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: 10/3/2012 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: 10/3/2012 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: 10/9/2012 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: 10/23/2012 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: 10/23/2012 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: 10/24/2012 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: 10/25/2012 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: 10/30/2012 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.