‘Oliver’: Musical comes to Silverton

September 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on ‘Oliver’: Musical comes to Silverton

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Broadway hit musical Oliver, won’t require purchasing an airline ticket to New York City this fall. Instead, theater-goers can see the musical in the Silverton High School Theater. Center State Director Don Kelley is producing ...

The Forum: Volunteers help out at Saalfeld house

September 2010 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on The Forum: Volunteers help out at Saalfeld house

On behalf of the city of Mount Angel, I want to thank all of the volunteers who have helped over at the Saalfeld House in the last couple of months including the Grants, the Mount Angel Fire District, Pete Wall, ...

Bierhaus: New look, new features

August 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Bierhaus: New look, new features

By Kathy Cook Hunter Ryan Gengler and Ben Rash created a pub with a friendly atmosphere where people yearning for authentic German beers and favorite team can find their heart’s desire. The owners of the Bierhaus in Mount Angel, friends since childhood,  ...

Faith-based service: Father Bernard Youth Center

August 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Faith-based service: Father Bernard Youth Center

By Brenna Wiegand Fr. Bernard Youth Center 980 S. Main St.; P.O. Box 790 Mount Angel, OR 97362 503-845-4097; www.fbyc.info Ways to Support FBYC Encourage group bookings Volunteer time and skills Join board of directors Donate funds Sponsor an event They came; they saw; they got to work. As a summer service ...

The Old Curmudgeon: Musings on life in Mount Angel

June 2010 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on The Old Curmudgeon: Musings on life in Mount Angel

By Vern Holmquist Well, it is that time of the month again and here I sit in front of this intimidating machine with not much to say. Of course, there is always the weather to write about and what weather we have ...

Passages: Father’s Day – Now I understand

June 2010 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on Passages: Father’s Day – Now I understand

By Rosi Green I come from the far too common “broken family,” although I never defined it as that while growing up. Mom and Dad had a surprising and early start to parenting and things ended up as they would.  I ...

Photo Gallery: Busy season of events gets a running start

May 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Busy season of events gets a running start

Silverton – Saturday, May 10, 2010: Spring has sprung! Runners of all shapes and sizes jog through the streets during the Silverton Hospital Fun Run. Meanwhile, the Farmers’ Market in Town Square opened for the season, which extends to mid-October. Fresh produce, ...

Local focus: Brewery and winery raise a toast to their community

May 2010 Posted in Business, Other | Comments Off on Local focus: Brewery and winery raise a toast to their community

By Linda Whitmore During an extended Memorial Day weekend, a local winery and a local brewery will debut their new Tap Room. And “local” is their byword. Chris Deckelmann, co-owner of Vitis Ridge winery with his wife, Sharon; and partners Bruce and ...

War stories: Army airman flew 25 missions in WWII

May 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on War stories: Army airman flew 25 missions in WWII

By Jay Shenai These days, John Ritchie lives by himself at Mount Angel Towers, a senior independent living community, in a single-bedroom unit with a tiny kitchen and a grandfather clock in the living room next to his recliner, which chimes ...

Altman book signing set at gallery

May 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on Altman book signing set at gallery

Ann Altman is an award-winning artist, well-known for her paintings. Now she can add author to her title. Her book, The Round-Up, will be featured at Lunaria Gallery on Saturday, May 15. Altman will sign her work from noon to 2 ...

Non-profits share more than $100,000 from Oktoberfest

May 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Non-profits share more than $100,000 from Oktoberfest

The Mount Angel, Oktoberfest Board of Directors will award $105,250 to 48 non-profit organizations May 17 as a result of 2009 Oktoberfest. The  largest grant of $50,000 will be used to help build a new Community Center for Mount Angel. St. ...

Wine and all that jazz: Music will fill Silverton shops and sidewalks May 8

May 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on Wine and all that jazz: Music will fill Silverton shops and sidewalks May 8

By Dixon Bledsoe The fourth annual Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival is back in town May 8, and organizers say it will be better than ever. “For $25, you get a commemorative wine glass, script for wine and appetizers and a walk ...

Silverton FBLA named Chapter of the Year

May 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Silverton FBLA named Chapter of the Year

By Cambria Roth Silverton High School Future Business Leaders of America members attended the state Business Leadership Conference in Portland in April to put their skills to the test. The result? The FBLA students were named 5A Chapter of the Year. Julie Bader, ...

