Trailblazers: Rotary tackles Stayton’s Trail Master Plan piece by piece

November 2018 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Trailblazers: Rotary tackles Stayton’s Trail Master Plan piece by piece

[caption id="attachment_3549" align="alignright" width="300"] Volunteers led by Stayton Area Rotary working to improve Stayton’s trails. submitted photo[/caption] By Mary Owen A section of Stayton trails is coming to life, thanks to a project undertaken by local Rotarians. “For the last three Saturday mornings, ...

Breathing room: Idanha Food Bank gets expansion grants

January 2019 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Breathing room: Idanha Food Bank gets expansion grants

By Mary Owen The Idanha Food Bank got an early Christmas present when granted the funds to add two new 12-foot x 16-foot buildings and a free-standing walk-in refrigerator room. “The new buildings will allow the food to be housed in one ...

Regis St. Mary holds open house

January 2019 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Regis St. Mary holds open house

Since the St. Mary Pre-K-8th grade and Regis High School officially began operating as one Pre-K-12 system in July 2017 many changes have taken place. On Jan. 27  Regis St Mary is inviting prospective students and their families to take a ...

Trexler partners with golf course for events

January 2019 Posted in Business, Community, Nature, Other, People | Comments Off on Trexler partners with golf course for events

Mary Owen Trexler Farm is growing again! Trexler Farm is now the in-house caterer for event groups at the Santiam Golf Club. “The relationship I have had with SGC over the years has been so great for all of our customers,” said Sharlene ...

Thinking into The Box: Business space offers small business owners affordable base of operations

January 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Thinking into The Box: Business space offers small business owners affordable base of operations

[caption id="attachment_3569" align="alignleft" width="300"] Business owners have a shared-space office option in Stayton. Charlene Vogel Photography[/caption] By Mary Owen Looking for affordable office space with all the amenities? The Box, a new co-working office space on the top level of the historic ...

Time to reflect: GROW lays out tips for new year for entrepreneurs

January 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Time to reflect: GROW lays out tips for new year for entrepreneurs

By Mary Owen It’s a new year and another chance to grow your business. “I was reminded a few years ago that January is named after the god, Janus, which is represented by a face looking in two directions,” said Allison McKenzie, ...

Fire doesn’t dim hopes: Volunteers flock to pitch in after kitchen fire threatens Community Thanksgiving Dinner

December 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Fire doesn’t dim hopes: Volunteers flock to pitch in after kitchen fire threatens Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The cook was in the kitchen when he dropped some butter, The butter hit the open flame and the stove began to sputter. Flames began to grow, and the wires began to melt, Imagine the great despair that the kitchen crew ...

Ah, shucks: Corn Fest has openings

December 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Ah, shucks: Corn Fest has openings

By Mary Owen The Aumsville Corn Festival committee has taken a hit recently when key board members stepped down for personal reasons. “They can no longer put in the time that being a board member requires,” said Sonny Newson, longtime board member. ...

OSU bound: Freres’ MPP used for new wood products lab

December 2018 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on OSU bound: Freres’ MPP used for new wood products lab

Freres Lumber Company has made the final shipment of its new, patented Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) to Oregon State University for use in the construction of the new A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory (AWP). MPP is being used for ...

New digs: Hearts to Arts relocates

December 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on New digs: Hearts to Arts relocates

[caption id="attachment_3547" align="alignleft" width="215"] Ken Cartwright is station manager andprogram director of KYAC radio, which will be moving to Santiam Hearts to Arts’ new location in the historic Odd Fellows building in Mill CityFile Photo[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam Hearts to Arts ...