Big To-Do

Big To-Do

Wednesday, Aug. 26 BLOOD DONATIONS: American Red Cross blood drive at St. Cyril Catholic Church,...

Basalt Creek team unveils third boundary option

Basalt Creek team unveils third boundary option

New plan should make cities' economic gains more equitable A third possible plan for future...

County Fair wraps up yearlong 4-H projects

County Fair wraps up yearlong 4-H projects

Sisters see 4-H as opportunity to engage with county members For many, the Clackamas County Fair...

Relay For Life: less time, same mission

Relay For Life: less time, same mission

Organizers hope to boost participation by shortening event For Lois Ann Sharpe, a cancer...

Bee Aware

Bee Aware

Documentary and panel discussion hoped to increase understanding of pollinator needs June 15,...

Hit us with your best shot

Hit us with your best shot

Apart from Christmas morning, no single day on the calendar means as much to the average kid as...

Fun in the Park is sizzlin' hot

Fun in the Park is sizzlin' hot

Temperatures hovering around 100 degrees couldn’t keep the crowds away from...

The OTHER Wilsonvilles

The OTHER Wilsonvilles

Although there is no city quite like Wilsonville, Oregon, there are a few other towns in the...

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Wilsonville's Latest News

August 26, 2015

Pennsylvania man arrested for exposing himself on Boeckman Creek…

by Pamplin Media Group
Police say man had been living in a tent in the woods near Boones Ferry Road On Aug. 24 at about 6 p.m.,Wilsonville Police deputies responded to a call about a male exposing himself to adult…
August 26, 2015

Heavy rains this weekend may make roads slick

by The Tidings
With the weekend forecast predicting heavy rains in Northwest Oregon, travelers need to be prepared for difficult conditions. Oil and grease don’t wash away during the dry season; they come to…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Frog Pond Grange is one of many reminders of the area's rural roots but the area is expected to develop in the coming years and the City of Wilsonville is working on a master plan to guide that growth.
August 26, 2015

Council approves new Frog Pond plan direction

by Jake Bartman
Majority emerges after lengthy discussion about development After a protracted discussion that encompassed a multitude of visions for the future of Wilsonville, four of the city’s five council…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilsonville Public Library Foundation
August 26, 2015

Library Foundation dinner to feature live auction

by Jake Bartman
Annual event will also feature wine wall, talk by notable author It’s no easy task to manage a nonprofit whose job is to assist an institution funded by tax dollars, says Joan Vedder, a member…
August 26, 2015

News in brief

by (none)
City Council approves Advance Road annexation The Wilsonville City Council approved on a first reading an ordinance on Aug. 17 to annex approximately 40 acres of land to the south of Advance…
August 19, 2015

Open fires prohibited at Clackamas County parks

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County announced Wednesday that it was notified Tuesday that state-park fire restrictions are now mandatory throughout the county's parks and forestland properties. Previously,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Wilsonville Public Library will screen the documentary 'Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?' at 7 p.m., Aug. 26
August 19, 2015

Big To-Do

by Spokesman staff
Thursday, Aug. 20 PARKS ADVISORY: Wilsonville Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting, public welcome. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. at 29600 SW Park Pl., Wilsonville. Go to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - MeiLin McDonald poses with CrossFit Wilsonville co-owner Will Brindza at a fundraising event on August 1. The event raised over $750 towards MeiLin's recovery.
August 19, 2015

The long walk back to health

by Jake Bartman
After serious setbacks, local teen finds support for recovery in friends, faith and CrossFit At 16, longtime Wilsonville resident MeiLin McDonald is an extraordinary young woman by any standard…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - CeCe the toy poodle, age 9, listens to a story read by Hadley Phillips, age 4, during Wilsonville Library's Reading to Dogs.
August 19, 2015

Reading to dogs helps kids to learn

by Jake Bartman
Program at Wilsonville Public Library promotes literacy, earns smiles While it’s unclear whether CeCe the toy poodle likes the particular story being read to her today, she seems happy to listen…
PHOTO: STREETS.MN - A Dutch-style woonerf, with landscaping and streetscape objects to slow cars to walking speeds.
August 20, 2015

Wilsonville may get a 'woonerf'

by Jake Bartman
A new brownstone development in Villebois may house the European-style thoroughfare An unusual architectural feature may soon become a part of Wilsonville’s Villebois development. It’s called a…

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SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) spoke on issues including education, transportation and the proposed nuclear deal with Iran at the Wilsonville Library on Aug. 10.
Aug 19, 2015

Merkley comes to Wilsonville

by Jake Bartman
Senator draws large crowd to library Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) held a town hall event at the Wilsonville Public Library on Aug. 10. The event was well attended, drawing over 100 visitors to the…
Aug 19, 2015

Wilsonville news briefs

by Spokesman staff
Wilsonville's annual report available now The City of Wilsonville has released its 2015-16 Annual Report, which is being distributed to all residences and businesses in Wilsonville. The report…
Aug 20, 2015

Correction

by Andrew Kilstrom
In an Aug. 12 article on the front page of the Spokesman, the Ladd Hill Neighborhood Association was spelled incorrectly. The Spokesman strives for accuracy and regrets the error. If you spot an…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beer Station is one of the Wilsonville Brewfest's two sponsors.
Aug 19, 2015

Wilsonville awaits first-ever brewfest

by Andrew Kilstrom
The city of Wilsonville will finally get something that it has been looking forward to for some time — something that’s become wildly popular in other parts of the state and country, but hasn’t…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn High School science teacher Julie McDevitt prepares her classroom for the school year.
Aug 19, 2015

Early start to school looming

by Andrew Kilstrom
While kids are busy enjoying all the activities that come with a particularly hot summer, they might be cooled down by the realization that school is right around the corner. The West…
SPOKESMAN PHTO: VERN UYETAKE - Dan Schumaker feels ready for his first year as principal at Wilsonville High School.
Aug 19, 2015

Schumaker makes connection at Wilsonville High School

by Andrew Kilstrom
Two things have always been consistent throughout Wilsonville High School Principal Dan Schumaker’s life: family and a sense of community. Born in West Linn, where he lived for the first seven…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KELLIE GRILL - Although she traces her cancer to childhood days spent on horseback, skin cancer awareness advocate Kellie Grill continues to ride horses on her ranch in Wilsonville.
Aug 12, 2015

Local melanoma awareness advocate to emcee event

by Jake Bartman
Three years after surviving her cancer, Kellie Grill works to raise awareness Few Oregonians are likely aware that Oregon is the state with the fifth highest rate of melanoma in the country.…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Wilsonville Road is narrow and windy, creating concerns about the potential danger from additional traffic that could come from the Newberg-Dundee bypass.
Aug 12, 2015

Ladd Hill, Wilsonville look for highway bypass amendment

by Andrew Kilstrom
Phase One construction of the Newberg-Dundee bypass is well under way across south Newberg and is heading closer and closer to the intersection of Highway 219 and Wilsonville Road that has been…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - Aurora State Airport tower project manager Heather Peck prepares to cut the ribbon with other Oregon Department of Aviation staff members at a ceremony on Aug. 4.
Aug 12, 2015

Aurora Airport tower completed

by Jake Bartman
Authorities say tower will lead to a safer, quieter and more efficient airport Aurora Airport officially introduced its new control tower to the public at a ribbon cutting event Aug. 4. The…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The current, disputed Wilsonville city logo, which was approved by the City Council on March 2.
Aug 12, 2015

No resolution reached in city logo debate

by Jake Bartman
City Council asks for more options Discussion will continue about what the City of Wilsonville’s new logo should be after a City Council work session Aug. 3 There, the Council expressed…



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