Stories for November 2016

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Wednesday, November 30

    

PEDEE NEWS

Christmas lights are coming up in Pedee. Mick and Debbie Cochrane’s were first, and really beautify the neighborhood.

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MI TOWN

Tomorrow is the first day of December, and as we say goodbye to the month of November and all the good — and not so wonderful —things that happened over the past 30 days, let’s try to put the angst and craziness of the recent election season in the garbage can along with the turkey carcass from Thanksgiving.

November 30, 2016 2:45 p.m. read more..
         

Falls City waits on sewer grant

News about whether the city of Falls City will receive a Community Development Block Grant to upgrade its sewer system hadn’t come in as of Monday, but should soon.

November 30, 2016 noon read more..
    

No new surface for Dallas track

The Dallas High School track appears to be holding up better than some surfaces and worse than others according to results of “force reduction” tests on other tracks in Oregon.

November 30, 2016 noon read more..
   

Men’s basketball splits games

ST. GEORGE, Utah —Western Oregon’s men’s basketball split its two games at the Dixie State Classic. The Wolves defeated Westminster 65-58 on Friday before falling to Dixie State 78-73 on Saturday.

November 30, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
 

Wednesday, November 23

 

Panthers eliminated in semis

With 43 seconds remaining in the first half, it appeared Central was poised to enter halftime tied with No. 2 Wilsonville at 21 after quarterback Peter Mendazona hit AJ Morales for a 13-yard touchdown.

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Western invites community input

When Rex Fuller was first hired as Western Oregon University’s president in April 2015, he anticipated having conversations with the campus community and residents of the surrounding area.

November 23, 2016 noon read more..
       

Wolves turn to new faces to lead

Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team has a new look this season and a big challenge — how to follow a team responsible for the most prolific season in program history.

November 23, 2016 noon read more..
    

MI TOWN

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and whether we celebrate Thanksgiving this year at home in MI Town or faraway, with generations of family members or with a few good friends, with a sumptuous dinner at home, at a restaurant, or a supper of stone soup and biscuits, it gives us all an opportunity to remember the good things in our lives that we so often take for granted.

November 23, 2016 noon read more..
       

Remember safety when cooking

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is reminding Oregonians to keep fire safety front and center when cooking and preparing holiday meals.

November 23, 2016 noon read more..


Saturday, November 19



Dragons' rally falls short

HILLSBORO -- Dallas' football team had one last chance to extend its season. Trailing No. 4 Lebanon 10-7 with three minutes left in the game, the Dragons' offense took the field at its own five-yard line.

November 19, 2016 7:30 p.m. read more..


Wilsonville too much for Central

HILLSBORO -- With 43 seconds remaining in the first half, it appeared Central was poised to enter halftime tied with No. 2 Wilsonville at 21 after quarterback Peter Mendazona hit AJ Morales for a 13-yard touchdown.

November 19, 2016 7:30 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, November 16

  

Voters say yes to veterans

Measure 96 passed 83 to 16 percent statewide and countywide. In Polk County, 31,636 people voted yes, while 6,066 voted no.

November 16, 2016 noon read more..
   

PEDEE NEWS

James and Jenny Mellein and kids, Tom and Amy Gilson and kids, and Daniel and Heidi Russell and kids spent the Halloween weekend at Newport.

November 16, 2016 noon read more..


MI TOWN

We’re smack dab in the middle of November and around our house, we seem to comment frequently that the days are going by much too quickly.

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Facility plan contract approved

The Dallas School Board approved a contract for architectural work on a master plan to improve drainage and facilities at the Dallas High School football stadium complex.

November 16, 2016 noon read more..
  

Indy council to see three new faces

Rich King, Ken Day and Kathy Martin-Willis will join the Independence City Council in January, along with Mayor John McArdle, who was re-elected and ran unopposed.

November 16, 2016 noon read more..
       

