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Brought to you by Tom Staskiewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & Golf


Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfIf those words appeal to you, then you should look no further than Woodburn Estates & Golf. Our 55+ community for homeowners, and 50+ community for associate members, is the quiet, peaceful and friendly environment you desire. When you add our host of amenities to keep you active, to the quiet, peaceful and friendly environment, you have found your nirvana!

The 1968 Fair Housing Act provides exemptions for the creation of 55+ exclusive communities. 55+ communities must comply with all other aspects of the Fair Housing Act—for example, no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disabilities—but this one exemption allows us to restrict occupancy to the 55+ community. A minimum of one property owner must be over 55 years old. No permanent residents under the age of 18 are allowed.

As a Home Owner’s Association (HOA), we have rules and regulations for our members designed to keep Woodburn Estates & Golf in compliance with the Fair Housing Act and to maintain the quiet, peaceful and friendly place our members have come to expect and enjoy.

I have written in the past about our many amenities and activities, so I won’t go into those details again. But I will say that as we strive to meet the needs of our members, we are becoming a unique environment, which is unmatched by any other facility catering to the 55+ community from Seattle to San Francisco.

Check us out at woodburnestatesgolf.com, or stop by for a personalized tour.

WOODBURN ESTATES AND GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows Village


Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows VillageTaking care of someone who has begun to suffer from dementia, including Alzheimer’s, can be sad and overwhelming. Normal, everyday activities, like getting dressed and having a meal, can be stressful. It’s important for caregivers to find support and a way to cope with daily frustrations.

The good news is that many other people have gone down this road before, and you do not have to navigate the journey through Alzheimer’s and dementia alone. Help is only a meeting away! On Monday, August 15 from 2-3:30 p.m., Country Meadows will host the second installment of its new caregiver support group.

The group is sponsored by Lichtenstein Senior & Dementia Management. While it is intended for caregivers of people suffering from dementia or memory loss issues, it is meant to be a loving and supportive environment for all those facing the stresses of caregiving. It may be beneficial for those who are caregivers for people without memory care needs. It is meant to be a loving and supportive environment for those who caregive.

This program is part of Country Meadows’ ongoing wellness program, which addresses the intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional needs of its senior residents and the larger community. The meeting will be held in the Independent Living Building at 155 S. Evergreen in Woodburn on the third Monday of every month.

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterWith the overheating, stop-and-go traffic, and trailer towing, summer road trips put a lot of wear and tear on your transmission. When you bring your vehicle with automatic transmission into our repair center, there are two different kinds of service. We can advise you on which service would work best for your vehicle.

With a transmission service, we will drop and clean the pan, replace the filter and gaskets, and refill the transmission fluid. This adds up to an average of five quarts, but there are about seven more quarts of fluid in the transmission housing that are not touched.

With a full transmission flush, we use a transmission flush machine to pump all the fluid out of the whole transmission. We add a cleaning solution to clean and flush the inside of the transmission; then we drop the pan, replace the filter and gaskets, and fill with new transmission fluid. The service uses an average about twelve quarts in most newer vehicles.

Most manufacturers recommend a transmission service every 30,000 miles, and it’s easy to tell by looking at the transmission fluid itself. As new transmission fluid gets old, it goes from bright pink, to red, to brown, to black. You want to change the fluid as it’s going from red to brown. You also want to change the fluid immediately if you smell burning fluid. It has a very distinct odor that will curl the hairs in your nose. You’ll never forget that smell.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com

Brought to you by Tom Stasklewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & Golf


Tom Stasklewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfThe other day I gave a prospective associate member a tour of the Woodburn Estates & Golf. During the tour we talked about all of the improvements we have completed in the past year, developments that are currently in process, and updates which we have scheduled for later this year. It’s definitely a long list: we have newly renovated locker rooms, a revamped and updated pool, a totally new spa that is drawing rave reviews from members, a new golf storage building, newly installed windows in the pool area, and the list goes on and on.

Understandably, he was impressed with our commitment to making our facilities bigger and better. Then I mentioned to him our available RV storage and he asked about the cost of storage; when I told him the price, he noted that the cost of an associate membership, which includes access to all of our incredible amenities, plus the cost of storage for his RV was less than he was currently paying just to store his RV!

For this prospective associate member, making the switch to become an associate member at Woodburn Estates & Golf was an easy decision. And we just might be the place for you too; check us out!

