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I,,OOK Wednesday, January 2,,2013, The Sun 5 Continued from PAGE 4 and residential structures. While the city has ordi- nances addressing chronic nui-&apos; sances and dangerous build- ings, it lacks any city codes ad- dressing derelict, abandoned and vacant structures. The city held an open house in November to garner re- sponses from the community on a proposed building main- tenance ordinance. The event drew a good turnout of local business owners, most of whom expressed their support. The goal is for the city to have a new ordinance in place by spring. In the meantime it will continue to collect and re- view comments, hold more open houses and public hear- ings to learn what the commu- nity will support. --Marguerite Alexander mmm WVFD replaces fire chief Chuck Eddings stepped down as fire chief of the West Valley Fire District in October after 11 years at the helm. Dave Meier, who has been with the fire district for nine years, was named the new chief. Eddings was hired in Sep- tember of 2001 following a rapid suc- cession of eight fire i; chiefs in less than five years. Soon after he was hired, Dave Meier E d d i n g s discov- ered discrepancies in the fire district's accounting system which led to the resignation and subsequent arrest and convic- tion of the fire district clerk on charges of aggravated theft and official misconduct. He was placed on paid ad- ministrative leave on Aug. 27. Following negotiations over terms of his contract, Eddings and the board agreed to part ways. --Marguerite Alexander mmm Community fights bullying, remembers FCS student This past summer, former FCS student Kaitlyn Boris killed herself. She was 15 years old. Boris had repeatedly suf- fered bullying before she killed herself, a tragedy about which FCS Principal Mart/ Hofenbredl worked to raise awareness when she and the school held a "Tutu Day" in Boris' honor. The day was such a success and got the students talking enough that they asked to hold the day once a month. Hofenbredl plans to honor this request. Earlier in the school year, Willamina teachers attended a Photo courtesy Kevln Clark/The Register.Guard Alyssa Hasslen throws in the shot put competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene on June 29. wrestled in the finals and two who won titles, but perhaps the most coveted piece of hardware slipped from the Bulldogs' hands in February. The WiUamina High School wrestlers made a valiant run at winning their first team state championship since 1999, but came up just short, finishing six points behind Nyssa, 171-165, and had to settle for second place. That's after the Bulldogs finished for a fifth straight time as the District Champs. ---Clinton Fining mmm Stuck on the tracks workshop to learn about ways to spot and prevent bullying. Both school districts are working to implement effective ways of combatting bullying. --Meredith Lawrence mmm GR residents boil water after E. coil detected Three weeks after customers of the Grand Ronde Community Water Association were ordered to boil their water, the associa- tion received word from the Polk County Health Division that the order had been lifted. After detecting E. col/in one of six samples taken on Jan. 23, the distribution system was thoroughly flushed. After the chlorine used to flush the sys- tem dissipated, the w/tier was retested. The boil water order was rifted on Feb. 15. Grand Ronde utilizes water from four springs. The water supply is generally pure enough that it does not require treat- ment. Like all public drinking water, the water is tested regu- larly for contaminants. --Marguerite Alexander Photos by Susan Ragan Bobble and her husband, Mike, with three of their 13 children. mmm police officer in 2013 and pro- in Dayton to play the No. 1- vide funding for another po- ranked Pirates at 7 p.m. Friday. One shot cl0ser: lice vehicle. The goal is to The muddy field was more build the local force to five- of a problem for the Red Dev- Sheridan members. /Is than it Was for the Bulldogs. The Tribe's police depart- Willamina gained 320 yards woman ment will continue to work rushing, Coquille only 43. competes in with the Polk County Sheriff's Passing was about even, 108 Office to provide law enforce- yards for the visitors, 103 for Olympic Trials ment coverage to the Grand thehosts. Ronde community. "We played a very good University of Arizona --Marguerite Alexander game," coach Tim France ofthe throwerAlyssa Hasslen missed Bulldogs said. "Our line'was her first shot at the Olympics mmm awesome and gave Tyson some by less than 24 inches on June lanes." 