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The Canyon Weekly January 18, 2011

Volume 3, Issue 3

News and Life - For Our Side of the Mountain!

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Canyon Invaded by Round Faced Snow Creatures!

Contaminated soil found at Mill City City Hall build site

With over an inch of snow in Lyons - several feet falling on the Santiam Pass last weekend - local residents took the time to decorate their front yards, back yards and neighbor’s yards with an army of snow men and snow women. Here’s just a few of the new - albeit temporary - residents of the Santiam Canyon! Turn to the back page for more....

Ancient oil dump could cost the city more than $60,000 to remove Contaminated soil was found at the site of the new city hall in Mill City during the initial excavation process. The substance is known as Bunker C oil, and was dumped there in the 1920’s and 30’s during the time when the Hammond Lumber Company covered most of the town, and well before environmental protection laws were widely adopted. The digging was halted immediately upon finding the sludgy substance, and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was informed by the build team. An estimated 160 tons of soil was extracted from the site, and waits, covered in tarps, to be transported to the Hillsboro area for disposal. This Bunker C oil, usually used as a fuel, is considered a relatively low grade contaminant by the DEQ. It’s removal however, is quite costly and could cost the city $75-90 per ton to be trucked away. According to Stacie Cook, the City Recorder for Mill City, they are seeking grants to cover the costs via the Brownsfield division of Business Oregon. If obtained, this grant will also ensure coverage of any further testing at the site during the entire build process.


Mari-Linn Hornet Hive after-school program to start

The Canyon Weekly PO Box 721 Lyons, OR 97358 503-990-3037 Staff Karen Widmer Owner Editor Publisher Billing Advertising Sales Mill City & Gates Beat Reporter 503-990-3037 Michelle Gates Assistant Editor Layout and Design Circulation Advertising Design Paper Subscriptions Lyons & Detroit Beat Reporter 503-510-4396 Tim Widmer Printing & Circulation Web Content/Online Web Guru Online Subscriptions Advertising Design Billing Annie the Dog The Canyon Weekly Mascot Official Greeter Contributing Writers Bill Sanderson Marty Magee Contributing Photographers Rust Bucket Photography Shanna Hall Photography Charla Raven Jessica Wills 2

Mari-Linn School will start a new after school program beginning January 30 for students in grades 1-8. The district grant-funded activities will be held Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:15pm. MariLinn is the first school in the district to implement the program. This program will have two main components: academic and recreational. Students will have an opportunity to strengthen their reading and math skills with a variety of activities, as well as be able to access such programs as Study Island, Kahn Academy, homework support and other educational games. During the recreational period, the YMCA will be organizing games, arts and crafts and other non-academic activities. Snacks are provided by food service at no charge to the student. Parents wanting to enroll students in the program will need to complete a registration form. Enrollment is based on first come, first serve. There will be 40 slots available at this time. In order to keep the program sustainable, parents will be charged a monthly fee. The fee is based on the family’s free and reduced lunch application. Students on free lunch will be charged $20/month; reduced lunch $35/month and $40/ month for those not on free or reduced. Transportation will NOT be provided. If you would like your student to participate, please contact your student’s teacher or Jeri Loftus at Mari-Linn. 503-859-2154.

Canyon Gleaners receives $15,000 grant

The Mill City Canyon Gleaners received a $15,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust. These funds will be used to purchase a freezer replace the food for our seniors, disabled and low income families. “It’s nice to have partners like them, to help with our mission in our community.” The 501©3 non-profit corporation focuses on feeding low-income, disabled and senior families in the Santiam Canyon. Current members reside from

Idanha to Salem. Families must meet the income criteria set by at Oregon Food Share. Families with at least one able bodied member over 18 living in the home are required to volunteer 10 hours per month. The Canyon Gleaners is volunteer run and operates on earned income and grants (which we pay the utilities, gas, oil, phone, insurance, food and water bills) as well as by “gleaning” from local farmer’s fields and orchards. The food that we distribute is purchased from surplus stores and LinnBenton Food Share. All donations are tax deductible. The thrift store is open Wednesday - Saturday.

Mari-Linn School talent show returns

It is time once again to dust off the tap shoes and sharpen your voice. Applications will be available to enter this year’s talent show on January 24. Students wishing to participate must complete and return their application by February 3. Try outs will be held February 9-10. The talent show will be held on February 16th. We will hold two performances, one during the school day and another in the evening. Info: Shannon Stinnett at 503-859-2119 or

Writing Festival returns to Mill City Middle School Public invited to hear presentation by author Tom Birdseye Mill City Middle School will host Tom Birdseye as their guest author for the 25th Annual Writing Festival on January 26. Tom Birdseye resides in Corvallis and has written such delightful children’s books as Storm Mountain, Tarantula Shoes and Attack of the Mutant Underwear. He will be presenting at the Santiam Auditorium at 1pm, Thursday, January 26th and the public is welcome. After hearing Tom, students will return to the middle school to share stories they have written with each other and enjoy special treats.

