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Sep 9 2019 thru Sep 15 2019

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Tillamook • Health • Business September 14
Adventist names new president of Tillamook operations
The Tillamook office, which is responsible for a network of smaller clinics in Oregon, including in Banks and Vernonia, has a new leader: Eric Swanson.
Banks • event • culture September 13
Irish Ceili event planned for Hahn farm in Banks September 28
For those in the region with an interest in Irish heritage, an authentic Irish Ceili planned in Banks on September 28 offers a unique way to celebrate and learn more from two Irish nonprofit cultural organizations.
Forest Grove • event • agriculture September 12
'Great Grains' event returns to Forest Grove-area farm
On Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spiesschaert Farms, located at 3150 NW Thatcher Road on the outskirts of Forest Grove, is hosting a free, family-friendly event exploring the reintroduction of locally-raised whole grains, and introducing local artisans to the community.
CRIME • BANKS • POLICE LOG September 11
Banks August 2019 Police Log
As written by deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Banks: deputies discovered that two students had broken into the Banks High School and stolen a golf cart, which was later discovered in Timber. This and more in the August 2019 police log.
Salem • Transportation • Government September 11
Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Transportation Commission has chosen a new leader for the Oregon Department of Transportation: Highway Division Administrator Kris Strickler, who will take over as the head of ODOT pending contract negotiations and Oregon Senate approval.
Banks • Roy • Crime September 10
Suspect arrested in Banks attempted kidnapping
A spokesperson with the Washington County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the suspect wanted in connection to an attempted kidnapping near Banks on the morning of Tuesday, September 10 has been located and arrested and was en route to be interviewed by deputies in connection with the alleged crime as of 4:23 p.m.
Banks • weather • commute September 10
National Weather Service warns of localized minor flooding through 5:45 p.m. Tuesday evening
The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued a flood advisory with potential thunderstorms this afternoon for Washington County, warning of the potential for minor flooding in poor drainage areas on Tuesday, September 10 from about 3 p.m. until 5:45 p.m..
Gales Creek • Roy • CPO September 10
Gales Creek, Verboort, Roy CPO meetings resume for the season Wednesday, September 11
Community Participation Organization 13 — usually abbreviated as CPO 13 — took a summer break, but the first meeting of the season will be Wednesday, September 11 at the Gales Creek Church of God, for a discussion on disaster and emergency preparedness.
Banks • Roy • Crime September 10
Deputies searching for attempted kidnapping suspect who fled near Banks on foot
Around 7:04 a.m., a truck driver called 911 to say he saw a man trying to force a woman into a vehicle near the Highway 47 and Highway 6 interchange in Banks. All Banks School District facilities as well as St Francis in Roy were placed on lockout, which has been lifted, while deputies used a K9 unit to attempt to find the suspect. Deputies do not believe there is a danger to the public.
Banks • crime • schools September 10
Banks School District in lockout as deputies search for kidnapping attempt suspect in Banks
Banks School District facilities have been placed in lockout as deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office search for a male suspect in a kidnapping attempt from the Banks area this morning.
Tillamook State Forest • Tillamook Forest Center • Event September 9
Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust will host 'Routebeer' event to recognize supporters
In recognition of the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust's supporters, donors, and contributors — as well as to celebrate Highway 6's recent designation as a scenic byway — the organization will host an event at the Tillamook Forest Center on Saturday, September 21.

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