WOODBURN ESTATES & GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Tami Randel, Community Relations Director, Country Meadows Village


Tami Randel, Community Relations Director, Country Meadows VillageThe Fourth of July is right around the corner, but the night sky won’t be the only place for fireworks! Country Meadows Village, a private, locally owned independent and assisted living facility, will be hosting their Red, White, and Bingo! event on Friday, July 8th at 2:00 p.m. Located at 155 S Evergreen Road in Woodburn, this exciting event will offer great prizes, including gift certificates for food, bottles of wine, and flowers.

Red, White, and Bingo! is put on in part due to the Country Meadows Village Men’s Group, a group of residents that meet every Thursday morning over breakfast.

Bingo cards will sell for $1.00 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Woodburn Proud. Created in the wake of the Woodburn bank bombings in 2008, Woodburn Proud is a non-profit that strives to build a healthy, positive community by supporting the Woodburn Police Department and other city programs and projects.

“We wanted to find a way to celebrate our Men’s Group while also benefiting the community at large,” says Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows Village. “Showing we care for our community is important to us; we like to be the community for the community.”

Red, White, and Bingo! is expected to have a huge turnout, with the event lasting until 4:00 p.m. or until prizes run out, whichever comes first, so get there early!

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Country Meadows Village, Tami Randel, Community Relations Director


Tami Randel, Community Relations DirectorFather’s Day is coming up fast, and there is no better way to honor and treat your special Dad than to take him to the Father’s Day Buffet at Country Meadows Village, located at 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn.

On June 19, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Country Meadows Village ~ a prestigious independent and assisted retirement community for those 55 and up ~ will host a Father’s Day Brunch Buffet.

“We are known for our Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, and this year we are going to have a Father’s Day Buffet that will rival even that,” said Tami Randel, community relations director at Country Meadows Village. Also on the menu ~ cold beer.

“Aside from the good food, we will be raffling off a variety of prizes and will also be having a table-to-table magician,” said Tami. “The magician will be visiting tables throughout our dining rooms, performing interactive magic tricks for our guests and residents. It will be a fun and memorable way to celebrate Father’s Day.”

All fathers over the age of 70 will be welcomed for free, with the price for everyone else at just $12. Early reservations are required, because the unique event is expected to fill up quickly. This will be an event people will talk about for years.

While the magician will be great, it won’t be magic that will make all the wonderful food disappear!

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center’Tis the season for air conditioning service for your car. The most common symptom is that your AC system blows warm air only. Usually, that means it is out or low on Freon. If it blows cold sometimes ~ it is usually low on Freon. If it won’t turn on at all ~ usually it’s a blown fuse or the compressor itself.

The average AC system has one to two pounds of Freon, so if your AC is four ounces or more low, your AC compressor will not turn on ~ thus you get warm air only. After weighing the Freon, we pressurize your system for about 20 minutes to look for obvious leaks. Note: this test will not find the real small leaks that could take two hours, two days, or two months to leak down.

Once your AC system is full, your compressor will turn on and we can check your AC pressure. At this point, we turn on your AC, and if cold air comes out, everyone is happy. But here is the bad side: AC systems should never leak out, so if we didn’t find a noticeable leak in our 20-minute test, the problem is still there. So we’ll add dye to your Freon, and when it finally leaks down and it’s back to blowing warm air, we check the system with a special light and glasses to see where that slow leak is coming from. Then we can fully repair your AC problem.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com

Brought to you by Woodburn Estates & Golf, Tom Staskiewicz, general manager


Tom Staskiewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & GolfWhen I started with Woodburn Estates & Golf, I frequently heard people talk about our being a “501(c) (something)” organization. Upon hearing this, the first thing that came to mind was “we’re a political organization?” Of course, that’s not the case, but we are so used to hearing about political action committees, it was an easy jump to make.

The fact is, Woodburn Estates & Golf meets the IRS standards for “Social Clubs, 501(c)(7),” and as such is a non-profit organization for the benefit of its members. The IRS logic is that the activities provided can be purchased through fitness and health clubs, country club memberships, etc., all with after-tax dollars. So the conclusion reached by Congress was: Why can’t a community come together to create its own facility to provide these amenities?

By being a non-profit, we have the ability to spend more of the dues we receive from our members on making our facility bigger and better. Every year, we make significant investments to improve our facilities and grounds. These investments range from required maintenance to refurbishing or replacing structures and equipment.

You have probably heard of the renovated pool and spa, and this summer, new windows will be installed in the fitness center. Later this year, we are planning to double the size of our exercise room and add a rehabilitation center for pre- and post-operative exercise. Our goal is to continually be able to offer our members and associate members the amenities they need.

