CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

By  Peggy Savage Sparks were flying last week at Cascade Senior High School during a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Junior Camp hosted by the school. Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students in the district were invited to enroll in the summer ...

Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

July 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, Nature, News, Other | Comments Off on Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

By Mary Owen Wave those sparklers and get ready to celebrate! Fourth of July events will be held up and down the Santiam Canyon, including Stayton, whose theme this year is “Still the Greatest Generation.” Kicking off the celebrations is the Stayton Eagles ...

Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

[caption id="attachment_3426" align="alignleft" width="150"] David Plotts[/caption] By James Day David Plotts, who has had a presence in the Santiam Canyon for 56 years, with 38 of those years spent educating and coaching students in the region, is retiring. Kind of. Plotts has surrendered the ...

Stampede time

July 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Stampede time

Presented by Freres Lumber Co., the Santiam Canyon Stampede provides thrills and spills with Professional Rodeo action on July 20-21 at the Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds. Activities on both Friday and Saturday nights kick off with the Stampede Pre Funk at ...

Growth spurt: Aumsville sees rapid construction, support for civic projects

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Growth spurt: Aumsville sees rapid construction, support for civic projects

By Peggy Savage A sense of small-town rural community may be one of the most desirable aspects of life in Aumsville that is drawing new residents to town. City Administrator Ron Harding said Aumsville has seen an influx of new families ...

Being prepared: New Santiam CERT organizes for area emergencies

May 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Being prepared: New Santiam CERT organizes for area emergencies

[caption id="attachment_3396" align="alignleft" width="300"] Marion County CERT deployed 12 members to Detroit to check on residents in their homes during the heavy snows of January 2017.[/caption] By Mary Owen Living three decades in Oregon alerted Jack Stillwell to the prospect of the ...

Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="alignright" width="300"] Santiam High School students engage with real world medical skills with a mannequin. Allison McKenzie[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam High School freshmen just wrapped up this year’s career pathway program designed to open their eyes and minds to ...

Class of 2018: Principals praise, celebrate graduates

May 2018 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Class of 2018: Principals praise, celebrate graduates

By Mary Owen Graduates are getting ready to walk into the future, after receiving diplomas at their commencement ceremonies. Stayton High School will have 161 graduates receiving diplomas on Friday, June 8, 7 p.m. at the Salem Armory. The Class of 2018 valedictorians ...

On with the show: Chorus hosts Broadway revue, fundraiser

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on On with the show: Chorus hosts Broadway revue, fundraiser

[caption id="attachment_3393" align="alignright" width="200"] broadway-©-Stuart-Monk-123rf.com-–-2375633_l.jpg[/caption] By Mary Owen Fans of Broadway musicals will thrill to the Santiam Canyon Community Chorus’s presentation of Opening Night on Broadway. The performance is part of the annual fundraiser to benefit the chorus, and is free to attend. ...

Turn, turn, turn: Regis receives arts grant to fund ceramics classes

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Turn, turn, turn: Regis receives arts grant to fund ceramics classes

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3394" align="alignright" width="300"] ceramic-wheel-©-Evgeniya-Orlova-123rf.com[/caption] A Google search for arts education grants has led to a windfall for Regis High School’s ceramics classes. “The grant is from an organization called Keeping the Arts,” said Eric Loftin, who teaches ceramics. “Keeping ...