AC Foods, Freres honored

October 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on AC Foods, Freres honored

Two local companies and Marion County were among the five honorees at the September SEDCOR awards luncheon. The lead economic development agency for Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, SEDCOR annually celebrates the achievements of businesses and community leaders. AC Foods / ...

Vertical spaces: Stayton adopts plan to encourage downtown residential

July 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Vertical spaces: Stayton adopts plan to encourage downtown residential

By Peggy Savage Downtown revitalization has become a focal point for Stayton’s city government. With that in mind, the city council passed an ordinance June 5, establishing a Vertical Housing Development Zone (VHDZ). In January, the council first heard a report from ...

Recall decision: Aumsville Safety Fee sparks opposition

July 2018 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other | Comments Off on Recall decision: Aumsville Safety Fee sparks opposition

By Mary Owen A Safety Fee to give Aumsville 24 /7 police coverage has become the catalyst for a July 3 recall vote on three Aumsville city councilors. Voters will decide whether or not to recall councilors Trina Lee, Kevin Crawford and ...

Adaptation: Siegmund adds new CFO, equipment

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Adaptation: Siegmund adds new CFO, equipment

[caption id="attachment_3397" align="alignleft" width="278"] Siegmund Excavation & Construction’s new chief financial officer, Ryan Parker. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Mary Owen A Stayton business trio is making a number of strategic moves to better serve customers, improve efficiencies, and address changing market conditions. “We entered ...

Employment expo: Job Fair returns, WorkSource Oregon offers workshop

April 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Employment expo: Job Fair returns, WorkSource Oregon offers workshop

By Mary Owen Heads up, job seekers! The second annual Employment Expo and Job Fair is back with a few changes. Sponsored by the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, the event is slated for 1:30 to 3 p.m. for students only followed ...

Holly days: Busy, busy time for couple juggling three businesses

December 2017 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Holly days: Busy, busy time for couple juggling three businesses

By Nancy Jennings If you are picking up your mail or shipping a package at Silverton’s Postal Connections, there’s a good chance you will be greeted by Don Harteloo. Ask how he is doing on any given day and he will ...

Back online: Burned-out Freres veneer plant reconstructed in four months

December 2017 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Back online: Burned-out Freres veneer plant reconstructed in four months

[caption id="attachment_3235" align="alignleft" width="300"] The rebuilt Plant 4 at Freres Lumber Co. in Lyons. Submitted Photo[/caption] Workers displaced by the disastrous fire at Freres Lumber Company’s Plant 4 on June 26, are back at work in the veneer production facility in ...

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 ...