Stories for August 2017

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Wednesday, August 30

   

Pirates go 6-2 at tournament

MOLALLA — Perrydale’s volleyball team went 6-2 at the 1A Season Preview on Friday and Saturday at Country Christian High School.

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Pack on the hunt

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s football team is coming off an uneven 2016 season.

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One project at a time

You see Dallas Rotarians hard at work during Summerfest’s Breakfast in the Park and Tom Newton Car Show every year.

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Efforts underway to repeal SB 719

State representatives Mike Nearman and Bill Post and a former Oregon House candidate, Teri Grier, have filed an initiative to place Senate Bill 719 before voters in November 2018.

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Suspect arrested after pursuit

Eric Pullen, 27, was taken into custody on multiple warrants and on charges of eluding and reckless driving after a pursuit that started in Lincoln City and ended in Grand Ronde.

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MI TOWN

Although the calendar says that the official beginning of fall isn’t until late September, for many of us, Labor Day signifies the transition.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN

Do you, or anyone you know, continually invest in incontinence products, experience involuntary leakage during physical activities or have back or pelvic pain from giving birth?

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Community yard sale Saturday

For all the treasure hunters and treasure hoarders in Monmouth, a grand opportunity is coming to Main Street Park on Saturday: the annual Monmouth Community Yard Sale.

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Harvey, Labor Day increases fuel prices

As Harvey continues to blast Texas and the Gulf Coast with heavy rains, inflicting some of the worst flooding in history in the Houston area, gas prices are climbing in many parts of the country.

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Vets help fix home

Brandon Doeden had recently purchased a fixer-upper home outside of Monmouth on Airlie Road when his life screeched to a halt.

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Wednesday, August 23

 

PEDEE NEWS

Albany has been working for several years to create a hand carved carousel on the order of the one in Salem, and as the Albany Historic Carousel and Museum, had their grand opening on Aug. 15.

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MI TOWN

Our football tickets arrived in the mail this week — and we’re anticipating the Western Oregon University Wolves’ first home game against Humboldt State at McArthur Stadium on Sept. 23.

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PUBLIC AGENDA

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

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Wolves ready to run

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Kennedy Rufener enters the 2017 season as the Wolves’ top women’s cross-country runner.

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Friday, August 18



Thursday, August 17

  

OSP conducting death investigation

POLK COUNTY – The Oregon State Police and local Polk County agencies are conducting a death investigation on Dayleen Kay Crowder, 52, from Grand Ronde.

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Wednesday, August 16

    

MI TOWN

The summer concerts in Main Street Park in Monmouth just keep getting better and better — and what could be more fun on a summer evening than packing a picnic supper and spending a great time with friends and family, listening to a variety of excellent entertainers.

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WEDDING

Mack Peters, 25, of Tualatin, formerly of Boise, Idaho, and Jasmine M. Horn, 31, of Tualatin, formerly of Dallas, were married on June 24.

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ANNIVERSARY

Darrell and Blanche (Faxon) McCaw will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Aug. 16.

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Young photographer shines at Polk fair

Dasheill “Dash” McNett, 7, enjoys taking photos with his Canon Rebel — and, if the number of ribbons on his Polk County Fair submissions suggests anything, he has an eye for photography.

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Indy council to rework pot law

The public comment section of the Independence City Council meeting on Aug. 8 began with a comment from Alex Andrade, owner of Blackbird Indica, asking the council to reconsider the licensing process for marijuana businesses in Independence.

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PUBLIC AGENDA

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

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Teen gets taste of vet school

After wrapping up at the Polk County Fair on Sunday, Dallas FFA and 4-H club member Josephine Bennett packed her bags and drove to Corvallis for the Oregon State University Summer Veterinary Experience — a week-long program where high school juniors and seniors live on campus and learn about veterinary medicine.

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Tuesday, August 15

 

Sunday, August 13



Friday, August 11



Rodeo provides thrills

RICKREALL – The Rough Stock Rodeo had all the pulse-pounding excitement rodeo fans have come to expect on Thursday night.

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Wednesday, August 9

     

Wolves ready for trial by fire

MONMOUTH — The 2016 season was always going to be a transitional one for Western Oregon’s volleyball team. A new coach, Tommy Gott, meant learning a new system and new expectations.

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Rough Stock Rodeo returns Thursday

POLK COUNTY — Ride ’em cowboy. The Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo returns Thursday at 7 p.m. As cowboys and cowgirls compete, expect to see fans flock to the rodeo arena for some high-speed excitement.

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Raising the bar

MONMOUTH — Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.

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PUBLIC AGENDA

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

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PEDEE NEWS

Shawn and Trina and kids Kalina and Kindan love to camp so they spent several days at Beverly Beach in a tent with all the dogs a few weekends ago, and then last weekend they camped by Quartzville Creek above Green Peter Dam, a remote, unimproved site.

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MI TOWN

Thursday is the opening of the Polk County Fair. All summer long we’ve anticipated three special days when everything good about our communities is showcased for everyone to see and enjoy.

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Registration open for 5K fun run

DALLAS — Registration is open now for the 5K Solar Run on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The race will begin at Lyle Elementary School, 185 SW Levens St., Dallas.

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Infant dies during house fire

MONMOUTH – A 1-year-old died during a house fire early this morning in Monmouth. Polk County Fire District No. 1 responded to the fire today at 1:57 a.m. in the 700 block of North Catron Street.

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Friday, August 4



Wednesday, August 2

  

PUBLIC AGENDA

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

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PEDEE NEWS

Congratulations to Nic Heller, who passed both state and national EMT tests and received his state license this last week.

August 2, 2017 5:19 p.m. read more..


MI TOWN

This summer’s hot weather has inspired the cook to “just say no” to standing over a hot stove on more than one evening.

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Eclipse: Why all the fuss?

The moon will cast its shadow over Polk County the morning of Aug. 21 during the Great American Eclipse. But what’s the big deal?

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Bike MS returns to Monmouth

MONMOUTH — Come for the fun; persevere for the cause. Bike MS returns to Monmouth on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to bring cyclists together to ride for a cure.

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Tuesday, August 1