Foxes take hoop title: Boys first in league, girls tied for first

March 2015 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Foxes take hoop title: Boys first in league, girls tied for first

By James Day The Silverton High boys basketball team has won the Mid-Willamette Conference championship. The Foxes took a hard-fought 57-54 overtime win Feb. 20 at Central High School to improve to 11-1 in league play, three games in front with just ...

Scotts Mills: Fleischman elected

December 2014 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Scotts Mills: Fleischman elected

[caption id="attachment_5373" align="alignright" width="206"] Joe Fleischman[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand All’s well that ends well. Scotts Mills has a new mayor, thanks to 11th-hour write-in campaigns by Joe Fleischman and Paul Brakeman for the Nov. 4 election. Fleischman won the election with 34 votes; ...

Our Town: 10 years of living, working and playing

August 2014 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Our Town: 10 years of living, working and playing

“It’s a place, a good place, but it’s more than that. It’s a group of people. And it’s a feeling. A feeling about home, family, community. A feeling about commitment, shared lives, mutual endeavor. It’s working together to make something ...

Jack DeSantis: 30,000 Rosaries …and counting

April 2014 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Jack DeSantis: 30,000 Rosaries …and counting

[caption id="attachment_4598" align="alignright" width="163"] Jack DeSantis has made thousands of rosaries, many with little Hubble at his side. Photo by Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Most people would agree - 30,000 rosaries is a lot of Hail Mary prayers. The Catholic rosaries Jack ...

A place for all: Young Life / Wyldlife open to students of many ages, abilities

April 2014 Posted in Other | Comments Off on A place for all: Young Life / Wyldlife open to students of many ages, abilities

[caption id="attachment_4506" align="alignright" width="300"] There were lots of smiles at a recent gathering of Wyldlife kids. Photo by Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Rebecca Ortega, who heads Silverton’s Young Life and WyldLife programs, met her husband Kevin in college through Young Life. They ...

100 years of service: Silver Falls community celebrates its library

July 2013 Posted in Other | Comments Off on 100 years of service: Silver Falls community celebrates its library

Silver Falls Library 410 South Water St. 503-873-5173 Visit www.silverfalls.plinkit.org to see the libary’s events, hours and offerings. By Don Murtha From meager beginnings in 1913 in a private home in Silverton, the Silver Falls Library has grown to a 17,172 square-foot building housing 75,800 volumes and serving ...

A culinary passion: Joel Autry’s BBQ sauce

June 2013 Posted in Other | Comments Off on A culinary passion: Joel Autry’s BBQ sauce

[caption id="attachment_3643" align="alignright" width="206"] Joel Autry’s new business: ‘Where There’s Smoke BBQ Sauce.’[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand There was a time when Silverton resident Joel Autry could hardly boil water. He started hanging around kitchens “doing a lot of watching and listening.” His best ...

Lessons for life: Part-time jobs prepare students to multi-task

June 2013 Posted in Other, School | Comments Off on Lessons for life: Part-time jobs prepare students to multi-task

[caption id="attachment_3574" align="alignright" width="300"] JFK Valedictorians: Sadie Manley, Mackenzie Kloft and Liana Bryde.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Besides taking demanding classes, participating in extracurricular activities and volunteering in the community, Kennedy High School seniors Sadie Manley, Liana Bryde and Mackenzie Kloft also have ...

Investing time in friendship: Women share why friends matter

March 2013 Posted in Other, People | Comments Off on Investing time in friendship: Women share why friends matter

[caption id="attachment_3163" align="alignright" width="300"] Twelve women meet once a month to play Bunko, have dinner and talk while their children play.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Not unlike many women, Rosi Green, Shannon Rice, Paetra Orueta, Jill Rivoli, Kristin Newland and April Linn are ...

All-State honors: SHS Football Coach John Mannion coach of the year

January 2013 Posted in Other | Comments Off on All-State honors: SHS Football Coach John Mannion coach of the year

By James Day The best Silverton High School football season in a generation was noticed statewide. Class 5A coaches named three Foxes to the All-State team and Coach John Mannion was selected coach of the year. Mannion, in his third season, led the ...

Taking control: Planning is key to conquering debt

December 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Taking control: Planning is key to conquering debt

Financial Peace University Silverton Seventh-Day Adventist Church 1159 Oak St.Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Class free; materials: $95 503-873-8568 or www.daveramsey.com By Kristine Thomas Les Jones has an assignment for every dollar he makes. “My wife and I have made a budget and we ...

Are you ready?: Get prepared for Mother Nature’s challenges

November 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Are you ready?: Get prepared for Mother Nature’s challenges

By Brenna Wiegand Think about the last snow storm. Were you one of the people waiting in line at the grocery store to stock up on essentials just in case you couldn’t leave the house for a few days or rushing ...

