Published: 10/3/2012 2:50:56 PM
Dani Strean of Molalla, Ore. and Abe Ritchie of Silverton, Ore. were married Sept. 6, 2012 at the Abernethy Chapel in Oregon City. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Deana Strean of Molalla.
Published: 10/9/2012 3:10:23 PM
Robert (Bob) Max Epperson Robert (Bob) Max Epperson died Oct. 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev. from age-related health issues. He was 88. He was born May 18, 1924 to Lloyd and Irma (Pittman) Epperson in Boulder, Colo.
Published: 10/17/2012 1:39:44 PM
Dr. Wallace R. Johnson Born in Portland, Ore. on Nov. 22, 1923, Wallace was the only child of John Robert and Delorous Johnson. He spent his early years in Portland and attended Oregon City High School, graduating in 1942 as a state wrestling champion all 4 years.
Published: 10/24/2012 7:25:46 PM
Frances Marie Kropf Frances Marie Kropf of Molalla died at the age of 79 on Oct. 16, 2012 at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Nappanee, Ind.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:47:46 PM
Pvt. Gage Cook Army National Guard Pvt. Gage Cook of Colton graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:46:00 PM
Paisley Jean Rhinevault Erin and Corey Rhinevault of Mulino announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley Jean Rhinevault, on Sept. 6, 2012 at Silverton Hospital.
Published: 10/9/2012 3:46:51 PM
Daymon Alex Zander Hoskinson Krissmiss Hoskinson of Molalla announces the birth of a son, Daymon Alex Zander Hoskinson, on Sept. 27, 2012 at Silverton Hospital.
Published: 10/17/2012 1:36:18 PM
Jasmin Guadalupe Garcia Jose Luis Garcia and Mandy Nelson of Mulino are announcing the birth of a daughter, Jasmin Guadalupe Garcia, on Oct. 1, 2012, at Silverton Hospital.
Published: 10/24/2012 7:28:30 PM
Lanisha and Tyler Hordichok of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Brian Hordichok, on Sept. 30, 2012, at Mountain View Hospital in Madras.
Published: 10/24/2012 7:27:17 PM
Mark and Cheri Vest of Colton are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this week.The couple married Oct. 24, 1987 at the Mesa Arizona Temple. They have four children: Rion, 22, who is stationed in Kentucky with the U.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:23:16 PM
As the Molalla Indians (1-3, 2-7) gathered around coach Kaleb Mitchell after their 38-7 win over the North Marion Huskies (0-4, 3-4) Friday night, Mitchell let out a loud yell: “Now that’s how to play football!”After a season of ups and downs — but mostly downs — the Indians looked every bit the part of a solid football squad in a dominating performance in front of an energetic Homecoming crowd.
Published: 10/19/2012 9:58:01 PM
Molalla scored 38 unanswered points in the pouring rain to beat the North Marion Huskies (0-4, 3-4) 38-7 in Tri Valley Conference play on Friday night.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:05:09 PM
After putting up a fight before eventually succumbing to Estacada Tuesday night via a sweep, the Molalla Indians (4-5, 8-7) recovered on the road with a sweep of their own over North Marion Thursday.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:06:36 PM
Sparked by two first half goals from Sergio Maldonado, the Molalla Indians (7-0, 9-2) took a two game lead on the La Salle Prep Falcons (5-2, 8-2) with only three matches remaining by defeating the host Falcons 2-1 Tuesday night.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:10:13 PM
Tied for second with La Salle Prep heading into Tuesday night’s game, while fighting to stay in the hunt for the Tri-Valley Conference title hunt, the Molalla Indians (4-2-1, 6-4-1) beat the visiting Falcons 2-1 to take sole possession of second place and remain two game back of league-leading Gladstone with three matches remaining.
Published: 10/23/2012 9:24:44 PM
On Senior Night, the all-senior starting line-up for the Molalla Indians (4-6, 8-8) came out firing in the first set, taking a 12-8 lead over the first place Madras White Buffaloes (9-1, 14-9).
