Published: 6/5/2013 4:07:20 PM
Ryan/WilcoxCristine Ryan and Brent Wilcox are announcing their wedding. The bride, Cristine, is from Omaha, Neb. The groom, Brent, is from Molalla. The wedding was held in Omaha, Neb.
Published: 6/5/2013 4:13:44 PM
Charles “Mike” Michael KingCharles “Mike” Michael King of Oregon City died May 29, 2013, at his home, with his family close at hand. He was born July 7, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Delbert and Emma King.
Published: 6/12/2013 4:54:28 PM
Kenneth L. Hoffman died on June 3, 2013. He was 92.
He was born in Needy, Ore. and graduated from Canby High School in 1938. He married Alice C.
Published: 6/12/2013 5:01:12 PM
Lois Amelia Schweizer died on May 29, 2013 at her home in Woodburn. She was 77.
She was born Oct. 18, 1935 to Leland and Dorothy Rice in San Jose, Calif.
Published: 6/12/2013 5:04:18 PM
Vivian Sarah (Poulson) Abrams died June 6, 2013. She was 85.
She was born Dec. 19, 1928 to Lynne and Dora (Benson) Poulson in Eugene.
She was raised in the Molalla and Mulino areas.
Published: 6/12/2013 5:06:21 PM
Lois Lucille Durfee
Lois Lucille Durfee died June 8, 2013. She was 88.
She was born Oct. 22, 1924 to Marion and Mary Crites, in Scotts Mills. She Married Joe Durfee Oct.
Published: 6/19/2013 8:54:51 AM
Geraldine KingGeraldine King died June 11, 2013. She was 82. She was born on Dec. 28, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., to Henry and Agnes Peterman. She married Dale Gibson King June 30, 1950.
Published: 6/19/2013 9:00:12 AM
Eleanor DixEleanor Dix died on June 11, 2013. She was 66. She was born Sept. 19, 1946, in Owensville, Miss., to Vic and Iris Souders. She married Paul Dix Dec.
Published: 6/19/2013 9:06:34 AM
Dominic J. McMahon Dominic J. McMahon died June 15, 2013. He was 89. He was born July 28, 1923, in Clontarf, Minn., to Frank and Agnes McMahon.
Published: 6/19/2013 9:15:32 AM
Michael Robert Hodges, Sr. Michael Robert Hodges Sr. died June 15, 2013. He was 62. He was born June 9, 1951, in Portland, to Bill and Emily Hodges.
Published: 6/12/2013 5:10:45 PM
Wayne and Casandra Reasoner, of Molalla and Patrick and Marlee Frazier, of Glandstone announce the engagement of their children, Lindsay Morgan Reasoner and Ian William Frazier.
Published: 6/5/2013 4:08:45 PM
Emilee Marie TlustyNicole Renee Tlusty is announcing the birth of a daughter, Emilee Marie Tlusty, on May 19, 2013 at Willamette Falls Hospital. Emilee weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.
Published: 6/11/2013 4:34:39 PM
Claire Thomas and Ryan Potter took home even more hardware Tuesday night after collecting awards at the Molalla Athletics Banquet.
Thomas, who won a total of 10 individual state championships in track and field to go along with first team all-league honors in soccer, was named the senior female athlete of the year and was a co-recipient of the OSAA Award of Excellence.
Published: 6/6/2013 3:00:23 PM
Cutting Edge Fitness will be holding a “Workout for Mike” on Sunday, June 9, from 1-2:30 p.m. The price of admission to work out is $5, though donations will be gladly accepted.
Published: 6/6/2013 3:01:59 PM
JuneMt. Hood Girls Team Basketball CampWhen: June 16-19Registration deadline: May 24Fees: $240 per person with a non-refundable $400 deposit (no cash please).
Country Christian Cougars
Published: 6/11/2013 4:41:20 PM
On Saturday, May 4, more than 40 runners ran for their lives to save someone else’s.
