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July 20, 2024

Klamath Basin News – Gov. Brown Denies Juvenile Jail Expansion

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Juvenile Jail Program Denied $12 Million Expansion

A $12 million expansion proposal for a Klamath County residential program for Oregon Youth Authority juvenile girls was scrapped in an Oregon House committee hearing Tuesday afternoon.

In her budget last year, Gov. Kate Brown earmarked $12 million for expanded programming and bed space at the Youth Inspiration Program, a facility for at-risk girls under OYA care. YIP also formerly housed Oregon foster girls. The $12 million was wrapped into House Bill 5030, a lottery bond project package.

Park & Play kicks off with community event

Hundreds gathered at Mills Kiwanis Park Tuesday to enjoy a free meal and a variety of activities at the Park & Play kickoff event for the summer lunch program.

The event was packed, with  community partners providing activity booths. Kids got to play football, throw Frisbees and blow bubbles with police officers. They learned about nature from representatives from the Oregon Department of Forestry and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. There was also a massive game of tug of war, with participants including children of all ages, police, firemen and even Klamath Falls Mayor Carol Westfall.

Thunderbird’s Sherm Olsrud to be honored at Saturday memorial

The family of Sherm Olsrud is inviting Thunderbird Market store employees, business connections and community members to a memorial service for the local philanthropist and businessman.

Sherm and Wanda Olsrud bought Wilson’s Sausage Kitchen in Eugene in 1958. Three years later, they opened Sherm’s 24-Hour Market, the first in the area. They sold the business in 1967 and bought Thunderbird Market in Medford. Their business eventually expanded to Klamath Falls, the Food 4 Less store in Medford and into Roseburg. The company employs more than 600 people.

The memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Olsrud Arena at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point.

…For complete details on these and other stories see today’s Herald & News.  Wynne Broadcasting and the Herald and News…stronger together to keep you informed.

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