Stories for October 2017

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Tuesday, October 31

 

Investigation ongoing for shooting

Three Polk County Sheriff’s Department officers are on leave and one suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in the early hours of Saturday morning.

October 31, 2017 3:40 p.m. read more..

Saturday, October 28



Wednesday, October 25

 

Pioneers host Taft

Western Mennonite/Perrydale’s girls soccer team finished the regular season with an 8-6-1 record overall and an 8-3-1 mark in Special District 3 play.

October 25, 2017 4:37 p.m. read more..
 

Football loses to Raiders

Dallas’ football team took an early lead against Crescent Valley, but the Raiders earned a 31-21 victory over the Dragons on Friday.

October 25, 2017 4:34 p.m. read more..


Boys, girls face difficult path to state

On paper, Central’s boys and girls cross-country teams have a difficult challenge ahead of them to finish in the top three and qualify for state at the Mid-Willamette Conference district meet Thursday at Willamette Mission State Park in Gervais.

October 25, 2017 4:32 p.m. read more..
     

Running men

Dallas’ home meet on Oct. 18 was a relatively laid-back affair for the Dragons’ boys cross-country team.

October 25, 2017 4:15 p.m. read more..
     

Superintendent’s corner

As I was driving down 16th street between Central High School, Talmadge Middle School, and Ash Creek Elementary, I was reflecting on my first three months in the Central School District community.

October 25, 2017 noon read more..


PUBLIC AGENDA

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

October 25, 2017 noon read more..
  

Property tax bills are on the way

Property tax bills are in the mail, or should be soon, and many owners will see a reduction in their taxes for 2017-18, said Polk County Assessor Doug Schmidt.

October 25, 2017 noon read more..
 

Welcome to your nightmare

Warning: Organizers of “Welcome to the Movies,” a haunted house at 877 Main St., Dallas, ask all who enter to sign a waiver.

October 25, 2017 noon read more..
    

Police report

Information for the police report comes from law enforcement agencies.

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PEDEE NEWS

Congratulations to Jenny Mellein, who graduated on Oct. 13 from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Accelerated Nursing program.

October 25, 2017 noon read more..


MI TOWN

Mother Nature seemed to go out of her way last Thursday to bring more than her share of rain and wind and wet leaves everywhere, but even that didn’t dampen the spirits — or the appetites —of everyone who came to the Monmouth Senior Center’s soup and pie sale.

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Tuesday, October 24

 

Friday, October 20



Wednesday, October 18

    

DALLAS ROUNDUP: Volleyball sweeps Central

INDEPENDENCE — Dallas’ volleyball team defeated Central 25-22, 25-18, 26-24 on Oct. 11. The Dragons also competed at the Seaside Tournament on Saturday, defeating Estacada and Philomath before losing to Valley Catholic.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Best foot forward

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer team has been here before. The Panthers have been on the cusp of a special season, only to see it end sooner than expected.

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Fatal crash near Sweet Home

A Willamina man died Oct. 3 afternoon in a motor-vehicle crash on U.S. 20 near milepost 34.5 in Linn County east of Sweet Home, Oregon State Police reported in a press release.

October 18, 2017 noon read more..
  

Taypayers to see kicker

A more than $436 million tax surplus was confirmed by the Office of Economic Analysis, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2016 tax year.

October 18, 2017 noon read more..


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public.

October 18, 2017 noon read more..
  

PUBLIC AGENDA

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

October 18, 2017 noon read more..
   

MI TOWN

The late President Lyndon Baines Johnson once said that people you could go to the well with were treasures above everything else.

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Friday, October 13



Thursday, October 12



Wednesday, October 11

   

City to gauge support

The city of Dallas has hired a consultant to help gauge support for solutions to improve its police and fire stations — including building a facility to house both departments.

October 11, 2017 noon read more..
 

Fair attendance, revenue increases

Attendance and revenue were up for the Polk County Fair in 2017, mostly the result of pleasant weather on the fair’s closing day, said Fair Manager Tina Andersen.

October 11, 2017 noon read more..


Monmouth council looks at city growth

A proposal to update a Polk County plan for procedures involving the use of deadly physical force by law enforcement officers was tabled at the Oct. 3 Monmouth City Council meeting.

October 11, 2017 noon read more..


