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, ...

Still swinging: Arnold Koch plays golf on 100th birthday

November 2011 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Still swinging: Arnold Koch plays golf on 100th birthday

By Don Murtha Scotts Mills resident Arthur Koch played a round of golf with his sons Arthur, Jr., Arnold and Allen on his birthday, Oct. 17. That might not seem unusual, but it was Arthur’s 100th birthday. He was born in 1911. Arthur ...

The Forum: What’s good for Silverton?

September 2011 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on The Forum: What’s good for Silverton?

So here it comes! For as long as I have known a few of the unpleasant players in this civic horror story they have found ways to create doubt and distrust of anyone in public focus, calling almost everyone a crook ...

The Forum: Kick-off time for O’fest

September 2011 Posted in Other | Comments Off on The Forum: Kick-off time for O’fest

I know for some of you it has been a while since you have been to an Oktoberfest Kick-Off Party; you who are new to town may never have joined us. This is the year to come out and see ...

Call 211: The number to call for social services

August 2011 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Call 211: The number to call for social services

By Dixon BledsoeWhen there is an emergency, we know the number to call is “911.”When we are looking for a business or a long lost friend’s phone number, we call 411.What number do you call when you are looking for ...

People Out Loud: Deserving thank yous

August 2011 Posted in Other | Comments Off on People Out Loud: Deserving thank yous

By Dixon Bledsoe Too many people to thank, so little time. My column is about people who do good things in the community and deserve a thank you. The Homer Davenport Community Festival is over and there are a lot of people ...

Cheese, please: Special herd basis of new Portland Creamery

August 2011 Posted in Other | 2 Comments »

By Lindsey Evenson Driving along Wildcat Road, there is no hint that an internationally acclaimed goat breeder with more than 100 goats and a Grade A dairy lives just down the road. However, past the grove of tree, down a gravel driveway ...

Garden foibles: Paying attention to roots before planting makes a difference

August 2011 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Garden foibles: Paying attention to roots before planting makes a difference

By Brenna Wiegand They’re at our mercy. Plants, that is. After being nurtured from infancy in the richest of media and optimum conditions, the youthful plants land on a local garden center shelf, hopeful for a family of their own. Ideally, a ...