By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Two hurt in motorcycle crash

Oregon State Police trooper Jesse Orosco gave this account:

Thomas Cecil Williams Jr., 42, of 12595 S.E. Kimsey Road, was southbound on a 2001 Harley Davidson. Julie J. Alton, 35, of the same address, was riding behind him.

Williams failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road and rolled the bike, which came to rest upside down on a chain link fence. He was transported by Life Flight helicopter to the Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland, where he was listed in fair condition Monday.

Alton was transported by ground ambulance to Salem Hospital, where she was also listed in fair condition. A Life Flight helicopter was also requested for her as well, but none were available in Northwestern Oregon.

Both riders were wearing helmets. Wallace Road was closed for a time in the vicinity of Unionvale and Grand Island roads.


County budget hearing Thursday

The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, in Room 32 of the county courthouse, at Fifth and Evans streets.

The $91 million proposed general fund budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which starts July 1, is slated for final adoption at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the same location.

In addition, the board plans to continue a public hearing on a solid waste code violation.

Mike Kemper, the county’s code enforcement officer said Earl Lawson is making slow but steady progress in cleaning up the property on the Amity-Dayton Highway. He will present a report to the commissioners for their consideration.


Sheridan set on school budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board is scheduled to adopt a fiscal 2013-14 budget at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district office. Its regular monthly meeting will follow.

These will be the final meetings for Superintendent A.J. Grauer, who is retiring. Steve Sugg, formerly of the Sherwood School District, will take over Monday, July 1.

For more information, call the district at 503-843-2433.


McMinnville Elks retire flags

McMinnville Elks Lodge 1283 ceremoniously retired 160 flags at its annual Flag Day Celebration and Retirement of Flags ceremony, held June 13.

Given a proper send off were two Marine Corps flags, 11 Oregon state flags and 147 U.S. flags. In addition, McMinnville Boy Scout Troop 268 presented a program about historical flags of the U.S.

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