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Convicted sexual predator on children sentenced in Lincoln County Circuit Court to decades in prison.

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Jul 302010
 

Former Waldport foster parent Kirk Garrison, 48, has been sentenced to prison for nearly 45 years after his conviction of sexually abusing children who were under his foster care a number of years ago including two children he and his wife had legally adopted through foster care. Garrison’s wife claimed she had no knowledge of her husband’s behavior. She was not prosecuted.

Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett told News Lincoln County that what made the case so heinous was the fact that Garrison sexually preyed on children who had been taken from their natural homes, some of whom had already been the victims of sexual abuse. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 5:44 PM

Richard Kilbride files for re-election to Newport City Council. Mayor Bain takes out filing papers but claims he’s still on the fence.

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Jul 302010
 


Richard Kilbride, Mayor Bill Bain

Newport City Councilor Richard Kilbride has filed for another term as a city councilor. Kilbride’s contribution on the council is in no small way of being the math instructor of the bunch. Kilbride frequently reminds his fellow councilors what things cost and therefore how things have to change in order to keep the city in the black. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 12:05 PM

Admitted book thief arrested

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Jul 302010
 

From Newport Police:

Arrested: Michael L. Partain, 33, Newport

Details: Officers were dispatched to the report of a theft at the Newport Public Library. The officer learned that children playing in Literacy Park, behind the library found 30 or so books dumped in the brush. The area where the books were located is one frequented by homeless persons. Although no persons were there at the time, officers did locate personal information for Mr. Partain mixed in with the books. The next day, while conducting follow-up on the case the officer located Mr. Partain in the park. Upon being questioned about the books, Mr. Partain admitted that ten of the books had been checked out but had not been returned. He said that because of overdue books and the resulting charges, he could not check any more out, which is why he stole about 20 of the books.

Mr. Partain was taken into custody for Misdemeanor Theft (2) and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail. The books were returned to the library.

 Posted by at 11:17 AM

Get Ready Newport! The Mombetsu delegation is on their way!

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Jul 302010
 

Mombetsu Delegation to Newport

A group of Newport Sister City middle school girls are enroute to Newport from Mombetsu, Japan. They should arrive tomorrow, and will be given a warm welcome by city officials. The middle schoolers will be escorted on a five day whirlwind tour of several beach barbecues, a boat ride, a visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, an appearance before the Newport City Council Monday evening and a dedication to the memory of Newport officials who founded the sister city linkage in 1966. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 10:35 AM

Get those toxins out of your house! FREE!!

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Jul 302010
 

Got any bug, weed, rat or other killing chemicals lying around your house? How about old oil based paints you’ll never use. Maybe solvents, acids, reactives or any other icky cleaning supplies??

Well, get ’em out of your house, FREE!!

Thompson Sanitary Services is offering to take those ‘nasties’ off your hands for free Saturday morning starting at 10am at their facility on NE Avery. It’s a once a year event so don’t pass it up. The household hazardous waste event runs 10 to 3 at Thompson’s facility at 7450 NE Avery (north of Highway 20). 265-4171 for more information.

It’s a county-wide event. One location only.

 Posted by at 9:21 AM

A change has come to LincolnCountyToday.com

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Jul 302010
 

Some of you readers have already noticed. We’ve changed our name. We are now officially “News Lincoln County.” On the web, NewsLincolnCounty.com.

Why the change?

Well, for one, LincolnCountyToday.com was a wee bit too close to the name of another publication here on the Oregon Coast, a publication we admire and respect for what they do and how they do it. Oregon Coast Today. (We weren’t aware of OCT before we moved here.) Dave and Nikki Rice have been “full out and full in” with their excellent publication that covers what’s fun on the coast in a creative, lively way.

That’s one reason.

Another reason is that we want to be known by our name for what we do. THE NEWS. Readers who have been shopping the site for local news and information know that’s exactly what we provide. Wide ranging. Well written. And with a sense of what the news means and how events and decisions fit into a longer range view of the community.

As of last week, those who go to LincolnCountyToday.com as a major news source are automatically switched to the new site, NewsLincolnCounty, without having to do anything different. And it will remain this way for the foreseeable future. But for those who want to have the correct name in their “Bookmarks” or “Favorites” just make NewsLincolnCounty.com a “Bookmark or Favorite.”

Simple as that.

Now back to the news of the day….

 Posted by at 7:16 AM

E-mail scammers at it again! With a vengeance…

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Jul 302010
 

It appears that e-mail scammers are targeting families of our military men and women overseas, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq. If you’ve already got blood pressure problems, don’t read this.
For those brave enough click here.

 Posted by at 6:37 AM

If it’s a street fair full of classic cars, folk music, lots of arts and crafts AND good food, it’s gotta be Toledo August 1st.

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Jul 292010
 

Courtesy: Yaquina Wavelength

The 18th annual Toledo Antique Street Fair and Classic Car Show will be held on Main Street Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Antiques, crafts, food booths and classic cars will fill the Main Street business district. The street will be closed to traffic. Antique vendors from around the region will sell furniture, glassware, pottery, tools, toys, collectibles and more. There will also be many crafts available.

Read More Click Here

 Posted by at 9:32 PM

Preventing our economy from sliding back into the ditch.

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Jul 292010
 

Courtesy: Oregon Center for Public Policy
A Progressive non-partisan non-profit research group based in Portland

Preventing the Economy From Sliding Back Into the Ditch
By Janet Bauer

If the bus you were riding in fell into a ditch, you’d want all hands on deck to push it out, put it back on the road and get it moving again. You’d want everybody pushing until you succeeded, with nobody leaving the job early. The same goes for our collective bus, the nation’s economy.

Unfortunately, just as the economy has begun to show signs of growth, Congress is letting two effective investments in the Recovery Act that have been helping to muscle the economy out of its ditch expire. These are the funds that help states provide Medicaid services and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Continue reading »

 Posted by at 8:35 PM

Hear about efforts to reclaim Diamond Lake

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Jul 292010
 

Diamond Lake, Oregon

The Central Coast Fly Fishers will meet on 8/12 at 6:00pm to hear Phil
Hager, southern Oregon fly fisher/blogger, present a program based on
his personal experiences on the outstanding rebirth of food sources and
fish in Diamond Lake. Diamond Lake, once overrun with ‘foreign critters’ has since been purged of invasive fish species and is now restocked with native aquatic life.

The meeting will be at the Bayshore Beach Club, 1512 NW Oceania Drive,
Waldport. Information, Alan Canfield, 541-563-6976.

 Posted by at 8:27 PM