Published: 10/23/2012 9:39:00 PM
Down 2-0 early on, the defending state champions looked nothing of the sort.But a game is not decided in the first 40 minutes — or even the first 73 minutes — because for all but seven minutes of Tuesday night’s affair, the Estacada Rangers played even with the then-fifth-ranked Molalla Indians in a Tri-Valley Conference match.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:45:19 PM
They did it in different ways, but both of the top Molalla runners — senior Pake Benthin and junior Emily Bever — won the individual boys and girls 2012 Tri-Valley Conference District Championship on Wednesday at McIver Park in Estacada.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:33:41 PM
For the second time in Tri-Valley Conference play, the Molalla Indians took on a top-two ranked team in the state on the road.Once again, they failed to keep the game close, falling at La Salle Prep (5-0, 7-2) by a 52-12 margin Friday night.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:39:37 PM
Facing a 2-1 deficit early in their home match, Molalla girls soccer coach Lisa Jensen was looking for something to spark her team.It was a pair of second effort plays from two underclassmen that propelled the fifth-ranked Indians (6-2-1, 8-4-1) to a 3-2 victory over the North Marion Huskies (4-3-2, 7-4-2) on Thursday evening.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:01:35 PM
Molalla was knocking on Gladstone’s door. Finally, in the 17th minute, the door opened.After dominating possession and unleashing a number of shots that just missed, the Indians (6-0, 8-2) finally caught the break they needed when senior Sergio Maldonado was taken down in the box by Gladstone defender Andrew Gross.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:11:18 PM
Trying to secure a spot in the playoffs, the Molalla Indians traveled to La Salle Prep Tuesday night. The pressure of the situation for Molalla showed, as the Falcons jumped out to an 8-1 lead early in the first set and never looked back, earning a 25-10, 25-16, 25-16 win Tuesday night.
Published: 10/17/2012 3:26:20 PM
Tied with La Salle Prep heading into Tuesday night’s game, while fighting to stay in the hunt for the Tri-Valley Conference title hunt, the Molalla Indians (4-2-1, 6-4-1) beat the visiting Falcons 2-1 to take sole possession of second place and remain two game back of league-leading Estacada with three games remaining.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:15:57 PM
When it rains, it pours for the Molalla Indians football team.Already banged up and playing the No. 1 team in the state on a wet field after a drizzle, starting running back Alex McGann was injured early in the game Thursday night as the Indians (0-3, 1-6) were dominated in a 47-8 rout at the hands of Gladstone (2-1, 6-1).
Published: 10/16/2012 5:19:29 PM
Flying off of the starting line in his orange jersey on the yellow grass among the green trees, Molalla cross country runner Pake Benthin left everyone else feeling blue.
Published: 10/9/2012 4:46:27 PM
The few who stuck around Monday night were treated to a match with more plot twists and turns than a novel.Down two sets to none, the Molalla Indians (3-3, 7-5) fought back to beat the Gladstone Gladiators (1-5, 1-13) 17-25, 22-25, 28-26, 25-21, 16-14 in a match that featured large runs, long rallies, big hits and some clutch points—as the Indians fended off a couple match points.
Published: 10/11/2012 3:36:31 PM
Flying off of the starting line in his orange jersey on the yellow grass among the green trees, Molalla cross country runner Pake Benthin left everyone else feeling blue.
Published: 10/9/2012 4:24:34 PM
When coaches see a roster stocked with youth, they often see a chance to train for the future.Not so for Molalla girls cross country coach Gary Fischer, who is using his young squad to win now.
Published: 10/9/2012 4:27:14 PM
Sometimes the best remedy for a disappointing match is getting the chance to lace up the cleats again and try to take out frustration on the next opponent.
Published: 10/9/2012 4:34:05 PM
Entering the 2012 season, Molalla football coach Kaleb Mitchell knew he’d be facing an up-hill battle. Gone were four of his five offensive linemen, quarterback and much of the experienced talent off last year’s team.
