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It’s that time again! The Polk County Fair kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday, packed with events and activities for the whole family. The fair takes year-round work by groups and individuals to make it successful. This year, we’ll have perhaps one of the mildest weather seasons…
Polk County Relay for Life was Saturday through Sunday morning at Riverview Park in Independence. Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event, is a 24-hour walk and fundraiser to help find a cure for cancer. It also raises money for programs that are built to support those in the battle.
Regardless of how you vote, remember ballots are due by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. It’s probably too late to get them in the mail, so look for a drop box near you (see page A3) and be sure to swing by and deliver it. The good news about the drop boxes is no postage is required.
The city of Dallas has taken over planning the city’s events for 2019. Previously, the Dallas Area Visitors Center was charged with organizing the Polk County Bounty Market, the Fourth of July, Summerfest and Winterfest, along with a few other things sprinkled in such as the Old Timers Picni…
Facebook and other social media outlets have a myriad of benefits to users — connecting people, families and communities. They can provide an open forum for discussion about local issues or spread information quickly — whether good or bad.
Dallas has joined efforts in welcoming our two- and three-wheeling friends to town, from building a bike hostel above Latitude One to looking at bike trails, repair stations and generally increasing access for those who prefer to travel via bicycle.
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 mind, from thanking people and organizations who have helped make a project reality, to letting us know when you have an adverse experience, to sharing posi…
The Youth MIC group met Thursday to begin discussions on how they can affect change in their communities. The Monmouth Independence Council, made up of young people aged 16 to 24, gathered with mentors and members of the Multnomah Youth Council to get ideas started.
It’s somewhat strange to feel relieved at reading in the daily logs from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office that deputies found someone passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.
At Monday’s Dallas council meeting, Councilor Micky Garus suggested that the community consider closing its aquatic center, putting roughly $400,000 a year into public safety officers for Dallas police and fire, essentially eliminating the need for a safety utility fee.
CLARIFICATION: The council has not approved the public safety fee itself, but rather approved asking the city attorney to draft an ordinance to establish the fee. That ordinance will be read at the council's next meeting on Sept. 4, and, if approved, will move toward final adoption at its second reading on Sept. 17.
According to people who were involved in city leadership at the time, high-speed internet services were at least a decade away from coming to the rural cities of Monmouth and Independence.
It’s that time of year again, when people will pitch tents and take turns walking a track for 24 hours, all while dressing up in various themes, carrying a baton and rallying together against cancer.
The second election season of 2018 is nearly here. Next week will be the last week to submit a letter to the editor on an election-related topic until fall, when we gear up for November’s general election.
Councilors on the Dallas City Council recently chastised the Dallas Fire chief for requesting more money in his department, saying that the chief first should recruit more volunteers.
An incredible opportunity has been presented to the city of Dallas, along with the cities of Redmond and Gresham, to receive about $20,000 for all-abilities playground equipment.
- Hotel to welcome first guests
- Harden case expected to have 38 witnesses
- Police logs and arrest report
- David Loren Cooley
- Mounce to argue for change of venue
- Lyle Edwin Cooley
- Benedetto’s offers wine, friendship in Dallas
- DSD students learn to lead
- Learn about Dallas’ Opportunity Zone on Wednesday: Aug. 21 meeting will shed light on the new program
- HWY 99 construction continues
- Dallas names interim superintendent
- At an impasse: Why could thousands of Oregon university workers go on strike?
- Eagle Scout project helps Panthers get fancy
- DHS track excavation begins
- Cameron reflects on summer internship
- Quick Hits
- Kiner invited to play with Portland Timbers second team
- Extra expenses may affect Dallas schools’ budget