Those Who Served: Molalla man helped build Liberty Ships at Kaiser yards

Those Who Served: Molalla man helped build Liberty Ships at Kaiser yards

Those who built the ships and equipment that helped win World War II are also remembered on this...

Molalla High seniors honored for academic excellence

Molalla High seniors honored for academic excellence

In a flash, another year is coming to an end and with it another opportunity to celebrate the...

Molalla Fifth graders raise $375 to help rennovate the 1857 Oregon Constitution.

Molalla Fifth graders raise $375 to help rennovate the 1857 Oregon Constitution.

Students at Rennaissance Public Academy started a penny drive to raise the money at the school. In...

First-ever Molalla High School Art Show

First-ever Molalla High School Art Show

When: 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 in the MHS Commons. The Molalla High School Leadership...

Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

The Molalla junior shook off his disappointing performance in the discus to win the shot put with...

Claudia Chinook is coming

Claudia Chinook is coming

Molalla-Pudding Rivers Celebration is Saturday May 21 When you see a 29-foot Chinook salmon...

Molalla Avenue improvements will 'outweigh' current frustrations

Molalla Avenue improvements will 'outweigh' current frustrations

If you’ve done any driving in downtown Molalla lately, you’ve seen the signs,...

Celebrating Molalla FFA

Celebrating Molalla FFA

Molalla’s FFA held its annual awards banquet on May 4 at Molalla High School. The program...

Molalla High School Choir is 4-A state champions

Molalla High School Choir is 4-A state champions

The Molalla High School Choir, under the direction of Tim Friesen, came home to a heroes’...

What is Molalla's Bond Measure 3-473 about?

What is Molalla's Bond Measure 3-473 about?

So, if you were to tell people today what Bond Measure 3-473 is all about, what would be your...

Seth Ettestad named Molalla's 'Amazing Kid'

Seth Ettestad named Molalla's 'Amazing Kid'

Also elected student body president last week for the coming school year, the MHS junior is...

Call for photos for 2017 Oregon's Bounty Calendar

Call for photos for 2017 Oregon's Bounty Calendar

For the 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar, Farm Bureau invites the public to submit their own...

Memories brought alive at Molalla High School Alumni luncheon

Memories brought alive at Molalla High School Alumni luncheon

More than 200 people attended the Molalla High School Alumni Luncheon last Saturday in the MHS...

Weekend at the Museum

Weekend at the Museum

Volunteers at Molalla's Dibble House Museum Complex Hello Molalla History Buffs: The museum...

Passadore's Pizzeria owners set to sell downtown eatery

Passadore's Pizzeria owners set to sell downtown eatery

Gina and Tim Bilyeu decided to put their 2-year-old business on the market after the lingering...

Cascade Foothills Winegrowers: Taste. Learn. Celebrate.

Cascade Foothills Winegrowers: Taste. Learn. Celebrate.

It’s a secret they have known for years that there’s a wine-tasting region in the...

Hard work earns time on a Florida beach for MHS Choir

Hard work earns time on a Florida beach for MHS Choir

The Molalla high school concert choir is on tour currently in Orlando, and we just completed the...

Colton's embattled wrestling coach takes case to board

Colton's embattled wrestling coach takes case to board

Kerry Benthin went before the Colton School District board of directors to ask them to reconsider...

Molalla Cub Scout Pack 257 is up and running

Molalla Cub Scout Pack 257 is up and running

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Molalla Kiwanis, Cub Scout Pack 257 is active and chartered. All...

Help clean up the Molalla River Corridor

Help clean up the Molalla River Corridor

It's always a fun time in the Molalla Corridor when we get together to clean up the river, and...

Molalla Community Spaghetti Feed

Molalla Community Spaghetti Feed

The event features a tour of the Molalla River Middle School and information on Molalla's school...

'Shango Molalla' marijuana dispensary opens downtown

'Shango Molalla' marijuana dispensary opens downtown

Owners Joi and Joey Moshberger of Gladstone invested more than $200,000 to remodel the old...

Molalla FFA shines at State Convention

Molalla FFA shines at State Convention

Molalla’s FFA participated among more than 2,500 FFA members, advisors, parents, and guests...

Molalla Fire District: Keeping up with the call volume

Molalla Fire District: Keeping up with the call volume

Molalla Fire District Lt/Paramedic Michael Penunuri never knows what will happen on any given day...

Molalla High Dance Team competes in OSAA competition

Molalla High Dance Team competes in OSAA competition

The Molalla High School Wolverettes Dance Team performed in the OSAA Dance competition Saturday...