WOODBURN ESTATES & GOLF

1776 Country Club Rd., Woodburn, OR

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Koa Lyu, fitness director at Country Meadows Village


Koa Lyu, fitness director at Country Meadows VillageCountry Meadows Village, a prestigious retirement living facility, takes its approach to “Live Well, Be Well” to the next step with a new Wellness Program that focuses on providing residents and members of the community with the resources to enhance their well-being. The program is built on the principle of successful aging.

Research has found that 70 percent of physical aging is related to lifestyle choices that include a healthy diet, getting exercise, and keeping one’s mind active. Only 30 percent of physical aging is attributed to inherited genes. This program is designed not only to focus on general exercise and nutrition, but also to stimulate the mind and promote a healthy, stress-free lifestyle.

Country Meadows Village, located at 155 Evergreen Rd. in Woodburn, has built its Wellness Program on a combination of different activities that will challenge each individual’s strengths and weaknesses, while providing a fun and enjoyable experience. This program is geared towards the 50+ age group, and has everything from individual exercise to group fitness, as well as lectures and classes featuring mental and physical wellness.

To see a full schedule of what is included in the program, call or go to Country Meadows’ website: www.countrymeadowsvillage.com. You can also ask to be added to the monthly mailing list so you can take the right steps toward living and being well.

As Wellness Director Koa Lyu always says: “It doesn’t matter how slow you move, as long as you keep moving.”

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Tom Staskiewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & Golf


Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfAfter the pool, Jacuzzi, and weight room, the tour of Woodburn Estates & Golf continues to our auditorium where we host numerous events, including our weekly Coffee Hour where our members are entertained by local talent or informational presentations.

Our dining hall hosts numerous meetings and events and also serves as our table tennis room. Four times a week, the tables are out, competition is hot and the challenges are always there.

If your game is billiards, we have five recently upgraded regular pool tables and a snooker table. Each Thursday we have a pool professional, Cristy Barsky, on site for lessons and tournaments.

Our craft room is a busy part of Woodburn Estates. Whether your passion is quilt-making, woodcarving, ukulele or Bible study; there’s always some group having fun and sharing activities.

In our West Building, we have the Country Cottage Restaurant, where Renee always has a great selection of wonderful foods at reasonable prices. This building includes the Blue Room, where card players gather to play pinochle, bridge, and other games or to simply relax and chat with friends.

And we can never forget golf! Our golf course is a regulation 18 hole, par 72 course and has humbled many a good player; even club professionals.

Stop by and learn about our Associate Memberships (50 & over)! You, too, can be 55 and alive at Woodburn Estates & Golf.

WOODBURN ESTATES & GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterOf all the maintenance requirements recommended on your vehicle by the manufacturer, the timing belt is probably the most important. Different manufacturers require the timing belts to be changed at different times ~ some as low as 60,000 miles and some as high as 120,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual to see exactly when yours should be changed.

Most newer vehicles have what’s known as “interference motor” or “non-interference motor.” With a non-interference motor, this means that if you are driving down the road and your timing belt breaks due to age and wear, the internal parts (valves and pistons) stop moving and your motor shuts off. But with an interference motor, the internal parts keep moving and bend and break ~ and more than likely ruin your motor.

The timing belt is not the one you see when you open your hood. It is hidden, and like the other belts on your vehicle, when they wear down they get brittle and crack. If your owner’s manual says to replace the timing belt at 90,000 miles, that does not mean 91,000 or more, it means replace it before your odometer reaches 90,000, and preferably about 5,000 miles before. When you have the timing belt changed, make sure you change all the component parts, i.e., water pump, tensioner, pulleys, and guides.

Timing belt services are one of the most expensive maintenance repairs, but they are still cheaper than a new or used motor.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds - Woodburn Automotive Repair Center - Insiders Automotive


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterWhen your “check engine” light on your dashboard is illuminated, it means the on-board computer is reading the electrical side of the vehicle ~ not the mechanical side. For example, if your fuel pump goes out, it won’t trigger a check engine light, but as the fuel pump is slowly dying the fuel pressure starts to drop ~ and when it drops enough it will trigger electrical relays and sensors that monitor your fuel/air.

This is why when parts stores read your check engine light, they are not supposed to recommend parts to replace, just tell you what the code is. The codes are always a starting point. There are more than 1,800 codes your computer can read, and out of them fewer than 300 tell exactly what the problem is.