30 in Eugene. Dawgs trample Herb Swat Hasslen, a 2009 graduate from McMinnville High Red Devils mmm School who makes her home in Sheridan when she's not at WillaminadownedCoquille Dawg wrestlers school, finished sixth in 24-13 there on Nov. 9 to ad- Saturday's shot put fmals with vance to the state 3A football finish second a toss of 58 feet, 2.5 inches, quarterfmals. ---471inton Fining The No. 5-rankedBulldogs, Ten of 13 wrestlers who who were ahead all the way qualified for the state touma- mmmm thanks to Trevor Hunt's arm ment placed in the top six for and Tyson Jahn's legs, will be Willmina, including four who 'Swoop the Loop' part of city's long-term plan The City of Willamina is working on a strategic plan that includes creating a unique/den- It's not the first time the wheels of Janeice "Hattie" Tinney's motorized wheelchair have gotten stuck between the rails of the South Bridge Street crossing, but when the train passed through town 10 min- utes after she was freed, it was the closest encounter she's had to date. The Sheridan woman was going home, headed south on Bridge Street on the afternoon of Sept. 26, when the front wheels of her motorized wheel- chair turned sideways in the rut of the railroad track. "I couldn't move," she said. Tinney called 9-1-1. This wasn't the first news story about the railroad cross- ings in Sheridan. The city coun- cil often seemed stuck on the tracks, too. The council went back and forth with community mem- bers much of the year arguing over responsibility of the tracks and whether to fix them or not. In the end, the railroad com- pany made temporary fixes, while ODOT made more longterm fixes to the crossing on West Main Street. --Marguerite Alexander For more headlines from 2012, visit our archives at ww.SheridanSun: cdnx Effective January 9, 2013, subscription rates for delivery in Yamhill and Polk County will be $32 for 1 year or $54 for 2 years. tity for the community. New mmm streetsigns, woodcarvingsand S[00r[ or renew murals are part of the vision that is emerging. Sheridan mother As the team works on de- ofl3named velopingastrategicplan, ithopes to build on the SUbSCription 0reg0n's Mother community's rich heritage, physical assets such as of the Year Huddleston Pond at Hampton Park and the South Yamhill by 5 D.m. Tuesday, As people across the nation River and annual events to preparedtocelebrateMother's drawvisitorstotown.  Jan 8 2 0 *l J Day, Oregon Mother of the Thousands of people travel , Year Bobble Jager of Sheridan Highway 18 every day. Com- "" was on a quest to encourage lo- munity members are looking at to lOCk, in cal women and share the im- ways to draw people off the portance of honoring mothers highway andontoHighway 20"12 rates: all year long. 18B0 Billboard advertising, Jaeger was named Mother signs along the roadway fash- of the Year by the Oregon As- ioned after the old Burma sociationofAmericanMothers Shave signs and adopting a slo- $29 for 1 Year : onFeb. 17. can like Swoop the Loop are $48 for 2 Years --Marguerite Alexander possibilities. A strategic plan focus group, for mailing addresses in which is made up of council in Yamhill or Polk County members, city staff, planning commissioners and interested t'OU get complete coverage of local news ,., community members, contin- ues to meet on the first Thurs- SpOI-tS ... commun#y and school events ,,, day of each month to come up special features ... and shopping information, too/ with a long-term plan for the community. It's easy to subscribe to THE SUN. Simply fill out this coupon and mail it with Marguerite Alexander your check or money order to: THE SUN, P.O. Box 68, Sheridan, OR 97378 ... or bring it with your payment to our office at 136 E. Main Street ... or use your IIlili Visa or MasterCard and call 503-843-2312 ext. 201 Tribe starts PD NAME The Confederated Tribes of MAILING ADDRESS Grand Ronde continues mov- ing forward with one of its CITY STATE  ZIP long-term goals: providing its own police services. Changes PHONE EMAIL: in the state law that give tribal police the same authority as Please check NEW or  RENEWAL. Enclose check or money order for correct amounL any other certified law en- forcement agency facilitated Subscriptions going OUTSIDE of Yamhill I Polk County that dream. $50 for 1 Year $95 for 2 Years m The Tribe now has two state certified law enforcement offic-TheSun "  '-/ ers. Alvin LaChance, Jr. was ,- < ,', ,' .... swom in as police chief and ::,.,-,  Jake McKnight as sergeant of the Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department on Nov. 16. A grant from the U.S, De- P.O. Box 68 136 E. Main Street Sheridan, OR 97378 partment of Justice will en- 503-843-2312 ext. 201 able