Stories for September 2017

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Saturday, September 30



Friday, September 29



Thursday, September 28

 

Wednesday, September 27

  

FC volleyball wins two

FALLS CITY — Falls City’s volleyball team won two of three matches. The Mountaineers defeated C.S. Lewis 25-9, 25-20, 25-7 on Sept. 20 and Siletz Valley 25-22, 25-19, 12-25, 16-25, 15-12 on Monday.

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Dallas City Council tames decorum standards

The Dallas City Council approved changes to its rules on Sept. 18, including removing from decorum standards a requirement that councilors act “in manner appropriate to the dignity of their office" outside council meetings.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

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Fire contract set to expire

A contract between Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District and Falls City Fire Department regarding services in that area of the district is on the verge of expiring without a new agreement.

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PUBLIC AGENDA

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

September 27, 2017 noon read more..


PEDEE NEWS

Fred and Cindy Clark had a good visit with Cindy’s mother, Norma, a week ago.

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MI TOWN

Miss Autumn arrived a bit before her calendar date of Sept. 22 this year, bringing a definite change in the weather, with cooler mornings and evenings, as well as shorter periods of daylight.

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Tuesday, September 26



Pair sentenced on drug charges

Jeffrey Bledsoe, 48, and Adrienne Santrizos, 44, were sentenced on Monday 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.

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Friday, September 22



Wednesday, September 20

   

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

September 20, 2017 noon read more..
  

MI TOWN

Miss Autumn has definitely arrived right on schedule, with cooler mornings, sunrises arriving a few minutes later each morning and the return of college students to MI Town.

September 20, 2017 noon read more..


PEDEE NEWS

The Pedee campus of the Luckiamute Valley Charter School is getting a facelift.

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To build a scarecrow

Families gathered in the Independence Public Library Monday night, bringing to life a scarecrow from a T-frame, newspaper and miscellaneous items.

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It’s better to ask

We’re in the business of asking questions. Sometimes, those questions are hard ones, and, honestly, we often know the answer before we ask. But we still have to ask.

September 20, 2017 noon read more..


PUBLIC AGENDA

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

September 20, 2017 noon read more..
 

Preserving history

The annual Heritage Auto and Ag Show returns to downtown Monmouth on Saturday, followed by an old-fashioned tractor pull on Sunday.

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Indy considers utility increases

A water rate presentation analyzing the effect of the city’s purchase of a water right last month, as well as the potential building of a new wastewater pumping plant, was given at the Sept. 12 Independence City Council meeting.

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Last chance for eclipse stamps

Thursday is the deadline to get an exclusive pictorial cancellation stamp to celebrate the Great American Eclipse that occurred on Aug. 21.

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Tuesday, September 19

 

Friday, September 15



Wednesday, September 13

    

Polk, Dallas assist at wildfires

Polk Fire Capt. Mike Kissell and members of Dallas Fire & EMS, Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District, Sheridan Fire and McMinnville Fire worked all night battling the blaze at the Eagle Creek Fire on Monday, Sept. 4.

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A taste of Greece

It doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, Pete Kalogeras at Greece Lightning is happy to serve it up.

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Honor ride

U.S. Navy veteran Bob Dunn grinned and said the best thing about serving in the military was “the girls.”

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MI TOWN

As deadline for this week’s Itemizer-Observer approached last weekend, everyone was so concerned about the forest fires all over Oregon and in many western states as well.

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Council grants extension to Lind

INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Lind returned to the city council on Tuesday with an offer which was slightly altered from the one he had negotiated with the city staff: the same principle amount down, but with one year to pay of the remainder rather than six months.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Dragons burn Highlanders

DALLAS — Up 7-0 in the first quarter, Dallas’ football team faced an early gut check. North Eugene had a first and goal from inside the Dragons’ 5-yard line. Dallas’ defense was fired up.

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Tuesday, September 12

 

Wednesday, September 6



Code services cleans up

Being a code services specialist is more than writing parking tickets and issuing warnings to homeowners to clean up their properties.

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PEDEE NEWS

Eric Schwanke is back from his mission trip to Mozambique with Iris Global Ministries, which was quite an experience for him as they do things differently there, like having three-hour sermons.

September 6, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..


MI TOWN

As we turned the calendar to a new page and welcomed September this week, it just doesn’t seem like many days have passed since we were all talking about plans for Memorial Day weekend.

September 6, 2017 1:37 p.m. read more..
   

Gala Park renovations back on track

Renovations at Gala Park, at the corner of Uglow Avenue and Hankel Street, are back on track after weather and contractor delays postponed the project over the summer.

September 6, 2017 1:22 p.m. read more..
       

Wolves fall to 0-2

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon women’s soccer coach Steve Ancheta knows WOU is a work in progress.

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The kid and the cop

Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Watson was at the ATM at Frink’s General Store in Falls City in mid-August when he was approached by a nervous 6-year-old girl.

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Tuesday, September 5



PUBLIC AGENDA

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

September 5, 2017 6:10 p.m. read more..


Saturday, September 2

 

Prep football: Panthers roll to victory

INDEPENDENCE -- Central's football team had an unexpected home game Friday night. The Panthers made sure the home crowd had plenty to celebrate during a 35-6 win over Bend.

September 2, 2017 5:31 p.m. read more..