Published: 2/6/2013 2:52:58 PM
Norma Ruth RamsayNorma Ramsay, a lifetime resident of the Molalla area, passed away on January 23, 2013. She was born to Oscar and May Bowman on April 8, 1922.
Published: 2/13/2013 2:25:57 PM
Eugene Stephen Barney HelveyEugene Stephen Barney Helvey passed away in his home in Sublimity on Feb. 8, 2013. He was 94. Eugene was born in a home on Thurman Street in Portland, Ore.
Published: 2/13/2013 2:28:53 PM
Jesse Arthur RogersJesse Arthur Rogers died Feb. 3, 2013. He was 52.Jesse was born Feb. 16, 1960 to Donald E. and Etta Carol Rogers at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, Wash.
Published: 2/20/2013 2:31:53 PM
William E. GriffinWilliam ‘Willie’ E. Griffin died Feb. 9, 2013 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. He was 77. Willie was a resident of Pahrump, Nev.
Published: 2/22/2013 1:05:56 PM
Lemo June RussellLemo June Russell of Molalla died Feb 19, 2013. She was 76. She was born in May 23, 1936 in Caldwell Idaho to Cecil Oliver and Ruby Mae Reasor.
Published: 2/28/2013 1:12:05 PM
Lemo June RussellLemo June Russell, of Molalla, died Feb 19, 2013. She was 76. She was born on May 23, 1936, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Cecil Oliver and Ruby Mae Reasor.
Published: 2/28/2013 1:20:56 PM
Marlin J. LovePastor Marlin J. Love, of Turner, died Feb 17, 2013. He was born on Nov. 2, 1925, in Molalla. His parents were James T. Love and Lora Judd Love.
Published: 2/28/2013 1:26:34 PM
Parker-CasterlineDawn Byler and Scott Parker announced the engagement of their daughter Kristin Renee Parker to Calvin Phillip Casterline, the son of Craig and Sandy Casterline.
Published: 2/20/2013 2:26:27 PM
Dawn Byler and Scott Parker announced the engagement of their daughter Kristin Renee Parker to Calvin Phillip Casterline, the son of Craig and Sandy Casterline.
Published: 2/20/2013 2:35:20 PM
Cora Lucille Bennett Amber and Charlie Bennett, of Molalla, announce the birth of a daughter, Cora Lucille Bennett, on Jan. 16, 2013 at Silverton Hospital.
Published: 2/6/2013 2:56:29 PM
Tristan William MeischLinley and Mike Meisch of Molalla announce the birth of a son, Tristan William Meisch, on Jan 22, 2013 at Willamette Falls Hospital.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:13:30 PM
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) will be hosting three free roughstock rodeo camps in the northwest this spring. One will be hosted on March 9 in Lewiston, Idaho; the second in Lynden, Wash.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:15:48 PM
League-leading La Salle Prep didn’t let the Molalla Indians even get a chance at an upset, building an early 20-point lead and led by 23 at halftime. The Falcons continued to roll in the third quarter on their way to a 56-36 win at Molalla.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:21:18 PM
The Molalla swim teams hosted Blanchet Catholic High School for a dual meet. Molalla senior Leah Halderman won the 500-yard butterfly in 6:28.94. Full results are not yet available.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:31:10 PM
The Molalla Indians got three-straight wins from Adam Keller (120 pounds), Duke Hebdon (126 pounds) and Jacob Whittrock (132 pounds), but the Indians only won one more match the rest of the way, as the North Marion Huskies took home a win over the host Molalla Indians on Wednesday.
Published: 2/6/2013 4:35:31 PM
The Molalla track program is one that keeps on giving. To colleges, that is. For the third time in as many weeks, a local track star has committed to compete in college.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:42:36 PM
For the second time in two weeks, the Clackamas Community College running programs have picked up a commitment from a Molalla High School athlete.Pake Benthin, the decorated senior from Molalla, has signed an NWAACC Letter of Intent with Clackamas.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:48:28 PM
In the far corner inside of the compact and dark gym at La Salle High School stood Ryan Potter. For a second in overtime, the Molalla senior had some breathing room.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:10:13 PM
Molalla’s Ann Seo competes in La Grande during the District Swimming Meet over the weekend. The girls 200-meter relay team, comprised of Leah Halderman, Raechel Shaw, Megan Penni and Kayla Watkins, took fifth.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:10:57 PM
Thanks to some early foul trouble from their two star players, Ryan Potter and Bradley Hagaman, the supporting cast was thrown into the spotlight Tuesday night against Estacada.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:10:30 PM
The Molalla Indians’ journey to the Tri-Valley Conference tournament just got a little bit harder, as the Indians fell in a pair of league games against Estacada and Madras last week.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:08:35 PM
It was a busy week for the Molalla Indians wrestling team, competing in multiple dual meets and then turning around just three days later for the Tri-Valley District wrestling meet.
