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Published: 12/12/2012 6:24:48 PM
Bill MabenBill Maben, Molalla, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, after being treated for acute heart problems at Meridian Park Hospital. He was 74. His wife of 43 years, Audrey, preceded him in death in 1997.
Published: 12/12/2012 2:10:45 PM
The Molalla bowling team rolled to a third place finish out of 16 teams on Sunday at Molalla Bowl. Molalla had the high game of the day (266) and the highest total pins on the day.
Published: 12/11/2012 2:48:31 PM
The Molalla Indians hit the road last week for a pair of games, but returned home with only one win.It was a tale of two halves on Tuesday, Dec. 4, as the Indians fell behind early to the host Scappoose Indians, who had built an eight-point lead at halftime, thanks to tough defense on Molalla big man Bradley Hagaman, who was limited to just two first half points.
Published: 12/12/2012 2:01:18 PM
It was a heartbreaking way to end the night for the Molalla Indians, losing to the Scappoose Indians (1-1) 39-37 in non-league on Dec. 4.For most of the night, it was an offensive struggle for both sides.
Published: 12/5/2012 1:40:44 PM
Everything went well for the Molalla Indians in the opening minutes of the game, building a 6-0 lead. But it fell apart just as quickly as the Banks Braves (1-0) cruised past the Molalla Indians (0-1) 54-25 in the season opener for both teams in non-league action Friday night.
Published: 12/5/2012 2:20:13 PM
Every coach expects them. The early-season jitters.It took the Molalla Indians a quarter to get those out of their system, but once they were out, the Indians didn’t look back in a 49-24 rout of the Banks Braves (1-1) Friday night in non-league play.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:20:24 PM
A first quarter scoring spree, including a 22-2 lead at one point, was enough as the Molalla Indians (4-1) put away a pesky Sweet Home Huskies (1-4) team 79-61 Friday night.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:10:09 PM
Molalla’s Maddi Skillings won’t forget the 2012 North Marion Tournament for a long time.The 5-foot-10-inch senior averaged a double-double over the span of three tournament games, which was good enough to get her a spot on the all-tournament team.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:11:54 PM
For Alex McGann, it was worth it to suit up one more time as a high school football player — even if it mean braving the pre-game snow and freezing temperatures.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:14:01 PM
Looking to make a splash in their first meet of the season, the Molalla Indians swim team took to the pool on Wednesday, Dec. 12, hosting a four-team meet with visiting Blanchet Catholic, Riverdale and Gladstone.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:17:17 PM
Not every man has what it takes.But then again, not every man is Bart Stalp.Stalp, who hails from Molalla, trained for two and a half years for one day and the chance to push his body, mind and spirit to the limit to become what few can claim: an Ironman.
Published: 12/5/2012 2:16:04 PM
Just two spots at the 2012 National Strongman Championship on Nov. 2 and 3 separated local man Jeff Rose from going to the World Strongman Championships.
Published: 12/5/2012 1:41:55 PM
Several local college football players have recently been named to their respective all-league teams.Jimmy Pavel, a senior who is from Molalla but played at Central Catholic, was named to the first team All-Big Sky Conference as a punter for Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.
Published: 12/11/2012 2:51:34 PM
After starting the season with a tie and a loss, the Molalla Storm rallied to win nine-consecutive games, ending their season with a 9-1-1 record.In fact, the Storm were so dominant, they outscored their opponents 64-38 — and it could have been worse.
Published: 12/12/2012 1:57:11 PM
Julie Stanbro of Colton and her eight-year-old gelding, “Surenuff Hot,” captured a championship title at the 2012 American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Horse Show held Nov.
Country Christian Cougars
Published: 12/12/2012 2:08:13 PM
The Westside Christian Eagles held off a late charge from the host Country Christian Cougars in non-league action Tuesday night, to win 45-42. Country Christian took an early 4-0 lead, holding the Eagles scoreless for the first four-and-a-half minutes of the game, before Troy Jun was able to get Westside Christian on the board.
Published: 12/5/2012 3:39:09 PM
The Westside Christian Eagles held off a late charge from the host Country Christian Cougars in non-league action Tuesday night to win 45-42. Country Christian took an early 4-0 lead, holding the Eagles scoreless for the first four-and-a-half minutes of the game, before Troy Jun was able to get Westside Christian on the board.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:22:29 PM
Country Christian girls coach Russ Halverson called his team’s defense relentless. The Horizon Christian-Hood River team would probably agree.The Cougars’ full-court press gave the Hawks fits Saturday night, holding Horizon Christian (2-5) to zero points in the first half while using the press.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:18:26 PM
It was a long week for the Country Christian Cougars boys basketball team, as they opened league play hosting C.S. Lewis Academy and St. Paul, before hosting four teams in the Cougar Classic.
