Personnel matters: Dismissal of librarian leads to management review

February 2016 Posted in News | Comments Off on Personnel matters: Dismissal of librarian leads to management review

By Mary Owen The termination of the Stayton Library director last month has catapulted into an investigation into the management styles of several city managers. The decision to pursue looking into recent allegations of wrong-doing that started with the dismissal of Katinka ...

Water quality town hall topic

February 2016 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Water quality town hall topic

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Ag Water Quality Management Plan and the Mill Creek Focus Area Project Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 - 8 p.m. at the ...

Safety plans updated: School districts prepare for emergencies

November 2015 Posted in Community, News, School | Comments Off on Safety plans updated: School districts prepare for emergencies

By Mary Owen In light of recent school shooting events and the potential for an earthquake, local school districts are shoring up their emergency safety procedures. “Safety has always been our top priority, yet recent events have caused us to re-examine our ...

Pot policies: Cities grapple with legalization of marijuana in October

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Pot policies: Cities grapple with legalization of marijuana in October

By Mary Owen An ordinance passed by the Stayton City Council to set rules for marijuana facilities to operate in the city goes into effect this month. “Currently, there are two dispensaries that have submitted applications to the state as of June ...

Land laws: Aumsville hosts regional workshop

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Land laws: Aumsville hosts regional workshop

By Mary Owen Interested in learning about city land use in your town? “Property owners have rights and responsibilities that are governed through state wide land use laws,” Aumsville City Manager Maryann Hills said. “It is important for citizens to know what ...

Step by step: Mill City starts down the road to recovery after fire

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Step by step: Mill City starts down the road to recovery after fire

By Mary Owen Mill City’s recovery from the August accidental fire that destroyed the building that housed the city’s library, records archive, public works department, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office substation is in the planning stages. “We are intentionally in limbo,” ...

Got a permit?: Door-to-door salespeople need to stop by Stayton PD first

July 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off on Got a permit?: Door-to-door salespeople need to stop by Stayton PD first

By Mary Owen Next time you open the door to find a salesman trying to sell you the “latest and greatest” gidget, ask to see his permit. Anyone peddling wares door-to-door in Stayton will now require obtaining a permit from the city. ...

Resigned Lyons mayor, recorder quit

June 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off on Resigned Lyons mayor, recorder quit

By Mary Owen In the wake of recent resignations, city officials say the first item of business is to fill city council vacancies. “With qualified citizens, there is no reason for the city not to move forward,” said Troy Donohue, who was ...

Decision 2014: Four vie for three seats on Stayton city council

October 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Decision 2014: Four vie for three seats on Stayton city council

Editor’s note: In this issue we profile the candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for the City of Stayton. In the Nov. 1 edition we will feature the Sublimity and Lyons races.  HANK PORTER is running unopposed for mayor.  He served ...

Decision 2014: Sublimity – Two run for mayor

November 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Decision 2014: Sublimity – Two run for mayor

Joanie Wigginton and Raymond Heuberger are running to be the mayor of Sublimity. Jim Kingsbury is the only candidate for one of two open council seats. Sublimity Mayor Gene Ditter, who is not seeking re-election, said key issues facing the city ...