Published: 6/6/2012 3:39:30 PM
BEND – The Wilsonville girls tennis team had an opportunity to show off its depth and proved again to be one of the best all-around teams in the state.
Thanks To You
Published: 6/6/2012 9:11:24 AM
Queen of the High RoadAnn Christler, Jules Moody, and I, Lisa Sequeira would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to another successful Queen of the High Road women’s half marathon.
Published: 6/19/2012 12:52:51 PM
Steve HurstIf I’ve learned anything as a business leader, it is to hire the most knowledgeable, capable people one can find, provide them with clear direction, and then empower them to do what you hired them to do.
Published: 6/26/2012 2:15:24 PM
Win, Win, Win: Thank you Wilsonville, Aurora, Canby and beyondA heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who attended the 18th Boy Scout Troop 194 Annual Plant and Silent Auction.
Published: 6/6/2012 9:12:45 AM
Last week’s economic development summit hit the right markWow! What a great Economic Development Summit on May 31, the best one I've been to in more than 12 years.
Published: 6/12/2012 2:39:17 PM
Cartoon spurs further thought for future cartoonNice cartoon in the paper this week (June 6 issue, Wilsonville Spokesman, page 5).How about next week showing Obama and Biden on a TV screen blaming Bush and the Republicans for all of our countries problems?That seems to be their dialogue most of the time!Justine GjurgevichWilsonvilleHealth programs should not infringe on personal choiceI read with some consternation this week about the City of Wilsonville’s new ACHIEVE group.
Published: 6/6/2012 1:33:04 PM
June marks the yearly reemergence of the ever-popular Summer Reading Program with its panoply of fun shows, science demonstrations, prizes, and reading.
Published: 6/12/2012 3:37:16 PM
"Man on a Ledge” (Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language) is a crime thriller starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks and Ed Harris.A man gets a room at a venerable New York City hotel, way up high.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:51:16 PM
Paul Edwin PattersonPaul Edwin Patterson of Wilsonville died June 10, 2012, in Portland. He was 90 years old. He was born on Jan. 9, 1922 in Hugo, Okla.
Published: 6/6/2012 1:08:13 PM
Dorothy SnyderDorothy Snyder died May 26, 2012, at the age of 96.She was born Dorothy May Boles on Sept. 27, 1915, in Lincoln, Neb., and attended school in Sioux City, Iowa.
Published: 6/26/2012 2:47:11 PM
“Silverspoon,” one of Akemi Spendlove’s favorite Japanese comic books, centers on a heartwarming family and a tender love story, wrapped up with delicious recipes.
Published: 6/12/2012 3:05:13 PM
Wilsonville Holiday Inn’s Relay for Life team will have a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the parking lot, 25425 S.W.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:29:17 PM
The One Willamette River Coalition of West Linn and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will hold a public “Willamette Falls Locks’ Future” meeting from 8:30 - 10:30 a.
Published: 6/5/2012 8:00:08 AM
The Wilsonville High School spring choir concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the Wilsonville High School auditorium. Free, open to the public.
Published: 6/6/2012 9:45:26 AM
The rain was pouring, but it appears the show must, indeed, go on down at the set of "Leverage," filming in Wilsonville recently.“Other than the rain, it’s going well,” said Robert “Bobby” Warberg, location manager for the TNT television show.
Published: 6/5/2012 8:06:34 AM
Jenna Wiegand and Nathan Harms approach education in different ways.
But one thing the two Wilsonville High School seniors share is an urgency to excel that transcends outside distractions, even sleep.
Published: 6/6/2012 9:09:21 AM
When it comes to the city’s economic development planning process, Mychelle Ashlock had two reasons to attend the recent economic development summit.“I was there as a resident, but also to find out how we’re growing as a city for business,” said Ashlock.
Published: 6/12/2012 2:34:53 PM
The wait for water is almost over. Although summer weather is fast approaching, the water features at Murase Plaza at Memorial Park and Town Center Park will begin operating a little later this year.
Published: 6/8/2012 1:07:55 PM
Because of the possibility of lightning strikes, Wilsonville High School's 2012 graduation ceremony will be held tonight at Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin.
Published: 6/9/2012 8:43:43 PM
Wilsonville High School's Class of 2012 found itself coping with a last-minute venue change for its graduation ceremony Friday, after thunderstorms forced school officials to move the event indoors from its traditional home at Randall Stadium on the high school campus.
Published: 6/12/2012 2:10:02 PM
With little fanfare, the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board adopted its 2012-13 budget June 4 in between hearing lengthy departmental reports. Approved by the district’s budget committee on May 21, the coming year’s budget will hold the line at 410 full time teaching positions across the district.
