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Column • Gales Creek Gatherings • Gardening March 9
Column | Gales Creek Gatherings: Gardening, church, and food
Gales Creek Gatherings is a column by guest writer, Sharon Hundley. Sharon will be covering local events and gatherings in the Gales Creek Valley, featuring community events, businesses, and special happenings. If you know of an upcoming event which is outside the regular community calendar events and would like to see it in here, please contact news@galescreekjournal.com, with Sharon Hundley in the subject line.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK March 8
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: February 1930
Gales Creek, 1930 By Esther Lilly Hundley. Transcribed by Sandra Evans. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling.
Opinion • Forestry • Event March 5
Opinion | Bring the Forest Home on March 16 and support Washington County Students
It would be a rare person who didn’t appreciate the beauty of our woodlands and native plants. The Pacific Northwest is acclaimed as one of the best places in the world to grow these beauties, writes Bonnie Shumaker, president of the Washington County Small Woodlands Association.
Gales Creek • Film • Art February 28
Local Director’s Debut Film, Waldgeist, Premiers on Amazon
A film by local director Brad Burke, partially shot in Gales Creek, debuted on Amazon’s video streaming service in February.
Tillamook State Forest • Art • Coast Range February 28
Tillamook Forest Center opens Friday, March 1
The Tillamook Forest Center will open for the 2019 season on Friday, March 1, kicking off the year with a presentation series showcasing forest management and an exhibit of the wood sculptures of Martin Conley.
SALEM • GOVERNMENT • POLITICS February 27
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson dies
Two years after taking office, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has died after a months long fight with brain cancer.
Gales Creek • Obituary February 26
Obituary: Ruth Jean Sargent
Ruth Jean (Worthington) Sargent, 94, a former resident of the Gales Creek community, late of Fieldbrook, California, died Monday evening, February 18, 2019.
Washington County • Farming• Education February 26
Washington County Farm Bureau Offers Scholarships to Local High School and College Students
The Washington County Farm Bureau is offering two scholarships to budding farming and agriculture professionals who are entering or continuing their post high school education.
Snow • Weather • Coast Range February 23
National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch for NW Oregon
Possible snow is in the forecast again for Sunday night through Monday morning, according to the Portland branch of the National Weather Service.
Gales Creek • Crash • Highway 6 February 23
Oregon State Police: Five teens involved in fatal crash
Five teenagers were involved in fatal Gales Creek crash on Saturday morning. The highway reopened just after 12 p.m.
Gales Creek • Crash • Highway 6 February 23
Highway 6 closed for fatal crash near Gales Creek Shell station
A deadly Saturday morning crash on Highway 6 sent one vehicle into a tree near the Shell station in Gales Creek.
Obituary • Gales Creek February 22
Obituary: Dale Rath
A celebration of life for Dale Rath will be held at the Gales Creek Church of God on Saturday, February 23 at 3 p.m. The celebration will be a potluck dinner, so bring a side dish or dessert to share.
GALES CREEK • CRASH • HIGHWAY 6 February 19
Suspect arrested in Gales Creek pursuit and crash
23-year-old Jeremiah Libbee was arrested in Portland Tuesday afternoon by the North Plains Police Department with assistance from the Portland Police Bureau.
Gales Creek • Crash • Highway 6 February 15
Police pursuit ends with vehicle crashing into Gales Creek near Gales Creek Shell station
Highway 6 was closed after a police pursuit that started near North Plains ended with a vehicle submerged in Gales Creek, prompting a response from nearly every emergency and police agency in the region.
Gardening • Food • Events February 13
Seed Swap gardening event returns to Forest Grove
The Dairy Creek Community Food Web will host a seed swap on Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Forest Grove.
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