The Country Christian Student Council hosted a 5k fundraiser on a sunny Saturday morning for Save the Rain, a nonprofit that works overseas in east Africa — mostly in Tanzania — that is committed to ending the water crisis through rain water harvesting.
Published: 6/11/2013 4:29:02 PM
Colton freshman Brylee Moyle has always stood out.
So it’s hardly a surprise that she has entered the West Valley League distance scene with a bang.
Moyle considers herself to be ultra-competitive, so much so that athletic roots were not on a trail or a track, but on the football field.
Published: 6/18/2013 4:10:05 PM
Jordan Siminoe, a Colton High School student, took first in cow cutting at the Oregon High School Rodeo Association (OHSRA) championships in Prineville, Ore.
Letters to the Editor
Published: 6/12/2013 4:47:19 PM
Farewell to a friend
To the editor:
Well after only a year covering the sports of the area, our local sports editor Colin Storm is moving on. He blames us of course, unfortunately in a good way, so we can't even get mad at him.
Published: 6/19/2013 8:41:08 AM
Councilor Thompson accused of assassinating the character of those who disagree with himTo the editor:The way Councilor Thompson attacked the Molalla Pioneer at the May 22 council meeting for having a different opinion than his, I'm surprised that Councilor Thompson is not attacking Ms.
Published: 6/5/2013 3:59:21 PM
Businessman changes plans to move to Molalla after council eliminates economic development planTo the editor:An open letter to Molalla City Council:My name is Greg Williams and I am writing in response to the ELIMINATION of your community Economic Development program headed by Jenifer Kay Hood.
Published: 6/5/2013 3:53:00 PM
I don't know why I can't stay awake through — well, pretty much anything.It's getting so I fall asleep all the time. Everywhere.I am getting a bad reputation for being unable to stay awake through movies, TV shows, ballgames, concerts, plays, dental appointments and even conversations between the other person who lives at our house and myself involving things I ought to be doing to make our lives better.
Published: 6/19/2013 8:37:44 AM
Do you know that about half of school funding comes from income tax? Jobs — and the income tax that is generated by jobs — pay for important public services for all Oregonians: roads, parks, schools, firefighters, teachers.
Published: 6/19/2013 8:30:16 AM
THIS WEEKWednesday, June 19Hamlet of Molalla PrairieCode Enforcement in Clackamas County will be the topic during the Wednesday, June 19 Hamlet of Molalla Prairie Community Meeting, at 7 p.
Published: 6/5/2013 4:35:41 PM
THIS WEEKWednesday, June 5Molalla High School Baccalaureate A Baccalaureate for Molalla High School graduating seniors will be held at 7 p.m.
Published: 6/12/2013 4:27:24 PM
Saturday, June 15
Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby
The Molalla Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby will be held all day, Saturday, June 15, at a private lake.
Published: 6/18/2013 4:05:50 PM
A Cutting Edge Fitness fundraiser pulled in almost $1,200 on June 9 for Mike Couture, who is fighting cancer.
Around 50 people paid the $5 fee to join the circuit workout and Zumba, Cutting Edge Fitness manager Sheldon Sanders said, and plenty more people dropped by to purchase shirts, wrist bands, and raffle tickets.
Published: 6/18/2013 4:08:16 PM
When you think of anti-bullying, dodgeball may not come to mind. Nevertheless, Helping Hands Healing Hearts received a $5,000 grant and is using a portion of the money to hold a dodgeball tournament that will help fund an anti-bullying campaign in Molalla High School.
Police Fire Logs
Published: 6/18/2013 4:00:09 PM
The following is a condensed list from the Molalla Police Department’s call log for June 6-June 9. This list highlights much of the daily police activity in Molalla, but it is not comprehensive.
Published: 6/14/2013 10:32:42 AM
The following is a condensed list from the Molalla Police Department’s call log for May 29-June 5. This list highlights much of the daily police activity in Molalla, but it is not comprehensive.
Published: 6/18/2013 5:03:14 PM
Jason Carroll, of Molalla VFW Post 3973, has been named to the top Veterans of Foreign Wars command post for the state of Oregon.The Department of Oregon, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States recently elected Carroll as the state commander.