Peace of mind: Get ready for ‘anything’ by preparing ahead of the need

November 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Peace of mind: Get ready for ‘anything’ by preparing ahead of the need

By Brenna Wiegand Bare Bones Kit In the home Family Emergency Plan; one gallon of water per person, per day for three days; three-day supply of non-perishable food per person; filter mask or cotton T-shirt; manual can opener; plastic sheeting and duct tape; ...

Three seats open: Four candidates vie for Mount Angel city councilor

October 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Three seats open: Four candidates vie for Mount Angel city councilor

Mount Angel Forum Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce. Free. There are three open seats on the Nov. 6 ballot for the Mount Angel City Council and four candidates. Councilor Andrew Otte is running unopposed to be ...

New digs: Silverton Christian expands

October 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on New digs: Silverton Christian expands

By Don Murtha The Silverton Christian School on Eureka Avenue will soon be enlarged by four new classrooms in a 3,584 square-foot addition to the existing space. The addition will mean fewer students per classroom but no more students in the school, ...

Rollin’ with the oldies: Show biz paves way for great senior moments

October 2012 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on Rollin’ with the oldies: Show biz paves way for great senior moments

By Kathy Cook Hunter[singlepic=321,320,240,,right] Be on the lookout for them at the Silverton Sidewalk Shindig, they’ll be dressed in flowery shirts, playing their hearts out and making you laugh. Undoubtedly you’ll find yourself humming along, too, to music you may have ...

The Old Curmudgeon: Profit versus humanity?

September 2012 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on The Old Curmudgeon: Profit versus humanity?

By Vern Holmquist Well, by the time this hits your mailbox Mount Angel will be in the middle of Oktoberfest. The Bavarians will teach us all how to dance to the umpa sounds of the polka, hoist our glasses in salute to ...

Take a hike: Fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery

September 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Take a hike: Fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery

By P. Milliren With the leaves turning shades of golden yellow or rustic red and the air a little crisper, fall is a great time to explore what’s in our backyard by taking a hike. Here are two nearby hikes ...

New race day: Homer Classic moves to Sunday

August 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on New race day: Homer Classic moves to Sunday

By Dixon Bledsoe “Two years ago, while the race was in progress, a convoy of tanks and military vehicles drove down James Street to get to the parade staging area. It was bizarre and frightening to see runners weaving between the ...

Change in stance: Dance studio becomes a nonprofit, adds staff

August 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Change in stance: Dance studio becomes a nonprofit, adds staff

The American Academy of Performing Arts Co. 222 High St., Silverton 503-873-0464; 503-998-9947 www.aaperformingartsco.com After seven years in business, Silverton’s  American Academy of Performing Arts Co. (AAPAC) is making some big changes during a turbulent economy by changing to a nonprofit business. Marta Hazekamp-Stovin, ...

In their own words: SHS vals and sals share parting thoughts

June 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on In their own words: SHS vals and sals share parting thoughts

Silverton High School valedictorians Morgan Anderson, Abigail Bennett, Bridget Garlinghouse, Talia Helman, Josif Illisoi, Amy Jamsa, Madeline Kuenzi, Marissa Sewart and Karen Zhen and salutatorians Miriam Drummond, Kaitlyn Furnish and Grant Martinson share some insights. What advice would you give to ...

Thanks for the memories: Memoir class proves to be a family gift

June 2012 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Thanks for the memories: Memoir class proves to be a family gift

By Brenna Wiegand Writing Class Mondays, 10 a.m. Silverton Methodist Church 203 W. Main St., Silverton Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Mount Angel Towers, 1 Towers Lane Mount Angel Instructor Pat Love: 503-845-2419 The result is the next-best thing to sitting at grandma’s side, soaking up tales from a ...

Holiday tradition: Nursery ships out thousands of poinsettia

November 2011 Posted in Business, Other | Comments Off on Holiday tradition: Nursery ships out thousands of poinsettia

By Don Murtha By the time Ken Fessler is finished with them, they are ready for a warm, sunny place. Fessler is the owner of Fessler Nursery, 12666 Monitor McKee Road, N.E., where he grows annuals and perennials for springtime gardens and ...

Seeking adventure: Shirley Boehmer proud to have been a WAC

November 2011 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Seeking adventure: Shirley Boehmer proud to have been a WAC

By Dixon Bledsoe As Veteran’s Day approaches, Shirley Boehmer, 81, ponders where the U.S. has been, where it is and where it is headed. To say she is a patriot would be an understatement. A Silverton resident since 1999, Boehmer, is a ...

Oz in Silverton: Musical opens Nov. 11

November 2011 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Oz in Silverton: Musical opens Nov. 11

Silverton High School students Hollyann Farris and Lindsay Elmore interviewed some of the more that 50 cast members for the SHS musical The Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz Silverton High Theater 1456 Pine St. 7:30 Nov. 11; 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 17, ...