Senior advocates: Lee Hazelwood’s legacy of service honored in awards

January 2017 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Senior advocates: Lee Hazelwood’s legacy of service honored in awards

By Mary Owen NorthWest Senior and Disability Services advisory councils will present the first Lee Hazelwood Advocacy Award to two Salem residents this month: Charles Richards and Ruth McEwen. The award will be presented to Richards by Rep. David Gomberg (D-Dist. 10) ...

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 ...

Not So Shabby: Cousins come out of retirement to start Stayton store

November 2016 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Not So Shabby: Cousins come out of retirement to start Stayton store

[caption id="attachment_2924" align="alignleft" width="300"] Linda Williams and Pam Crakes in their new store, Not So Shabby[/caption] By Mary Owen Two Stayton cousins have started a new business venture: Not So Shabby Furniture Consignment and Decorating. “We have been painting furniture together and selling ...

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,” ...

Host of experience: Ron Harding named city administrator in Aumsville

September 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Host of experience: Ron Harding named city administrator in Aumsville

[caption id="attachment_2853" align="alignright" width="300"] Myrna and Ron Harding have been married for 31 years. Ron is the new city administrator for Aumsville.[/caption] By Mary Owen Aumsville is the “perfect community” for Ron Harding, the city’s new administrator. “It’s very similar to my hometown ...

Wearing many hats: David Marshall Sublimity’s first city manager

September 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Wearing many hats: David Marshall Sublimity’s first city manager

[caption id="attachment_2857" align="alignright" width="227"] Sublimity City Manager David Marshall[/caption] By Mary Owen Sublimity welcomes David Marshall as the city’s first-ever city manager, a job that embraces many roles. Marshall said his new job will be challenging as he juggles many hats including city ...

Pulling it together: Longtime volunteer loves festival’s growth, changes

August 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Pulling it together: Longtime volunteer loves festival’s growth, changes

[caption id="attachment_2831" align="alignright" width="240"] Fran Huffman[/caption] By Mary Owen Fran Huffman is the indispensable Aumsville Corn Festival volunteer. “A family member was involved in the festival and asked if I would like to help out, so my mother and I began doing so, ...

Managing emotions: Book gives parents, children new tools

August 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Managing emotions: Book gives parents, children new tools

Sharing Peanut’s feelings Author Jenifer Trivelli reads from Peanut and the BIG Feelings Stayton Public Library 515 N First Ave. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. Free By Mary Owen A Salem counselor who has worked with youngsters with “big feelings” for about a decade has turned her experiences ...

Canyon’s best: Mike Long earns President’s Choice, community service honored

May 2016 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Canyon’s best: Mike Long earns President’s Choice, community service honored

[caption id="attachment_2712" align="alignright" width="291"] Mike Long[/caption] By Mary Owen Mike Long earned top honors as the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Choice award winner for his “endurance as a cornerstone and foundation of the community.” “Mike Long is the backbone of our ...