*Emeritus features military museum*Friends to host spring sale*County road cleanup Saturday*Garden Club to host plant sale*Writing 101 class sponsored by 4-H*Model train show this weekend*Lavender Lake Farms hosting tea*A capella groups honor teacher*WVH volunteers host fundraiser*RFL celebration dinner Saturday*Local artists at Guthrie ParkApril 29, 2015 11:40 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Led by several strong performances, Central’s girls track and field squad won the six-team John Oliver Invitational on Friday.April 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — The Dallas softball team outscored its opponents 44-4, as the Dragons cruised to four-straight victories last week. Dallas opened by winning a doubleheader over South Albany 20-1, 6-1 on April 21, before defeating Corvallis 15-2 on April 22 and Crescent Valley 3-0 on Friday.April 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
BILLINGS, Mont. — In what turned out to be Western Oregon’s softball team’s final regular season games, the Wolves clinched the fourth and final spot to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball championships on Friday.April 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ girls tennis team earned a pair of Mid-Willamette Conference victories, beating Woodburn 8-0 on April 22 and South Albany 6-2 on Monday. No. 1 and 2 singles players Marissa Brewen and Savanna Poston went undefeated during the two matches.April 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — As the Dragons prepared for their final golf tournament of the year Tuesday after press time, Dylan Cackler wasn’t down about his performance. Instead, he was hopeful for bigger and better things to come.April 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — For much of this season, Perrydale’s softball team has been a work in progress. But players and coaches are confident the finished product can be a masterpiece.April 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University Athletic Director Barbara Dearing announced the hiring of WOU alumnus Jim Shaw as the men’s basketball head coach on Monday.April 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Supporting levy is a citizen duty*Some can't afford more property tax*Don't compare county salaries*Elected officials can't be trusted*Levy needed to keep county safe*Property should note be taxed at all*Vote no, send a strong message*Voting yes is the right thing to do*County taxes out of control, vote no*Consider your safety and vote yes*Levy needed to fix safety system*Public safety levy a good investment*Make more cuts before taxing*Time to pay it forward with levy*24-hour patrol coverage needed*Funding for public safety has fallenApril 29, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*WOU Relay for Life will be Saturday*Tea, fashion show at senior center*Art, cheesecake at Dallas Library*Dinner celebrating survivors May 2*YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day*Dallas Are Seniors host jam*RFL Scrap for a Cure is Sunday*Youth bakers' class teaches how to make breadsApril 22, 2015 11:09 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — The Dallas track and field team took first in 11 events during the Dragons’ meet against Crescent Valley, South Albany and Woodburn on April 14.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — Arlin Schwanke always yearned for the chance to try out track and field.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — It’s a moment that only lasts a few seconds. The moment when a pole vaulter launches himself or herself through the air.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
“Military Mistress” Bobbi Ann House and her latest husband Zackerie House were stopped in Alabama last week, but not arrested, despite being wanted for check fraud in three states.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — It was feast or famine at the plate for Central’s softball team. The Panthers scored a combined 28 runs in a pair of wins, but just five in two losses.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — The Dallas girls’ tennis team is making strides, despite dropping two of three league matches. Dallas lost to Crescent Valley 8-0 on April 15 and Silverton 6-2 on Monday. Dallas defeated Lebanon 5-3 on Thursday.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s baseball team fell out of a first-place tie in the Mid-Willamette Conference after losing two of three to Silverton. The Panthers lost 12-2 on Thursday before splitting a doubleheader on Friday, winning 8-7 before falling 7-5.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Amanda Evola knew playing her final home games would be a bittersweet moment. But she wasn’t about to let it affect her mindset, or her team.April 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Sheriff services helps system*Stand up for sheriff, vote 'yes'*Gun rights story felt one-sided*Gasoline prices too high in Dallas*Public safety levy no longer needed*County admin should live in means*Money could be used elsewhere*County pay raises not necessary*Citizens cannot afford more taxesApril 22, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Safety corridors are stretches of highway that have an average crash rate that is higher than that of similar roadways in the state. In order to qualify, the corridor has to consistently have a five-year average crash rate of 110 percent of the state average.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
An announcement was expected Tuesday, but has been delayed until Thursday.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central senior Collin Brinton wasn’t swinging a golf club by the time he could walk. Nor was he draining putts by the time he was in grade school. Brinton was, in fact, a late arrival to golf.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — When Dallas tennis doubles players Cameron Gumpinger and Josiah Gillette step onto the court, they are no longer just friends.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — As Western Oregon’s baseball team rested between games against Saint Martin’s on Sunday afternoon, senior Garret Harpole was all smiles.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
SANDY — Central’s boys track and field team showed off its depth after taking fourth out of 11 teams at the Sandy Invitational on Saturday. Senior Doug Clem won the javelin with a throw of 173 feet, 0 inches to lead the Panthers. Senior Kaj Bansen placed third in the high jump with a 5-8, while Gabe Dickson finished third in the long jump with a leap of 19-9½.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
UPDATE: Central's game on Tuesday was postponed. The Panthers host Silverton Wednesday (today), play at Silverton on Thursday and host the Silver Foxes on FridayApril 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — After a three-game sweep of Woodburn, Dallas’ baseball team appears ready to face a critical stretch of its season.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — Perrydale junior Taylor Price loves softball. As a sophomore, she started for the Pirates. Many of her friends were her teammates.April 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Annual pow wow at WOU on Saturday*Gentle House to host bridal show*River Gallery to celebrate artists*4-H class to create art from trash*Cancer survivor dinner set May 2*Youth learn to preserve fruits*Dallas Mat Club begins fundraiser*Dinner and auction benefits Polk RFL*Swim celebrates cancer survivors*Explore spring through open house*Tea for two at Trinity Lutheran*Music, food and wine on Friday*Calvary Chapel to present 'the Truth Project' seriesApril 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS – A tip from a concerned parent resulted in a quick resolution to an incident in which a student brought a gun to Dallas High School Tuesday afternoon.April 8, 2015 1:39 p.m. read more..
