by Vince Teresi Students at St. Mary’s Public Elementary, Mt. Angel Middle and Kennedy High schools will all have something similar to learn on the first day of school – the name of their principal. There are new principals at all three schools – Troy Stoops at Kennedy High, Kim Beddor at Mt. Angel Middle and Jennifer Christian at St. […]
The event started 25 years ago when the Scotts Mills Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary organized a parade.
“The event was such a success that a group of people decided to start the Scotts Mills SummerFest,” said TR Williams, the nonprofit group’s president.
When John Labovitz was asked to create the poster for the eighth annual Silverton Fine Arts Festival, the local photographer envisioned taking photographs of local artists working in their medium.
“We are known as an arts town and even though we have a great selection of local and regional artists, I thought about highlighting some of our local artists,” Labovitz said.
As the owner of Silverton Fitness, Mike Thompson is no stranger to fitness, although he took a circuitous route getting there.
A graduate of the University of Oregon with a history degree, Thompson wasn’t sure what he wanted to do for a career. After college, he spent two years working in the fitness industry.
The Marion County grand jury’s unanimous decision finding that Silverton Police Officer Tony Gonzalez’s use of deadly force against Andrew “AJ” Hanlon was consistent with the law plunged Silverton back into the spotlight.
July 24, just hours after the grand jury’s findings on the June 30 shooting were released, vans from Portland television news stations converged on City Hall, with Silverton Police Chief Rick Lewis giving an improvised press conference in front of the building.
Two sisters with ties to Mt. Angel have purchased Spoleto’s Pizza in Mt. Angel.
Karen Scott and Sarah Miller, whose maiden name was Doran, along with their husbands, took over ownership June 1 with the re-opening July 26.
“Owning a restaurant has always been one of my goals,” Scott said. “I guess now it’s one thing I can cross off my to-do list!”
Let’s say you have an appointment with Dr. Peters – will you be visiting Dr. Sarah Peters or Dr. Tim Peters? Or Dr. North – it is Dr. Senna North or Dr. Eric North?
The Peterses and the Norths are two of several “doctor couples,” medical teams working together in a single medical practice.
Six doctor couples shared what life is like for them. Some have young children, one couple’s children are nearly grown, and one couple plans to begin a family soon.
I don’t know about you, but chicken salad is one of my favorite summer foods. Try these chicken salads from my recipe box for a family meal, or several meals for a single person – or for a potluck.
For more flavor, I like to use a combination of dark and light chicken meat.
-Kathy Cook Hunter
A blog entry on the Northwest Republican blogspot has rekindled interest in whether Rep. Vic Gilliam (R-Silverton) fulfills residency requirements to represent the area in the Oregon State Legislature.
“I heard that Vic Gilliam actually lives in Seattle, but only owns a house in Silverton …,” the blogger, signed in as Steve, commented.
Who’s it going to be?
By the time the Democrats meet for their national convention in Denver at the end of this month, and the Republicans meet in Minneapolis during the first part of September; speculation over who Barack Obama and John McCain will choose as running mates will have reached a crescendo.
During Silverton Police Officer Tony Gonzalez’s July 22 arraignment on charges of sexually abusing a minor, Judge Joseph Ochoa announced the grand jury had added two additional counts, bringing the total to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and four counts of third-degree sexual abuse.
First-degree sexual abuse is a Measure 11 crime and carries a mandatory sentence, in this case 75 months for each count. Measure 11 was a 1994 ballot initiative that set minimum mandatory sentences for serious crimes.
A Marion County grand jury deliberated one day before clearing Silverton police officer Tony Gonzalez of any wrongdoing in the fatal June 30 shooting of Irish national Andrew James Hanlon, 20.
“They were in session until just past 5 sometime last night,” Deputy District Attorney Don Abar said July 25, the day after the Marion County District Attorney’s office released information to the press regarding the grand jury’s decision.
On separate occasions two families called 9-1-1, each fearing for their safety due to the violent behavior and threats of the same young man. To the first callers, he was a brother and a brother-in-law. To the second, he was a stranger.
The actions of Andrew James Hanlon, 20, instigated both calls.
