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 ...

Ronald A. Johnson: April 19, 1852 – Jan. 17, 2016

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Ronald A. Johnson: April 19, 1852 – Jan. 17, 2016

On the morning of Jan. 17, 2016, Ronald Allen Johnson passed away peacefully at his home after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 62. Ron (R.J.) was born on April 19, 1952 to Carl and Shirley (Higley) Johnson. He ...

Ty Hart: Marine killed in copter crash

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Ty Hart: Marine killed in copter crash

By Mary Owen Fond memories of Lance Cpl. Ty Hart, a 2012 Stayton High School graduate, are circulating around his alma mater following his death in a two-helicopter crash off the North Shore of Oahu Jan. 14. “Ty was a fun, intelligent ...

Future First Citizens: Sam Nieslanik, Regis, and Abbie Lucas, Stayton

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Future First Citizens: Sam Nieslanik, Regis, and Abbie Lucas, Stayton

By Mary Owen Stayton Rotary Club has named Sam Nieslanik, Regis High School, and Abbie Lucas, Stayton High School, as this year’s Future First Citizens. “Stayton Area Rotary is excited and proud for this opportunity to honor Sam and Abbie as Future ...

The Energizer: Dave Valencia described as ‘ideal community citizen’

January 2016 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on The Energizer: Dave Valencia described as ‘ideal community citizen’

[caption id="attachment_2527" align="alignright" width="214"] Dave Valencia, recipient of the2015 Distinguished Service Award[/caption] By Mary Owen A man who inspires his friends and community members and lends a hand whenever needed is the recipient of the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Distinguished Service ...