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Estacada football loses 36-14 to Molalla on night of fumbles, flags, missed tackles
Everything was going to plan for Estacada football. After a hot start against visiting Molalla on a rainy night of football, the Rangers were running their 2-minute offense to perfection. Led by damaging scrambles by senior quarterback Andrew Riedel, Estacada had marched 62 yards down the field. On 2nd-and-2, Riedel connected with a receiver right near the first down marker with 16 seconds on the clock. That is when a...
The kingdom's rise: Mason King and Molalla football are reestablishing after multiple consecutive losing seasons
It’s 1 a.m. on a random weekday in July as thousands of Molalla residents lie asleep in bed. Meanwhile, over 2,000 miles away, one Molalla high schooler’s alarm goes off. He stirs around, subconsciously silencing the alarm. His body’s adjusted to the two-hour time zone difference at his dads in Missouri by now. He flips over, attempting to extend a few precious moments of bliss into eternity. There’s the alarm again; he silences it before it rings anew. ...
Colton Corner: Axe throwing biz becoming a reality
There are no axes to grind Molalla, just to throw. Fair Winds and Flying Axes, an axe throwing bar located in Cascade Center, 160 Leroy Ave. in Molalla, is preparing to open their doors to customers at the end of October. Colton’s Mary Wilson and her daughter, Brittiany Gipe, are the owners and have been working on this adventure for last few years. ...
Search Underway for Missing 91-Year-Old Man in Marion County, Oregon
On the 27th of September, 2023 at 1:59 pm, local police official, Sergeant Don Parise reported that authorities are searching for a missing 91-year-old man identified as Mr. Lee Cox. According to the report, Mr. Cox, who reportedly suffers from memory loss, was last seen three hours prior the announcement, walking in the direction of the manager’s office located in the Salem Greene Mobile Home Park, 4730 Auburn Rd NE, Salem.
Molalla girls soccer shuts out Madras 4-0 at home
Molalla girls soccer rattled off four goals in the second half to comfortably edge Madras 4-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 27. After an uneventful first half, Emma Hugo got Molalla on the board in the 46th minute after a chaotic sequence left a string of Madras players sprawled near the goal box. Over the next 17 minutes, Molalla attempted four shots while Madras recorded only one. The time frame reflected the second half, as Molalla controlled possession and dictated the game's tempo, unlike in the first...
This Clackamas County farm with 2 homes, a rare find, is for sale at $2.95 million
A 50-acre farm for sale outside of Wilsonville has two existing homes — an updated 123-year-old farmhouse and a midcentury daylight ranch — plus a dilapidated dwelling that potentially could be a third residence. “Clackamas County has indicated the tear-down may be replaced,” said listing broker Deena Kraft...
Book pulled from Canby school libraries, months after 35 books were temporarily removed
In March, officials said two community members filed to remove the books from schools. The district decided to pull the books instead of waiting for a review.
Coffee with a cop in Woodburn
The Woodburn Police Department is inviting members of the Woodburn community to join them and participate in the National Coffee With a Cop program, 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Safeway Starbucks, 1550 N Pacific Hwy. For information, call 503-980-2458.
Looking down the trail of park planning in Woodburn
If more pedestrian, hiking, running, and walking trails were made available in Woodburn, most people who frequent the city’s parks would be pleased. That is one salient element among many that park planners have learned as they work on updating the parks master plan. As an online parks open house that has been eliciting input from residents wraps up on Oct. 1, city officials and hired consultants constructed a piece...
Pizza Lovers' Paradise: 3 Canby Pizzerias You Can't Miss
This article presents a tour of three remarkable pizza stores in Canby. Have you had the chance to sample their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Grant boosts Woodburn dog park improvement project
The city of Woodburn recently received a $75,000 local government grant award from the Oregon State Parks for improvement of the dog park at Centennial Park. “I think this issue came up at a council meeting some time ago,” Woodburn City Administrator Scott Derickson said. “I recall us talking about the dog park and park improvements that we were hoping to get with this grant, and the grant came in.” ...