On April 6, 2008, according to a police incident report and 9-1-1 tape, an emergency call was made by Nathan Heise, Hanlon’s brother-in-law.
Heise called 9-1-1 at 12:31 p.m. to report Hanlon was having a “mental breakdown.”
Silverton FFA brought back all blue banners as well as several high individual awards and trophies at the Marion County Fair, which took place at the State Fairgrounds July 9-13.
The landscape team – Megan Veach, Kaylee Spencer, Bethany Ross, Megan Schmaltz, Riane Towery and Colby Qualey – came up with a design relating to the theme this year, which was “Summer Days and Country Ways.” The landscape took first place.
Out-of-the-ordinary metal work is the frosting on the cake for buildings restored in downtown Silverton by Mo Salem and his crew.
Salem’s current project on the corner of Main and Water streets opposite the Wolf Building, are trimmed with metal fixtures that have a definite artistic touch.
The work is by Jesse Cox, a 28-year-old metal fabricator, who admits, “I don’t like building things you see every day.”
Recently my husband, Ray, and I took a long train ride through Canada. Starting at Vancouver, B.C., we traversed Canada’s Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, lush green-and-yellow agricultural quilts and urban cities.
We call it our “rock n’ roll ride” because sleeping on a VIA Rail Canada train leaves something to be desired when you’re used to quiet nights on a large, soft bed. We chose berth accommodations, less expensive than a compartment and kind of interesting, though nothing like the hilarious berth scenes in the movie, Some Like It Hot.
White flowers are always in style, go with everything in every season and are particularly pleasing and welcome during the dog days of summer.
Whether you plant a “moon garden” – a whole area solely comprised of white flowers and gray foliage – or simply have white things blooming here and there, you’ll appreciate the tranquil mood set by adding neutral tones to your yard.
Hang on to your baseball cap, here comes Homer Davenport – as in Homer Davenport Days – Silverton’s three-day celebration of the famous newspaper cartoonist and native son.
Lennez Hitzemann, president of the festival board, is busy during the final hours before the event, but able now to reveal who will be leader of the hometown parade on Saturday, Aug. 2. The grand marshal will be Marcella Gentzkow, who originally suggested the name for the nearly 30-year-old festival honoring Davenport. Gentzkow, formerly of Silverton, now lives in Mt. Angel.
Andrew “AJ” Hanlon’s family was left unsettled when the Marion County grand jury determined the use of lethal force by Police Officer Tony Gonzalez was justified.
“There are things about the justification of Officer Gonzalez’s shooting that simply do not add up to me,” Nathan Heise, Hanlon’s brother-in-law, said after the grand jury’s report was released. “I have even more questions than answers,” he said, listing thoughts including, “why was the taser not drawn instead of a weapon?”
Responding to the report of a burglary June 30, Silverton Police Office Tony Gonzalez, 35, shot and killed Andrew James Hanlon, 20. The incident occurred after 11 p.m. near the intersection of Oak and Mill streets. Hanlon, “AJ” to his friends, was an Irish citizen who had been visiting his sister and brother-in-law, Silverton residents Melanie and Nathan Heise. Nathan […]
By Linda Whitmore There’s a book of June Drake photographs published in the 1920s from which one can get an insight into how Silverton’s economy functioned in the past. There are pictures of several lumber mills, a flour mill, a bottling plant and thriving stores that sold everything residents of the town and the surrounding farms might need – food, […]
By Dixon Bledsoe The celebration of Homer Davenport, the local boy who made good as an internationally renowned political cartoonist, returns for its 28th year Aug.1- 3. But to ensure the festival runs smoothly, volunteers are needed. How to get involved To help out call 503-508-9591, visit www.davenportdays.com.or attend a board meeting held Tuesdays, 6 p.m. or 8:30 a.m., at […]
By Steve Ritchie What does it take to be an Olympian? For most athletes who reach that elite level, it takes years of dedication, the ability to maintain focus, tremendous determination and countless sacrifices. Not to mention natural ability and talent. There is something more, though. No athlete gets there by herself or himself. Each requires the support of family, […]