Published: 2/22/2013 11:30:29 PM
Published: 2/20/2013 1:47:09 PM
Lunch breaks are one of the things people often look forward to. Add the Molalla bowling team to that list.After struggling during the morning session, the team took a lunch break and came back rejuvenated as they rolled their way to a district title on Feb.
Published: 2/20/2013 1:51:14 PM
Adam Keller is on a mission. The sophomore from Molalla, who will be taking his talents to the state tournament for the second time in as many years, hopes this year he takes what he learned from his first state trip as a freshman and uses it to his advantage.
Published: 2/19/2013 9:28:06 PM
Despite La Salle Prep’s star big man Sean Hays being limited to just three points, the Falcons’ Jacob McGraw hit a key runner down the stretch and Keeston Smith hit a crucial second-chance put-back off a missed free throw to elevate the visiting third-ranked Falcons to a 44-35 win over the host 10th-ranked Molalla Indians Tuesday night to secure the Tri-Valley Conference crown.
Published: 2/20/2013 1:36:50 PM
If there was such a thing as a moral victory, Molalla’s 47-38 loss to the Gladstone Gladiators Tuesday night might have been one of them.After getting blown out of the water 63-26 just three weeks prior, the Indians (1-7, 7-15) held their own with the 11th-ranked Gladiators (6-2, 13-6) for three quarters, before Gladstone outscored Molalla 8-2 over the final four minutes to secure the win.
Published: 2/20/2013 1:41:42 PM
There are two words that haunt coaches everywhere: trap game.The Molalla Indians were the latest victims of the trap game — a game against a statistically lesser opponent sandwiched between two games against rival teams, and an opportunity for a let down.
Published: 2/22/2013 4:38:20 PM
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Published: 2/27/2013 2:51:54 PM
For the first time in Molalla High School history, the bowling team went to the state tournament.
And they returned with some hardware.
Molalla cruised through the 16-team state tournament en route to a state championship.
Published: 2/27/2013 2:57:49 PM
While the Molalla Indians did not have the number of wins they had hoped for at the beginning of the season, a pair of seniors were named to the all-Tri-Valley Conference team Monday.
Published: 2/27/2013 2:58:56 PM
When the all-Tri-Valley Conference teams were announced Monday, there was little surprise whose name would be at the top of the sheet.
Ryan Potter, a senior who averaged 20.
Published: 2/20/2013 1:52:54 PM
Numbers are a big part of Linda Phillips’ life. As a part-time math teacher at Molalla High School, she makes her living off of numbers.Now she’s ignoring one.
Country Christian Cougars
Published: 2/20/2013 1:44:43 PM
The lead was slipping away. The shots weren’t falling for Country Christian, yet the Jewell shots — many coming in transition of Cougar turnovers — were starting to fall.
Published: 2/20/2013 1:31:17 PM
Admittedly, Jordan Syphard had not played anywhere close to his best in either of the two previous meetings with the Perrydale Pirates.But Saturday night, Syphard provided a spark coming off the bench to lead the Country Christian Cougars to the Casco League tournament title before a raucous crowd at McMinnville High School.
Published: 2/15/2013 1:13:24 PM
Despite a late push from Jewell, the Country Christian Cougars held off the Blue Jays 44-36 in the Casco League third place game at McMinnville High School Thursday night.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:08:56 PM
Country Christian, sitting 23rd in the 1A OSAA polls, knew that they had a big week in store. Coming to town were two top-12 teams: Lowell and Perrydale.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:39:34 PM
The 14th-ranked Country Christian Cougars kept their spot at the top of the Casco League after taking down the Jewell Blue Jays Tuesday night. Country Christian jumped out of the gate hot, knocking down shots from all over the floor — including Cooper Nofziger’s layup off the top of the backboard — to build a five-point lead at the end of the first quarter.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:11:34 PM
No matter what happened Thursday, Country Christian would get at least a share of the Casco League title. Selfishly, they had no intention of sharing with Perrydale, their final league opponent of the season, who was looking for that co-champion title.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:54:21 PM
Despite shooting just 32 percent from the floor and turning the ball over a whopping 30 times, the Country Christian Cougars were able to top visiting Lowell, 65-52, on Monday night.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:34:34 PM
The Cougars used a 7-0 run in the third quarter to run away with a Casco League victory over the visiting Blue Jays. Freshman Kennedy Nofziger scored a team-high 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting, scoring most of her points down the stretch in the fourth quarter to seal the game.
