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Letters to the Editor: Support for ‘supermom’ in school board election

We wholeheartedly endorse Melissa Seifer Briggs for Silver Falls School Board. Melissa is an experienced attorney, most recently with the Oregon Judicial Department, and a Silverton native. She and her husband, David Briggs, have five young children, ages 12 to 3. Melissa is devoted to all children, especially those who may be disadvantaged or at risk. The depth and breadth […]

Keeping up tradition: Ethan Hupp on firefighting

  By Kathy Cook Hunter Ethan Hupp, 18, wants to help people and thinks he has found the perfect way to do it. After volunteering as a cadet with Drake’s Crossing Fire Department since he was 13, he’s decided to make firefighting his career. “My dad (Jan Hupp) actually was a volunteer around there for eons,” said Hupp, remembering his […]