Alex Courand wins Masonic speech contest

May 2009 Posted in School | Comments Off

Mark Twain Middle School eighth-grade student Alex Couraud won first-place in the Masonic Speech Contest, Riley Johnston of Pratum took second-place and Josh Anderson of Scotts Mills earned third-place. Eighth-grade students - one student from each outlying school and three ...

Bee-friendly advice offered

May 2009 Posted in Community | Comments Off

Learn all about bees including how to build bee boxes and grow bee friendly plants at the Silverton Farmers’ Market on May 23. Ryan Basile, a hobby bee keeper, will be available from 10 a.m. to noon to answer questions and ...

Run for your lives: It’s a Man-demic!

May 2009 Posted in Columnists & Opinion | Comments Off

By Jim Kinghorn Glenn Damewood has doubled the size of Mac’s Place’s creekside deck and also added a roof to make it enjoyable in any weather. It used to be you had to go out to the deck to avoid the ...

Rebecca Cross to dance on a new stage – in Pittsburgh

May 2009 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off

By Cambria Roth At 3 Rebecca Cross was gliding across the wooden floors of the Silverton Ballet and Performing Arts Co. This summer and fall the Silverton High senior will take her talent and experience to the graduate program for the Pittsburgh ...

SHS speech team repeats as state champion

May 2009 Posted in School | Comments Off

By Cambria Roth The Silverton High School Speech and Debate team won its second consecutive state championship with an outstanding performance at the OSAA 5A Speech State Championship. Senior Diana Cater and sophomore Haley Karlson will compete at the National Forensic League ...

Char Strunk: School secretary has made an impression

May 2009 Posted in People | Comments Off

By Katie Tolmachoff Char Strunk, secretary at Mark Twain Middle School, is retiring after nearly 30 years of service in education, 20 of them with the Silver Falls School District. At times, Strunk jested, the workplace has felt like a three-ring circus. ...

Friendly rival: State meet next

May 2009 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off

By Kristine Thomas The stage was set for a showdown between two of the top female discus throwers in the Tri-River Conference. All spring, the two throwers went back and forth – one winning one week, the other the next. They shared ...

New banks: Silver Falls closure heats up market

May 2009 Posted in Business | Comments Off

By Kristine Thomas The closure of Silver Falls Bank has resulted in three financial institutions opening in Silverton with a fourth pondering the move. Citizens Bank opened Feb. 23 in the location of the former Silver Falls Bank, after the Oregon Department ...