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NEW SMILES - From Left: Dr. Doyel, Dr. Aanderud and Dr. McKinney.The end of the school year is upon us, and for high school juniors, seniors and college-bound freshmen, there’s no better time to schedule a wisdom teeth extraction.

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars on each side of the jaw; they typically develop between the ages of 16 to 21.

While some wisdom teeth grow in straight naturally, it is fairly common for these teeth to appear disordered, with teeth jutting out at uncomfortable angles. These pearly latecomers also tend to crowd out existing teeth, damaging their neighbors, the jawbone and nearby nerve endings.

Another possibility is for the wisdom teeth to become “impacted,” meaning that they fail to break through the gums or only partially pierce the skin layer. These openings are ripe for cavities and infection, especially because their awkward placement makes brushing and flossing impacted teeth difficult.

But while the consequences of unremoved wisdom teeth can be quite painful, extracting these teeth is a safe and routine dental procedure that takes a few hours or less. At New Smiles, we use a local or general anesthetic to make the surgery breeze past. The recovery period is generally takes a few days.

New Smiles is Sherwood’s No. 1 choice for excellence in cosmetic dentistry and beyond. Schedule an appointment today to learn if you or your teenage child is a good candidate for wisdom teeth extraction.

New Smiles

17680 SW Handley St #101, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 925-9595

www.newsmiles.com

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OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonThe repercussions of poor decision-making reverberate far longer than our actions. This can be especially hard for younger folks to understand.

This message hits home after learning that Brian Johnson, lead singer of iconic rock-and-roll group AC/DC, can no longer perform with his band.

Johnson recently told CNN that he risked “total deafness” if he continued to perform in large stadiums and arenas. In a statement, he said that he already has difficulty hearing the guitars and other musicians on stage.

Johnson called his new diagnosis his “darkest day.” It’s a poignant reminder that we often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.

The culprit? Sensorineural hearing loss. Damage to the inner ear caused by overexposure to loud noises is usually permanent and cannot be repaired, either by surgery or medication. But, like all forms of noise-induced hearing loss, it is entirely preventable.

Preventing sensorineural hearing loss costs as little as a pair of foam ear plugs. If you or a loved one are routinely exposed to constant loud noise over 85 decibels (about as loud as a vacuum cleaner), make sure to dampen those sounds or leave the area.

The good news? If you have already been diagnosed or suspect you may suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, there are excellent options and technology available to help you regain the sounds you’ve been missing. Give us a call to learn more about sensorineural hearing loss, how it can be prevented, or what to do after being diagnosed.

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonHave you heard about the latest DIY (do it yourself) trend? It’s dangerous, foolhardy—and completely legal.

It’s hard to believe, but according to this consumer alert put out by the American Association of Orthodontists, some people are starting to use DIY methods to self treat their crooked or gap teeth.

A quick search online pulls up hundreds of references to these so-called “quick fix” projects. Some of these solutions use things like rubber bands or dental floss, but the most outrageous involve constructing faux braces out of paper clips, or a retainer out of modeling clay.

Folks, this is crazy. You can cause extensive (and very expensive) damage to your teeth, bone and soft tissue by messing around with dental experiments.

Why? Well, for starters, orthodontists don’t just align your teeth based on aesthetics. In fact, the functionality and long-term health of your teeth is our primary concern; style always comes second. Trying to self treat misaligned teeth could very easily result in loss of the supporting tooth root, gum recession or, in the worst case, loss of teeth altogether.

Moreover, orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists with over 10 years of rigorous education. We’re professional, reliable and safe.

So take it from me: don’t experiment on your teeth. You get what you pay for, and without the help of a dental professional, you could be causing your teeth serious (if not irreparable) harm.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Russell Kort - Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Russell KortDuring my last Insider article, I spoke of the importance of BALANCE.

I am reminded of my message as I write this. Recently we had a good friend lose her balance while walking through a store. She fell backwards and hit her head on the floor. She passed away three days later.

Our balance system begins to break down as we age. We can speed up this process by eating, drinking and breathing TOXIC substances, and ignoring past traumas.

Concussions recent and long since forgotten have a profound effect on our balance as we get older.

Degenerative diseases like diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s all cause the breakdown of these critical areas of the brain that control our BALANCE.

