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Fairgrounds land swap pleases some, not others

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Forest Grove High junior wins 'Mr. Viking' title at annual pageant

Forest Grove High junior wins 'Mr. Viking' title at annual pageant

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March 25, 2015

Metro buys more Gaston-area land for $1.87M

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Wildlife-rich wetlands, floodplains and forests will remain in farm use Metro, the Portland area’s regional government, closed a $1.875 million deal Monday to buy 246 acres within the Wapato…
March 25, 2015

Incumbents seek re-election to Forest Grove board

by Kathy Fuller
Kate Grandusky, Fred Marble face challengers Both seats up for election on the Forest Grove School Board are contested races. Incumbents Kate Grandusky and Fred Marble have filed for re-election…
March 25, 2015

School notes

by Pamplin Media Group
Slots available during open enrollment The Forest Grove School District has opened 70 slots for students from other school districts wishing to attend Forest Grove — 10 each at Tom McCall Upper…
March 25, 2015

Three under consideration for Banks superintendent

by Kathy Fuller
Finalists hail from Oregon, Washington school districts The Banks School District Board of Directors has selected three men as semi-finalists for further consideration to be the district’s next…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler visited Cornelius last week to praise the Cornelius Place project, hoping it would help bring children and seniors together.
March 25, 2015

State treasurer joins throng of Cornelius Place fans

by Art Heerwagen
Ted Wheeler visits Cornelius to talk up library/senior housing complex Last Wednesday, March 18, Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler came to Cornelius and told a group of local leaders, including…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: JOHN SCHRAG - Jessikah Barrios, a certified nursing assistant at Marquis Forest Grove, joined staff and residents for an International Day of Happiness celebration last Friday, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Jessikah, 22, and her brother Patrik, 18, passed out candy, chips and Love Rocks to drivers who stopped for red lights in front of Theatre in the Grove.
March 25, 2015

Got happiness?

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Forest Grove care center hits the streets to spread cheer, smiles Staff and residents from Marquis Care at Forest Grove brought signs, yellow T-shirts, daffodils, treats and music to the corner…
March 25, 2015

Bridge project prompts questions in Gales Creek

by Stephanie Haugen
County officials say they'll hold a meeting in May to provide more information Members of the Gales Creek Chamber of Commerce have concerns about the upcoming construction on Gales Creek Road…
March 25, 2015

All three Banks School Board seats contested

by Kathy Fuller
Gaston has three candidates for three board seats It was a bit of a game of candidate musical chairs in last-minute filings for the May 19 Banks School Board election. With three positions up…
March 25, 2015

A half year ahead, public safety levy scores high

by Scott Schlegel
Support slips when voters learn school, library levies might also be on ballot Results of a January survey indicate strong support — as high as 76 percent — for renewing the current Washington…
March 25, 2015

Cornelius fire displaces eight people

by Staff
Three cats die in March 21 blaze at mobile home park Eight people were displaced last Saturday after a residential fire broke out in the Smoke Tree Mobile Home Park in Cornelius. Firefighters…

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Mar 25, 2015

Forest Grove 'boogeyman' sentenced for sex abuse

by Betty Campbell
Stephen Rockett gets 52.5 years in prison for abuse of three Hillsboro sisters Steven Douglas Rockett, who was found guilty on March 11 of multiple counts of sexually abusing children, was…
Mar 24, 2015

Forest Grove man fatally shoots himself after police serve…

by Nancy Townsley
A Forest Grove man killed himself in his home shortly after Forest Grove police detectives served him with a civil restraining order late Monday afternoon. According to Forest Grove Capt. Kevin…
Reynolds High School
Mar 21, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Dance Boys

by Brian Monihan
Boys have made a big impact for teams competing this year in high school dance. PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTOS by J. Brian Monihan Even though dance is still predominately a female sport at the high…
Mar 18, 2015

Early season wakes up green thumbs

by Polly Gottesman
Unseasonably warm weather has gardeners thinking about planting The beautiful and unseasonably warm weather this February and March has turned everyone’s minds to spring. Gardeners start to…
Pike
Mar 18, 2015

Widow sues Maggie's Buns for $2.9M

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Lawsuit filed two years after McMinnville man fell ill with norovirus The wife of an Oregon Department of Forestry employee who became sick after eating food catered by Maggie’s Buns is suing…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Gaston resident Dale Smith stands on his property, about a quarter-mile west of Wapato Lake, and looks over a field that is slated to become the Gaston Heights housing development. The site once likely held primitive Kalapuyan villages.
Mar 18, 2015

Hunting for HISTORY

by Sean Garmire
Does evidence of Wapato Lake's early Kalapuyan settlers exist at site of new Gaston development? Dale Smith holds a smooth, oblong stone — one of many he has uncovered on his Gaston property.…
Mar 18, 2015

Curves branches launch annual food drive

by Staff
Local Curves branches are participating in the company’s annual food drive under this year’s theme, “We Can Feed the Need.” Forest Grove, Cornelius and Banks Curves are collecting food through…
Mar 18, 2015

Harold Wyatt trust grows to $2.5 million

by Nancy Townsley
Another $1.5 million more available for college-bound FGHS students Forest Grove School District officials announced Friday that the estate of Harold Wyatt, the Flavorland Foods founder who…
Mar 18, 2015

Banks police log

by Stephanie Haugen
n A backpack stolen from an unlocked car on N.W. Courtside Court was reported. n An unlocked vehicle on N.W. Oak Street was entered. Items from another vehicle were left. The items were…
STEVEN DOUGLAS ROCKETT
Mar 18, 2015

Rockett guilty of abusing three young girls

by Betty Campbell
Jurors agree Forest Grove man took sisters in, repeatedly molested them Washington County jurors found Steven Douglas Rockett, 46, guilty last Wednesday, March 11, of six counts of sexual abuse…




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