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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.

INTERMITTENT 911 PROBLEMS IN YAMHILL COUNTY

4:30PM, May 23, 2017


At this time Century Link is working on an intermittent 911 problem in the Grand Ronde area. If you are unable to get through to 911 on your land line, hang up and try dialing again using your cell phone. If you are still unable to get through, remember an alternate number for an emergency that is answered 24 / 7 is 503-434-6500 for Police, Fire and Medical needs.

Governor Kate Brown Visits McMinnville, Oregon looks into Economic Development

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - On May 16, 2017, MEDP hosted Oregon Governor Kate Brown and state partners, including the Director of Regional Solutions and the Jobs and Economy Policy Advisor, Jason Lewis-Berry, and Assistant Director of Business Oregon and Director of Infrastructure Finance Authority of Business Oregon, Chris Cummings. They spent the day in McMinnville learning about the community.