ranked third nationally in the javelinMay 16, 2012 11:36 a.m. read more..
Lost Boys will play for third place SaturdayMay 16, 2012 11:36 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- When Dallas junior Lizzie Posey went down with a season-ending shoulder injury 22 games ago, Dallas softball coach Al Perkins had to figure out a lineup that could replace her play at third base.May 16, 2012 11:36 a.m. read more..
Plus more on Central girls and boys tennis, Perrydale softball and Dallas, Central and Falls City track and fieldMay 16, 2012 11:36 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The Dallas 12-and-under baseball team captured the Hilsboro tournament title Sunday.May 16, 2012 11:36 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- An eager Scot McDonald jumped a little prematurely in celebration -- sensing a third strike and a final out -- during last week's Mid-Willamette Conference matchup with Lebanon.May 16, 2012 11:36 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Shortly after running his third and final race of the day, Western Oregon's Kody Rhodes hadn't quite taken in what he had just accomplished.May 16, 2012 11:36 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.May 15, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The reasons Phil Garrett is no longer the general manager of Monmouth-Independence Network (MINET) were not revealed last week following the MINET board's announcement that he would be leaving the public utility.May 15, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
*Beekeeping subject of Rogue workshop*Dance, food drive slated for Thursday*Fitness business to host open house*Breakfast served Saturday at center*Day of canine fun aids Relay for Life*Authors will read during arts event*Auditions scheduled at Pentacle Theatre*UCAM's clothing drive is under way*Museum will hand out awards May 19*'Movies in the Gym' scheduled Sunday*Elks offer two public events*FC library schedules book saleMay 15, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
*Ballston has enrollment openings*Graduation set at Family Christian*WVHF hands out 22 scholarships*Central seniors earn MICAA awards*SC honor roll includes Polk students*Three locals graduate from Corban*Dallas resident among OBU grads*Buford received degree from RMC*DHS grad gets degree from HesstonMay 15, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- The Western Oregon University men's club rugby team made a big step Friday -- the Wolves are moving up.May 9, 2012 1 p.m. read more..
Panthers headed to next week's state tournament in BanksMay 9, 2012 12:41 p.m. read more..
Plus more results from around the areaMay 9, 2012 12:16 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- After suffering an ugly 6-1 loss to Silverton in Game 2 of last week's Mid-Willamette Conference series, the Dallas softball team gathered for an extra-long huddle to talk about what happened -- in a mood-fitting, steady rain.May 9, 2012 12:16 p.m. read more..
PERRYDALE -- The Perrydale softball team might make their fans worry, just a little bit.May 9, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- You could say Dan Sprinkle was a pretty good distance runner coming out of Century High School.May 9, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Slowey was a sixth-round draft pickMay 9, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Lost Boys will face defending champ Lincoln/Westide SaturdayMay 9, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Area club meets in Dallas, complete a ride a monthMay 9, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
WOU trio earns all-GNAC honorsMay 9, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
Dragons finish sixth in team standingsMay 9, 2012 11:29 a.m. read more..
