The Canby Now Podcast
Episode 119: Gable Ready

Episode 119: Gable Ready

November 13, 2019

Today's guest accomplished something that no other man who ever lived can claim. Don't miss the incredible true story of Dan Gable, the greatest wrestler in the history of the sport, and the only time he ever lost: to a kid from Canby High School named Larry Owings.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 118: ‘A Heart the Size of Canby’

Episode 118: ‘A Heart the Size of Canby’

November 10, 2019

Canby is the best public school volleyball team in the state, and Cougars Ruby Kayser and Daley McLellan join to recap their remarkable run to third place in the state tournament this weekend.

In honor of Veterans Day, Marine drill sergeant Clark "Doc" Hickman whips us into shape, and tells us about his recent Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. Finally, Canby Music Store says farewell to a beloved and longtime employee.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 117: That’s a Wrap! (Almost.)

Episode 117: That’s a Wrap! (Almost.)

November 6, 2019

A new winery is coming to the Aurora area, thanks to Clackamas County's approval last week of the Butteville Road Winery near Charbonneau. Speaking of new, Canby Gifts and Toys is ready to open any day now at the Dahlia Building. Mary Hanlon, of Hanlon Development, and Maya Kinley-Hanlon come on to tell us about the crafting of this shopping experience, where they'll be offering wares you can't find anywhere else. Finally, Greg Perez gives us the scoop on Canby's Veterans Day Celebration at 11:30 Nov. 11 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Highway 99E.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 116: Almost, Canby

Episode 116: Almost, Canby

November 3, 2019

First episode after Halloween, and we are stuffed with candy. Also, news. Get the latest on some sad news from Canby Grove, downtown's newest store, the Canby firefighters serving down in California and a cornhole tournament that raised over $30,000 for a local girl battling cancer. And more!

Also, we catch up with the cast and crew of Canby High School Theatre's newest production, and Francke reveals his shocking connection to John Cariani, playwright of Almost, Maine. Finally, we help celebrate Canby Builders Supply's birthday. They sure look good for 70 (especially in that blue!)

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/ 

Canby Nowloween Special

Canby Nowloween Special

October 31, 2019

The demonic dog of Fifth Street. The ghostly Volkswagen Beetle. The terror on Goat Mountain. The strange lights in the skies over Canby. The restless spirits that roamed Fairview hospital in Salem. The phone call from beyond the veil.

It's Halloween in Canby, and we're taking a break from the news to bring you something a little...spookier. Hear 20 real-life stories of residents' firsthand experiences with the strange, the paranormal and the unexplained. From Bigfoot to UFOs to good, old-fashioned devil dogs, these are true stories you can't find anywhere else.

Featuring vocal talent from the cast and crew of Canby High School Theatre's production of Almost, Maine, and the Canby Now Podcast team.

Cast (in alphabetical order): Tanner Bedortha, Tyler Clawson, Jon Edelkamp, Ed Grautski, Lee Hepler, Tyler Francke, Josiah Keen, Hannah Ray Lambert, Sarah Link, Hannah Sasek, Joy Strube and James Walton

Episode 114: An Oregon City Haunting

Episode 114: An Oregon City Haunting

October 27, 2019

Looking for a spooky adventure this year? Just down the road, Rocky Smith of NW Ghost Tours tells us all about the haunted history of the area. And Calvin LeSueur from the city of Canby, gets us ready for the tricks and treats going on downtown this Halloween, including a brand-new live show from the Canby Now Podcast!

Canby Nowloween Live Show: https://www.facebook.com/events/canby-nowloween/

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 113: Ghosts of 99 Roadhouse

Episode 113: Ghosts of 99 Roadhouse

October 23, 2019

The Route 99 Roadhouse outside Canby is rumored to be one of the most haunted places in town, and that seems to be true. Staff say the place is crawling with the ghosts of once-living people. Or, possibly, with cats. We're not really sure.

