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GARY ALLEN - Honored veteran - Local VFW quartermaster Hub Mardock presents an American flag to Wardell Jenkins after a ceremony last week at Marquis Newberg. Jenkins was a soldier who fought the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
March 25, 2015

A well deserved, but unusual recognition

by Gary Allen
Gravely ill vet witnesses a flag ceremony in his honor American soldiers who saw action during World War II cheated death on a daily basis, so it’s no surprise that 70 years later Wardell…
March 25, 2015

Dundee may buck the trend on pot dispensaries

by Colin Staub
Under recommendations by planning commission to City Council, parks buffer zone would not be enacted and hours of operation would not be regulated The Dundee Planning Commission has approved…
COLIN STAUB - Colin Staub / Newberg Graphic
Unearthed - A long-buried portion of a staircase at Herbert Hoover Park was uncovered by Chris Fanger and Meagan Dozier during some maintenance work on the park's disc golf course and will become a usable     feature of the park once again.
March 25, 2015

Digging in Hoover Park unearths history

by Colin Staub
History — As group works toward larger revitalization project, smaller tasks yield a surprising find For the past several weeks, Chris Fanger and Meagan Dozier have been sprucing up Herbert…
GARY ALLEN - Moving indoors - Verlie and Alvin Aihara, owners of Taste of 808 restaurant, are expanding the business into a location at Highway 99W and Villa Road, the former site of Mike's Medical Pharmacy. Five years into the business's run, first as a shave ice tent and later as a mobile food truck, the Aiharas said this has been a goal for the business's growth all along.
March 25, 2015

'Taste of 808' continues its rise

by Colin Staub
Business that began as a shave ice tent moving into a storefront spot The flavor of Hawaii has proven a popular choice among Newberg residents, enough so that a longtime food cart is expanding…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Soon legal, but access limited - Recreational marijuana becomes legal in May, but dispensaries    selling the drug will likely not open until sometime in 2016, raising questions in the Legislature.
March 25, 2015

Obtaining legal pot a hot issue

by Pamplin Media Group
Source of seeds, starts in hazy area until retail shops open in July In less than five months, Oregonians age 21 and older can legally grow and consume recreational marijuana under Measure 91,…
GARY ALLEN - Nibbling away - Ivy, poison oak, blackberries and other invasive species are no match for 40 goats that took over an acre of Chehalem Glenn golf course last week.
March 25, 2015

Goats play through at golf course

by Gary Allen
CPRD dispatches 40 of the creatures to rid an acre of Chehalem Glenn of invasive species Golfers are accustomed to all manner of manmade hazards designed to make a course more challenging.…
GARY ALLEN - Bill addresses loophole - Oregonians must pass a background test to purchase firearms at gun shows, but private and Internet sales don't require the test.
March 25, 2015

Gun sale background check supporters make new push

by Pamplin Media Group
Public safety — Groups rally in Salem for increased scrutiny of gun purchases SALEM — Supporters of expanded gun sale background checks are renewing their push for legislation in the Oregon…
March 25, 2015

Family thrift store opens fulfilling a longtime dream

by Colin Staub
New business — Small store offers new, used and consignment sales, adds a retail store to the city of Newberg's downtown district A thrift store has opened on the corner of West First and…
EMILY HAVEN - A long tradition - The ‘Cardboard Guys,' a group of 23 local men who have been collecting cardboard, newspaper and glass for recycling since the 1970s were honored with the Volunteer Organization of the Year award at the chamber banquet Friday evening.
March 25, 2015

Chamber, city, school district mete awards

by Gary Allen
Hundreds gather at banquet Friday evening at the Chehalem Cultural Center The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Friday at the Chehalem Cultural Center and meted…
Brown
March 25, 2015

Gov. Brown: Re-examine small business regulations

by Pamplin Media Group
Government — She's still considering ideas about economic development; state aid will continue to regions to help forge unique identities Gov. Kate Brown said she wants to make her mark on…

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Mar 25, 2015

March 25 public safety round-up

by Gary Allen
Outstanding Warrants, Newberg Fire Department log, Yamhill County Jail reports and Newberg-Dundee Police Department log Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the…
Mar 25, 2015

Man screams at police to kill him

by Colin Staub
Public safety — Newberg resident will not face charges stemming from March 19 incident A Newberg resident was taken into custody last week after attempting to get into the public safety building…
Mar 25, 2015

March 25 business briefs

by Colin Staub
First Federal holds shredding event The Newberg community is invited to attend Community Shred Day at First Federal, which is contracting with Iron Mountain to provide free paper shredding…
Mar 25, 2015

March 25 business correction

by (none)
An article in the March 18 edition of the Newberg Graphic, headlined “Another new life for an old schoolhouse,” contained an error. A percentage of the profits from the first couple years of…
STEVE FROMMELL - Sammy Naluai drained a 3-pointer. then nabbed a steal and hit Morris for a fast break layup that made it 44-34 with 9:28 to play.
Mar 20, 2015

Bruins will return to the Final Four

by Seth Gordon
George Fox downs Montclair State 70-58, will face No. 1 and fellow unbeaten Thomas More Saturday GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The George Fox women’s basketball team has thoroughly embraced the attitude…
GARY ALLEN - Hearing - Commissioners (from left) Mary Starrett, Allen Springer and Stan Primozich listen to testimony during the landfill hearing last week at the McMinnville Civic Center.
Mar 18, 2015

Landfill hearing spirited

by Gary Allen
Commissioners get an earful from both sides in expansion issue McMINNVILLE — Ultimately, the decision whether Waste Management enlarges Riverbend Landfill by 29 acres may not be the Yamhill…
Roundtree
Mar 20, 2015

Officer injured in assault

by Gary Allen
Resident of Newberg group home arrested after altercation on Blaine Street A police officer received minor injuries last week when he responded to a report of an emotionally-troubled man lose in…
Thatcher
Mar 18, 2015

An end to daylight saving time?

by Colin Staub
Kim Thatcher and other senators sponsor bills advocating for dispensing with system Two state senators are sponsoring bills that call for the end of daylight saving time in Oregon. “I’ll assure…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Government - The Newberg Planning Commission recommended recently adopting development code amendment regulating marijuana operations.
Mar 18, 2015

Dispensaries issue headed to the City Council

by Colin Staub
Government — Planning commission recommends adopting development code amendment regulating marijuana operations Medical marijuana dispensary regulations are one step closer to being signed into…
GARY ALLEN - Different    times - Ted  Riffel grew up the youngest of five siblings in the small town of Karlsdorf in southwest Germany. When he turned 10 years old he was required by state law to join the     Hitler Youth, an organization controlled by Germany's Nazi party and a key           component for the re-education of     millions of young men and women   during a period of forced coordination known as the Nazi Gleichschaltung.
Mar 18, 2015

'When you wore the uniform, your parents couldn't spank you'

by (none)
Native of Germany has come far since his days as a Hitler Youth By George Edmonston Jr. Newberg Graphic correspondent Today, Ted Riffel lives in Dundee. In the 1930s he grew up the youngest of…




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