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Police logs and arrest report: March 22

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Monmouth welcomes artistic visions

The Monmouth Arts and Culture Commission is accepting grant applications for arts-related activities and projects. Read more

Helping Santa’s helpers

DALLAS — Santa’s elves have a little help, thanks to about 20 DallasRetirement Village residents who decided making toys for children is th… Read more


Murphy’s transforms to office space

DALLAS — The Murphy’s Grill sign was taken down Monday, as the now-closed restaurant is in the process of transforming into the new office … Read more

Monmouth-Independence awards

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- What better way to celebrate superlative services than with a super hero-themed banquet. Read more

Greco promotes tourism

DALLAS – Twenty-five years ago, Rachel Greco was between jobs and standing in an empty building. Read more


Panthers softball defeated by Hillsboro

INDEPENDENCE — The Central High School Panthers only picked up a total of two runs in their second preseason game against Hillsboro High Sc… Read more

Sports roundups for March 20

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Wolves baseball post four victories over weekend

MONMOUTH – The Western Oregon University baseball team earned a doubleheader victory at their home field on Saturday against the Concordia … Read more


Letter to the editor: March 20

Still work to do in women equality Read more

Let’s talk about letters

At the Itemizer-Observer, we encourage and welcome letters to the editor. We appreciate the time you take to let us know what’s on your min… Read more

Youth leading youth

The Youth MIC group met Thursday to begin discussions on how they can affect change in their communities. The Monmouth Independence Council… Read more


Pedee News

Sandra Parks, who works with the SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) reading program at Kings Valley Charter School is looking for voluntee… Read more

Community Calendar

Community Calendar: is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calenda… Read more

Community notebook for March 6

The Dallas library to host documentary Read more


Dennis Lee Rancore

Dennis Lee Rancore was born June 29, 1943, in Dallas, to William B. and Ruth Alfreda (Olofson) Rancore. He grew up on a farm near Falls Cit… Read more

David J Tindle Jr.

David J. Tindle Jr. went to join his wife Mary June in Heaven on March 5, 2019, at the age of 91. Read more

Joe Edward Cochrane

Joe Edward Cochrane peace fully passed away March 16 surrounded by his beloved family and in his home on Cochrane Lane. Read more

Upcoming Events

Buddhist Meditation and Dharma Study

All are welcome to join Grandmaster Ta Mo of the New Order of Shaolin Ch'an every Thursday evening … Read more

Family Arts and Crafts Day / Dia de Artesanias para Familias

Make nature arts and crafts projects and learn about your watershed, habitats found at the Refuge, … Read more


Polk Flea Market the first Sunday of every month! Celebrating 49 years! Antiques, collectibles, “Ga… Read more


Weather Today

Fog developing overnight. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.


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Fog developing overnight. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SW at 3 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:07:12:37 AM
Sunset:07:27:57 PM

This Week's Forecast

Fog developing overnight. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.Fri
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Afternoon rain developing. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s.Sat
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Areas of morning fog, then some sun. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.Sun
10%61° 40°
Rain. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.Mon
80%51° 38°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.Tue
10%59° 38°
Showers. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.Wed
60%58° 40°
Showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s.Thu
40%56° 38°