Two Mt. Angel councilors confirm they are seeking re-election

July 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Two Mt. Angel councilors confirm they are seeking re-election

Incumbents for two out of the three Mt. Angel City Council seats on the Nov. 8 ballot have confirmed their intent to run for re-election. Councilor Tony Astorga confirmed to Our Town he will be running, while Councilor Matthew Donohue has ...

Silverton residents will vote on renewing pool levy

July 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Silverton residents will vote on renewing pool levy

By James Day Silverton voters will once again be asked to decide on a local option tax levy to support the Silverton Community Swimming Pool. Voters first approved a ten-year obligation bond for major pool renovations and improvements in 2002. Since then ...

Seats open for soil & water district board

July 2022 Posted in Business, Community, News | Comments Off on Seats open for soil & water district board

By James Day Six seats on the seven-person Marion Soil & Water Conservation District board will be up for grabs in the Nov. 8 election. The board consists of five directors who are elected by zone, with two at-large seats filling out ...

Scotts Mills council incumbents hoping to continue to serve

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All current Scotts Mills City Council members are hoping to return for new terms next year, though Mayor Paul Brakeman has yet to publicly declare his candidacy. Councilors Robin Fournier, Casey Dean and Monika Martin confirmed to Our Town they plan ...

Good paws – Mercy Mobile Kitchen open for business at Benedictine Brewery

July 2022 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Pets | Comments Off on Good paws – Mercy Mobile Kitchen open for business at Benedictine Brewery

By Melissa Wagoner Something new is brewing at the Benedictine Brewery in Mount Angel – it’s Italian food, courtesy of Chef Ty Burgé, owner of the Mercy Mobile Kitchen food cart. [caption id="attachment_11709" align="alignright" width="485"] Mercy Mobile Kitchen, located at the Benedictine ...

Mainstay – Building community for adults with intellectual disabilities, supporters

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By Melissa Wagoner On the day Kriston Norris and Rebecca Ortega met at Silverton Indoor Park in 2003 they never could have imagined what their friendship – or the friendships of their four-year-old sons, Noah and Carson – would come to ...

Out of the inkwell – Gus Frederick releases third Davenport book in time for festival

July 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays, People | Comments Off on Out of the inkwell – Gus Frederick releases third Davenport book in time for festival

By Melissa Wagoner Gus Frederick has always been interested in the art of cartooning. But in 1972, he’d never heard of the famous political cartoonist Homer Davenport, let alone seen any of his art. It wasn’t until a shift at the ...

Peace Dove seeks Homer parade walkers

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Since it’s first Homer Davenport Community Festival Parade, Silverton People For Peace (SPFP) has worked to make its entry inclusive to all sharing a message of peace. For almost 20 years, military veterans for peace, a national reconciliation chapter, belly ...

Founders to Future – Celebrating Scotts Mills’ past, present, future

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By Melissa Wagoner The Scotts Mills Area Historical Society and the Scotts Mills Grange are joining forces this summer in the creation of a new event celebrating the past, present and future of their organizations and of the Scotts Mills Community ...

Datebook: August 2022

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Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship,  822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St.. Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, ...

Caring about kids – Silver Falls Young Life celebrates 25 years

July 2022 Posted in Community, For Kids | Comments Off on Caring about kids – Silver Falls Young Life celebrates 25 years

By Brenna Wiegand Area Director Jenifer Ridgeway is happy to report that the Silver Falls Young Life program is still going strong after 25 years and has continued to grow despite the setbacks of COVID. Silver Falls Young Life is open to ...

Adults of summer – Silverton baseball just keeps on rolling

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By James Day “What a great day to be out playing baseball,” said Lou Tiller as he surveyed a clover-infested infield at a junior varsity field at Silverton High on a 70-degree July evening. The air was still, with the only ...

Groundbreaking: Silverton medical center starts $35 million expansion

July 2022 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Groundbreaking: Silverton medical center starts $35 million expansion

By Brenna Wiegand When Silverton Hospital affiliated with Legacy Health six years ago, the health care company committed to making significant improvements toward optimizing the medical center’s ability to provide top-notch health care for Silverton and surrounds. [caption id="attachment_11656" align="aligncenter" width="481"] Legacy ...

Legacy of service – Friends, associates remember Don Fleck

July 2022 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Legacy of service – Friends, associates remember Don Fleck

By Stephen Floyd Mt. Angel Mayor Don Fleck is being remembered as an exemplary civil servant and a force within his community after his sudden passing June 26. Fleck, 68, died of natural causes at his home.He was laid to rest July ...

Scotts Mills, Mt. Angel to elect mayor, three councilors Nov. 8

July 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Scotts Mills, Mt. Angel to elect mayor, three councilors Nov. 8

The Scotts Mills office of mayor and three city council seats are on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Mayor is currently Paul Brakeman, who has served three, two-year terms. The council seats are currently held by Monika Martin, Casey ...

Race takes shape – Silverton leadership set for changes

July 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Race takes shape – Silverton leadership set for changes

By James Day Silverton government will present a slightly different face in 2023. Mayor Kyle Palmer, a Silverton political fixture since 2004, is not running for re-election. Veteran councilor Jason Freilinger and local businessman Morry Jones have filed for the race to ...

Daniel appointed official city manager for Mt. Angel

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Mt. Angel Police Chief Mark Daniel has accepted the position of city manger after filling the role on an interim basis since last year. The City Council appointed Daniel June 6 and he will now act as both city manager and ...

Oregon Garden, Sustainable Silverton present water conservation event

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By Melissa Wagoner Whether your goal is to save the planet, save a little money, or perhaps a bit of both, conserving water can be a good place to start. “There are times when your pocket book is the only thing that ...

July 4th parade salutes farms

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on July 4th parade salutes farms

Mt. Angel is set for an Independence Day of fun, farming and fireworks. The annual July 4 parade, sponsored by the Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce, has a theme of “Heart of Farm Country” as the community honors the bountiful nearby ...

Indoor Park is seeking space              

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By Melissa Wagoner Oregon winters can be long, rainy and isolating for the parents of young children who aren’t yet in school. But for the last 18 years those months were made just a little bit easier thanks to Silverton Indoor ...

Four key posts on Silverton ballot in November

June 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Four key posts on Silverton ballot in November

Candidate packets are now available for municipal positions in Silverton that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Voters will cast ballots for mayor, with Kyle Palmer already having announced he will not seek a new two-year term, and three councilor ...

Give Away Saturday July 18

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Give Away Saturday July 18

By Melissa Wagoner  Silverton residents and beyond are invited to participate in the second annual Give Away Saturday taking place July 18, 9 a.m. to noon.  Similar to a community-wide garage sale, the Give Away urges participants to purge those items that ...

Downtown dilemma: Silverton council discusses parking solutions

June 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Downtown dilemma: Silverton council discusses parking solutions

By James Day The Silverton City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, area business leaders and city staffers all agree that downtown faces parking challenges. June 20 folks got together via Zoom and began talking about solutions. ”This is a really hot issue right ...

Datebook: July 2022

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Datebook: July 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship,  822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Silver Falls Public Library,  410 S Water St., Silverton Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - ...

Rare breed – Mt. Angel Fire District says ‘thank you’ – not ‘goodbye’ – to Don Seiler

June 2022 Posted in Community, News, People | Comments Off on Rare breed – Mt. Angel Fire District says ‘thank you’ – not ‘goodbye’ – to Don Seiler

By Stephen Floyd Longtime Mt. Angel Fire District volunteer Don Seiler has earned a chance to sit out this coming fire season. The 36-year veteran and former assistant fire chief still supports fellow firefighters as an honorary member, but has officially retired ...