Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in September from 5.0%, as revised, in August. In September, 102,000 Oregonians were unemployed. This is a remarkable improvement from the worst labor force impacts of the COVID-19 recession when 270,000 Oregonians were jobless in April 2020. Read more

The onset of cool, damp fall weather allows firefighters to begin fall burning activities on the Siuslaw National Forest, which includes burning piles of woody debris and limbs that have accumulated throughout the year from forest restoration projects. Starting this week and continuing throu… Read more

Columbia Bank’s board of directors approved on Oct .11 a definitive agreement to combine Columbia Bank and Umpqua Bank. The partnership blends the two banks and provides both companies with a broader array of services and locations. Read more

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The Tillamook Cheesemakers celebrated Homecoming all week long, with anticipation of taking their 5-2 overall record and 3-0 record atop the Cowapa League standings to test against the Valley Catholic Valiants Friday at home. The Valiants had to forfeit their second game in a row due to play… Read more

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We would like to thank the players and parents of this Summer’s 14U Pirates Softball Team. We had a very unusual, but exciting season. Our initial goal was to get 10 interested players and at one time during the season we grew to 15 young ladies practicing and playing in games. With 10 of ou… Read more

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Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputies Ault, Bartlett and Wood responded to assist Oregon State Police Troopers Zepeda and Rose with a single vehicle crash Sunday night, Oct. 17, on Hwy 6. Read more

Jonny “Maxine” Richter (Trammel) was born in Newneta, Ark. on July 26, 1938 to Otis and Icelene Trammel and left this world for heaven on Oct. 8 to join them and sister Ola Jean. After mom’s birth it was not long before she was joined by brother Richard, and sisters Marmie (Schock) and Ola J… Read more

Anna Kathryn Masters was born Sept. 5, 1929 to Thomas Henry Masters and Emma Frances Streeter Masters at home eight miles southwest of Burlingame Kansas. Anna attended a one room schoolhouse in district 98 and graduated from Burlingame High School in 1947. Anna had two brothers, Daniel Thoma… Read more

Sandra (Paulson) Mattson was born Nov. 10, 1949, to Kenneth Paulson and Gladys McGilvary. She grew up in Shady Cove, Ore. After graduating from Eagle Point High School in 1967, she married Bradley Mattson, a navy veteran, in Oct 1973. After a tragic accident that put her husband into a care … Read more

John Baptist (Johnny) Buchler from Bay City died on Sept. 20 at the age of 82. John was preceded in death by his parents Baptist and Emma Buchler, and sister Margaret Crawford. Read more

Toby was born in Tillamook on July 3, 1964 and passed away on Oct. 11, 2021. He was born in Tillamook, Ore. to Donna Kleinsmith (Awe) and Neal Kleinsmith. Toby was adopted by Thomas Awe when he was 2 years old. He grew up in Tillamook and graduated from Tillamook High School in 1983. He left… Read more

Dale Palmer was born on Sept. 9, 1952 in Seaside, Ore. to parents Betty and Ellwood Palmer. He passed away due to cancer on Sunday, Oct. 10, with his daughter by his side. He grew up on the Miami Foley Road (Barnsdale), alongside his horse Frosty, where he discovered his talent for mechanici… Read more

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Citizens throughout Oregon’s 5th Congressional District sat in on a virtual town hall Tuesday, Oct. 12, to hear from U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader. Schrader addressed questions on prescription drug pricing, the Violence Against Women Act and the Jan. 6 attack on the state Capitol. Read more

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Federal Aid for Small Businesses is still available, and it is being overlooked by many small businesses. We get it — there has been so many programs to help small businesses that it’s hard to keep them straight. But there are thousands of dollars still out up for grabs through the COVID-19 … Read more