MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

October 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, News, Other | Comments Off on MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

By Mary Owen For the second year, MobilePack volunteers will help turn hunger into hope. “We are again partnering with Feed My Starving Children to pack meals of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and nutritionally balanced vitamins and minerals,” said Kelly Fields, Stayton ...

Battle escalates: Marion County moves to intervene in Detroit Lake plan

September 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, News, Other, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Battle escalates: Marion County moves to intervene in Detroit Lake plan

[caption id="attachment_3468" align="alignleft" width="300"] Experts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discuss the controversial Detroit Lake fish project with residents at an Aug. 6 | meeting in Stayton. James Day[/caption] By James Day The ongoing process aimed at improving fish passage ...

Big show: Monster trucks, entertainment descends on Sublimity Harvest Festival

September 2018 Posted in News, Other | Comments Off on Big show: Monster trucks, entertainment descends on Sublimity Harvest Festival

By Mary Owen Monster trucks are coming to the 46th annual Sublimity Harvest Festival this month. “There are always new trucks, tractors and ATVs in each of the pulls, and this year we have a couple of new ones – Brandon and ...

Take two: Second River Fusion 22 unites communities

September 2018 Posted in Nature, News, Other | Comments Off on Take two: Second River Fusion 22 unites communities

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3474" align="alignleft" width="300"] River Fusion 22 will include kayaking excursions. Sheldon Traver[/caption] River Fusion 22 will again celebrate the best of the regions outdoor recreation fun and small town charm. Launched last year during the Great American Eclipse, River ...

Interconnected: SIT acknowledges backers, participants at year-end event

August 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Interconnected: SIT acknowledges backers, participants at year-end event

[caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignright" width="300"] Melissa Baurer, left, with representatives of Santiam Service Integration funding partners.[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam Service Integration finished the school year with more than a few “warm fuzzies” and a lot of “kudos.” “When we work together, step out ...

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 ...

Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

July 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, Nature, News, Other | Comments Off on Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

By Mary Owen Wave those sparklers and get ready to celebrate! Fourth of July events will be held up and down the Santiam Canyon, including Stayton, whose theme this year is “Still the Greatest Generation.” Kicking off the celebrations is the Stayton Eagles ...

Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="alignright" width="300"] Santiam High School students engage with real world medical skills with a mannequin. Allison McKenzie[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam High School freshmen just wrapped up this year’s career pathway program designed to open their eyes and minds to ...

Rock steady: Schools receive seismic upgrades

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, School | Comments Off on Rock steady: Schools receive seismic upgrades

By Mary Owen Thanks to two state grants, the Stayton High School fabrications/wood shop building and Sublimity Middle School will undergo seismic upgrading this summer. “The work will begin in mid-June at both sites, as soon as school is out,” said Andy ...

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 ...