Take a moment…Remember the Fallen

May 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Take a moment…Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day is upon us, and as most of you know by now, I love veterans. In this day and age where most people think about barbecues, beer, and three-days off, many of us give time to say thanks to ...

Proposals unveiled: Eugene Field site ideas to be discussed May 20

May 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Proposals unveiled: Eugene Field site ideas to be discussed May 20

By James Day The Silverton City Council plans to review proposals for the Civic Center project on the site of the now-demolished Eugene Field School at a May 20 work session. The city and MiG, its landscape design consultants, have developed ...

Mt. Angel School Board: Candidates discuss skills, challenges

May 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Mt. Angel School Board: Candidates discuss skills, challenges

Mt. Angel School District Board of Directors election Position 1: John Conklin vs. Donna Hues Position 4: Theresa (Schaecher) Kinkaid, unopposed   Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Mt. Angel School District Board of Directors in the May 21 election. John Conklin ...

Silverton Rural Fire District: Meet the candidates

May 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Silverton Rural Fire District: Meet the candidates

By Brenna Wiegand Four people vie for two positions on the Silverton Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors in the May 21 Election. Stacy Palmer and Tara Von Flue are competing for Position 1, and incumbent Warren (Rick) Jackson ...

Fulfilling legacy: Lions Club’s community projects celebrate centennial

May 2019 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Fulfilling legacy: Lions Club’s community projects celebrate centennial

By Nancy Jennings To fulfill its Lions Club International “Centennial Community Legacy Projects” in 2017, and commemorate the service organization’s 100th year of its founding, Silverton’s chapter has completed two community projects – Silverton’s Reservoir fishing area has been renovated, ...

May Briefs

May 2019 Posted in Briefs, Community | Comments Off on May Briefs

Little Nell returns to Brush Creek Brush Creek Playhouse has brought back back a favorite melodrama, Little Nell.  Written by John Nash and directed by Norman Gouveia, the classic plot of “marry-me-or-I’ll-foreclose” stars the large, awkward heroine Little Nell, the slinky ...

Local Endorsements

May 2019 Posted in Briefs, Community | Comments Off on Local Endorsements

An endorsement for Leslie Martin for SFSD board I am writing this letter of endorsement in support of Leslie Martin for Silver Falls School District Board of Directors zone one. I have known Leslie for many years, our grandmothers were sisters, ...

‘No substitute for asking’: Crisis intervention expert shares insight

April 2019 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on ‘No substitute for asking’: Crisis intervention expert shares insight

Guest Opinion Mike Ashland One evening in 2001, while working online preparing for a parenting class, a chimey little AOL sound went off and a window popped up on the screen. One of my student leaders IM’d me, “I’m online with Sabeen ...

Room to romp: Indoor Park seeks more members

April 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Room to romp: Indoor Park seeks more members

[caption id="attachment_9161" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton Indoor Park board chair, Eric Nelson, his three-year-old daughter Charlotte (far left) and infant MacKenzie interact three-year-old Scott Miller. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Being home with a houseful of kids can be a lonely business. Those ...

Fit to frame: Cutest Kids photo contest revived

April 2019 Posted in Business, Community, People, Photo Gallery | Comments Off on Fit to frame: Cutest Kids photo contest revived

[caption id="attachment_9162" align="alignright" width="225"] Annie Smith’s studio will host the first Cutest Kids Contest in several years on First Friday. Kids photos courtesy Annie Smith Photography. Smith portrait by Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner With digital photos piling up on home computers ...

Star by the Right: Silverton hosts regional Teen Square Dance Festival

April 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Star by the Right: Silverton hosts regional Teen Square Dance Festival

[caption id="attachment_9166" align="alignleft" width="214"] Hayden Forster and Jasmine Mauro practicing at last year’s Fun Dance. Photos by Jim Kinghorn[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Square dancing sometimes gets a bad rap, according to Karyn Buchheit. But she and her troupe of 16 Silver City ...

Their chosen paths…It’s National Nurses Week May 6 -12

April 2019 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Their chosen paths…It’s National Nurses Week May 6 -12

By Melissa Wagoner National Nurses Week is a time devoted to recognizing nurses for the role they play in health care. Celebrated May 6 - 12, it encompasses the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing and an inspiration ...

Meet the candidates: Seat-seekers reflect on Silver Falls School District

April 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Meet the candidates: Seat-seekers reflect on Silver Falls School District

By Brenna Wiegand Six candidates are running for four open seats on the Silver Falls School District School Board of Directors in the May 21 election. These include Janet Allanach and Leslie Martin running for the Zone 1 seat; unopposed candidates ...