SHS Speech team takes second in state

May 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on SHS Speech team takes second in state

By Cambria Roth The Silverton High School Speech and Debate team took second place in 5A OSAA Speech and Debate State Tournament at Western Oregon University in April. Angela Rofelty placed second in Prose. Finalists were Dallas Goschie in Expository; Michelle Golan ...

The Old Curmudgeon: A town treasure

April 2010 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on The Old Curmudgeon: A town treasure

By Vern Holmquist You may not have considered it,  but one of our best tourist attractions is the Mount Angel Senior Center. During Oktoberfest, it is so crowded one can hardly work his way through it at times. It would be hard ...

The Forum: Some day… starts today

April 2010 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on The Forum: Some day… starts today

By Kristine Thomas I meant to ask my Uncle Frank more about our family history. I thought there would be time but there wasn’t. My uncle, Frank J. Hoffert Jr., died of a heart attack on March 24. Whenever I saw ...

Call & Response: Benedictine Nursing Center’s history recounted

April 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on Call & Response: Benedictine Nursing Center’s history recounted

In the 1950s, some citizens of Mount Angel established a small nursing home with 17 residents. They soon discovered that founding a nursing home and running it were very different situations. They appealed to the Benedictine Sisters, who agreed to ...

Honoring diversity: Festival unites town

April 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on Honoring diversity: Festival unites town

By Kristine Thomas On April 2, the travel route to Greece, France and China is the same as for Ireland, Italy and Mexico. That evening all it takes to experience the music or food of more than 20 countries is a stroll ...

Wild West Women: Ladies’ night to whoop it up a The Oregon Garden

April 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Wild West Women: Ladies’ night to whoop it up a The Oregon Garden

By Linda Whitmore This year’s Ladies Night Out – themed “Wild West Women” – brings some new features to the party. “It’s getting bigger every year,” said Stacy Palmer, Silverton Chamber of Commerce executive director, and for this event, “We’ve turned up ...

Land donation: Historic Saalfeld home to become Mount Angel city park

April 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other | Comments Off on Land donation: Historic Saalfeld home to become Mount Angel city park

By Linda Whitmore A prim little white house surrounded by a meticulously neat garden has been donated to the city of Mount Angel to become a park. The donor, Henrietta Saalfeld, 91, lived in the house at 195 E. College St. since ...

Miller Church: Pioneer family set aside land for chapel and cemetery

April 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Other, School | Comments Off on Miller Church: Pioneer family set aside land for chapel and cemetery

By Margot Miller Are you still celebrating Oregon’s 150th birthday? Those responsible for the upkeep of the historic Miller Church and Cemetery on Highway 213 just north of Silverton have been working hard to commemorate this historic time in the state’s ...

Character training: Fr. Bernard Youth Center offers relationship tools

April 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Character training: Fr. Bernard Youth Center offers relationship tools

Upcoming events at the Youth Center • High School Seniors Retreat – scheduled for April 23, to prepare participants for life after high school. • XLT – a regular ministry throughout the year of praise and worship, inspiration, prayer and fellowship. • Marriage Preparation – new classes in spring ...

Pop Warner signups

April 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Pop Warner signups

Football registration For Silverton area youth ages 8 to 13 Silverton High School commons April 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, 6 to 8:30 p.m. For information, visit www.silvertonpopwarner.com By Jay Shenai For boys seeking their moment under the Friday night lights, the experience of contact ...

Wiegand, Brown wed

March 2010 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Wiegand, Brown wed

By Brenna Wiegand One of the wonderful things about a wedding is the many opportunities for personalizing and adding special meaning. The wedding of my daughter, Valerie Wiegand of Silverton, whose dad is Wade Wiegand; to Justin Brown, son of Mike and ...

Empty Bowls: Soup supper helps fill local needs

March 2010 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on Empty Bowls: Soup supper helps fill local needs

Community dinner Sunday, March 7, 5:30 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church 303 N. Church St. , Silverton According Feeding America, one in eight Americans is struggling with hunger. To raise the awareness of hunger in the community, Silverton Area Community Aid is hosting ...