Polk County Itemizer-Observer

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Polk County Itemizer-Observer
TypeWeekly Newspaper
Owner(s)Eagle Newspapers
EditorEmily Mentzer
Founded1875 (1875)
HeadquartersDallas, Oregon

The Polk County Itemizer-Observer is a weekly newspaper published in Dallas, Oregon, United States, and covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and the surrounding area. It was established in 1875 and is owned by Eagle Newspapers.[1] The Itemizer-Observer is published on Wednesdays and its circulation is 4,988.[1] It is the newspaper of record for Polk County.[2]

The newspaper's roots go back to 1868, when J. H. Upton founded the Polk County Signal, which later became the Weekly Itemizer. It was initially an organ of the Democratic Party of Oregon.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Polk County Itemizer-Observer". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  2. ^ "Newspapers and Genealogical Resources". University of Oregon Libraries. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  3. ^ Turnbull, George S. (1939). "Polk County" . History of Oregon Newspapers . Binfords & Mort.

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