Hitting the trail: Taking running off-road

November 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Hitting the trail: Taking running off-road

[caption id="attachment_9543" align="alignleft" width="198"] Amy Ullan and Tanie Hotan. Courtesy Amy Ullan[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Running can get boring, treadmills, tracks, even sidewalks – it can all start to feel like the same routine day in and day out. But there’s a ...

November Briefs

November 2019 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on November Briefs

Jazzercise Thanksgiving benefit celebrates 30th year Silverton Jazzercise will hold its 30th Thanksgiving morning benefit class for Silverton Area Community Aid on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. at the Silverton Community Center, 421 S. Water St., Silverton. Admission is $5 ...

Jar of Awesome: An easy way to capture your family’s best memories

October 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other, People | Comments Off on Jar of Awesome: An easy way to capture your family’s best memories

“Enjoy this time because it’ll be over before you know it,” is possibly the single most cruel sentence one can utter to a new parent, yet the compulsion to say it is hard to resist. I’ve said it – many times ...

Intentional community: Evans Oaks site gets underway

September 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Intentional community: Evans Oaks site gets underway

[caption id="attachment_9388" align="alignright" width="300"] Commuity members shoveling soil on the future Evans Oaks cottage community grounds. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner “So often we dream about how we might want our future to form and most of the time that is as ...

Briefs August 2019

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Canyonview director Kinman steps down Canyonview Camp has announced that Chris Kinman will be leaving the executive director position after this camping season at the end of August. The board of directors of BTI said it appreciates the years of service and ...

Mural pluralism: Silverton’s public art remains vivid thanks to volunteers

August 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Mural pluralism: Silverton’s public art remains vivid thanks to volunteers

[caption id="attachment_9363" align="alignright" width="300"] Babs and Vince Till have been advocates for Silverton’s murals since 1993. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Silverton’s beautifully done and scrupulously maintained murals are drawing attention, both at home and abroad. For the first time, Silverton Mural Society ...

State champions: Silverton JBO takes title

July 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on State champions: Silverton JBO takes title

For the first time ever a Silverton JBO team has taken home a state title. The program’s Minor American squad, nicknamed the “Wild Bunch,” edged Glencoe 13-12 on July 14 to take the championship at Dierickx Field in Gladstone. Silverton went ...

Out of the ashes: Silver Falls ecosystem shows signs of natural re-growth

July 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Out of the ashes: Silver Falls ecosystem shows signs of natural re-growth

By Melissa Wagoner It has been a year since the Silver Creek Fire burned approximately 30 acres of forest near Camp Silver Creek, in Silver Falls State Park. Presumably ignited by lightning – the sparks of which smoldered for some time ...

Something for the Soul August 2019

July 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Something for the Soul August 2019

Silver Falls Library reveals Book Cart Drill Team The Silver Falls Library Book Cart Drill Team will perform for the first time in the Homer Davenport Parade, Aug. 3 beginning at 10 am. Comprised of library staff, the seven member team ...

July 3 celebration set to dazzle

June 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on July 3 celebration set to dazzle

The Oregon Garden Foundation will host its annual  Silverton Day Celebration presented by Roth’s Fresh Markets on July 3 at The Oregon Garden. Festivities include a fireworks show, live music by The Flextones and 3Rivers Crossing, family activities and great ...

Hands that preserve: HistoriCorps volunteers come to Silver Falls

June 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Hands that preserve: HistoriCorps volunteers come to Silver Falls

[caption id="attachment_9247" align="alignright" width="225"] Joan Wierzba working at Camp Silver Creek. MELISSA WAGONER[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Preserving historic structures isn’t a job just anyone can – or should – do, according to Ryan Prochaska a Historic Preservation Professional. The expertise, equipment and ...

A record spring: Foxes, Trojans shine at state track

June 2019 Posted in Other, School, Sports | Comments Off on A record spring: Foxes, Trojans shine at state track

The Silverton High track and field teams turned in superb performances May 24-25 at the OSAA Class 5A state championships in Gresham. The Foxes’ girls team finished second behind North Salem, while the boys squad took third behind North Bend and Ashland. “This ...

David Wayne Jenks: Feb. 2, 1935 – May 19, 2019

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David Jenks was born to Aasel and Mabel Jenks in Woods Cross, Utah. When he was still small, they moved to Heyburn, Idaho, where he went to elementary and high school. He married Clara Korb in 1951. They had three children. ...

