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Contaminated wells could force Milton-Freewater annexations

MILTON-FREEWATER — State officials are moving forward with proceedings that could one day force city officials to annex a mile-long section north of town to provide safe water to residents with wells contaminated with harmful bacteria.

Milton-Freewater switches transit operator from local firm to out-of-state company

MILTON-FREEWATER — A switch to an out-of-state transit manager will cost the city as much as an extra $19,395 per year.

Minutes - Athena City Council - 4/10/14

Council members are Deborah Hayward, LaVerne Mitchell, Chet Sater, Rebecca Schroeder and Carol Speed.

Minutes - Weston City Council - 4/9/14

Weston City Council

Learning center to host parking lot fundraiser Friday, Saturday

MILTON-FREEWATER — Step Ahead Learning Center, 1256 N Columbia St. on Highway 11 will host a parking lot sale beginning at at 8:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Agenda - Athena City Council - 4/10/14

Athena City Council

Agenda - Weston City Council - 4/9/14

Weston City Council

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Rededication of Milton-Freewater Readiness Center set for Saturday

MILTON-FREEWATER — The rededication of the Oregon Military Department’s recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

50-year-old Top 40 countdown on tap at Milton-Freewater Library Oldies Night

MILTON-FREEWATER — The top 40 countdown from exactly 50 years ago will be the theme at Oldies Night @ The Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in the Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave.

Umatilla County freezes medical pot operations

Umatilla County commissioners voted Wednesday to impose a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The cities of Pendleton and Umatilla passed a moratorium Tuesday night, and several counties statewide have as well.

Athena Cancer Walk to hold organizing meeting

ATHENA — An organizing meeting for the 2014 Athena Cancer Walk will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday at the public library.

Finalist for Weston police withdraws; meeting set for discussion

WESTON — Weston is back to square one in its search for a police officer, after the city’s finalist for the position withdrew his application this morning.

Milton-Freewater considers contract for wastewater plant work

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater City Council will consider awarding the contract for design and engineering work on the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Drivers, pedestrians cautioned about change at Milton-Freewater intersection

MILTON-FREEWATER — Travelers and pedestrians in the Milton-Freewater area are cautioned to watch for changes at the intersection of Highway 11 and Northeast First Street, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced.

Weston committee sets meetings for police hiring

WESTON — A city committee formed to hire a police officer will hold a work session today to complete an interview process and meet again Thursday to approve background checks for one or more applicants.

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