Can Drive for 6th grade Outdoor School

Mari-Linn School needs your cans and bottles to help fund their annual 6th Grade Outdoor School. This year, approx. 30 students will be going to an OMSI organized program at Camp Attitude in Sweet Home. The group needs to raise $9000 for the trip. Please drop your clean cans and bottles at Mari-Linn School during school hours. To schedule a pick-up, call Veronica at 541-619-7416 or email Special thanks to Mrs. Bettman for leading the group.

Santiam Hearts to Arts to celebrate Black History Month

Santiam Hearts to Arts is excited to celebrate Black History Month on February 25 at 4pm. at the Santiam High School Auditorium in Mill City. You’ll enjoy the stories and songs of black heritage as we commemorate the trials and achievements of our AfricanAmerican neighbors. Santiam Canyon Community Chorus will entertain with historic spirituals. Come and enjoy the family fun. Learn more at www. If you have a story to share, contact Renate Medley at 503897-2949 to participate in this excellent event.

GROW North Santiam to continue free business classes

In addition to FREE one-on-one business consulting, GROW EDC is offering a fresh round of FREE classes to entrepreneurs in February and March. Setting your goals for 2012, honing your marketing skills & strategy, learning the foundations of business success, managing your time & money, plus other new topics are all on the schedule. Call Allison at 503.871.5188 for more information & to sign up! The Canyon Weekly would like to wish Mrs. Allison McKenzie a Happy Birthday!

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Chamber Greeters Business Networking Tuesday, February 7 8:30am - 10am Bring your business cards and learn how connecting with your local business community can bring you even more success. FREE, everyone welcome at Greeters Networking! Hosted by: Brynie Robinson, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments of Silverton. Location: Trexler Farm Cafe (20146 Ferry Rd, Mehama). Business After Hours Casual Networking Wednesday, February 22 5:30pm - 6:30pm Limited session; FREE. Bring your business cards for a mix-n-mingle style refreshment hour. Located at Mill City Middle School Library. Refreshements provided by Rosie’s Coffee House. State of the County w/ Marion Co. Commissoners Wednesday, February 22 6:30pm - 8:30pm Business and financial talk from Marion County officials, followed by Q & A session. Located at Mill City Middle School Library. Bring your questions!

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Coaching positions open at Mill City schools

Mill City Middle School is looking for a Girl’s Softball Coach for the 2012 spring season. To qualify: applicants must be van trained and approved, prior coaching experience is desirable, and candidates must have and maintain a good relationship with students/staff. Santiam High School is looking for a Head Track Coach for the 2012 spring season. Applicants must work well with athletes and have good communication skills; also must have a valid NFHS/ ASEP, steroid and concussion certification and First Aid/CPR/AED card. Questions: David Plotts 503-897-2311 Santiam High School is also hiring a High School Head Football Coach for the 2012 football season. Qualifications as above. For more information about any of these positions, contact the Santiam Canyon School District Office at 503897-2321.

Community radio comes back to the Santiam Canyon

A non profit 501-C3 radio station now has a transmitter on Wipper Hill in Turner and the signal can clearly be heard up and down the canyon. It’s a community radio station, broadcasting all kinds of programs from reggae to blues, bluegrass to rock, depending on which volunteer DJ is on the air. FM 88.5 KMUZ Community Radio has been in the works for over 3 years and finally hit the air on December 17, 2011. It’s studios are located at Mission Mill in Salem and it’s the only commu-

nity radio station in the mid-Willamette Valley. For more information on becoming a DJ, contributing to KMUZ or requests, call 503-990-6101. They also have live streaming right from your computer. Plug into

“Tradio” on-air trading show returns to Friday morning

It’s a buy, sell, trade, barter or giveaway program and it’s free, as a public service of FM 88.5 KMUZ Community Radio. All you have to do is call 503990-6101 on Friday mornings from 8-8:30am and they’ll put you on the air so you can tell them what it is you have or want. If you’re a non profit organization and you’re having an event, you can call that in too. Free is a very good price, especially in this economy. Tradio is hosted by local DJ Ken Cartwright, who broadcasts his show every Wed-Fri morning on KMUZ from 7-10am and is aptly known as Ken ’till Ten. Also online at

DLRABA works on federal bike way project thru Detroit

The Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association (Dlraba) will be holding a special meeting to talk about plans for a designated bike route along Hwy 46 from Estacada, OR to the City of Detroit. The Federal Bike Way Project is near completion; the DLRABA meeting will be held Saturday, January 21, 9am at the Korner Post Restaurant in Detroit to finalize plans. DLRABA’s regular business session will follow at 10am to discuss 2012

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FLRCDL to discuss area recreation & conservation efforts Topics include Piety Island Channel, invasive species and Big Cliff control gates Federal Lakes Recreation Committee for Detroit Lake (FLRCDL) Winter meeting is this Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at the Gates Fire Hall, 140 E Sorbin St. The Army National Guard will be present to talk about the Piety Channel Enhancement project that they just finished worked on this fall. Corps of Engineers will give a brief about the work on Big Cliffs control gates, and other operations going on at the Detroit Dam. Oregon Marine Board will present the latest info on the Harmful Spicies and Noxious Aquatic Weeds program that Oregon has put into place to help keep those nasty things out of Detroit Lake.

