Interconnected: SIT acknowledges backers, participants at year-end event

August 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Interconnected: SIT acknowledges backers, participants at year-end event

[caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignright" width="300"] Melissa Baurer, left, with representatives of Santiam Service Integration funding partners.[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam Service Integration finished the school year with more than a few “warm fuzzies” and a lot of “kudos.” “When we work together, step out ...

Recall decision: Aumsville Safety Fee sparks opposition

July 2018 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other | Comments Off on Recall decision: Aumsville Safety Fee sparks opposition

By Mary Owen A Safety Fee to give Aumsville 24 /7 police coverage has become the catalyst for a July 3 recall vote on three Aumsville city councilors. Voters will decide whether or not to recall councilors Trina Lee, Kevin Crawford and ...

Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

July 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, Nature, News, Other | Comments Off on Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

By Mary Owen Wave those sparklers and get ready to celebrate! Fourth of July events will be held up and down the Santiam Canyon, including Stayton, whose theme this year is “Still the Greatest Generation.” Kicking off the celebrations is the Stayton Eagles ...

Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="alignright" width="300"] Santiam High School students engage with real world medical skills with a mannequin. Allison McKenzie[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam High School freshmen just wrapped up this year’s career pathway program designed to open their eyes and minds to ...

Adaptation: Siegmund adds new CFO, equipment

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Adaptation: Siegmund adds new CFO, equipment

[caption id="attachment_3397" align="alignleft" width="278"] Siegmund Excavation & Construction’s new chief financial officer, Ryan Parker. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Mary Owen A Stayton business trio is making a number of strategic moves to better serve customers, improve efficiencies, and address changing market conditions. “We entered ...

Staying focused: Downtown Stayton group revamps name, keeps priorities

May 2018 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on Staying focused: Downtown Stayton group revamps name, keeps priorities

By Mary Owen Bye-bye Friends of Old Town Stayton and hello  – different name, same focus. “There are those that liked the reference to Old Town,” said Steve Poisson, vice-president or the organization, “but the merchants wanted a clearer, more modern title ...

104!Brookdale centenarian looks back on a healthy, loving life

May 2018 Posted in Community, Other, People | Comments Off on 104!Brookdale centenarian looks back on a healthy, loving life

By Mary Owen Happy birthday, Myrtle Ruth Carter! The Stayton resident celebrated 104 years of life on April 14 with family and friends. “My granddaughter, Christie Beitel, put on a luncheon here at the Coca-Cola room,” said Carter, who lived in her own apartment ...

Meeting demand: Finishing Touch Auto Detailing adds Salem location

February 2018 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Meeting demand: Finishing Touch Auto Detailing adds Salem location

[caption id="attachment_3320" align="alignright" width="214"] Ryan Hendricks, owner of Finishing Touch Auto[/caption] By Mary Owen Stayton entrepreneur Ryan Hendricks now operates a second shop – this one in Salem – to serve his customers. “A second location has always been part of the plan, ...

Service integration: Community collaboration outreach expands

February 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Service integration: Community collaboration outreach expands

By Mary Owen Help for those in the Santiam Canyon is growing through a unique outreach: Service Integration Teams. “One of the biggest challenges for our smaller communities is being able to find a simple way to respond to needs of individuals, ...

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 ...