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Smithsonian forges partnership with Rice Museum

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Farmers market boasts new vendors on opening day

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Forest Grove's Latest News

May 01, 2015

Suspected norovirus outbreak sickens residents at Forest Grove…

by Nancy Townsley
A gastrointestinal bug sickened about a quarter of the residents at Jennings McCall Retirement Community in Forest Grove this week, according to Washington County health department officials.…
Fred Marble
April 30, 2015

Q & A with Forest Grove School Board candidate Fred Marble

by Kathy Fuller
Fred Marble is seeking re-election to the Forest Grove School Board. The text below is Marble's answers to questions asked by the News-Times. Tell us a bit about yourself: I am retired. I was in…
Don Hennig
April 30, 2015

Q & A with Forest Grove School Board candidate Don Hennig

by Kathy Fuller
Don Hennig is seeking a seat on the Forest Grove School Board. Below is the text of answers to questions asked by the News-Times. Tell us a bit about yourself: Gales Creek resident and taxpayer…
Kate Grandusky
April 30, 2015

Q & A with Forest Grove School Board candidate Kate Grandusky

by Kathy Fuller
Kate Grandusky is seeking a second term on the Forest Grove School Board. The text below is Grandusky's answers to questions asked by the News-Times: Tell us a bit about yourself: Gales Creek…
LAURIE SCHLEGEL
April 29, 2015

Six hopefuls vie for three seats in Banks

by Kathy Fuller
Candidates list priorities for school district as May 19 election looms Three open seats on the Banks School board have six contenders as the district of about 1,100 students prepares to welcome…
COURTESY PHOTO: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Forest Grove native Justin Canfield is up for the challenging dance and music scenes in Broadway Rose's production of 'Grease.' He's front and center here in the hat and leather jacket.
April 29, 2015

Broadway Rose sells out Broadway hit

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove native lands role in Tigard playhouse production It was the era of drive-ins, slicked-back hair, hip-shaking tunes, pedal pushers and convertibles. At least that’s how “Grease”…
April 29, 2015

EPA cleans up Banks home mercury spill

by Stephanie Haugen
Homeowner 'did right thing' to call fire department April 16 When a Banks homeowner wasn’t sure what the silvery beads in her driveway were April 16, she told everyone nearby not to touch the…
Hennig
April 29, 2015

Pair of Forest Grove board seats up for grabs

by Kathy Fuller
Two incumbents on five-member board attract three challengers Forest Grove School District has two board seats up for grabs in the May 19 election. Both seats are contested races. In position 4,…
April 29, 2015

Cornelius aquifer project enters second phase

by Art Heerwagen
Underground facility could yield water by next summer Results of the city of Cornelius’ gamble to create a 50- to 90-million-gallon underground water storage facility last week were called “very…
April 29, 2015

Council votes to allow medical pot facilities

by Wade Evanson
Trip to Portland site with 50-plus surveillance cameras helped calm fears Medicinal marijuana users are much closer to purchasing their medication in Forest Grove after the city council passed…

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Apr 29, 2015

Water rate reductions proposed to start soon

by Wade Evanson
Forest Grove council could lower increases that began in 2011 Nearly a year after voting to boost water rates by 8 percent annually, the Forest Grove City Council reassessed the rates, as…
Apr 29, 2015

News briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Kinkade to take fire chief reins in Gaston May 1 will mark a changing of the guard for the Gaston Rural Fire Protection District. Current Fire Chief Roger Mesenbrink will retire and Forest Grove…
COURTESY PHOTOS: DIANE VAN DYKE - (Left to right) Tiana Rudolf, Aaron Herinckx, Luis Morales, and Zach Keller worked in the greenhouse this year after school, prepping for the annual plant sale.
Apr 29, 2015

FGHS students host plant sale

by Stephanie Haugen
Customers can choose from 30,000 garden items this weekend and next It’s time for Forest Grove High School’s annual plant sale again, which runs for two consecutive weekends. Forest Grove High…
Apr 29, 2015

Low-cost clinic closures get Spanish Town Hall spotlight

by Art Heerwagen
The pending closure of Washington County’s two remaining low-cost healthcare clinics took center stage at the eighth Spanish Town Hall in Cornelius last Saturday. “Everyone deserves a…
Apr 29, 2015

Basil lovers can try a few varieties

by Stephanie Haugen
Those brand new to gardening — as well as experienced green thumbs — can delight in growing herbs this year. Whether filling acres or simply a few patio pots, herbs are delightfully fragrant,…
COURTESY PHOTO: LINDA MCMAHAN - Coneflower should be divided every three to five years if it declines in vigor or the center is dying.
Apr 29, 2015

Divide and conquer plants to keep them healthy, productive

by Kym Pokorny
Don't forget fourth step after seeding, planting and pruning While you’re weeding and seeding and planting and pruning, there’s one more thing to put on your plate: dividing. Dividing is a…
Apr 29, 2015

School notes

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Forest Hills hosts health, safety fair Forest Hills Lutheran School will host a Public Health and Safety Fair on its 12-acre campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9. “We will be hosting…
Apr 28, 2015

Forest Grove police log

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April 19 - Police responded to a family argument about care of a grandmother. - Police checked the roof of a local school after an employee thought they heard someone running around on top. -…
Apr 23, 2015

Third and fourth crashes along Hwy. 47 within a week send two to…

by Nancy Townsley
A pair of crashes in different spots on Highway 47 within 20 minutes resulted in two people being transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday night. According to Forest…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Pacific University Professor Doug Anderson painted 20-some dominoes himself for the tipping point art project he conceived as a way to fight the Ebola virus and its devastating effects on three African countries.
Apr 22, 2015

Art vs. Ebola

by Jill Rehkopf Smith and Dion MacDonald
Pacific art professor finds creative way to fight deadly virus and heal ravaged communities To understand how the dreaded Ebola virus is connected to the old-fashioned game pieces called…




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