New sidewalks in Elgin built to help get children to school safely have drainage issues, amongst other problems. The city council said with the cold weather, the water can turn to ice and the students are still going into the street to avoid falling. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
The City of Elgin will likely have to use the $10,500 set aside from its budget for the Stella Mayfield Safe Routes to School project, despite continuous efforts not to use the funds.
R&C Family Store was broken into approximately 3 a.m. Thursday morning, according to Manager Mike Simonis.
The burglars smashed the windows to get into the store and took approximately $87, according to La Grande Police Sgt. Jason Hays.
“There is no reason to believe it was connected to the (14 burglaries previously),” Hays said. “This is an isolated incident.
Simonis said they made a mess when they smashed the window and the security cameras the store has were not working at the time. He said they are getting in contract with the security company about the possible malfunction.
Hays said the burglars left money and did not take any merchandise from the store.
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