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 ...

The band plays on: Area musicians stage April 29 festival

April 2017 Posted in Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on The band plays on: Area musicians stage April 29 festival

By Nancy Jennings The air will be filled with music at the eighth annual Mid-Willamette Adult Band Festival on Saturday, April 29, in the Silverton High School Auditorium. The Silverton-based Marion County Citizen’s Band will join three other participating bands: Keizer Community ...

Answering the call: Grandmother, seamstress takes up African mission

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By Nancy Jennings A passion for teaching has always been a part of Judy Stokes’s life purpose. Answering a phone call in January, set the course in motion for her second missionary trip to Africa. She departed on April 2 for ...

OSAA spells change: Big overhaul proposed for classification system

April 2017 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on OSAA spells change: Big overhaul proposed for classification system

Most adjustments that the Oregon School Activities Association makes in its quadrennial classification and districting work tend to be minor. The body made a big leap forward for the 2006-7 school year by expanding from four classes to six. Schools had ...

Nurturing types: Stories about caring for the young and not-so-young

April 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Nurturing types: Stories about caring for the young and not-so-young

Miss Becky is leaving the building. Mic drop. After 12 years of hugging, loving, and teaching three and four year old little darlings, Becky Detherage is hanging up her pre-school hat. Becky started James Street Christian Preschool at the Assembly of God ...

South Water: Bike lanes, sidewalks, planter strips all part of improvement plan

April 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on South Water: Bike lanes, sidewalks, planter strips all part of improvement plan

[caption id="attachment_7737" align="alignright" width="294"] Residents observe the South Water Street plans. Sheldon Traver[/caption] By Sheldon Traver With the surge in community growth, South Water Street in Silverton has seen a significant increase in automotive, bike and pedestrian traffic during the past two ...

Music lessons: Sharing a passion

April 2017 Posted in Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on Music lessons: Sharing a passion

[caption id="attachment_7735" align="alignleft" width="300"] Instructor Nick Champeau and owner Corey Christensen of Soundstream.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner It’s never too late to learn a musical instrument, according to Nick Champeau, an instructor with Soundstream in Silverton.“I think that any time is a good ...

Drop in: Daycare options expand

April 2017 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on Drop in: Daycare options expand

By Melissa Wagoner “Finding a balance of what works best for each child and remembering each child is an individual,” is the goal at Circle of Friends Daycare according to Marcus Clark who, together with wife Jennifer Clark, owns and runs ...

SACA: Sarah DeSantis steps up to lead

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[caption id="attachment_7736" align="alignleft" width="219"] SACA’s new executive director Sarah DeSantis.[/caption] By Sheldon Traver Silverton resident Sarah DeSantis has personally seen what living in poverty means for many Silverton area residents. She started volunteering for Silverton Area Community Aid two years ago and was ...

Silver Falls State Park: Many opportunities for volunteers

April 2017 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Silver Falls State Park: Many opportunities for volunteers

[caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignright" width="280"] Earl McCollum is a long-time volunteer at Sikver Falls State Park[/caption] By Mary Owen When visiting the South Falls Nature Store at Silver Falls State Park, be sure to stop and smell the flowers. Placed on the table by ...

Judy’s Party: Nonprofits get grants

April 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Judy’s Party: Nonprofits get grants

Judy’s Party is a party with a purpose: make projects possible for nonprofits in Silverton and Mount Angel. Started three years ago as a way to honor the late Judy Schmidt for her dedication to her community, Judy’s Party is staged ...