the Tribe to hire a third : k I,,OOK Wednesday, January 2,,2013, The Sun 5 Continued from PAGE 4 and residential structures. While the city has ordi- nances addressing chronic nui-' sances and dangerous build- ings, it lacks any city codes ad- dressing derelict, abandoned and vacant structures. The city held an open house in November to garner re- sponses from the community on a proposed building main- tenance ordinance. The event drew a good turnout of local business owners, most of whom expressed their support. The goal is for the city to have a new ordinance in place by spring. In the meantime it will continue to collect and re- view comments, hold more open houses and public hear- ings to learn what the commu- nity will support. --Marguerite Alexander mmm WVFD replaces fire chief Chuck Eddings stepped down as fire chief of the West Valley Fire District in October after 11 years at the helm. Dave Meier, who has been with the fire district for nine years, was named the new chief. Eddings was hired in Sep- tember of 2001 following a rapid suc- cession of eight fire i; chiefs in less than five years. Soon after he was hired, Dave Meier E d d i n g s discov- ered discrepancies in the fire district's accounting system which led to the resignation and subsequent arrest and convic- tion of the fire district clerk on charges of aggravated theft and official misconduct. He was placed on paid ad- ministrative leave on Aug. 27. Following negotiations over terms of his contract, Eddings and the board agreed to part ways. --Marguerite Alexander mmm Community fights bullying, remembers FCS student This past summer, former FCS student Kaitlyn Boris killed herself. She was 15 years old. Boris had repeatedly suf- fered bullying before she killed herself, a tragedy about which FCS Principal Mart/ Hofenbredl worked to raise awareness when she and the school held a "Tutu Day" in Boris' honor. The day was such a success and got the students talking enough that they asked to hold the day once a month. Hofenbredl plans to honor this request. Earlier in the school year, Willamina teachers attended a Photo courtesy Kevln Clark/The Register.Guard Alyssa Hasslen throws in the shot put competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene on June 29. wrestled in the finals and two who won titles, but perhaps the most coveted piece of hardware slipped from the Bulldogs' hands in February. The WiUamina High School wrestlers made a valiant run at winning their first team state championship since 1999, but came up just short, finishing six points behind Nyssa, 171-165, and had to settle for second place. That's after the Bulldogs finished for a fifth straight time as the District Champs. ---Clinton Fining mmm Stuck on the tracks workshop to learn about ways to spot and prevent bullying. Both school districts are working to implement effective ways of combatting bullying. --Meredith Lawrence mmm GR residents boil water after E. coil detected Three weeks after customers of the Grand Ronde Community Water Association were ordered to boil their water, the associa- tion received word from the Polk County Health Division that the order had been lifted. After detecting E. col/in one of six samples taken on Jan. 23, the distribution system was thoroughly flushed. After the chlorine used to flush the sys- tem dissipated, the w/tier was retested. The boil water order was rifted on Feb. 15. Grand Ronde utilizes water from four springs. The water supply is generally pure enough that it does not require treat- ment. Like all public drinking water, the water is tested regu- larly for contaminants. --Marguerite Alexander Photos by Susan Ragan Bobble and her husband, Mike, with three of their 13 children. mmm police officer in 2013 and pro- in Dayton to play the No. 1- vide funding for another po- ranked Pirates at 7 p.m. Friday. One shot cl0ser: lice vehicle. The goal is to The muddy field was more build the local force to five- of a problem for the Red Dev- Sheridan members. /Is than it Was for the Bulldogs. The Tribe's police depart- Willamina gained 320 yards woman ment will continue to work rushing, Coquille only 43. competes in with the Polk County Sheriff's Passing was about even, 108 Office to provide law enforce- yards for the visitors, 103 for Olympic Trials ment coverage to the Grand thehosts. Ronde community. "We played a very good University of Arizona --Marguerite Alexander game," coach Tim France ofthe throwerAlyssa Hasslen missed Bulldogs said. "Our line'was her first shot at the Olympics mmm awesome and gave Tyson some by less than 24 inches on June lanes." 