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Recent articles by Bill:

Aumsville prepares its annual corn festival for the bigger time

The Aumsville Corn Festival is expanding on its tradition with live music, a beer garden and moving to two days to stay current. → Read More

Four homeless veterans now have a roof over their head at new complex in Independence

Approximately $1.5 million in lottery funds are being spent on Operation Welcome Home, which aims to end homelessness among veterans. → Read More

Twins can fit in with other twins at Homer Davenport Days Festival

Twins Lara and Vicky Ghio came up with the idea after attending the Twin Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio in 2016. → Read More

Sheriff's dog finds child porn suspect hiding under blankets in attic outside Silverton

Shayne Mayberry was arrested on federal charges and girlfriend Ashley Gines was arrested for hindering prosecution. → Read More

Raquel Moore-Green is appointed State Representative by Marion County Commissioners

Moore-Green will replace Denyc Boles, who resigned to take the State Senate seat formerly held by Jackie Winters. → Read More

Raquel Moore-Green is appointed State Representative by Marion County Commissioners

Moore-Green will replace Denyc Boles, who resigned to take the State Senate seat formerly held by Jackie Winters. → Read More

Paraplegic woman left homeless after city sewer system backs up into her house

Heidi Schindler's house in Silverton has been uninhabitable since the city's sewer system backed up into her house July 2. → Read More

Brooks proposal passed over for $25 million in state funds in favor of Millersburg

The Kevin Mannix-led Oregon Port of Willamette was shot down on questions of its railroad commitment, economic feasibility and land use questions. → Read More

Marion County employee alleges retaliation after sexual harassment investigation

Lisa Waddell, a human resources analyst, alleged to the Bureau of Labor and Industries she was harassed after investigating sexual harassment. → Read More

Three Republican finalists chosen for vacant state House of Representative seat

Salem city councilor Brad Nanke, campaign coordinator Raquel Moore-Green and legislative aid Becky Mitts are the finalists to replace Denyc Boles. → Read More

Controversial sale of mineral rights for quarry bordering Silverton Reservoir approved

The State Land Board, whose chair is Gov. Kate Brown, has approved the sale of mineral rights to a quarry operation that borders Silverton Reservoir. → Read More

After a career as Marion County's 'fixer,' John Lattimer steps into retirement

In John Lattimer's 16 years with Marion County, he has helped guide the entity through problems like those at Courthouse Square and Oregon Garden → Read More

A 24-year-old paramedic from Keizer died in a race crash, but he's still helping others

Recently engaged Pearce Lutz, 24, died June 16 in a Seattle hospital after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle road race in Washington. → Read More

Denyc Boles selected to Oregon State Senate to fill seat of late Jackie Winters

The State Representative from Salem was the unanimous choice to be appointed by the Marion and Polk County Commissioners. → Read More

Highway 22 near Mehama closed after serious injury crash

A Life Flight helicopter is on route to the scene and drivers are advised to find alternate routes. → Read More

Months after the death of his car owner and friend, Alan Cress finds new way to win races

The Stayton racer drove for Bruce Latta for a decade, but after his death in November, the championship named for Latta is in Cress' sights → Read More

Freres Lumber president donates $1 million to group seeking to end tax on big businesses

The donation is the largest by Freres or someone from Freres Lumber, the largest employer in the Santiam Canyon. → Read More

Commissioners select Commander Joe Kast as next Marion County Sheriff

The current commander in the Marion County Sheriff's office and Oregon State Police Lieutenant Josh Brooks were the two finalists for the top job → Read More

Marion County Commissioner accused of discrimination for trying to end transgender program

Despite his objection, the training for counselors for those who work with transgender clients and those considering gender reassignment will continue → Read More

Silverton property developer wins rare reversal from land use board on subdivision plan

Gene Oster is one of five percent of those who appeal a land use decision to the state board who received a reversal. → Read More