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May 25, 2016

Ag Research Center Open for Public

by Molalla Pioneer
B eginning in late May, the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is offering tours of their experimental farm south of Wilsonville. The tours will be held the last Friday of…
MPD - A Molalla Police officer fits a new bicycle helmet. Molalla Communications Company is again providing free helmets at this year's event.
May 24, 2016

Molalla Police bring back National Night Out

by Peggy Savage
Molalla's National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Molalla Adult Community Center. After a two year hiatus, the Molalla Police Department will again be…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…


TRIBUNE PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Metro's Jennifer Wilson, left, gives guidance to Portland State student Jeremiah Green.
May 21, 2016

Native Plant Center gets help from community

by Andrew Kilstrom
Metro, volunteers aim to repopulate native plants at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Oregon, and more specifically the Portland area, has changed drastically in the past couple centuries or so. With…
COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - A smoky fire killed two men Thursday, May 19, inside a house on South Leabo Road in Molalla.
May 19, 2016

Names of two victims of a Molalla house fire released

by Pamplin Media Group
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office released the names of two victims of a Thursday morning fire that damaged a home on South Leabo Road in Molalla. Family notifications have been completed in the…
May 18, 2016

Molalla Police to increase DUII enforcement over holidays

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich reminds drivers that the upcoming DUII enforced events in Molalla this year, are Memorial Day on May 30, and the LaFortuna Rodeo’s, at the Molalla Buckaroo…
May 18, 2016

Molalla residents warned to look out for Poison Hemlock

by Peggy Savage
The city of Molalla has issued a warning for residents to be on the lookout for poison hemlock. This noxious weed, which is present in every county in Oregon, has recently been identified within…
May 18, 2016

Molalla council approves three planning commission applicants

by Daniel Pearson
A smorgasbord of discussion filled a relatively-short Molalla City Council meeting May 11. And the initial approval by the council of three applicants to be considered by the mayor for the…
May 25, 2016

Molalla school bond measure goes down in defeat

by Kristine Thomas
Voters defeated Bond Measure 3-473, which would have provided funding to build two new schools in the Molalla River School District. Early election results Tuesday night showed the measure going…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla Supt. Tony Mann
May 18, 2016

Molalla schools superintendent 'moving forward' after bond…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla River School District Superintendent Tony Mann Wednesday morning voiced his disappointment that district voters did not pass Bond Measure 3-473 on May 17. The bond would have funded two…

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May 18, 2016

Early election results show Molalla school bond measure going…

by Peggy Savage
The first unofficial election results at 8 p.m. are 1963 "no" votes or 52 percent to 1642 "yes" votes or 43.79 percent for a bond measure for the Molalla River School District. If voters were to…
May 12, 2016

Molalla CERT gains an emergency trailer and five new graduates

by Peggy Savage
Molalla’s Emergency Response Team gained its third group of graduates on May 3. The five new CERT graduate, trained by Molalla Fire District personnel, received their certificates in a…
FILE PHOTO - Molalla Public Library celebrates 116 years
May 11, 2016

Molalla Public Library celebrates 116 years

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Public Library turns 116 years old on Saturday May 14. To celebrate, library patrons are invited to come in to partake of cake or cookies anytime during normal hours, 10 am to 5 pm.…
FILE PHOTO - Clarkes-HIghland residents near Molalla will ask Clackamas County leaders to reject an application for a marijuana production operation off South Lower Highland Road
May 11, 2016

Clarkes-Highland residents oppose pot grow operation

by Craig Loughridge
A sometimes contentious meeting of the Clarkes-Highland Community Planning Organization last week ended with participants overwhelmingly agreeing to ask Clackamas County leaders to reject an…
May 11, 2016

Molalla K of C named Oregon Council of the Year

by Peggy Savage
Molalla’s Saint James Knights of Columbus Council was named Oregon’s Council of the Year at the Knights of Columbus State Convention in Salem April 30. K of C Council #3509 was one of 90…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Beaverton-areas Amazing Kid, Coral Lara Rizo of Aloha, had a moment in the spotlight Monday with Trail Blazers great Terry Porter and Mark Garber, president of Pamplin Media Group.
May 10, 2016

Terry Porter delivers inspiration to Portland area's 'Amazing…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
NBA legend speaks at event for 2016 contest honorees Following a passion — especially one for community service — can inspire others and build a brighter future. That was the message from NBA…
MOLALLA FFA - Austin Alexander
May 05, 2016

More Molalla-area amazing kids

by Peggy Savage
These three deserving young people were nominated to represent the Molalla Pioneer as the 2016 Amazing Kid. All three, however, turned 18 before Feb. 29, this year's official age cut-off date.…
BELIEVE IN MOLALLA SCHOOLS - Pizza at Passadore's Pizzaria
May 04, 2016

Molalla Bond Information Night at Passadore's Pizzaria

by Peggy Savage
Believe in Molalla Schools will hold it’s next Bond Information Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Passadore’s Pizzaria. Find out what you want to learn about the bond measure and enjoy a…
May 04, 2016

Join Molalla Pregnancy Care Center's Walk for Life

by Molalla Pioneer
Help women and teens facing unplanned pregnancy by participating in the Pregnancy Care Center’s annual Walk for Life. The walk will be held on Saturday, May 7 and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.…
MRSD - Conceptual drawing of the Remodel for Safety & Security at Mulino Elementary School. The proposed plan provides a secure vestibule. Perimeter corridor under existing roof overhang provides interior connections to all classrooms.
May 04, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Molalla's Bond Measure 3-473

by Peggy Savage
Will Molalla School District get to keep $4 million matching funds even if the bond fails? No, Molalla's 4 million dollars will be given to another school district. The district that…