Published: 10/9/2012 4:38:27 PM
Speaking to his assistants on the sideline as the game wore on during the increasingly chilly night while looking at the time on the scoreboard evermore slowly counting down, Molalla soccer Jory Shene reminded them that sometimes you have to grind out wins even when you aren’t playing your best.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:09:19 PM
Even in defensive battles, the Molalla Indians (0-1, 1-4) continue to struggle to find a way to win close games.
Friday, they were handed a loss in their league-opener at the hands of the Estacada Rangers (1-0, 4-1) in a low scoring affair, 6-0, but in doing so, suffered some injuries in the loss.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:33:36 PM
Two late first half goals stood up in 2-0 win for Molalla (3-0, 5-2) Tuesday.For 78 minutes of the 80 minute match, Molalla and La Salle (2-1, 6-1) traded blows in a game marked by physical play.
Published: 10/3/2012 1:56:42 PM
John McClenny and Billy Robles had a lot in common. They just never knew it until a few weeks ago.The pair started football together in elementary school, played at Molalla High School, graduated in the spring of 2012 and enrolled at Lewis and Clark College in Portland where they are now offensive linemen.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:13:55 PM
Molalla High School runners Pake Benthin and Emily Bever ran away with the individual titles at the Madras Invite at the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort on Saturday.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:19:22 PM
All season, Molalla volleyball coach Carol Grauer has been preaching that her team is starting to believe, not only in the system, but in themselves.And it’s starting to pay off.
Published: 10/23/2012 4:58:16 PM
The eyes of many schools will be on the OSAA Delegate Assembly next Monday when the OSAA will vote whether to go ahead with proposed legislation regarding classification.
Country Christian Cougars
Published: 10/23/2012 5:15:12 PM
Led by the trio of Jeff Corless (eighth), Levi Lewandowski (ninth) and Andrew Axmaker (tenth), the Country Christian Cougars raced to a third place finish at the Valiant Invitational Friday at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:17:49 PM
As often the case, the toughest animals to kill are the ones with their backs against the wall.Thursday night inside the Country Christian gymnasium, the Cougars found that out the hard way, as Veritas—needing the win to remain in the playoff picture—took the Cougars the distance before Country Christian was finally able to pull away for the five set 22-25, 25-16, 25-20, 16-25, 15-8 win.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:42:10 PM
Down two sets to none and facing elimination at the hands of the upset minded Veritas Vanguard, Country Christian coach Janin McGrath told her team to focus on the small picture.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:18:45 PM
The Country Christian boys finished in third at the 1A District 7 Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Tualatin High School.Almost as soon as the starting gun went off, the rain began to pour as the Cougars tried to upset the favorites, Southwest Christian and Westside Christian.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:14:59 PM
After reviewing the film, Country Christian volleyball coach Janin McGrath thought she had found a new strategy against Willamette Valley Christian, who topped the Cougars in their first meeting.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:12:38 PM
The Vikings looked to avenge a loss earlier in the season when they traveled Amity to take on the Warriors, but came up short in a tightly contested four set loss 25-10, 25-13, 24-26, 25-23.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:20:39 PM
Willamina (3-0, 5-1) capitalized on five first half turnovers from the Vikings to pull away 42-13 Thursday night at Colton High School. The Bulldogs, currently ranked No.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:24:10 PM
Rarely do coaches on the losing end of a 42-13 score say what Colton coach Mike Clarke did Thursday night: “I hate to lose, but it’s a feel good night.
Published: 10/9/2012 4:44:08 PM
Before Colton’s match Tuesday night, head coach Gwen Lewis was not sure how her team would respond to the challenge facing them.On the other side of the net stood the Dayton Pirates (7-2, 10-4), who came into the match in second place in the West Valley League.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:24:08 PM
Colton’s run had to end at some point.After starting the season with five wins, Horizon Christian had other plans Friday night and dominated the Vikings from start to finish for a 61-35 win.