Speaking up for success: Debate prepares for competition, life

May 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Speaking up for success: Debate prepares for competition, life

[caption id="attachment_9189" align="alignright" width="215"] Silverton High School Speech and Debate coaches, Stephen McClanahan and Katie Kantrowitz. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Stephen McClanahan is all about communication. The 24-year-old Salem resident, a 2013 graduate from Silverton High School, is now a co-coach ...

Befriending the falls: Volunteers enjoy perks at Silver Falls State Park

May 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Befriending the falls: Volunteers enjoy perks at Silver Falls State Park

[caption id="attachment_9196" align="alignright" width="210"] Susan Ransom, Friends of Silver Falls volunteer.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Susan Ransom’s enthusiasm for Silver Falls State Park is palpable. Get her talking about the waterfalls and the people who visit them and she is all smiles. “What’s ...

Wash, dry, repeat: Couple volunteers at laundry program for homeless

April 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Wash, dry, repeat: Couple volunteers at laundry program for homeless

By Nancy Jennings Sporting bright orange T-shirts with the words “WASH DAY” on them, Bob and Virginia Widing are easily identified at Silverton’s Laundry Depot. Since last May, the Molalla couple began showing up at the laundromat every other Tuesday afternoon ...

200,000 meals served Community dinner reaches milestone

March 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on 200,000 meals served Community dinner reaches milestone

By Nancy Jennings Feb. 20 was a special evening. Silverton’s First Christian Church served its 200,000th meal at their Wednesday Community Dinner. With the dining area decorated with seven white star-shaped balloons, the momentous occasion took place close to 5:30 p.m. ...

Avast! Youth perform at Brush Creek

February 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Avast! Youth perform at Brush Creek

Brush Creek kicks off the 2019 season with this year’s children and youth performance. The Pirate Paradise: Legend of Libertalia opens its three-weekend run on Friday, Feb, 22, with evening performances at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 ...

February Briefs

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Conservation district holds native plant sale The 17th annual Marion Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale and Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bauman’s Farm and Garden, 12989 Howell Prairie ...

‘Flavor of unity’: Poetry Festival features Kim Stafford, other free events

February 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on ‘Flavor of unity’: Poetry Festival features Kim Stafford, other free events

[caption id="attachment_9001" align="alignright" width="300"] Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford is the featured poet at this year’s Silverton Poetry Festival, seen here at a recent, packed poetry event in Mount Angel. Submitted Photos[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand The Silverton Poetry Festival has grown in ...

Silverton wins bronze in ‘Bike Friendly’

January 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Silverton wins bronze in ‘Bike Friendly’

Silverton has earned the prestigious Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award from The League of American Bicyclists, a national organization based in Washington D.C. Silverton joins 464 communities across the United States that are recognized for transforming the American landscape by embracing ...

Foxes in first: Both Silverton hoop squads riding high

January 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Foxes in first: Both Silverton hoop squads riding high

The Silverton boys and girls basketball team have hit the halfway point in the league season with identical 7-1 records. The girls squad is ranked second in Class 5A and shares the Mid-Willamette Conference league lead with Lebanon. The Foxes’ boys ...

Clutch Bowling: Local tech innovator’s program sparks international interest

January 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Clutch Bowling: Local tech innovator’s program sparks international interest

[caption id="attachment_8900" align="alignright" width="300"] Andrew Zwicker Brenna WiEgand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Though he had a bowling scholarship, Andrew Zwicker pursued software engineering which led him right back to bowling. What he’s done since has changed his life and is putting a new ...

50-year span: Senior center broadens programs to serve wide-ranging interests

January 2019 Posted in Other | Comments Off on 50-year span: Senior center broadens programs to serve wide-ranging interests

By Melissa Wagoner “Our goal is to be the hub of all things senior and to be all things social,” Silverton Senior Center Executive Director Dodie Brockamp said. With nearly 1,000 visitors to the Center every year, she has a big ...

Miracle in the mist: A December Sunday at Lone Pine

December 2018 Posted in Community, Other, People | Comments Off on Miracle in the mist: A December Sunday at Lone Pine

by Robert McGowan There are many spots in the Silverton-Mount Angel area that have colloquial names. All probably have some historical significance. Some represent a community or area like Drakes Crossing or Bethany. Others are more localized like Rocky Four Corners. ...