Published: 5/8/2013 3:49:56 PM
Parker-CasterlineKristin Renee Parker and Calvin Phillip Casterline were married March 1, 2013, in a ceremony at the Country Church in Meadowbrook. Pastor Mark Hohbach performed the ceremony amongst many family and friends, followed by a reception.
Published: 5/8/2013 2:44:47 PM
Donald Ray OrtonDonald Ray Orton died April 30, 2013. He was 78. He was born July 31, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisc. to Ray and Alvina Orton. He married Sheila M.
Published: 5/8/2013 3:10:54 PM
Ruby E. ClemensRuby E. Clemens died May 2, 2013. She was 96. She was born March 19, 1917, to Seymour and Inga Arneson. She was married to Irvin Clemens.
Published: 5/8/2013 3:29:34 PM
Wayne Andrew BlackWayne Andrew Black died April 28, 2013 in Centralia, Wash. from pancreatic cancer. He was 79. He was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Corvallis to Mae and Andrew Black.
Published: 5/8/2013 3:34:06 PM
Martha Mary SchultzMartha Mary Schultz died April 29, 2013, seven days before her 104th birthday. She was born in Needy, Ore. She married Milo Schultz on June 2, 1929.
Published: 5/14/2013 2:55:48 PM
Avalon Alice BeckAvalon Alice Bjerkvik Beck died May 11, 2013. She was 89. She was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Portland Ore., to Alice and Lewis Bjerkvik.She married Chester Augustus Beck on Dec.
Published: 5/14/2013 3:01:04 PM
Joseph Paul StringerJoseph Paul Stringer died April 29, 2013. He was 26. He was born Feb. 23, 1987, in Oregon City, Ore. to Jonda Haver and Paul Stringer.
Published: 5/22/2013 4:11:34 PM
Thomas Charles ForestelleThomas Charles Forestelle was born in Monterey, Calif. to Bill and Edie Forestelle. He graduated from Monterey High School in 1972 and then attended Monterey Peninsula College for a short time.
Published: 5/22/2013 4:15:22 PM
Gene HelveyA memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, at 12 noon in the recreation hall at the Deer Creek Estates, 22042 Floral Ave., Aurora for Eugene Stephen Helvey, who died February 9, 2013.
Published: 5/22/2013 4:19:46 PM
Stoll/CarlsonJane Carlson of Woodburn is announcing the engagement of her son, Morgan Carlson to Stephanie Stoll. Morgan, also the son of John Carlson of Colton, graduated from Canby High School in 2001 and received a BBA degree in Project Management from American Intercontinental University.
Published: 5/22/2013 4:21:15 PM
Alana Lynn ChancellorMelissa Barrett and Cheyenne Chancellor announce the birth of Alana Lynn Chancellor on April 24, 2013. Alana weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 ¼ inches at her 8:54 a.
Published: 5/8/2013 3:51:29 PM
Easton Dean ListerSarah and Brian Lister of Molalla announce the birth of a son, Easton Dean Lister, on March 12, 2013, at Willamette Falls Hospital.He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.
Published: 5/8/2013 6:55:17 PM
Despite giving up six unanswered runs over the final two innings, the Molalla Indians hung on to beat the Madras White Buffaloes 8-6 in Tri-Valley Conference softball action Tuesday, and thanks to help from La Salle Prep, the Indians clinched the regular season TVC championship.
Published: 5/8/2013 7:26:59 PM
There was a sigh of relief when it was over. After surrendering a one set advantage in the District 2 girls doubles semifinals, Molalla seniors Myranda Bradshaw and Talyn Streight rallied to win the third and decisive set 6-3 over La Salle Prep’s Erin Flagg and Haley Yohn to advance to the girls doubles finals Thursday.
Published: 5/9/2013 4:28:46 PM
Molalla seniors Myranda Bradshaw and Talyn Streight rallied against their rivals, Amanda Pruett and Esther Suelzle from Cascade, to pull off a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win in the District 2 girls double championship Thursday morning at Portland Tennis Center.
