Published: 11/20/2012 11:42:51 AM
It appears Wilsonville’s rivalry with Sherwood will be healthy for
years to come.
In an epic game that came down to the final seconds, the Wilsonville
5/6 Blue football team eked out a 20-19 victory against Sherwood’s Red team for
a Tualatin Valley Youth Football division championship Nov.
Thanks To You
Published: 11/20/2012 11:20:11 AM
A student delegation from Kitakata, Japan visited Wilsonville from Oct. 28- Nov. 6 as part of our sister-city exchange program. The delegation of 16 students and two chaperones learned about our community, customs and culture and made many new friends.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:45:25 PM
Like many of you, I looked forward to getting together with my family and friends on Thanksgiving. We have many things to be grateful for over this past year.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:50:50 PM
As the president of the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce this year I have had a singular focus on the chamber’s role in promoting education, because I believe education is key to a vibrant and strong community.
Published: 11/20/2012 11:21:35 AM
New councilors thank votersI would like to express my appreciation to everyone who supported me in my campaign for a seat on the Wilsonville City Council.
Published: 11/13/2012 10:13:21 AM
Personal attacks were distastefulEven though my intent was to vote the Ludlow/Tootie team, I became repulsed by their ugly, immature, personal attacks on their opponents with their flyers.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:43:49 PM
Wilsonville Road seasonal lights are meaningfulLove the lights! Thank you to the city for the lights along Wilsonville Road. They are such a great addition to the Christmas season.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:52:32 PM
The Wilsonville ACHIEVE Coalition is proud to report that its 2012-13 Community Action Plan has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Recreation and Park Association.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:55:56 PM
Robert ‘Bob’ Henry ValdezBob Valdez died at Providence Newberg Medical Center on Oct. 26, 2012 due to cancer complications. He was 70 years old.He was born on April 15, 1942 in Riverton, Wyo.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:33:40 PM
O’Dene Delton NelsonO’Dene Delton Nelson, 80, died Nov. 20, 2012, in his Canby home.He was born Jan. 6, 1932, in Chamberlain, S.D., to Otto and Mary Nelson.
Published: 11/6/2012 4:29:26 PM
Wilsonville High School’s fall drama production “Our Town” continues with a 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, performance at the high school’s auditorium, 6800 S.
Published: 11/27/2012 9:38:28 AM
The Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
Published: 11/21/2012 1:30:40 PM
Irish Culture in Tualatin is ongoing at Historic Winona Grange #271, located at 8340 S.W. Seneca Street, Tualatin. There are Irish dance classes (Céilí) for those 13 and up from 7-9 p.
Published: 11/13/2012 11:34:56 AM
Wilsonville Youth Sports is holding a fundraising Dinner Night from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at The Ram Restaurant, 29800 S.
Published: 11/13/2012 9:51:41 AM
Mayoral candidate Stanley Wallulis pulled in nearly 5 percent of the vote, and said that while he is disappointed in the outcome, he hopes others in Wilsonville’s city government will take up the issue that drove his campaign – preventing the city from spending $20 million in water system improvements that Wallulis, a longtime water systems engineer for cities throughout the Pacific Northwest, says are not necessary.
Published: 11/19/2012 10:31:11 AM
Wilsonville police are searching for a man who robbed on Sunday the US Bank branch located inside the Wilsonville Fred Meyer.About 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Wilsonville police were dispatched to the Wilsonville Fred Meyer with information that the bank branch had just been robbed.
Published: 11/23/2012 9:26:03 AM
News that Wilsonville is fighting to keep an existing, tech-based business owned by a “blue chip company looking to expand” has pushed the city’s newly formed Economic Development Strategy Task Force into high gear.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:44:02 PM
A report on Wilsonville’s bicyclists and pedestrians shows that the city has a ways to go before it catches up with some of its more bicycle-crazy neighbors.
Published: 11/1/2012 4:06:59 PM
Clackamas County’s first-ever Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on Saturday, Nov. 3 will reach out to struggling vets throughout the area, offering dental care, counseling, warm clothing, a hot meal, resources and more.
Published: 11/5/2012 11:01:08 AM
A domestic assault report turned deadly Sunday night near the Baldock Rest Area south of Wilsonville.Oregon State Police troopers continue the investigation into Sunday night's pedestrian-involved fatal crash that resulted in the death of 48-year-old Troy Duan Tribby along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Aurora.