Also, Bob Oblack of the Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club tells us about a rocking (and free!) event at the fairgrounds. And finally, on Canby Then, the tragic and disturbing story of Florence Sohn (TW/CW: murder, attempted suicide).

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 112: That’s How It Moe’s

Episode 112: That’s How It Moe’s

October 18, 2019

It's a good Odd-fashioned pizza party today on the Canby Now Podcast, as we welcome Mike Sublett of Odd Moe's, which is finally open in the Safeway retail complex for take-out and delivery. 

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits

Episode 111: On Your Mark…

Episode 111: On Your Mark…

October 16, 2019

A consultant hired by the city tells us everything that's terrible about downtown Canby (and how to fix it). Also, we learn about the remarkable history of Mark Prairie, one of the oldest one-room schoolhouses still standing in Oregon — and the family that's trying to save it. Finally, the director of The Canby Center talks about a new grant from Clackamas County that will help them better serve those in need. 

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Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 110: The Bear Obsessities

Episode 110: The Bear Obsessities

October 13, 2019

AT&T is set to find out this week if the Canby City Council will be sympathetic to their appeal for a proposed 130-foot stealth monopole near Highway 99E, or if they're...barking up the wrong tree. Every year, thousands around the world tune in to webcams following the lives of the brown bears of Brooks River, Alaska. Local artist Marsha Kearns Chez is one of them, and she tells all about this strange ritual we are now obsessed with. Canby gives retiring City Administrator Rick Robinson a fond send-off. Finally, Tyler us his latest movie review. And no, I'm not joking.

For an extended version of today's episode, without ads, and to support our show and ensure we can continue to bring you local, exclusive content every week, please consider joining Canby Now Plus as a premium member. For details, visit patreon.com/canbynowpod.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 109: Carry On My Wayward Sub

Episode 109: Carry On My Wayward Sub

October 9, 2019

Canby's TMK Creamery just rolled out their newest creation: a smooth, small batch vodka made from fresh milk, forever giving all new meaning to the term "milk drunk." Canby's newest restaurant is Wayward Sandwiches, a sandwich shop and wine bar that opens this week at the Dahlia. Their team shows us around and tell us all about their approach: high quality, locally sourced food, prepared with culinary flair, served with zero pretension. Finally, Canby Then brings the story of the CHS grad who did what had never been done before or since: beat the legendary Dan Gable on the wrestling mat.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 108: Hooked on a Filming

Episode 108: Hooked on a Filming

October 6, 2019

An impartial hearings officer on Thursday heard the case of a group of entrepreneurs who want to turn their 21-acre farm outside Canby into a large recreational cannabis operation for multiple licensed growers. Canby High School junior and varsity soccer team captain Ellie Shorter tells us why cancer picked the wrong girl. #elliestrong

Jon Dragt, president of the Canby Public Library Foundation, returns to the show to tell us all about the fourth annual Canby Film Fest, which will screen an exceptional slate of 14 Oregon short films at the Canby Cinema 8 on Wednesday night. Finally, Tyler reports live from the Buskers' Ball last week in downtown Canby.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 107: Get to the Point

Episode 107: Get to the Point

October 2, 2019

The Oregon City Nighttime Nailer has been, well, nailed. Jessica Romaine, owner of Fir Point Farms, explains why the harvest festival is her favorite time of the year, and what's new this year. (Hint: it involves pumpkins, bowling and, um, that's pretty much it, but it sounds like a blast!)

Finally, the incredible story of Canby brothers Ralph and Ed Coleman. Born at the turn of the century, one became a coaching legend at Oregon State. The other smashed homers on baseball's biggest stage, and even impressed Rogers Hornsby. You can find it right here, on Canby Then.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 106: Compose Yourself!

Episode 106: Compose Yourself!

September 29, 2019

A group of Portland entrepreneurs wants to move forward with their plan to turn a peach orchard south of Canby into a large, indoor cannabis production facility. But much depends on whether the county will grant their application this week to house multiple marijuana licensees on the same property.