Balance issues manifest slowly over time. Some symptoms are obvious, like bumping into walls or tipping over when you are tying your shoes. Other symptoms are less noticeable. Symptoms may include a CHRONIC stiff neck or back—or FATIGUE when watching TV, playing with electronics or reading. Irritability, frustration and memory loss can all be symptoms of a declining vestibular system.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we address the source of your balance issues by measuring the dysfunction, treating you appropriately and re-measuring for improved results.

BETTER BALANCE, BETTER FUNCTION, BETTER LIFE.

Conveniently located above the Sherwood Ice Arena. Call today for your complimentary consultation: (503) 625-5678

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive Suite 201, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 625-5678

www.kortchiropractic.com

Brought to you by Dr. Doyel, Dr. Aanderud and Dr. McKinney - New Smiles - COSMETIC DENTISTRY INSIDER -


NEW SMILES - FROM LEFT: Dr. Doyel, Dr. Aanderud and Dr. McKinney show off their pearly whites.At New Smiles, our top priorities are quality dentistry and the comfort and safety of all our patients.

Some of our patients suffer from extremely sensitive teeth, or require prolonged treatment time due to the extensive nature of their dental work. Others feel a deep sense of anxiety over dental procedures.

For your comfort and safety, New Smiles offers several levels of sedation dentistry.

Nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas," is the lightest form of conscious sedation. It is administered by breathing through a nasal mask. It has several very appealing properties. First, it is very short acting and is completely eliminated from the body minutes after turning it off, thereby allowing the patient to leave the office without an escort because there is no “hangover” effect. Secondly, nitrous oxide can be patient regulated. If you want to feel more of its effects, you simply breathe more frequently and deeply. Conversely, if you breathe through your mouth, you will feel less of its effects. 

Oral minimal sedation. Oral pre-medication or pills are the next step up in the conscious sedation spectrum. Many different medications can be used, with Valium, Halcion and Ativan being some of the most common ones. The advantages to oral pre-medication are that it is more effective than nitrous oxide, and it is also very inexpensive to administer. The patient will usually take the medication a half hour to one hour prior to the appointment, and the duration of the effects will vary. But, in all cases, the patient must have an escort both to and from the office. Although more effective than nitrous oxide, the effectiveness and onset of action are unpredictable.

IV moderate sedation. Intravenous sedation, also known as "twilight or conscious sedation," will put you in a safe, relaxed and comfortable state throughout your surgery. It is the most effective means of reducing awareness and anxiety for dental procedures. It is administered through an intravenous line (IV), and is therefore much more predictable in terms of effectiveness due to the quick onset of action. Although the patient is technically conscious throughout the procedure, in most cases, they will be completely unaware of the dental procedure and may even fall asleep. The disadvantage of conscious sedation is, of course, the increased cost and the need for an escort home after the procedure.

General anesthesia. This type of IV sedation must be administered by an anesthesiologist because the level of sedation is much greater and often requires the use of a breathing tube. The patient is unconscious throughout the entire procedure. This level of sedation is reserved for patients who are not candidates for either oral or IV moderate sedation or for prolonged dental or surgical procedures. It is very safe and effective but more expensive that IV moderate sedation.

Change your smile. Change your life.

New Smiles

17680 SW Handley St #101, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 925-9595

www.newsmiles.com

Brought to you by Dr. Scott Johnson - Oregon Hearing Solutions - HEARING CARE INSIDER -


OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonMay is Better Hearing & Speech Month, and Dr. Scott Johnson of Oregon Hearing Solutions is partnering with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to help educate the general public and promote safe listening habits.

In honor of the month-long advocacy campaign, Dr. Johnson will also offer hearing aid product demonstrations absolutely free of charge. If you’ve considered buying a hearing aid before, or want to experience the quality and clarity of today’s personal sound-amplifying devices, now is the time to visit.

Of special concern to Dr. Johnson is the increasing danger faced by the world’s young people. A new study released by the World Health Organization reports that 1.1 billion children risk hearing loss due to unsafe listening habits.

Noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable—but it’s also irreversible. Parents can help prevent hearing loss by limiting headphone usage to one or two hours a day, enforcing “listening breaks,” keeping the volume on MP3 players below the halfway point and modeling good listening behaviors themselves.

“Parents who have any concern about their child’s hearing should schedule a hearing evaluation immediately,” Dr. Johnson says. “Early treatment can help prevent or mitigate many of the negative repercussions from hearing loss, so it is critical that parents not delay.”

