Our Town Video: Silverton High and NASA Prepare For Eclipse

July 2017 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Our Town Video: Silverton High and NASA Prepare For Eclipse

Our Town, the new documentary web series, is produced by Real Light Films in cooperation with Mt. Angel Publishing, Inc./ Our Town, with support from the Marion Cultural Development Corporation and local sponsors. New episodes will premiere seasonally. For information ...

Our Neighbor: Delmar Calvert

July 2017 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Our Neighbor: Delmar Calvert

Our Town, the new documentary web series, is produced by Real Light Films in cooperation with Mt. Angel Publishing, Inc./ Our Town, with support from the Marion Cultural Development Corporation and local sponsors. New episodes will premiere seasonally. For information ...

Up, up and . . . Butte Creek students reflect on balloon launch lessons

June 2017 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Up, up and . . . Butte Creek students reflect on balloon launch lessons

[caption id="attachment_7867" align="alignleft" width="300"] Butte Creek HAB Team working with Silverton High prepares for launch. Steve Beckner[/caption] Editor’s Note: This story is written by the Butte Creek High Altitude Balloon Team. Silverton High will launch a weather ...

Principal named: Wade Lockett to take over at Silverton High

June 2017 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Principal named: Wade Lockett to take over at Silverton High

By James Day Wade Lockett will be the principal at Silverton High School this fall. Lockett, 41, has served as the school’s assistant principal/athletic director during the 2016-17 school year. He replaces Justin Lieuallen, who served one year in the position. “Mr. Lockett ...

Taking action: Silverton Opportunity working to increase leadership diversity

June 2017 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Taking action: Silverton Opportunity working to increase leadership diversity

By Steve Ritchie The Silverton Opportunity Political Action Committee was officially formed in early March, but its genesis was the November election day rally at Silverton High School that left some students feeling harassed and brought Silverton unwanted national attention. Naseem Rakha, ...

Cliff hanger: Traeger, Stadeli elected to school board, Nealon holds 19-vote lead

June 2017 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Cliff hanger: Traeger, Stadeli elected to school board, Nealon holds 19-vote lead

By Steve Ritchie Challengers in the May 16, 2017 Silver Falls School Board election successfully unseated at least one and possibly two incumbent board members. While results are still unofficial and votes from some unsigned ballots will be added to the totals ...

End of an era: Susannah Robinson retires from Bible Release program

June 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on End of an era: Susannah Robinson retires from Bible Release program

By Nancy Jennings For 40 years, Susannah Robinson has laid solid foundations of faith for more than 300 children through the Silver Crest School Bible Release Time Program. Inside of the quaint Chapel on the Hill Church in the Silverton ...

Two treats: Weekend studio tour, music fest

June 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on Two treats: Weekend studio tour, music fest

A visual arts studio tour and a music fest fill the first two weekends of Silverton’s June calendar. June 3-4 the Galleries & Artists Studio Tour spotlights local artists. Visitors can see artists at work in their studios or home, or ...

Coaching whirlwind: Foxes engage in steady series of hires

June 2017 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on Coaching whirlwind: Foxes engage in steady series of hires

By James Day There has been a flurry of sports activity at Silverton High in the past few weeks. And it’s not limited to the district and state competition going on in eight sports. The Foxes have been hard at work hiring ...

Get your passport: Take a tour of the Hammer ‘N’ Ale Trail

June 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Get your passport: Take a tour of the Hammer ‘N’ Ale Trail

North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity is once again teaming up with local pubs and breweries for The House That Beer Built passport.  In its first year the program raised more than $20,000 to help build homes families could afford. ...

125 years: Trinity Lutheran marks anniversary with a weekend of celebration

May 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on 125 years: Trinity Lutheran marks anniversary with a weekend of celebration

[caption id="attachment_7835" align="alignleft" width="262"] Norm English looks forward to sharing the church’s historical artifacts.[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Silverton’s Trinity Lutheran Church will observe its 125th anniversary with a community celebration June 2 – 4. Starting off with a traditional Scandinavian dinner on ...

Spoken word: Toastmasters host open house to promote ‘Silver Tongues’

May 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Spoken word: Toastmasters host open house to promote ‘Silver Tongues’

By Nancy Jennings [caption id="attachment_7836" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton’s “Silver Tongues” Toastmasters work together to improve communication skills.[/caption] Does the thought of giving a speech scare you? You are not alone. Being an effective and confident public speaker can be a challenge. Listening ...