Published: 2/27/2013 3:19:52 PM
For 16 minutes, 14th-ranked Country Christian
hung with the undefeated and top-ranked Horizon Christian (Hood
River) Haws Wednesday afternoon.
But eventually the Hawks — specifically Matt Totero — became
too much for the Cougars to overcome in the OSAA 1A Boys Basketball Tournament
at Baker High School in Baker City, Ore.
Published: 2/27/2013 2:55:43 PM
With the clock momentarily stopped for a timeout inside the muggy City Christian gymnasium late Wednesday night, Russ Halverson issued his team a challenge.
Published: 2/22/2013 11:33:17 PM
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Published: 2/5/2013 3:36:38 PM
Who knew that the Colton Vikings are such a fan of Willamina High School?That’s because, in order for the Vikings to make the playoffs, they will need some help: Willamina needs to upset Gervais Tuesday to give the Vikings a chance.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:09:29 PM
It was a tale of two games last week.Wednesday night the Colton Vikings cruised to an easy 40-11 win at Horizon Christian-Tualatin. It was a balanced attack that beat the Hawks.
Published: 2/5/2013 3:12:43 PM
The Colton Vikings wrestling fell 60-23 to the Gervais Cougars Thursday. Colton also fell 46-36 to Scio. Calvin Hayes did manage to place fifth in a recent tournament, pinning Harrison Hunt from West Salem to take fifth place in his weight class.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:11:14 PM
Anthony Basargin put his hands on his head and looked to the ceiling of the Gervais High School gym.“Oh my gosh,” the freshman guard said in disbelief.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:09:19 PM
While the Colton Vikings defense held tough, their offense performed a disappearing act in the second half of their showdown with Gervais Friday night.
Published: 2/20/2013 1:48:13 PM
While the team results might not have been what the Colton Vikings wrestling team were looking for during the dual section of the season, the individual results are starting to pile up.
Briefs & Roundups
Published: 2/20/2013 10:41:47 AM
We wanted to have a little fun with the OSAA State Basketball Tournament, so we are projecting how the pairings will go in our own version of “Bracketology.
News Editor's Blog
Published: 2/28/2013 1:32:28 PM
EditorialIt is no secret that the mascot of Molalla High School is a touchy subject. As many know, various mascots using the word “Indians” or other variations of it — along with the use of stereotypical images — have come under fire across the country in the last couple of years.
Letters to the Editor
Published: 2/28/2013 11:08:18 AM
Deardorff family thanks the communityTo the editor: On behalf of Betty Deardorff’s family, we would like to thank everyone in the community for the out-pouring of sympathy and well wishes during Betty’s brief hospitalization and passing.
Published: 2/13/2013 2:39:43 PM
Molalla Historical Society gives credit to Student of the Year Denise AquinoTo the editor: Molalla Area Historical Society would like to congratulate Denise Aquino, Molalla High School junior and Oregon State Migrant Student of the Year.
Published: 2/20/2013 2:59:12 PM
Local police likened to a ‘standing army’To the editor: When small town America has a “standing army” with jurisdiction over omnia local — when elderly motorists are ticketed after a lifetime of driving, after having a perfect driving record — when at 70, or 60, or 50 years of age without accident or ticket — and then are caught once at one mistake, i.
Published: 2/6/2013 2:35:05 PM
Dentist makes a difference in communityTo the editor:Paul would have been impressed. I am an 80 year old who yesterday was fortunate enough to see Steven Puffer, with help from students and adults, put on a dental clinic on dental hygiene to a group of young students who were totally involved.
Published: 2/6/2013 2:45:31 PM
Guest ColumnBy Cleo RobertsThe tried and true methods people have long used to connect with each other still work; i.e., meeting at the office, in bars,, etc.
Published: 2/13/2013 2:36:07 PM
THIS WEEKTuesday, Feb. 12Mardi Gras in MolallaIt’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans and in Molalla too at the Fourth Annual Mardi Gras Open House from 11 a.m.
Published: 2/6/2013 2:29:53 PM
THIS WEEKWednesday, Feb. 6Molalla Youth Sports Board vacancy The Molalla Youth Sports board of directors is announcing a vacancy, with the term to begin March 1.
Published: 2/20/2013 2:43:48 PM
THIS WEEKTuesday, Feb. 19City Chamber meetingThe Molalla City Council will meet with the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Molalla Fire District Conference room where a possible quorum may be present.
Published: 2/28/2013 11:02:43 AM
THIS WEEK Wednesday, Feb. 27Molalla City CouncilThe Molalla City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Molalla City Hall. New business on the agenda will include the Parks and Recreation Master Plan proposed ammendments, Molalla Sanitary container rates, the ordinance establishing a privilege tax on electric utilities, and the PGE franchise agreement.