Friends to host bi-annual sale

What started in 2016 as a way to let volunteers spend Summerfest with their families has turned into a financial benefit for the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

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DHS offers six CTE classes

Exactly 20 years ago, during the 1997-98 school year Dallas High School offered seven programs that would now be called “career and technical education.”

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Police report

Information for the police report comes from law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included.

October 11, 2017 noon read more..
  

MI TOWN

It’s that time of year when grapes are ripening, and tomatoes and squash are just about at the end of their life cycles.

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PEDEE NEWS

After the Pedee Women’s Club monthly potluck on Sept. 29, June Clark took a motorcycle ride to get a motorcycle club checkpoint at the Lincoln Store on Wallace Road before joining some friends for dinner in Albany.

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The Doctor is In

Did you know that Oregon is ranked second highest in the country for breast cancer rates?

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PUBLIC AGENDA

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

October 11, 2017 noon read more..
           

Tuesday, October 10



Polk deputy cleared in Salem shooting

A Marion County grand jury unanimously found on Monday that Polk County Deputy Sheriff Martin Watson was justified in using deadly force in the early morning of Sept. 30.

October 10, 2017 3:07 p.m. read more..


Saturday, October 7



Rebels rally to stun Dragons

DALLAS -- Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas' football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season.

October 7, 2017 5:28 p.m. read more..

Friday, October 6

 

Thursday, October 5



Wednesday, October 4



PEDEE NEWS

Eric Schwanke and Rebekah Kamerman were married at Pedee Church on Sept. 23, a beautiful ceremony on a beautiful fall day.

October 4, 2017 1:23 p.m. read more..


MI TOWN

Many of us welcome the change of seasons from summer to autumn, with the beginning of school for students of all ages, cooler nights, settling into a regular routine after the busy activities of summer, and a time to prepare for the cold and rainy winter that’s just around the corner.

October 4, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..
    

Two sentenced to prison for drugs

Jeffrey Bledsoe, 48, and Adrienne Santrizos, 44, were sentenced on Sept. 25 to prison terms for their roles in selling large quantities of heroin, according to a press release from the Polk County District Attorney’s office.

October 4, 2017 1:08 p.m. read more..


Police report

Information for the police report comes from law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.

October 4, 2017 1:07 p.m. read more..
    

Newspapers keep you out of the dark

What a somber start to the month, with multiple deaths in Polk County from car accidents, as reported in last week’s paper, to a mass shooting in Las Vegas that affects us all as we mourn with victims and their loved ones, to communities still recovering from massive hurricanes.

October 4, 2017 12:43 p.m. read more..


New business comes to Dallas

Two additions to the Dallas business landscape are in the construction or remodeling phase, and a third in is negotiations with the city.

October 4, 2017 12:37 p.m. read more..


Off to the (zucchini) races

Students at Mid-Valley Christian Academy filled the gymnasium on Friday afternoon to see whose zucchini creations would travel the fastest and farthest down a ramp.

October 4, 2017 12:36 p.m. read more..
  

WOU ROUNDUP: Volleyball drops a pair of road matches

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Western Oregon University’s volleyball squad dropped a pair of road matches last week. The Wolves fell to Simon Fraser 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16 on Thursday and to Western Washington 25-11, 25-17, 25-14 on Saturday. Alisha Bettinson had 19 kills against Simon Fraser. Mariella Vandenkooy had a team-high 10 kills against Western Washington.

October 4, 2017 12:30 p.m. read more..
  

Booster Club kicks off turf fundraiser

DALLAS — The Dallas Booster Club officially kicked off its campaign to raise funds for a turf field at Dallas High School on Friday prior to the Central vs. Dallas football game.

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FALLS CITY ROUNDUP: Volleyball loses two

FALLS CITY — Falls City’s volleyball squad lost a pair of league matches last week. The Mountaineers fell to Perrydale 25-14, 25-16, 25-14 on Sept. 16 and to Crosshill Christian 25-14, 25-8, 25-10 on Thursday.

October 4, 2017 12:30 p.m. read more..
    

Special education

A parent of a special education student attending in the Dallas School District has filed a due process complaint alleging the district has failed to provide her daughter with appropriate special education services during the last three school years.

October 4, 2017 12:16 p.m. read more..


Dallas council talks summer ’18

In October of last year, a taskforce began to meet bringing together businesses and organizations involved with activities revolving around the Great American Eclipse.

October 4, 2017 12:09 p.m. read more..

Monday, October 2