Washerwoman – New business revives vintage service

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Washerwoman – New business revives vintage service

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10280" align="alignright" width="300"] Ava and Kate Bush[/caption] When Kate Bush told her daughter, Ava, that she wanted to start a new business – a laundry service that would provide clean clothes, folded and ironed and delivered to her ...

Ruefs celebrate 65 years of marriage

July 2021 Posted in People | Comments Off on Ruefs celebrate 65 years of marriage

Max and Marlene (Kahut) Ruef recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family. They were married July 14, 1956 at St. Luke Catholic Church In Woodburn, Oregon.  The two first crossed paths at the corner near the drug store in ...

Homer Days returns: Silverton festival charges ahead – like a couch

July 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Outdoor Life, People | Comments Off on Homer Days returns: Silverton festival charges ahead – like a couch

By Melissa Wagoner Affectionately known as “Homer Days,” the Homer Davenport Community Festival – held the first Friday through Sunday in August (the sixth through eighth this year) – is absolutely unique. An offshoot of the Silverton Arts Association’s, Family Festival of ...

Silverton Flywheels: Auto club fundraises for scholarship

July 2021 Posted in Community, Other, People | Comments Off on Silverton Flywheels: Auto club fundraises for scholarship

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10259" align="alignright" width="288"] Silverton Flywheels 2018[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10258" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton Flywheels 1962[/caption] From the outside the Silverton Flywheels might appear to be just your average car club, with muscle cars and hot rods shined up and displayed in ...

Track standout: Emma Bayer leads Kennedy at state meet

July 2021 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Track standout: Emma Bayer leads Kennedy at state meet

Emma Beyer of Kennedy put on a terrific show May 22 at the Class 2A state track and field championships at Union High School. Beyer, a senior, won the triple jump with a personal best 33-3, took third in the ...

Historic preservation: Grant to aid repair of former blacksmith shop

July 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, News, People | Comments Off on Historic preservation: Grant to aid repair of former blacksmith shop

By James Day [caption id="attachment_10246" align="alignright" width="300"] The 1905 blacksmith shop in Mt. Angel[/caption] Efforts to repair and restore the historic blacksmith shop in Mount Angel have received a shot in the arm. Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation ...

‘Return to Beauty’ showcases new jewelry and paintings

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Lunaria Gallery presents a new show, “Return to Beauty, Jewels and Blooms,” by two Lunaria artists, jeweler Chelsea Goin and painter Diane Trevett.  Goin is showing her jewelry in fun summer colors. Diane Trevett is showing oil paintings of flower portraits. ...

John Rossi awarded Gold Sparky Award from Fire Marshal

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[caption id="attachment_10238" align="alignright" width="300"] John Rossi (left) accepting the Gold Sparky Award from Oregon State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple, accompanied by Mt. Angel Fire Chief, Jim Trierweiler[/caption] The Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal has announced the 2021 Gold Sparky ...

Cotton’s rescue: Silverton neighborhood livened up with animal antics

July 2021 Posted in Community, People, Pets | Comments Off on Cotton’s rescue: Silverton neighborhood livened up with animal antics

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10235" align="alignright" width="225"] Nicole Serrano with Cotton[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10234" align="alignright" width="225"] A hungry Cotton gets a much needed meal and a drink after his rescue from Elsie Brown's horse barn.[/caption] When 22-year-old Nicole Serrano moved to Silverton with her ...

Inked adventures: Graphic novelist Jonathan Case explores issues

July 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on Inked adventures: Graphic novelist Jonathan Case explores issues

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10231" align="alignright" width="277"] Jonathan Case[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10230" align="alignright" width="198"] Jonathan Case is the author and artist behind books including The New Deal from Dark Horse Comics[/caption] The comic books Jonathan Case creates are not run-of-the-mill comics.  “It’s less about what ...

City of Silverton: Silverton constable added to fallen officers memorial

July 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Silverton constable added to fallen officers memorial

Roger Greenfield, who grew up in Silverton, is a retired Salem Police Officer and grandson of Constable Hansford Greenfield. On Oct. 28, 2019, Roger contacted Silverton Police regarding his grandfather’s line of duty death he found while researching his family ...

