Queen Jean is Crowned

Queen Jean I of the Strawberry Festival Junior Court was crowned Monday evening by Senior Queen Jackie eam. Michael Collins, the queen's escort, stands by. Local grade schools provided entertainment for the coronation program which was under the direction of the Lebanon Junior Women. 

From 50 years ago, Wednesday, May 15, 1968

Queen Jean I to Rule Junior Court

Queen Jean I will rule over the 1968 Junior Strawberry Festival activities following coronation ceremonies at Lebanon Union High School Monday evening. The diminutive dark haired queen received her crown from Queen Jackie I of the senior court who was chosen Saturday evening. Queen Jean is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Daugherty, Carson Drive, and is a second grade student at Santiam Grade School.

From 25 years ago, Wednesday, May 19, 1993

Surprise! Nelson, Mills win tennis title

CORVALLIS – The Lebanon girls tennis team might not have improved its status in the Valley League final standings, but it sure did make an impact.

The biggest impact was the second-seeded doubles team of Tara Nelson and Michelle Mills, who defeated top-seeded Bronwyn Robert and Jeroma Sexton of Corvallis in the championship match 6-4, 6-3.

Nelson and Mills became Lebanon’s first-ever doubles champions. Molly Evans was the last Warrior player to win a VL title.

Eagles win Casco

MONMOUTH – The stage was set for East Linn Christian Academy’s boys track and field team to valut to the Casco League championship at the district meet at Western Oregon State College Saturday.

While pole vaulter Kevin McKinley was attempting to tie the district meet mark at 12 feet, the East Linn’s 400-meter relay team (Ryan Stutzman, Jeff Gerig, Marvin Jayne and Ryon Edwards) was zooming to a first-place finish in 45.3 seconds, setting a new school record.

It inspired McKinley, who’d already wrapped up the pole vault victory at 10 feet, 6 inches to put on a splendid display of improvement. …

A successful vault of 12-0 would tie the meet record and it took McKinley three attempts, but he could over the bar for the record.

From 10 years ago, Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lebanon schools facing teacher reduction

Grappling with a $1.9 million shortfall, the Lebanon Community School District administration is proposing a budget for 2008-09 that will have the district with 8.5 fewer teaching positions next year.

“We tried to put off cutting teachers as long as we could,” said Superintendent Jim Robinson, adding that the district is hopeful it can manage most of the cuts through retirements and resignations.

Kyle Odegard can be reached at kyle.odegard@lee.net, 541-812-6077 or via Twitter @KyleOdegard.

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