As ‘honest’ as the pen: Revitalized cartoon contest continues to grow

June 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on As ‘honest’ as the pen: Revitalized cartoon contest continues to grow

[caption id="attachment_8451" align="alignright" width="248"] Heidi Ambrose of Portland won the 2017 Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest Grand Prize. Gus Frederick[/caption] By Peggy Savage It is said that everyone enjoys a good political cartoon, so, if you could help choose an award-winning cartoon, ...

PGE plans substation work in Silverton

June 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on PGE plans substation work in Silverton

[caption id="attachment_8454" align="alignleft" width="300"] The triplex under construction on North Main Street in Mount Angel James Day[/caption] Portland General Electric is planning to rebuild its substation at the corner of Silverton’s McClaine Street and South James. The work will require the use ...

Roman holiday: Preschool teacher receives gift of a lifetime

June 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Roman holiday: Preschool teacher receives gift of a lifetime

[caption id="attachment_8457" align="alignright" width="300"] Above: Margaret Feicht receives the news the parents of her former students are sending her to Italy. Nicole Orton[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Gather in Silverton was packed to the brim on June 8 – but this was no ...

Creative heart: Arts festival poster artist shares painting’s personal journey

June 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Creative heart: Arts festival poster artist shares painting’s personal journey

[caption id="attachment_8449" align="alignright" width="300"] Hollie Newton and her painting for the Silverton Fine Arts Festival poster. Submitted photos[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand A painting by Hollie Newton of Salem has become the face of the 18th annual Silverton Fine Arts Festival. “It looks like ...

Perfect Food Feast: Middle schoolers learn the science behind food 

June 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, School | Comments Off on Perfect Food Feast: Middle schoolers learn the science behind food 

[caption id="attachment_8466" align="alignright" width="292"] Middle school students in Mr. Jamsa’s eighth grade science class present their Perfect Food Feast. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Daniel Jamsa’s eighth grade class prepared a “Perfect Food Feast” of rhubarb crisp, fruit salads, smoothies, spring rolls ...

Band takes first: Silverton ensemble rules division at Portland parade

June 2018 Posted in Community, Music & Band, School, Sports | Comments Off on Band takes first: Silverton ensemble rules division at Portland parade

The Silverton High marching band took home first place June 2 in Portland’s Starlight Parade competition. The band, under the direction of Frank Petrik, played the Big Four March of Karl King and Happy Together by the Turtles and outscored the ...

Voice of an angel: Remembering my friend Beth Davisson

June 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Voice of an angel: Remembering my friend Beth Davisson

By Dixon Bledsoe This one hurts. Losing someone you adore is just plain painful. Beth Davisson had that affect on people. I liked her the first time we met in 1964 when she joined our 7th grade class at Mark Twain. She ...

Expansion plans: Silverton Health Foundation launches fundraising campaign

May 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Expansion plans: Silverton Health Foundation launches fundraising campaign

[caption id="attachment_8410" align="alignright" width="300"] In this conceptual schematic the tan area is the current Legacy Silverton Medical Center with the orange representing the proposed imaging services and emergency room area with helicopter landing pad, and the blue a new outpatient ...

Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

May 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Garden, Music & Band | Comments Off on Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

Craft brew fans familiar with the Oregon Garden Brewfest will discover a lot that’s new at the Oregon Garden BrewCamp June 15-17. BrewCamp is a new take on the Father’s Day weekend experience at the garden.There’s more activities – from yoga ...

Over hill and dale: Tour offers personal touch, chance to meet the gardeners

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Garden | Comments Off on Over hill and dale: Tour offers personal touch, chance to meet the gardeners

[caption id="attachment_8414" align="alignleft" width="300"] Steve Kuhn and Kathy Hunter enjoy the serenity of Kuhn’s creekside garden, part of this year’s Silverton Garden Tour. The self-guided tour admits visitors into eight private gardens in the Silverton area. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Silverton ...

What did you learn? Fox alumni talk about lessons from Silverton High

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on What did you learn? Fox alumni talk about lessons from Silverton High

By Melissa Wagoner Ask former Silverton High School graduates to step forward on the popular Facebook group, “Silverton Connections,” and the outpouring of school and hometown pride is nothing short of phenomenal. A recent Facebook request for former alumni elicited more than ...

Making connections: Chicks lend personal, professional support

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Making connections: Chicks lend personal, professional support

By Nancy Jennings Connection. Action. Accountability. Love. Fun. Friendship. Service. Support. These words are the bywords of Silverton’s “Garden Chicks,” a group of women who meet weekly in downtown Silverton, “Oregon’s Garden City”. Some come to make friends, while others give ...

