Bison ranch barons get into the Santa spirit

Bison ranch barons get into the Santa spirit

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Immigrant advocates celebrate Obama's decision

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Refuge plan sparks excitement, worry, anger

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Free dinner brings all hands to Cornelius deck

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Former North Plains chief gains council seat

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November 26, 2014

Gingerbread house contest next week in Forest Grove

by Nancy Townsley
The Forest Grove News-Times is once again sponsoring the annual holiday Gingerbread House Contest. Homemade houses should be turned in at the newspaper office, 2038 Pacific Ave., between Monday…
November 26, 2014

YouTube video features Forest Grove students

by (none)
Pupils from Dilley Elementary express their hopes for future Several students from Dilley Elementary School are featured in a new “Promise of Oregon” video, part of a campaign by the Oregon…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS - A friend had requested some coins from Bangladesh. I had not seen any until I saw a guy drop some in this kids basket outside New Market. I bought the eight taka (4 coins total) for a 100-taka note. He did not have change, either. He is selling cigarettes. The background looks nice because we are outside Dhaka University, writes Hillsboro Police Sgt. Dave White.
November 26, 2014

Bangladesh: tea, traffic, rickshaws and rush hour

by Nancy Townsley
Banks resident Dave White nears end of adventure teaching police abroad Editor’s Note: Dave White, a Banks resident and a sergeant with the Hillsboro Police Department, left Oregon for…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Douglas Ballard will retire from Moore & Ballard law firm at the end of the year. There will be a party for him Thursday, Dec. 4.
November 26, 2014

Longtime Forest Grove lawyer calls it quits

by Stephanie Haugen
After three decades, "Perry Mason" devotee Doug Ballard retires in January Douglas Ballard's favorite television defense attorney badgers witnesses in the courtroom, chases down murderers in a…
Photo Credit: KOIN-6 NEWS: JENNIFER HOFF - Police respond to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 12000 block of Conestoga Drive in Beaverton on Thursday evening. Conestoga Drive resident Chesea B. Fresh was fatally shot after police say she pointed a rifle at Beaverton officers who responded to a 911 call from Fresh's boyfriend. The incident is under investigation and the officers involved were placed on administrative leave.
November 26, 2014

Woman fatally shot by police had Forest Grove ties

by Beaverton Valley Times
Chelsea Fresh, 29, 'had a rough childhood' Beaverton woman with ties to Forest Grove was fatally shot by a Beaverton police officer at her residence Thursday evening after police were called…
November 26, 2014

School raises $4,300 for memorial playground

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200 students walk and run to boost Abby and Anna's Yard project Forest Grove Community School students raised more than $4,300 for Anna and Abby’s Yard at a school-wide Fund Run on Nov. 7. All…
November 26, 2014

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Nov. 16 n Officers responded to a beer theft at 7-Eleven. Washington County Sheriff’s Office Cornelius deputies captured the suspect and arrested him. n A caller reported an adult male grabbing…
November 26, 2014

Immigration by the numbers

by Kendra Hogue
These statistics hint at who will be affected by President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Of the 555,000 people living in Washington County in 2013, 16.1 percent were Hispanic or…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove High School Dean of Students Dwight Jensen, student of the month Rubi Vergara-Grindell and David Beasley (chair of the Rotary Clubs Youth Funding Committee) pause for a photograph.
November 26, 2014

Rotary students of month are from FGHS, NAMS

by Nancy Townsley
Rubi Vergara-Grindell and Daisy Echeverria win accolades from group Neil Armstrong Middle School eighth-grader Daisy Echeverria and Forest Grove High School senior Rubi Vergara-Grindell have…
November 26, 2014

Braack tapped to lead Hillsboro air show

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Promoter of Washington state show will succeed Judy Willey The Oregon International Air Show has named Bill Braack to take over as president after Judy Willey’s nearly 20-year tenure with the…

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Nov 26, 2014

Cornelius lights its holiday tree Dec. 5

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Songs, Santa await those who attend annual ceremony downtown The City of Cornelius will hold its third annual Holiday Tree Lighting event on Friday, Dec. 5, at Veterans Memorial Park beginning…
Nov 25, 2014

Forest Grove council OKs controversial Gales Creek development

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Citing Forest Grove's responsibility to share the burden of high-density housing in western Washington County, Mayor Pete Truax cast the deciding vote to approve the Gales Creek Terrace planned…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS - Hillsboro Police Sgt. Dave White with class interpreters Edward (center) and Timbers (right) and the man (back) who opens the door and brings them tea each morning. I say a short answer, [Timbers] gives a long reply ... I give a long answer, he says three words, writes White.
Nov 19, 2014

'Redneck' cop goes from Banks to Bangladesh

by Nancy Townsley
Dave White tells police-teaching tales on special Facebook page Dave White, a Banks resident and a sergeant with the Hillsboro Police Department, left Oregon for Bangladesh Nov. 6 to to teach…
Nov 19, 2014

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Nov. 9 n A home renter called police to complain about someone living in a tent in his back yard. Officers suggested he talk to his landlord. n A resident called after believing two subjects…
Courtesy photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
Nov 19, 2014

Fire near school causes $50K in damage

by (none)
A fire on Mountainview Lane in Forest Grove on Friday, Nov. 14 caused “extensive damage to the home,” according to Fire Marshal Dave Nemeyer, who said investigators believe the blaze started on…
Nov 19, 2014

Banks police log

by Stephanie Haugen
October 2014 n A high school student shoplifted from Jim’s Thriftway and officers arrested her for theft. n Two men got into a physical altercation on N.W. Hammond Place. n A man reported that…
Nov 19, 2014

Board names marine deputy 'officer of year'

by (none)
Washington County's Jerry Roley gets annual honor Washington County Marine Patrol Deputy Jerry Roley was recognized as the Oregon Marine Board’s Officer of the Year earlier this month during the…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - A driver skidded off Oregon Highway 6 (the Wilson River Highway) Thursday morning and wound up in Gales Creek. He was not severely injured in the mishap.
Nov 19, 2014

Driver suffers minor injuries in crash on Highway 6

by (none)
Ice, snow likely culprit in accident that puts vehicle in Gales Creek A driver escaped with minor injuries Thursday morning, Nov. 13 after losing control in snow and ice on the Wilson River…
Nov 19, 2014

Projects, programs help Forest Grove parks

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Picnic spot, retaining wall, softball league get city council spotlight For 17 years, energetic, organized Boy Scouts from across the Portland area have been traipsing out to work for free for…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Korean War veteran Art Dummer (center) and Vietnam veteran Larry Tomb (in cap) speak with Gaston students Getnik Gottschalk (holding binder), Carasandra Kinnamon Spears, Andrew Kinnamon Spears, Dawson Oliver and Benjamin Gottschalk.
Nov 19, 2014

Sounding a message of gratitude in Gaston

by Julia Sanders
Veterans share stories, accept students' thanks during Nov. 7 assembly The meaning of Veterans Day hit home for students at a veterans recognition ceremony at Gaston Junior/Senior High School…




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