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" , SERVING SHERIDAN, WILLAMINA AND GRAND RONDE SINCE 1881 Shattered Post Tre Hale-Edmerson shat- tered a Colton backboard, calling an early end to the game. The Spartans won 59-28. --SPORTS, 10 "King's Speech" Movie critic Ian Black review's a rim about British King George VI and his ability to overcome his infamous studder. --AT THE MOVIES, 5 West Valley rapes lIn two separate incidents, teen girls report being assaulted Two teen girls recently reported that older men had raped them in the West Valley. One led to the arrest of a W'dlamina man in New Orleans and theother is still under investigation. Kevin Allen Boyle, 45, of Wil- lamina, was arrested in New Orleans after detectives from the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office traced him to a downtown motel. He was arrested Kevln Allen Boyle on charges that he raped a 14-year- old girl in mid De- cember. According to Yamhill County Sheriff Jack Crabtree, the Wil- lamina girl went to visit Boyle's girl- friend on Dec. 17 in Willamina, but the girlfriend was not home. "The victim alleged that Boyle in- vited her into the home to wait for the girlfriend to return," Crabtree said. "He then forced her into a bedroom where he raped her." Boyle then fled to New Orleans when he learned that charges were pending. Help from U.S. Marshals and the New Orleans Police Department led to Boyle's arrest there on Dec. 28. Boyle was transported back to Yarnhill County by Sheriff's detec- tives on Jan. 12, where he was lodged on $1,175,000 bail. A second rape was reported the same week. Yamhill County deputies responded to a call of a 16-year-old female who said she was raped south of Sheridan. The case was tttmed over to the Polk County Sheriff's Office once it was determined that the incident oc- curred within Polk County. ' No one has been arrested in that case although law enforcement offic- ers have identified several suspects. The investigation continues as depu- ties await the rsults of DNA testing. Photo by Clinton VInlng The South Yamhill River rushes under the Sheridan Bridge late Sunday night. The river level crested Sunday evening and the threatening high water began receding. IYam]00ll stays in its By Marguerite Alexander Correspondent, The Sun The clouds opened up and doused the West Valley over the weekend, but aside from a few overflowing storm drains, few problems were reported locally. According to the WeatherBug Weather Station at Faulconer- Chapman School, as of Tuesday af- ternoon 3.71 inches of rain has fallen in Sheridan so far this year. Much of that fell over the past weekend. Not enough to need a boat for transportation, but enough to keep city crews working long hours to keep ahead of potential problems. Partially plugged storm drains overflowed onto city streets in a few places in Willamina, but not enough to cause concern. The water operator also put in extra time as he usually does during periods of heavy rain, reported Jeff Brown, the superinten- dent of public works. In Sheridan the public works crews along with City Manager Frank Sheridan made the rounds through banks; rain-soaked re,on has few problems town. First there was the concern for overflowing storm drains--few were reported--then as the winds picked up the concern shifted to the possi- bility of falling trees. "I didn't see any tree damage," re- porleA Sheridan. In fact, the city man- ager said he didn't even see any branches down. A few big trees went down along county roads in the Fort Hill area, said John Phelan, Yamhill County Road Department Director. Cul- verts and bridges were running at full capacity, he added, but overall the county road system fared fairly well. "We were lucky, the storm went south of us," Sheridan said. Other areas weren't as fortunate. West of Grand Ronde Highway 22 was closed on Monday morning when a 4-foot-by-20-foot-by-4-inch pot hole was reported. Two hours later that stretch of busy coastal high- way was closed when heavy rains eroded approximately 50 feet of the road. The highway was reopened to one lane of traffic by mid afternoon. According to the Oregon Depart- ment of Transportation flaggers will control travel through the area in al- ternating directions 24/7 until geotech experts design a suitable construction solution and the road- way is rebuilt. In the meantime, motorists are en- couraged to reduce their speed and travel cautiously through the area. The road was damaged at milepost 12, between Dolph and Midway, with traffic affected