Published: 10/9/2012 4:39:21 PM
When Forrest Garcia graduates from Dayton High School, you might see Colton football coach Mike Clarke on the other end of the stage, ready to congratulate him and make sure he doesn’t have any more eligibility.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:22:55 PM
In the final race of the season, Colton junior?Mikaela Shelton, a two-sport fall athlete, took 10th place, finishing the 5k race in 22:53, just edging Regis’ Erica Stuckart, who tried to overtake Shelton down the final homestretch at the 2012 3A District 2 meet at Bush Park in Salem on Thursday.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:25:06 PM
It was not pretty, but the Colton Vikings (2-3, 6-3) came up with a hard-fought 18-14 win on the road at Sheridan (1-4, 4-4) on Friday night. “It was ugly, but a win is a win,” said Colton head coach Mike Clarke.
Published: 10/23/2012 9:18:52 PM
The visiting Willamina Bulldogs proved to be too tough for the Colton Vikings in the final match of the regular season for the host Vikings.In each set the Vikings held tough, sticking with the league-leading and seventh-ranked Bulldogs for a while, but in each set the Willamina attack won out.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:20:22 PM
Non-league opponents beware: the Colton Vikings are out to get you.For the fourth time this season, the Vikings entered a non-league game. And for the fourth time, they left with a win.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:13:08 PM
Needing a pair of wins to try and bolster their playoff chances, the Colton Vikings were unable to come through in a pair of league matches.On Tuesday, Colton hosted the Gervais Cougars who entered the match in a three-way tie for second place.
Briefs & Roundups
Published: 10/9/2012 4:40:46 PM
Local college hosting girls basketball coaching clinicCorban University, located in Salem, Ore., is hosting its annual Girls Basketball Coaches Clinic from 8 a.
Letters to the Editor
Published: 10/3/2012 2:45:01 PM
Women’s Empowerment Project provides critical resource Dear Editor, I wanted to write this letter a number of months ago. October is Child Abuse Prevention month, so I thought now would be a good time to write.
Published: 10/11/2012 2:00:12 PM
Now is a good time to consider getting involved with 4-H The week of Oct. 7-11 is National 4-H week. There are many youth in the Molalla, Mulino and Colton area involved with 4-H and many volunteer leaders and parents who support them.
Published: 10/17/2012 7:10:15 PM
Molalla’s Oct. 11 community livability summit a success With over 70 people attending the Molalla Area Community Summit, we presented areas in our community that could be improved for the overall livability of Molalla.
Published: 10/24/2012 5:24:58 PM
Molalla Grange encourages no votes on Measures 82 and 83 At the regular meeting of the Molalla Grange, the members present voted to notify the local community that the local Grange is not affiliated with the casino that has been so prominently advertised on TV and by brochures to promote this endeavor near Troutdale, Ore.
Published: 10/31/2012 8:09:30 PM
Historical Society appreciates Apple Festival support The Molalla Area Historical Society wishes to thank everyone who came to the Apple Festival, supported our vendors, enjoyed our music and treats, and made the day a fun and prosperous one! Special thanks to Molalla Communications, Safeway, Real Deal Grocery and Cindy’s Cafe and Catering for their donations.
Published: 10/31/2012 8:05:13 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 30 City council special session — The Molalla City Council will hold an executive session followed by a special public session on Tuesday, Oct.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:01:55 PM
THIS WEEK:Tuesday, Oct. 23Candidate forum — The Molalla Candidate Forum will take place Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Foothills Community Church on Grange Avenue.
Published: 10/10/2012 6:11:00 PM
THIS WEEKTuesday, Oct. 9Mothers of Preschoolers - MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) invites moms of children birth through five years to join them for coffee, crafts, play dates, moms’ night outs and to grow as mothers together in practical and spiritual ways.
Published: 10/16/2012 2:53:37 PM
THIS WEEK:Tuesday, Oct. 16 Friends of the Library meeting — The Friends of the Library will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Molalla Public Library. Elwood Neighborhood Watch — Elwood area neighbors are invited to a Neighborhood Watch meeting Tuesday, Oct.