So many people panic when the check engine light comes on and will pull over immediately and check the oil dip stick, the transmission dip stick, and the coolant level. But these are all mechanical, not electrical. So don’t panic, relax and continue driving your vehicle until you can get it to your auto repair shop and have them diagnose it.

When your check engine light comes on, just consider it like an alarm system in your house with all the sensors on the windows and doors. Perhaps someone left a window not closed all the way, but no one broke in, none of your stuff is missing, the alarm system is just continually monitoring all areas.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com


Woodburn Area's Sports

PHIL HAWKINS - The North Marion boys soccer team wants to remain among the elite 4A programs in the state after a three-year run in which the team has gone 40-6-5, including 7-2 in the postseason and winning the 2014 state championship.
August 24, 2016

Boys soccer: Huskies hold strong despite big losses

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion boys determined to make it back to state finals The North Marion boys soccer team lost an all-star team’s worth of talent last year. The Huskies graduated 11 seniors in June,…
SETH GORDON - Second Team all-league setter Marley Martinez, a junior, is one of just a handful of returning players from last years rotation.
August 24, 2016

Volleyball: New class of Bucks unconcerned by graduation losses

by Seth Gordon
Strenuous offseason prepares St. Paul for fall regular season St. Paul graduated seven players from last year’s volleyball team, which placed sixth in 2A after going unbeaten in Tri-River…
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion sophomores Emma Holum (left) and Mar Verastegui play opposite of each other at the Huskies fall conditioning session last week. Verastegui earned Second Team all-conference honors, leading the girls soccer team in scoring last year, and is poised for a comeback season after breaking her clavicle in the final game of the 2015 campaign.
August 17, 2016

Huskies look for offensive bump this season

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion girls soccer program seeks its first post season berth since 2012 It’s been two years since Ben Bonser took over the reins of the North Marion girls soccer team, and the Huskies…


PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy seniors Brett Traeger (left) and Bishop Mitchell give the Trojans the best returning defensive backs in the state, after the duo each earned First Team all-state honors last season. The pair was also instrumental on offense, accounting for nearly 2,000 yards rushing combined and 37 of the teams 45 touchdowns in 2015.
August 17, 2016

Trojans have all the tools to return to title game

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Joe Panuke Last year: 10-2 (3-1 Tri-River, 1st) Lost to Heppner in 2A state championship Key losses: Jacob Lopez (1st Team all-state DL, 1st Team all-league DL, 2nd Team all-league RB);…
PHIL HAWKINS - Already a potent threat to run the ball, Woodburn quarterback Hunter Conlon (right) has been focusing on studying the playbook, learning routes and working on throwing mechanics as he enters his junior year as the teams starting signal caller.
August 17, 2016

Bulldogs ready to embrace independence

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn football team hopes to build program through independent schedule this year The chatter on the practice fields behind the Woodburn High School football stadium echoes across the yard,…
SETH GORDON - St. Paul junior Holden Smith will take snaps at quarterback this year after earning Second Team all-conference honors in 2015 as the Bucks punter.
August 17, 2016

Buckaroos look to turn things around following disappointing…

by Seth Gordon
St. Paul football team returns its entire starting offensive line The St. Paul football team’s goals during the offseason and heading into fall practices are pretty much the same each year. Head…
August 10, 2016

OSAA mandates football safety program this coming season

by Corey Buchanan
The Oregon Schools Activities Association took a step to promote player safety no other high school association has taken. The association mandated Heads Up Football — a program developed by USA…
PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn head coach Doyle Tracy talks with junior middle blocker Devanee Ott-Parker, who played for the Bulldogs as a freshman and for the North Salem Vikings last year before returning to the program for the 2016 season.
August 10, 2016

Woodburn volleyball welcomes new cast

by Phil Hawkins
Bulldog team retools after bringing back all but two of last year's varsity squad Typically at the start of a new athletic season, the incoming players moving from junior varsity to varsity have…
PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais' River Moss, Noel Vasquez and Kona Black form a wedge to block for kick returner Deyontae Navarrete during special teams practice on Thursday. The Cougars are looking to bounce back from an 0-9 season in 2015 and boast a wealth of new athletes and coaches coming into the new season.
August 10, 2016

Here come the Gervais Cougars

by Phil Hawkins
Optimism is high at Gervais High School for the coming football season It’s tough to ignore the air of confidence and enthusiasm on the football field at Gervais High School. Despite the…
PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy's Jacob Lopez (left) and Dylan Arritola helped raise thousands of dollars for the Portland Shriners Hospital for Children in the 64th annual East-West All-Star game in Baker City on Saturday. Despite a stellar performance on defense, the Kennedy duo's West Team lost 15-12.
August 10, 2016