Court Cases: Molalla pickleball courts officially open
Months of work came to fruition on Saturday, Sept. 23 when the City of Molalla officially unveiled its new pickleball facility. City Administrator Dan Huff and Community Development Director Mac Corthell, and their staffs put together a plan for the courts months ago. On Saturday, with a nice little crowd on-site, the work of everyone involved was officially opened. The city put up a post about the opening on its Facebook page: “Molalla celebrated the Grand Opening of the Long Park pickleball courts in typical...
On the Go with Ayo at Bauman Farms Harvest Festival
GERVAIS, Ore. (KPTV) - A popular fall event is back in full swing, and Ayo Elise was in Gervais Wednesday morning for Bauman Farms Harvest Festival. Bauman Farms, located at 12989 Howell Prairie Road Northeast, has transformed into an activity center with mazes, obstacle courses, rides, farm animals, delicious fall food, and an apple cannon!
Canby youth coach accused of ‘fondling’ teen girl
A Canby youth coach was arraigned Monday on two charges of first-degree sex abuse last month, officials announced.
Oregon high school football: Class 5A leaders in rushing yards
Oregon’s Class 5A football teams have a reputation for having some of the state’s best rushers, and this fall is no exception. Mountain View and Canby have emerged as some of the state’s top running teams. Tyler Konold (Canby) and Angel Valenzuela (Mountain View) were acknowledged by coaches in the preseason, and have since lived up to that early praise.
Prayer, a flagpole, and student dedication
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, students from both Colton High School and Colton Middle School gathered at the flagpole on their campus to participate in the National See You at the Pole event. The annual prayer rally, held on the fourth September of each year, is a time when students across the nation gather to lift their schools, teachers, staff and country in prayer. The event is held in the early morning before the start of school and is a student-initiated and student led event. And though there was only a handful of participants, their passion for prayer was on full display even as the rain fell.
Oregon couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary and shares their secret to a long-lasting marriage
An Oregon couple, now in their 90s, just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary and continue to be madly in love. Gene and Virginia Nelson still playfully tease each other and enjoy sharing a laugh. The couple live in Canby, which is a small city around 30 minutes outside of Portland. They met over seven decades ago and decided to elope, which likely frustrated their parents. But despite that, they proved their love was a bond that would last forever. When asked about the key ingredients in the recipe for their long-lasting and happy marriage, 92-year-old Virginia told KGW 8, "We were just meant to be together!" "I don't know, how do you answer this question?" added Gene, 95. "Have patience through the good times and the bad, try to be honest and faithful."
Marion County names undersheriff
Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that Cmdr. Jay Bergmann has been promoted to undersheriff, replacing Jeff Wood who is retiring in October. Bergmann’s responsibilities will include overseeing internal operations, such as community corrections, enforcement, institutions and operations divisions. He will also represent MCSO in some committees, work groups and local and state level boards. Bergmann began his law enforcement career at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as parole and probation deputy. He worked with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office briefly in 2003 before joining MCSO in 2004 as a deputy in the community corrections division. His experience includes supervising survival skills programs, serving on the SWAT squad and as a team leader for the tactical negotiations team. Bergmann was promoted to sergeant in 2008, lieutenant in 2015 and commander in 2022. Wood's retirement follows a 29-year law enforcement career.
ODOT asks residents about tolling on I-5, I-205
The Oregon Department of Transportation is asking Oregonians for input on its plans to toll I-5 and I-205 from the Columbia River to Wilsonville with a new survey available through Oct. 9. Feedback collected from the survey will be used in a federally-mandated environmental assessment of the tolling plans. The survey asks residents how much they drive on I-5 and I-205, what they think of traffic on those freeways and...
Quilting Quake: Aurora's annual quilt show coming soon
A celebration of all things quilts and quilt-making will be on display at the 51st Annual Aurora Colony Museum Quilt Show. The event, which runs from Oct. 13-22 at the Old Aurora Colony Museum (15018 2nd St., Aurora), carries the theme of “Aurora’s Flower Garden” and features a large display of classic quilts, as well as plenty more for the quilt-oriented. The inspiration for this year’s theme was taken from...