*Master Gardeners' plant sale planned*Airpark residents schedule tour event*Ministry program offered on May 12*Relay for Life youth event set Saturday*Moonfall Theater slates three shows*Wine auction will aid local program*Rogue will kick off local concert series*Church set to host film presentation*Seminar to address estate planning*Smith Fine Arts lineup releasedMay 8, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
*Mona Marie Barker*Lorin Albert Meyer*Ivan Nisly*Arkadiy Galaburdo*Casper F. 'Bud' Paulson, Jr.*Clint Crowe*Daniel Ruiz Cervantez*Daniel Rex Graham*Jon Charles Johnston*Marjorie May (Westerman)Pfaff*Margaret Edith Paulsen*Duane E. 'Smitty' Smith*Randee D. Pierson*Evelyn Virginia Bobeda*Mabel B. Stainke*Gene T. Neil*Verna Vesta MarxMay 8, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
*Butterfield will be an effective judge*Felton will achieve justice as Polk DA*DLC thankful of support for dance*Felton right choice for district attorney*Butterfield would make a fair judge*Gaddis has what we need in a DA*Wheeler refreshing choice for Polk BOC*Felton well suited for district attorney*Hat's off to Dallas district teachers*Candidate for DA appreciates help*County will benefit from Gaddis as DA*Falls City student appreciates home*Gaddis is worthy of support of DA*Felton committed to public service*Clem's background suited for position*Felton will help keep streets safe*Many work to make triathlon a success*Public servants deserve thanks*Know candidates before casting vote*Wheeler's the one for Polk County*Avera has what's needed in a judge*Couple's support of students notedMay 8, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Twenty-nine percent of students enrolled in Falls City School District were considered "chronically absent" from class during the 2010-11 school year.May 8, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
The Pedee Women's Club lost a longtime member and good friend on April 22. Ruth Stafford was their candy-making leader and mentor, along with her sister, Nella, and sister-in-law. Laree Jones, teaching the women to make wonderful confections to sell at the club holiday fair in November. She was young to the end of her almost 92 years.May 8, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
*Talmadge Middle School to host Holocaust event*Central High senior places at state soprano solo event*Limited openings available at LVCS for 2012-13 year*High school students sought for airplane building project*WOU recognizes classroom leaders*Five Polk students tabbed by EOU*CHS student receives major honor*Dallas woman named to honor roll*Rickreall man earns dean's list nodMay 8, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Polk County will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.May 8, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
I don't know if anyone's been paying much attention to what's happening in the world of high school softball.May 2, 2012 12:05 p.m. read more..
Plus Central, Perrydale resultsMay 2, 2012 11:32 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- When first-year Dallas girls tennis coach Andy Trolan decided to make a change in his lineup early in the season and put juniors Allie Gillette and Mya Hoskisson together to form the No. 1 doubles team, the two were OK with it.May 2, 2012 11:32 a.m. read more..
Plus news on softball, spring football gameMay 2, 2012 11:32 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Before last weekend's NFL Draft, Jason Slowey tabbed himself "a sleeper."May 2, 2012 11:32 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Alex Bird and Clay Stuhr stuck with each other for most of the 1,500 meters in a Mid-Willamette Conference dual meet with Lebanon April 25.May 2, 2012 11:32 a.m. read more..
Omlid, Deptula also compete at Meet of ChampionsMay 2, 2012 11:32 a.m. read more..
*Felton clear choice for Polk DA post*Clem, Felton are worthy of support*Candidate for judge very well respected*West Salem needs to be represented*Gaddis has what it takes to be a DA*Butterfield's proven he's ready for role*Clem would work well with others*DAS rummage sale was a big success*Milligan will help get things done*Walmart decision will impact Dallas*Clem would serve Polk County well*Avera will make a great judge*Clem is a caring public servant*Wheeler has what is needed for BOC*Clem has good ideas, knowledge*Scrapbook event aids Relay for Life*Felton is the right choice for Polk DA*Walmart groceries would help many*Experience a key factor in DA race*Felton's expertise bodes well for job*Avera a proven decision maker*Felton brings broad experience to table*Avera is the most qualified candidate*Gaddis will help keep region safe*Attack on Clem was unjustified*DA candidate seeks support from voters*BOC hopeful forgot important detail*BOC candidate has passion for the job*Avera would make an excellent judge*Polk commissioner wants to serve you*Gaddis has support of law enforcement*Butterfield has had a positive impactMay 1, 2012 2:32 p.m. read more..
*Space exploratory program scheduled*Weekend book sale planned at library*Ballroom dance lessons offered*Go bowling to aide Polk Relay for Life*Fundraiser to fight cancer is Saturday*Saturday breakfast set in Monmouth*Garden club to hold annual plant sale*Model train event slated in Rickreall*ICAN to showcase youth art, science*WHS spaghetti feed benefit set May 5*Senior Citizen Prom Saturday evening*Quartet to appear Sunday in Dallas*Gospel duo slates two performances*Writing workgroup will meet MondayMay 1, 2012 2:32 p.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- Pat Evenson-Brady, superintendent of the Willamette Education Service District, announced her retirement on April 24.May 1, 2012 2:32 p.m. read more..
DALLAS -- With the beginning of May comes Polk County Bounty Market, Dallas' weekly farmers market. And this year with the market comes wine to complement the fresh veggies, eggs, cheeses and breads visitors have grown accustomed to finding over the last two seasons.May 1, 2012 2:32 p.m. read more..