The right start: Free clothes, supplies available to students

August 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on The right start: Free clothes, supplies available to students

By Mary Owen Sue Sweeney and Linda Smith call themselves “everyday people.” “We just wanted to do something for the children in the Santiam Canyon,” Sweeney said. The “something” is the School Kick Off 2017, a free event for all school-age children in ...

Safety first: Organizers make plans for eclipse visitors

August 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Safety first: Organizers make plans for eclipse visitors

By Mary Owen Agencies throughout Marion County are taking steps to keep people safe through the weekend of the Great American Eclipse. “Our Focus with River Fusion 22 is on the positive economic impact for our local businesses and organizations that an ...

Top tips: Entrepreneur’s advice

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By Mary Owen A local millennial entrepreneur offers a few good tips for running a business. “Be patient,” advised Ryan Hendricks, owner of Finishing Touch Auto Detailing in Stayton. “Learning patience comes with time. Create a long-term vision and set short-term goals ...

Row by Row: Quilters encouraged to discover new patterns, experiences

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By Mary Owen A row of ants carrying picnic items is this year’s Row by Row Experience creation by Quilt ‘n Stitch owner Marty White. Row by Row is an international “shop hop” that gives quilters an opportunity to travel to any ...

A little corny: Aumsville’s August pops with festivals, sales, performances

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By Mary Owen Eat corn and win cash! “Come and enjoy the fun and help us use up 25 tons of local corn from Lewis Farms” is the tag line for the 49th annual Aumsville Corn Festival on Aug. 19 at Porter-Boone ...

Sharon Frichtl: Sept. 2, 1937 – July 6, 2017

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Sharon (Meyerhofer) Frichtl was born in the historic Brown House during its days as the Stayton Hospital to Hubert and Mary Meyerhofer on Sept. 2, 1937. She was the only daughter in a family that included three sons. She passed ...

Rising stars: Musical aspirations matched with inspiration

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By Mary Owen You were born to shine! That’s what Keith and Kara Blocker believe. To realize a decade-long dream of helping people of all ages hone their musical talents, the Stayton couple opened Rising Star Studios at 220 E. Ida St. ...

Football debuts set: Stayton, Cascade meet Sept. 29

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The Stayton High football team will make its debut under new coach Randy Nyquist at home on Sept. 1 against Estacada. Cascade, which advanced to the Class 4A semifinals a year ago, opens on the road Sept. 1 at Marshfield ...

Happy Tails: City agrees to speed up dog park for possible summer opening

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By Mary Owen The Happy Tails Dog Park Committee requested the city move ahead immediately to complete the park in time for SummerFest and the Great American Eclipse. “The final money is in, and it’s ready for design and implementation,” committee members ...

On the upswing: Friends of Old Town awarded grants, plan June 3 tour

June 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on On the upswing: Friends of Old Town awarded grants, plan June 3 tour

By Mary Owen Two downtown buildings will get upgrades thanks to a grant from Oregon Heritage to Friends of Old Town Stayton. “Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation, awarded 28 matching grants worth $2,455,700 to Oregon Main Street Network ...