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FILE PHOTO - Rep. Vic Gilliam, Republican, Dist. 18
August 24, 2016

Well, Donald didn't choose Vic as his running mate, but. . .

by Molalla Pioneer
I previously had eagerly waited for “the Donald” to seek “the Victor” as his vice-presidential running mate... and I heard the following from his campaign: ....crickets... So now, I doubt my…
BILL TAYLOR - Jason McGillivray, of the Oregon Dept. of Forestry, watering a restoration planting site in the Molalla River Corridor with fire hose.
August 24, 2016

Thanks to ODF for its help in the Molalla River Corridor

by Peggy Savage
To the editor: Recently, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) helped Molalla River Watch by watering several hundred native plants in the Molalla River Corridor. Restoration planting was…
August 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Reader says this is the viewpoint of many…

by Carma Puffer
To the editor: I feel great concern for Molalla as I see manifold seats vacated singly and quadruply, and with present council members’ terms expiring. Over the years we have seen and felt a…


August 09, 2016

The Games and The Donald: behind the festive facade is a…

by Jules Boykoff
If Twitter-sphere trash-talking were an Olympic sport, Donald Trump would be a legitimate contender for gold. When the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commence on Friday, Trump will be consumed with…
August 10, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Trump is not presidential material?

by Mike Early
To the editor: I see where the one referred to as President of these United States has stood up before the world and declared that Donald Trump is not presidential material, lacks the proper…
August 05, 2016

Mastering the art of not coming off as too, too expert

by Mikel Kelly
The other person who lives at our house and I were watching TV the other day when she observed, “Isn’t it interesting how good we are at seeing everybody’s faults?” I had to agree, because it’s…
August 04, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Political campaigns, who is the best liar?

by Patricia Torsen
To the editor: I, as everyone else, am tired of the political scene today—the political correctness of the words and the outright lies that everyone tells, the behind the scenes that we are not…
July 30, 2016

Letter to the Editor: New MACC fundraiser - chance to win a quilt

by Pat Torsen
To the editor: With all the new homes and apartments going into Molalla, you would think there would be a lot of strangers. Every day, however, I see friends and acquaintances whom I have known…
July 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: What say you?

by Mike Early
To the editor: In this political season, I have had occasion to consider the following statements. I am sure you will recognize every one of them: “Read my lips! No new taxes! “I never had…
July 27, 2016

It's time to again reject encroachment on farmland

by Jim Bernard
It’s worse than “disingenuous.” That’s the word used in a story by a local newspaper about the so-called “public process” that Clackamas County engaged in around three recent open houses. The…

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ANGELICA TRUE - The Molalla Adult Community Center raised $1000 for the center's Pave the Way project.
Jul 21, 2016

A rummage sale to beat all rummage sales

by Pat Torsen
The Molalla Area Seniors planned their fundraiser rummage sale this year and hoped to raise funds to help pave the parking lot of the community center. Last year we contributed to the painting…
Jul 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Mayor expresses thanks to Molalla police…

by Debbie Rogge
To the editor: Dear Chief Lucich, I am writing this to follow up on the events seen in the media over the past week concerning the shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. I thought of you…
Jul 13, 2016

The Fourth of July Parade: starting time

by Pat Torsen
To see the parade, many people set up chairs and ropes the night before so that they can save their special seating areas. But by 7:15 a.m., the day of the Fourth, people are still setting up…
Jul 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor: What's with the hiked up costs on water…

by Deb Stewart
To the editor: Molalla folks need to closely review their monthly billings for water and sewer services by MINOL. Legally, I have the right to voice my opinion here and would not be defaming. My…
Jul 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Speeders, Slow down!

by Shirley Linck
To the editor: Speeders on Toliver Road and Highway 213 to N. Molalla Ave.: if you want to speed, go drive the freeway. We have three speeds on this street and they are 25, 20, and 30 mph. In…
Jul 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Loved the parade, but where's the royalty?

by Maura White
To the editor: I just spent another great weekend in Molalla for the 4th of July – thanks for the amazing hospitality everyone. I truly believe there is no better place to feel the spirit of…
Jul 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Show respect for police

by Mike Early
To the editor: When what feels like a majority of the population are glued to their televisions and social media sites all day every day and the “talking heads” on TV are continuously spouting…
Jul 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thank you Fountain Valley Dental

by John Plummer III
To the editor: This letter is to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Ben Whitted DDS and his fantastic staff and volunteers at Fountain Valley Dental for the free day of dental services…
Jul 02, 2016

A call for Oregon open records law reform

by John Sepulvado
In elementary school, Franklin Weekley was diagnosed as “mentally retarded.” He was slow to learn, but quick to act out on impulse. Teachers at his rural school were unequipped to get a handle…