Concerned parents can find more information online at www.identifythesigns.org. To schedule a hearing test appointment or for a free product demo, call or stop by Oregon Hearing Solutions today!

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

Brought to you by Dr. Russell Kort - Kort Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Russell KortThe most common and concerning conditions we treat at Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care are BALANCE ISSUES associated with falls, concussions and auto collisions.

Falls are the third most common cause of death according to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we evaluate the balance systems of the brain with specialized testing equipment. With this information we can target specific therapies to improve the balance of most individuals in as little as 30 days.

Dr. Kort utilizes a special acoustic exercise platform to reestablish balance where it was once lost or diminished.

“In our clinic we have seen significant improvement in patients of all ages, from children to seniors. We treat a wide variety of conditions that affect balance and gait.”

Recently, Dr. Kort conducted a balance study on a group of individuals ranging in age from 52 to 85. His findings were profound. Balance improved 69 percent in one week. In addition to this he showed dramatic improvement in 11 other categories that he measured.

The techniques he is using are getting the attention of doctors all over the world. Dr. Kort was recently ask to speak on his findings at the Oregon Chiropractic Convention and internationally in South Korea at a large physicians’ conference.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care: BETTER BALANCE, BETTER FUNCTION, BETTER LIFE.

Call today for your complimentary consultation: (503) 625-5678.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive Suite 201, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 625-5678

www.kortchiropractic.com

Brought to you by Dr. Todd Wilson - Wilson Orthodontics - ORTHODONTIC INSIDER -


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonRemember when we had to walk to school uphill both ways in a blizzard? Well, our kids also have it better than us when it comes to their braces. What’s changed? The short answer—lots! But we’ll focus on three main points.

Comfort level is probably the biggest change. Namely, the advent of nickel-titanium wire. This is an incredibly flexible wire that puts very light forces on the teeth, which translates into much greater comfort.

In the old days, there used to be six to eight different wires used over the course of treatment, causing very sore teeth for weeks at a time. Now we typically use only three wires over the course of treatment.

Braces are also much lower profile. They are much more comfortable on the lips and cheeks.

Treatment efficiency is the next big change. It was once common for kids to have braces for three to five years. That time is now closer to 18 to 24 months on average, with some finishing even faster. Braces are made with much more highly refined “prescriptions” built in, which moves the teeth faster and with less wire bending.

Lastly, braces are way more fun for kids. Today’s models feature lots of bright colors and glow in the dark materials. We have braces in the shape of stars, hearts, footballs, etc. (provided by WildSmiles). We have clear braces and gold braces. We have Invisalign (no braces at all).

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Aanderud, Dr. McKinney and Dr. Doyel - New Smiles - COSMETIC DENTISTRY INSIDER -


NEW SMILES - From Left: Dr. Doyel, Dr. Aanderud and Dr. McKinney.At New Smiles, we can dramatically whiten your teeth in six weeks or less. But if your teeth aren’t stained yet, here are five easy ways to keep your smile gleaming.

Avoid foods that stain. The big offenders are coffee, tea, soda and red wine, but lesser known culprits like beets, blueberries, soy sauce or ketchup can discolor your smile too. Be sure to brush after eating or drinking these foods, or at least rinse your mouth with water afterwards.

Use straws. If a liquid doesn’t touch the fronts of your teeth, it’s less likely to stain them. It may seem odd to drink hot coffee through a straw, but if you’re committed to your pearly whites, sipping through a straw is an easy fix.

Stop smoking! Besides increasing your risk for oral cancer, both smoking and chewing tobacco darken your teeth over time.

Proper home care. Brushing your teeth is crucial to maintaining a healthy (and aesthetically pleasing) smile, but it’s important to check in with a professional as well. Make sure to schedule a dentist appointment at least twice a year.

Consider a whitener. Professional tooth-whitening is very effective and can significantly brighten your smile. Ask your dentist for more information. DIY whiteners can be effective to some degree. However, if you have any concerns about the health of your teeth or gums, you should consult your dentist first.

New Smiles: Change your smile. Change your life.

New Smiles

17680 SW Handley St #101, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 925-9595

www.newsmiles.com

Brought to you by Dr. Russell Kort - Kort Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Russell KortHeadaches and migraines are the most common reasons for missed work, resulting in over 113 million lost work days per year. Most people use over-the-counter remedies or prescription pain killers to treat their headaches and migraines. These remedies do nothing to FIX the problem. They just mask or cover the symptoms, never getting to the root cause.

