Letter to the Editor: Oversight missing

October 2009 Posted in Columnists & Opinion | Comments Off

On my way to work a few weeks ago I realized that one of the usual streets on my route, Westfield, was under construction. My job is rooted in the construction industry (horizontal directional drilling), so I was acutely aware ...

Community ball: Fundraising event returns as masquerade

October 2009 Posted in Community | Comments Off

By Brenna Wiegand “Come as you are – or come as you aren’t,” Mayor Stu Rasmussen says of the upcoming charity ball. The event’s name has been changed from Mayor’s Ball to Silverton Community Charity Ball, but the function’s the same: ...

Hunt vs. City of Mt. Angel: Judge rules termination process valid

October 2009 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Kristine Thomas The case of former City Administrator Jim Hunt versus the City of Mt. Angel was resolved in the city’s favor Oct. 6.  Judge Paul L. Lipscomb made his decision on a core issue – the interpretation of the ...

SHS Homecoming: Future Foxes, alumni invited to join in

October 2009 Posted in School | Comments Off

By Jordan Dooley Cob webs and spiders dangling from the ceilings and dragons looming in the shadows will greet students in Silverton High School halls during homecoming week, Oct. 19-24. The homecoming football game pits the SHS Foxes against the Dallas Dragons, ...

Andy Bellando: Education that provides opportunities for many students is key

October 2009 Posted in News, School | Comments Off

Silver Fall School District superintendent candidate Andy Bellando and his wife, Rhonda, have three children, Amanda, 21; Jaron, 19; Tyler, 17. His hobbies are farming, bicycling, running and skiing. What were you like as a student? “Very active in FFA, ...

Coming ’round: Train new feature at The Garden

October 2009 Posted in Community | Comments Off

A new Train Garden is on track to be dedicated Tuesday, Oct. 27, in The Oregon Garden Children’s Garden. Students and train club members will be on hand for the 11:30 a.m. ceremony. Operating daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., ...

Man About Town: How about that award?

October 2009 Posted in Columnists & Opinion | Comments Off

Attention all zombies (and you know who you are). Don’t miss the second annual “Thriller in the Streets” dance in Silverton on Halloween night. Contact Marta Stovin at 503-873-0464 for info and mandatory rehearsal times. It is time to celebrate the ...

Choices narrow: School board to select superintendent from within

October 2009 Posted in Business, News, School | Comments Off

By Kristine Thomas For more information about the candidates, click for interviews with Andy Bellando and Linda Myers. The Silver Falls School District board will review the candidates in executive session Nov. 9. Either Andy Bellando or Linda Myers will be the ...

Linda Myers: Focus on making sure teachers have tools to meet child’s needs

October 2009 Posted in News, School | Comments Off

Silver Fall School District superintendent candidate  Linda Myers and her husband, Paul, have three children, Cole, 10; Elise, 6; and Emerson, 3. This winter, Linda and Paul are traveling to China to adopt 1-year-old Jack. Her hobbies are scrapbooking, singing, ...

Community turns out: New Silverton High draws crowds, praise – with pictures

October 2009 Posted in Community, Photo Gallery, School | Comments Off

By Sheldon Traver [gallery=10] There isn’t anything like it in Silverton. Coming in at more than 200,000 square feet, Silverton High School’s new Pine Street campus is the largest structure in the city. With technology integrated into classrooms, a new media center and ...