Looking Back

From Feb. 26, 1997 - Section champs ... The Canby High School gym erupted in celebration after Canby won the right to go to the state tournament as a team, along with the nine individuals who qualified the previous weekend. Shown are, from left, Blaine Merritt, Ryan Citrowske, Ross Kontz, Josh Ochocki and Adam Stoks.

Area History

Last week’s trivia question was about possible airmail service in Canby in 1920. Remember, the Wright Brothers first flight was in 1903. World War One was the first war that had airplanes as part of the fighting arsenal that ended in 1918. Now airmail in Canby in 1920? Well, not quite, but the thought was there. The following is from the Aug.

Mystery House

A Canby local found this old picture and is seeking any information anyone may have about the house. If you recognize this house and know the history, please contact us at The Canby News.

Area History

The answer to last week’s trivia question about the location of the water tower for the railroad and what was it used for is as follows: Steam locomotives needed a water supply and a fuel supply that was mostly coal to operate.

The students at Canby High School enjoyed a fun afternoon on Feb. 18 to celebrate Snow Week. Along with dress up days throughout the week, some participated in fun events Friday afternoon including a pie eating contest. Pictured (L to R): Dylan Siemonsma, Demitrius Bridges, Nohemi Diaz and Nicole Barry.

Jason Day faces challenges of living with a congenital heart defect

Canby resident Jason Day was born with complete transposition of the great arteries in 1971, Day is no stranger to invasive surgeries and medical treatment. Day was born a “blue baby,” meaning he had a blue complexion at birth from lack of oxygen in the blood.

Recipe Corner

Ingredients: 1/4 tsp. cloves 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup sugar 4 cups flour 1 cup buttermilk 3 eggs (well beaten)

Directions: Add baking powder and baking soda to buttermilk. Mix all ingredients together. Deep fat fry at 375 degrees until lightly brown.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. During the month of February, teens, community members, and advocacy groups, among others, raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence.


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