Bag&Baggage hires Forest Grove's Lewis as Mueller departs for Portland

Bag&Baggage hires Forest Grove's Lewis as Mueller departs for Portland

Since eighth-grade, Beth Lewis knew what she wanted. She wanted to be on the stage, immersing...

Mayoral 'overHall'

Mayoral 'overHall'

Gaston's new leader is proactive when tackling problems in small town Tony Hall has been...

Pacific lu'au draws 2,000 to Forest Grove over weekend

Pacific lu'au draws 2,000 to Forest Grove over weekend

Event celebrates its 55th year with a theme of cooperation It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and...

Spanish bee spells 'é-x-i-t-o' (success)

Spanish bee spells 'é-x-i-t-o' (success)

Forest Grove hosts fifth annual event for dual-language students A sea of spellers spilled from...

Who's got talent? FGHS!

Who's got talent? FGHS!

The Forest Grove High School Talent Show is becoming a spring tradition, allowing students to...

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NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Storyteller Sam Payne entertained students at Echo Shaw Elementary School in Cornelius this morning.
April 17, 2015

Storyteller pays a visit to Echo Shaw

by Kathy Fuller
Part of 'Art of the Story' festival Students at Echo Shaw Elementary School in Cornelius got a surprise visit from Sam Payne Friday morning. Payne is one of five featured professional…
April 17, 2015

Gun rights advocates support recall of Washington County…

by Pamplin Media Group
A national gun rights group is throwing its support behind recall efforts aimed at three Oregon lawmakers who were targeted in part because of support for a controversial gun sale background…
Leo
April 15, 2015

Banks hires Knappa chief as next superintendent

by Stephanie Haugen
School board selects Bob Huston's successor, who will start his duties July 1 The Banks School Board voted unanimously Monday night, April 13, to hire Jeffrey Leo to replace Bob Huston as the…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Pacific University President Lesley Hallick (back to camera) talks to the family members of Ayan Osman (from left, brother Nasir Osman, 17, father Mohamed Osman, mother Farah Mohamoud) and of Kiden Dilla (mother Susan Dilla, father Sam Dilla) as they stand near a memorial bench that was dedicated April 7 at an on-campus ceremony marking the anniversary of the deaths of the two Pacific freshmen. The bench sits near the northeast corner of Marsh Hall.
April 15, 2015

Survivors honor victims' dreams of saving the world

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Ceremony marks anniversary of deaths of Kiden Dilla, Ayan Osman Consumed with grief after learning of her daughter’s death, Ayan Osman’s mother went to find the family of the girl who was…
April 15, 2015

School Notes

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Forest Grove district hires new HR director Kevin Noreen has been hired as the new director of human resources for the Forest Grove School District. He will begin his new duties July 1. Noreen…
COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove Library Director Colleen Winters, Adelante Mujeres Executive Director Bridget Cooke and Cheryl Coast were finalists in a Heads and Tails game played at the Fiesta of Hope.
April 15, 2015

Fiesta of Hope raises $95K for Adelante Mujeres

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Big crowd gathers at the Oregon Zoo to support Forest Grove nonprofit A sold-out crowd of 300 gathered at the Oregon Zoo last Saturday, April 11, for the annual Fiesta of Hope fundraiser…
April 15, 2015

'Medicinal cannabis' user opens up about experience

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Paul Sansone says Forest Grove doctors, lawyers urged him to speak to council There are more than 70 active compounds in medicinal cannabis but tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the only one that…
Riley
April 15, 2015

Riley names business advisory members

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Oregon Sen. Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) has announced the names of those who will serve as members of his new Small Business Advisory Council. Riley was seeking to tap a wide variety of business…
April 15, 2015

Correction

by (none)
The April 8 News-Times reported that the Forest Grove Planning Commission voted 4-3 to refer a set of proposed changes related to medical-marijuana dispensaries to the city council (“Where will…
COURTESY PHOTO: STATEPOINT MEDIA - Buying young plants at a nursery can be pricey, but starting your own garden from seeds takes perseverance.
April 15, 2015

