On the rise: Santiam Wolverines second in 2A football

December 2017 Posted in Other | Comments Off on On the rise: Santiam Wolverines second in 2A football

By James Day HILLSBORO -- Santiam High’s first state football championship since 1972 will have to wait. But it might not be too long the way things are going. The No. 5 Wolverines battled valiantly Nov. 25 against No. 2 Monroe, but ...

Screenagers: Insight into digital distractions

October 2017 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Screenagers: Insight into digital distractions

By Mary Owen Do your kids clock in several hours a day on their cell phone and other devices? The producers of the award-winning documentary, Screenagers, claim teens scroll through their day with “rapid thumbs and a six-second attention span,” often ...

New event: A pre-eclipse party

March 2017 Posted in Other | Comments Off on New event: A pre-eclipse party

The Santiam Canyon area will be in the path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse and thousands of visitors are expected to be on hand to see it. Local non-profit groups are joining forces to show them ...

Spreading the news: Stayton Library raises funds for new reader board

January 2017 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on Spreading the news: Stayton Library raises funds for new reader board

By Mary Owen A heartfelt challenge is on the table! Stayton Public Library assistant Stephanie Rubel said February is Love Your Library month. And what better way than to show your love and appreciation for the library as well as the community ...

First Impressions: Moxieberry, The Grove enhanced downtown Stayton

February 2017 Posted in Other | Comments Off on First Impressions: Moxieberry, The Grove enhanced downtown Stayton

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3016" align="alignright" width="300"] The staff at Moxieberry welcome customers to the Third Avenue café, where “encouragement” is always on the menu.[/caption] Moxieberry takes the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 First Impressions award. The Stayton eatery and impetus behind The ...

Future First Citizens: Work ethic, drive for excellence, helpfulness praised

February 2017 Posted in Community, Other, People, School | Comments Off on Future First Citizens: Work ethic, drive for excellence, helpfulness praised

By Mary Owen Two high school students with an appreciation for their families, schools and communities are eager to continue volunteering after high school when they attend college. For all they have done to help others, Stayton High School senior Kalie Harper ...

Wiz of the West: Lourdes School welcomes Missoula Children’s Theatre

February 2017 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Wiz of the West: Lourdes School welcomes Missoula Children’s Theatre

By Mary Owen There’s no place like home – on the range! That’s the message Lourdes School wants to convey in its upcoming Missoula Children’s Theatre production, The Wiz of the West. The musical production will be performed at 7 p.m. on Feb. ...

Trump’s turn: How the new president and Congress can fix health care

January 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on Trump’s turn: How the new president and Congress can fix health care

A few years ago, I invented a new health care system that would be far superior to Obamacare, Medicare and all the other forms of care we taxpayers are now forced to finance. With Donald Trump’s election as the next ...

Dr. Brewer: Hospital Expands OB/GYN

December 2016 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Dr. Brewer: Hospital Expands OB/GYN

[caption id="attachment_2960" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Jennifer Brewer[/caption] By Mary Owen Jennifer Brewer is a wife, mother of two, and a doctor new this year at Santiam Hospital. “I have some friends that work in different departments of the hospital and clinics,” said ...

History lessons: We need some education and accountability

December 2016 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Other | Comments Off on History lessons: We need some education and accountability

If you’re under 60 years old, don’t read this column. You won’t understand it. I remember growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. They were not the “good old days,” as some people describe them, but they were different in ...