4th of July Committee seeks nominations for 2012 Grand Marshall

The Mill City 4th of July committee has begun planning for the 2012 celebration and is asking the Canyon community to nominate individuals for Grand Marshall for this July’s celebration. If you know of someone whom you feel is deserving of the honor of

serving as Grand Marshall, please submit the name(s) with a short description of why the person(s) should be so honored by April 2, 2012. Information may be submitted to the City of Mill City, attention: 4th of July Committee, PO Box 256 Mill City, OR 97360 or drop off at city hall located at 228 SW Broadway. Fourth of July Committee meetings are held at Mill City City Hall the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Community members interested in the celebration or volunteers wanting to contribute to the planning process are all welcome to attend.

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Mill City Fire Dept seeks office admin

The Mill City Rural Fire Protection District is seeking a part-time Office Administrator. Application and information may be picked up at the Mill City Fire Department, 400 1st Ave S, Mill City, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Phone number is 503-897-2390.

Life in the Canyon: Year 1876

In 1876, the year Mehama was platted and recorded in Marion County, Lewis Stout, a Mehama area resident, owned 1300 acres and raised Angora goats, one of which cost $500. The goat ranch required 12 miles of fence. The town of Mehama was named for the wife of the hotel owner and ferry operator, James X. Smith. Earlier, Lewis Stout had operated the ferry across the North Santiam. Quoted from 100 Years in the North Santiam Canyon, a North Santiam Historical Society publication. Used with permission.

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Almost 70 percent of Oregon tobacco users want to quit, and those who use the free Oregon Tobacco Quit Line have a better chance of breaking their addiction for good. New online coaching services, in addition to phone coaching, make the Quit Line more convenient and accessible than ever. 41639 Stayton-Scio Rd - 1/2 mile south of Stayton “We know that getting help really works when people are trying to quit tobacco,� said Katrina Hedberg, M.D., M.P.H., state epidemiologist, Oregon Health Authority’s Oregon Public Health. “The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line has helped people quit over the phone for years. The greatly enhanced online services provide personal support and are a convenient option for people who need easy, anytime access or who may not want to talk on the phone.� Online, people trying to quit can receive live coaching from trained experts with a track record of helping people quit; ask questions or share advice in user forums; and set a goal and track progress on a personal quit plan. Services are free and available 24 hours a day, and there is no limit on use. Online users, as well as phone participants, mani . pedi . waxing . color . cuts . perms . tanning may be eligible for free nicotine gum or patches that can be sent directly to their 517 Main St Lyons 503.859.3472 homes. Give the Gift of Food! Bare root roses Create your own and trees basket of fresh fruits time to plant! & veggies plus jams Fresh eggs & cheese syrups, dried fruits, nuts 9-5 Openand Mon-Sat

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Online counseling can be accessed in two ways: sign up for online counseling by going to or sign up by calling 1.800.QUIT. NOW and selecting the “chat online with a counselor� option. For the past 10 years, the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line has been an important and effective resource for anyone wanting to break addiction to tobacco or help someone who is ready to quit. The Quit Line is paid for from taxes collected on tobacco products to promote education and prevention of tobacco use and to promote tobacco cessation programs. While the percentage of adults who smoke has decreased by 26 percent since the Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program began – from 23.7 percent in 1996 to 17.5 percent in 2009 – tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death. Reducing tobacco use in Oregon can help decrease the number of cancer cases, heart disease, and other health problems, which can in turn save lives and reduce health care costs. Online counseling services are currently available in English only; online counseling in Spanish will be available next year. Phone services are available in Spanish at 1-877-2NOFUME.

Serious accusations in our smallest town

Idanha resident notices neighbor possibly draining an old septic tank into the upper North Santiam river What would you do if you thought you saw you neighbor doing something considered rather vile, say, draining an non-functioning septic tank into the water system that provides drinking water for a large population? That scene, as outlandish as it sounds, is possibly true, and is causing a waif of anger and mistrust through the tight knit town of Idanha. Accusations have been made, and authorities and media notified that something was amiss, something that even small town neighbors refused to turn their backs on. According to Idanha City Hall records, the individual accused applied for a permit this Tuesday to request an inspection of the now new septic tank that serves tenants on his property that flanks the upper North Santiam River, but by then the work had been completed. Permits, according to the Marion County Building Department, are to be issued before the commencement of such projects. The Marion County Building Department and the Department of Environmental Quality are both investigating and keeping the media abreast of their findings. Further reports will be pending communications from those agencies.

DEQ penalizes excavation company $1,125 for septic system work without a permit

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $1,125 penalty to Stutzman Excavating for installing a septic system without first obtaining the proper permit. Between Sept. 23 and Sept. 26, 2011, the Albanybased company installed a dosing septic tank (a tank that contains a pump) at 840 Scenic Wood Place N.W. in Albany. Oregon law requires a permit to help ensure that septic work is performed in a reliable manner that is protective of the environment. Stutzman Excavating appealed the penalty on Jan. 6.