Kennedy duo participates in all-star charity football contest

by Phil Hawkins
Annual game raises money for Portland Shriners Hospital for Children The 2015 2A state runner-up Kennedy football team advanced to the championship game in part due to the team’s defense coming…

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COURTESY PHOTO: RUTH DESANTIS - New Woodburn Womens Golf Club members Susie Buck and Janice Bernard (standing) along with Debi Ferschweiler, Ursula Huber-Rea and Nadine Cox took part in the Two-Person Scratch and Scramble Tournament sponsored by Hubbard Chevrolet on July 28.
Aug 03, 2016

Woodburn Women's Golf

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn Women's Golf Hubbard Chevrolet Scratch & Scramble Tournament July 28 at the Woodburn Golf Club First gross — Ruth DeSantis and Karen Pohlschneider First net — Dianne Ferschweiler and…
PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn's Brianna Morales fell to Philomaths Gabi Beckstead in the championship match of the womens bracket in the 2016 Woodburn Open Tennis Tournament on Sunday.
Aug 03, 2016

Woodburn Open attracts wide field

by Phil Hawkins
39th annual tennis tourney continues to bring in new participants It would be easy for folks to miss the Woodburn Open. The annual tennis tournament that begin in 1978 quietly held its 39th…
COURTESY PHOTO - New North Marion cross country coach Kevin Buse was voted OACA 1A Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2016.
Aug 03, 2016

Huskies hire Kevin Buse to fill cross country vacancy

by Phil Hawkins
Veteran high school coach led Damascus Christian girls track to 2015 state championship The North Marion cross country program has seen a lot of coaches walk through its doors in the past few…
PHIL HAWKINS - High school pitchers such as incoming Gervais junior Chase Bischel (above), will be restricted by a pitch count for the 2017 season, according to rule changes passed down from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NFHS will let each state determine how best to enact a policy that would limit the number of pitches thrown by pitchers at the high school level.
Aug 03, 2016

New rules to affect high school pitch count

by Phil Hawkins
OSAA required to develop its own pitching policy High school baseball rules now will require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game. The revised pitching…
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion incoming senior Dylan Doubrava went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the Huskies 5-2 loss to the Roseburg Pepsi Bottlecaps on July 27 in the first game of the American Legion State Tournament.
Aug 03, 2016

North Marion goes down swinging

by Phil Hawkins
American Legion team has coaches looking forward to the 2017 season It’s too bad that the summer American Legion baseball season follows the high school spring season and not the other way…
PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn High School volleyball coach Doyle Tracy will once again be hosting a skills camp for elementary and middle school student athletes prior to the fall season.
Jul 27, 2016

Woodburn volleyball skills camp

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn High School volleyball head coach Doyle Tracy will host a week-long camp for elementary and middle school student athletes. The camp runs Aug. 1-4 at the Woodburn High School gymnasium…
PHIL HAWKINS - New high school softball rules for 2017 will help enforce standardized colors for garments worn under uniforms that protrude outside, such as long-sleeve shirts.
Jul 27, 2016

Softball uniform, equipment rules altered for 2017

by Phil Hawkins
Other rule changes include revisions to penalty for illegal player substitution The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved four additions…
PHIL HAWKINS - The 2016 Oregon Golf Tournament, presented by LEaRN.
Jul 27, 2016

LEaRN golf tourney raises green on the greens

by Phil Hawkins
Annual golf tournament helps generate scholarship money for local Latino youths who intend to continue education after high school A beautiful sunny day with partial cloud cover made for the…
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion head football coach Doug Bilodeau oversees warm-ups during the Husky Boot Camps final week of sessions.
Jul 27, 2016

Welcome to Boot Camp

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion conditioning camp attracts a wide spectrum of participants each year Summer vacation may be in full swing, but the athletic fields at North Marion High School are still in use in…
COURTESY PHOTO - Ethan Kleinschmit (left) celebrates with the rest of the Mount Angel Junior American baseball team after winning the 2016 JBO state championship July 17 at Sherwood High School.
Jul 27, 2016

Mount Angel JBO team captures state championship

by Phil Hawkins
Junior American team defeats rival in championship game Throughout the 2016 summer baseball season, the Mount Angel Junior American baseball team always seemed to be looking ahead at its rivals…