All in the journey: Silverton teen hikes Pacific Crest Trail

April 2019 Posted in Community, Travel, Your Health | Comments Off on All in the journey: Silverton teen hikes Pacific Crest Trail

[caption id="attachment_9127" align="alignright" width="133"] Silverton hiker Anna Koch, shown at right at the start of the Pacific Crest Trail’s start near the Mexican border. Courtesy Rochelle Koch[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner 19-year-old, Anna Koch is setting out on the journey of a lifetime ...

SACA expands hours: Now offers families weekly food pantry access

April 2019 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Your Health | Comments Off on SACA expands hours: Now offers families weekly food pantry access

[caption id="attachment_9128" align="alignleft" width="298"] Paul Scoville, SACA’s Communications/Events Coordinator and Sarah DeSantis, SACA’s Executive Director. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Effective April 1, Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA) began offering weekly food pantry visits rather than monthly ones – and added evening ...

Silver Angels: Nurses open new foot care clinic at Silverton Senior Center

April 2019 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Silver Angels: Nurses open new foot care clinic at Silverton Senior Center

[caption id="attachment_9129" align="alignright" width="300"] Silver Angels Foot Care’s Jackie Niemeyer, Angela Smith and Leana Smith. SUBMITTED PHOTO[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner When Angela Smith found out the foot clinic offered by Legacy Silverton Medical Center for the past 28 years was being discontinued ...

Beekeeping traditions: The Honey Haus – pure sweetness and more

April 2019 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Garden | Comments Off on Beekeeping traditions: The Honey Haus – pure sweetness and more

[caption id="attachment_9130" align="alignright" width="242"] Jennifer Anderson-Rumely of The Honey Haus in Mount Angel. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner The smell of sweet honey is undeniably in the air in The Honey Haus, a unique Mount Angel shop that offers over eight different ...

Silverton on foot: Walkers promote healthy, engaged lifestyle

April 2019 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Silverton on foot: Walkers promote healthy, engaged lifestyle

By Melissa Wagoner Forty-five people walked a combined 6,000 miles of community roads last year as a part of the Silverton Immanuel Lutheran Church Walking Club. “We had a map up in the church where they would move their little person,” group ...

Legacy Silverton Medical Center receives $50,000 gift from Roth family

April 2019 Posted in Business, Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Legacy Silverton Medical Center receives $50,000 gift from Roth family

Michael Roth, president of Roth’s Fresh Markets, recently presented a transformational gift of $50,000 to the Silverton Health Foundation board of trustees to support the Campus Enhancement Project at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. “The Roth Family’s incredible generosity will help us ...

A new leash on life: Le Pooch Dog Grooming moving, has new owner

April 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on A new leash on life: Le Pooch Dog Grooming moving, has new owner

By Nancy Jennings Silverton’s Le Pooch Dog Grooming has moved down the way and has a new owner. Effective April 2 the new location at 106 N. First St. (formerly “Body Theory”) will be open for business. Jodie DeSantis, who ...

In these halls: Students become ambassadors to State Capital

April 2019 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on In these halls: Students become ambassadors to State Capital

By Melissa Wagoner The students in the Community Roots School’s Adolescent Program got a behind-the-scenes look at the Oregon State Capital when they visited on Feb. 25 as Ambassadors for Oregon Montessori Education Day. “Not every kid gets to go to the ...

Adjudication: Silverton Youth Peer Court gives offenders a second chance

April 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Adjudication: Silverton Youth Peer Court gives offenders a second chance

By Melissa Wagoner Moira Rollins, 15, already knows she wants to be a prosecutor when she finishes school. So when she heard about the Silverton Youth Peer Court last year, she knew she had to join. “My favorite part is definitely ...

Briefs for April 2019

April 2019 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Briefs for April 2019

Robotics teams seek assistance Mt. Angel Middle School Robotics Team have earned the opportunity to compete in the upcoming VEX IQ Robotics Nationals competition.  Eight are headed to Iowa the first week in April. Ten more are bound for the World ...

The sorting life: Dave and Marge Kemper recycle for Senior Thrift Shop

April 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on The sorting life: Dave and Marge Kemper recycle for Senior Thrift Shop

By Nancy Jennings Dave Kemper, 83, was a recycler before it was trendy and the word “repurpose” popped up. Along with his wife, Marge, 82, the Silverton couple have started their third year volunteering as a team at the Silverton Senior ...

Restoration: SHS Environmental Club plans to rehabilitate Silver Creek

April 2019 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Restoration: SHS Environmental Club plans to rehabilitate Silver Creek

By Melissa Wagoner “People think of pollution like a diaper floating in the creek,” Alison Stolfus, a teacher in the Science Department at Silverton High School, laughed. “But it’s sediment and heat and level of flow. Silver Creek needs help now.” Originally ...