Published: 12/18/2012 2:35:07 PM
Calvin Hayes continued his successful run on the wrestling mats this season, taking first place at 160-pounds at the Scio Tournament on Saturday.Hayes took down David Kovelda of Vernonia to win the weight class.
Published: 12/18/2012 3:08:18 PM
When local coaches say “down under,” they are usually pointing toward the basket and telling a player they need to post up in that area.Last week, it took on another meaning in the Colton High School gym.
Published: 12/5/2012 2:12:46 PM
Just a little over a week ago, Colton and Country Christian met in a jamboree. In just the eight minutes they played each other, Country Christian imposed its will, jumping out to a 10-0 lead, thanks to a full-court press.
Published: 12/5/2012 2:35:06 PM
It was a bizarre ending to what was otherwise a remarkable game.In a game of runs, with Country Christian extending various leads throughout the game only to see Colton claw their way back, it was a controversial call in the end that helped send the Colton Vikings home with a 52-49 win Monday night in the Country Christian gym.
Published: 12/12/2012 2:31:00 PM
Five teams battled it out at Colton High School for wrestling supremacy Saturday.Though eight teams were supposed to show, three cancelled at the last minute, leaving most weight classes with round-robin tournaments.
Published: 12/26/2012 10:45:44 AM
The 2013 Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador Finalist from Clackamas County is Courteney Ellis, 17, of Molalla. The daughter of Kate and Rick Ellis, She attends Country Christian High School.
Police Fire Logs
Published: 12/11/2012 2:41:42 PM
The following is a condensed list from the Molalla Police Department’s call log for Nov. 30-Dec. 6. This list highlights much of the daily police activity in Molalla, but it is not comprehensive.
Published: 12/5/2012 2:54:07 PM
The following is a condensed list from the Molalla Police Department’s call log for Nov. 23-Nov. 29. This list highlights much of the daily police activity in Molalla, but it is not comprehensive.
Published: 12/5/2012 11:08:44 AM
A Clackamas County deputy rescued a suicidal woman Tuesday night after she jumped into the Molalla River.At about 6:53 p.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned mother who said her 48-year-old daughter was suicidal.
Published: 12/2/2012 4:06:40 PM
OREGON CITY — A Molalla woman who said she wanted to help stray dogs pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree animal neglect in Clackamas County Circuit Court.
Published: 12/5/2012 12:24:10 PM
The House Natural Resources Committee today unanimously passed the Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 752), a bill introduced by Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) that would protect more than twenty miles of the Molalla River under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Published: 12/5/2012 4:07:40 PM
Carla Braun and Teri Waters held out a firefighter’s boot to drivers pulling up to the stop at the intersection of Molalla Avenue and Robbins Street in front of Molalla Fire District’s station Saturday.
Published: 12/5/2012 4:12:01 PM
Some 60 people intent on keeping the Molalla Adult Center open packed into a town hall meeting Wednesday night with city councilors and staff.Heather Penni, the city’s finance director, said the focus of the meeting would be on finding cost-effective ways to sustain senior services in Molalla.
Published: 12/6/2012 1:40:12 PM
Local citizens will host a night of Bingo as a fundraiser for the Molalla Fire Department starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 8 at the Molalla Nazarene Church.
Published: 12/6/2012 2:34:10 PM
Tickets are now on sale for Molalla High School’s 18th annual Singing Christmas Tree, a community-wide event that has become a tradition for many.This year’s performance dates are Dec.
Published: 12/6/2012 2:38:45 PM
The Molalla Pioneer now has a mobile site that can be accessed by smart phones and pad devices, anytime, anywhere.Pad devices can still access the main Molalla Pioneer website at www.
Published: 12/6/2012 3:22:07 PM
Published: 12/6/2012 3:35:02 PM
An award winning journalist, Peggy Savage began her career as city reporter for The Stayton Mail. She later worked as city reporter for the Keizertimes in Keizer, covering the police beat, local and state politics, and the community.
Published: 12/7/2012 4:32:12 PM
The Colton School Board will meet Monday, Dec.10 at 7 p.m. at the Colton School District office. The agenda will include reports on:- Boosters- Student Body liaison- Parent group- Supervisors- Principals- Financial - Personnel: Dael McGill has resigned his position as Middle School boys basketball coach.
