Polk County’s art galleries seem small, but are mighty. The Dan Cannon Gallery of Art at Western Oregon University attracts artists from around the world, as well as displaying the work of future famous artists: students.May 31, 2017 12:47 p.m. read more..
Bed and breakfast destinationsMay 31, 2017 12:44 p.m. read more..
LOS ANGELES — The first thing former Western Oregon receiver Tyrell Williams did after the 2016-17 NFL season was head to Hawaii. The trip was well-earned.May 31, 2017 11:25 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ baseball team just couldn’t solve Crescent Valley. The Dragons lost to the Raiders 13-6 in the state quarterfinals on Friday, ending Dallas’ run in the state playoffs.May 31, 2017 11:25 a.m. read more..
DALLAS – The Dragons are one game away from bringing home a state title. No. 1 Dallas rallied for a 10-2 victory over No. 5 Silverton in the state semifinals on Tuesday to advance to the championship game Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Oregon State University Softball Complex.May 31, 2017 11:25 a.m. read more..
BRADENTON, Fla. — There was no dive to the finish this time, but Western Oregon junior David Ribich showed he has a flair for the dramatic.May 31, 2017 11:25 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Dallas' softball team found itself in an early hole against a familiar foe. Silverton jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Dragons scored the final 10 runs of the game to advance to the state title game Saturday at the OSU Softball Complex.May 30, 2017 7:24 p.m. read more..
Polk County is home to a different kind of golf — one that the whole family can enjoy. Puttskee’s Mini-Golf, located next to the skate park in Monmouth, offers family fun that can test your putting skills while providing a few laughs along the way.May 24, 2017 12:23 p.m. read more..
The rush of excitement. The moments when you’re flying through the air or completing a tight corner can be electrifying. Black Rock Mountain Bike Area, located near Falls City, offers cyclists a haven for experiencing a thrill ride.May 24, 2017 12:03 p.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s softball team lost to Churchill 4-2 Friday in a state play-in game.May 24, 2017 11:15 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s baseball team saw its season come to an end on Friday after losing to Marist Catholic 7-1 in a state play-in game.May 24, 2017 11:15 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ baseball team is off to state. The Dragons defeated Ashland 5-4 in the state play-in round on Friday to advance to the first round of the state playoffs.May 24, 2017 11:15 a.m. read more..
EUGENE — Falls City sophomore Jaime Shaw wasn’t going to do track and field. Instead, she was planning on relaxing during the spring until curiosity got the better of her.May 24, 2017 11:15 a.m. read more..
EUGENE — It wasn’t the dream ending he hoped for, but Dallas senior Jacob Deming highlighted a strong showing from Dallas’ track and field team at the OSAA Track and Field State Championships on Friday and Saturday.May 24, 2017 11:15 a.m. read more..
EUGENE — When Perrydale senior Jacob Pope was a freshman, he wanted to play baseball, but track and field coach Brian Evans made a deal with him.May 24, 2017 11:15 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ softball team made history, but the celebration will have to wait. After finishing league play with a perfect 18-0 record for the first time in school history, the top-ranked Dragons host No. 16 Parkrose Wednesday (today) at 4:30 p.m. in the first round of the state playoffs.May 24, 2017 11:15 a.m. read more..
EUGENE -- Central sprinter Bethanie Altamirano won a state title in the girls 400-meter run at the OSAA track and field state championships on Saturday. Altamirano finished with a time of 57.67 seconds.May 20, 2017 10:18 p.m. read more..
Chief Fred Hertel, Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District’s administrator, is cautious about his reaction to the district getting a “yes” vote on its 15-year, $5 million bond.May 17, 2017 4:42 p.m. read more..
Central’s baseball team hopes a strong end to the regular season leads to success in the postseason. The Panthers entered the week winners of five of its last six games and will host Marist Catholic in a state play-in game Friday at 4:30 p.m.May 17, 2017 2:32 p.m. read more..
Starting in the month of March, the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team began an investigation which lasted more than a month involving the trafficking of heroin in the Polk and Marion county areas by Samantha Gaines, Levi McCleskey and others.May 17, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..
Three people were injured in a single-car crash into a light pole at the intersection of Gun Club Road and Monmouth Street on May 10.May 17, 2017 noon read more..
Oakdale Heights Elementary students were buried in books through the month of April, hoping for a chance to win a bike.May 17, 2017 noon read more..
Teachers from Oakdale Heights Elementary School asked the Dallas School District to reconsider cutting the school’s teaching staff in the 2017-18 budget.May 15, 2017 12:58 p.m. read more..
The annual Western Oregon University Spring Dance Concert will be Thursday through Saturday in Rice Auditorium. Curtain will be 7:30 p.m. each day.May 11, 2017 12:32 p.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s baseball team defeated Country Christian 6-4 on May 2 before splitting a doubleheader with East Linn Christian on Thursday.May 10, 2017 11:20 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s softball team won two of three games last week. The Panthers defeated South Albany 15-4 on May 2 and Crescent Valley 12-2 on May 3 before losing to Lebanon 6-2 on Friday.May 10, 2017 11:20 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s baseball team clinched the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s regular season title after splitting four games with Northwest Nazarene. WOU split the opening doubleheader, falling 5-2 before winning 11-3 on Thursday. The Wolves won 20-2 before losing 6-3 on Friday.May 10, 2017 11:20 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central track and field coach Eli Cirino has a different message for his team ahead of the Mid-Willamette Conference district track and field championships Friday and Saturday at Lebanon High School — it’s time to get selfish.May 10, 2017 11:20 a.m. read more..
Central School District Board of Directors has five seats up for election on May 16. Zones 2 and 5 are contested.May 3, 2017 4:09 p.m. read more..
While the building repairs in Polk County’s proposed 10-year, $10 million bond won’t be as visible as, say, road maintenance, county official say they are no less critical.May 3, 2017 3:55 p.m. read more..
We’ve turned the calendar page to the brand-spanking merry month of May, which promises to bring flowers and sunshine and many outdoor programs, and we’re all wishing on stars and dandelion fuzz and four-leaf clovers that we can finally get outdoor projects underway, especially in our rain-soaked vegetable garden beds.May 3, 2017 noon read more..
TAFT — Falls City senior Nathan Kempfer finished first in the boys 1,500-meter run on April 25 at the Tiger Invitational to lead the boys track and field team.May 3, 2017 11:10 a.m. read more..
CORVALLIS — Needing two victories to clinch a spot in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball championship, Western Oregon won three of four games last weekend.May 3, 2017 11:10 a.m. read more..
SILVERTON — Dallas’ baseball team took two of three games from Silverton. The Dragons lost 7-5 on April 25 before winning 8-7 and 9-3 on Friday.May 3, 2017 11:10 a.m. read more..