Stories for April 2018


Monday, April 30

Wednesday, April 25

Dallas gets Division 1 athlete

Thursday was a big day for the Dragons as three athletes and their families gathered in the Dallas High School library and signed forms officially inducting them into the colleges of their choice.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Pirates fall to Trojans

Battling it out against John F. Kennedy High School on April 18, The Pirates’ (1-5, Special District 2, 2-7) only run came in the first inning, by D. Domes, and the boys couldn’t seem to catch up for the rest of the game, losing to the Trojans by 11-1.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Dragons take home win against Rebels

Pulling up a lead in the fourth inning after the South Albany Rebels (0-12, Mid-Willamette Conference, 0-17) sneaked in three runs during the first inning, the Dragons stayed ahead, establishing a strong offense to win the game on April 17, 8-3.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas scores another triumph

Two home runs in the second inning was what it took for the Dragons (11-0, Mid-Willamette Conference, 17-0) to establish their lead by a wide gap that led them to a second rivalry victory of 13-4 at the Panthers’ home field on Friday.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Another Omlid joins Western

Omlid is a big name in the Western Oregon University community, and Wednesday night another Omlid officially joined the Wolves — Krista, and this time for volleyball.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Documentary explores suicide, toxic stress

The Oregon Center for Nursing and Salem Health will present “Resilience: Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” for free at Northern Lights Theatre Pub, 3893 Commercial St. SE, on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Positions, school days cut in Dallas

The Dallas School District introduced its proposed 2018-19 budget that required cutting six days from the schedule and eliminating several district and school-level positions.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

DAVC receives Travel Oregon grant

Travel Oregon announced that eight projects have been awarded a total of $184,200 in grant funding through the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Three face off for commissioner seat No. 3

The Polk County Board of Commissioners Position No. 3 race drew three candidates, incumbent Mike Ainsworth, of Monmouth, and challengers Kathy Martin-Willis, of Independence, and Daniel Ervin Sr., of Dallas.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

City keeps contract with DAVC

The city’s contracts to send the Dallas Area Visitors Center transient lodging tax money will remain in place, but the Dallas City Council and DAVC will stay in closer communication about expectations and improvements.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Republic Services lays out recycling

The Dallas City Council approved a $2 per month, per household Republic Services rate increase to cover the rising cost of recycling — and learned a lesson in how to recycle — at its April 16 meeting.

April 25, 2018 noon read more..

Tuesday, April 24

Thursday, April 19

Wednesday, April 18

Reduce, reuse, recycle right

Since January, Oregon’s trash haulers have become more aware of the high contamination levels in our citizens’ co-mingled recycling bins

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Panthers end series with triumph

Two hits late in the game from Brendan Lesmeister, and a final run in overtime during the rivalry game between Central and Dallas led to a win, 3-2, for the Panthers in the first of a three-game series on April 9.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Central High School student selected for scholarship

Isaiah Abraham, a senior at Central High School, was chosen as a Scholar-Athlete NFF Oregon Finalist, one of the 16 seniors out of 129 chosen to represent the 2017 football season and additionally receive tuition scholarship money toward the college of their choice.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..


Friday, the Wolves (15-13, 15-10, GNAC) started their weekend off against Concordia (13-22, 12-13 GNAC) with a win at Porter Park in Portland.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Aiming for Down Under

Last fall, Perrydale senior Abigail Bibler received an invitation to travel to Queensland, Australia this coming summer, to compete in a track and field competition alongside other young athletes in an organization called Down Under Sports.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Central Roundup

Only allowing one run to get through their defense, Central (3-2, Mid-Willamette Conference, 7-4) dominated Crescent Valley (0-5, MWC, 2-6) on Monday with a wide berth, 15-1.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas roundup

The Dragons took a hit on Wednesday against Crescent Valley, with both the boys and girls teams running up last, at 65 points and 43 points, respectively.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Falls City roundup

Participating in a 10-team meet at Willamina High School, Falls City took ninth for the boys team, with 16.33 points, and seventh place for the girls team, at 29.5 points.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Perrydale roundup

The Pirates traveled to Western Mennonite on Friday for a duel against the Pioneers, losing the battle 11-3.J Avila had zero runs but two RBI; D Domes had two runs, and J Dorst nabbed the third run for the team’s final score.

April 18, 2018 noon read more..

Wednesday, April 11


Ballots on the way soon

Ballots for the May 15 primary election will be mailed on Monday to those Oregon residents who live out of state. Ballots will be mailed to in-state residents starting April 26.

April 11, 2018 noon read more..

Programs help struggling homeowners

Oregon Housing and Community Services announced foreclosure two foreclosure prevention program, “Home Rescue” and “Loan Preservation Assistance” are available to Polk County residents.

April 11, 2018 noon read more..

WOU men’s track top 25 national ranking

With last week’s strong performance at the Stanford Invitational, the men’s track team breaks into the No. 19 position in the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

April 11, 2018 noon read more..

Volunteers in short supply

Councilors on the Dallas City Council recently chastised the Dallas Fire chief for requesting more money in his department, saying that the chief first should recruit more volunteers.

April 11, 2018 noon read more..

Consolidation not in consideration

The Dallas City Council has rejected a contract to help Sheridan Fire District with administration or moving toward forming a larger fire district including Sheridan and Southwest Polk Rural Fire District.

April 11, 2018 noon read more..

Wednesday, April 4


More than just a sport

If you watch David Ribich and Dustin Nading, mid-distance runners on Western Oregon’s Track and Field team, interact with one another off the track, you would never know that they both nabbed national championship and All-American titles this past indoor track season; they’re guys who like to poke fun at each other and set up Dungeons and Dragons campaigns with their friends.

April 4, 2018 noon read more..

Council holds action on DAVC funds

The Dallas City Council delayed a decision regarding contracts with the Dallas Area Visitors Center to receive transient lodging tax money to pay for community events and tourism promotion.

April 4, 2018 noon read more..