Council awards garlic fest contract to events association after two-year conflict

Council awards garlic fest contract to events association after two-year conflict

After a tumultous couple of years in which operation of North Plains' signature summer event...

'Redneck' cop goes from Banks to Bangladesh

'Redneck' cop goes from Banks to Bangladesh

Dave White tells police-teaching tales on special Facebook page Dave White, a Banks resident and...

Sounding a message of gratitude in Gaston

Sounding a message of gratitude in Gaston

Veterans share stories, accept students' thanks during Nov. 7 assembly The meaning of Veterans...

Timber travels

Timber travels

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Free dinner brings all hands to Cornelius deck

Free dinner brings all hands to Cornelius deck

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Former North Plains chief gains council seat

Former North Plains chief gains council seat

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November 19, 2014

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Nov. 9 n A home renter called police to complain about someone living in a tent in his back yard. Officers suggested he talk to his landlord. n A resident called after believing two subjects…
Courtesy photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
November 19, 2014

Fire near school causes $50K in damage

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A fire on Mountainview Lane in Forest Grove on Friday, Nov. 14 caused “extensive damage to the home,” according to Fire Marshal Dave Nemeyer, who said investigators believe the blaze started on…
November 19, 2014

Banks police log

by Stephanie Haugen
October 2014 n A high school student shoplifted from Jim’s Thriftway and officers arrested her for theft. n Two men got into a physical altercation on N.W. Hammond Place. n A man reported that…
November 19, 2014

Board names marine deputy 'officer of year'

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Washington County's Jerry Roley gets annual honor Washington County Marine Patrol Deputy Jerry Roley was recognized as the Oregon Marine Board’s Officer of the Year earlier this month during the…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - A driver skidded off Oregon Highway 6 (the Wilson River Highway) Thursday morning and wound up in Gales Creek. He was not severely injured in the mishap.
November 19, 2014

Driver suffers minor injuries in crash on Highway 6

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Ice, snow likely culprit in accident that puts vehicle in Gales Creek A driver escaped with minor injuries Thursday morning, Nov. 13 after losing control in snow and ice on the Wilson River…
November 19, 2014

Projects, programs help Forest Grove parks

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Picnic spot, retaining wall, softball league get city council spotlight For 17 years, energetic, organized Boy Scouts from across the Portland area have been traipsing out to work for free for…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The Trail Band was formed by Marv Ross in 1991 at the request of the Oregon Trail Council to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the trail.
November 19, 2014

'Make or break year' for Trail Band event

by Debby de Carlo
Auction breathes new life into holiday tradition in Forest Grove Jeane Canon started going to the annual Trail Band concert with her husband, Eric, before they were married 17 years ago. “For…
November 19, 2014

Freezing temps prompt shelter to open early

by Nancy Townsley
Forest Grove church opens its doors for six nights during cold snap With temperatures dipping below freezing during an early shot of frosty weather, the Severe Weather Shelter at the United…
November 19, 2014

Homeless man's tent set on fire in Forest Grove

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Victim and his dog escape injury but his few possessions are destroyed Someone doused a homeless man’s tent with gasoline Saturday and set it on fire — while the man was still inside it with his…
November 19, 2014

Banks Neighborhood Watch meeting draws crowd

by Stephanie Haugen
Thefts and park problems top list of worries brought to deputy by citizens Nearly 50 people attended the first Banks Neighborhood Watch meeting last week organized by concerned citizens after…

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Nov 19, 2014

Banks briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Deeth receives Jim Hough award Ray Deeth received the city of Banks’ annual Jim Hough Citizenship Award, named after the city’s first city manager, at the city council meeting last Tuesday, Nov.…
Nov 19, 2014

North Plains officer is on leave, under investigation

by Jake Thomas
Officials mum about nature of situation involving Jody Petersen A North Plains police officer and part-time deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is under investigation and…
Nov 19, 2014

Quit for a day - or for a lifetime

by Kendra Hogue
Nov. 20 Great American Smokeout urges smokers in Washington County to kick the habit You can’t meet a goal without taking the first step. For 37 years, the goal of the American Cancer Society’s…
Beaverton High School students involved in health programs made a presentation to the Washington County Commissioners recently.
Nov 19, 2014

Pick a 'quit date' and stick to it

by Kendra Hogue
Practice saying 'No thank you, I don't smoke' Once you’ve decided to quit smoking, pick a quit date within the next month. Whether the date is a birthday, the Nov. 20 Great American Smokeout or…
Nov 19, 2014

Correction

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A story in last week’s News-Times, “Board celebrates house sale, enrollment,” contained two errors. Forest Grove School District staff member Ilean Clute’s title is Director of Business and…
Nov 19, 2014

Police and neighbors chat more on Nextdoor

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
The Forest Grove Police Department recently joined nextdoor.com, a social-media site that will improve the targeting and urgency of its communications with the public. A number of Forest Grove…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - A driver skidded off Oregon Highway 6 (the Wilson River Highway) Thursday morning and wound up in Gales Creek. He was not severely injured in the mishap.
Nov 15, 2014

Driver suffers minor injuries in crash on Highway 6

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A driver escaped with minor injuries Thursday morning, Nov. 13 after losing control in snow and ice on the Wilson River Highway, skidding off the road and winding up in Gales Creek. The incident…
Nov 12, 2014

Board celebrates house sale, enrollment

by Julia Sanders
A newly-sold Viking House, increased enrollment and a successful Veterans Day assembly at Forest Grove High School gave school board members a few things to smile about at their Monday night…
Nov 13, 2014

North Plains officer on leave, under investigation

by Jake Thomas
A North Plains police officer and part-time deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave, the Hillsboro Tribune…
Nov 13, 2014

Forest Grove, Banks, Gaston schools close Thursday due to…

by Nancy Townsley
Schools in western Washington County are closed Thursday due to an ominous forecast from the National Weather Service. With temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the NWS predicted snow and…



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