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Golf tourney slated, Friday Nights returns, locals named to dean's list and among graduates from university

Golf tournament returns in September

Staged by St. Peter Catholic Church in Newberg, the Father Jim Nibler Memorial Golf Tournament will return for its 14th year. This year's tournament will take place on Sept. 11 and will be a fundraiser for the St. Peter Parish youth and facility development.

Nibler and two other fishermen died in a boating accident on the Columbia River and the golf tournament was subsequently named in his honor. Those interested in donating or for more information on the tournament, may contact the church at 503-538-3399 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday Nights returns to Dayton

Dayton's annual summer festival series, "Friday Nights," will return in 2021 as pandemic restrictions have been eased. The event launches Aug. 6 at Courthouse Square Park and features a musical act, vendor booths hawking wines and food and a cruise-in with vintage cars along Fourth Street.

First up musically is the Crooked Corner Band, which will perform classic rock tunes on Aug. 6. Next up is Fiddleschtix, an Americana/country roots band set for Aug. 13. On Aug. 20, the Second Winds Community Band will entertain the crowd with big band tunes, while Aug. 27 will see Mark Stevenz perform as Elvis. The bands play from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

The event is jointly presented by the Dayton Community Development Association and the city of Dayton, as well as a number of local businesses.

For more information, call 971-241-2076, visit the Friday Nights Facebook page at or log on to the organization's website at

Locals named to dean's list at Pacific University

FOREST GROVE -- Dundee natives Natalie Nelson and Matthew Weiler, Destiny Smith of St. Paul and Newberg residents Sam Burnett, Wendy Fargo, Aubrey Koskela and Melina Pena Anaya were recently named to the spring term dean's list at Pacific University.

Four graduate from Pacific

FOREST GROVE -- A quartet of local residents graduated from Pacific University at a ceremony held in May. Newberg natives Karen Carmona earned a bachelor's degree in education and English language learning, Maria Elias-Rangel collected a bachelor's degree in public health, Harrison Sprouse was awarded a doctor of optometry degree and Melissa Swan earned a master's degree in social work.

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