Saturday Apr 12
Republicans share differing views of GOP at primary debate for House seat
Two different interpretations of what it means to be a Republican were on display Friday night at a primary debate for House District 23. Rep. Jim Thompson, R-Dallas, is facing a primary challenge from the right in Mike Nearman, a software engineer from Independence.
Students compete in the Oregon Geographic Bee with D.C. trip on the line
What sea in the Arctic Ocean separates the Taymyr Peninsula from the Novaya Zemlya archipelago? The two Oregon Geographic Bee finalists held up a sheet of paper scribbled with the same answer in an auditorium packed with parents and students Friday.
Polk Fire No. 1 will ask voters for funding in May
Polk County residents in the Monmouth and Independence areas will see two requests coming from Polk County Fire District No.
Youths create - rainforest' as part of project at ACAC
Ariya Camero, 9, and Peyton Castro, 8, paint animals, flowers and plants to help create an indoor rainforest at Ash Creek Arts Center on March 26. Trees are being assembled while youth paint animals in watercolor in one room and create three-dimensional forest wildlife from pottery in another.
Audit: Gervais has success with broadband
Rural broadband systems that expanded with federal aid, such as one built a few years ago by Gervais Telephone Co., offer customers greater speeds at prices comparable to those of privately financed networks.
Polk County history: Remembering Valsetz and Oregon company towns
There are several so-called "company towns" in the Pacific Northwest. The most colorful -- and best-known -- was in Polk County.
Polk County investigation nets six arrests, drugs and cash
Six people were arrested Friday after an investigation by the Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team of drug sales in Monmouth and Independence.
3/19 Police Report
Kimberly Gritton, 45, of Independence at the intersection of South Main and G streets on March 7 for unlawful possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.