Published: 5/8/2013 12:04:10 AM
BORING, OR—Janelle Ferlan was waiting her turn to putt on the seventh green. The individual leader after the first day looked around and started playing a little game of catch with herself, tossing the ball a foot in the air and catching it.
Published: 5/13/2013 5:00:13 PM
REDMOND—Janelle Ferlan posted a 79 and the superior depth of Molalla began to shine through, as Molalla took a 22-shot lead after the first day of the Oregon 1/2/3/4A Girls State Golf Tournament Monday.
Published: 5/22/2013 10:08:53 AM
Molalla senior tennis players Myranda Bradsaw and Talyn Streight beat Savannah Spear and Haley Carlson of Sisters 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the 1A/2A/3A/4A State Tennis tournament in Eugene Friday, but fell to Jesse Vezo and Vanessa Matheson of Henley 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to get eliminated from the tournament.
Published: 5/22/2013 10:25:42 AM
As junior Brody Olson trailed in the anchor leg of the Molalla boys’ 4x400-meter relay team in the 2013 Tri-Valley Conference track and field finals at La Salle Prep, the situation looked all too familiar.
Published: 5/22/2013 10:33:10 AM
In the middle of the final girls event — the 4x400-meter relay — at the 2013 Tri-Valley Conference track and field championships at La Salle Preparatory School Friday, the favored Molalla team stood looking shocked.
Published: 5/22/2013 10:36:57 AM
All season, the Molalla girls’ golf team has rallied around the idea that they are a team of five strong; not one superstar with a supporting cast. And just like they did all season, it was a team effort that led the Indians to win their fourth consecutive state golf championship Tuesday at Eagle Crest.
Published: 5/6/2013 10:29:22 PM
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Seven members of the Molalla Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) are gearing up for the state championships in Redmond, Ore. from May 16-19.The Molalla B team of Faith Lencioni, Kenra DeAngelis and Brenna Weninger took gold in Team Penning, while Molalla A with Fallon Child, Paige Kapelski and Cheyenne Gibbons took silver.
Published: 5/1/2013 10:40:01 AM
While J.D. Clarizio is hesitant to look forward to the state tournament, the Molalla Indians have shown the competition they are still the favorites.Tuesday at Stone Creek in Oregon City, the Indians shot five of the six best individual scores to easily win the La Salle Prep-hosted meet.
Published: 5/1/2013 10:44:31 AM
David BallGresham OutlookMolalla senior Claire Thomas had Saturday circled on her calendar. The OSAA 4A state track meet was still a month away, but April 27 marked her chance to test herself against some of the best prep athletes up and down the West Coast — and she passed with flying colors.
Published: 5/7/2013 7:42:56 PM
Parker LeeEstacada NewsThe Estacada baseball team snapped its six-game losing streak by defeating an error-riddled Molalla team, 6-2, on Thursday.When the Rangers hosted Molalla last month, every bounce and call seemed to go the Indians’ way.
Published: 5/7/2013 7:46:58 PM
Jesse Stutzman showed no signs of feeling the pressure on the top court, as he breezed through North Marion’s Klayton Pipper 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday.It was Molalla’s lone win on the day, and the Indians took only one other match to three sets when Emmanuel Ramos got the second set at no.
Published: 5/7/2013 7:51:01 PM
Molalla softball coach Bob Russell looked over to his bench as the Indians trailed 7-6 in the fifth inning.“This was not how this was supposed to go,” Russell said.
Published: 5/7/2013 7:55:56 PM
Saturday was a whirlwind for Claire Thomas.Hours before the fundraiser for the Molalla High School athletic department that she and Ryan Potter organized, Thomas was named the Female Athlete of the Meet at the Dick Baker Invitational at Gladstone High School.
Published: 5/7/2013 11:28:07 PM
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Published: 5/7/2013 7:53:09 PM
The bell rang and Dane Norton took off sprinting.The ringing signaled the final lap in the boys 1,500-meter race Thursday at Colton High School, where Norton and the Vikings hosted Gervais, Horizon Christian-Tualatin and Dayton.
