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Ballots for the May 16, 2023 election will be arriving any day now, and Vernonia voters will have a big decisions to make on an important Local Option Levy for the Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District (VRFPD).

In the December 15, 2022 issue of the Voice, new Vernonia School District Superintendent Jim Helmen took a lot of time to thank a whole bunch of people who he thinks have helped make the Vernonia Schools a better place during his first year i…

It’s been a difficult, tragic, and emotional few weeks for the friends, family, and loved ones of four Vernonia community members who all recently passed away, several of them very unexpectedly.

I recently bumped into my good friend Charlie at Hawkins Park. He and I spent part of the evening goofing around on the play structure there – climbing up and sliding down. Eventually I was worn out and told Charlie I was tired and needed to …

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Jamboree weekend! In spite of the heat, it seemed like the turnout was good this year, the parade lasted 45 minutes and included Oregon candidate for Governor Betsy Johnson (along with a whole bunch of other…

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I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the West Oregon Electric Cooperative to attend our Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 20, starting at 11:00 am at the Vernonia Schools Commons.

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Recently I read a New York Times article with the headline “Over 360 newspapers have closed since just before the start of the pandemic.” For someone in the newspaper business the article felt like “bad news, good news, more bad news,” and went on to discuss a report from Northwestern Univer…

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