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Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Tyree Heesacker’s life, before the sickness changed everything, wasn’t what one would describe as ordinary. It was better than that.He was cruising through a brilliant senior year and was one of the leaders on an Ashland High football team that won its first 11 games, most by lopsided scores. An all-state defensive lineman and two-way all-conference selection for the Grizziles, Heesacker was a terror for Ashland opponents, for obvious reasons — he stood 5...

Posted Dec 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Fourth- and fifth-grade girls at Helman Elementary School had the opportunity this fall to participate in a six-week Soroptimist Strong Girls Strong Women after school program sponsored by Soroptimist International of Ashland. The week before...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM

A recent bump in the number of chicken pox and whooping cough cases in Jackson County has public health officials concerned for those most at risk of developing complications — infants, pregnant women, the sick, elderly and anyone not...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

The Ashland High School speech and debate team will compete in the North Medford High School Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday at North Medford High School.Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the first round of competition at 8...

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Belinda Brown knows how difficult it can be to guide a 6-year-old through a traditional eye exam.As the school nurse coordinator for Ashland and Talent Elementary and Talent Middle School, Brown’s been negotiating her way through...

Updated Dec 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM

The Rotary Club of Ashland is proud to announce the nomination of Avery Nicole Jesmer as the Rotary Student Youth of the Month for December. Avery is a eighth-grade student at Ashland Middle School. Avery will be honored by Ashland Rotary at its...

Updated Dec 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Ashland High School’s Winter Fine Arts Festival will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at the AHS Mountain Avenue Theatre and Commons.The exhibits and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. and performances start at 7 p.m.The event is a...

Updated Dec 5, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Ashland High School will partner with Southern Oregon University to launch a summer arts program for high school students and is seeking a “visionary” director.The Oregon Center for the Arts Young Artists Institute is a...

Updated Dec 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

PORTLAND — As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing...

Updated Dec 2, 2014 at 7:26 PM

It’s not easy working two part-time jobs, totaling 30 to 40 hours a week, while also attending high school — especially if you’re taking two advanced placement classes, an honors math class and an advanced biochemistry...

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Anne Kim was a typical busy, ambitious teenager for most of her high school life. She played violin, hung out with friends and aspired to attend medical school, become a surgeon and enjoy a life of affluence.Then she visited Costa Rica for...

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