Published: 5/22/2013 10:20:58 AM
The saying goes that baseball is a game of inches. So is track and field.As Paige Lindstrom crossed the finish line of the 100-meter hurdles race at Dayton High School Saturday, she gave an extra lean.
Briefs & Roundups
Published: 5/1/2013 10:28:58 AM
Molalla SoftballThe Indians have shown all season they can win in a variety of ways, and last week they proved it. Molalla traveled to Estacada where the Indians dominated the Rangers, winning 22-6 in five innings.
Published: 5/7/2013 7:41:59 PM
Molalla Girls TennisAs the Molalla girls tennis team gears up for districts, they took on Philomath and North Marion last week in a pair of league matches.
Published: 5/1/2013 11:38:34 AM
Baseball:North Marion 12, Molalla 2The league leading North Marion Huskies wasted little time jumping all over the visiting Molalla Indians, scoring five first inning runs collecting six hits and drawing a walk in the opening frame.
Published: 5/22/2013 10:19:25 AM
Baseball:?Amity 14, Colton 7Amity jumped out to an early 5-1 lead over the host Colton Vikings in the WVL playoffs, and while Colton battled back to within one run, Amity scored five seventh inning runs to end Colton’s season.
From the Publisher
Published: 5/8/2013 1:53:24 PM
Granted, the Molalla City Council — which is also the Molalla Urban Renewal Agency — has some new members this year, and urban renewal is probably something of a mystery to them.
Letters to the Editor
Published: 5/14/2013 12:47:17 PM
Modern Construction thanks local leadersCity of Molalla:On behalf of Modern Construction I would like to thank the people of Molalla, its employees and staff, Mayor Debbie Rogge, the city council, TEAM Molalla, Jennifer Kay Hood, and Clackamas County for their continuous support and assistance in moving us toward the goal of a long term and mutually beneficial relationship with the city and it’s skilled workers.
Published: 5/8/2013 1:51:05 PM
Company offers free cleaning service to women battling cancerTo the editor:I own A-Z Home Care. We are a local house cleaning company that is a member of a nationwide organization called Cleaning for a Reason.
Published: 5/22/2013 3:57:38 PM
Reader thanks church and community for help in time of needTo the editor:The family of JoAnn Walch would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Molalla Christian Church, and to everyone for their help support, kind words and much-needed prayers during our time of sorrow.
Published: 5/14/2013 12:50:46 PM
Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm the only person my age who is not retired.I know that isn't really true (and I don't even believe it's entirely bad), but it does seem that way.
Published: 5/22/2013 3:54:46 PM
Tom and Irma-Chronicles of the 1950s, is a compilation of memoirs of life in Molalla during the middle of the last century. The book is being presented as a monthly series over the next several months in the Molalla Pioneer.
Published: 5/14/2013 12:31:18 PM
THIS WEEKTuesday, May 14Colton Fire budget meetingA public meeting of the budget committee of the Colton Rural Fire Protection District #70 to discuss the budget for next year will be held at at 7 p.
Published: 5/8/2013 4:04:26 PM
THIS WEEKTuesday, May 7MHS Spring Chorale Concert Molalla High School will present its spring choral concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Molalla High School auditorium.
Published: 5/22/2013 4:04:00 PM
THIS WEEKWednesday, May 22City of Molalla meetingsThe Molalla Urban Renewal Agency will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. May 22, at the Molalla Adult Center, 315 Kennel Ave.
Police Fire Logs
Published: 5/1/2013 10:46:54 AM
The following is a condensed list from the Molalla Police Department’s call log for April 19-25. This list highlights much of the daily police activity in Molalla, but it is not comprehensive.
Published: 5/3/2013 5:36:16 PM
Molalla Police were cheered by neighbors after a drug bust at a known “drug house” on Creamery Creek Drive in Molalla Friday afternoon.Cody Layne Henley, 25, was arrested at the house and charged with possession of controlled substances, distribution of controlled substance and child neglect.
Published: 5/2/2013 2:44:19 PM
A former Clackamas County Elections employee was sentenced today to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to official misconduct and unlawfully altering a cast ballot.
