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 ...

50 years: Canyonview camp grows into a place to dream big dreams

November 2016 Posted in Other | Comments Off on 50 years: Canyonview camp grows into a place to dream big dreams

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_2920" align="alignright" width="200"] Horses were part of the Canyonview story, and in 1994 Canyonview Equestrian College was established[/caption] When Ernie Campbell overlooked the 85-acre Drift Creek canyon near Sublimity, he saw the fulfillment of a dream in the ...

Cougar sightings: Sublimity residents should be aware & informed

November 2016 Posted in Other | Comments Off on Cougar sightings: Sublimity residents should be aware & informed

By Mary Owen The Sublimity area has had three cougar sightings in the past year, most recently within the city limits in the 300 block of Northwest Melrose Street. “The cougar was captured on a homeowner’s video surveillance system at 1:46 p.m. ...

Legacy of service: History, education, patriotism at the heart of DAR

October 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Other, People | Comments Off on Legacy of service: History, education, patriotism at the heart of DAR

[caption id="attachment_2891" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2016 -2017 officers of Stayton’s Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are, from left:  Kyra Bacheller, Regent; Linda Banister, Vice Regent; Diana Maul, Secretary and Historian: Linda Wiley, Treasurer; and Carol ...

Emotional win: Stayton victorious on new turf field

October 2016 Posted in Community, Other, People, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Emotional win: Stayton victorious on new turf field

Stayton High, led by the heroics of defensive back Aidan Hill, pitched a 6-0 shutout against Sweet Home on Sept. 16 while inaugurating the new artificial turf on its football field. “Getting the win at home on the new turf was awesome,” ...