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Sep 14 2020 thru Sep 20 2020

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SCHOOLS September 18
Adrian School Board sues state to reopen schools
The board wants to decide whether or not their schools teach in-person instead of the state, and argues that the imposition of county Covid metrics to determine their educational model is arbitrary and capricious.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 17
Volunteers work with Vale city crews on water drainage project
Vale volunteers pushed a drainage project to completion with help from city resources. The dirt parking lot behind the city library will drain to the street instead of collecting four inches deep and seeping into buildings.
ONTARIO CRIME September 17
Federal indictment says Wold bought speedboat with stolen Fry Foods money
Former Fry Foods human resources manager Doug Wold was charged in a federal court last Friday and subsequently arrested by IRS agents in connection with a paycheck fraud. An indictment alleged that Wold, who also faces charges in Malheur County Circuit Court, used funds he stole from the company to buy a speedboat.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 17
When pandemic hit, a task force worked to find Malheur County's way through
The group, made up of representatives from a broad swath of agencies, formed in the early spring. The group's weekly meetings give officials an opportunity to measure the impact of Covid and develop measures to fight the virus.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS September 17
Migrant program keeps Nyssa students involved
If students don't sign in to class, they show up at their door. The migrant student workers are personally checking in with families, and giving out Dutch Bros cards if they perform well.
ONTARIO CRIME September 17
Phony payroll: details surface in Fry Foods paycheck fraud case, police investigation
Court documents obtained by the Enterprise provide insight into how Fry Foods caught wind of its Human Resources manager’s $100,000 embezzlement scheme, as well as the ensuing criminal investigation.
OBITUARIES September 16
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Babe Yraguen,Joyce Louise Elfering ,Harlen V Garner,Erma “Kay” Lamb,Rita Siglinde Bacher, Lois Jean King, Donald D. Gugin, Willard J. Draper, Patricia Murphy, Guillermo “Willy” Trujillo Jr.,David Cuellar, Steven F. Borwieck, John Kurts
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 16
Confusion, misinformation on Covid hamper efforts by health officials to stop the pandemic
Mistakes early in the crisis at the state and national level along with apathy by some in the public complicated the response to the virus and may have helped shut the window of opportunity to get ahead of the infection.
SCHOOLS September 16
Ontario School Board vacancy filled by environmental health director, Ontario High School graduate
The school board voted 3-1 to appoint the Craig Geddes as a new school board member, filling the vacancy left by Mike Blackaby. Geddes is an Ontario High School graduate who said he wants to bring success to all students.
EMPLOYMENT September 16
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Foreman, Geiser Grand Hotel, Math Lab Coordinator, Headstart, Hops distribution, Head Librarian, Lifeways , Car Cleaner , Tower House Coffee, Recruiting Coordinator
PUBLIC NOTICES September 16
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Myrtle E. Belisle, Storage Auction, Malheur County SWCD, Malheur County Court
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY September 16
Pioneer Place deals with Covid outbreaks
Ten residents in the living center's apartments and five staff are infected with the disease. The first case was identified Aug. 26, and the living facility is testing patients and staff twice a week.
FreeONTARIO September 16
Homeless dilemma lingers for county but planned revival of tiny home project in Ontario may help the displaced
The trial run of the tiny home project ended in April but local officials are working to find a permanent site for the housing geared to helping the homeless.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 16
Vale pool reopens after state shifts pool rules
The Vale City Pool reopened last week, with a summer schedule Friday and Saturday, and reduced hours Monday through Thursday.
OREGON WILDFIRES September 15
SPECIAL REPORT: A night in hell - Santiam Canyon's ordeal
As people turned in for the night in the Santiam Canyon on Labor Day, one wildfire that had been held at bay for three weeks was unleashed and a second started a westward march that proved to be stunningly destructive. Salem Reporter has assembled this account of that night in the canyon from interviews and documents.
ONTARIO COMMUNITY September 15
PHOTOS: Ontario community offers solemn tribute to 9/11 in event at Four Rivers
A ceremony in Ontario last Friday honored first responders, members of the armed forces and the lives lost in the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

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