Published: 5/1/2013 11:41:50 AM
Canby City Administrator Greg Ellis talked about Canby urban renewal and gave pointers to the Molalla City Council on how to get urban renewal projects up and running in Molalla.
Published: 5/1/2013 12:23:47 PM
When Killian Ramirez, a 17-year-old Molalla High School football player, learned that a Molalla woman with small children and a full-time job was battling cancer, he got some of his football buddies together and offered to give her some help.
Published: 5/1/2013 12:22:54 PM
A presenter from Voodoo Doughnuts will not be invited back to Career Day at Molalla River Middle School after officials said he used “inappropriate language” to a group of 30 students Friday.
Published: 5/1/2013 12:28:43 PM
In 2011 MCC established the Molalla Communications Educational Foundation (MCEF), a registered 501c3. This is a non-profit foundation intended to assist graduating students with furthering their education.
Published: 5/1/2013 3:22:03 PM
Chief Vince Stafford went before the Molalla Urban Renewal Agency Wednesday to request that the agency, per a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the fire district, use urban renewal dollars to purchase a lot adjacent to the fire station.
Published: 5/1/2013 12:35:14 PM
Treasures of the Molalla Prairie is the name of the annual Mother's Day weekend quilt show presented by the Molalla Area Historical Society at the Dibble House museum complex.
Published: 5/14/2013 11:43:39 AM
Last week, two happy home owners were presented with the keys to their new homes during a Habitat for Humanity dedication ceremony in Molalla. The ceremony included many of the community members who helped build the homes, including the Clackamas Federal Credit Union staff who went above and beyond by donating man power along with funding, said Monica Komperda.
Published: 5/7/2013 3:32:18 PM
Members of the Molalla High School Key Club, left, volunteered Wednesday to paint over graffiti. that was left on the Molalla Pioneer building recently.
Published: 5/7/2013 4:01:49 PM
Glassmaker Lisa Wilcke, the featured artist in the school’s Artist in Residence program, worked with Mulino Elementary fourth and fifth graders in Jennifer Kelly’s class to make colorful fused glass art recently.
Published: 5/7/2013 4:24:14 PM
Oregon State Police are searching for a dark, late model pickup truck that caused a roll-over crash April 26, at the intersection of Highway 211 and Beavercreek Road.
Published: 5/8/2013 4:17:17 PM
* Story time for Preschooler at 10:30 a.m. * Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10: Theme ~ Mother* Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17: Theme ~ Giraffe* Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24 : Theme ~ Caterpillar* Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31: Theme ~ Summertime (we will be taking a break from weekly story times)* Oregon Library Passport program Libraries of Clackamas County are participating in this program.
Published: 5/14/2013 11:57:44 AM
A Colton Elementary School fourth-grader won first place in the Oregon Ag Fest fifth annual “What We’re Made Of” essay contest.With his winning essay, Isaiah Russell, of Colton, earned an all-expense paid trip for his entire class to the special McDonald’s “What We’re Made of Day,” in Salem, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
Published: 5/14/2013 4:34:04 PM
For those who have an American flag that has become tattered and torn, and don’t know what to do with it, the Molalla Veterans of Foreign Wars now offers an easy solution.
Published: 5/17/2013 5:34:16 PM
Where are you most likely to find salmon, trout and steelhead? Molalla River Watch will hold a community presentation of the results of the snorkel surveys in the Molalla River, Milk Creek and their tributaries.
Published: 5/17/2013 5:57:13 PM
Molalla City Council approved a site design for Modern Construction, with amendments, following a land use public hearing on the design plan Wednesday.
Published: 5/17/2013 5:59:09 PM
As a show of support founded by philanthropy and a dedication to the community, 20 Molalla High School juniors are organizing and producing a fundraising Jog-A-Thon for Josh Casten, 15, a fellow student who is battling cancer.
Published: 5/17/2013 6:43:09 PM
A Mulino teacher for virtual public school from Oregon Connections Academy is about to embark on an academic adventure when he joins a scientific ocean drilling expedition in the Pacific Ocean and shares the experiences through the internet with his students back home.
