Decision 2014: Lyons – Three candidates vie for two city council seats

November 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Decision 2014: Lyons – Three candidates vie for two city council seats

Lyon voters will cast their ballots for two city councilors in a three-way race. Mayor Dan Burroughs is running unopposed. Running for the two council seats are Lloyd Valentine, Stanley Franklin and Troy Donohue. The seat vacated by Councilor Gary ...

City seats: Voters now know November choices

September 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on City seats: Voters now know November choices

Local citizens have stepped forward to serve their cities by running for mayoral and city council positions slated for the Nov. 4 general election ballot.  Running for office are: AUMSVILLE Mayor Harold White will run unopposed for another two-year term. Three city ...

A bump up: Quality score benefits Santiam Hospital

September 2014 Posted in Business, News | Comments Off on A bump up: Quality score benefits Santiam Hospital

By Mary Owen While more hospitals received penalties than bonuses for the second year of Medicare’s quality incentive program, Santiam Hospital got a bump up in payments. “It feels great to go up instead of down,” said Terry Fletchall, SH’s chief executive ...

In session: New municipal court opens

July 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on In session: New municipal court opens

[caption id="attachment_1868" align="alignright" width="175"] Stayton Municipal Court Judge Jonathan Clark[/caption] By Mary Owen If you tend to seek the positive in every situation, here’s a new one to add to your list. The upside of getting a traffic ticket within Stayton city limits ...

Time to file: City council elections

July 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Time to file: City council elections

Have you ever grumbled about a decision made by your city council?  Do you have the leadership skills to bring people together and find common ground to solve problems? If you have considered running for city council, now is the time ...

Public works director resigns

June 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Public works director resigns

Stayton Public Works Director Dave Kinney formally resigned May 27, ending his seven-year consulting contract agreement with the city of Stayton. “My wife and I would like to have a flexible schedule to travel and take care of an ancestral family ...

Temporary fix: Lyons tackles city budget with temp workers, out-of-town help

June 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Temporary fix: Lyons tackles city budget with temp workers, out-of-town help

By Mary Owen The city of Lyons is moving forward in the wake of recent city staff resignations. Since September 2012, four employees have quit due to what they describe as a “hostile work environment.” “We have hired two temps to help with ...

Calling it quits: Staff resigns due to conflict with Lyons councilor Mark Orr

May 2014 Posted in News | Comments Off on Calling it quits: Staff resigns due to conflict with Lyons councilor Mark Orr

By Mary Owen In the wake of city staff resignations, citizens spoke out at the last Lyons City Council meeting, asking for Councilor Mark Orr to step down. “I was voted in by the people of Lyons, so if they wish to ...

The lure of spring: Disc golf part of parks’ many amenities

April 2014 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on The lure of spring: Disc golf part of parks’ many amenities

[caption id="attachment_1763" align="alignright" width="206"] A disc golfer enjoying the sunshine at Pioneer Park in Stayton.[/caption] By Mary Owen Information about Stayton’s eight city parks is now just a scan away for many cell phone users. “If you have a smart phone with a ...

A fresh take: Administrator Keith Campbell brings new perspective to Stayton

February 2014 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on A fresh take: Administrator Keith Campbell brings new perspective to Stayton

[caption id="attachment_1696" align="alignright" width="233"] Stayton’s new city administrator Keith Campbell with his daughter, Marlowe, 3.[/caption] By Mary Owen Stayton’s new city administrator views his position as both challenging and beneficial. “I’m moving to an area where I don’t know anybody,” said Keith Campbell, ...