INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is accepting proposals to design and build streets, and main sewer and water lines on the old Valley Concrete site, now called Independence Landing.June 22, 2016 noon read more..
With summer officially here, it is time to remember to be safe while you recreate and celebrate. Climbing temperatures make rivers and streams look enticing, but remember water may be colder than you expect, and hidden dangers such as logs may lurk just beneath the surface. Always wear a life preserver when recreating on or near the water. Even proficient swimmers sometimes struggle with the cold and current.June 22, 2016 noon read more..
DALLAS — More than 1,500 parents, students and community members took Dallas School District’s survey on goals for “career technical education” (CTE).June 22, 2016 noon read more..
MONMOUTH — The city of Monmouth is preparing to host Oregon’s largest kazoo concert on Monday at 6 p.m., part of the dedication of the new Main Street Park Amphitheater. “We’re going to attempt a record for the largest group to play the Star-spangled Banner on kazoos,” said Mark Fancey, community development director.June 22, 2016 noon read more..
SAN DIEGO — Western Oregon alumni Tyrell Williams made sure his first NFL catch was a memorable one — hauling in an 80-yard touchdown for the San Diego Chargers against the Denver Broncos in the Chargers’ final regular season game.June 22, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Patty Youngren has been a part of an annual tradition for more than three decades — the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament. “I moved here in 1985. I played against Mary Christensen in my first competition,” Youngren said. “She and Phil Schroeder, who ran the tournament at the time, crushed my partner and I. Mary has become a lifelong friend.”June 22, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Turning professional in any sport is difficult. Former Western Oregon men’s basketball player Julian Nichols knows all the numbers and the odds. He’s not worried. “My whole life, I’ve had people say you can’t play this position or you can’t play there,” Nichols said. “You hear those types of things and it motivates you. To be where I’m at now, I’m grateful and I’m blessed, but I’m definitely ready for the next chapter.”June 22, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
What makes a “place” more than just a point on a map, but a community?June 15, 2016 noon read more..
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories following former WOU players Devon Alexander’s attempt to play professional basketball overseas. Look for more stories about the challenges he faces and whether he reaches his ultimate goal. An audio version of this story can be heard at www.polkio.com.June 15, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
The city of Dallas’ administrative committee will investigate other ways of paying for general fund support to the Dallas Aquatic Center.June 8, 2016 noon read more..
Drinking fountains and kitchen taps in all six Dallas School District schools will be tested for lead contamination this week.June 8, 2016 noon read more..
State, county, city government agencies a three-state region along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will conduct the first major test of emergency plans in preparation for the predicted 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake.June 1, 2016 2:57 p.m. read more..
Central School District will ask voters to approve a facilities bond in November.June 1, 2016 2:45 p.m. read more..
JoJo may be the smallest Who, but his imagination is boundless.June 1, 2016 noon read more..
At this point, the Dallas City Council hasn’t voted on plans to close the Dallas Aquatic Center.June 1, 2016 noon read more..
The Polk County Commissioners have changed how the county distributes its share of video lottery proceeds for economic development.June 1, 2016 noon read more..
Today is the first day of the brand-spanking-new month of June — and thoughts quickly turn to high school and college graduations, sunny days, evenings on the deck after a busy day, baseball games, concerts and movies in MI Town’s parks, farmers markets, vacations and a bright ribbon of summertime almost within reach.June 1, 2016 noon read more..
BRADENTON, Fla. — Western Oregon sophomore David Ribich and senior Sam Naffziger earned All-American honors Saturday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.June 1, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
EUGENE — Dallas’ softball team’s run in the state playoffs ended in the quarterfinals round on Friday. The No. 6 Dragons fell to third-seeded Churchill 6-0 in Eugene, ending Dallas’ season.June 1, 2016 11 a.m. read more..