Eric Spier, 29, of Independence, was sentenced by Polk County Circuit Judge Monte Campbell to serve seven and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to a series of theft, drug, and weapon-related crimes that occurred between May 2014 and May 2015 involving multiple victims.March 31, 2016 11:02 a.m. read more..
In Chelsea Metcalfe’s opinion, Dallas has a “good problem.” Metcalfe, the executive director of the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce, said she’s been trying to help a local family fulfill their business dream, but has run into a roadblock.March 30, 2016 2:43 p.m. read more..
This coming weekend, we turn the calendar to the brand spanking new month of April, and we’re looking forward to a new month of longer and sunnier days, and hopes that we can make some headway against the weeds that — given half a chance — could easily take over the garden.March 30, 2016 noon read more..
With the approval of the facility maintenance bond last year, Dallas School District found itself with resources to design a “career and technical education” program of its own.March 30, 2016 noon read more..
If signs of economic recovery are evident in Polk County, there’s one recent development that could stall momentum: The impending increases in the minimum wage.March 30, 2016 noon read more..
HILLSBORO — Thanks to a two-game sweep of Saint Martin’s, Western Oregon softball coach Lonny Sargent surpassed 300 career victories on Saturday.March 30, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
BILLINGS, Mont. — Western Oregon’s baseball team got off to a strong start before dropping two of three games against Montana State Billings on Saturday and Sunday. The Wolves won the opening matchup 10-0 on Saturday and lost the other two.March 30, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
SANDY — Central’s softball team didn’t get all of the preparation it hoped before the start of league play, but Panthers coach Kendra George is excited to see her team take shape.March 30, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — After playing football and basketball, Harrison Broadus was ready to enjoy a lightened load during the spring of his freshman year.March 30, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
FRISCO, Texas – The ride is over.March 24, 2016 9:42 p.m. read more..
FRISCO, Texas – The dance continues.March 23, 2016 9:55 p.m. read more..
The Ford Institute Leadership Program’s Dallas/Falls City Cohort 2 would like to extend a big thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate our installation of the interpretive/way-finding signs on the Rickreall Creek Trail System on Friday.March 23, 2016 11:34 a.m. read more..
A Monmouth juvenile has been referred to the juvenile department for initiating a false report after Monmouth Police and officers from other agencies, including a canine team, were unable to find evidence to support his claim that he had confronted a burglar.March 23, 2016 11:30 a.m. read more..
Between Feb. 1 and March 4, the Oregon Department of Revenue collected $3.48 million in taxes on recreational marijuana.March 23, 2016 11:29 a.m. read more..
WVH volunteers to host fundraiser; Dallas Garden Club to meet Monday; Sunrise service at Spring Valley Church; Annual doll show takes center stage; Calmlee’s to host book club meeting; Winery to hold ‘adult Easter hunt’; Easter Brunch at Left Coast Cellars; Alzheimer’s class looks at diseaseMarch 23, 2016 11:25 a.m. read more..
All-Region boys basketball teamMarch 23, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
WALDPORT — Seniors Brittany Varney and Ryan Macnab led Falls City’s track and field squad at the Waldport Run for the Clover on Thursday afternoon.March 23, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
McMINNVILLE — Senior Sarah Clark led Perrydale’s track and field team at the Grizzly Bear Open on Friday. Clark took first in the girls javelin with a throw of 114 feet, 11 inches. She also placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (1:01.31). Senior Taylor Price took third in the 100 hurdles (17.26). Senior Kirk Fairchild led the boys team with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (37-31¼). The Pirates will compete at the All-Comers meet at Oregon City High School Wednesday (today) at noon.March 23, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND — Western Oregon distance runner Bailey Beeson took first in the women’s 800-meter run at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open on Friday and Saturday. Beeson finished with a time of 2 minutes, 16.16 seconds. Teammate Stephanie Stuckey placed second in 2:16.49. Emily Wetherell took second in the hammer with a throw of 166 feet, 3¾ inches.March 23, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ 11-2 nonleague loss to 6A school Roseburg on Friday won’t mean much in the grand scheme of the season.March 23, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
REGIS — Of all the fans rooting for Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team during its run in the NCAA Division II tournament, one has a special relationship to many of the current players — one who played a major role in helping WOU get to where it is now.March 23, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
A little more than 60 years ago, a Rogers and Hammerstein musical production opened on Broadway in New York City. “South Pacific” was based on stories from Pulitzer Prize winning writer, James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific,” and featured stores about U.S. Navy Seabees, French plantation owners, and the local villagers during World War II.March 16, 2016 noon read more..
All-region girls basketball teamMarch 16, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — On every team, each player has a role in contributing to the squad’s success. There are others that, without them, a team would falter badly.March 16, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH – Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Division II West Regional final Monday (tonight) at 7 p.m. against the University of California, San Diego.March 14, 2016 8:48 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY – Sunday isn’t just for setting your clocks forward. The Oregon State Fire Marshal recommends testing smoke alarms before automatically changing batteries.March 10, 2016 11:10 a.m. read more..
About 200 people attended the banquet at Eola Hills Wine Cellars for the 51st annual Monmouth Independence Community Awards.March 9, 2016 noon read more..
EUGENE — Central’s boys basketball team saw a late rally fall just short against Churchill on Saturday. The Panthers fell in the first round of the 5A state playoffs 68-63.March 9, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
HILLSBORO — Trailing by 18 in the second half, Central’s girls basketball team could have quit. Instead, the Panthers continued to fight, rallying to within five before falling to Hillsboro 42-35 in the first round of the state playoffs on Friday.March 9, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
SPRINGFIELD — The Dallas High girls basketball team stuck with the No. 2 seed, but in the end, Springfield defeated Dallas 47-35 on Friday.March 9, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Andy Avgi has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year on Tuesday.March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
SILVERTON — Dallas’ boys basketball team ended its season with a pair of league losses.March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
BILLINGS, Mont. — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team ended the regular season with a pair of conference wins. The Wolves defeated Concordia 81-74 on Feb. 23 before beating Montana State Billings 80-72 on Thursday.March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
BLACHLY — Perrydale’s boys basketball season came to an end in the first round of the 1A state playoffs on Feb. 24.March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
ADRIAN — Perrydale’s girls basketball team’s run in the state playoffs came to an end on Friday. The Pirates fell to Adrian 56-23 in the second round of the playoffs.March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
UPDATE: Central defeated Eagle Point 64-27 on Tuesday. The Panthers advance to the first round of the state playoffs on Friday. Central plays at Hillsboro.</March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
UPDATE: Dallas defeated Churchill 54-39 Tuesday after press time. The Dragons advance to the first round of the 5A state playoffs on Friday, when Dallas will play at Springfield.</March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — It took until the final game of the regular season, but Central’s boys basketball team advanced to the state play-in round.March 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
Pentacle Theatre Diary of Anne Frank; Movie fundraiser set for Monday; MVCA to host banquet & auction; Ash Creek offers two art camps; Monmouth Library to host concert; OSU Master food preservers wanted; UO jazz band part of free DHS concert; WOU symphony winter concert; Rickreall Grange to host marketMarch 1, 2016 3:40 p.m. read more..