On the fire line: Siegmund’s new system makes short work of steep slopes

October 2017 Posted in Business, Community, Nature | Comments Off on On the fire line: Siegmund’s new system makes short work of steep slopes

By Mary Owen Siegmund Excavation & Construction’s new logging harvest system helped firefighters contain recent area fires. “This logging harvest system was able to cut close to one mile of fire line through standing timber on steep slopes in approximately three days,” ...

Rhoten: Colleagues pay tribute to city attorney

October 2017 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Rhoten: Colleagues pay tribute to city attorney

By Mary Owen The city of Stayton is mourning the passing of longtime City Attorney David Rhoten. “I am deeply saddened by the news of David’s passing,” said Keith Campbell, city administrator. “He was a gifted and talented attorney who was passionate ...

Body work: Stayton shop opens

April 2017 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Body work: Stayton shop opens

By Mary Owen A Salem auto body shop owner is expanding to Stayton. Tom Fleming has been doing body work for more than 40 years. “My older brother used to do custom airbrushing and painting in Seattle, which gave me the bug to ...

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 ...

Community development: Small businesses get access to loans

November 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Community development: Small businesses get access to loans

By Mary Owen Looking for a small business loan? Community LendingWorks received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund, enabling the organization to increase lending and investment activity in low-income and economically distressed communities across Oregon. “This funding ...

Right at home: KYAC and Hearts to Arts invite community to open house

November 2016 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Right at home: KYAC and Hearts to Arts invite community to open house

[caption id="attachment_2893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ken Cartwright[/caption] By Mary Owen KYAC has officially settled into its new home! Ken Cartwright is the general manager and program at KYAC and a man who wears many hats in the Mill City community. “Even though we began the ...

Continuing a tradition: Poppa Al’s new owners eager to serve

July 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Continuing a tradition: Poppa Al’s new owners eager to serve

By Mary Owen A Mill City landmark has new owners who are working hard to keep it the best “burger joint” in town. “Knowing we’ve purchased a real piece of Santiam Canyon history, we are very committed to preserving the Poppa Al’s ...

A novel approach: Stayton High booster uses credit card fees as fundraiser

July 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on A novel approach: Stayton High booster uses credit card fees as fundraiser

By Mary Owen A referral program will allow local businesses an opportunity to effortlessly raise funds for new turf and other projects for Stayton High School’s football program. In April, Electronic Payments of Oregon, a family-owned and operated merchant services provider in ...

$1 million milestone: Kathy Hendricks excels for Pampered Chef

June 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on $1 million milestone: Kathy Hendricks excels for Pampered Chef

By Mary Owen When Kathy Hendricks started her Pampered Chef business, she never expected to hit the million-dollar sales mark over the course of her 20-year career. For her efforts, the lifelong Stayton resident was recently recognized by the company with the ...

Water’s up: Lake ready for busy year

May 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Water’s up: Lake ready for busy year

By Mary Owen Detroit Lake is swimming with water! “The lake levels for this year are expected to be full pool,” said Dean O’Donnell, with Detroit Lake Recreational Area Business Association. “After experiencing drought conditions last year, businesses in Detroit are bracing ...