Jeff Payne, Fear No Music, tells us about the Young Composers Project, which gives students the chance to develop their own compositions with the help of professional musicians. Also, we hear from Haladar Wright, a Canby student who participated in the project earlier this year. It's a conversation four months in the making.

Finally, Tyler brings his review of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Based on the beloved children's book series that our parents told us we weren't allowed to bring on camping trips but, of course, we did anyway, the new film builds on its source material while enabling a new generation to, ahem, jump in.

Music in this episode: "A Beginning," by Haladar Wright. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 105: Hope Springs Eternal

Episode 105: Hope Springs Eternal

September 25, 2019

Not only was Bob Kauffman instrumental to helping fulfill the vision of the Hope Village senior living community, he also has the distinction of being the second guy to ever move in. Hey — they don't call him Bob "Hope" Kauffman for nothing.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 104: A Memorable First Session

Episode 104: A Memorable First Session

September 22, 2019

No one was more disappointed by Aurora Mayor Kris Sallee's resignation than the former mayor herself, according to a statement from her last week. In other news, you can now check out much more than books at the Canby Public Library. Bubble maker? Metal detector? Karaoke machine?? Yes, please.

Her first session as an elected representative was an interesting one for Christine Drazan, from Canby. The newly appointed House minority leader for next year discusses the challenges and lessons from a session considered one of the most divisive in memory, which included two separate walkouts by her Republican colleagues in the Senate.

Back to Aurora. Lisa Hand, from Wind Horse Antiques, tells us about some of the fun, Victorian-themed events on tap this week and next. Finally, Tyler begins his series reviewing fall movies in the run-up to his favorite holiday, Halloween.

For an extended version of today's episode, without ads, and to support our show and ensure we can continue to bring you local, exclusive content every week, please consider joining Canby Now Plus as a premium member. For details, visit patreon.com/canbynowpod.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 103: You’re Going Down…Town

Episode 103: You’re Going Down…Town

September 18, 2019
Canby has a new city administrator. Officially. Scott McClure starts in his new role Oct. 7. Economic development consultant Michele Reeves shares her thoughts on the story downtown Canby is telling. Volunteers are needed to help give historic Zion Memorial Cemetery a scrub-down. Finally, the story of Canby's world record-breaking, arrow-shooting, mountain climbing PE teacher, in Canby Then.
 
Episode 102: The Buckle Stops Here

Episode 102: The Buckle Stops Here

September 15, 2019

The mayor of Aurora resigns nine months into her term, amid concerns from staff that she was overstepping her authority. Ken and Malinda Buckles, of Remembering America's Heroes, say it's time the country apologizes for the way Vietnam veterans were treated. Eighteen years after the events of Sept. 11, the Canby community pauses to reflect. Tyler introduces the newest member of the Canby Now Podcast team, Joy Strube.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 101: Goin’ to the Chapel…

Episode 101: Goin’ to the Chapel…

September 11, 2019

Minors have an easier time illegally buying vaping products and cigarettes in Clackamas County than elsewhere in the state, according to a recent study. Marilyn and Martin Nash talk about the unparalleled history of the Canby Pioneer Chapel, the premier event space and landmark in the heart of Canby. Those Willows, the Portland-based indie band who are playing the Chapel this Saturday, discuss the nostalgia behind their latest single, "My Landline." Finally, a three-legged goat crashes a one-room schoolhouse in the latest edition of Canby Then.

Music in this episode: "My Landline" by Those Willows. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 100: Yeah — We Can’t Believe It Either

Episode 100: Yeah — We Can’t Believe It Either

September 8, 2019

Well, we did it. We made it to 100 episodes, and nobody has even had the good sense to try and stop us. Today, we're looking back on some of our favorite moments, favorite interviews, favorite music, favorite police stories and more. Thanks for coming along for the ride. See you in syndication!