Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

April 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Food And Drink, News | Comments Off on Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

By Mary Owen River Fusion 22 was chosen as the Oregon Festival of the Year for festivals by the Oregon Festivals & Events Association. “We’re thrilled!” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROW-EDC. Two  Ovation awards are given to festivals, one for ...

Pathway to healthy: TOPS program guides woman’s weight loss

April 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Pathway to healthy: TOPS program guides woman’s weight loss

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3340" align="alignright" width="300"] Alice Before[/caption] Sublimity resident Alice Halse is living proof of “beauty before age.” “I feel like I’m very healthy,” she said. “I have people tell me all the time I don’t look that old. I feel ...

Meeting Mr. Phelps: ‘Wish’ trip inspires young swimmer to new goals

April 2018 Posted in Community, Sports & Recreation, Your Health | Comments Off on Meeting Mr. Phelps: ‘Wish’ trip inspires young swimmer to new goals

[caption id="attachment_3343" align="alignleft" width="300"] Make-A-Wish recipient Liam Edwards (right) with his older brother Garrett (left) swam with Olympian Michael Phelps in Chicago (center). © Mike Seberger[/caption] By Mary Owen Mary Lou Hazelwood calls her 13-year-old grandson a “marvel.” “Liam has a bleeding disorder ...

Future first citizens: Heuberger, Phelps honored by Stayton Rotary

February 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Future first citizens: Heuberger, Phelps honored by Stayton Rotary

By Mary Owen Stayton Rotary Club honored Wyatt Heuberger of Regis High School, and Bradley Phelps of Stayton High School, as the area’s 2017 Future First Citizens. “Stayton Area Rotary is excited and proud for this opportunity to honor Wyatt and ...

A long road: Senior Center took many people many years to create

February 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on A long road: Senior Center took many people many years to create

By Ruth McWayne Santiam Senior Center’s beginnings date back to Jan. 24, 2006, when a small cadre of community members met at the Stayton Fire Department to brainstorm ideas for a senior center in our area. They worked tirelessly week after week. They ...

Parade plea: Volunteers needed

February 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Parade plea: Volunteers needed

By Mary Owen The Fourth of July Committee is looking for volunteers. “We really need about eight to 10 volunteers to help with the organizing and execution of the parade, and possibly some help at the high school activities,” said Mike Miller, ...

Cascade 4th at State: Teammates Sanchez, Christman battle in final

February 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Cascade 4th at State: Teammates Sanchez, Christman battle in final

The Cascade High wrestling team took fourth in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament, which ran Feb. 16-17 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. The Cougars produced an all-Cascade 220-pound final as top-seeded Louie Sanchez wound up facing unseeded junior ...

Trivial pursuits: Useless knowledge comes in handy sometimes

February 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Trivial pursuits: Useless knowledge comes in handy sometimes

“I know that!” “Oh, wait. I thought I knew that.” “Come to think of it, maybe I didn’t know that at all.” “I must’ve been mistaken.” That cycle of thought goes through my head often these days, but never more than when I’m engaged ...

Detroit dilemma: Preserving fish could mean a dry lake for a year or more

February 2018 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Detroit dilemma: Preserving fish could mean a dry lake for a year or more

By James Day The Santiam Canyon and the Detroit Lake area are used to economic downturns. Timber industry job losses. Droughts. Wildfires. The cycles can be dizzying. Now, the region is facing another economic challenge, this one required by the federal government. A ...

Service integration: Community collaboration outreach expands

February 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Service integration: Community collaboration outreach expands

By Mary Owen Help for those in the Santiam Canyon is growing through a unique outreach: Service Integration Teams. “One of the biggest challenges for our smaller communities is being able to find a simple way to respond to needs of individuals, ...