Mehama traffic accident injures three

Three people were injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 22E at Phantom Lane near Mehama in Marion County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation and driver distraction may have been a contributing factor. According to Trooper Andrew Goffrier, on January 13, 2012 at approximately 11:10 a.m. a 2008 Ford Focus driven by Zackery Farrell, age 19, from Lyons, was eastbound on Highway 22E at about 55 mph when it crashed into the back of a stopped 1984 Oldsmobile attempting to turn left from the highway onto Phantom Lane.

Farrell was transported by friends to Salem Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He told the investigating trooper that he may have been focused on his car’s stereo and didn’t see the vehicle stopped ahead before crashing into it. The Oldsmobile’s driver Jessia Thomas, age 48, from Stayton, and passenger Phillip Hennessey, age 9, were extricated from the vehicle by fire personnel and transported by ambulance to Santiam Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All occupants were using safety restraints. Highway 22E was closed about one hour during the investigation.

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Snow proves hazardous for weekend drivers on Hwy 22 above Detroit The Gates Fire Department reported five accidents over the last weeked due to slippery conditions and lots of snow. The department travelled as far as mile post 65 above Idanha to respond to various incidents of cars slipping off

the road. One accident required the firefighter team to extricate an injured person. Local emergency responders remind remind you to be prepared for slippery winter conditions when travelling at higher elevations.


Events Coming Soon


Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. This group has about 6-10 people of all ages in a comfortable group discussion format. Come tell us your impression of the book! Dinner served by Sharlene Trexler, who opens her restaurant just for the event. Upcoming books include - Feb 9: Monte Walsh by Jack Schaeffer (author’s first novel was made in to movie). Dinner 6:30pm, discussion at 7pm every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-8592668.

North Santiam Eagles annual Crab Dinner and fund raiser (Feb 18) for the Canyon Crisis Center. $20 for a whole crab dinner, $10 for a half crab dinner and $10 for fried chicken dinner. Drawing for:: Marlin .22 Caliber Rifle, Spa Package, 7’ Fenwick Rod w/Shimano Reel, Sony 8GB MP3 Player w/ Video, 3 bottles of premium wine and pool cue. Drawings will be held during the dinner.

Chaplain for Home Visits Pastor John Olivera of Mill City visits those who cannot get out for prayer. 503-910-8164 North Santiam Watershed Council upcoming public meeting topics: • Stout Creek Stream Restoration in Partnership with Local Landowners. Thursday, February 9, 7-9pm. • PGE on the Cascade Crossing Project. Thursday, March 8, 7-9pm All presentations will be held at the North Santiam Watershed Council meeting at the Stayton Community Center (400 W Virginia St). Info:; 503-930-8202 Mill City Lions Club Annual Sweethearts Dinner February 11, 6pm at the Santiam High School commons. Baked lasagna, salad, french bread, vegetable and cheesecake. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club College Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $25 per couple or $13 for singles. Info: Sandy at 503-897-2142, Dan at 503-897-3014, Alexis or Brad at 503-897-2321. Mehama Fire Dept Sweethearts Breakfast & Bingo Fundraiser Feb 11-12 Bingo starts at 6pm and goes until 9pm. Breakfast starts at 7am and goes until 12pm. The Mehama Station is located at 21475 Ferry Rd. North Santiam Snowmobile Club upcoming events: • Feb 12, Valentines Club Breakfast 9amnoon; hosted by the Men of NSSC. • Feb 18, Potluck Dinner and Monthly Meeting at 6:30pm Detroit City Hall.

Introduction to Permaculture and Propagating Native Plants. FREE workshop at Marion Soil and Water Conservation District: 650 Hawthorne Ave SE, Salem, Feb 16, 6-8pm. RSVP to: 503-399-5741 x 101 or 503-391-9927. In lieu of fee, a donation of canned food for Marion/Polk Food Share appreciated.

Events This Week Wednesday, January 18

6:30pm Relay for Life Kickoff Party at Regis Student Center. Featuring speakers that have won their fight, are fighting - or honoring those who have lost their life to cancer. Get your team registered! Info: or email or call Alisha Oliver 503-302-4356. 6:30pm Federal Lakes Recreation Committee, Detroit Lake (FLRCDL) meets at the new Gates Fire Hall 140 East Sorbin St. This is for the Winter meeting only to help make for a safer drive. 6:30pm Dog Obedience and Manners Classes with Social Graces Dog Training. Mill City Scout Cabin on Remine Rd. Fee $75. Pre-registration needed prior to start. 503-859-3647. E-mail:

Thursday, January 19

8am Coffee with the Principal at MariLinn School in Lyons. Agenda Items: Hornet Hive After-School Program and Delayed Start-PLC work for staff. Info: 503-859-2154. 1pm Santiam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meets in the Freres Auditorium

at Santiam Memorial Hospital. Lunch served. Guest speaker Maggie Hudson with an update on the new construction. Info: Char Bartosz at 503-749-2910 7pm Gates City Council meets at Gates City Hall