Published: 11/6/2012 8:30:32 PM
The party is still waiting to get started at the Wilsonville Library. Mayoral candidate and current Wilsonville City Councilor Richard Goddard stopped by the library’s Rose Room early in the evening before heading to join his family at Bullwinkle’s restaurant at the Wilsonville Family Fun Center.
Published: 11/6/2012 9:33:45 PM
Looking very much like the new chairman of the Clackamas County Commission, Wilsonville's John Ludlow said the win feels great, but there’s work to be done.
Published: 11/6/2012 8:42:32 PM
In the race for Wilsonville’s mayor, early numbers show Mayor Tim Knapp winning his bid for re-election.Based on results posted by the Clackamas County Elections Office at 8 p.
Published: 11/6/2012 11:17:02 PM
When the first results were announced Tuesday night, there was an audible gasp from the crowd assembled at Bullwinkle’s Restaurant inside Wilsonville’s Family Fun Center.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:29:44 PM
For more than 10 years, Wilsonville has boasted proudly its honored Tree City USA distinction for its wide use and care of trees around the city. So does cutting down five trees in front of one of the city’s most widely used buildings seem to be counterintuitive to what makes the city look so beautiful?Not necessarily, said Floyd Peoples, the city’s public works operations manager, who, as an arborist, made the decision to remove five trees in the parking lot of the Wilsonville Community Center.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:59:20 PM
The city of Wilsonville will hold a two-week, online “open house” for the public to review a draft of proposed transportation projects beginning Monday, Dec.
Published: 11/20/2012 11:00:45 AM
The theft of 10 iPads from a school that serves students with autism was a crushing blow to the security and wellbeing of those who work there.Administrators, teachers and students at Victory Academy in Wilsonville felt the sting that comes from a burglary of items so valuable and personal to their academic rigor.
Published: 11/6/2012 10:38:51 PM
UPDATED:An hour after the first set of election results came in, candidates and local Wilsonville residents were celebrating at the Wilsonville Public Library.
Published: 11/13/2012 10:08:09 AM
Property owners hoping to morph a long vacant, 1.14-acre commercial parcel into a 15-unit townhome development in Wilsonville’s Fox Chase subdivision were stymied last week, after the Wilsonville City Council locked two against two over the development’s needed zone change.
Published: 11/30/2012 10:43:27 AM
As the fall sports season comes to a close, the Wilsonville Spokesman counts down the top 10 stories and moments in local high school athletics.
10. Football: Wilsonville puts
up 64 points to thrash St.
Published: 11/30/2012 12:04:13 PM
Back in June, Tanner Shipley wasn’t totally sure Brigham
was the right place for him.
But after a few months of consideration — and a standout
season on the football field — the Wilsonville senior has recommitted to BYU.
Published: 11/7/2012 3:12:43 PM
All senior Emily Hooper wanted to do was avoid overtime.
There was only about a minute left in regulation, and the Wilsonville girls soccer team was locked in a scoreless tie with Eugene-Churchill in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Published: 11/10/2012 6:17:40 PM
For the first time all year, the Wilsonville girls soccer team lost a game at Randall Stadium.
A game — and a season, too.
The Wildcats had not been beaten at home this season, but they were thoroughly stymied by Corvallis in a 2-0 loss Nov.
Published: 11/28/2012 12:15:33 PM
Members of the Wilsonville football team were featured
prominently on this year’s list of all-league honors, which is selected by the
eight coaches in the conference.
Published: 11/28/2012 12:37:40 PM
Nine members of the Wilsonville cross country team and their coach earned
all-league recognition this season.
Five boys garnered spots on the Northwest Oregon Conference
first team thanks to their finishes at the Oct.
Published: 11/13/2012 12:20:51 PM
Afterward, Wilsonville coach Adam Guenther insisted his team was as prepared for Friday’s game as any this season.
But the way in which a resurgent Mountain View squad stifled the powerful Wildcat running attack suggested otherwise.
Published: 11/7/2012 5:13:09 PM
This time, no overtime was necessary.
After relying on the extra period to win its final two regular-season games, the Wilsonville boys soccer team entered the playoffs with a yearning to finish a match in 80 minutes.
Published: 11/9/2012 3:25:39 PM
The Wilsonville football team didn’t have to play a game last
week because of its No. 5 ranking. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t want to.
