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 ...

Opening doors: Students are invited to learn about military opportunities

April 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Opening doors: Students are invited to learn about military opportunities

[caption id="attachment_2676" align="alignright" width="300"] Pfc. Joshua Dol and Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Larry Etzel after Dol’s Army BMT program graduation.[/caption] By Mary Owen Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Larry Etzel knew nothing about the ROTC program until he started college, but ...

Moving on: Hills resigns as Aumsville administrator to take on new challenges

April 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Moving on: Hills resigns as Aumsville administrator to take on new challenges

[caption id="attachment_2674" align="alignright" width="234"] Maryann Hills[/caption] By Mary Owen Maryann Hills will say good-bye on April 15 after serving almost 21 years as Aumsville’s city administrator. “This resignation is the celebration of letting go of the old and opening myself up to the ...

Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

April 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

[caption id="attachment_6825" align="alignright" width="202"] Abbot Jeremy Driscoll[/caption] By Kristine Thomas It’s with great joy and much prayer that Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, begins his journey as the new abbot of Mount Angel Abbey. “Right now, it’s overwhelming,” Driscoll said about a week ...

Boston bound: Emma Miebach will join Boston Ballet summer program

March 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Boston bound: Emma Miebach will join Boston Ballet summer program

[caption id="attachment_2643" align="alignright" width="202"] Emma Miebach backstage with a friend after a performance of "The Nutcrarcker."[/caption] By Mary Owen A local teen will join students from around the world at the Boston Ballet School’s 2016 Summer Dance Program. “I was very excited to ...

Celebrating 10 years: Words Out PR

March 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Celebrating 10 years: Words Out PR

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="181"] Nicole Miller[/caption] By Mary Owen Nicole Miller loves being self-employed. “Thankfully, I’m intrinsically motivated, so I don’t have a problem with productivity and doing my best work,” Miller, owner of Word’s Out PR in Stayton, said. “I thank my ...