Friday, January 20

3:30-10pm Santiam High School Basketball home games vs. Kennedy

Saturday, January 21

7am-3pm Santiam Valley Grange Breakfast & Flea Market Breakfast: $5, (under 6 free w/adult) Pancakes, eggs, ham or biscuits and gravy served until 10am. Lunch: hamburgers & potato salad. Flea market opens at 9am. Tailgaiting still available, weather permitting. 1140 5th St, Lyons. Info: 503-859-2161. 11am-2pm Joseph’s Storehouse of Hope Food Distribution Day at MariLinn School in Lyons. 12pm 8th Annual Cowboy Thanksgiving in Detroit at the Hills’ barn, all day. Potluck style, outdoor community and family feast that honors the end of the cowboy calving season (that’s when the cowboys had time to sit and eat). Bring your own drink and homemade dish to share; roast pig, prime rib and salmon will be served. Young Life Church Camp accepting donations. 1-3pm Regis High School Open House at Regis Student Center at 550 West Regis Street in Stayton. 5pm North Santiam River Guides Association annual banquet at the Stayton Golf Club. Social hour at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, program at 7pm, tentatively. Reservations are desirable, and $25 payment should be sent to Chap Milbank, NSRGA, at PO Box 13687, Salem, OR 97309. Info: Chap at 503-585-4569. 6pm Stew and Corn Bread Dinner at Mill City Moose Lodge with Ship-CapCrew, a drawing and games to follow. Free, donations accepted. 815 NW Santiam Blv., Mill City. Info: 503-897-5634. Members and guests welcome. 6:30pm Healthcare Of, By, and For The People Meet doctors & film crew of this health care documentary filming in Detroit with Pamela L. Wible, MD. At the Korner Post & Cowboy Thanksgiving.

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10am Healthcare Of, By, and For The People Breakfast at Cedars with the doctors & film crew of this health care documentary filming in Detroit with Pamela L. Wible, MD. 1pm Healthcare Of, By, and For The People filming, official presentation & collection of citizen testimony at Detroit City Hall Town Hall Meeting with Pamela L. Wible, MD. Free.

Tuesday, January 24

9am Mill City Municipal Court at Mill City Fire Hall 3:30-10pm Santiam High School Basketball teams play at Scio 6pm Lyons City Council meets at city hall 6pm Mill City City Council meets at Mill City Middle School library 6:30pm Detroit Planning Commission meets at Detroit meeting room.

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265 SW Evergreen St. Mill City 503949-7621 7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus rehearses at Mill City Christian Church. Please join us as we prepare music for Black History Month on February 25, Spring Awakening concert on April 14 and the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce Awards Night on April 25. All levels welcome. Info: Jo Ann at 503-859-3426.

Church, Mill City. All kids MUST be picked up at 9:30pm. Free. 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 4pm Weight Watchers meets at Santiam Canyon School District office on Evergreen,, Mill City. Weigh in at 4pm; meeting begins at 4:30. Approx. $155 per session, prorated. Info: Nichole Cooper Tuesdays 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible 503-897-2321 6-8pm EPIC Youth Group at Santiam Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 Chapel in Lyons. Free. 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals on 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins. abs Wheels: Ruth:503 897-2204 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon for family and & glutes (bring your mat) $5/session. Santiam High School commons 265 SW friends of alcoholics, open meeting, Mt. Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621 View Church, Aumsville


10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop Thursday, January 26 in, open to all. 503 859-2213 North Santiam Snowmobile Club An7pm Wii Bowling MC Eagles Lodge. nual Paulina Trip (Early Birds) One Day 503 897-3100 Early to Paulina, Jan 27-28 Paulina Trip 7pm.AA Mtg Santiam Chapel, Lyons. (Club). Info: www.santiamsnowmobile7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall

Ongoing Weekly Events

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12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. FREE 3:30 After School Story Time at the Lyons Library. 279 8th St. 859-2366. 5:30-9:30pm Teen Movie Night Ages 10-18 Mill City Christian

4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins. abs & glutes Mon-Thurs 5:30a-4p Fri 5:30a-5p (bring your mat) $5/session. Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p Santiam High School commons

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Free Knife Sharpening Fridays at Gene’s Meat Market from 3pm-6pm (limit 5, please). At the flashing yellow light on Hwy 22 in Mehama. 503-859-2252. 10am-12pm Kid Zone Fun, crafts and a FREE sack lunch. Mill City Baptist Church. 140 N. 1st. St (503) 536-5414 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pinochle 844 South First St, Mill City 503-897-4176 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall

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Santiam High School Basketball Wolverines vs. Western Mennonite

