Utility Terrain Vehicle Accident April 2 Near St. Paul Results In Fatality.

Press Release from the Marion County Sheriff today:

On April 2nd, 2020, at approximately 8:19 pm deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 21000 block of River Road N to a roll over crash in a farm field involving a utility terrain vehicle.  When personnel from the St. Paul Fire District arrived on scene they discovered the UTV had two occupants at the time of the crash.  Given the serious nature of the crash, Woodburn Ambulance and Life Flight were called to the scene. 

The passenger in the UTV was transported to an area hospital by Life Flight.  It has been determined their injuries are not life threatening.  The driver of the UTV was pronounced as deceased at the scene as a result of injuries they sustained during the crash.

The deceased driver in the crash has been identified as Thomas Kelly, 56, of St. Paul.

Deputies investigating the crash learned the UTV had been traveling at a high rate of speed across the field prior to losing control, rolling the UTV.  No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the St. Paul Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, and Life Flight for their assistance during this response.

Serious Crash – River Road At Mullen Lane. Medevac Requested.

*** Update . Additional FD personnel requested and medics from Newberg. MCSO in route. Life Flight ETA on scene at 9:05pm. ***

St Paul FD and EMS are responding to a serious crash on River Road at Mullen Lane.  Medevac by helicopter requested. Watch out for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion. Avoid the area. 

Historical Record Shows Quarantine First Came To St. Paul In 1918.

It’s 2020 and Oregonians, together with the rest of the nation, are worried about the outbreak and impact of the corona virus.  It’s not the first time our State has faced an epidemic.   102 years ago, another virus plagued the nation and arrived in French Prairie:  the “Spanish Flu”.  The disease ( a variant of the H1N1 influenza) was first reported in Portland in October 1918, and Portland’s Health Officer, George Parish, was “…confident that preventative measures and the application of proper precautions on the part of citizens will serve to hold the malady at a minimum.”    By December, though, the infection had quickly spread, and quarantines were common place.

St. Paul was no exception, and many residents were afflicted to the point that the City Council declared an epidemic and passed an Ordinance to require and enforce a mandatory quarantine.   By the spring of 1920, the deadly disease disappeared around the globe, as mysteriously as it had appeared.

Read the 1918 St. Paul Ordinance #46:  Spanish Flu


St. Paul Telephone Co-OP Adjusts Office Access Temporarily.

From St. Paul Telephone this morning:

The St. Paul Telephone Office will not be open for walk in services. If you are having any issues with your internet or telephone service, please contact us by email or leave a voicemail. We will follow up with you as soon as possible. You may contact us by leaving a voicemail at 503-633-2111 or submit a trouble ticket via our website at https://www.stpaultel.com/support

Joel Halter may be reached directly on his cell at 503-548-3157 or Nick Schneider at 503-881-6039. Payments may be left in our drop box next to our office door, it will be checked daily.

Online payments are also accepted on our website at https://www.stpaultel.com/my-account Notary services are not available during this office closure. We expect this closure to continue for the entire week, Mar 23-27. We hope you all stay healthy and safe.

St. Paul Cooperative Telephone