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  • Planning commissioners reject appeal of apartments

    LINCOLN CITY — The planning commission on Tuesday, Sept. 19, confirmed its decision to allow a builder to erect a 30-unit apartment complex over the objections of neighbors.

  • Younger students learning through guided play

    LINCOLN COUNTY — Children exploring through play guided by teachers is the focus of Inquiry Based Learning, a method adopted by Lincoln County School District’s Kindergarten through second grade classes.

  • Fresh faces join Newport committees

    NEWPORT — Three Newport committees gained new members this week, after Mayor Sandra Roumagoux confirmed four total appointments to the Audit Committee, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Public Arts Committee.

  • Newport police warn of phone scams

    NEWPORT—The Newport Police Department is trying to educate the public on how to avoid getting scammed by people pretending to be from the department asking for money.

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Short on quarterbacks, Boomers turn to Greenawald

TOLEDO — Toledo’s Head Coach Steve Cragun was playing scout team quarterback at the Boomers’ practice this week. Finding people who can play quarterback has become a challenge for Toledo. Entering Friday’s matchup on the road at Hepner, the Boomers are down to their third-string quarterback after injuries to both Nate Cross and Jaxson Rozewski. Junior Jon Greenawald will move over from running back and take the reigns of the offense against Hepner. Playing quarterback isn’t foreign to Greenawald, as he ran a similar offense at his previous school before transferring to Toledo this year. When Cragun broke the news to Greenwald, his eyes lit up with excitement. “He’s pretty athletic, he’s got good speed, running the read-option stuff is good for him,” Cragun said. “I’m excited for what he can do, we just have to get him throwing the ball because he hasn’t thrown in a while.”

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Toledo beats Waldport in five sets once again

There was a sense of deja vu on the volleyball court on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The teams: Toledo vs. Waldport. The place: Toledo High School. The final score: 3-2. The winner, once again: Toledo. Similar to their first meeting of the season, the two squads alternated matches. Toledo won the first set 25-16 and the third set 25-19, Waldport won the second 25-11, then forced a fifth set with a 25-19 in the fourth set. The students even rushed the court after the final point. It was Toledo who won the race to 15 points in the final set to earn its second victory over Waldport this season.

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Still searching for first win, Newport feels it’s close

Through the first six games of the season, the Newport volleyball team is still looking remove the goose egg currently located in its “win” column. Not only are the Cubs searching for their first match win, but their first set win. The Cubs are 0-17 in the individual sets in 2017. “We are still looking for our first win,” said Head Coach Brooke Klaudt. “They are a good enough group, they just need to get past a couple of things.”

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Cubs dominate Siuslaw

Entering Friday’s football game against Siuslaw, it had been 694 days since the Newport Cubs had last finished a game victorious. That streak came to an end after a resounding 49-0 victory for the Cubs over the Vikings at Morrow Field. “I’ve never really been on a winning team, especially never had a win this big,” said sophomore Austin Perry. “So to do this tonight was a first.”

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New course for Newport XC

NEWPORT — The Newport Cross Country team is back on track after a week of no competition. Two weeks after the boy’s varsity team finished 16th and the girls finished eighth at the Ultimook Race Nike Invitational in Tillamook, the team will race in the hilly Harrier’s Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 16. In his time coaching in Lincoln County, Tom Swinford has never had his team run Harrier’s Challenge — this is new territory for him and the team. Nineteen teams are registered to race. The race will look much different that Ultimook Race, which was an adventure race where runners had to go through obstacles. Harrier’s challenge will be a more standard run, which Swinford says will have its fair share of hills.

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  • Sports

    Column: Better week ahead for county football?

    Boy, the football teams from Lincoln County sure took one on the chin last week. The teams went a combined 1-4 and were outscored 225-74. Ouch. Take away Newport’s 49-0 win over Siuslaw, the Lincoln County teams lost by — if you have a weak stomach turn away — 200 points. So what’s happening? For Taft and Toledo, they’ve each already played two games against top-10 teams. Waldport has played a top-11 team and a team from a high division. But now, it’s a new week. A new week for some teams — Waldport, Toledo and Siletz Valley — to get their first win of the year and for others — Newport and Taft — to get back to a .500 record. Each week on the fourth page of the sports section, we have our football Pick ‘Em page. Each week I’ll publish my picks and give a brief explanation on why I think these are the games to watch. Here are the picks:

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cultural coalition opens 2018 grant cycle

    The Lincoln County Cultural Coalition (LCCC), which receives funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust, is seeking applications for funding from arts, heritage and humanities organizations and individuals (through sponsorship by a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization).

  • Community

    ‘Sharing for Preparing’ gathering set

    The Newport 60+ Activity Center will host a gathering at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.28, called “Sharing for Preparing.”

  • Community

    Sheriff's office forming advisory group

    Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers recently announced openings for a new volunteer Sheriff's Office Community Advisory Group.

  • Community

    Presentation on gray whales

    The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Community

    Get rid of unwanted prescription drugs

    On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Partnership Against Alcohol & Drug Abuse (PAADA) and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Waldport Substation at 125 SW Alsea Hwy. (They cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

  • Community

    ‘Hands Across the Bridge’ set in Waldport

    On Saturday, Sept. 23, all Lincoln County residents are invited to participate in Lincoln County’s ninth annual Recovery/Wellbriety month celebration. At 11:30 a.m., community members will gather at the Alsea Bridge Interpretative Center parking lot, 620 NW Spring St., Waldport, to participate in the “Hands Across the Bridge” event. It is a visual reminder honoring and encouraging those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and for others who are affected by it.

  • Opinion

    Communities can make a difference in addiction

    September is Lincoln County Recovery/Wellbriety Month, a time set aside each year to increase public awareness that prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover every day from addiction and mental illness.

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Photo Contest: Editor's picks

The winning shot comes from Jennifer Theis, who took this photo from the boat launch next to the Toledo Airport. Our other finalists are: Kelsea de Filippis, from Agate Beach; Keyonna Williams, from Neotsu; Laurie Beatler, from Waldport; Lex Roller, from Newport; and Mike Paxton, from Lincoln City.

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