Regis High School to hold open house

Pictured: Aron Johnson shooting a 3-pointer versus Western Mennonite. The Wolverine men lost 53-80.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Regis High School will host their annual open house for families who are The Wolverine men played a good game against the tough competitors from Western considering new education options Mennonite. The whole team had really good hustle and ran their offense well, but weren’t at Regis Student Center at 550 West able to keep up with visiting Pioneers, who are ranked number two in the state. Regis Street in Stayton from 1-3pm Earlier in the evening, the Lady Wolverines whomped the Pioneer’s womens Currently, the private high school team 56-22, lifting their 2A ranking to number 5 in Oregon. has students enrolled from throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley. “We are extremely proud of the cal- The Canyon’s 4-H club, the Diamondback Clovers braved the wind and rain and collected iber of students who enroll in Regis over 2½ horse trailers full of returnable bottles and cans this past weekend in a fundraising High School,” says Principal Joni extravaganza in Mill City in the field across from the fire department. Club members and parGilles. “Regis has a great deal to ents alike donned blue rubber gloves and spent hours gathering and bagging the donations. offer and it’s definitely an excellent The Diamondback Clovers are earning money to help with fees associated with showing their place that families should consider.” animals and attending the county and state fairs. There will be nearly 30 student ambassadors acting as personal tour guides. Students who represent clubs such as Fly Fishing, National Honor Society, Drama and Ski Club will be available, as well as coaches who lead athletic teams. Parents and prospective students will get the chance to learn about the increasing tuition assistance options and to meet teachers, coaches and of State current students. To learn more, visit Cha-Ching. or call 503.769.2159.

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3. Scores of those round headed ice beings invaded the canyon this week! 4. The long orange protruding olfactory device used by many snow creatures. 7. Collecting these to give to kids groups helps keeps funds flush. 8. ...for the soul. 9. Named after a local ferry operator in 1876. 12. Like kids? Like sports? maybe there’s a job for you in Mill City! 14. Won an extraordinary grant from Meyer Memorial trust. 15. How do you pronounce that? Federal Lakes Recreation Committee for Detroit Lake. The objective of the game is to fill all the blank squares in

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Mother Nature has been unusual this year, and we only have thirty percent of normal snowpack to date. However, we have several months of probable snowfall, so it is too early to predict lake and river levels. River clarity is slowly returning, but there is only a foot or so of visibility in the North Santiam. River temperature has been getting colder, and is now around 40 degrees at Packsaddle and not much warmer at Mehama. Fish passage at Oregon City (at Willamette Falls) slows down in low temperature and increases when the river warms up and clears up. We have had a few days with more than 80 steelhead and the total Winter Steelhead of 1,225 for the season. That number will increase slowly in February but will have dramatic increases in March, April, and May. Summer steelhead are coming in a few at a time but they will not be counted until February. Because of variable weather and river conditions, river trips require close planning this time of year. Some good trips will probably be available in another week on lower river sections. Long term plans may be made for activities in more stable months but even four day forecasts are suspicious in January and February. North Santiam River Guides Association meets for their annual banquet on Jan 21 at Stayton Golf Course. Social hour at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, program at 7pm. RSVPs required. See events calendar, page 11.

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what they are accepting. Georgia Aker grew up “I never learned to type in rural and small town so I write everything out New Mexico. Born in in longhand. Marty does 1915 Mrs. Aker has expethe computing for me,” rienced teaching in a one said Georgia. room school house, riding Busy raising her 3 chilhorses as a means of transdren, Mrs. Aker didn’t portation, and living her start writing in earnest childhood dream of “ownuntil the 1970’s - prior ing a big ranch and bossto that she wrote for “her ing cowboys around.” own entertainment.” She also can claim the Now she sets her litertitle of published author, Georgia Aker with her greatary goal: “I hope to write with many of her writings granddaughter Aili. things that will touch the included in devotional magazines and church hand-outs, and most re- heart of people.” Georgia Aker says she isn’t currently workcently her short story Love by the Spoonful featured in the newest Chicken Soup for the Soul: ing on her next writing project, but is enjoying spending her time working on a quilt for her Food and Love. In 2010 Georgia moved to Mill City with her granddaughter, and planning out this springs daughter and son law, Marty and David to be vegetable garden. (The Canyon Weekly’s word of the week: closer to family who live in Salem. She credits nonagenarian - a person who is 90 years her success as an author to her daughter, who old, or between the ages of 90 and 100.) keeps track what publishers are looking for and

One day at Trexler Farm by Marty Magee

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other, she spotted us. She knocked on our window. “Do you want lunch?” “That’s okay. We’ll come back when you’re open,” we told her. “Let me fix you a sandwich,” said Sharlene, speaking to my 96-year-old mom, “Here, let me help you in out of the rain.” She took Mother by the hand while I parked the car. When I got inside, I saw my mom, washing her feet with a warm rag. Then Sharlene proceeded to help her put her shoes on. By the way, her food is fresh, delicious, and never made from a can. If I didn’t know better, I’d think she made the rain stop so we could drive safely home after our lunch.