Published: 6/12/2012 2:20:20 PM
With the warmer weather comes the construction work. From the closure of the Boeckman Road sinking bridge to the completion of the I-5/Wilsonville Road project, Wilsonville residents can expect to see plenty of road work around the city in the coming months.
Published: 6/19/2012 12:39:48 PM
Less than a dozen years after America’s streets filled with celebrations at the end of World War II, Don M. Cohen quietly returned home from nearly a year abroad.
Published: 6/26/2012 12:01:54 PM
At the rise of a small hill, cars on Tooze Road rush by a faded yellow house. The paint is peeling off the siding on the front and at the peak of the roof, the edge of a clear plastic tarp pokes up from the opposite side.
Published: 6/26/2012 1:33:45 PM
More than 60 years ago, a war started that never officially ended. Although it is often referred to as the “forgotten war,” more than 150 people attended a remembrance ceremony for the 62nd Anniversary of the Korean War on Saturday.
Published: 6/12/2012 3:26:51 PM
A 17-year-old Wilsonville boy was arraigned this afternoon in Clackamas County Circuit Court, charging with the sexual abuse of a female adult.The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reported that an adult female victim reported to Wilsonville police on Wednesday, June 6, that she had been sexually assaulted in her home by a known suspect a short while earlier.
Published: 6/9/2012 12:21:15 PM
A Wilsonville man was arrested after he allegedly drove drunken and crashed his vehicle into a home on S.W. Kalyca, about 1 a.m. last night.
Nicholas Butler, 40, was booked at the Clackamas County Jail for driving under the influence of
intoxicants, assaulting a public safety officer, resisting arrest and failing to perform the duties of a driver.
Published: 6/26/2012 11:50:57 AM
The Oregon Republican Party will host a nominating convention in Wilsonville next week to find a replacement for outgoing state Rep. Matt Wingard, who announced he won’t seek re-election amidst tawdry rumors of alcohol and sex with an underage legislative aid.
Published: 6/4/2012 2:36:04 PM
An Oregon City engineer and public works director will take one of Wilsonville’s top positions in the city.The city has hired Nancy Kraushaar, who currently serves as the city engineer and public works director to lead Wilsonville’s community development department.
Published: 6/5/2012 8:18:36 AM
If you really want to get to know Aki Kitagawa, just stop by the Cat Adoption Team shelter in Sherwood.
There you’ll find him spending what little spare time he has caring for the abandoned or unwanted cats that fill the facility to capacity.
Published: 6/27/2012 11:31:55 AM
Some Wilsonville city streets will be closed for street maintenance over the next two weeks.Brix Paving will be adding a “slurry seal” to streets in Charbonneau and Villebois.
Published: 6/6/2012 10:18:38 AM
The 2012 Wilsonville Festival of Art was held on June 2-3 in Town Center Park. Here are a pair of photo galleries by Josh Kulla (bottom) and Spokesman intern Rissa Ochs from Saturday, June 2.
Published: 6/19/2012 12:46:26 PM
Although the city of Wilsonville is only a step away from having an updated sign code, some on the city council are questioning the restriction on decorative banners in the existing code.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:45:54 PM
They came, they saw, they walked, they ate. And in the end, those who participated in the 2012 Wilsonville Relay for Life accomplished what they’d set out to do.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:59:52 PM
EUGENE – Taryn Rawlings would be the first to admit she struggled — by her standards — during the cross country season.The Wilsonville High School sophomore standout battled back problems and injury issues and was looking to redeem herself with the spring track season.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:46:50 PM
One day after flying high following a complete dismantling of rival Sherwood, it was back to earth once again for the Wilsonville softball team.That’s simply been the season for the Wildcats heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:44:07 PM
What a difference a week makes.After scoring an uncharacteristic 127 points two weeks ago at Chehalem Glenn, the Wilsonville girls golf team made huge strides with 193 points to win the Northwest Oregon Conference match at Quail Valley Golf Course on April 24.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:41:48 PM
The Wilsonville baseball team may have had its eight-game winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion on Friday, but the Wildcats have ultimately turned their season around.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:58:12 PM
BEND – It was nearly two years to the day that the Wilsonville baseball team experienced an emotional late-inning defeat to Klamath Union in the playoffs.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:55:51 PM
MILWAUKIE – The word dominant would underestimate what the Wilsonville boys track and field team did at the two-day Northwest Oregon Conference district meet that ended Friday.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:58:59 PM
A year ago today, Tanner Shipley was a relative unknown among the state in the high school football scene.Even midway through last season, the Wilsonville High School junior did not play a huge role in the offense.
