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Editor’s Note: Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).

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FALLS CITY — U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Falls City Community Center, Main Hall, 320 N. Main St. 

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DALLAS — U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader will host a roundtable of Polk County community leaders from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at The Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Room 212, Dallas.

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Editor’s Note: Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).

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Oregon State University

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For more than 50 years, the highlight of the year in Polk County was the annual hop harvest.

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The kids in the Tryoneers 4-H Club have been gearing up for the county fair by planning their animal and other projects. Alex, Allana, and Abby Russell; Jenae and Kailey Traglia; and Topaz Wilcut are increasing their sewing skills by making flannel pajamas for the fair.

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SW Polk, Sheridan and West Valley Fire Districts came together for the inaugural Combined Awards Banquet on Jan. 25. The districts have been sharing personnel and equipment to improve services within the communities they serve.

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DALLAS -- The Dallas Food Bank is in the need of tomato products. Mona Ordonez, a volunteer with the food bank, said it is out of tomato products to give to clients to make spaghetti and other dishes.

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Applications for the Oregon Historic Theater Grant are now open.  Matching grants in amounts between $15,000 and $100,000 are available out of a total of $620,000. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020. A free webinar providing information about the application and using the online …