Published: 10/2/2012 5:17:34 PM
THIS WEEKTuesday, Oct. 2 Mothers of Preschoolers - MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) invites moms of children birth through five years to join them for coffee, crafts, play dates, moms’ night outs and to grow as mothers together in practical and spiritual ways.
Published: 10/3/2012 1:40:01 PM
A school-wide jog-a-thon held Thursday and Friday helped Molalla Elementary School students raise funds while working up a sweat. Each grade level spent 30 minutes running, jogging or walking on a grass track in the schoolyard, with parent volunteers logging each lap.
Published: 10/9/2012 3:41:51 PM
An SUV crashed into a power pole and then into the bushes off Union Mills Road near S. Forest Glen Drive Sunday afternoon. The Life Flight helicopter was 45 minutes away, so the injured driver was transported by ground ambulance to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, said Lt.
Published: 10/4/2012 11:39:04 AM
Thinking about getting a dog? In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog month, Clackamas County Dog Services is offering a 50 percent discount on all adoptions through Oct.
Published: 10/12/2012 11:09:34 AM
The final Molalla 2nd Friday of the year takes place today, Oct. 12, with events planned downtown. Vendors and entertainers will be set up at the MCC Plaza, located on the corner of Center and Robbins streets from 3 p.
Published: 10/11/2012 3:06:10 PM
Kids for Christ, the youth group at Molalla Foursquare Church, have started a clothing exchange to help local families in need. All items are free, clean and in good condition — even brand new — and have been donated by local families and Little Sweet Peas consignment shop in Molalla.
Published: 10/11/2012 3:12:28 PM
The Ladies Auxiliary for the Molalla Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3973 encourages local businesses and residents to fly the black POW/MIA flags, remembering soldiers who have been prisoners of war or are missing in action.
Published: 10/11/2012 3:17:50 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in the Northwest Area Day of Service Sept. 15 with a food drive benefiting the local community.
Published: 10/9/2012 5:12:25 PM
Molalla Fire District will host their annual Fire Prevention Week open house and safety fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free fire truck rides will be offered throughout the event, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Published: 10/22/2012 8:07:20 PM
Candidates running for mayor and the Molalla City Council will answer questions from the public in a forum Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Foothills Community Church auditorium, 122 Grange Ave.
Published: 10/24/2012 2:55:33 PM
The Molalla Moose Lodge continued their annual tradition of collecting school supplies for local children. Kathy and Lloyd Lucht, Moose Lodge members, hauled boxfuls of supplies to Molalla Elementary School last Wednesday, re-stocking the shelves of counselor Robin Bergin’s office.
Published: 10/31/2012 8:11:55 PM
The Molalla Public Library is hosting the Flash Fiction VII contest, inviting original short story entries. Entries must be no longer than one page, typed or handwritten, and are limited to one per person.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:18:06 PM
Molalla High School’s Pink Out project, which raised funds for Molalla Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society, has now caught on with younger students in the district.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:27:38 PM
The Molalla City Council will hold an executive session and special meeting tonight to discuss the possibility of ending the city manager’s contract. Ellen Barnes, who took the city manager position in Molalla a year ago, said the time might be coming for her to hand off the work she’s done in correcting Molalla’s finances to a new person.
Published: 10/30/2012 5:00:19 PM
Continuing a Molalla Halloween tradition, downtown businesses are preparing to welcome hundreds of trick-or-treaters on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Nearly 70 local businesses plan to pass out candy Wednesday between 4:30 and 7 p.
Published: 10/31/2012 2:12:23 PM
Just one year after recruiting a new city manager, the city of Molalla is back to the same search again. “We had a lengthy executive session discussing contracts with (City Manager Ellen Barnes) and have come to a mutual agreement with Ellen that she will be leaving us in 30 days or less,” Mayor Mike Clarke announced Tuesday evening to a small group of citizens gathered at Molalla City Hall.
Published: 10/31/2012 7:59:16 PM
The pumpkins grown in Jim Sherwood’s Mulino backyard dwarf the grinning jack-o-lanterns sitting on many doorsteps this time of year. As a member of the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers, Sherwood takes gardening to the extreme.