Published: 6/6/2012 4:00:44 PM
EUGENE – It was another outstanding performance for Wilsonville that couldn’t have ended any better.With junior Ryan Walsh battling fatigue after competing in two individual events earlier, he out-kicked Ashland’s Sam Jackson and Summit’s Michael Wilson on the home stretch.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:55:01 PM
BEAVERTON – The start couldn’t have been any better for Haley Moss in Saturday’s third-place match.The Wilsonville High School freshman appeared on her game, looking to defeat Liberty senior Ayaka Terakawa in the final match of the season.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:53:19 PM
BEAVERTON – They entered as one of the more unlikely duos to win the district tournament.Seniors Blake Milliken and Brody Verona admit tennis is not one of their main sports.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:52:14 PM
ALOHA – The Northwest Oregon Conference championship could not have gotten any closer than it did last week.As the scores were written up one by one, the Wilsonville girls golf team knew a league championship was within grasp.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:50:22 PM
BEAVERTON – Haley Moss has continually preached that doing her best is all that matters.As for the rest, the Wilsonville High School freshman knows it will take care of itself.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:47:57 PM
The Wilsonville baseball team was swept in its three-game series with?Putnam last week.The Wildcats lost 3-2 on the road on Friday to cap the series, and dropped to 13-12 overall and 11-10 in Northwest Oregon?Conference play to finish fifth.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:49:31 PM
The Wilsonville girls tennis team may have been unseated again by Sherwood for the Northwest Oregon Conference dual championship, but the Wildcats have bigger goals in mind.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:48:48 PM
One thing is always for sure every year for the Wilsonville boys tennis team.The Wildcats have been a model of consistency every year no matter who’s in the lineup and how many players graduated.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:45:36 PM
After winning eight straight games, the Wilsonville baseball team lost three straight capped by a 3-2 defeat to Liberty last Wednesday on the road.All three losses came by just one run as the Wildcats (12-9 overall, 10-7 Northwest Oregon) dropped to fifth in the standings – one game behind Sandy (15-7, 11-6) for fourth place.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:44:54 PM
The combination of Abby Chase and Alexa Dube are arguably one of – if not already – the top duos in the state in girls lacrosse.And the scary thing is they are only sophomores.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:43:26 PM
SHERWOOD – The Wilsonville track and field team earned a sweep of rival Sherwood on Thursday at Sherwood High School.The boys team soundly defeated the Bowmen, 85-55, to improve to 4-0 in Northwest Oregon Conference play.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:42:36 PM
So far this season, the Wilsonville softball team had made big strides in its level of competitiveness against the Northwest Oregon Conference’s best.The next step is going a little further and winning those games.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:41:03 PM
In a tough field featuring a solid mix of Class 6A, 5A and 4A teams, the Wilsonville boys track and field team prevailed and showed off its depth.The Wildcats captured the Rotary Invitational championship with 95 points on Saturday at Randall Stadium, besting runner-up and Northwest Oregon Conference rival St.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:40:09 PM
It was a good news and bad news week for the Wilsonville girls golf team.The not-so good news came in the form of the Wildcats finishing an uncharacteristic fourth in their Northwest Oregon Conference match on April 17 at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:38:31 PM
With an improved defense and behind some stellar pitching with sophomore Sarah Harms and junior Brynn Lio, the Wilsonville softball team has quietly become one of the league’s up-and-coming teams.
Published: 6/6/2012 3:56:37 PM
Kevin Marshall signed a letter of intent to play men’s basketball at Regis University at the NCAA Division II level.Regis competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Schools & Kids
Published: 6/26/2012 1:58:35 PM
While graduation is filled with “pomp and circumstance,” Lyndi Tucker said senior awards night is what she most looks forward to.“Senior awards night is a time when we recognize the seniors who receive local awards,” said Tucker, Wilsonville High School’s college and career coordinator.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:00:13 PM
In the past four years, Noemi Farfan has designed a more environmentally-friendly milk carton, taught an ESL class and received prestigious scholarships from two different universities.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:19:48 PM
Two girls sat by a basket full of one dollar bills and enthusiastically called out to anyone who walked by: “Donate!”This plea for help by the two Wood Middle School students was quickly followed – to anyone who would listen — by brief explanations as to who they were and what they hoped to achieve.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:03:52 PM
It usually takes outside voices shouting at the top of their lungs before those on the inside realize how good they have it. Okay, so maybe it’s an imperfect analogy.