Published: 5/17/2013 6:48:10 PM
A Molalla man, Sgt. Clayton McDaniel, 27, suffered injuries from an improvised explosive device while deployed to Afghanistan more than a year ago. Now, he is competing in shooting and archery, assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion West, at the fourth annual Warrior Games being held at the Olympic Training Center and Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, May 1 - 16.
Published: 5/17/2013 5:43:08 PM
Three customers at the Mulino Store Thursday evening chased down a man who had just stolen $900 from an 18-year-old store employee. The men retrieved the stolen money and returned it to the store.
Published: 5/22/2013 5:20:11 PM
On April 20, for the second straight year, Colton High School senior Pamela Irving won the gold medal in commercial baking at the Skills USA State Conference Culinary Competition.
Published: 5/23/2013 4:32:41 PM
To give people a safer walking route to businesses in the Safeway district, a group of Molalla people are hoping to build a path and footbridge called the Bear Creek Byway.
Published: 5/3/2013 4:01:57 PM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will team up with the Association of NW Steelheaders to host a Family Fishing Event at Shorty’s Pond in Molalla on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.
Published: 5/7/2013 4:43:12 PM
The spring registration meeting for Cub Scout Pack 161 is schedule for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at St. James Catholic Church in Molalla. This year Pack 161 is teaming up with Pack 257, another local scouting group, with 161 covering Mulino, Clarkes and Colton, and 257 covering Molalla, Rural Dell and Molalla River Academy.
Published: 5/7/2013 4:46:54 PM
Serving breakfast to help a girl with Rett Syndrome was a big success, say members of the Clarkes Grange and Clarkes United Methodist Church. The locals helped the family and friends of Myiah Lowry raise money for continuing physical therapy the 5-year-old needs.
Published: 5/7/2013 4:59:37 PM
The 1963 graduating class of Colton High School celebrated its 50th year class reunion in the community room of Colton Fire Station. On Sunday, May 5, 12 of the 25 graduates, along with significant others, returned to reminisce and re-acquaint.
Published: 5/2/2013 2:09:07 PM
One last reminder for those of you looking for a unique item to give as a gift, or just an opportunity to spruce up your life with something new: The first annual Mulino Spring Bazaar is this Saturday, May 4 starting at 9 a.
Published: 5/2/2013 2:23:36 PM
By Jennifer OtterYou are supposed to feel safe and secure in your own home, but in reality, there are many hazards present in all homes. These hazards lead to one-third of the injuries across the nation annually.
Published: 5/2/2013 2:33:49 PM
On Thursday, April 25, Colton volunteer firefighters participated in a drill to help prepare for multi-vehicle, high speed crashes. The scenario: a motorcycle speeding down Dhooghe Road runs the stop sign ending up in the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by a high school student with two passengers.
Published: 5/16/2013 5:40:15 PM
by Jennifer OtterThis month is national stroke awareness month. We probably all know someone who has suffered a stroke. My first encounter with a stroke patient was as an eight-year-old, when my great-grandmother had a stroke.
Published: 5/16/2013 5:43:32 PM
The Hamlet of Mulino will have its monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Pilot Lounge, Mulino Airport. Anyone who lives, works or owns property within the Hamlet boundaries is encouraged to attend.
Published: 5/16/2013 5:47:10 PM
COLTONTEL held its annual members meeting on Tuesday, April 30, at Colton Middle School. President of the board of directors Jeremy Fraijo called the meeting to order following a membership get-together hour.
Published: 5/14/2013 3:18:59 PM
This month is national stroke awareness month. We probably all know someone who has suffered a stroke. My first encounter with a stroke patient was as an eight-year-old, when my great-grandmother had a stroke.
Published: 5/23/2013 5:02:25 PM
Teaching young people about all the possible career choices that will be available to them has changed dramatically over the years. Mulino School recently finished up its Career Week with some fabulous guest speakers coming to the school to teach the students about their jobs.
Published: 5/23/2013 5:07:12 PM
The more that Clarkes-Highland residents contact advisors working on a new Transportation System Plan for Clackamas County, the more likely that local roads will get safety changes, says one of the advisors working on the plan.