Published: 10/31/2012 8:01:41 PM
Clackamas County’s first-ever Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on Nov. 3 will reach out to struggling vets throughout the area, offering dental care, counseling, warm clothing, a hot meal, resources and more.
Published: 10/24/2012 3:01:38 PM
As a young medical student, Ken Entwistle planned for a career meeting peoples’ physical needs. In a way, that dream was realized, although “doctor” has never been attached to his name.
Published: 10/24/2012 5:09:21 PM
The Molalla River School District’s newest school celebrated an outstanding report card from the Oregon Department of Education. Renaissance Public Academy, a classically-based charter school with 102 students in grades 5-12, opened in 2010 and received its first rating from the state this month.
Published: 10/24/2012 6:05:22 PM
Once an established logging town, Molalla has experienced an identity crisis in recent decades as it tries to find its niche. To spark community brainstorming, Team for Economic Action in Molalla (TEAM) recently hosted a Multi-Vision Integration program facilitated by Jim Waddell.
Published: 10/23/2012 6:08:43 PM
Voters in Oregon Senate District 9 can choose between the Republican incumbent, Senator Fred Girod, or his challenger, Democrat Steve Frank, in the Nov.
Published: 10/25/2012 1:15:50 PM
Every October, sisters Hannah Schink, 92, and Ellen Thronson, 91, look forward to reuniting their extended family for a longstanding tradition of pressing fresh apple cider.
Published: 10/28/2012 6:00:48 PM
Update: The boys have been found and are safe, as of Monday afternoon. Details to follow when available.A search is underway for two missing West Linn teens in the Table Rock wilderness area east of Molalla.
Published: 10/29/2012 5:49:44 PM
A two-day search for two young missing hikers in the Table Rock wilderness came to a happy ending Monday afternoon. Bradley Nelson, 16, and Jackson Chandler, 17, both students at West Linn High School, were found by a Molalla resident on a forest service road around 1:30 p.
Published: 10/29/2012 6:02:40 PM
A Molalla man was found dead after a car he was riding in rolled off the road in the rain on Saturday at about 4 p.m. They were not discovered until 8:30 a.
Published: 10/23/2012 5:14:32 PM
The Molalla River School District Board of Education started a new tradition at their Oct. 11 meeting, presenting a plaque for Community Partner of the Month.
Published: 10/9/2012 5:21:56 PM
Molalla’s 38th annual Apple Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, featuring an apple pie contest, vendors, live music, historical demonstrations and more at the Molalla Museum Complex from 10 a.
Published: 10/11/2012 1:33:06 PM
Besides choosing a presidential candidate in the General Election next month, Molalla voters also will be asked to fill four positions on the Molalla City Council, including the mayor seat.
Published: 10/11/2012 3:27:54 PM
Friday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most memorable and devastating storms in Oregon history, a natural disaster that wreaked havoc throughout the West Coast.
Published: 10/11/2012 1:54:52 PM
Antique cars caravanned through Oregon City, Mulino and Beavercreek Saturday for the Horseless Carriage Club of America Portland Regional Group’s Cruisin’ for a Cure event.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:08:53 PM
The Apple Festival, an annual autumn tradition for Molalla, drew a steady stream of visitors to the Molalla Area Historical Society’s Museum Complex on Saturday.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:26:50 PM
With a score of Outstanding on their Oregon Department of Education Report Card released last week, Molalla High School enters the 2012-13 school year with its head held high.
Published: 10/16/2012 5:47:20 PM
When Mitch Coleman drove up to the edge of his driveway at Coleman Ranch early Friday morning on his way to haul cattle, he came upon an unexpected visitor.
Published: 10/17/2012 1:31:41 PM
Candidates for local races answered questions at a Canby forum last Tuesday, seeking to connect with voters as the Nov. 6 General Election draws near.Besides those vying for Canby’s mayor and city council positions, candidates for House District 39 and the Clackamas Board of County Commissioners also made appearances at the forum, hosted by the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce and the Canby Herald newspaper.