Published: 6/19/2013 1:01:23 PM
At its June 12 meeting, the Molalla City Council approved adopting a city budget in the amount of $17,074,574 for fiscal year 2013-14. It had been approved by the Molalla Budget Committee on May 9.
Published: 6/18/2013 5:06:04 PM
A crowd of citizens and business owners showed up at Wednesday’s city council session in support of TEAM and the Economic Improvement District (EID), asking that the councilors reconsider their recent decision not to process the Economic Improvement District.
Published: 6/18/2013 4:55:04 PM
Roxie Smith, a team development co-chair on the Molalla Relay for Life committee, has been involved in the annual fundraiser for the fight against cancer since it started here 13 years ago.
Published: 6/18/2013 5:02:36 PM
Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich announced the hiring of a new full-time officer to the force at the June 12 city council meeting. Anthony LaPointe, a current Molalla Police Reserve Sergeant, has been selected to fill a recent vacancy.
Published: 6/12/2013 1:27:26 PM
The Molalla Pioneer welcomes Cory Mimms, who this week replaces Colin Storm as our new sports editor. Mimms, who will also cover some community news in Molalla, has already had a chance to meet some of the coaches and staff at the local high schools and says he hopes to become acquainted with as many people as possible in the coming weeks.
Published: 6/18/2013 3:22:28 PM
Beaverton Police are searching for two men, Brad Taylor, 40, of Molalla and William Traverso, 44, of Canby, accused of stealing thousands of pounds of watermelons from local grocery stores.
Published: 6/19/2013 1:29:29 PM
http://The federal Bureau of Land Management is planning to open two spacious new campgrounds in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor on July 4.
Published: 6/11/2013 4:38:41 PM
Water testing at Rural Dell Elementary School has shown an increase in the level of lead in the school’s drinking water. As a precaution, the Molalla River School District has provided bottled drinking water for all students at the school.
Published: 6/12/2013 10:22:58 AM
Click here for a full photo stream of the 2013 Molalla High School graduation.
Published: 6/11/2013 4:17:24 PM
Cory MimmsMolalla Pioneer Construction got underway last month on 107 units of new housing in Molalla with phase two of the Stoneplace Apartment complex, located on the south side of Highway 211.
Published: 6/12/2013 11:34:27 AM
For several months, MHS parent Craig Loughridge has been compiling responses to Senate Bill 215, which would allow school districts to opt-out of a statewide ban on Native American mascots if school leaders reach an agreement with a local tribe allowing the use of the mascot.
Published: 6/12/2013 1:01:20 PM
Molalla High School Honored Graduates, those with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., were distinguished by gold and blue cords worn over their gowns at Saturday evening’s graduation ceremony.
Published: 6/12/2013 1:17:06 PM
With only 47 graduates (plus six foreign exchange students) in the Colton High School class of 2013, scholarship money added up to $600,000 plus. At the Senior Night of Excellence Wednesday, scholarship awards and special honors were handed out to the following students:Scholarship AwardsThe biggest scholarship achievers were: Brennan Olsen with a West Point appointment worth between $250,000 - $300,000 plus the Carol Reynolds Memorial Scholarship ($500); Pamela Irving with a $64,000 scholarship for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Kate Kobilesky with portfolio scholarships to Cornish School of Arts ($96,000), Laguna School of Art and Design ($24,000), along with the Colton Telephone Scholarship ($1,500); and Jordan Siminoe-University of Nevada, Las Vegas Valedictorian Scholarship ($47,600),University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rodeo Scholarship ($20,000), Oregon High School Rodeo Association Academic Scholarship ($16,000), Western Union Exchange ($44,000), Wrangler Academic Scholarship ($500) and another Oregon High School Rodeo Association Academic Scholarship ($500).
Published: 6/6/2013 3:43:04 PM
When more than $1 million in scholarships was awarded to Molalla High School seniors at the school’s recent Academic Awards ceremony, Claire Thomas was presented with the Indian Maiden award.
