Saturday May 11
Two Salem teens rescued from Willamette River after "near-tragic" crossing attempt
Two Salem teens were rescued Saturday evening after what the Marion County Sheriff's Office called their "near-tragic" attempt to cross the Willamette River near Keizer.
The Pordland Mercury
The Accidental Exorcist
Exorcisms: everybody's doing them. Recently, it was reported that Mother Teresa underwent an exorcism just prior to her death to rid her body of a violent, demonic entity.
Burglars hit 3 businesses
Three separate businesses at Central Plaza on the 1000 block of Monmouth Street in Independence were burglarized or the subject of an attempted burglary early Thursday.
Independence High School annual reunion slated
Independence High School's annual all-school reunion will take place Saturday, Aug.
3 Independence business at Central Plaza hit by burglars
Three businesses next door to each other in Independence fell victim to burglary early Thursday.
Community health fair is today
Talmadge Middle School holds a free Community Health Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the school, 510 16th St., Independence.
Polk County's oldest church is at Zena
Religion was an important part of life in early Polk County. The Spring Valley Church at Zena, in the northeast corner of Polk County, is the oldest continually operating church in the county after having had its start in a 12x12-foot log cabin.