Strange disturbances: ‘Ghost Tour’ returns to haunt Downtown Stayton

October 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Strange disturbances: ‘Ghost Tour’ returns to haunt Downtown Stayton

[caption id="attachment_3494" align="alignright" width="300"] Ghost Walk participants are led through Downtown Stayton by guides dressed in Victorian garb.[/caption] By Mary Owen Attention all ‘geists and ghouls! Halloween is just around the corner as is the second annual Stayton Ghost Tour and Chocolate Walk. ...

Adapting: Stayton Community Food Bank fulfills demand, addresses growth

October 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Adapting: Stayton Community Food Bank fulfills demand, addresses growth

By Mary Owen When cupboards are bare and money is scarce, the Stayton Community Food Bank becomes a lifeline. “We have been active now for more than 35 years, and thanks to strong, on-going community support, more individuals and families than ever ...

MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

October 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, News, Other | Comments Off on MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

By Mary Owen For the second year, MobilePack volunteers will help turn hunger into hope. “We are again partnering with Feed My Starving Children to pack meals of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and nutritionally balanced vitamins and minerals,” said Kelly Fields, Stayton ...

Mayor, council races on ballot

October 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Mayor, council races on ballot

Voters will have a choice for mayor on the ballot Nov. 6 in the cities of Stayton and Aumsville. Incumbent Hank Porter and Scott Vigil are running in Stayton. Aumsville voters will choose between Mayor Robert Baugh and Derek Clevenger. Seven candidates ...

RDS welcomes new intern

October 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on RDS welcomes new intern

By Mary Owen Emily Connor is the newest RARE AmeriCorps participant working with Revitalize Downtown Stayton. A 2012 graduate of the University of Arizona, Connor replaces Isaac Kort-Meade, RDS’s first RARE (Resources for Rural Environments) participant. Kort-Meade moved on at the end ...

AC Foods, Freres honored

October 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on AC Foods, Freres honored

Two local companies and Marion County were among the five honorees at the September SEDCOR awards luncheon. The lead economic development agency for Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, SEDCOR annually celebrates the achievements of businesses and community leaders. AC Foods / ...

Cougars survive: Cascade claims football rivalry win vs. Stayton

October 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Cougars survive: Cascade claims football rivalry win vs. Stayton

The Stayton-Cascade rivalry fooyball game lived up to its history Sept. 21 at Federico Field in Turner. The Eagles and Cougars battled tooth and nail for four quarters, with Cascade taking a 31-28 victory in the Special District 3 opener for ...

Battle escalates: Marion County moves to intervene in Detroit Lake plan

September 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, News, Other, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Battle escalates: Marion County moves to intervene in Detroit Lake plan

[caption id="attachment_3468" align="alignleft" width="300"] Experts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discuss the controversial Detroit Lake fish project with residents at an Aug. 6 | meeting in Stayton. James Day[/caption] By James Day The ongoing process aimed at improving fish passage ...

Nut tsunami: Hazelnut growers open new, state-of-the-art processing facility

September 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Nut tsunami: Hazelnut growers open new, state-of-the-art processing facility

[caption id="attachment_3469" align="alignright" width="300"] In an Aug. 15 ceremony, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon CEO Tim Ramsey, Customer Care Manager Debbie Hitchcock, Mark Nonnenmacher from Northwest Farm Credit Services, Operations Manager Jason Costa, Grower Relations Manager Tim Aman, VP Sales & ...

Recalled: Former Aumsville councilors reflect on decisions, seats now open

September 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Recalled: Former Aumsville councilors reflect on decisions, seats now open

By Mary Owen The recall of three Aumsville city councilors over a $12 monthly public safety fee has been met with mixed feelings. “Last year, the city council  and city manager decided to create a police safety fee to be added to ...