*Help clean up Polk roads on Saturday*Felines fundraiser slated for Saturday*Flea Market at Rickreall Grange*Exhibit merges photos and poetry*Nominees sought for RLF honor*WVHA's hosts party for Jennings*Learn more about preparedness*Uganda choir to perform on Friday*Benefit to help build Liberia librarySeptember 30, 2015 3:25 p.m. read more..
SISTERS — Central sophomore cross-country runner Bailie Hartford placed first overall in the girls varsity race at the Outlaw Invite, winning the 5,000-meter run in 20 minutes, 19.2 seconds on Saturday.September 30, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
CORVALLIS — Dallas senior Jesse Stuhr wasn’t satisfied last year. As a junior, Stuhr was the Dragons’ top finisher at the Mid-Willamette Conference Championships, finishing 21st overall.September 30, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ boys soccer squad earned a 2-2 tie against Benson on Sept. 22 before falling to Southridge 3-1 on Thursday.September 30, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — With eight freshmen and five sophomores, Falls City’s volleyball team has seen a resurgence in numbers. The dramatic increase also means the Mountaineers are among the youngest teams in the Casco League.September 30, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — During the first half of a 2-1 loss to Gresham, Dallas’ girls soccer team looked sluggish. Junior Stefani Tallon wasn’t going to let that continue.September 30, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Artist reception on Thursday for ACAC*IDA to host benefit at Redgate*Young Eagles to rally at Indy airport*Fire Pup, REACH to make appearance*TLC hold 'Prayer Around the Cross"*'Hearts and Wines' FFA event Saturday*Dallas Library will host Poet Laureate*Curves set to host wellness seminar*'Talk about Dying' seminar is Thursday*St. Thomas to host 'Brew and BS'*Dallas Seniors hold Music Jam ThursdaySeptember 23, 2015 3:52 p.m. read more..
Remember “MANOS: The Hands of Fate?”September 23, 2015 3:03 p.m. read more..
*Citations issued during campaign*Dallas police adds two new officers*Salem Health looks for partners*Ward honored for work in garden*County admin earns high marks*West Salem man dies in rollover*Pacific Power set to decrease bills*Jobs Council to meet about workforce*Farm accident claims McMinnville manSeptember 23, 2015 11:11 a.m. read more..
SEATTLE — Western Oregon sophomore David Ribich led the Wolves cross-country teams at the Sundodger Invitational on Saturday. Ribich placed 10th overall in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 24 minutes, 38.21 seconds.September 23, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — The Falls City volleyball squad dropped a pair of Casco League matches. The Mountaineers lost to Perrydale 25-6, 25-11, 25-10 on Sept. 15 before falling to Willamette Valley Christian 25-22, 25-11, 25-23 on Thursday.September 23, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
SILVER FALLS — Central’s boys and girls cross-country squads finished in the top five in the team standings at the Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational on Sept. 16. The girls placed third, while the boys took fifth.September 23, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
For some, it’s the first time they have been in an educational environment and away from their parents for an extended period of time. They are learning not just reading, writing and math, but how to be students.September 23, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
WOODBURN — For years, Dallas’ football team has been defined by one thing. “We were a physical running team, and that carried over to our defense,” Dragons coach Tracy Jackson said. “When you played Dallas, you were going to play a tough, physical game.” Entering the 2015 season, the Dragons reshaped their identity.September 23, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Local fire fighters responded to a garage fire on Tuesday. Polk County Fire District No. 1 responded to reports of a fire at 6155 Corvallis Road in Independence at 12:10 p.m. when a passer-by noticed smoke coming from the garage.September 16, 2015 2:58 p.m. read more..
*FLC to host lecture on Islamic State*MVCA hosts giant yard sale Saturday*Open house at FCR in Independence*DHS Class of 1965 holds 50th reunion*Buell Fall Market is this weekend*Competition for brewers is Saturday*Annual doll show slated for Saturday*Hop Festival book sale is Saturday*Masons collecting food for WVFAP*DAC hosts dinner and concertSeptember 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central junior Peter Mason knew one player stood between him and the end zone. Seconds after receiving a pass from quarterback Pete Mendazona on Friday night, Mason saw a surging Mountain View defender bent on bringing him down.September 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Stefani Tallon willed the Dallas girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory over David Douglas on Sept. 8. Tallon recorded a hat trick as the Dragons held on for the victory.September 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Central sophomore Bailie Hartford spent much of her freshman season playing it safe at the start of races.September 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — Falls City picked up its first win of the season, defeating Jewell 25-12, 25-11, 25-13 on Thursday.September 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
ALSEA — Perrydale jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter as the Pirates shut out Alsea 68-0 on Friday.September 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams kicked off their 2015 season by hosting the Ash Creek Invitational on Friday.September 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Valley Life Center to host simulcast*Pull together to battle weeds*NDA workshop at Monmouth Center*Ladies Bible study begins Thursday*Oberst guest at monthly potluck*RSVP for lunch, adventure movie*Guthrie Park will host county dance*Friday is Gentle House work day*Dallas Caterpillar employee potluck*Handcrafted books at ACAC art class*National Service Day project postponed*Have breakfast at Buell Grange*Volunteers needed for stage tear-down*Learn about cookies at Step 4-H class*Festival benefits local non-profitsSeptember 9, 2015 2:17 p.m. read more..
BEND — Bend held Central to 88 yards of offense as the Panthers fell 10-0 to the Lava Bears on Friday.September 9, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer squad earned a 1-1 tie against Madison on Friday evening after a goal from Angel Morenilla in the 74th minute.September 9, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas junior Olivia Dalke played soccer almost as soon as she could walk.September 9, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — David Morelli is no stranger to the world of swimming. Since he began as a competitive diver in college, Morelli has been involved with competing in, or coaching swimming, Utah, Alaska and Oregon.September 9, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central senior Kylie Nash isn’t a fan of downtime.September 9, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Polk County Sheriff’s Office handled two accidents over the last few days that sent two youths to the hospital with serious injuries.September 9, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — Falls City coach Laric Cook isn’t one for moral victories.September 9, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
The trial has been postponed against a Dallas landlord accused of attempted murder and assault in an incident during which he allegedly ran over his roommate.September 2, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — It was a routine play. A sequence of events that Central junior Alyssa Orozco had encountered playing for the Panthers’ girls soccer team countless times before.September 2, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — At first glance, Western Oregon appears set up for a run at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title. The Wolves return a majority of the starters from a year ago when WOU finished in a three-way tie for second.September 2, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Eight years after “The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See” went live on YouTube — and some 11 million hits later — creator and Central High School teacher Greg Craven is being honored for his work in climate change education.September 2, 2015 11 a.m. read more..