Better safe than sorry

For the last several days — at least — the National Weather Service has warned about snow. And rain. And then maybe more snow.

February 13, 2019 noon read more..

Show some respect at sports events

A letter from the Oregon State Athletics Association encouraging parents to stop criticizing the officials and coaches was recently sent out, claiming that poor adult behavior is the reason why there is a shortage of high school officials in Oregon.

January 30, 2019 noon read more..

Time to let the people decide

The Dallas City Council should listen with an open mind to guests invited to speak at a future meeting about forming a consolidated fire district.

January 16, 2019 noon read more..

Don’t drive while intoxicated

It’s somewhat strange to feel relieved at reading in the daily logs from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office that deputies found someone passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.

December 21, 2018 11:35 a.m. read more..

Holidays trickle in

The holiday celebrations throughout Polk County kicked off on Small Business Saturday last week with a new tradition that we hope continues: Making Spirits Bright in Monmouth.

November 28, 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..

Drain the pool for police, fire?

At Monday’s Dallas council meeting, Councilor Micky Garus suggested that the community consider closing its aquatic center, putting roughly $400,000 a year into public safety officers for Dallas police and fire, essentially eliminating the need for a safety utility fee.

August 22, 2018 noon read more..