Firewise: Detroit hosts wildfire safety day

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Firewise: Detroit hosts wildfire safety day

By Mary Owen The city of Detroit is working to retain its Firewise status this month. “Last year, the cities of Detroit and Idanha became the first Firewise communities in Marion County,” said Andrea Martinez, a firefighter with the Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire ...

Collaboration: Third Service Integration Team forms for Cascade district

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Collaboration: Third Service Integration Team forms for Cascade district

By Mary Owen A third Santiam Service Integration team, Cascade SIT, is now a reality. The opening meeting will be May 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m. at Turner Christian Church, 7871 Marion Road SE. Future meetings will be on the third Tuesday ...

104!Brookdale centenarian looks back on a healthy, loving life

May 2018 Posted in Community, Other, People | Comments Off on 104!Brookdale centenarian looks back on a healthy, loving life

By Mary Owen Happy birthday, Myrtle Ruth Carter! The Stayton resident celebrated 104 years of life on April 14 with family and friends. “My granddaughter, Christie Beitel, put on a luncheon here at the Coca-Cola room,” said Carter, who lived in her own apartment ...

Honor roll: North Santiam Chamber of Commerce celebrates award winners

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Honor roll: North Santiam Chamber of Commerce celebrates award winners

By Mary Owen North Santiam Chamber of Commerce recognized the winners of the 2018 Santiam Awards on April 25 at a celebration at Santiam High School in Mill City. CITIZEN of the YEAR Anita Leach was named Citizen of the Year. Dubbed one ...

A safe place: Teen center approved for site near Stayton Middle School

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on A safe place: Teen center approved for site near Stayton Middle School

[caption id="attachment_3366" align="alignright" width="216"] Pastor Shawn Hazel[/caption] By Peggy Savage Stayton will soon have a safe place for teens to go after school. A place where they can do homework, get a meal and have fun in a well-supervised environment. The Santiam ...

Healing, haircuts, style: Expressions crew offers array of services

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Healing, haircuts, style: Expressions crew offers array of services

[caption id="attachment_3363" align="alignleft" width="230"] The team at Expressions Salon and Gifts[/caption] By Mary Owen Expressions Salon and Gifts is growing by a barber, a second nail technician that also micro-blades eyebrows, and new space for more massage therapy options. “There was an addition ...

Many ways to serve: New team at Weddle’s brings experience, ideas

May 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Many ways to serve: New team at Weddle’s brings experience, ideas

[caption id="attachment_3367" align="alignright" width="300"] Natasha Tjaarda, Ryan Steele and their Boston Terriers Abigirl, Boston and Boogie. Submitted photo[/caption] By Mary Owen Some 50 veterans got a helping hand from a less usual source recently when Weddle Funeral Service hosted a Veterans Information ...

Handmade music: Santiam High students, adults learn specialized skill

April 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Handmade music: Santiam High students, adults learn specialized skill

By Mary Owen Santiam High School sophomore Shelby Bate has been fascinated with electric guitars for a long time. “I’ve always been into art and music,” said Bate, 16, one of four Santiam students who, thanks to a $1,200 grant from the ...

Saved!: Historic Railroad Bridge receives major Department of Transportation grant

April 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, News | Comments Off on Saved!: Historic Railroad Bridge receives major Department of Transportation grant

[caption id="attachment_3342" align="alignright" width="300"] Mill City’s Historic Railroad Bridge. Courtesy Lynda Harrington[/caption]   By Mary Owen Mill City’s Save Our Bridge Committee just received an astonishing $8.1 million windfall that left most members with their eyes and mouths wide open. “We are in a ...

Employment expo: Job Fair returns, WorkSource Oregon offers workshop

April 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Employment expo: Job Fair returns, WorkSource Oregon offers workshop

By Mary Owen Heads up, job seekers! The second annual Employment Expo and Job Fair is back with a few changes. Sponsored by the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, the event is slated for 1:30 to 3 p.m. for students only followed ...