From the ground up: Oregon Garden Foundation welcomes Holden to board

May 2018 Posted in Community, Garden, People | Comments Off on From the ground up: Oregon Garden Foundation welcomes Holden to board

[caption id="attachment_8415" align="alignright" width="300"] Verl Holden dedicates a bench at the Oregon Garden in honor of his wife Florence Hardesty, who passed away in September. Holden is a new Oregon Garden Foundation board member, as well as one of the ...

JFK girls shine: Lopez, Sprauer lead Trojans to fourth place finish in state track

May 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on JFK girls shine: Lopez, Sprauer lead Trojans to fourth place finish in state track

Kennedy high continues to compete at a high level in the Class 2A state track and field meet. The Trojans’ girls squad, led by juniors Alejandra Lopez and Hallie Sprauer, took fourth in the team race in the May 17-18 event ...

Housing debate: St. Edward’s offers one small solution to homelesness

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Housing debate: St. Edward’s offers one small solution to homelesness

By Melissa Wagoner “We all know that it’s a scary topic,” City Councilor Dana Smith recently said of the homeless problem in Silverton. “And there is a pervasive belief that by helping people you are inviting more people.” But an invitation is ...

More smiles per gallon: Than your average hot rod

May 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on More smiles per gallon: Than your average hot rod

The Silverton Garden Club and Silverton Together invite you to the 4th annual Silverton Garden Tour. The June 9 tour will feature some of the area’s most inspired private gardens and afford you the opportunity to visit other people’s back ...

Singing stars: Silverton High choir ties for first in state competition

May 2018 Posted in Community, Music & Band, School, Sports | Comments Off on Singing stars: Silverton High choir ties for first in state competition

The Silverton High choir shared the state title with Central at the OSAA Class 5A competition held May 3 – 5 at George Fox University in Newberg. The Foxes, led by director Cole Haole-Valenzuela, totaled 324 points, five more than Central. ...

Superb career: Maggie Roth

May 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Superb career: Maggie Roth

[caption id="attachment_8373" align="alignright" width="300"] Maggie Roth in the Foxes’ dugout. James Day[/caption] By James Day One of the most star-studded athletic careers in Silverton High history will be ending soon. Maggie Roth, who has starred in soccer, basketball and softball all four years ...

Stay-at-home dads: Joys of raising children aren’t just for moms

May 2018 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on Stay-at-home dads: Joys of raising children aren’t just for moms

By Melissa Wagoner Househusband, stay-at-home dad, work-from-home father – all of these terms describe a trend in parenting showing up wherever young children are found. Fathers are strapping on baby carriers and diaper bags and getting down to the daily business of ...

Empowerment: Women’s wellness event planned for June

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Empowerment: Women’s wellness event planned for June

By Melissa Wagoner Lindsay Kinman is continually amazed by the variety of alternative health care options thriving around her. “Silverton is a very unique place and has a unique opportunity to be in health reformation,” Kinman, a Professional Certified Midwife practicing in ...

Annexations: Silverton, Mount Angel take different paths to deal with land acquisitions

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Annexations: Silverton, Mount Angel take different paths to deal with land acquisitions

[caption id="attachment_8336" align="alignright" width="300"] This site on North Second Street in Silverton is proposed for a 13-unit apartment complex. James Day[/caption] By James Day The rules on annexations – the process that brings land into the city limits – has changed in ...

Work-to-play: Building trails and connections in the great outdoors

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Work-to-play: Building trails and connections in the great outdoors

[caption id="attachment_8319" align="alignleft" width="300"] Volunteers of different skill sets and ages are encouraged to participate in trail maintenance. Courtesy Salem Area Trail Alliance[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner If you don’t mind getting dirty and you like the outdoors then Beth Dayton, board president ...

100 Years with Rose: Daughter shares mom’s story

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on 100 Years with Rose: Daughter shares mom’s story

[caption id="attachment_8318" align="alignright" width="240"] Barbara Cagle with her mom, Rose Olivio, 100.[/caption] Jacqueline Rose Olivo turned 100 March 1, and she celebrated her birthday at 3 Ten Restaurant in Silverton surrounded by nine of her 16 children. Now her daughter Barbara Cagle, the ...

Taking action: JFK senior stages walkout to protest abortion

April 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Taking action: JFK senior stages walkout to protest abortion

[caption id="attachment_8284" align="alignleft" width="300"] JFK student Marcos Sanchez walked out. of school to call attention to Pro-Life issues. Peggy Savage[/caption] By Peggy Savage Activism – and particularly student activism – has been in the news a lot recently. Pro-life student Marcos Sanchez, ...

End of the line: Council votes to demolish Eugene Field School

April 2018 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on End of the line: Council votes to demolish Eugene Field School

[caption id="attachment_8285" align="alignright" width="300"] The Dollar General store on North Second Street is likely to open by early summer. James Day[/caption] By Paula Mabry and James Day The Silverton City Council has directed staff to proceed with plans for the demolition of ...