“This bye week got me feelin’ like a caged Lion,” senior
Johnny Ragin tweeted Nov.
Published: 11/12/2012 4:35:27 PM
What happened in September didn’t matter.
What mattered Nov. 10 was the Wilsonville boys soccer team’s
2-1 setback on the road against Hood River
Valley in the Class 5A playoffs,
ending its season in the state quarterfinals.
Published: 11/5/2012 12:12:48 PM
The Wilsonville boys soccer team seems to possess an affinity for drama.
With four ties and two one-goal matches already in the books this season, the No.
Published: 11/6/2012 12:45:06 PM
Up against some of the fastest girls in Oregon, Wilsonville junior Taryn Rawlings took sixth place Nov. 3 at the Class 5A state championships at Lane Community College in Eugene.
Published: 11/6/2012 12:49:19 PM
The Wilsonville boys cross country team was impressive at the Class 5A state championships Nov. 3 at Lane Community College in Eugene.
Four other teams, though, were even better.
Published: 11/19/2012 2:55:39 PM
Five recent alumni of the Wilsonville boys basketball program have begun their seasons in the collegiate ranks. Here's a look at how they're doing so far:
SETH GEARHART | Rice
Seth Gearhart was averaging 8.
Published: 11/20/2012 2:01:29 PM
Four members of the Wilsonville volleyball team earned
all-league honorable mention this season as selected by the coaches of the
Northwest Oregon Conference.
Published: 11/14/2012 1:56:40 PM
A painful reality set in when the Wilsonville girls soccer
team lost to Corvallis in the Class
5A state quarterfinals. Indeed, as coach Becca Shook approached Michelle
Teramura for a hug after the game, the standout senior hesitated to reciprocate
Published: 11/15/2012 3:04:24 PM
The Wilsonville boys soccer team didn’t fret as it entered the regular season with an unimpressive 1-2-4 record. It knew the wins would come.
Sure enough, the Wildcats won five of their seven league matches, tied for second place in the Northwest Oregon Conference and entered the state playoffs as the No.
Schools & Kids
Published: 11/13/2012 10:01:40 AM
A private school in Wilsonville that caters to students with autism wouldn’t mind having a little bit of positive attention about the work they do.However, since eight iPads were stolen last week, Victory Academy co-founder Tricia Hasbrook has been spending most of her time fielding calls from local media outlets and trying to deal with the frustration over the mysterious thefts.
Published: 11/1/2012 3:54:36 PM
There’s nothing like meeting a star in the making, and such was the case for 14-year-old Wilsonville student McKena Eisenbrandt.She was selected for a private luncheon and meeting with 21-year-old Hunter Hayes, the upcoming Nashville country star who opened for the Carrie Underwood concert at the Rose Garden on Oct.
Published: 11/6/2012 4:41:55 PM
Service has been an ingrained part of Wilsonville High School’s culture and curriculum since the school opened in 1995.
This fall is no different.
Published: 11/27/2012 10:44:23 AM
It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since West Linn-Wilsonville School District voters approved a pair of ballot measures intended to bolster the district’s finances and provided new schools and facilities.
Published: 11/21/2012 1:47:45 PM
For its participants, the annual Oregon Tech journey to Tanzania in Africa is a combination working vacation and a living laboratory for their newly-acquired engineering skills.
Published: 11/21/2012 1:50:56 PM
For the second consecutive year, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District has earned the distinction of being placed on the Advanced Placement Honor Roll by the College Board.
Published: 11/21/2012 1:53:13 PM
It’s been a costly process so far, but the herculean effort put forth by West Linn-Wilsonville School District staff and private contractors to refurbish a fire-damaged West Linn High School is paying off.
Published: 11/27/2012 9:41:52 AM
As a unique entity among metro area public school districts, the Center for Research of Environmental Science and Technology has found its role evolving significantly over the years.
Police Fire Logs
Published: 11/6/2012 4:14:13 PM
POLICE REPORTSWilsonville Police reported the following incidents. The department is run under contract by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: 11/6/2012 2:32:58 PM
With just over eight hours until ballots are due, the number of returns in Clackamas County are nearing 66 percent. So far, of the 229,063 registered ballots that have gone out, 149,555 have been returned county-wide.