30 in Eugene. Dawgs trample Herb Swat Hasslen, a 2009 graduate from McMinnville High Red Devils mmm School who makes her home in Sheridan when she's not at WillaminadownedCoquille Dawg wrestlers school, finished sixth in 24-13 there on Nov. 9 to ad- Saturday's shot put fmals with vance to the state 3A football finish second a toss of 58 feet, 2.5 inches, quarterfmals. ---471inton Fining The No. 5-rankedBulldogs, Ten of 13 wrestlers who who were ahead all the way qualified for the state touma- mmmm thanks to Trevor Hunt's arm ment placed in the top six for and Tyson Jahn's legs, will be Willmina, including four who 'Swoop the Loop' part of city's long-term plan The City of Willamina is working on a strategic plan that includes creating a unique/den- It's not the first time the wheels of Janeice "Hattie" Tinney's motorized wheelchair have gotten stuck between the rails of the South Bridge Street crossing, but when the train passed through town 10 min- utes after she was freed, it was the closest encounter she's had to date. The Sheridan woman was going home, headed south on Bridge Street on the afternoon of Sept. 26, when the front wheels of her motorized wheel- chair turned sideways in the rut of the railroad track. "I couldn't move," she said. Tinney called 9-1-1. This wasn't the first news story about the railroad cross- ings in Sheridan. The city coun- cil often seemed stuck on the tracks, too. The council went back and forth with community mem- bers much of the year arguing over responsibility of the tracks and whether to fix them or not. In the end, the railroad com- pany made temporary fixes, while ODOT made more longterm fixes to the crossing on West Main Street. --Marguerite Alexander For more headlines from 2012, visit our archives at ww.SheridanSun: cdnx Effective January 9, 2013, subscription rates for delivery in Yamhill and Polk County will be $32 for 1 year or $54 for 2 years. tity for the community. New mmm streetsigns, woodcarvingsand S[00r[ or renew murals are part of the vision that is emerging. Sheridan mother As the team works on de- ofl3named velopingastrategicplan, ithopes to build on the SUbSCription 0reg0n's Mother community's rich heritage, physical assets such as of the Year Huddleston Pond at Hampton Park and the South Yamhill by 5 D.m. Tuesday, As people across the nation River and annual events to preparedtocelebrateMother's drawvisitorstotown.  Jan 8 2 0 *l J Day, Oregon Mother of the Thousands of people travel , Year Bobble Jager of Sheridan Highway 18 every day. Com- "" was on a quest to encourage lo- munity members are looking at to lOCk, in cal women and share the im- ways to draw people off the portance of honoring mothers highway andontoHighway 20"12 rates: all year long. 18B0 Billboard advertising, Jaeger was named Mother signs along the roadway fash- of the Year by the Oregon As- ioned after the old Burma sociationofAmericanMothers Shave signs and adopting a slo- $29 for 1 Year : onFeb. 17. can like Swoop the Loop are $48 for 2 Years --Marguerite Alexander possibilities. A strategic plan focus group, for mailing addresses in which is made up of council in Yamhill or Polk County members, city staff, planning commissioners and interested t'OU get complete coverage of local news ,., community members, contin- ues to meet on the first Thurs- SpOI-tS ... commun#y and school events ,,, day of each month to come up special features ... and shopping information, too/ with a long-term plan for the community. It's easy to subscribe to THE SUN. Simply fill out this coupon and mail it with Marguerite Alexander your check or money order to: THE SUN, P.O. Box 68, Sheridan, OR 97378 ... or bring it with your payment to our office at 136 E. Main Street ... or use your IIlili Visa or MasterCard and call 503-843-2312 ext. 201 Tribe starts PD NAME The Confederated Tribes of MAILING ADDRESS Grand Ronde continues mov- ing forward with one of its CITY STATE  ZIP long-term goals: providing its own police services. Changes PHONE EMAIL: in the state law that give tribal police the same authority as Please check NEW or  RENEWAL. Enclose check or money order for correct amounL any other certified law en- forcement agency facilitated Subscriptions going OUTSIDE of Yamhill I Polk County that dream. $50 for 1 Year $95 for 2 Years m The Tribe now has two state certified law enforcement offic-TheSun "  '-/ ers. Alvin LaChance, Jr. was ,- < ,', ,' .... swom in as police chief and ::,.,-,  Jake McKnight as sergeant of the Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department on Nov. 16. A grant from the U.S, De- P.O. Box 68 136 E. Main Street Sheridan, OR 97378 partment of Justice will en- 503-843-2312 ext. 201 able the Tribe to hire a third : k