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Fire destroyed a barn and spread to about two acres of grass and brush on NW Turner Creek Road at 12:29 p.m.
It takes generations to serve and eat all the flapjacks at the annual Gaston Fire Pancake Breakfast.
Ron Hoodenpyl served as Chief of Gaston Fire for 46 years. At his side the entire time was his wife, Corky. His story is a Gaston Fire legend.
So it's appropriate that Ron and Corky would serve as Grand Marshals of the 2008 Gaston Good Ol' Days Parade. It's also appropriate that at their side would be son Chip, a volunteer since 1969 and currently assistant chief.
At 2:45 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 1983, Chief Ron Hoodenpyl was driving home from Forest Grove when he heard the unthinkable: The Gaston Fire station was on fire.
After racing to the scene, the chief found Engine 1172, then less than a year old, engulfed in flames.
National Night Out gave Gaston a chance to party.
By 8:30 in the morning, you could tell that the day was going to be beautiful. It would be a perfect day for a summer picnic, a trip to Hagg Lake or just a bike ride with friends.
But on July 12, eight young women from our community were willing to give up their beautiful Saturday to learn how to become better babysitters.
Washington County has lifted its Outdoor Burn Ban until December 15, 2008.
Residents may burn yard debris, such as leaves. Fire danger still exists, however, so do not leave fires unattended and have a hose or bucket of water handy. Make sure you have a fire break around your blaze.
For daily burning updates, call 503-992-3242.