Stories for September 2018

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Sunday, September 30



Dragons volleyball puts on fundraiser

Pink Out Night, a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness through the Dallas High School Volleyball program, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Dragons Varsity and Junior Varsity Volleyball games.

September 30, 2018 5:10 p.m. read more..

Thursday, September 27



Wednesday, September 26

 

Central soccer sweeps McMinnville

The Central High School Panthers soccer team took the McMinnville High School Grizzly Bears down in a 4-0 sweep on Thursday during their last non-conference game before heading into league play next Tuesday.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..
 

Dragons fight for a win

Losing one set against the North Salem Vikings was all it took for the Dragons volleyball team to regroup and reenergize to pull out a 3-1 win for the night.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..
  

Dallas honors turf donors

Oct. 5 is a date many Dallas residents have been waiting for: it’s the first Dragon football home game on the new turf.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..
  

Fee stalled by ordinance language

The Dallas City Council will review, and possibly vote, on a utility bill fee to pay for hiring additional police officers and firefighters on Monday.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..


Dallas considers recycled water

The city of Dallas is moving forward on a “recycled water” project that would allow it to use treated wastewater for irrigation and industrial needs.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..


Seniors helping seniors

Monmouth Senior Center members recently started a new program that matches those who need help with those who can help: Seniors Helping Seniors.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..
       

Hoppy memories

Evelyn Bonita Updike Miller (Bonnie) and her husband Bob were regular diners at Raging River, now Independence Grill, for many years.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..
 

Coons pleads not guilty

Dyllan D. Coons, 19, of Dallas, pleaded not guilty to three charges stemming from a fatal Sept. 7 crash in the 1100 block of Main Street East, in Monmouth.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..


WOU, OHSU partnership celebrates 10 years

Studying nursing at Oregon Health and Science University for Monmouth and Independence residents has never been easier since OHSU added a campus in Monmouth 10 years ago in partnership with Western Oregon University.

September 26, 2018 noon read more..


Friday, September 21

 

Arrest report Sept. 19

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

September 21, 2018 3:05 p.m. read more..


Thursday, September 20



Fire agencies conduct controlled burn at Baskett Slough

Dallas Fire & EMS announced that firefighters from various Polk County fire agencies, including Dallas and Southwest Polk Fire District, will be assisting the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife with a prescribed burn at Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge this afternoon.

September 20, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, September 19

     

Bute arrested on rape charges

Paul Robert Bute, III, 42, of Monmouth, was arrested on Aug. 2 on 18 charges that include sex abuse, rape, and sexual abuse of an animal.

September 19, 2018 noon read more..
     

Pedee News

Fred Weisensee and Leonard Foltz of Dancing Oaks Nursery in Pedee returned home Sept. 3 from a trip to South Africa to see the springtime flowers, after learning that the area had received rain following years of drought.

September 19, 2018 noon read more..
 

Garus formally resigns

Micky Garus submitted his official resignation to the Dallas City Council Monday night, addressing the council during the public comment section of the meeting.

September 19, 2018 noon read more..
  

Panthers volleyball digs up a win

The Panthers volleyball team found their footing Tuesday night for their second victory this season in a 3-0 sweep against South Albany after losing the first five games of the season.

September 19, 2018 noon read more..


Girls soccer falls to Liberty

The Dragons girls soccer team couldn’t seem to take possession of the ball long enough before the Liberty Falcons came back and attacked to regain control of the game on Sept. 10, resulting in an 11-0 loss for Dallas.

September 19, 2018 noon read more..
  

Friday, September 14

 

Thursday, September 13



Bute arrested on rape charges

Paul Robert Bute, III, 42, of Monmouth, was arrested on Aug. 2 on 18 charges that include sex abuse, rape, and sexual abuse of an animal.

September 13, 2018 noon read more..

Wednesday, September 12



Western loses GNAC opener

The Wolves lost their GNAC home opener on Saturday against Central Washington 50-17, with the Wildcats outscoring the Wolves in each quarter and starting the first off with a 12-3 lead.

September 12, 2018 noon read more..
   

No shortage of fun events

The towns of Dallas and Independence will have a variety of events this weekend — enough family fun that one may forget it’s mid-September.

September 12, 2018 noon read more..
    

Pedee News

Alex Russell, his cousin Owen Hovet of Salem, and grandfather Jon Hovet participated in a 5k run in Tillamook last week.

September 12, 2018 noon read more..
    

Central nabs first victory

It was all energy and smiles for the Panthers on Thursday as they clinched their first victory of the season 5-2 against McKay High School.

September 12, 2018 noon read more..
     

Tuesday, September 11



Monday, September 10



Friday, September 7



Wednesday, September 5

     

Pedee News

Pete and LaVerne Bennett’s son Mike and his wife Beth arrived on the 21st from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a visit with Oregon relatives.

September 5, 2018 noon read more..


Perez-Camacho birth

Arely Perez-Camacho was born Aug. 26, 2018, at 12:35 p.m. to parents Melina Perez and Julio Camacho, of Independence, at Salem Hospital.

September 5, 2018 noon read more..
   

Carnegie Building to change hands

The Dallas City Council approved the sale of the long-vacant Carnegie Building to potential buyer Monmouth Holding Company LLC, owned by Bodie Bemrose, at its regular council meeting on Tuesday evening.

September 5, 2018 noon read more..
   

CASA seeks support for fundraiser

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Polk County will hold its first casino night fundraiser in October and seeks donations to make it a successful event for its young clients.

September 5, 2018 noon read more..
 

A funding gap

Last school year, Dallas School District had about 16.4 percent of its student population served by special education.

September 5, 2018 noon read more..
   

Sports: Quick Hits

Recent Western Oregon University Graduate Tanner Omlid has signed a professional basketball contract with Club Baloncesto Morón in the Spanish Basketball Federation after spending last July at the Worldwide Invitational.

September 5, 2018 noon read more..

Tuesday, September 4



Mounce taken into custody

Polk County Circuit Judge Monte Campbell placed Heather Mounce into custody at the Polk County Jail on $200,000 bail on Tuesday morning.

September 4, 2018 5:09 p.m. read more..


CSD says no immediate threats

Kubista worked in Tacoma Public Schools for 14 years. During that time, there were two school-related shootings. “I was in a school district where we had a school shooting,” she said.

September 4, 2018 4:14 p.m. read more..


Duo opens wine tavern in Indy

The dust hasn’t quite settled, but the doors are open at The Valkyrie Wine Tavern. Savannah Pearce and Lindsay Darling have a vision for the space at 301 S. Main St., Independence.

September 4, 2018 4:12 p.m. read more..