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'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:29

Before he was a 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medalist ice skater, four-time world champion and four-time U.S. champion, Scott Hamilton says he was bullied as a kid.

"I grew up in a small town and was a sick kid," which made him a target, Hamilton told a crowd of ...

Huskies win first league title in school history

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:52

The North Marion boys soccer team shares their honor with co-champion Stayton and looks ahead to state tournament

The North Marion boys soccer team is no stranger to the playoffs, but few Huskies teams have entered the post season with as much anticipation as this year’s squad.

The Huskies have ...

Woodburn's Olmos qualifies for state cross country finals

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:27

Senior becomes first Bulldog in three years to advance to state championships

When Woodburn senior Julio Olmos crossed the finish line at the Mid-Willamette Conference Championships on Wednesday, he wasn’t just the seventh runner to finish the race — he became the first Bulldog to qualify for the 5A State ...

Football roundup: Huskies season comes to a close

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:17

The 2014 North?Marion football season came to an end after the Huskies were eliminated from playoff contention following a 31-14 home loss to No. 4 Cascade Friday night.

The Huskies fell behind 17-0 at half time and could do little to catch up with the physical Cougar team.

The ...

Bucks' victory puts team near playoffs

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:14

St. Paul football team needs to beat Kennedy to avoid playoff tie-breakers

The St. Paul football game pulled within one win of the playoffs after running through the Santiam Wolverines Friday night to the tune of a 42-21 victory.

Junior running back Tyler Smith led the Buckaroos (7-1, 2-1 ...

Roundup: Huskies lose to Stayton in top-5 rematch

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:12

The second game between two of the best teams in 4A boys soccer promised to be great, and No. 4 North Marion and No. 2 Stayton did not disappoint Oct. 21 at Willamette University in Salem.

The two met on neutral ground after the Huskies claimed the first game of ...

A race of wild proportions

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:04

A team of local competitors prepare for the national wild horse racing finals this weekend

A trio of Oregonians — two of whom are from Marion County — are set to take part in the National Wild Horse Racing Association (NWHRA) finals this weekend.

David Gregory, of St. Paul, and ...

Kennedy handles business at home, captures conference championship

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:36

Trojans, Bucks advance to state, could meet again in second round

The Kennedy volleyball team came into Tuesday's Tri-Valley Conference title game undefeated at home this year and stayed that way.

The Trojans dominated the visiting St. Paul Buckaroos in a 3-0 sweep (25-15, 25-17, 25-10) to claim the ...

Three visions compete for the Association Building

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

A five-member committee appointed by the mayor, consisting of two city councilors and three community members, is tasked with the initial review of the three proposals.

It has been asked to assist the Urban Renewal Agency in determining the feasibility of the three concepts and to submit a ...

Despite academic growth on report card, North Marion braces for changes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

Weeks after the State Report Card was released, North Marion School District is looking forward with how to help students succeed while preparing for completely new assessments.

Julie Jackson, director of elementary teaching and learning, said North Marion Intermediate School’s growth from a 2 to a 3 (out of a ...

Crystal Apple awards to be handed out Nov. 7

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

Numerous educators, administrators and support staff nominated in Woodburn, Gervais and North Marion

Woodburn’s 13th Annual Crystal Apple Awards Banquet will be held on Nov. 7 at the Woodburn Health Center.

The event, which is being sponsored by Maps Credit Union this year, celebrates exemplary character and devotion by ...

Engle and Schmidtman associating with larger firm

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

A large, storied and distinguished law firm in Portland is seeking to join the Woodburn community, through a partnership with the much smaller local firm Engle and Schmidtman.

For the local attorneys, the arrangement allows them to offer their clients a wider range of legal services and greater resources than ...

New development approved west of Interstate 5

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

A large new commercial development west of?Interstate 5 was approved by the Woodburn Planning Commission last week.

The 5-acre property in question previously housed the Miles Chevrolet building, but it was demolished this summer. The site, located at 3001 Newberg Highway, is owned and being developed by Eugene-based Master Development. ...

Local, statewide candidates speak at Country Meadows

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidates forum Thursday evening at Country Meadows Village.

The event featured candidates for a number of political races, including the Marion County Board of Commissioners, the District 22 seat for the state House of Representatives, the District 11 seat for ...

3 visions compete for the Association Building

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

Texas-based Williamson County Investments envisions micro brewpub

The first proposal for the Association Building came from the Williamson County Investments Corp., an Austin, Texas-based for-profit corporation involved with various urban development and construction projects.

A letter submitted to the city by Williamson County Investments president and founder David J. ...

Rec department hosting Halloween party at Downtown Plaza

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

If you frighten easily, downtown Woodburn might be a place to avoid Halloween night, as it’s invaded by all manner of ghouls, goblins, zombies, vampires and — if we’re lucky — probably a superhero or two.

If you’re not easily spooked, then by all means, come downtown and join the ...

Intermediate students jog in school-wide fundraiser

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

North Marion Jogathon 2014 was a huge success for student effort and community involvement, said North Marion Intermediate School Assistant Principal Cory Gaub.

Nearly 500 student runners and walkers participated in the event at North Marion High School track Friday.

Many community sponsors and North Marion School District partners provided ...

Despite academic growth on report card, NM braces for changes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

Weeks after the State Report Card was released, North Marion School District is looking forward with how to help students succeed while preparing for completely new assessments.

Julie Jackson, director of elementary teaching and learning, said North Marion Intermediate School’s growth from a 2 to a 3 (out of a ...

Huskies' Barrow finishes second, qualifies for cross country finals

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

After going almost a decade between appearances, the North Marion Huskies will be represented in back-to-back trips to the cross country state championships after junior Colin Barrow finished second at the Oregon West Conference Championship Saturday at Philomath High School.

Barrow was part of last year’s team that finished second ...

Bulldogs climb rankings, clinch conference title

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00

With the regular season coming to a close, the Woodburn boys soccer team continues to play at a high note.

The Bulldogs won two more games last week, scoring a 3-1 victory at Crescent Valley on Oct. 21, followed by an 11-0 drubbing of Lebanon Thursday at Woodburn High School. ...