City of Silverton: Tips for fire and water safety this summer

July 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life, People | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Tips for fire and water safety this summer

By Ed Grambusch  Assistant Chief – Silverton Fire District As wildland fire season begins, there are many things that home owners can do to keep their home and property safe from fire: Tips for Keeping Fire Out of Your Home REMOVE leaves, ...

City of Silverton: Mayors Corner

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Mayors Corner

By Kyle Palmer It’s hard to believe, but as I write this, our state and our community are, for the most part, exiting the COVID-19 restrictions that we’ve all been under since March of last year. It remains to be seen if this ...

Downtown fresh: New ‘Kitchen’ offers quick lunch options

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Downtown fresh: New ‘Kitchen’ offers quick lunch options

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10209" align="alignright" width="225"] Employee, Milui Smith, and owner, Holly Bell at Curbside Kitchen[/caption] When asked to describe the kind of cuisine offered by the newly opened The Curbside Kitchen – a restaurant offering “quick bites to go,” in ...

Future First Citizen: Petrik honored at live community awards

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By Brenna Wiegand Whether playing jazz, concert music or marching in the band; on the soccer field or running cross country, Charlie Petrik always gravitates toward positions of leadership. For this and other reasons, Petrik was recently named this year’s Silverton Future ...

Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

July 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

The Silverton High swim team turned in a series of sterling performances June 26 at an end-of-the-season meet at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. Five teams participated, West Salem, Crescent Valley, Corvallis, Central and the Foxes. Silverton ran away with the ...

People Out Loud: Living obviously – Taking a stand when wrongs need to be addressed

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Imagine this. 97 degrees in Silverton, scorching, more humidity than you are accustomed to. You are playing with your little guy, age 13 months. Cute as a bug. Suddenly, it dawns on you that there is a cool reservoir barely ...

Houses to build: Habitat for Humanity sets goal of 18 houses in three years

June 2021 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Houses to build: Habitat for Humanity sets goal of 18 houses in three years

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10186" align="alignright" width="200"] The crew worked on the house wrap, windows and doors at the Silverton construction site on April, 7, 2021.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10185" align="alignright" width="300"] Trusses are delivered to the Silverton construction site on March 16, 2021.[/caption] In ...

Infinite realms: Silver Falls Library reopens with exciting summer planned

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By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10181" align="alignright" width="300"] Christy Davis and Cate Tennyson preparing for the Used Book Sale[/caption] The smiles are as numerous as the books on the shelves at the Silver Falls Library – which opened its doors to the public ...

Grand Skape: Family opens series of businesses in Mount Angel

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By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10170" align="alignright" width="326"] Tammy Plummer, Mary Jane Field, Deanna Bany and Karra Plummer at Chic Skape in Mt. Angel[/caption] Skape is the Norwegian word for create but it’s also the word that describes Tammy Plummer, whose world revolves ...

Bird box: Retirement brought out the artist in Susan Murray

June 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on Bird box: Retirement brought out the artist in Susan Murray

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10151" align="alignright" width="300"] Artist, Susan Murray, with her bird boxes and garden art at Finds that Shine in Silverton[/caption]     Susan Murray hasn’t always been an artist. In fact, she spent the majority of her life working in higher ...

Letters to the Editor: Now – A call for the community to use allyship to address race-based hate

June 2021 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: Now – A call for the community to use allyship to address race-based hate

By Kyle Palmer Mayor of Silverton Earlier this week, one of our citizens took her young child to the reservoir for a little bit of fun in the great weather. Not long after arriving, several teenagers taunted them using the N-word and ...

Letters to the Editor: Library staff appreciated

June 2021 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: Library staff appreciated

Library staff appreciated My family and I would like to thank Jackie and her staff at the Mt. Angel Public Library for their continued assistance during the lockdown. Their pleasant attitude toward and thoughtful consideration of the patrons was appreciated. Thanks! Liz Orr Scotts ...

June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

The Silverton High basketball teams finished their 2020-21 seasons on June 23, ten days after the seniors graduated and 15 months after a global pandemic left them waiting at the altar at a state tournament which held such promise. There. That’s ...

A Grin at the End: Perspective – Beating the cynicism disease

June 2021 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, People | Comments Off on A Grin at the End: Perspective – Beating the cynicism disease

We’re all going to be OK. That is the inescapable conclusion I have reached. I was at a minor league baseball game a few weeks ago, scanning the crowd between pitches. There were families enjoying the evening as the boys of ...