Love to resign from chamber

Jean Love announced her resignation as the executive director of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce on Friday. She will remain in the position until Dec. 30.

November 16, 2016 noon read more..


Falls City gym bond fails again

Falls City School District’s second attempt at passing a $2 million bond to build a multipurpose gym at its elementary school site suffered another narrow loss.

November 16, 2016 noon read more..


Boquist wins S 12, prepares for session

State Sen. Brian Boquist won a third term representing Senate District 12 by a 62 percent to 36 percent margin over challenger Democrat Ross Swartzendruber, of West Salem, in the Nov. 8 general election.

November 16, 2016 noon read more..
   

Dallas crashes semifinals

BEND — It was an ending few saw coming outside of Dallas’ locker room. By the time the final second ticked off, words escaped even those who just witnessed what had happened.

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Panthers hold off Redmond

INDEPENDENCE — Leading by six with two minutes left, Central’s football team faced a fourth-and-one on Friday night. Convert, and the Panthers would advance to the OSAA Class 5A state semifinals.

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Friday, November 11



Thursday, November 10

  

PEDEE NEWS

Paul and Diane Telfer vacationed with their daughter Amber, in Alberta, Canada, in October.

November 10, 2016 3:46 p.m. read more..


MI TOWN

The votes are in; the ballots have been counted; and elections workers all over the USA are most likely very relieved that yet another national election is over for the duration.

November 10, 2016 3:44 p.m. read more..
 

Wednesday, November 9

      

Dominate and advance

From the game’s opening snaps, one thing was clear — Dallas’ football team was on a mission.

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SMART comes to Western Oregon

Oregon’s largest volunteer-based literacy program, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) announced it will open a program at The Child Development Center at TRI on the campus of Western Oregon University.

November 9, 2016 3:53 p.m. read more..


Dallas award grant for pickleball

The HEAL Cities Campaign awarded the city of Dallas a $9,500 grant to install four pickleball courts near the Dallas Aquatic Center and the Rickreall Creek Trail.

November 9, 2016 3:52 p.m. read more..
  

Falls City to block cars

Installing barricades blocking vehicle access to Michael Harding Park — and how to pay for them — will be a topic of discussion at Thursday’s Falls City City Council meeting.

November 9, 2016 3:43 p.m. read more..


Garton wins seat for sheriff

Voters in Polk County elected Mark Garton as sheriff Tuesday night, voting him into the office he was appointed to fill after the retirement of former sheriff Bob Wolfe.

November 9, 2016 3:21 p.m. read more..
  

Home-field disadvantage?

When Dallas’ football team celebrated its 50-14 win over Eagle Point on Friday, the team turned toward their home fans.

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Wednesday, November 2

 

Corner shop sure to please

From vintage dresses for that special occasion to feather pillows, dishware, furniture or crafted soaps, Same as it Never Was on Main Street in Independence has something for everyone — and at reasonable prices.

November 2, 2016 noon read more..
   

MI TOWN

Every day, our mailboxes are overflowing and our favorite television programs are interrupted with a constant barrage about which candidate is the lesser of two evils, and robo-calls are a daily occurrence.

November 2, 2016 noon read more..
       

Ungricht seeks code solutions

Terry Ungricht, the mayor of Falls City, said the biggest challenge of his first term was figuring out a solution to the lack of code enforcement in his city.

November 2, 2016 noon read more..


Minet seeks to improve

Monmouth Independence Networks has seen increased demand on its bandwidth with the frequent use of more devices and streaming of data, said PJ Armstrong, Minet’s technology manager, at the Minet board of directors meeting on Thursday.

November 2, 2016 noon read more..
           

Pirates eliminated at state

OREGON CITY — Perrydale’s volleyball team lost in the first round of the 1A state playoffs to North Clackamas Christian 25-11, 25-19, 18-25, 25-18 on Oct. 26.

November 2, 2016 11 a.m. read more..


Tuesday, November 1