Police Fire Logs
Published: 6/12/2012 3:14:05 PM
Wilsonville Police reported the following incidents. The department is run under contract by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. All individuals listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Published: 6/6/2012 9:47:36 AM
POLICE REPORTSWilsonville Police reported the following incidents. The department is run under contract by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. All individuals listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Published: 6/6/2012 1:25:00 PM
“It’s a joy to be working with, because they love the music so much,” said retired choir director Jocelyn Higgins. “They’re not just into it, they’re really into it.
Published: 6/12/2012 2:46:09 PM
Summer is here and the Wilsonville Public Library is bustling with excitement for the start of its summer programs. From toddlers to teens, children to adults, there are events and a summer reading program for everyone.
Published: 6/12/2012 3:21:07 PM
In May, Jamba Juice was the Wilsonville Friends of The Library/Wilson-ville Chamber Partner of The Month. The winner of the $230 Wheatgrass Juicer was Carolee Schmeer.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:37:22 PM
After 105 years, the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo have joined the modern age with online ticketing.The new system went online in May and the result was more than 1,000 tickets were sold for this year’s fair and rodeo.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:59:52 PM
It’s strange, say the new directors of the Wilsonville Farmers Market, that customers drive right by the very farms that produce the food for other such outdoor markets in the Portland area.
Published: 6/12/2012 3:32:24 PM
It’s going to be the blues in its purest form when Frog Pond Church holds its second annual Strawberry Blues Fest. Headlined by Northwest soul diva Linda Hornbuckle, the Strawberry Blues Fest has proved it can provide music fans with a dynamite package in a small container in just its second year.
Published: 6/12/2012 2:54:23 PM
It’s always a daunting task to raise money, regardless of the intended recipient. But for those involved with Wilsonville Relay for Life, it’s gotten a whole lot easier this year thanks to Portland party band Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts.
Published: 6/26/2012 2:34:24 PM
Like many Scout functions, dozens of hours working quietly behind the scenes makes for a big public splash.Such is the case with Wilsonville Troop 194’s annual Plant Sale and Auction, which took place Saturday, June 16 near the Wilsonville Community Center.
Published: 6/26/2012 3:03:26 PM
There is a treasure in the city of Wilsonville where people come to visit, travel and exercise. From the elderly couple strolling down Coyote Trail to the young jogger, earbuds in, running down the asphalt, Graham Oaks Nature Park sees all kinds of use.
Published: 6/12/2012 3:16:40 PM
Scenic Trolley Tours start up again for the summer, starting June 21 and continuing through August.The tour is an hour-long ride around Wilsonville. The trolley is an open-air style trolley, and tour conductors talk about the sights while telling a little about the history of Wilsonville along the way.
Published: 6/6/2012 1:31:04 PM
The Student Art Council gave one final update to the Wilsonville City Council on May 21 as the Beauty and the Bridge Project nears completion.Representing more than 1,000 students who participated in the art project, the student art council served as a liaison to the city and the voice of the young artists.
Published: 6/26/2012 2:10:04 PM
There soon will be new faces at Wilsonville City Hall with the recent hiring of three staff members. The most recent is Joanne Ossanna, who City Manager Bryan Cosgrove announced June 18 will be the city’s new finance director.
Published: 6/19/2012 1:35:29 PM
South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) will host the new Wilsonville Sunday Streets event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.This free event will focus on connecting neighborhoods, parks, and people: bicyclists, walkers, runners, seniors, adults and children will enjoy traffic-free streets filled with fun and interactive entertainment, music, physical activities, and food.
Published: 6/12/2012 2:23:48 PM
The Wilsonville City Council approved the $136 million city budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 at a June 4 council meeting.The city held public hearings on the budget and related budget resolutions before it was approved.
Published: 6/6/2012 11:24:25 AM
They don’t want to be called heroes.Yet their quick actions and the availability of a life-saving device probably saved a man’s life last month.Two Wilsonville officers received recognition for their efforts in May before the Wilsonville City Council.
Published: 6/6/2012 9:16:57 AM
Signs are a part of any community, so ubiquitous that people driving by a sign might not think much about it. However, any sign erected in Wilsonville has to adhere to a set of standards that ensure an aesthetic consistency within the community.
Published: 6/26/2012 2:53:25 PM
The president of Fred Meyer confirmed what most of us already know – the Wilsonville Fred Meyer continues to pave new ground.Mike Ellis, speaking to a group of local business leaders last Tuesday, said the store is “100 percent in doing everything right in how they treat each other and the customer.