Published: 6/6/2013 3:49:31 PM
It’s official. Molalla has a new city manager.In a unanimous decision Wednesday, the city council ratified a contract with Dan Huff as city manager. Huff will come from the city of Sutherlin, where he has been serving the past seven years as community development director.
Published: 6/6/2013 4:26:36 PM
More than 65 Molalla High School students and community members cheerfully slogged through the rain May 23 in a fundraising Jog-A-Thon to help out their friend and fellow student, Josh Casten.
Published: 6/6/2013 4:20:00 PM
The Molalla Giant Street Parade and Freedom 5K Run will be held Thursday, July 4. The Freedom Run will begin at 9:20 a.m. at the corner of Highway 211 (Main Street) and Cole Street.
Published: 6/6/2013 4:23:05 PM
The Valley Volkswalkers will host a six- and 10-K walking event through the downtown area and out to the Molalla Forest Trail on Saturday, June 15. The walk will begin at Leonard Long Memorial Park on Molalla Avenue.
Published: 6/6/2013 4:25:03 PM
Voters in the May 21 Special District Election for the Molalla, Colton and Mulino areas didn’t have a lot of choices to make, as there were very few contested races.
Published: 6/11/2013 3:30:04 PM
Thanks to Jason Daly, an enthusiastic young man from Boy Scout Troop 396, the Mulino Founders Cemetery is the recipient of a new clean-up project and sign.
Published: 6/11/2013 3:51:34 PM
Berry growers say unusually warm, dry weather in early spring led to strawberries coming on early this year, but unusually wet, cool weather in late May slowed their ripening.
Published: 6/11/2013 4:01:29 PM
The Colton High School Night of Excellence award ceremony was held in the high school on Wednesday, June 5. Recognition was given for academic, athletic and service achievements during high school years.
Published: 6/5/2013 4:29:51 PM
Hallo, alle!Only a little over a month left and I will be flying home! Where has the time gone? This past month I went with my host parents to a small "Handkees" festival, which is cheese that smells.
Published: 6/6/2013 2:55:53 PM
The season’s first Colton Farmers and Crafters Market will be this Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Located in Coltontel’s Community Greenspace, 20983 S.
Published: 6/6/2013 2:56:46 PM
The Mulino Parent Group held its annual election of officers at its May meeting. President Jill Hewitt will return for another year, with Kim Brooks as vice president, Kelly Conrad as secretary and Dave Terry as treasurer.
Published: 6/6/2013 2:57:46 PM
County representatives are scheduled to take input on and explain road construction and repair plans in Clarkes and throughout Clackamas County at this week’s meeting of the Clarkes-Highland Community Planning Organization (CPO).
Published: 6/19/2013 8:44:17 AM
CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation and an AED is automatic external defibrillator. The AED can help someone with a cardiac arrest by shocking their heart back into a rhythm conducive with life.
Published: 6/12/2013 4:38:03 PM
One year isn’t a particularly long time, but in the year or so I’ve been covering sports from Molalla to Colton, I feel like I’ve experienced plenty.
I’ve covered winless teams and state champions; I’ve seen parents yell at coaches and parents recognize coaches for putting in more effort than what their paycheck shows; I’ve seen athletes laugh and athletes cry; I saw blowouts and buzzer-beaters; I covered track on the most beautiful of days and a football game in a monsoon; I’ve seen kids raise money through athletics for wells in Africa; I covered games in the middle of nowhere and a track meet on the Mecca of track and field, Hayward Field; I even got caught in a Gatorade bath in the final game I covered this season, which seemed almost fitting.
Published: 6/6/2013 2:51:07 PM
Tony Brooks was at the top of the game: he was a surveyor for one of the top five multidiscipline consulting engineering firms in the world. That firm worked for city governments, the private sector, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and helped build a lot of different bridges and roads.
Published: 6/6/2013 2:53:18 PM
Published: 6/18/2013 2:44:05 PM
By Cory Mimms
This weekend, the craft-beer industry showcased its goods at the Molalla Brewfest, which was extended to three days this year.