Police Fire Logs
Published: 2/5/2013 3:22:52 PM
The following is a condensed list from the Molalla Police Department’s call log for Jan. 25-Jan. 31. This list highlights much of the daily police activity in Molalla, but it is not comprehensive.
Published: 2/12/2013 5:03:39 PM
The North Fork Project, a habitat improvement built on the Molalla River for salmon, trout and steelhead, has held up under rough high-water conditions in recent months.
Published: 2/8/2013 5:11:27 PM
With an on-time graduation rate of 75.23 percent for 2012, Molalla High School ranked well above the state average on-time graduation rate of 68 percent last week.
Published: 2/22/2013 9:51:53 AM
OCTS-CTV Channel 5 will hold an open house at the CTV5 studio Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. for all Canby and Molalla area citizens. Meet Tony Gonzalez, the new station manager, and experience the dramatic studio changes that have occurred over the last several months.
Published: 2/26/2013 12:10:10 PM
Good aromas, delightful looking concoctions and a bunch of happy kids filled the Molalla High School kitchen last week for the Sixth Annual Kids Can Cook culinary competition.
Published: 2/26/2013 12:56:58 PM
Renaissance Public Academy has kicked off its enrollment schedule toward the 2013-14 school year. Phase 1 began with notification to all current RPA families and is designed to confirm returning students and learn of any siblings that will be new students.
Published: 2/26/2013 12:57:29 PM
On Feb. 9, students from Country Christian School presented a check for $700 to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The money will help fund the Fellows program sponsored by Kiwanis International.
Published: 2/21/2013 12:05:46 PM
Molalla Interim City Manager Mark Gervasi and the city council were ready to adopt an ordiance that would establish a 1.5 percent privilege tax on electric utilities at the Wednesday council meeting.
Published: 2/21/2013 1:04:38 PM
The Molalla Foursquare Church youth group "Kids For Christ" raised funds to send 28 teens to summer camp last year, many of whom would not have been able to afford to go.
Published: 2/21/2013 1:10:43 PM
The inaugural “Dr. Paul J. Puffer: Heart of the Community” dental outreach program kicked off on Valentines Day at Northwest Dental Clinic, which provided free dental services to children with dental needs.
Published: 2/21/2013 1:43:30 PM
Molalla Superintendent Tony Mann has asked the state Department of Education to provide a school transportation consultant to assist in reveiwing First Student safety, maintenance and hiring procedures.
Published: 2/13/2013 6:23:01 PM
Two armed burglary suspects were arrested by Molalla Police officers in the 800 block of North Molalla Avenue early Thursday morning after a homeowner reported suspicious persons shining a flashlight into the back windows of her house.
Published: 2/14/2013 2:58:12 PM
Share the Love Red RunThe Share the Love Red Run takes place Saturday, Feb. 16, with registration starting at 7 a.m. at Heckard Field. The race begins at 8 a.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:40:50 PM
Colton School District received good news when the Oregon school rankings came out last month. The school district is considerably above the Oregon state average on-time graduation rate of 68 percent having a 94 percent ranking of on-time graduates and 95 percent when the fifth year graduation cohort is included.
Published: 2/15/2013 1:44:46 PM
A two-vehicle collision on Highway 211 at the Patrol Street intersection in Molalla slowed traffic for about an hour Friday. There were no injuries.At about 12:30 p.
Published: 2/15/2013 4:33:34 PM
Two meetings of the Molalla City Council next week addressing local questions are open to the public.The Molalla City Council will hold a work session to discuss city manager recruitment at 5:30 p.
Published: 2/19/2013 11:14:48 AM
Oregon State Police officers are continuing the investigation into Monday evening's two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of S.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:56:10 PM
Colton High School has announced their students of the month for the first quarter. They are Tyler Moser-English Lab I, Angie Eckert-psychology, Tanner Beach-Medical Opportunities, Kalya Ilg -Chemistry, Anthony McKinney-Reading Writing Lab, Caleigh Vickery-Art I, Sara Winczewski-Art II, Megan Barron-Art III, Rhedyn Stanczyk-government and economics, Dane Norton-physical education, Jessica Laguardia-office aide, Kate Kobielsky-band, Daniel Stoddard-consumer economics, Dylan Rose-biology, Caitlyn Weinberger-geometry, Kris Riggs-good student, Tyler Moser-Spanish I, Becky Patterson-strength and conditioning, Courtney Reed and Sara Baurer-Woods.
