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OPPONENTS ACCUSE COMMISSIONER OF MISUSING OFFICE

Opponents of McMinnville's Riverbend landfill used the public comment period of yesterday's (June 1, 2017) county commissioners meeting to accuse County Commissioner Stand Primozich of mis using his office to promote the landfill. Specifically, Marilyn Walster said Primozich tried to influence a Metro commissioner to continue using Riverbend as a waste site. Metro has decided to stop using Riverbend because the McMinnville site has not been able to expand and accepting new waste into the next decade is in question.

MCMINNVILLE'S 5TH STREET NEARING COMPLETION

McMinnville's 5th street looks to be completed on schedule.   New pavement has been layed in several sections of 5th street between Lafayette Avenue and Baker Street.  Signals are scheduled to be turned on around 7pm Wednesday, May 31st.  Watch for workers in the area during the signal activation process.  

Motors driving on Lafayette Avenue, Adams and Baker Streets should be aware of the new traffic control devices starting Wednesday night. 

MARION COUNTY DROWING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

The drowning victim from Tuesday's tragic incident has been identified as Kung Shing Yau, age 25, of Hong Kong, China. Mr. Yau was a student at Linn Benton Community College and had been studying abroad in the United States for the last 7 years.

The Sheriff's Office's thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Yau's family, friends and classmates.

NASA ADVICE ON WATCHING TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

Independence, Monmouth at center of 70 mile swath of totality

The Sun can be viewed safely with the naked eye only during the few brief seconds or minutes of a total solar eclipse. Partial eclipses, annular eclipses, and the partial phases of total eclipses are never safe to watch without taking special precautions. Even when 99% of the Sun's surface is obscured during the partial phases of a total eclipse, the remaining photospheric crescent is intensely bright and cannot be viewed safely without eye protection [Chou, 1981; Marsh, 1982]. Do not attempt to observe the partial or annular phases of any eclipse with the naked eye. Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness!

DAYTON AND AMITY WIN IN SOFTBALL, BASEBALL WEDNESDAY

May 25, 2017
In high school softball yesterday, Dayton girls over Burns 16 to two. The Dayton Girls were fired up by a nine run third inning. couple of home runs with the bases loaded powered that win. the girls will take on Glide who bested Grant Union eight to six yesterday.


in boys action, the boys shut out Nyssa ten runs to zero. Like the girls the boys exploded early on to outdistance the traveling Bulldogs from Nyssa. The Pirate boys take on Glide who defeated Salem Academy eight to three.
So it's a DAyton Glide matchup for boys and girls.


in girls action the Amity girls over Cascade Christian six runs to three. Amity takes on Rainier who shut down Irrigon 12 to one yesterday.
Next games are on Friday.