Dr. Kort has spent the past 17 years studying the effects and treatment of migraines, headaches and concussion.

If you have been to every doctor and taken multiple medications known to relieve headaches and migraines, yet you are still living with pain—there is HOPE.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we look for the source of your pain and dysfunction.

In addition to our comprehensive examination, we evaluate your blood work, nutritional and dietary needs, lifestyle choices and much more.

With this information we develop a unique and comprehensive treatment plan that is exclusive to you. We have had great success helping others just like you regain their health and vitality.

Our dedicated staff will work with you through the process to achieve optimum health and freedom from pain.

Call today for your complimentary consultation with Dr. Kort. He will evaluate your situation and determine if his care is a good fit for your needs. Don’t delay, CALL TODAY!

CHRONIC PAIN DESTROYS THE BRAIN. We are conveniently located above the Sherwood Ice Arena. CALL TODAY! 503-625-5678.

Kort Chiropractic

20407 SW Borchers Drive Suite 201, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 625-5678

www.kortchiropractic.com

Brought to you by Dr. Todd Wilson - Wilson Orthodontics - ORTHODONTIC INSIDER -


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonYour child’s baby teeth aren’t permanent, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until their last tooth falls out to schedule an initial screening with an orthodontist. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends scheduling a child’s first appointment at age seven or eight.

Why? For starters, catching certain problems early means we have a much greater chance for success. Some problems can only be fixed (or are best fixed) at an earlier age.

We check for a number of orthodontic problems at your child’s first visit, including jaw growth imbalances such as overbites, underbites, crossbites and crowding of the teeth.

For 8 to 10-year-old kids, treatment, if recommended, is not about straightening teeth, but about correcting growth-related issues. This early treatment lasts about 6 to 12 months for most kids.

In general, most children receiving early treatment will require full orthodontic treatment once their permanent teeth come in. Having corrected the growth issues early, this should require less time and lead to more ideal outcomes (fewer impacted teeth, fewer extracted teeth, etc.).

It is important to note that not all kids will need treatment at this age. Personally, I am conservative about recommending early treatment, unless there is a strong benefit.

Even if I don’t ultimately recommend early treatment for your child, it is still important to schedule an initial screening, so that we can create an observation schedule to recommend treatment at the appropriate time.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Scott Johnson - Oregon Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonHearing loss doesn’t just affect seniors and adults. In fact, at least 46 percent of teens report experiencing the warning signs of hearing loss—ringing, roaring, buzzing, or pain in the ear. Here’s the complete breakdown of teenagers’ dangerous listening habits.

Is hearing loss common in teens? Yes, and it’s becoming more common. Rates of noise-induced hearing loss have jumped by over one-third for adolescents between the ages of 12 to 19.

What are the long-term effects? Excessive noise levels can lead to a number of health problems down the road, including sleep disturbances, poor cardiovascular circulation, and tinnitus.

Is it preventable? Of course! Noise-induced hearing loss is the only form of auditory impairment that can be prevented, and the solution couldn’t be simpler: turn the volume down.

How loud is too loud? Any prolonged noise above 85 dBA can cause permanent damage to the ear. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to keep the volume of any digital music player below 75 percent of the maximum and to limit usage to two hours a day.

When should my child protect his ears? Hearing protection should be worn at any loud event, including concerts and sporting events. Other activities include hunting, fireworks, band/orchestra practice, or while using lawn mowers and power tools.

If you or a loved one participates in any of these high-risk activities, give us a call to learn more about an easy, low-cost solution today!

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Despite promising to be more transparent, Gov. Kate Brown apparently has given the green light to members of the Oregon Transportation Commission to meet in secret on a review of Oregon's Department of Transportation.
May 09, 2016

Why are state transportation commissioners meeting in secret?