between mileposts 10.5 and 22. WeatherBug" Your weother lust got better. Live weather results online from Sheridan's Weather Bug Station. www.aws.com/wx.asp?id = SHRBD Secret video charges dropped 1Dept. of Justice not confident in case against Leslie Lewis Charges that Yamhill County Commissioner Leslie Lewis ille- gally videotaped campaign en- dorsement interviews were dropped last week. The Oregon Department of Justice said. that it could not prove "beyond reasonable doubt" that Lewis had vio- lated the law. Lewis was Yamhill County Commissioner accused of vid- Laslle Lewis e o t a p i n g Newberg's Chehalem Chamber of Commerce endorsement interviews and releas- ing the secret tapes to opposing po- litical groups. The department interpreted the LEWIS I Page 8 WANTED: applicants in Willamina By Marguerite Alexander Correspondent, The Sun With a number of vacancies to fill for various civic duties, the City of Willamina is in search of citi- zens willing to serve the commu- nity. Today was to the deadline for application for the city council va- cancy, but no one applied. Last week the city council declared a vacancy on the Planning Commis- sion as well as acknowledging the need to find three citizens to serve on the budget committee. Only two people ran for elec- tion in November with three coun- cil seats to fill. One position was VACANCY I Page 8 mty years and still in love 1Lonsfords celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary 1/11/11 By Daniel Crawford Correspondent, The Sun Charlie and Roberta Lonsford of Sheridan celebrated their 70th wed- dins anniversary on the already spe- cial day of 1/11/11. That was not a surprise to them at all since their mar- riage has been special from day one. The Lonsford's met at an army dance hall in Colorado where Charlie was briefly stationed in 1940-41. The attraction was immediate since they both take claim to having chased each other! They danced the night away and began a courtship that lasted a few months before Charlie received orders that he would be sent on an extended tour of the South Pacific with the 35th Army regimem. Charlie and Roberta decided that they wanted to get married before his departure. In those days it would take weeks, if not months, to schedule a wedding and receive the marriage li- cense. So the future Mr. and Mrs. Lonsford concocted a plan to travel to Kimball, Neb. and 'get hitched' by a Justice of the Peace. ''We didn't want to wait. We knew we were meant to be together" said Charlie. While Charlie was away, Roberta was busy setting up a home for their first expected child. It was during this 'time that Roberta was finding her inner strength as young bride and future mother. Being alone without Charlie for the first time and an expectant mother did not seem to faze her. It brought about a growth in her that would later be a credit to their longevi as a married couple. Once Charlie retumed from his tour with the army he discovered that he had come home to a new born son and a changed wife. A change that he ad- mired and respected. "There was something different ANN1VERSARY I Page 8 Photo by Susan Ragan Charlie and Roberts Lonsford, married since Jan. 11, 1941, moved to Sheridan 47 years ago. HATE THE WATER RING LEFT IN YOUR BATHTUB? IMAGINE IT AROUND YOUR WHOLE LIVING ROOM. Just a few inches of floodwater can end up costing thousands of dollars in repairs, and flood damage isn't covered by homeowners insurance policies. T,o,o Don't risk your home. Call us for flood Insurance today. O O @ 130 SW Monroe 503-843-2384 *mqlN NUaON Sheridan www.haganhamilton.com tnlurinl SItVlCIS WEST VALLEY COMING EVENTS Red Cross Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m. Wed., ,Jan. 19, Open Door Church, 839 NW Sherman, Sheridan. A0s 70. WHS Senior Grad Night Parent Meeting: 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at WES, Becky Fendall's room. Info: 503-560-8173. In- dian Taco Dinner Fundrslaer: 5 p.m. Feb. 8 at WHS, $5. West Valley Kiwanis Scholarship Fundraiser Chowder Feed: 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, WHS Cafeteria (during the basketball games). $5 per person for a bowl of home- made clam or corn chowder, hot roll, cookie and drink. Bingo: Sat., Feb. 5. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Sheridan. Food 4:30 p.m. - $6. Bingo 5 p.m. Sheddan Senior Grad Nlte Can/Bot Drive: 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 12. Leave at front door or call 971-241-8596 for p. First Federal (V,.',-,.//,,-,. ==,=,= ,-m www.FlrldFedWeb.om