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Clearing the air: The facts of Fiber-Fab

1 hour 12 min ago

It’s not every day that a report by a federal government organization raises eyebrows on the Gervais City Council, but that happened earlier this month, following the publication of the annual Toxic Release Inventory by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The annual report by the EPA is a compilation of data ...

Baseball roundup: Gervais bounces back at Sheridan

1 hour 12 min ago

Gervais

The Cougars scored a crucial victory against Sheridan to end the week and maintain a tie for third place in the West Valley Conference.

Gervais (5-8, 3-2 West Valley) bounced back from a 13-0 loss to league-leading No. 3 Horizon Christian on April 15 by taking a 9-6 victory ...

Woodburn boys tennis beats Dallas, Silverton

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:44

The Woodburn boys tennis scored a pair of victories against Dallas and Silverton last week to pull the team’s season record to 5-5.

The Bulldogs opened the week without singles players David Samano and Manny Leon, but Coach Tom Lonergan moved players and was happy to see his team step ...

St. Paul girls place second at SW Christian Invitational

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:31

Coleman sets new personal record in shot put

The St. Paul girls won three events Thursday and scored 97 points at the Southwest Christian Invitational en route to a second-place finish out of 14 teams at Sherwood High School.

The Buckaroo girls finished 35.5 points behind first-place Sherwood and 29.5 ...

Gervais boys place third at Sheridan

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:11

Ben Goumy, Cody Tesch and Beverlyn Stott each won events for the Gervais track and field team Thursday at Sheridan High School.

Stott placed first in the 100 (13.52) and 200 (28.19), marking the second time this season the Gervais senior swept both sprints.

Goumy took top honors in the ...

Kennedy girls finish first in Tri-River/PacWest meet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:03

Juniors Lauren Stokley and Loghan Sprauer combine for five victories

The Kennedy girls did what they do best Thursday at JFK High?School: win.

The Trojans combined for victories in eight events to finish on top of the six-team track meet composed of teams from the PacWest and Tri-River conferences.

Loghan ...

Berkey's return strengthens Husky tennis

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:51

Without its No. 2 singles player for most of the first half of the season, the North Marion boys tennis team could have struggled.

Instead, the Huskies seemingly masked Ethan Berkey’s absence with elevated play across the board.

“Maybe it was a blessing in disguise,” first-year coach Caleb Barnes said ...

Defense propels Trojans to first in conference

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:47

Kennedy baseball throws three shutouts in the past week

With two outs down in the second inning of Friday’s game against Western Mennonite, the Kennedy baseball team poured on the runs and finished the round with a 7-0 lead.

The Trojans went on to score four more times in the ...

Woodburn places fourth at Silverton

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:34

Rodolfo Hernandez, Nate Bosquez and Noah Te lead Bulldogs this season

The boys and girls of the Woodburn track and field team may finished at the bottom of the team scores at Thursday’s Mid-Willamette track meet in Silverton, but the Bulldogs featured a number of individual athletes who are poised ...

Presenting some of Woodburn's top señoritas

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:23

The Fiesta queen and first princess will be crowned Aug. 2

Fiesta Mexicana has been a tradition in Woodburn for 50 years, and along with the tradition of the festival is the tradition of having a Fiesta queen.

This year, the Fiesta Court is made up of six young ladies ...

Bulldogs dispatch Dragons in track duel

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:37

Woodburn boys take first in nine events to score an 83-61 win over visiting Dallas

The Woodburn boys track and field team had its best day of the season Wednesday, beating Dallas 83-61 in a head-to-head duel for the Bulldogs’ first win of the season.

The Bulldogs took six of ...

Waite paces Husky track team

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:32

Hannah Waite earned top-five finishes in both hurdles races to lead the North Marion girls track and field team April 12 at the Willamette Falls Invitational at Pioneer Memorial Stadium in Oregon City.

The returning state qualifier clocked a season-best 16.75 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles to take fourth place ...

Meet of Champions

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:28

Gervais, Kennedy and St. Paul represented at the Salem track meet

Gervais

Junior Ben Goumy placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 40-7.75 to lead the Cougars at the Meet of Champions at Willamette University. Goumy also set a personal-record time of 16.97 in the 110 hurdles. ...

Huskies remain on top in 4A

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:22

North Marion baseball pitching staff succeeds by committee

North Marion baseball coach Randy Brack felt himself getting upset with pitcher Jordan Kendall for giving up too many free bases.

But after the Huskies finished off an 8-1 victory over Molalla at home Wednesday to sweep their first two-game series of ...

Buckaroos bid farewell to girls basketball coach Mike Murphy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:07

The longtime St. Paul coach retires with a 315-87 record, 11 trips to the postseason in 14 seasons and one state title

Sometimes not saying much says a lot about a person.

Like when St. Paul girls basketball coach Mike Murphy won the 300th game of his career in ...

Bulldog girls tennis team builds experience

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:59

Woodburn returns a number of talented athletes, but many are playing singles for the first time

The Woodburn girls tennis team is a curious mix of maturity and inexperience.

On the one hand, the Bulldogs have no new players at the varsity level, a first in coach Justin Lindemann’s tenure ...

Medical marijuana a high priority for cities

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00

Local councils unified in imposing moratoriums on dispensaries ahead of May 1 deadline

Any proprietors interested in opening medical marijuana dispensaries in northern Marion County may have to put their plans on hold, as most area city councils have taken advantage of the prerogative given them by the Legislature and ...

Kiwanis bark dust sale grosses nearly $25K

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00

Members of Woodburn Kiwanis were busy last week with the club’s largest yearly fundraiser, as well as its biggest project in general: its annual sale of hemlock bark dust.

The sale and distribution ran from April 9 through 12, with numerous volunteers delivering orders all over town, with the help ...

Cracker Barrel in Woodburn? Not anytime soon

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00

Amid rumors that Cracker Barrel might be eyeing a new location in Woodburn, Economic and Development Services Director Jim Hendryx confirmed this week that a representative of the Lebanon, Tenn.-based company had held an informal meeting with him earlier this month.

Hendryx described the meeting as a “pre-application conference” and ...

Ivy targeted at Alvah G. Cowan Park

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00

The rehabilitation of the city-owned Alvah G. Cowan Park in Woodburn will continue later this month, as a group of volunteers target invasive plants and aim to replace them with native species.

The project is a collaborative effort between the Settlemier Knot Garden Society, which adopted the park last year; ...

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