Holistic therapy: Duo share common mission with healing touch

May 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Holistic therapy: Duo share common mission with healing touch

By Melissa Wagoner Mary Purdy and Jen Holland are continually seeking new ways to holistically improve their health and the health of others. To achieve this goal they recently joined forces and opened Abiqua Bowen Clinic-ABC Wellness LLC in Silverton. Purdy, a ...

Life of adventure: Delmar Calvert – fencing master

May 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Life of adventure: Delmar Calvert – fencing master

By Michael Turner Driving past the Mount Angel Towers, it’s hard not to wonder about the multitude of stories inside this sprawling retirement community. All of us have a story to tell, and one day I stopped by to see if anyone ...

Summer campsa: Outdoors, farm life, yoga, sports – lots of things to explore

May 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Summer campsa: Outdoors, farm life, yoga, sports – lots of things to explore

[caption id="attachment_7852" align="alignleft" width="200"] Courtesy Canyonview Ministries[/caption]   By Melissa Wagoner Chris Kinman enjoyed his childhood summer camp experience so much he made a career out of it. “I was kind of a shy little guy, but I loved it,” Kinman said. “The counselor ...

Farewell: Coach Mannion moves on

May 2017 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Farewell: Coach Mannion moves on

[caption id="attachment_7859" align="alignleft" width="207"] John Mannion had a 57-20 record as Silverton’s football coach and three of his teams made the state Class 5A semifinals. Ted Miller[/caption] By James Day Flash back to Sept., 28, 2012. The Silverton High football team, in ...

Youth movement: Good things happening in the under-35 crowd

May 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Youth movement: Good things happening in the under-35 crowd

Kudos to the Silverton City Council for selecting Rhett Martin for the seat vacated by Kyle Palmer, now mayor filling Rick Lewis’ seat, which was vacated so Mayor Rick could take over for Rep. Vic Gilliam’s spot in the Oregon ...

May 1 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA UPDATE:

May 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on May 1 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA UPDATE:

 Stay Connected... Discussion on proposing a Fuels Tax within the City of Silverton to be placed on the November 2017 ballot is rescheduled for the June 5 City Council meeting. Contact:  Christian Saxe, Public Works Director: 503-874-2210

A fresh face: Rhett Martin, 25, wins seat on Silverton City Council

May 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on A fresh face: Rhett Martin, 25, wins seat on Silverton City Council

By James Day “I’m looking forward to something fresh,” Silverton Mayor Kyle Palmer said at a special City Council meeting on April 17. Palmer’s comment came as the vote totals were about to be announced for the seat that came open when ...

Renovated, ready: Volunteers improve Scotts Mills Community Center

May 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Renovated, ready: Volunteers improve Scotts Mills Community Center

By Nancy Jennings Thanks to a Marion County Grant of nearly $23,000 and over a dozen community volunteers, the Scotts Mills Community Center has been renovated. The original paint and wallpaper shop, which was modified into a house in the mid-80s ...

TeleBaby: New technology provides a life-saving link to neonatal experts

May 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on TeleBaby: New technology provides a life-saving link to neonatal experts

By Kristine Thomas Lori Neufeld and Erica Young both said things might have turned out dramatically different after their delivery of their children if it weren’t for a machine that was recently installed at the Family Birth Center at Legacy ...

New leadership

May 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on New leadership

Sister Jane Hibbard was installed as the Pastoral Administrator of Queen of Angels Monastery, in Mount Angel, on March 31. Sister Joella Kidwell, President of the Federation of St. Gertrude, presided at the blessing and installation. The Federation of St. ...

Women’s care expands

May 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Women’s care expands

The newest member of the obstetrical and gynecological care at Legacy Medical Group is Dr. Rachael Rayburn, D.O. The practice has grown to include four OB-GYN physicians, one gynecologist, one nurse practitioner, and six certified nurse midwives seeing patients in Silverton, ...

Contested seats: Silver Falls incumbents face challengers in board race

April 2017 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Contested seats: Silver Falls incumbents face challengers in board race

By Steve Ritchie With a host of significant financial, facility and educational challenges looming for Silver Falls School District, the May school board election has become something of a referendum on the district’s leadership and direction. The election pits three incumbent ...

Starting over: Silverton renews search for city hall, police department site

April 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Starting over: Silverton renews search for city hall, police department site

By James Day It’s back to the drawing board in the lengthy search for the city of Silverton to find a location for a new city hall and police department building. The City Council, as part of the consent agenda at its ...