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Baseball: Husky Legion team has eyes on the future

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:44

Triple-A Legion baseball prepares North Marion for the 2016 season

The 2015 high school baseball season ended for the North Marion Huskies on May 29 with a 15-8 playoff loss to the Gladstone Gladiators. But that hardly spelled the end of baseball as a whole for the Huskies, who ...

Hop Fest offers fun for the whole family

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:44

Hubbard firefighters present the 42nd annual Hop Festival July 18

After 42 years, the Hubbard Hop Festival has experienced little change, but that’s simply because the Hubbard volunteer firefighters know a good thing when they see it.

This year, the July 18 event will again feature a fun run, parade, ...

Football: Former Molalla assistant Josh Crawford to coach Gervais football program

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:44

Crawford wants to run a more evenly spaced offense and look to get the ball to its best athletes

Following the departure of former football coach Duane Riddell, the Gervais Cougars didn’t have to look far for their new head coach.

Gervais found its man not too far away, ...

Caring for our souls

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:44

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, if you long for a more intimate relationship with the Divine Holy Mystery, yourself and others, I invite you to become a participant in a small group, “Caring for Our Souls” (spiritual formation) gatherings based on Ignatian spiritual ...

Conversations on the Vine returns July 26

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:44

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are invited to join Hubbard United Church of Christ’s “Conversations on the Vine.”

The group will gather at Aurora Colony Vineyard, 21338 Oak Lane N.E., Aurora, from 1 to 2 p.m. July 26.

Artists of all kinds ...

Rule changes in store for 2015-16 high school athletic season

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:44

Several minor rule changes for high school athletics were recently approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations that will take effect for the 2015-16 high school sports seasons.

The NFHS is the governing body that writes the rules of competition for the majority of high school sports ...

92nd Molalla Buckeroo kicks off Wednesday evening

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:28

Tie-down roper Cory Solomon, ranked second in the current world standings, is among the PRCA cowboys expected to compete in the first of four evening performances, beginning at 8 p.m.

The horses are in the field, the cattle are in the pens, and the rodeo grounds are groomed and ready. ...

North Marion places fourth at state equestrian championship

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:27

Huskies send four to 2015 OHSET state meet, led by Alexis Knight, who placed 12th individually

It may have taken an extra month, but the North Marion equestrian team finally got the chance to represent the Huskies at the 2015 OHSET State Championships.

North Marion sent four representatives — Sydney ...

Relay team hopes to 'just beat' the odds

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:27

Fundraising season for “Just Beat It” begins in March and spans four months through the conclusion of Relay for Life of the Woodburn Area in July.

The team led all Woodburn Relay teams last year by raising more than $11,000 and was so successful thanks to the commitment from ...

Mural project turns into city-school collaboration

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:27

What started out as a project to give students service hours is developing into a community-wide collaboration.

Sara Bailey, adviser of the National Art Honor Society and art teacher at North Marion High School, said the group of about a dozen NAHS students was looking for a service project when ...

Trio in Brooks animal neglect case sentenced

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Three leaders of Willamette Animal Rescue have pleaded guilty to charges of animal neglect nearly 30 months after authorities seized 149 neglected and malnourished dogs from a warehouse in Brooks.

Alicia Marie Inglish, 26, the director of Willamette Animal Rescue, pleaded guilty last month to 10 counts of first-degree animal ...

OSAA to enter football safety program in 2016

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Oregon becomes first state to require enrollment in USA Football's Heads Up Football program

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) will become the first state high school activities association in the United States to require coach enrollment into USA Football’s Heads Up Football program effective in 2016.

Heads Up ...

Shoot for the moon: Rich's Gun Shop doubles its size with new expansion

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Walking into Rich’s Gun Shop in Donald, with its rustic motif and throwback cowboy decor, has always felt a bit like stepping back into the Old West.

But that feeling will be greatly amplified this summer — and not just because the temperatures outside are seeming more fit for ...

State plans expansion of biliteracy seal program

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Academy of International Studies was among eight districts or schools to pilot the program

The state of Oregon is moving forward with plans to expand a new bilingual recognition program that was piloted this year at eight schools and districts, including Woodburn’s Academy of International Studies.

During the Woodburn High ...

Bucks wrap successful summer league stint

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Seven players from this year’s St. Paul boys basketball team are now pursuing bigger and better things after graduating this spring.

Following the exodus of talent, the Buckaroos got their first look at next season’s team during recent summer league play, and head coach Vince Drago was pleased with what ...

MacLaren youths awarded diplomas, certificates

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Annual graduation ceremony smaller than usual due to OYA shifts in facility use

It was a smaller group than usual that donned blue and black caps and gowns and stood before family and friends to receive their high school diplomas and vocational certificates last week at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility’s ...

County to host local forum on new health assessment

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Future efforts will focus on four key health indicators: obesity, depression, tobacco, prenatal care

The Marion County Health Department has completed the countywide health assessment it conducts approximately every four years, and plans to share those findings at a community forum this week.

The forum will be held at 6 ...

Woodburn Estates will not renew GM's contract

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

Decision to not rehire Sharon Schaub as manager of planned community was made in closed session

Sharon Schaub’s contract as general manger of Woodburn Estates & Golf will not be renewed by the 55-plus residential community’s board of directors, it was announced last month.

Her contract as director of ...

Capital Cup soccer tournament attract's region's best players

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:25

The annual Capital Cup soccer tournament brought some of the region’s best high school players to Salem on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as dozens of younger teams.

The local Woodburn Athletic Futbol Club was represented by four teams, including the U20 WAFC Espana that featured 2015 4A Player ...