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6A Polk County itemizer-Observer • march 1, 2017
City finds public works director Dream: Vet to
go to islands
By Jolene Guzman
the itemizer-Observer
DALLAS — Fred Braun,
the city of Dallas’ former en-
gineering and environmen-
tal services director, retired
this week after more than 16
years with the city.
“He is retiring and moving
to North Carolina,” said City
Manager Ron Foggin at the
Public Works Committee
meeting on Monday. “We
appreciate his service.”
Foggin said the city has al-
ready conducted a search
for Braun’s replacement and
found its guy, Frank Ander-
Anderson is the public
works director for the Con-
federated Tribes of the
Umatilla Indian Reservation
in Pendleton.
“He comes originally out
of Southern California, had a
stint in Toledo, and he been
with the tribe for a few
years,” Foggin said. “He is a
traditional public works di-
rector. Good solid knowl-
edge of public works infra-
structure and working with
public works crews.”
Foggin said with the hir-
ing of Anderson, the city will
restructure the public works
department. Community
Development Director Jason
Locke will no longer oversee
public works operations.
“One change that we will
have is that we will be look-
ing for an engineer of record
for the city,” Foggin said.
Braun is an engineer and
served in that role — signing
off on projects that needed
an engineer’s approval —
while working with the city.
“We’ve never had to desig-
nate someone as the engi-
neer of record, because
we’ve had that person on
staff,” Foggin said.
Information for the police
report comes from law en-
forcement agencies. Not all
calls for service are included.
The status of incidents re-
ported may change after fur-
ther investigation. Individu-
als arrested or suspected of
crimes are considered inno-
cent until proven guilty.
Austin G. nash, 21, of Dallas,
in the 600 block of main St. on
Feb. 22 on a parole violation.
rachael A. Keys, 31, of Dal-
las, in the 500 block of E. Ellen-
dale on Feb. 22 on a parole vio-
ioakim Torian, 34, of Hub-
bard, on SE monmouth Cutoff
on Friday on a warrant issued
our of marion County.
michael A. Frazer, 56, of Dal-
las, in the 1500 block of SE
nancy Ct. on Thursday on a
charge of misdemeanor fourth-
degree assault.
Kevin C. Dill, 26, of Dallas, in
the 300 block of main St. on
Saturday on a probation viola-
Joshua r. millsap, 40, of inde-
pendence, in the 1600 block of
SE Uglow St. on Saturday on
charges of misdemeanor driving
under the influence of intoxi-
cants and reckless endangering.
Jessica lynette rich, 35, of
Keizer, in the 900 block of D St.
on Feb. 18 for theft of a motor
vehicle and possession of
Jake russell Griffin, 34, of
Keizer, at n. main and Picture
sts. on Feb. 18 for theft of a
motor vehicle, fleeing our at-
tempting to elude a police offi-
cer, felon in possession of a
weapon, reckless driving, reck-
less endangering, possession
of burglars tools, and giving
false information to a police of-
regina Diane Perotto, 49, of
monmouth, at Catron St. S. and
Clay St. E. on Feb. 20 for driving
under the influence of intoxi-
Sergio Guadalupe Ochoa,
22, of independence, on mon-
mouth St. on Feb. 25 for DUii.
nicholas Oren nastasiuk, 23,
of mckenzie Bridge, at main St.
E. and High St. n. on Feb. 17 for
Angelo Xavier Helser, 25, of
Salem, in the 200 block of
Whitman St. S. on Feb. 18 for
Dalton l. Aganos, 19, and
Joseph P. Shutsa, 18, both of
monmouth, in the 200 block of
Whitman St. S. on Feb. 18 both
for third-degree theft of a bicy-
Victor Hugo Gil, 25, a tran-
sient, in the 500 block of main
St. E. on Feb. 24 for first-degree
forgery — counterfeit curren-
cy, and third-degree theft by
deception — false pretense.
Sheriff’s Office responds to crash in Salem
Itemizer-Observer staff report
POlK COUntY — On Feb. 22
at 3:34 p.m. the Polk County Sher-
iff’s Office responded to a multi-
ple vehicle crash on Highway 22
at 52nd Avenue northwest,
Salem. the westbound lanes of
Highway 22 were shut down for
over an hour, which caused traf-
fic to back up three to four miles
and into the city limits of Salem.
two eastbound vehicles lost
control on the slick highway
and slid across into the west-
bound lanes, causing crashes.
multiple other west bound ve-
hicles collided with each other
as they were attempting to
avoid the initial collision.
there were three occupants
transported to the Salem Hospi-
tal for non-life threatening in-
juries. the sheriff’s office is con-
tinuing to investigate.
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“I know he could have left our relationship at any time,”
Starbuck continued. “He had no obligation to stay. We
both feel overwhelmed sometimes, but he has never fal-
Starbuck has been unable to work since her diagnosis,
so the couple can’t afford to pay for the trip themselves.
“I would like to go someplace with Richard to create a
special memory for us both,” she wrote.
She’s been to Hawaii before — and recalls fondly the
sense of calm that particular location on the earth provid-
ed her.
“I have never seen another place quite like it,” Starbuck
wrote. “I long to see this again before I die. And I long to
share it with my rock and my love, Richard. ... Most of all,
I want to sit by the beach, holding his hand and watching
the waves come in, in the beautiful Hawaii of my most
peaceful memory.”
Thursday, Polk County’s Veteran Services Officer Marie
McCandless, VSO office assistant Stephanie Torres, and
Polk County commissioners Jennifer Wheeler and Mike
Ainsworth delivered a basket full of beach-ready swag.
