Holiday Community Outreach: Oregon elves look back on 32 years of handmade toys
Spread across a cafeteria floor, baby dolls lay snug inside toy cradles. John "Kelly" Broomall reached down, grabbed wooden crossbars and hoisted beds atop tables where 70-, 80- and 90-year-olds stood, bubble wrap clutched in crinkled hands.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici talks agriculture legislation with Christmas tree growers in Banks
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici met with Christmas tree growers and industry supporters at Schmidlin Farms in Banks Wednesday Dec. 18 to talk about the upcoming farm bill and other legislation impacting the Christmas tree industry.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
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Bag&Baggage Productions takes performance and research questions to Cornelius, Banks and Yamhill-Carlton
Hillsboro's Bag&Baggage Productions theater group will perform a holiday classic in Cornelius, Banks and Yamhill-Carlton in an effort to reach new audiences.
Salmonberry Corridor: Banks officials weigh in on proposed trail between Banks and Tillamook
The Salmonberry Corridor , a proposed 86-mile trail between Banks and Tillamook, has drawn a variety of opinions during the master planning phase.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Everybody's Home Town Band to host Banks' Christmas concert, food drive
Kip VanDyke played his first trombone in grade school, and for the next 20 years, he sustained the hobby while his father watched from the audience.
Salmonberry Corridor: Mixed response at meeting for landowners near proposed trail between Banks and Tillamook
A proposed 86-mile trail between Banks and Tillamook solicited a mix of negative and positive response during a meeting with landowners and other members of the public.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Forest Grove Leader letter: Banks School District should press on...
Should Banks School District just give up efforts to retain its Native-themed mascot? I understand that to some, it may seem like district officials are "beating a dead horse," so to speak, but let me ask you this: Have you ever had anything that you believe so strongly in? Did you know that Henry Ford went broke five times before he succeeded or ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Time for Banks, other districts to give up on Native American mascots: Editorial
The Banks High School Braves will have to choose a new mascot under a 2012 decision by the Oregon Board of Education banning Native American mascots.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Native American mascot ban: Banks school superintendent meets with Grand Ronde tribal chair
The Banks School District may have to change their mascot by July 2017 if a bill allowing the district to get permission from a tribe to keep it doesn't become law.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Banks officials host Main Street revitalization workshop
Banks Mayor Pete Edison helps brainstorm ideas to improve the city's Main Street during a group session at a community revitalization workshop Thursday, Nov. 21. Banks residents generated dozens of ideas to upgrade the city's Main Street during a workshop Thursday, Nov. 21, among them extending bike lanes, creating a central theme and increasing ... (more)