Stories for February 2018

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Wednesday, February 28

 

Milestone birthday

Over 120 friends and relatives helped long-time resident, John Hansen, celebrate his 100th birthday on Feb. 8 in the Dallas Retirement Village Health Center.

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Dallas URD looks to armory site

The Dallas City Council — as the council and in its capacity as the Dallas Urban Renewal Agency Board — will consider moving the new senior center to the former armory property downtown.

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Dragons face defeat for last game

The Dragons (2-12, Mid-Willamette Conference, 8-15) struggled against the intensity of Silverton (12-2, MWC 19-5) Friday night and lost their last game of the season, 56-35.

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From sidekick to superhero

Peter Mendazona is a quiet kid. That’s what his coaches and teammates say about him. But being quiet doesn’t mean he isn’t noticed.

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Dragons fall short against Rebels

The Dallas boys basketball team (3-10, Mid-Willamette Conference, 4-18) hustled up and down the court Tuesday evening but could not seem to match South Albany’s intensity, losing to the Rebels (11-2, MWC, 18-5), 72-47.

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Perrydale drops out of playoffs

Saturday, the Pirates found their footing after an opening push by the Triad Knights, but despite their efforts, lost their second playoff game, 67-55.

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G Force talk nutrition at CHS

A Gatorade representative came to Central High School Wednesday afternoon to speak to Central’s athletes and interested students about sports nutrition and diet.

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CASA seeks volunteers to help kids

Polk County CASA (Court-appointed Special Advocates) is ever-so-close to achieving its goal to provide a CASA for every child in foster care, but it needs more volunteers to get there.

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Tuesday, February 27

 

Friday, February 23



Thursday, February 22

  

Dragons defeated by South Albany Tuesday

The game started off with the Dragons’ offense passing the ball but not a lot of shooting, giving the Rebels’ defense ample opportunity to steal the ball and pound down the court toward their hoop.

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Wednesday, February 21

     

Central defends Polk County rivalry

The Central boys basketball team showed up Friday evening with an energy they haven’t had the past two games, diving into the game headfirst against the Dallas Dragons and coming up for breath with a win, 50-35.

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Burros Run the Court

Central High School’s FFA Chapter hosted its second annual Donkey Basketball game Monday, where the Polk County Fire District No. 1, the Monmouth Police Department, Independence Police Department, Western Oregon University students and CHS staff dueled it out with one another on the backs of burros for a shot at the Donkey Basketball game championship title.

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Celebrating Dallas

A commitment to serving seemed to be the unofficial theme to the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce’s 61st Dallas Community Awards.

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BOC places levy on May ballot

Following two public hearings on Feb. 14, the Polk County Board of Commissioners voted to prepare a 15-year, $9.7 million bond measure for maintenance and repair of the courthouse buildings to appear on the May 15 ballot.

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Dallas clinches state title

It was an emotional weekend for Dallas at the OSAA State Wrestling Tournament in Portland, where the Dragons took first place overall, with 188 points, as well as a state title for junior Jacob Jones.

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Tuesday, February 20



Twelve Angry Jurors

Twelve jurors gather in a room with one window on a hot summer day. They are there to decide if a 19-year-old man is guilty of killing his father.

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Monday, February 19



Wednesday, February 14

  

Hoefling anniversary

Richard J. and Pamela L. (Humphrey) Hoefling were married Feb. 17, 1968, in Huntington Park, Calif., and spent their honeymoon in Santa Barbara, San Simeon and fishing at Kern River.

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Central brings the heat

The Central girls basketball team (10-0, Mid-Willamette Conference, 19-1 overall) wasted no time establishing a fast lead over Woodburn (0-10, MWC, 1-18 overall) Tuesday night, giving Woodburn no opportunity to catch up and thus securing a win, 57-16.

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Panthers cut it close

The Woodburn boys basketball team (2-8, Mid-Willamette Conference, 6-14 overall) put up a fight against the Panthers Tuesday night, resulting in a tossup before the Panthers came through with 5.9 seconds to go, winning 48-46.

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Wolves stay on top

The Wolves went up against Seattle Pacific University Thursday at Western, coming out on top with a score of 95-81.

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Dallas Dragons Dominate

All six schools fought hard this weekend at the Special District 2 Wrestling tournament in Silverton, but Dallas came out on top, eclipsing the rest of the teams with 461 points and 20 boys going to the state tournament next weekend — a record for Dallas High School.

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Roger Jordan makes list for Assist

Roger Jordan Community Park is one of three Oregon parks up for receiving new all-abilities playground equipment through the Moda Assist Program, a partnership between Moda Health and the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Dallas to roll out red carpet

Friday, the Dallas community will gather at Eola Hills Wine Cellars for a celebration to remember: It’s time for the annual Community Awards Banquet, where citizens and businesses will be recognized for contributing to the community.

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IDA shines light on downtown Indy

There’s something in the air in downtown Independence. From new businesses to those who are coming soon — evidenced by the brown paper in the windows — from the potential of development on the riverfront, Independence looks set to boom.

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Wednesday, February 7

   

Council changes Ellis' contract

The Dallas City Council voted 8-1 on Monday to amend interim City Manager Greg Ellis’ contract to allow him to apply to be the permanent city manager.

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Flu cases decreasing in Oregon

Flu season may be loosening its grip on the Western states as the week ending Jan. 27 is the second week reports of flu activity in the region have decreased.

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Bounty market looks to relocate

JD Shinn, the chief executive officer of the Dallas Area Visitors Center, said at a Dallas City Council work session on Monday that he’s heard too often that people didn’t know Dallas has a farmers’ market.

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Men’s winning streak at 14

Down by 14 in the first half, the No. 4-ranked Western Oregon University men’s basketball team rallied to captured its 14th straight win by defeating Montana State Billings, 71-60, inside the Alterowitz Gymnasium on Thursday.

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Academic honors

At the close of fall term, 529 Eastern Oregon University students qualified for the dean’s list, including Alan Hardenbrook and Melissa Munk, both of Monmouth.

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Panthers pull a win

The Central girls basketball team outscored, out-hustled and altogether outplayed the Lebanon Warriors Friday night in the Panther Pit, winning 43-15 to move to 17-1 on the season.

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Dallas keeps it close

The Corvallis boys basketball team put the pressure on the Dragons on Friday night, and the Dallas boys could not answer, losing 52-62.

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Grace under pressure

Central swimmer Grace Holstad missed qualifying for the 2017 state championship in the 100-meter butterfly by 0.12 seconds.

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Welcome win for Panthers

Central wrestler Gabriel Padilla took down his opponent Gatelyn Anderson to the delight of the Central contingent at Thursday’s dual meet between the Panthers and Lebanon.

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Sports Quick Hits

With opening day less than two weeks away, Western Oregon University’s senior Jay Leverett and sophomore Connor McCord were selected to the 2018 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II West Region Preseason Team.

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Olympian has CHS Roots

Mary (Desmarteau) and Skip Dierdorff, formerly of Monmouth, moved to Steamboat Springs, Colo., from the Northwest for a job opportunity. Twenty-five years later, they are parents of an Olympian.

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The doctor is in

Do you or someone you know suffer from joint pain? Are you able to tell weather changes before the official weather report?

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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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