Pirouette: Globetrotting ballet dancer thankful for her Silverton roots

July 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, People, School | Comments Off on Pirouette: Globetrotting ballet dancer thankful for her Silverton roots

She is a dynamic woman, a wonderful ballerina who has danced in galas on Broadway and across the world. Smart as a whip, charismatic as all get out, planning to major in biological science. Her work ethic is impeccable. Her ...

Veteran addition: Limbird to coach Foxes boys soccer

July 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Veteran addition: Limbird to coach Foxes boys soccer

[caption id="attachment_9311" align="alignright" width="181"] Marty Limbird is the new boys soccer coach at Silverton High. The Silverton resident has both youth and community college coaching experience. Submitted Photo[/caption] Marty Limbird, a long-time youth soccer coach in the Silverton area who also ...

Swimming: A healthy, life sport for any age

July 2019 Posted in Community, Sports, Your Health | Comments Off on Swimming: A healthy, life sport for any age

[caption id="attachment_9305" align="alignright" width="222"] Diane Brooke likes to everywhere – including the ocean in colder seasons. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Diane Brooke likes everything about swimming. “[I]t makes me feel so joyful and good,” she explained. “The feeling of being in the ...

Unlocking origins: Adoptees advocate for more resources

July 2019 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Unlocking origins: Adoptees advocate for more resources

By Melissa Wagoner Laura Antonson and Tyler Boland have two fundamental things in common; they both love plants – Antonson is a Landscape Design Architect and Boland is the Horticulture Manager at the Oregon Garden – and they are both adopted ...

Anybody smell…Burnt weenies?

July 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Anybody smell…Burnt weenies?

If you see some local parents huddled around their phones eagerly awaiting the next Snapchat-y, Instagram or Facebook-y you’ll know their child was part of the Oregon Ambassadors of Music group now touring seven European countries to make the hills ...

Kiwanis launches Imagination Library program

July 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Kiwanis launches Imagination Library program

Along with the start of the summer reading program at the Silver Falls Library came the start of a new book program for the community – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL). The program, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club ...

Superintendent retires: Andy Bellando leaves Silver Falls district

July 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Superintendent retires: Andy Bellando leaves Silver Falls district

[caption id="attachment_9303" align="alignleft" width="300"] Andy Bellando and his granddaughter Elizabeth. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Silver Falls School District Super-intendent Andy Bellando retired July 1 after a 34-year career in education, the last 31 in Silverton. Coincidentally, he and wife Rhonda just celebrated ...

Briefs July 2019

July 2019 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Briefs July 2019

Silverton Eagle Scout leads Rose Festival Color Guard The Cascade Pacific Counsel of the Boy Scouts of America were asked to lead the color guard of the Portland Rose Festival Parade last month. About 200 scouts and adult leaders from around ...

Beneath the surface: Early detection of Alzheimer’s plays crucial role

July 2019 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Beneath the surface: Early detection of Alzheimer’s plays crucial role

[caption id="attachment_9279" align="alignright" width="300"] Maxine Davis with her daughter Christy as an infant – and Colonel Sanders. Submitted PhotoS[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Christy Davis of Silverton recently had to say goodbye to her mother, Maxine Davis, for the last time – but ...

Heavenly Yogurt: Silverton couple serves up frozen sweetness

July 2019 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Heavenly Yogurt: Silverton couple serves up frozen sweetness

[caption id="attachment_9281" align="alignleft" width="300"] April, Kayla and Mitch Sattler of Heavenly Yogurt. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings April Sattler has found herself doing what she’d done as a 16-year-old – working in a frozen yogurt shop. Except this time around, Sattler, 50, ...

‘Teach-In’: Silverton minister holds peaceful rally to demonstrate public process

July 2019 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on ‘Teach-In’: Silverton minister holds peaceful rally to demonstrate public process

[caption id="attachment_9282" align="alignright" width="199"] Reverand Michael Carlson[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Reverend Michael Carlson is not a politician, nor is he particularly politically-minded. What he is, is a citizen concerned about the welfare of his country and the citizens who reside in it. “Personally, ...

Community policing: Legends from Silverton law enforcement history

July 2019 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Community policing: Legends from Silverton law enforcement history

[caption id="attachment_9283" align="alignleft" width="237"] Vic Grossnickle[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand The road to law and order in Silverton’s early years proved long and bumpy. Its first residents, in search of timber and water power, began a small settlement they called Silverton in 1854 ...

Kennedy rules state: Trojans claim 4th all-sports trophy in a row

June 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Kennedy rules state: Trojans claim 4th all-sports trophy in a row

Kennedy clinched its fourth consecutive OSAA Cup on May 31, a memorable day in Trojans history when the baseball and softball teams both competed for state title. Many fans, parents and students attended both events. Kennedy lost both games, but with ...

Candy galore: Nostalgic store caters to sweet tooth

June 2019 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Candy galore: Nostalgic store caters to sweet tooth

[caption id="attachment_9246" align="alignleft" width="225"] Michelle White with sons, Gabriel and Robbie. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Michelle White wants everybody to feel like a kid in a candy store inside of Candy Babel. Her Silverton candy store – officially opened in February ...

Motivated to succeed: Morales brothers flourish with hard work

June 2019 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Motivated to succeed: Morales brothers flourish with hard work

[caption id="attachment_9250" align="alignright" width="300"] Luis and Eduardo Morales. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner While other sixth graders were just trying to make it through middle school, Luis Morales was already planning for college. And not just getting into college, but getting into ...

First responders shine : Silverton students win pair of state titles

June 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on First responders shine : Silverton students win pair of state titles

[caption id="attachment_9251" align="alignleft" width="300"] Four Silverton state champions from the SkillsUSA conference at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.From left are Zach Stutzman, Magaly Nino-Gomez, Samira Weathers and Easton Peoples. Submitted Photo[/caption] By James Day Silverton High continues to excel in just its second ...

Space to transition: St. Edward’s breaks ground for tiny shelter homes

June 2019 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Space to transition: St. Edward’s breaks ground for tiny shelter homes

[caption id="attachment_9252" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vicar Shana McCauley, Reverend Neysa Ellgren Shepley, and Sarah White break ground at St. Edward’s Church. MELISSA WAGONER[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Gloria’s path to homelessness began last December – on her birthday – when the woman who employed ...

Time for play: Parenting coaches offer summer tips for enjoying the break

June 2019 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Time for play: Parenting coaches offer summer tips for enjoying the break

[caption id="attachment_9253" align="alignleft" width="211"] Vienna Sheldon and a friend, berry picking. Summer Sheldon[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Summer in Oregon is fantastic for so many reasons but one of the biggest can be the additional time many parents get to spend connecting with ...

Sister Alberta awarded Christus Magister medal

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Sister Alberta Dieker, OSB, a member of Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel, was awarded the Christus Magister medal from the University of Portland during their annual commencement ceremonies on May 5. She received the honor for her lifetime service to ...

Olde Moon Farm: Produce for farmers market, restaurants

June 2019 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Garden | Comments Off on Olde Moon Farm: Produce for farmers market, restaurants

By Melissa Wagoner Spring has definitely sprung at Olde Moon Farm on the outskirts of Silverton. Where, just over a year ago, there was only green lawn, now nearly an acre of garden plots is scattered over the hillsides. What was ...

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, ...