Emily Mentzer

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Roger Jordan makes list for Assist

Roger Jordan Community Park is one of three Oregon parks up for receiving new all-abilities playground equipment through the Moda Assist Program, a partnership between Moda Health and the Portland Trail Blazers.

February 14, 2018 noon read more..

IDA shines light on downtown Indy

There’s something in the air in downtown Independence. From new businesses to those who are coming soon — evidenced by the brown paper in the windows — from the potential of development on the riverfront, Independence looks set to boom.

February 14, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas keeps it close

The Corvallis boys basketball team put the pressure on the Dragons on Friday night, and the Dallas boys could not answer, losing 52-62.

February 7, 2018 noon read more..

Olympian has CHS Roots

Mary (Desmarteau) and Skip Dierdorff, formerly of Monmouth, moved to Steamboat Springs, Colo., from the Northwest for a job opportunity. Twenty-five years later, they are parents of an Olympian.

February 7, 2018 noon read more..

Monmouth house set ablaze

Saturday shortly after 2 p.m., the house at 135 Broad St. N. in Monmouth began to burn. Polk County Fire District No. 1 firefighters finished carefully creating ventilation points for the fire to get into walls and the attic, and set scattered hay ablaze using flares.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..

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