Published: 10/17/2012 4:02:31 PM
UPDATE: The evacuation has been lifted and roads are opened up (except for Engle, where a portion remains closed due to the ongoing construction).Main Street was evacuated around 3:45 p.
Published: 10/17/2012 4:52:12 PM
Unlike hurricanes and other natural hazards, earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning. The Great Oregon ShakeOut, Oregon’s largest earthquake drill ever, is planned for Thursday, Oct.
Published: 10/16/2012 7:39:51 PM
The Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office filed three misdemeanor charges against a Molalla Police officer Monday. Sgt. James Barnhart, who has been a member of the Molalla Police Department since 1993, faces charges of conspiracy to commit failure to report as a registered sex offender, false swearing and first degree official misconduct, according to a news release from Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich.
Published: 10/17/2012 6:48:11 PM
A 75-person brainstorming session Thursday evening tackled the challenges of improving access to social services locally. The Molalla Area Livability Summit, spearheaded by Lynn Blatter of Molalla Communities That Care, drew a wide range of local residents, city leaders and representatives from social service organizations to the Molalla Church of the Nazarene Oct.
Published: 10/17/2012 7:03:05 PM
Ballots will be mailed out to Oregon voters Friday for the upcoming Nov. 6 election, meaning the time is drawing near for Molalla voters to decide who will fill three vacancies on the Molalla City Council, plus the mayor position.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:59:00 PM
Facing budget shortfalls, the city of Molalla is looking to the community for suggestions on keeping services going for local seniors. Besides being unable to fund the Molalla Adult Community Center services at the current rate, city staff have also noted low usage at the center, bringing up the question of whether current services are truly meeting the needs of the city’s senior population.
Published: 10/4/2012 5:46:51 PM
Although the Molalla River serves as the city of Molalla’s drinking water source and is a popular destination for swimmers, fishermen and kayakers, some still use the river and its surrounding corridor as a garbage dump.
Published: 10/3/2012 1:45:50 PM
When Lynn Blatter of Molalla Communities That Care received a call from the police last winter about a homeless man sleeping on a bench, she had no local options to offer.
Published: 10/3/2012 1:41:45 PM
Molalla’s classically-based charter school celebrated the start of its third year with a school-wide dance Friday night, led by disc jockey Doc Titus. Students at Renaissance Public Academy, one of Molalla River School District’s two charter schools, put last year’s school swing dancing lessons to good use, plus a mix of salsa, the chicken dance and other favorites.
Published: 10/5/2012 5:27:28 PM
The recent dry weather, low relative humidity and strong east winds escalate risks for wildfires, so a ban on all backyard burning and campfires is expected to stay in place through October.
Published: 10/9/2012 3:45:24 PM
A parent encouraged Molalla River School District to seek partnerships with home school families at a recent board work session and Superintendent Tony Mann said he welcomes the opportunity.
Published: 10/9/2012 3:49:37 PM
The Voodoo Doughnut Van brought some of Portland’s most famous pastries to Molalla last Friday, tempting the taste buds of teens and adults alike. About 100 Molalla High School students gathered in the St.
Published: 10/3/2012 2:18:26 PM
At 10:32 a.m. Sept. 3, Carol Wilson took a picture of her watch. It was a moment she’ll cherish forever. More than two and a half months after the Molalla grandmother left Sierra City, Calif.
Published: 10/2/2012 4:45:40 PM
The community continues to rally behind 15-year-old Josh Casten in his fight against a rare, inoperable brain cancer. On Sunday, a cruise-in and outdoor concert at Bohlander Field, across from the Molalla Buckeroo grounds, drew classic cars owners and others eager to show their support.
Published: 10/2/2012 4:48:54 PM
When Ward and Virginia Cumbie purchased their brand new 1964 Pontiac as a wedding gift to each other, they never expected the car to still be with them nearly 50 years into their marriage.
Published: 10/2/2012 4:54:43 PM
Citizen complaints and system malfunctions led Molalla Fire District to shut down the station’s siren, which previously sounded at noon each day and alerted the community and volunteer firefighters whenever a 9-1-1 call came.