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown’s office declined Friday to explain why the governor wants powerful state transportation officials to meet in secret. Brown has promised to increase government transparency, but last week a spokesman for the governor said it…
BARBARA SHERMAN - In the Sherwood High School engineering lab, Sen. Ron Wyden watches as juniors Emily Landgren (left) and Bridget McShane demonstrate how a piece of high-tech equipment works.
May 07, 2016

Diving into the local high-tech world

by Barbara Sherman
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) made two stops in Washington County on May 4, where he learned how Sherwood High School is graduating students equipped to compete in a high-tech world and how a company in Tigard is using those students. At SHS, Wyden met…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici paid a visit to the Sherwood Center for the Arts May 7 where she touched on a variety of issues including the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
May 07, 2016

Bonamici extols virtues of new education act, beefing up tsunami warning power

by Ray Pitz
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici told Sherwood residents Saturday she was pleased with the recently implemented new federal education act, which she said is better for students and places less emphasis on how they take tests. At the same time, Bonamici,…

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - On Saturday, May 7, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will host a town hall meeting at the Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 Pine St., from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Apr 21, 2016

Town Hall with Bonamici set Saturday

by Ray Pitz
Then, on May 11, Oregon Sen. Kim Thatcher comes to town On Saturday, May 7, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will host a town hall meeting at the Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 Pine St., from…
COURTESY OF TVF&R - A firefighter helps extinguish a fire that destroyed a house on Southwest 198th Place on May 4.
May 05, 2016

Fire claims home on 198th Place in rural Sherwood

by Gazette staff
Despite efforts of firefighters, a home on Southwest 198th Place in rural Sherwood, which caught fire May 4, was a total loss. Just after 10 a.m. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were…
May 05, 2016

Fire claims home on 198th Place

by Ray Pitz
Rural Sherwood home a total lost despite firefighters' best efforts Despite efforts of firefighters, a home on Southwest 198th Place in rural Sherwood, which caught fire May 4, was a total loss.…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Sherwood police and members of the Washington County District Attorneys Office continue to investigate a hit and run incident that injured a pedestrian Monday night.
Jun 01, 2016

Man injured in Old Town after being dragged by car

by Ray Pitz
The incident has been turned over to the Washington County District Attorney A Beaverton man was hospitalized after he was apparently dragged and thrown into a street bollard by a vehicle that…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP STAFF GRAPHIC - Becky Mifflin is this years Amazing Kid from Sherwood. Her story and the stories of other Amazing Kids will appear in the Thursday, May 5 edition of The Times newspaper.
May 04, 2016

Terry Porter to host Amazing Kids event at OMSI on Monday

by Ray Pitz
Each spring, the Pamplin Media Group honors two dozen youth like Becky Mifflin of Sherwood throughout Oregon. These “amazing kids” are selected by their local newspapers based on nominations…
BARBARA SHERMAN - At the Sherwood School District's May 2 Bond Community Forum at Archer Glen Elementary, Laurel Ridge Middle School Prinicpal Penny Salm (standing at head of table) works with a group to come up with pros and cons for three proposed scenarios for a bond measure to improve district facilities.
May 03, 2016

Community members at school district forum like bond proposal

by Barbara Sherman
Construction of a new high school favored by majority of those in attendence The Sherwood School District may look very different in a few years, depending on whether a bond measure is put…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Sherwood's budget document was released Friday with a a proposal to decrease its general fund operations by 1 percent.
May 02, 2016

Sherwood budget calls for 1-percent decrease in general fund

by Ray Pitz
City manager says proposed ballot measure didn't play part in recommendations The city of Sherwood is recommending a 1-percent decrease in the city’s general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal…
May 02, 2016

Registration open for May 19 suicide prevention workshop

by Ray Pitz
Suicide has touched most of us in some way. Have you ever wondered what to say when someone talks about “ending it all?” Maybe a loved one is severely depressed and you are looking for…
ANN BRUCKER - Nathan Brucker holds a bamboo brush while observing the Arts Loft's scenic garden.
May 02, 2016

Recreating Monet's garden in Sherwood's backyard

by Zane Sparling
Take just a step into the courtyard at Mosaic Arts Loft, and you might think you’ve walked into a living painting. A flotilla of lily pads lie motionless over a silty rock-bottomed pool. In the…
CITY OF SHERWOOD - The city of Sherwood expects PERS to significantly impact its budget during the next couple of years.
May 02, 2016

Sherwood releases $26.1 million proposed budget

by Daniel Pearson
The city of Sherwood released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17, and the overall budget decreased 7.9 percent compared to the current year’s adopted budget. A press release issued by…
May 01, 2016

Trashpalooza featured on KOIN News 6 segment

by Ray Pitz
Yes, that was Sherwood's own Nadia Belov featured on an April 13 KOIN 6 News seqment highlighting this year's Trashpalooza. The event, now in its third year, was held on April 23 at Cannery…
Apr 29, 2016