Published: 12/10/2012 12:43:09 PM
A Sunday night fire at Cindy’s Café at 222 Center Street will keep the popular Molalla restaurant closed for repairs about two or three weeks. Owner Cindy Dishner said Monday morning that the fire started in the restaurant’s kitchen area around 7:30 p.
Published: 12/12/2012 6:12:30 PM
Molalla High School’s 18th annual Singing Christmas Tree opens this week at the MHS auditorium.The theme for this year’s community-wide performance is “Misfits” of Christmas,” drawing inspiration from the Island of Misfit Toys in the Christmas classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Published: 12/12/2012 6:18:53 PM
A Clackamas County deputy, Molalla firefighters and Molalla Police officers rescued a suicidal woman Tuesday night after she jumped into the Molalla River.
Published: 12/14/2012 5:37:09 PM
Dear Molalla Community, I am deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible tragedy that took place in Connecticut on Friday morning. It is hard to think about harm coming to any child, let alone the magnitude of this terrible event.
Published: 12/14/2012 5:36:49 PM
Letter to the Editor from Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 On Tuesday, our community endured a horrific act of violence.
Published: 12/27/2012 6:04:37 PM
A former Molalla High School social studies teacher has pleaded guilty to charges of having sex with a male student. Tanya Earle, 37, entered her plea during a settlement conference on Dec.
Published: 12/27/2012 8:00:51 PM
Two people were injured today after losing control of a motorcycle they were riding and crashing on Highway 211 about one mile south of Estacada. At about 11:44 a.
Published: 12/19/2012 1:22:21 PM
In its effort to find money to cope with the city’s budget crisis, Molalla’s city council is looking at repealing a 2005 resolution that shares the city business fee revenue with the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce.
Published: 12/19/2012 2:06:08 PM
A suspicious-looking suitcase found on the front steps of Molalla Vision Source Tuesday morning was not a bomb, said Molalla Police Officer Aaron Christopherson.
Published: 12/19/2012 2:15:46 PM
A Molalla man died Saturday night from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Molalla Police Officer Aaron Christopherson said the 22-year-old man was found dead in an alley near Fourth and Engle after a call came through to police at 8 p.
Published: 12/19/2012 4:01:02 PM
A mass choir that included members of Molalla middle and high school choirs.plus a few adults, opened the annual Singing Christmas Tree production at Molalla High School Saturday night with with “O Come Ye for Christmas,” directed by Tim Friesen.
Published: 12/20/2012 10:44:54 AM
A 63-year-old Molalla man whose pickup truck hit a bicyclist on Dec. 23 last year was sentenced to six months in jail Wednesday for drunk driving and attempted assault.
Published: 12/19/2012 10:17:46 AM
A Molalla man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday after the SUV he was driving crashed in icy road conditions about four miles from Molalla.
Published: 12/20/2012 11:40:18 AM
The Oregon Air National Guard will be on high alert again this Christmas Eve as they work closely with the United States Air Force and the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) to monitor the skies and track the annual flight of Santa Claus.
Published: 12/20/2012 3:18:40 PM
Molalla police and Superintendent Tony Mann have been investigating threatening rumors circulating among students and teachers at Molalla High School. Mann said today he has been in daily contact with Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich in tracking down the rumors.
Published: 12/26/2012 10:41:25 AM
The Molalla Pioneer staff took a trip through the archives to review some of the most noteworthy local news stories of the year. Part II will run in the next issue.
Published: 12/6/2012 3:38:58 PM
The students at Mulino School are having their annual canned food drive to gather food to put into the baskets for families in need in the Mulino School community.
Published: 12/6/2012 3:53:22 PM
From the desk of Colton School district superintendent Linda Johnson addressing the issue of why the electronic reader board along Highway 211 is still not up and running:“Because the county had recent ordinance changes our new sign didn’t fit their new county standards.
Published: 12/5/2012 2:39:02 PM
Andy Anderson could not believe he hadn’t thought of it sooner. Molalla was missing something. Then it hit him.According to Anderson, if all goes well, the community will add a spot to get frozen yogurt — often affectionately referred to as “froyo” — in early January.
Published: 12/18/2012 2:31:36 PM
It all started where things often do: hearing something through the grapevine.Now, months later, Connie Cummings is sitting inside the restaurant she just bought, the New MarKum Inn in Marquam.
Published: 12/18/2012 2:33:02 PM
Jenifer Kay HoodGuest columnIn his landmark book, “The Science of Getting Rich,” Wallace Wattles observed that those who get rich give more than what is called for given the return.