FORMING a FRATERNITY

FORMING a FRATERNITY

Kappa Sigma is the first nationally affiliated house to establish itself at Pacific University In...

Public-private cost questions arise after fire

Public-private cost questions arise after fire

Stimson does its part to fight fires -- on its own land and elsewhere On Friday, Sept. 19, a...

Subcommittee takes steps toward forest fate

Subcommittee takes steps toward forest fate

Conservation zones and timber zones are key feature of draft plan It looks like management of...

Pacific men in heels stage rally against domestic violence

Pacific men in heels stage rally against domestic violence

Seventy-five men completed a three-legged race, put on makeup and bras and strutted across Forest...

Close call: blaze comes within a mile of Forest Grove watershed

Close call: blaze comes within a mile of Forest Grove watershed

Forest land in path of Scoggins Creek fire provides city water Rob Foster, director of public...

Crowds totaling 81,000 thrill to aeronautic feats

Crowds totaling 81,000 thrill to aeronautic feats

Performers wow visitors to 27th Oregon International Air Show The 27th annual Oregon...

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley Elementary School got ready to host evacuees from the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake...

Meals on Wheels HEALS

Meals on Wheels HEALS

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September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Ryan Beck, a junior from Arizona and a linebacker on the Pacific University football team, will wear three-inch heels as he joins more than 70 other students at Step In Her Shoes Friday, an event billed as a fun event for a serious cause -- taking a stand against domestic abuse and assault.
September 24, 2014

Getting pumped to end domestic abuse

by Nancy Townsley
Pacific students will have some fun tackling a serious issue Friday As part of a Halloween costume years ago, a young James Ramos put on a pair of his mother’s dress shoes and went out to…
September 24, 2014

Lake-area livestock find safe havens during fire

by Stephanie Haugen
Pet owners were proactive over the weekend Livestock owners prepared for the worst last weekend as firefighters, state officials and area residents scrambled to get information about the…
September 24, 2014

Viasystems to be purchased by giant high-tech rival

by Joseph Gallivan
Forest Grove’s largest employer has changed hands again. The Wall Street Journal on Sunday reported that Viasystems will be purchased by TTM Technologies for $927 million in cash, stock and…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Red Cross volunteers get their marching orders as they prepare to welcome displaced residents from the Scoggins Creek Fire. No evacuees stayed overnight Friday as the blaze continued to spread.
September 24, 2014

Volunteers happy to have empty beds at fire shelter in Dilley

by John Schrag
Last Friday night was quiet at Dilley Elementary School, which is just the way the Red Cross likes it. As the Scoggins Creek fire spread quickly Friday afternoon, Red Cross volunteers, who had…
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September 24, 2014

Officers arrest allegedly-drunk mom near Pacific

by Stephanie Haugen
Man eludes officers in Gaston field; high-speed chase ends in Cornelius Forest Grove Police officers arrested Tabitha Browning last Friday, Sept. 19, for DUII and four counts of reckless…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Runner, including Abby Taffe of Hillsboro (foreground), faced 80-degree temperatures as they hot-footed it down Forest Grove streets during the 14th annual Run/Walk 4 Sight Saturday morning.
September 24, 2014

Run 4 Sight participation, sponsorships up in 2014

by Debby de Carlo
In addition to the athletic endeavors out on the road, the Forest Grove Lions Club set a couple records during its 14th annual Run/Walk 4 Sight Saturday morning. “This was our best year in both…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Jo Linden, program coordinator for Tigard-based Cascade Education Corps, shows a group of Farmington View Elementary School students how to properly prepare a tree for planting.
September 24, 2014

Youngsters dig into '1 Million Trees' project

by Kendra Hogue
Tree-planting has been improving the Tualatin Watershed for a decade Scott Fogarty, executive director of Friends of Trees, wondered if he heard right when Paul Allen, owner of the Portland…
September 24, 2014

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Sept. 14 n A woman was arrested after she was caught stealing groceries from Safeway. n Forest Grove officers assisted Washington County Sheriff’s deputies after a man fled from a traffic stop…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD  - A crew of exhausted firefighters rests between shifts at Hagg Lake Saturday while another group battles the blaze.
September 24, 2014

Fire down, then OUT

by John Schrag
'Real heroes' were local firefighters who set stage for handling big blaze Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, a light rain began to fall in the foothills of the Coast Range south of Forest Grove. To…

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Sep 24, 2014

Curtis hopes to see more teachers at Corn Roast

by Karissa George
Chamber director still thinks it's important to welcome new staff For 50 years, Forest Grove’s annual Corn Roast has provided the community with an opportunity to gather on the Pacific…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BONNIE HAYS ANIMAL SHELTER - Gidget, the Jack Russell Terrier who wandered thousands of miles from home, is on her way back to her owner in Philadelphia, thanks to a donation from PetLink, the company that made her ID chip.
Sep 24, 2014

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

by Kendra Hogue
Gidget, a lost Jack Russell terrier from Pennsylvania who turned up in Hillsboro last week, boarded a flight home Tuesday. PetLink, the company that manufactured Gidget’s microchip, offered to…
Sep 24, 2014

Auditor wants Metro to hang up recycling phone

by Steve Law
Fewer calls, more people going online put cost in question After 30 years, it’s time for Metro to reassess its use of a telephone-based recycling hotline, which is getting less use each year,…
Sep 24, 2014

Test scores rise, misbehavior drops with iPads

by Karissa George
Middle school principal, students say technology has boosted learning It’s common to see today’s middle school students with their eyes fixed on an electronic device, such as an iPad. What is…
Sep 24, 2014

Gaston attracts pair of mayoral hopefuls

by Stephanie Haugen
Sager, Hall vie to replace Rick Lorenz This November, Gaston residents will have to replace Mayor Rick Lorenz, who has decided not to run again for the volunteer position he’s held for 12 years.…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Kevin O'Boyle, one of more than a half-dozen volunteers from Forest Grove branch of Wells Fargo Bank, helped hand out the Corn Roast's signature menu item, which was placed that morning from Mike and Debbie's Produce in Cornelius.
Sep 24, 2014

Community gets an earful at 'golden' Corn Roast

by Debby de Carlo
The Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce brought in 2.7 tons of corn on the cob for the 50th annual Corn Roast Saturday. It was a day that was golden in practically every way. All those…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks School District Superintendent Bob Huston welcomes attendees to a dedication ceremony for Banks Middle School Saturday afternoon. He recognized community members for supporting a bond measure that remodeled the campus.
Sep 24, 2014

Banks community gathers to dedicate middle school

by Nancy Townsley
Campus officially welcomes sixth-graders to class in 2014-15 About 125 parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members gathered in the Banks Middle School gymnasium Saturday…
Sep 24, 2014

Developer to study feasibility of upscale hotel

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Times-Litho site could host a place to spend the night downtown Sycan B Corp., the lone developer to respond to a Request for Qualifications regarding the old Times-Litho property in Forest…
Sep 24, 2014

Weighmaster family receives $700,000 settlement

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County will pay $700,000 to settle a wrongful death suit in the case of Grady Waxenfelter, a county weighmaster who was killed on duty Feb. 6. “A settlement will not bring back Grady.…
Sep 23, 2014

Council OKs tax on recreational pot

by Kendra Hogue
No tax for purchase of medical marijuana Following a mayoral mea culpa, the Forest Grove City Council stripped out a proposed tax on medical marijuana Monday night and, in a 6-1 vote, instead…



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