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Banks council approves manager contract

Banks city council members approved the new city manager contract at their meeting last Tuesday, Oct. 8. Jolynn Becker, who took the reins after previous city manager Kyle Awesome departed abruptly last fall, is now the city’s official manager. Becker’s salary is $66,982.56 per year.

Cornelius construction company fined

A Cornelius construction company was fined $70,000 for failing to protect its employees from falls.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division cited Munoz Construction after an inspection at a Portland apartment complex in February, where an inspector saw two employees working on a second story roof without wearing fall protection.

The company was also fined almost $3,000 for a repeat fall violation in September.

Forest Grove man ordained as deacon

John Krebsbach of Forest Grove will be ordained as a deacon Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at an 11 a.m. Mass of Ordination.

Catholic deacons can conduct prayer services, baptize, serve as an official church witness to marriage, and conduct funeral and wake services.

Krebsbach, 63, and his wife, Pam, have four children.

Krebsbach graduated from Pacific’s School of Optometry in 1980, and has been practicing ever since.

He is a parishioner at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Forest Grove, and his service there includes music ministry, acting as a Eucharistic minister and reader, serving as an adult education leader, working as the program facilitator for JustFaith, and serving on the parish pastoral council.

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