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August 07, 2012
Details about crash on 99W sought
RICKREALL -- Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a Thursday afternoon two-vehicle nearly head-on crash on Highway 99W near Orrs Corner Road that sent five people to an area hospital.
OSP is seeking a possible witness who left before they could be interviewed.
Preliminary information indicates the crash occurred at around 2:25 p.m. Thursday on Highway 99W near milepost 59, south of the Polk County Fairgrounds. Five people were injured.
The names of those involved in the accident or other information is not available at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact Oregon State Police Sgt. Mark Davie at 800-452-7888.
Projects will close two rural roads
POLK COUNTY -- Two Polk County projects during the next week will result in road closures to two rural streets.
Due to a culvert replacement taking place Wednesday and Thursday on Lucas Road near Falls City approximately 1.3 miles north of the park and past the last house on Lucas Road, the street will be closed to most traffic. Emergency vehicles will be allowed. The closure will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.
On Aug. 15-16, due to a culvert replacement taking place on Mistletoe Road approximately 100 feet north of the McCaleb Road intersection, the road will be closed to all traffic -- including emergency vehicles.
Reader boards will be placed prior to the work starting and drivers should plan on using alternative routes past these projects.
For more information: Polk County Public Works, 503-623-9287.
Polk Republicans set annual picnic
MONMOUTH -- Tickets are available for the Polk County Republicans' annual "Celebration of American Values" picnic, scheduled Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. at Gentle House in Monmouth.
The event will feature a silent auction, oral auction conducted by Allen Alley, master of ceremonies and Oregon Republican Party chairman, music by Gayle Wendell, and Peggy Boquist's "Founding Mothers" program, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of a woman's right to vote in Oregon.
Cost for dinner, dessert and soft drinks is $20, $10 for those under 12. Beer and wine will be available for an additional cost. RSVP is needed by Thursday.
For more information: Lynnette or Gene Henshaw, 503-623-5759.