Published: 2/14/2013 4:03:08 PM
State Police are investigating the shooting Thursday of a Great White Egret on the Vaughan Farm on South Macksburg Road near Molalla.Crystal Vaughan said she and her family heard four or five gunshots not far from their house at about 9 a.
Published: 2/14/2013 4:27:37 PM
How do you spell talent? You spell it P-a-l-m-b-l-a-d.The family Palmblad, Ron and Marylin and their children, Brandee and Tyler, of Colton, have acted in many Molalla Community Theater productions and have been part of the Colton High School drama department.
Published: 2/28/2013 4:28:37 PM
Clackamas County Administrator Steve Wheeler announced on Monday that he has agreed to part ways with the Board of Commissioners after his replacement is chosen.
Published: 2/28/2013 4:28:53 PM
Rep. Kurt Schrader was in Molalla Wednesday to meet with members of the Molalla Rotary Club, where he talked about how to stabilize the national debt. Before his talk began, Schrader, a Democrat from Canby who represents Oregon’s 5th District, had a few things to say about the need for Congress to pass a farm bill.
Published: 2/28/2013 4:48:43 PM
Molalla High School students in the past month not only shared their love, they shared their time, enthusiasm and lots of hard work bringing the community together to raise $23,053.
Published: 2/8/2013 4:41:34 PM
Feb. 4 – 15Sexy LegsMHS guys only collect money to support Share the Love by showing off their “sexy legs.’ The event will run Feb. 4-15 (school activity).
Published: 2/8/2013 5:10:03 PM
About 800 students packed into the bleachers Friday at Molalla High School to kick off the school’s annual Share the Love fundraising activities. With a goal of raising $15,000 to help a family in need, the students cheered on teacher Joe Zenisek, the master of ceremonies.
Published: 2/8/2013 4:29:39 PM
Molalla High School students have selected Rose Shoulders, a Molalla mother of five suffering from a rare neurological condition, as the 2013 Share the Love recipient.
Published: 2/7/2013 3:24:53 PM
The meeting of the Clarkes-Highland Community Planning Organization scheduled for Feb. 6 has been changed to the following Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.
Published: 2/7/2013 3:48:46 PM
Last year I reported on the Best Chicken Coop contest after the fact, with the names of the winners and a photo. This year I am happy to get the information out before the contest so more of you will know about it and actually “soup up the coop” and enter.
Published: 2/7/2013 4:22:37 PM
Kate Kobielsky is a senior at Colton High School, an athlete, a community volunteer, a high achieving student and an artist. Art teacher Craig Cervantes says she is the best artist he has had in his nearly 22 years in art education.
Published: 2/14/2013 4:18:08 PM
The Colton Grange Hall was filled with firefighters on Saturday, Feb. 9. Not for an emergency, but for an appreciation night. The fire department board of directors was hosting a banquet to say thank you to the volunteers of Colton Rural Fire Protection District No.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:45:27 PM
Referring to building activity as heating up might be a bit of a stretch in an area that saw only 17 permits issued for major projects. But the growth in the Clarkes-Highland area represents an increase of more than 20 percent in the number of residential permits since 2011.
Published: 2/14/2013 3:54:57 PM
Mulino Elementary School recently held their annual “No Name Calling Week.” There were many activities centered around non-bullying themes and ways to deal with that sort of peer pressure.
Published: 2/21/2013 4:02:39 PM
The chicks are in! Now all you teenage guys, don't get too excited: I'm talking about the beak and feather type. I am going to confess that I spent over an hour on the unionmillsfeed.
Published: 2/21/2013 4:15:17 PM
When most people hear there is a thriving FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter in Colton High School, they think of the face of the next generation of American agriculture.
Published: 2/28/2013 2:47:37 PM
Clackamas County transportation officials are organizing citizen input groups into five different geographical areas to gather input on transportation priorities.
Published: 2/28/2013 2:55:17 PM
A statewide database of crashes on Clarkes-Highland roads has shown few wrecks at an intersection that’s been concerning locals for years. But does that database show the full picture?Some residents don’t think so.
Published: 2/28/2013 3:22:06 PM
From the desk of Principal Kara Powell is the story of how the “Pets ‘Paws’ For Reading Photo Contest” came about:“So, after school one day, I was meeting with a staff member when I heard a commotion outside my office (a group of teachers and a GOAT, led by a jump-rope, came to visit).
Published: 2/5/2013 3:25:00 PM
Katherine ChristiansenOn Jan. 10, 2013 the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon. Hosted by Molalla Masonic Lodge No. 178 and catered by The Farmstead Restaurant and Pub, the meeting opened with a warm welcome by President Linda Ohta of Take Shape for Life.