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Mill City Garden Club News

The Mill City Garden Club met on Wednesday, Dec 21 at the home of Alice Wilson, with Betty Trevina as co-hostess. This was held at noon and was a potluck. Alice’s house was beautifully decorated in a Christmas theme and there were favors at each plate. Following the meal, a very short meeting was held, starting with the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was given. Thank you cards were read from Mill City Library, Meals on Wheels, and the Community Assistance Center, thanking us for our donations. Everyone gathered around in a circle for the gift exchange. Each person was given a gift and then Whende Thomas read the story of Santa Claus and Lefty Elf. Every time the word left was read, the gifts passed to the person on the left., or passed right in a similar fashion. At the end, each person kept their gift. A good time was had by all. The next meeting will be held on Wed, Jan 18 at 1pm at the home of Diane Miller (220 NE Alder St, Mill City). 13

Linn County Sheriff’s Office Police Log for Jan 8 to Jan 15 Date: 01/08/12 Time: 4:59 Description: SUSP-PERSON 700 Block EVERGREEN ST Mill City Narrative: A male came to caller’s door and knocked on it and when caller went to the door, the male was rambling, said he had run his Harley down the Date: 01/08/12 Time: 9:37 Description: INTOX SUBJ 100 Block 1ST AV Mill City Narrative: Caller said that there is a male at location who is refusing Date: 01/08/12 Time: 20:31 Description: WELF CHECK 600 Block SANTIAM BV Mill City Narrative: Caller states that the SO had contact with his brother this morning, he was very intoxicated and caused a disturbance at church. Date: 01/09/12 Time: 0:16 Description: DISTB-OTHER 800 Block LINN BV Mill City Narrative: Neighbor to the business is yelling and banging on the door, he is upset that the music was too loud. Date: 01/09/12 Time: 13:44 Desc:ASST-OUTSIDE AGENCY 500 Block 7TH ST Lyons Narrative: Caller is with Southern Oregon High Tech Task Force out of Ashland. Caller would like LCSO to contact female Date: 01/09/12 Time: 15:48 Desc: TRAFF-OTHER VIOL 500 Block IVY ST Mill City Narrative: Male on a dirt bike going up and down Ivy fast. Male starts at the west end of Ivy head-

ing east. Bike is blue. Date: 01/09/12 Time: 16:41 Desc: JUV-RUNAWAY RPT 50600 Block LINNWOOD DR Gates Narrative: Juvenile l/s 5 mins ago, juvenile headed to top of the hill. Caller is juv’s stepdad and mother said to call LCSO. Date: 01/09/12 Time: 20:45 Description: PROWLER RPT 600 Block PARKSIDE DR Mill City Narrative: Cold prowl caller says she found greasy fingerprints on the garage door. it happened within the last week. Date: 01/10/12 Time: 13:15 Description: NEG BAD CHECK 49000 Block KINWOOD AVE Narrative: Caller collected a check from subject at Kingwood address and it was written on a closed acct. Phone contact ok. Date: 01/10/12 Time: 17:06 Description: DISTB-DOMESTIC 700 Block 4TH AV Mill City Narrative: Pr said this is between father and son, has been verbal only. Pr walked to a neighbors house to call, and then Date: 01/10/12 Time: 18:42 Description: SUSP-VEHICLE 51700 Block GATES BRIDGE EAST Narrative: Vehicle has been on Gates Bridge East all day. Caller says it does not belong there. Caller saw a male walking with a gas can but is not sure if Date: 01/11/12 Time: 0:30 Desc: SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES 800 Block 3RD AV Mill City Narrative: Caller walked down-

stairs - susp was in her house and had a gun susp ran out of her house toward Juniper St. Date: 01/11/12 Time: 11:33 Desc: BURGLARY REPORT 47900 Block LYONS MILL CITY DR Narrative: Caller believes that someone got into the house and stole some stuff. Caller noticed that his laptop has been disconnected and his wife’s laptop has been taken. Date: 01/11/12 Time: 14:38 Desc: HARASSMENT RPT 700 Block MAIN ST Lyons Narrative: Caller said that she has applied for a restraining order thru Polk Co on suspect but it has not been served yet. Caller said suspect keeps sending her messages. Date: 01/11/12 Time: 20:28 Description: CRIM MISCHIEF 400 Block EVERGREEN ST Mill City Narrative: Young middle school aged male, bright green ball cap, carhart jeans, was on a motorized scooter, was riding in the grass area, tearing up the yard. Date: 01/12/12 Time: 12:25 Description: CIV DISP RPT 300 Block IVY ST Mill City Narrative: Caller said that her soon to be ex husband is incarcerated at LCJ. Before he left he took their computer. Caller said that all of her school work is on it. Date: 01/12/12 Time: 15:25 Desc: PHONE-HARASSMENT 1100 Block 2ND AV Mill City Narrative: Caller advises the susp

is now texting callers 11 year old daughter. Date: 01/12/12 Time: 16:40 Desc: ASSAULT REPORT 600 Block SANTIAM BV Mill City Narrative: Caller states that her cousin came to her house and punched the caller in the face and had a lit cigarette in her hand. Caller states that she has a scratch and a burn on her face. Date: 01/12/12 Time: 20:49 Desc: JUV-RUNAWAY RPT 47900 Block LYONS MILL CITY DR Narrative: Son has run away, unknown where he has gone. Caller thinks this connected with a theft. Date: 01/13/12 Time: 18:55 Description: SUSPECT CONTACT - FOLLOW UP 47900 Block LYONS MILL CITY DR Narrative: Caller says subj is at location caller believes subj is wanted for theft. Date: 01/14/12 Time: 19:40 Description: DISTB-OTHER 49100 Block REMINE RD Mill City Narrative: Caller got home and his girlfriend has been drinking and has broken glass and windows there is also a condition of no alcohol on her parole Date: 01/15/12 Time: 0:05 Desc: SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES 500 Block 7TH ST Lyons Narrative: Someone is knocking on callers front door caller does not know if they are still there, but his dog is still barking .

