It’s time to resolve Perrydale dispute

Perrydale teachers have been working for nearly six months without a current contract, and it looks like it will be at least another month before they get one. Negotiations have been going on even longer, since February.


Lend a helping hand this holiday season

’Tis the season for giving. And this year, the need for individuals and businesses to contribute to local charities is as great as ever.


Help bolster holiday economy, shop local

When searching for that perfect gift for a family member or friend this season, consider doing your shopping close to home and supporting independently owned businesses here in Polk County.


Reflect, give thanks this special holiday

As many of us who live and work in Polk County prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, there is much to be thankful for as we enter the busy holiday season.


Adminstrator is key to Falls City's future

The Falls City City Council is in the midst of a discussion that may change the way the city operates.


Who says your vote doesn't matter?

We truly have learned that every vote really does count.


Different opinions should be welcome

The complaints were about two different types of tests, but both were about content choice.


*Welcome WOU students *Development of some old buildings a welcome sight *Celebrate all things hops this weekend in Independence park

*Welcome WOU students*Development of some old buildings a welcome sight*Celebrate all things hops this weekend in Independence park


Surge in enrollment good news for area

Both districts will need to take a close look at how the increase in enrollment will affect class size, and parents should be aware, too.


Global perceptions of abuse surprising

Data probed the perceptions often used by individuals to justify violent acts on society’s most innocent.


Guidelines to follow for election letters

Election season has arrived once again in Polk County.


News is good as we head back to school

For the first time in a number of years, there is exciting news going on in many of our local districts as we enter a new school year.


True cost of wildfires higher than thought

Extinguishing a large wildfire, however, accounts for only a fraction of the total costs associated with a wildfire event.


Redefining age in aging societies

Key message to employers and even workers themselves: A person’s talents and experience don’t stop at age 65.

Bring old, new together again

It’s time for the Polk County Fair!