What started in 2016 as a way to let volunteers spend Summerfest with their families has turned into a financial benefit for the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.
A new, year-round 4-H club has popped up in Pedee — the Tryoneers. The group has 15 signed up so far, and more are coming in, said Heather Traglia, Tryoneers 4-H leader.
Students at Mid-Valley Christian Academy filled the gymnasium on Friday afternoon to see whose zucchini creations would travel the fastest and farthest down a ramp.
Roughly 20 Airstream trailers will line Main Street in downtown Independence this weekend, starting Friday and leaving Sunday.
The group has 15 signed up so far, and more are coming in, said Heather Traglia, Tryoneers 4-H leader.
Two students at Central schools have been confirmed with pertussis, or whooping cough.
Heritage auto, ag show celebrates industry
The annual Heritage Auto and Ag Show returns to downtown Monmouth on Saturday, followed by an old-fashioned tractor pull on Sunday.
Independence library’s annual workshop filled with family fun
Families gathered in the Independence Public Library Monday night, bringing to life a scarecrow from a T-frame, newspaper and miscellaneous items.
How long does it take to finish a quilt? For the Cheesman family descendants, the answer is four generations.
Polk Fire Capt. Mike Kissell and members of Dallas Fire & EMS, Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District, Sheridan Fire and McMinnville Fire worked all night battling the blaze at the Eagle Creek Fire on Monday, Sept. 4.
It doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, Pete Kalogeras at Greece Lightning is happy to serve it up.
Ashley Wildfang has always known she wanted to be a teacher.
Students bustled through the halls of Ash Creek Elementary School on Tuesday morning with a certain excitement — it was the first day of the new school year.
The city of Independence has a new logo, featuring the Cooper Block tower before it was repainted.
While the weekend was packed with live concerts, street performers, food trucks, beer and wine gardens, culminating in the big event — the Great American Eclipse — for law enforcement, it was mostly business as usual.
Dasheill “Dash” McNett, 7, enjoys taking photos with his Canon Rebel — and, if the number of ribbons on his Polk County Fair submissions suggests anything, he has an eye for photography.
Rose started out a stray cat, heading toward being euthanized, when she found Tiffany Clark’s family.
An 11-month-old boy died in a Monmouth house fire on Aug. 9.
Temperatures cool slightly, but dry conditions persist
Five acres burned in a field fire at Perrydale Road and Highway 22 on Thursday.
30 years later, employees are invited to sort-of reunion
It was Aug. 13, 1987, when Praegitzer Industries went up in flames.
POLK COUNTY – After a three-day heat wave, temperatures in Polk County should see a slight dip in the next week.
The moon will cast its shadow over Polk County the morning of Aug. 21 during the Great American Eclipse. But what’s the big deal?
The city of Independence has taken a step toward the council’s goal of transparency by launching a new cloud-based website in partnership with OpenGov Tuesday.
Event brings together neighbors, law enforcement
Tuesday is National Night Out, an annual campaign promoting relationships between communities and their police and fire agencies, and several neighborhoods and groups are hosting events around the county.
Dallas Fire & EMS respond to two fires caused by cars driving in fields
Two of four fires in two days from July Fourth through Thursday were sparked by cars driving on fields, said April Welsh, spokeswoman for Dallas Fire & EMS.
Dallas resident Alex Lofton, family and friends restore and renew Tawney memorial sign
When Alex Lofton found out Sgt. Ian Tawney’s memorial park sign was vandalized, he wasn’t going to let it sit overnight without trying to fix it.
Since Americorps RARE volunteer Imani Hall started work as the manager for the Independence Downtown Association, seven new businesses have opened up.
POLK COUNTY — A man suffered minor injuries outside of the Dallas city limits after an accident while trying to make hydrogen, Sheriff Mark Garton said.
MONMOUTH — In the hills just outside of Monmouth, Jon and Susan Brewster built their home with one thing in mind: astronomy.
The Monmouth City Council approved the 2017-18 budget after a rather lengthy process, City Manager Scott McClure said.
Cynthia Jaramillo will be moving to New Mexico at the end of June, and will be taking an Independence tradition with her: Santa Train.
Calling all volunteers: As the Great American Eclipse nears, each event will need the help of volunteers for things to go smoothly.
Independence business owner to open brewery
The old warehouse building on South Main Street in Independence called out to Yul Provancha years ago.
Since JD Shinn took over as executive director of the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce, membership is up from 121 to 154.
A new structure graces the grounds of the children’s garden at the Inspiration Garden at Mount Fir Park in Independence.
Lewis challenges others to try new things in high school
On the last day of school for Central High School’s Class of 2017, Dylan Lewis looked content.
Oasis Cannabis in Monmouth is ready to break the pothead stereotype.
Fantastical fable is story all can relate to, regardless of age or place in life, guest director from Portland Jen Rowe says
Western Oregon University’s theater department’s production of, “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,” is a fantastical fable that depicts three sisters and their journeys through life.
Vikkye Fetters is eager to begin her job as the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce executive director.
Superintendent will miss the passion of community, student energy
In 1986, Buzz Brazeau asked his wife, Kathy, if she would mind if he took a 70 percent cut in pay.
In August, tens of thousands will discover how great Polk County is as they descend on the area for one of the best viewing places of the Great American Eclipse, a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 at 10:17 a.m.
It’s tough being a sixth-grader. Not only are you at a new school, but it’s bigger — and with different classes and lockers and lunches.
A few changes are in store for the third annual Discover MI Town Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce.
The Oregon State University College of Business has partnered with the Dallas Downtown Association to bring Wine Down Downtown Dallas on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Tucked away in the blossoming neighborhood known as Edwards Addition lies an urban farm, an agrihood.
Central High School presents Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ through May 20
Salaam and good evening, worthy friend.
Central School District Board of Directors has five seats up for election on May 16. Zones 2 and 5 are contested.
Western Oregon University is open for eclipse viewers.
Monmouth city officials and councilors butted heads with organizers of the Applebox Childrens Theater at the April 18 city council meeting.
Customers of Monmouth’s utilities can now pay and manage accounts online.