“In this basket is there’s some goodies for you, along
with your plane tickets,” McCandless said.
Starbuck still seemed in that shock the foundation
granted her wish. She heard of the program through her
Willamette Valley Hospice caretakers.
“These hospice people are the most wonderful people
in the world,” she said. “They are the ones that encour-
aged me to apply for this.”
Starbuck said she thought her service didn’t stack up to
what others had given. She didn’t go to war, she said.
McCandless wasn’t hearing any of that.
“You are a veteran, right? You served our country,” Mc-
Candless said. “We are very thankful to you for your serv-
Starbuck enjoyed her time in the Marine Reserves.
“It was the time of my life, one of them. There’s the
other time of my life,” she said, pointing to Richard. “I just
wish I got that time of my life a little sooner.”
Monday morning the couple was flying toward what
they hope will be another “time of their lives.”
“When we get back, I will be glad to tell you all about it,”
Starbuck told McCandless. “I know he is going to like it.”
For more information about Dreams for Veterans:
Delbert Fredricks
May 28, 1929 – Feb. 27, 2017
Delbert Fredricks, 87, of
Dallas, died late on Feb. 27.
He was the longest serv-
ing active member of the
Dallas Fire Department,
serving for more than 65
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center is caring for the fam-
ily. Services will announced
Juanita Vivian
July 13, 1932 – Feb. 22, 2017
Juanita Vivian Rocha, a
resident of Dallas died on
Feb. 22, 2017, in Salem. She
was 84 years of age.
Juanita was born on July
13, 1932, in St. Paul, Minn.,
and was the daughter of
John and Melda (Lafferty)
Schweitzer. On Nov. 27,
1948, she married Jose Car-
doza Rocha (Joe) in Phoenix,
Arizona, and they resided in
Artesia, California, where
they had two children, Kath-
leen and Danny.
In 1969, they moved to
Falls City, and later to Dallas,
where she lived until her
Juanita enjoyed sewing
and crocheting.
She loved participating in
farmers markets and craft
She also enjoyed travel-
ing, and was fortunate to
have visited friends and
family all throughout the
United States. She was a Je-
hovah Witness and a mem-
ber at the Dallas Kingdom
Hall, where she enjoyed par-
ticipating in her many
church activities.
She was also a proud
member of the Cheyenne
River Sioux Tribe in Eagle
Butte, South Dakota.
She is survived by her
daughter, Kathleen (hus-
band, Alan) Black; son,
Danny (wife, Doris) Rocha;
brothers, Art Schweitzer
and Russell Schweitzer; and
sisters, Darlene Morison
and Gretchen Cotta; along
with four grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren
and many nieces and
Juanita was preceded in
death by her husband Joe
Rocha; brother, Clarence
Schweitzer; and grandson,
Brian Rocha.
A graveside service will be
held on
Sa t u rd a y,
March 4,
2017, at 11
a.m. at
D a l l a s
Cemeter y
in Dallas.
Home is handling the
Shelia Marie
Sept. 5, 1952 – Feb. 20, 2017
Shelia Marie Hansen, 64,
a resident of Dallas, died
Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at
her home.
She was born on Sept. 5,
1952, in Phoenix, Ariz., the
daughter of Raymond and
June Lobos Baker Lock-
She graduated from Siletz
High School. In 1973, she
married Daniel K. Hansen in
Vancouver, Wash. He pre-
ceded her in death on May
9, 1999.
From 1982 to 1999, when
she retired, she worked as a
supervisor at Praegitzer In-
She continued her educa-
tion by taking classes from
Chemeketa Community
College for her work at Prae-
gitzer’s. Shelia lived in Dallas
for more than 50 years.
She loved her grandkids.
She enjoyed going out to
Spirit Mountain, playing lot-
tery games, painting murals
at her home and painting
yard figurines. Shelia loved
to decorate her home for
each of the holidays, espe-
cially Christmas. She always
loved it when it snowed.
She is survived by her son
Shelby (Aimee’) Hansen, of
Bend; grandchildren: Alaina,
Baylie, Kelci, Aaron and
Kasimara. Also surviving are
brothers Montie and Wade
Lockwood and a sister
Nancy Schroeder and best
friend Mary Biggs. She was
preceded in death by five
Private family services
were held. The Dallas Mor-
tuary Tribute Center is car-
ing for the family. To leave a
message or memory for the
family please go to www.dal-
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Royal L. Hilliard
April 24, 1944 – Feb. 11, 2017
Royal LeVern Hilliard, 72,
died on Feb. 11. He was born
in Deluth, Minn., to Vernon
and Loretta Hilliard.
He served in the Navy in
the South Pacific, and then
worked as a dock foreman.
Royal’s wife Linda Jane
Wright, preceded him in
death, as did his son Kyle.
He is survived by daughter
Kari; son Kevin; 11 grand-
children and 13 great-grand-
A celebration of life will
be held at the Independence
Elks Lodge on Feb. 25 at
noon. Farnstrom Mortuary
handled arrangements. To
leave an online tribute:
Robert Lee
July 20, 1926 – Feb. 22, 2017
Robert Lee McManaman,
90, died at his Monmouth
home on Feb. 22. He was
born in Wichita, Kan., to
Charles and Maude Mc-
A funeral service will be
held Sunday, March 5, at 2
p.m. at Seventh-day Adven-
tist Church, 589 SW Birch
St., Dallas. Farnstrom Mor-
tuary handled arrange-
ments. To leave an online
tribute: FarnstromMortu-
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