About Us


147 SE Court St., PO Box 108

Dallas, OR 97338

Phone: 503-623-2373


Fax: 503-623-2395

Published: Wednesday

Ownership: SJ Olson Publishing, Inc.

Total Paid Circulation: 3,550

Year Established: 1875


The official newspaper of Polk County Serving Polk County families since 1875.

(USPS) - 437-380)

Winner of 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017General Excellence Awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

Periodicals postage paid at Dallas, OR, Independence, OR  and Monmouth, OR.

Published weekly at

147 SE Court Street,

Dallas, Oregon 97338

P: 503-623-2373

F: 503-623-2395


The Polk County Itemizer-Observer website, www.polkio.com, is updated each week by Wednesday afternoon. Itemizer-Observer also is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Polk County (1 year) $40 & (Two Year) $75,  Other Oregon Counties (1 year) $45 Outside of Oregon (1 year) $50


Send address changes to: Polk County Itemizer-Observer,

P.O. Box 108, Dallas, Oregon 97338

The Polk County Itemizer-Observer assumes no financial responsibility for errors in advertisements. It will, however, reprint without  charge for the portion of an advertisement which is in error if Itemizer-Observer is at fault.


For inclusion in the Wednesday edition of Itemizer-Observer:

Social news 5 p.m. Thursday (Weddings, engagements, anniversaries, births, milestones) Community events Noon Friday

(Community Notebook and Community Calendar)

Letters to the editor 10 a.m. Monday

Obituaries 3 p.m. Monday


Retail display ads 4 p.m. Friday

Classified display ads 10 a.m. Monday

Public notices 12 p.m. Friday

Classified line ads 10:30 a.m. Monday

Classified line ads are updated daily on www.polkio.com.