Growth spurt: Aumsville sees rapid construction, support for civic projects

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Growth spurt: Aumsville sees rapid construction, support for civic projects

By Peggy Savage A sense of small-town rural community may be one of the most desirable aspects of life in Aumsville that is drawing new residents to town. City Administrator Ron Harding said Aumsville has seen an influx of new families ...

Being prepared: New Santiam CERT organizes for area emergencies

May 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Being prepared: New Santiam CERT organizes for area emergencies

[caption id="attachment_3396" align="alignleft" width="300"] Marion County CERT deployed 12 members to Detroit to check on residents in their homes during the heavy snows of January 2017.[/caption] By Mary Owen Living three decades in Oregon alerted Jack Stillwell to the prospect of the ...

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 ...

Class of 2018: Principals praise, celebrate graduates

May 2018 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Class of 2018: Principals praise, celebrate graduates

By Mary Owen Graduates are getting ready to walk into the future, after receiving diplomas at their commencement ceremonies. Stayton High School will have 161 graduates receiving diplomas on Friday, June 8, 7 p.m. at the Salem Armory. The Class of 2018 valedictorians ...

On with the show: Chorus hosts Broadway revue, fundraiser

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on On with the show: Chorus hosts Broadway revue, fundraiser

[caption id="attachment_3393" align="alignright" width="200"] broadway-©-Stuart-Monk-123rf.com-–-2375633_l.jpg[/caption] By Mary Owen Fans of Broadway musicals will thrill to the Santiam Canyon Community Chorus’s presentation of Opening Night on Broadway. The performance is part of the annual fundraiser to benefit the chorus, and is free to attend. ...

Turn, turn, turn: Regis receives arts grant to fund ceramics classes

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Turn, turn, turn: Regis receives arts grant to fund ceramics classes

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3394" align="alignright" width="300"] ceramic-wheel-©-Evgeniya-Orlova-123rf.com[/caption] A Google search for arts education grants has led to a windfall for Regis High School’s ceramics classes. “The grant is from an organization called Keeping the Arts,” said Eric Loftin, who teaches ceramics. “Keeping ...

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 ...

Introducing: Housing construction, future opportunities point to growth

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Introducing: Housing construction, future opportunities point to growth

[caption id="attachment_3362" align="alignright" width="300"] The spike in construction isn’t just limited to Stayton. On Development reports on other local projects next month. Tim Beagle[/caption] By Peggy Savage It looks like Stayton could be growing by leaps and bounds in the near future. City ...

Staying focused: Downtown Stayton group revamps name, keeps priorities

May 2018 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on Staying focused: Downtown Stayton group revamps name, keeps priorities

By Mary Owen Bye-bye Friends of Old Town Stayton and hello  – different name, same focus. “There are those that liked the reference to Old Town,” said Steve Poisson, vice-president or the organization, “but the merchants wanted a clearer, more modern title ...