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Polk County Newspapers on microfilm       

The following newspapers are available on microfilm in the library. The years given below indicate general coverage; many papers in the 19th century contain gaps of weeks, months, or years. Most papers are weekly and only the Monmouth Herald has some indexing.

Years Published
Name and City of Publication   
1868-1869       Polk County Signal, Dallas, OR   
1870-1874       Liberal Republican, Dallas, OR   
1870-1881       Monmouth Pacific Christian Messenger, Monmouth, OR   
1876-1926       Polk County Itemizer, Dallas, OR   
1882-1887       Monmouth Christian Herald, Monmouth, OR   
1884-1901       Independence West Side, Independence, OR   
1888-1917       Polk County Observer, Dallas, OR   
1890-1901       West Side Enterprise, Independence, OR   
1894-1969       Independence Enterprise, Independence, OR   
1903-1913       Polk County Itemizer, Dallas, OR   
1908-1969       Monmouth Herald, Monmouth, OR   
1912-1918       Independence Monitor, Independence, OR   
1918-1918       Western Youth, Independence, OR   
1918-1921       Polk County Post, Independence, OR   
1922-1927       Polk County Observer, Dallas, OR   
1924-1974       Willamina Times, Willamina, OR   
1924-1989       LAMRON (WOU student newspaper) Monmouth, OR;
continued by Western Star   
1927-       Polk County Itemizer-Observer, Dallas, OR   
1938-1939       West Side Mail, West Salem, OR   
1969-1975       Independence Enterprise/Monmouth Herald,
Independence and Monmouth, OR   
1970-1978       Polk Sun, Monmouth, OR   
1972-1975       Independence Enterprise Herald, Independence, OR   
1979-1992       Sun Enterprise, Monmouth, OR   
1989-       Western Star (WOU student newspaper) Monmouth, OR   

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