Rogers challenged in Washington County race

by Peter Wong
If Rogers wins he will set county record statewide for longevity Oregon’s most experienced incumbent faces a political newcomer for Washington County commissioner in District 3. Roy Rogers, who…
JONATHAN HOUSE - Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks April 28, 2016, to a crowd at Castaway Portland in Northwest Portland.
Apr 29, 2016

Kasich's visit unlikely to cinch win in Oregon

by Paris Achen
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign through Oregon last week possessed all of the characteristics of an afterthought, according to political analysts. The Republican presidential candidate - the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - An initiative to bring liquor sales to grocery stores has been dropped as the group behind it turns its attention to a corporate tax measure on the November ballot.
Apr 29, 2016

Grocers drop liquor privatization plan to fight corporate tax…

by Paris Achen and Hillary Borrud
A grocers coalition says it plans to withdraw an initiative to privatize liquor sales in Oregon so the group can focus resources on defeating a corporate sales tax proposed for the November…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A Honda Civic was severely damaged when another driver went the wrong direction on Highway 26 early Wednesday and caused a head-on collision that killed a passenger.
Apr 27, 2016

Man dies in highway wreck

by Eric Apalategui
Passenger killed when another driver goes wrong way on Sunset Highway A 21-year-old Sherwood man died early Wednesday morning after another driver traveling the wrong direction on Highway 26…
PMG FILE PHOTO - Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, seen here speaking in Beaverton earlier this year, will address the East Washington County Democrats and take questions next Thursday, May 5.
Apr 27, 2016

Bonamici to speak to Democrats in King City

by The Times
Washington County congresswoman running for third full term this year. The East Washington County Democrats will host U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici at their monthly meeting in King City on…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Sherwoods Chris Perry displays the Tualatin Police Chiefs Lifesaving Medal, an award he received for pulling a struggling woman out of the Tualatin River on Aug. 9
Apr 25, 2016

Sherwood youth honored by Tualatin for saving woman's life

by Ray Pitz
When Sherwood’s Chris Perry reported for work at Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe last summer, he did so as he had done every other day. “I went to work in swim trunks and fully aware I was going to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Susan Michelle Folsom, a Sherwood High School, who is currently studying at the University of Utahs School of Medicine, School of Medicine, was selected as one of 14 medical students chosen by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics to travel to Poland this summer.
Apr 25, 2016

SHS grad heads to Auschwitz for ethics study

by No author
Susan Michelle Folsom, a graduate of Sherwood High School, who is currently studying at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, is one of 14 medical students chosen by FASPE (Fellowships at…
Apr 22, 2016

Winners of Six Word Story contest named

by Adrienne Doman Calkins
Nearly 150 stories from writers of all ages were submitted to the local Six Word Story contest inspired by Ernest Hemingway. There’s a literary legend that while having dinner with fellow…
Apr 22, 2016

Park Avenue lane closure planned

by Ray Pitz
The city will close a lane on Southwest Park Avenue between Division Street and Washington Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday April 25 to Friday April 29. Traffic delays…
JONI DODD - Participating in the State Championship Individual Chess Tournament because of their high scores at regional are (from left) James Dodd, Alex Spurling and David Ma (not pictured is Nate Hicken).
Apr 21, 2016

LRMS chess players do well in tournaments

by Joni Dodd
The Laurel Ridge Middle School chess club and team has enjoyed a successful year, with several members doing well in regional and state tournaments. The chess club has 19 members, and the top 10…
Apr 21, 2016

Four SHS ensembles finish season with first-place trophies

by No author
All four of Sherwood High School’s ensembles finished the year by taking home first-place trophies. Sherwood’s Winter Guard took first place on March 26 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. They…
Apr 20, 2016

Drug take-back/shredding events set

by Ray Pitz
The Sherwood Police Department will host a drug take-back day on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police department, 20495 S.W. Borchers Drive. The event allows residents to…
Bacon
Apr 19, 2016

Sherwood Police say PSU football player impersonated police…

by Geoff Pursinger
Troy Bacon charged with impersonating a police officer during March traffic stop. Sherwood Police have arrested a Portland State football player after he allegedly impersonated a police officer…
Bacon
May 01, 2016

Sherwood Police arrest Idaho man for police impersonation

by Geoff Pursinger
Sherwood Police have arrested a man after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in Tigard last month. Police arrested Troy Matthew Bacon, 20, of Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, April 19, on a…