MILESTONE BIRTHDAY: Funk — 104
Bleich skis classical style, which puts the skis in grooves in the snow that serve as tracks. Unlike in many other situations, with cross-country skiing, he doesn’t have to move slowly or cautiously.
Kahl Murdock wants young people to know that sports isn’t the only way to be competitive and belong to a team.
I grew up in Hillsboro and moved to Monmouth in 2013, where I attended Western Oregon University, graduating in 2015 with a degree in English/Linguistics and writing.
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.
On Sept. 6, 2006, the Itemizer-Observer printed my first MI Town column.
Today is the last day of a month that most of us will be happy to bid a fond farewell — January has mostly been days of rain and even more rain.
Debbie Rodriquez attended her company’s annual convention near Portland the week of Jan. 17 and won an award for her excellent work.
Old Man Winter has moved to MI Town and it looks like he’s unpacked his suitcases and is planning a long visit this year.
The Polk County Saddle-ites had about 28 riders from around the county and beyond out for their annual New Year’s Ride on Jan. 6.
We all need to do something. Life in MI Town isn’t all sunshine and light and singing Kumbaya around the campfire, no matter how much we would hope it to be.
Hansen - 100th
Lamb - 90th
As craft beer and home brewing continue to rise, interest in growing hops ferments among home gardeners.
It’s almost mid-January in MI Town, and it seems like springtime is out there on the horizon, far away.
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