Plant a garden 'from scratch'? Yes, you can

by (None)
Start your seedlings indoors and transfer them outside later Planting a garden from scratch can sound like a daunting task, especially for those who are new to the hobby. But with the right…

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Apr 15, 2015

Gaston briefs

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- Gaston’s Wapato Valley Church has purchased the old Tire Man building at 200 Front St., which is near the Knights of Pythias hall, where the church currently holds services, and also near a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Tualatin Hills Nature Center will host its annual sale of native plants on April 25.
Apr 15, 2015

Tualatin Hills center hosts native plant sale

by Eric Apalategui
Native plants require less water, fertilizer and pesticides The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will host its 15th annual Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 25. The free event…
Apr 15, 2015

News briefs

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DEQ fines Cornelius business The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fined Natural Energy Corporation $4,000 for stormwater violations at its ethanol facility, 535 N. Fourth Ave. in…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: NANCY TOWNSLEY - An excessive number of volumes sometimes can spill out of book cases and make a room practically unusable. Take time to cull your personal library so your work space is free of clutter.
Apr 15, 2015

Time-saving spring cleaning tips for indoors and outdoors

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De-cluttering is the first step to enjoying your home's outer limits It’s time to prep your home’s outdoor spaces for the season ahead. From the yard to the garage to the deck, getting these…
COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Jaime Tinoco, seen here at his April 2 arraignment at the Washington County courthouse, has been charged with aggravated murder for the August 2014 slaying of Nicole Laube of Forest Grove.
Apr 08, 2015

Tinoco enters 'not guilty' plea at arraignment

by Doug Burkhardt and Eric Apalategui
Teen charged with murdering Forest Grove's Nicole Laube last August Beaverton-area teenager Jaime Tinoco — arrested April 1 as a suspect in the Aug. 19, 2014, murder of Nicole Laube of Forest…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton listens during a Jan. 21 Washington County Schools Legislative Forum. Saxton announced today he will resign his post to head the Northwest Regional Education Service District, which provides umbrella services to school districts in Clatsop, Washington, Columbia and Tillamook counties.
Apr 08, 2015

Head of Oregon Department of Education, Rob Saxton, leaves for…

by Shasta Kearns Moore and Geoff Pursinger
Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton, the head of education in the state of Oregon, announced Wednesday he will be stepping down. "I was talking to my son and he mentioned that it may be time to…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Diane Morris frosts one of 100 cupcakes she and two friends made to celebrate the birthday of Joyce Sauber, a longtime member of Friends of Historic Forest Grove. If theres ever a chance to do one more little thing to make something better, she will do that, says her husband, Jim.
Apr 08, 2015

Energizing HISTORY

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Diane Morris helps Friends of Historic Forest Grove move forward on plans for A.T. Smith House If Diane Morris had her way, every child in the U.S. would spend time in another country. “It…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: SCOTT SCHLEGEL - Sister Simone Campbell told a sold-out audience at Pacific University that authentic faith involves a desire to change the world and make it better.
Apr 08, 2015

Rock-star nun talks Jesus, justice in Forest Grove

by Scott Schlegel
Sister Simone Campbell addresses sold-out crowd at Pacific University Tickets to see Sister Simone Campbell, the only American Catholic nun with rock-star status, sold out at the Taylor-Meade…
Apr 08, 2015

Eighth Spanish Town Hall set in Cornelius

by Pamplin Media Group
Mayor, councilors, police chief, health department director to speak Cornelius leaders will gather with Spanish-speaking residents from Cornelius and surrounding areas Saturday, April 18, for a…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Forest Grove Police Chief Janie Schutz chats with Forest Grove residents Jennifer Gustafson and her daughter, Sierra, during the Coffee with a Cop event at the Forest Grove McDonalds on April 1.
Apr 08, 2015

A year later, cops still sharing coffee with citizens

by Bethany Forster
Forest Grove chief, seven officers hit McDonalds for meet-up with public Mike Hall, who used to work at a McDonald’s in Portland when he was 16, was back at McDonald’s last Wednesday, this time…




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