Teenager Jaime Tinoco arrested for Nicole Laube's murder

Teenager Jaime Tinoco arrested for Nicole Laube's murder

Tinoco arrested and charged with aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon Wednesday The...

She's been dishin' at Elmer's for 35 years

She's been dishin' at Elmer's for 35 years

Waitress Janet Mackendrick of Forest Grove made restaurant her second home At 5 a.m. Janet...

Canine COMPANIONS

Canine COMPANIONS

Training by Forest Grove, Gaston enthusiasts makes guide dogs possible for blind owners A lot of...

A CAPITAL IDEA

A CAPITAL IDEA

Crowdfunding phenomenon hits home as local stories, donations proliferate online This summer,...

Fairgrounds land swap pleases some, not others

Fairgrounds land swap pleases some, not others

County deal to build RV park raises concerns over transparency The city of Hillsboro and...

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

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

Phillip Thompson-Aue won the coveted “Mr. Viking” title during a pageant sprinkled with...


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Jaime Tinoco
April 03, 2015

Teen arrested for Nicole Laube's murder

by Eric Apalategui and Betty Campbell
The Beaverton-area teenager recently convicted of brutally raping a woman in Eugene is now charged with the murder last summer of Forest Grove resident Nicole Laube at a Cedar Mill apartment…
April 01, 2015

Forest Grove detectives yell 'Tim, don't!' seconds before…

by Nancy Townsley
Timothy James Spiering was drinking, depressed and having suicidal thoughts in the days leading up to his self-inflicted death last week, according to a court-documented interview with his…
April 01, 2015

'Con' voice interrupts plastic-bag ban 'pro's

by Stephanie Haugen
Local resident questions bags' contribution to litter Forest Grove Sustainability Commission members received two public comments at their meeting last Thursday, March 26, about the…
Schuppert
April 01, 2015

Ex-assistant coach gets probation

by Betty Campbell
Robert Schuppert Jr. must register as a sex offender Former Forest Grove High School assistant basketball coach Robert Schuppert Jr., 30, was sentenced Monday to five years of probation and a…
April 01, 2015

Missing daughter returned to home

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
A 15-year-old girl whose face adorned “Have You Seen Me?” flyers posted around town by her mother — and online pleas for help as well — was found and returned home after dropping out of sight…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Blood stains the floor, the fingers of the guards and the robe of Jesus, as played by Filegonio Ramon Estrada during St. Anthonys 2014 performance of the Passion Play. Jesus will be played this year by Jose Luis Sayago.
April 01, 2015

Passion performers expect more Caucasians this year

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Three-day reenactment of Holy Week events set at St, Anthony's in Forest Grove For the first time, real horses will be a part of the traditional Passion Play performed by members of the Latino…
April 01, 2015

Memorial bench to mark tragic anniversary April 7

by (none)
Kiden Dilla and Ayan Osman, Pacific University freshmen who were killed a year ago while driving to school, will be honored with the installation and dedication of a memorial bench at the…
April 01, 2015

School budget front and center in Salem

by Peter Wong
Education backers say $7.25 still not sufficient A state school fund of $7.255 billion, slightly more than was originally proposed by the Legislature’s chief budget writers, has cleared its…
April 01, 2015

Educators, STEM program receive foundation grants

by Kathy Fuller
Spring scholarship applications are due April 25 The Education Foundation of Forest Grove recently awarded grants to four educators in the Forest Grove School District. The foundation raises…
April 01, 2015

Separate flocks join together to celebrate Easter at sunrise

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Early risers from two Forest Grove churches meet at Thatcher Park You wouldn’t expect a few little claps to distract you from the miracle of someone coming back from the dead. But some Forest…

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Apr 01, 2015

CORRECTION

by (none)
A few details in the “Hunting for History” story (News-Times, March 18) are still up for debate and were incorrectly attributed to Washington County Museum Collections Manager Liza Schade.…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: DOUG BURKHARDT - Workers at Fernhill Wetlands are dismantling buildings to make way for a water purifying project. The site is adjacent to a specially designed trail and water garden at the northern edge of the 90-acre wetlands.
Apr 01, 2015

Water-purifying pilot project aiming to expand

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Facility has been a waystation for street-sweeping debris Clean Water Services (CWS) has alternate plans for a roughly two-acre materials-handling yard adjacent to a specially designed trail and…
Apr 01, 2015

Longtime Forest Grove banker dies

by Stephanie Haugen
Merle Bryan, a longtime member of the Forest Grove community, died Friday, March 27. Bryan worked at the Forest Grove National Bank for 30 years, during which time the bank name changed to…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Jerry Anderson, a Master Gardener from Forest Grove, provides workshops at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center and elsewhere.
Apr 01, 2015

Master Gardener ready to share his expertise

by Edgar Sanchez Fausto
Jerry Anderson will host classes in Forest Grove and Hillsboro this spring As health and sustainability become increasingly popular topics, so is gardening. Gardeners tending to large and small…
Apr 01, 2015

New 'Coffee House' replaces old café

by Stephanie Haugen
This isn’t Mayberry, but there will be antique furnishings, a laid-back, small-town atmosphere and old-fashioned pies in a new business on 21st Avenue in downtown Forest Grove. Mike and Julie…
COURTESY PHOTO - Naomi and Will Cline lived among the deep green pines and slow dark winters of Klamath Falls until she discovered Will on his knees in the snow, unable to make it back to the house from cleaning off the TV antenna. Naomi now lives in Forest Grove near her daughter and grandsons.
Mar 30, 2015

Senior profiles

by Kathy Fuller
Life handed them a head injury, war, burns, Depression, a father's death Here we offer one of Rubi Vergara-Grindell's "senior project" pieces in full, as well as opening paragraphs for the other…
Mar 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…
Mar 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…
Mar 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…
Mar 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…




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