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Stories From Our June 10th Publication:

 

 

Tualatin Named One of America’s Best Communities

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On April 27, John Bartholomew got the call he’d been waiting for anxiously for weeks – the local Frontier Communications office phoned to say his Tualatin team’s entry had been named as one of fifty quarter-finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition. And that they’d won $50,000. John let loose a big, hearty laugh. And with that, Tualatin became one of fifty […]

Council’s ‘Emergency’ Response to Term Limit Initiative Angers Many

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The letters began rolling in just a couple days after the May 11th City Council meeting. Many citizens were upset that an important ordinance was passed in what they felt was not a transparent process.  The use of the seldom used ‘Emergency Clause’ was certainly a sore point with those who wrote in, along with how this new ordinance might restrict the rights […]

Change is Good!

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In a year when the Tualatin Timberwolves moved into what is arguably the deepest baseball conference in the state, the Wolves had six players honored by the Three Rivers Conference. Coached by Adam Strachan and his outstanding staff, including Eric Wadsworth (who is in the final year of a 23 year coaching career), the Wolves ended the regular season ranked 11th in the OSAA […]

Take the Chore out of Chores

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With summer here, it’s time to get my children more involved in household chores.  During the school year, between homework, sports, and family dinners, there isn’t a lot of time for them to help around the house. They definitely do some, but summer is when we raise our expectations of them. A lot of parents end up doing all the chores because it can be so […]

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

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Old timers used to advise to never cut your hay till after July 4th or it will surely get rained on and ruined. But the lush early summer grasses, whether alfalfa, timothy or oat hay, beg to be harvested just at the peak of their growth and nutrition. Karl Thaler, a German immigrant, was dickering with my mother’s brother Jack Chapman, who […]

Marine helicopter combat pilot honored at 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony, Flight team performs aerial Missing Man Formation over Winona Cemetery “Best picnic ever” concludes patriotic event at Tualatin Community Park

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High levels of patriotism and enthusiasm were literally in the air throughout the 2015 Memorial Day Observation at Winona Cemetery here on May 25 and continued on through the festive picnic provided by the VFW Men’s Auxiliary 3452 at Tualatin Community Park. The West Coast Ravens opened the ceremony with a flyover, doing a dramatic Missing Man formation. As the six RV (experimental) aerobatic […]

 

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