Published: 10/2/2012 4:56:18 PM
Improving communication with the community is among the goals Molalla River School District’s Board of Education plans to tackle this year. During a board work session Thursday, board members brainstormed strengths and weaknesses in the district’s communication practices and public engagement.
Published: 10/19/2012 6:02:30 PM
Molalla High School sudents continued their annual Homecoming tradition with a parade through downtown late Friday afternoon, just a few hours before the football game at Heckard Field.
Published: 10/23/2012 4:09:05 PM
Since 1877, in one capacity or another, the Union Mills Feed Store has served the community around the Mulino/Molalla/Union Mills area with food and supplies for animals and things to make rural and farm life a bit easier.
Published: 10/23/2012 4:19:02 PM
Preparation for the annual fund-raiser to support charities of the women’s group at Clarkes United Methodist church is underway, and the big sale runs Friday and Saturday.
Published: 10/23/2012 4:44:57 PM
Torrents followed by deluges was the weather theme for Colton High School’s Homecoming night 2012.“That’s unsportsmanlike conduct called against the rain,” announced Rick Young, the “Voice of the Vikings.
Published: 10/18/2012 4:12:34 PM
Every second Tuesday of the month is the Mulino Parent Group meeting at Mulino Elementary. This enthusiastic group of parents makes it possible for many of the extracurricular opportunities for all the students at the school.
Published: 10/18/2012 4:50:17 PM
Colton High School’s Homecoming Spirit Week started on Saturday, Oct. 13 with macho volleyball and powder puff football games. These fun and always competitive games have the boys taking a turn at volleyball and girls at football.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:04:18 PM
I had the honor of meeting Bob Epperson 22 years ago when we moved to Mulino. I didn’t get well-acquainted with him until my sons were old enough to be in Cub Scouts and Bob was involved in the local program.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:33:46 PM
Buying a Christmas tree this year can help families in Colton. Randy and Carol Reusser are selling trees from three- to 12-foot tall trees for just $20 — with all proceeds going directly to Colton Aid Network (CAN).
Published: 10/4/2012 12:17:15 PM
A revolving community children’s clothes closet is held the first Saturday of each month at Canyon Creek Bible Fellowship, 21302 S. Highway 211 from 10 a.
Published: 10/4/2012 12:51:05 PM
On Saturday, Sept. 22, many family members, community members and Boy Scouts from Troop 257 of Mulino-Molalla gathered at the flag pole for the rededication of the memorial to three Cub Scouts who died after a hit-and-run in front of the school in July of 1966.
Published: 10/11/2012 4:47:00 PM
Oregon State University’s Extension Service could use a volunteer or group of volunteers from the Clarkes-Highland area in a project to improve the health of kids all around the Molalla region.
Published: 10/11/2012 4:55:26 PM
Mulino Elementary School is already one month into the school year and is as busy as ever. They have already had their open house – more than 170 parents and students showed up.
Published: 10/11/2012 5:04:26 PM
Nothing speaks more of autumn in Colton than Colton High School’s homecoming week. The nights fill with the sound of games ringing across fields and the smell of barbecues and bonfires.
Published: 10/17/2012 7:13:10 PM
For most of us, calling 9-1-1 isn’t something we do often, if ever. But in the back of our minds, we know if an emergency strikes, a quick phone call will bring firefighters and paramedics to our aid.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:06:49 PM
Jenifer Kay HoodGuest ColumnYou're in this to make a livingLet’s start with the idea that you have decided to start your own business. Seems simple enough.
Published: 10/30/2012 4:03:44 PM
Anyone who has driven down West Main Street lately has probably noticed a fair amount of activity in front of Bi-Mart.City Manager Ellen Barnes has confirmed that the construction is for an O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store.
Published: 10/3/2012 1:52:40 PM
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or so the saying goes.
Shirley Davis, owner of Get It Here resale store, the newest business addition to the Molalla community, hopes those words ring true.