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Gervais girls basketball team falls to Salem-area schools

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The Gervais girls nearly pulled out a victory against Blanchet Catholic, falling 50-43 at home on Feb. 3 before losing by 40 to one of the best teams in the state Saturday night.

The Cougars (1-9, 5-17 PacWest) led the visiting Blanchet Cavaliers (10-11, 6-4) 22-21 heading into halftime last ...

Bucks clinch league playoff berth

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Despite daunting schedule, the Buckaroos hope to finish strong and pick up a second upset over No. 5 Regis

It was a difficult week for the St. Paul girls, but the team finished strong and accomplished one of their preseason goals by clinching a spot in the league playoffs with ...

Woodburn wrestlers top Corvallis, finish 15th at Clackamas

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Bill Geister Invitational

Feb. 7 at Clackamas High School

1. David Douglas - 266.0

2. McMinnville - 223.0

3. Century - 179.5

4. Sunset - 158.5

5. Glencoe - 153.5

6. Southridge - 133.5

7. Cleveland - 131.5

8. Clackamas - 109.0

9. Centennial - 100.5

10. Putnam - 88.0 ...

Kennedy boys stop losing skid

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The Kennedy Trojans rebounded from their worst stretch of play this season, winning three straight games last week to climb back into the conference playoff picture.

The Trojans (15-8, 6-6 Tri-River) turned around their season in just five days, making up for a two-week stretch in which Kennedy lost five ...

Trojans playing at high level

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The Kennedy girls basketball team may be playing their best basketball of the season, but co-head coach Peter Hall still thinks there is room for improvement.

“I think there’s a lot more room,” Hall said. “I honestly think we still haven’t peaked yet. Every game we’re improving.”

The No. 2 ...

Wurstfest dishes up family fun

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Wurstfest starts Friday, and the seventh year of this event is shaping up to be as exciting and festive as ever.

Guests can expect live music, 20 varieties of sausage, vendors, a children’s craft area, a masquerade parade and more at the two-day event held in the Mount Angel Festhalle. ...

Food for free drink at Dutch Bros. Feb. 14

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Both Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in Woodburn will be offering free 16-ounce drinks Feb. 14 in exchange for customers’ donation of three cans of nonperishable food.

It’s part of the Grants Pass-based company’s Dutch Luv Day promotion, in which each of the franchise’s locations collect food donations for local food ...

Make something sweet this Valentine's Day

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

I was trying to think of a delicious chocolate dessert to feature for Valentine’s Day, and remembered a “light” chocolate cheesecake recipe I and my roommate made many years ago that was so tasty.

The crust on it was made with brownie mix, a dash of cinnamon and a jar ...

Mount Angel announces First Citizen Awards

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2014 First Citizen Awards.

The First Citizen Awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Mount Angel Festhalle.

Tickets are $30 and are available at US Bank and Columbia Bank in Mount Angel.

Jim ...

Zion Mennonite Church gears up for quilting workshop

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

The congregation of Zion Mennonite Church is hosting the 43rd annual Quilting Workshop at the church three miles east of Hubbard Feb. 19-21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The three-day workshop includes display of more than 100 quilts, wall hangings and comforters ranging from the latest techniques ...

Aurora Fire District awarded grants for seismic upgrades to stations

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

Aurora Rural Fire Protection District has been awarded more than half a million dollars in grant money to seismically upgrade its two stations.

Of the $684,804 awarded, $428,826 will go toward the Aurora Fire Station and $255,978 will go toward the Donald Fire Station.

The Aurora station, built in the ...

WACA play gets personal

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00

School's latest production, which debuts Thursday, tackles issues of bullying, forgiveness and embracing one's intellectual gifts

The Woodburn Arts and?Communications Academy theater department’s winter production of “Gifted,”?by Tommy Lee Johnston, debuts Thursday.

The play follows the experience of a small class of gifted high-school students, who must deal with bullying ...

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:06

The suspect in a Jan. 9 armed robbery in Woodburn has been arrested by Woodburn Police.

Rudy Martinez, 24, of Woodburn, was arrested Jan. 29 and charged with robbery I, being a felon in possession of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.

According to Woodburn Police, on ...

Capaces program now includes trade, career training

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

José GarcÍa joins institute staff to help with program's transition

The Capaces Leadership Institute in Woodburn has recently added a new twist to one of its core programs, as the organization continues to grow in its fourth year.

The initiative in question is the TURNO (Talento Universitario Regresando a ...

State Department of Ed recognizes Washington migrant parent

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

The father of two Washington Elementary School students was recently named the Migrant Parent of the Year during the Oregon Association of Comprehensive Education’s annual winter conference in Seaside.

Rafael Flores was recognized for his work with the school’s Site Council, its parent group and other organizations.

“He has been ...

City to vote on pot clinic ordinance

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

The Woodburn City Council will consider an ordinance this month that effectively limits medical marijuana dispensaries to a small area of industrial land in the far northeast corner of the city.

The decision to draft an ordinance came after a public hearing during the council’s regular meeting last week, in ...

Schools far above state grad rates

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

Those enrolled in the Early College Program now counted toward high school graduation rate

way the numbers are calculated, high school graduation rates for the Woodburn School District are much higher than in past years.

But the real good news for the district and the community is that the rates ...

Woodburn's got talent

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

52 WACA students have their work honored in annual art and writing contest; seven will go on to compete at the national level in New York City

The Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy again made a splash in this year’s Willamette Valley Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, with 52 ...

Huskies falter against Stayton, Newport

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

A pair of Oregon West Conference foes handed the North Marion girls basketball team (6-12, 1-3) two single-digit losses last week.

On Jan. 27, Stayton’s girls (13-3, 3-1) defeated the Huskies 55-48 to win their 13th consecutive game, and on Friday, Newport (5-13, 1-3) knocked off North Marion ...

Woodburn wrestlers place nine at Putnam

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

The Woodburn wrestling team finished the week with one of its most impressive tournament outings of the season.

The Bulldogs traveled to Milwaukie for the Joe Stewart Invitational at Rex Putnam High School Saturday, with nine wrestlers who advanced to placement matches.

Although the Bulldogs finished sixth out of nine ...