New boss – Foxes football reels in 6A coach Dan Lever

March 2022 Posted in People, School, sports | Comments Off on New boss – Foxes football reels in 6A coach Dan Lever

By James Day The Silverton High football program lost just once last season in a magnificent 12-1 year that saw the Foxes claim their first state title since 1991. Now, the school has hired the coach who dealt them that lone ...

Rustlers of Red Rock – Brush Creek Playhouse reopens after two years

March 2022 Posted in Arts & Music, Community, People | Comments Off on Rustlers of Red Rock – Brush Creek Playhouse reopens after two years

By Melissa Wagoner It’s been two years since the last performance of Brush Creek Playhouse, The True Tale of the Sleeping Beauty, was shut down mid-season due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since then, the iconic red building – built ...

Bilingüe / bilingual – Spanish-English preschool opening in Silverton

March 2022 Posted in Business, Community, People, School | Comments Off on Bilingüe / bilingual – Spanish-English preschool opening in Silverton

By Melissa Wagoner When Lara Ghio Gaitan and her husband, Matt, traveled with their two children to Panama in 2017, it was their goal to immerse their children in a different culture and to encourage them to become more fluent in ...

Bonding over food – Guerra’s offers Italian dining in Silverton

March 2022 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Bonding over food – Guerra’s offers Italian dining in Silverton

By Melissa Wagoner Greg and Fran Guerra’s dream has long been to open an Italian restaurant. Which is why, in the winter of 2019, they purchased a building in the heart of downtown Silverton to make that dream a reality.  “Things were ...

From PCT to LMT – Adventure on Pacific Crest Trail leads to new business in Silverton

March 2022 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on From PCT to LMT – Adventure on Pacific Crest Trail leads to new business in Silverton

By Melissa Wagoner When 21-year-old Anna Koch set off to finish hiking the second half of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020 – a journey that began the year before when she hiked 1,800 miles of the 2,650-mile trail stretching between ...

COVID burnout – Survey shows depth of frustrations from teachers

February 2022 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on COVID burnout – Survey shows depth of frustrations from teachers

By Stephen Floyd Roughly half of teachers within the Silver Falls School District have either considered leaving during the current school year, or are open to the idea, according to a recent survey by the teacher’s union. Members of the Silver Falls ...

Daniel to remain interim manager

February 2022 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Daniel to remain interim manager

Mount Angel Interim City Manager Mark Daniel has agreed to remain in his position indefinitely as the city continues searching for a qualified applicant. During the Mount Angel City Council meeting Feb. 7, Councilor Pete Wall said the search for a ...

Promotion – Shotts interim Robert Frost principal

February 2022 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Promotion – Shotts interim Robert Frost principal

By Stephen Floyd Robert Frost School has a new principal as of Feb. 7 following a pattern of high administrator turnover within the district. Holly Shotts, who formerly taught a 4th/5th grade blended class at the school, will serve as interim principal ...

Back home – Unearthed photograph returns to Portland, thanks to volunteers

February 2022 Posted in History & Culture, People | Comments Off on Back home – Unearthed photograph returns to Portland, thanks to volunteers

By Fred A. Parkinson Sometimes, things just work out. Through a serendipitous chain of events, a long-forgotten artifact has found its way back to its original neighborhood.  As a member of the Silverton Country Historical Society with an avid interest Silverton’s architectural ...

A special team: Silverton Unified squad earns ESPN Champion School honors

February 2022 Posted in People, sports | Comments Off on A special team: Silverton Unified squad earns ESPN Champion School honors

By James Day The Unified special needs teams from Amity and Silverton entertained an enthusiastic crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Silverton, with Amity taking a 43-37 win that didn’t seem to matter amid the oohs and aahs that greeted each ...