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January 10, 2012 ~ Mill City City Council meeting notes Editor’s Note: The following segment is provided by a local community member who attended the meeting. A representative from The Canyon Weekly was not present and these notes have not been verified by city hall. As such, the following segment is printed as opinion only. by Bill Sanderson

Mayor Tim Kirsch opened the meeting with all councilors present with the Recorder and the City Attorney. A few citizens were in attendance. The consent agenda was passed unanimously and included approval of previous minutes (amended), accounts payable, acceptance of revenue and expense reports for December 2011, and approval of four liquor license renewals. Councilor Thacker requested that he be advised of upcoming meetings between staff and parks pro-

Lawrence (Larry) L. Riser Nov. 16, 1936 - Dec. 30, 2011

Larry Riser Sr. of Bend, formerly of Meridian, ID, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 16, 1936, in Medford, OR, he eventually relocated to Idaho where he graduated from Kuna High School in 1954. He met his bride while serving the US Forest Service as a smokejumper from 1954-1958. After 34 years of service, he retired from Hyster/Pape as a heavy equipment salesman in 1999. Larry married Vera Cole in McCall, ID, on Dec. 14, 1955.

fessionals, including both planning and financial concerns. Elin Shepard from Oregon Energy Trust presented many options for the proposed new city hall that would reduce long term operating costs and receive incentives from the agency. The council is interested in many of the ideas, and the contractor for the new city hall may be asked to include many of the features. The plans are available to the public at the city hall. The build and design team will need to put some of the ideas into the final design, so all these ideas need to be presented to Precision Builders, the chosen building contractor. The Fourth of July Committee discussed options for a barbecue contest. There is a professional firm that organizes these events & the committee is considering it.


They resided in the Boise Valley until 1974, when they moved to Portland, OR. A job transfer brought them to Central Oregon in Bend, where he retired. Larry was an avid sportsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling with his family and friends. He was a member of the North Santiam Snowmobile Club, helping with volunteer work like grooming and maintaining the trail system. He loved life and was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olga Isabella Veil, his father, Loran Rudolph Riser, three brothers, Carl Rosselli, Emil Rosselli, Johnny Rosselli, and a sister, Josephine Harding. He is survived by his loving spouse and best friend, Vera

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Soil testing is being done at the new city hall location to determine the amount of contaminated soil that needs to be removed. Oil was dumped there for fifty years. It is now being decided if the city or Precision Builders will execute the removal of the soil. Oregon Parks Trail grant has time schedule difficulties and financial difficulties regarding matching funds for the grants. The council decided to withdraw from this project for now because of both difficulties. However, there may be short term solutions that would reactivate this project. The new Linn County Deputy Sheriff Captain is Rodney David. Full council minutes are available at Mill City City Hall, 228 SW Broadway St. Info: 503-897-2302.

Riser, one brother, Thomas Sidener, and one sister, June Hastriter, and surviving children, Debbie Bachmann (Mike), Meridian, ID; Laura Biggi (Steve), Portland, OR; Randy Riser; Bonnie Ginn (Robert); and Larry Riser Jr. (Jessica) Bend, OR, area, 19 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. He knew Jesus Christ as his Saviour and is now enjoying a new life in heaven. Larry’s infectious laugh brought great joy to all who knew or met him. He simply brought out the best in everyone. Larry will be greatly missed! Donations/memorials may be made to the Central Oregon Branch of Candlelighters for Children With Cancer, PO Box 2277, Portland, OR 97208. A Celebration of Life gathering was held January 14 at BPOE Elks Lodge #1371, Bend, OR. Pastor Mike Bachmann presiding.

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Healthcare documentary to be filmed in Detroit

Doctors are coming to Detroit to hear from you! This weekend, over 50 doctors from across the country will convene with Santiam Canyon citizens in Detroit, Oregon to discover how best to serve YOU. Don’t miss these events: (public invited, free of charge)


• Saturday, Jan. 21, 6:30pm, Korner Post: Meet doctors & film crew • Sunday, Jan. 22, 10am, The Cedars: Breakfast with doctors & film crew • Sunday, Jan. 22, 1pm, Detroit City Hall: TOWN HALL MEETING Official presentation & collection of citizen testimony

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In America we lose a doctor a day to suicide; 60% of doctors want to quit while patients continue to suffer. We can’t wait for politician saviors. Healthcare of, by, and for the People (a 2012 feature documentary) demonstrates how citizens are bypassing partisan discord by redesigning healthcare from the bottom up. Why Detroit, Oregon? The Ideal Medical Care Movement began in Eugene & we’re dedicated to serving rural areas. Must I participate in the film? You may speak with physicians off camera. Pamela L. Wible, MD is the executive producer of the documentary. She’s a board-certified family physician who opened the first clinic in the United States designed entirely by patients in Eugene, OR. Info: or 541-345-2437.

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