*Master Gardeners to talk blueberries*Old-fashion square dance set Saturday*'Mind the Gap' reception Thursday*Caricatures topic of Saturday class*Urban and rural tensions topic of talk on Saturday*Teen art contest at Dallas Library*Children's portrait contest benefits cancer research*Libraries accept food for fines*LWC ivy pull slated for this Saturday*Bunco will raise money for baskets*Living with diabetes class*Library features variety of art by Charlotte LambApril 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
LEBANON — Senior Alysia Vergin and junior Taylor Price exceled at the Tri-River Conference Preview Meet on Thursday.April 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — There is something different about Central senior Alex Quinn. Quinn has always been one of the Panthers’ most versatile athletes. But this season, he’s taking his game to a new level.April 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — When spring sports sign-ups arrived, Dallas senior Sarah Mitchell had a decision to make.April 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central senior Kevin Cable was cruising to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Dallas’ Jacob Harustak on Thursday afternoon, but an unforced error — a ball that sailed into the net — helped Harustak win a game, causing Cable to bend over in disgust.April 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Concert to raise money for band trip*Kinder registration opens Saturday*Dragon Run returns on Saturday*Tickets on sale for KVCS PTO auction*Inkblot to host poetry slam April 15*WOU technology center turns 100*Local students make OSU honor rollApril 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
At the beginning of the year, the members of Team ramRod, a Dallas High School robotics team, told coach Lee Jones they were going to qualify for the world championship.April 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central pitcher Chris Rech threw a no-hitter, and the Panthers’ baseball team swept Woodburn to open Mid-Willamette Conference play. Central opened the series with a 6-0 win on March 31. Wes Riddell earned the win on the mound.April 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Night of comedy on tap at Pressed*Salem author will speak in Dallas*'Coffee hour' event set in Monmouth*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*KVCS site of Easter egg hunt Saturday*Easter Service will be church's 156th*13-week workshop on grief scheduledApril 1, 2015 3:08 p.m. read more..
*Family appreciates use of school gym*Levy language is missing key point*Safety levy would benefit all in county*Cuts are affecting safety of county*Chamber supports public safety levy*Public safety funds are now insufficient*Peace of mind will come by Oking levy*Levy is about more than sheriff patrols*I-O letter offered chance to reflectApril 1, 2015 2:47 p.m. read more..
The grant, through the department’s Local Government Grant Program, would allow for the city to buy the property. Funding also would be available to improve access to that side of the falls, build a viewing platform, pavilion and restrooms.April 1, 2015 2:36 p.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — Perrydale senior David Silver likes to keep busy. Whether it is football, basketball, equestrian or a variety of other activities, Silver doesn’t sit still for long.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
TURLOCK, Calif. — Western Oregon’s softball team recovered from a rough start to win the Consolation No. 1 championship at the 14th annual Tournament of Champions.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
CORVALLIS — The Dallas and Central boys golf teams kicked off the 2015 season at Trysting Tree Golf Course on Monday.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Each time Dallas sophomore Kayley Sayer begins a jump, nothing else matters. For the briefest of moments, it’s almost as if Sayer can do anything.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Isaac Hoffman, 2, loved the first book read by Carrie Kasperick at the Monmouth Public Library. It was “Three Hens and a Peacock.” Every time he saw a glimpse of blue on the page, he yelled out, “Peacock!” The book was one of five nominated for the Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, a children’s choice award.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Senior Marissa Brewen loves being a team player.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MEDFORD — The Dallas softball team earned its first victory of the season at the Medford Spring Break Classic.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — In a flash and it’s over.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Jori Kerr wasn’t ready for what hit her during the 2014 softball season. As a freshman, Kerr saw extensive playing time at the varsity level.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — After one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Western Oregon men’s basketball team is in search of a new coach.April 1, 2015 11 a.m. read more..