Published: 11/27/2012 1:06:56 PM
Wilsonville residents have had their share of physical struggles, and the latest news of 7-year-old Estevan Catalan is no exception.The young Wilsonville boy was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and his family is struggling to find a cure.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:53:30 PM
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” Now I’m here to expand that by stating that it takes a village to support a successful library such as the one we have here in Wilsonville.
Published: 11/6/2012 4:38:16 PM
“I knew I was going to be drafted,” recounts U.S. Navy veteran Verne Reinmuth. “So I enlisted.”
That was a common sentiment in the United States during the Second World War, and Reinmuth certainly was no exception.
Published: 11/6/2012 4:40:08 PM
The Wilsonville Friends of the Library are not an exclusive bunch. In fact, the group isn’t even remotely shy about looking for new companions. Suzy Sivyer, president of the group, actively recruits for new “Friends” every chance she gets.
Published: 11/6/2012 4:47:35 PM
A senior living community probably is one of the last places you’d probably expect to see the undead roam on Halloween.
Unless, of course, it turned out to be a real zombie apocalypse.
Published: 11/6/2012 4:12:15 PM
A local assisted living facility hopes to begin a new tradition that will highlight one of the most beautiful sights of the Christmas season.Windfield Village life enrichment director Jolynn Seites recently put out a call to local businesses, asking for their participation in her first annual Festival of Trees Celebration.
Published: 11/13/2012 11:59:27 AM
For a small church, Wilsonville’s Meridian United Church of Christ packs a big punch when it comes to entertainment.
Known locally as the Frog Pond Church, it was founded in 1878 by some of the first European settlers to live in what would become modern-day Wilsonville.
Published: 11/13/2012 12:06:08 PM
On a night of disappointment for Oregon Republicans, House District 26 was a bright spot.
Wilsonville attorney John Davis successfully overcame any public discontent over the sex scandal that embroiled his predecessor, Rep.
Published: 11/13/2012 12:12:09 PM
The rising conservative tide in Clackamas County that swept Tea Party candidates John Ludlow and Tootie Smith into county commission seats last week did not extend to the Wilsonville City Council races.
Published: 11/13/2012 10:09:54 AM
The city of Wilsonville is now taking applications from members of the public interested in filling vacancies on the following city board/commission: Budget Committee, Development Review Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the Planning Commission.
Published: 11/13/2012 11:44:12 AM
After the financial jolt provided by a recent hike in public employee pension rates, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District last week saw some of that stress mitigated by a rebounding housing market.
Published: 11/20/2012 11:23:24 AM
City Council approves extension of city attorney’s contractAt its Nov. 5 meeting, the Wilsonville City Council approved extending City Attorney Mike Kohlhoff’s contract until October 2013.
Published: 11/20/2012 11:07:01 AM
If all goes as planned, Wilsonville’s stinky days may be numbered. For the past few years — especially during the warmer summer months — the city’s aging sewage plant has been emitting not-so-sweet odors, stinking out residents in neighborhoods closest to the plant as well as motorists passing through Wilsonville on Interstate 5.
Published: 11/20/2012 11:12:21 AM
As Wilsonville city leaders delve into the possibility of someday building a new community/recreation center, local senior citizens are making sure their viewpoints and concerns are part of the city’s conversation.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:30:30 PM
Members of Wilsonville’s newly formed Economic Development Strategy Task Force will meet for the first time this week on Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss the task force’s initial goals and objectives.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:57:10 PM
The Wilsonville City Council swore in its newest member, Julie Fitzgerald, on Monday, Nov. 19, at the council’s regular meeting. Fitzgerald, 56, the director of philanthropy for the Nature Conservancy in Oregon, fills a council seat left vacant after former councilor Steve Hurst resigned in June.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:42:42 PM
When most people talk about “planning ahead,” they’re talking about one, maybe two, months in the future. This is not the case for Nancy Kraushaar. As Wilsonville’s new community development director, when Kraushaar talks about “planning ahead,” she’s talking about planning for future generations – a balancing act that requires a great deal of patience.
Published: 11/27/2012 9:44:27 AM
Lea McLeod has spotted a glaring, and in hindsight obvious, flaw in America’s current system of higher education.
“When you’re in school you’re in the knowledge acquisition business,” said McLeod, a human resources and marketing expert who is known in Wilsonville for her work on behalf of Relay for Life.