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Helping Hands

Something Fun

Lions Club’s cenntennial projects.............4

Walk-N-Roll in Scotts Mills.....................10

Benefits of befriending Silver Falls............ 5

Something to Think About Speech & Debate team successes ...........11

Civics 101 Mt. Angel School Board candidates..........6 Silverton Rural Fire District candidates....7 Eugene Field site plans revealed..............8

Sports & Recreation SHS Choir state champs – again.............12 Passages.....................................13 Marketplace...........................13 People Out Loud...................14

The Forum....................................9 On the Cover The Spring Walk-N-Roll in Scotts Mills. MELISSA WAGONER Above The Silver Fox Fastpitch squad and coaches after winning an April 20 event in Newberg. SUBMITTED PHOTO


In the May 1 edition of Our Town, Silver Falls School District board candidate Lori McLaughlin’s name was misspelled. We regret the error.

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Helping Hands

Fulfilling legacy

Lions Club’s community projects celebrate centennial

By Nancy Jennings

According to Lions Club Treasurer Ward Frederick, both projects totaled approximately $4,500. All monies were fundraiser based.

To fulfill its Lions Club International “Centennial Community Legacy Projects” in 2017, and commemorate the service organization’s 100th year of its founding, Silverton’s chapter has completed two community projects – Silverton’s Reservoir fishing area has been renovated, and two new iron benches will be installed at the dog park near the Senior Center. Lions Club Joint Secretary Tomi Wolff, Silverton’s first woman member, has been involved in the club for 30 years. She said her father helped create the Salem chapter in the 1940s, and she’s proud being a secondgeneration Lion. An excerpt of the reservoir renovation project proposal follows: “Taking a look at the area under the bank, which extends along the path toward the spillway, the ground is irregular and the picnic tables are not comfortably accessed. People often bring folding chairs and a picnic basket while fishing for a few hours. Finding level ground is a challenge… and a great deal of space is unused. The proposed project would be to level out the area from the dock to the spillway making comfortable seating spaces. Gravel could then be spread to provide a firm, clean surface. The area could be outlined with pressure treated lumber on three sides, leaving one side open toward the

“We were doing much more physical labor with the reservoir project, like renovating the dock and picnic tables, and painting and digging. We even replaced all of the screws,” Frederick said. “We had eight or nine high school senior volunteers come out to help us one day.”

Seniors from Silverton High School volunteer at the Lions Club Reservoir Project in 2017. SUBMITTED PHOTO

water. Additionally, steps could be cut into the bank to provide access to the picnic table at the far end.” “Our biggest project was the renovation of the Silverton Reservoir fishing area,” Wolff said. “This was done with the help of the Senior Class of 2017. The dock was cleaned and painted, debris was removed from the picnic areas – and safe steps were built with railroad ties and rebar. The paths were given a new layer of gravel, which was donated by Davis Creek Rock Quarry.” After receiving approval by the City of Silverton and the Dept. of Public Works – and a lot of physical labor – the road to completion came in September 2018.



As for the two park benches, they will be installed in coordination with Public Works and the 2019 graduating class. When asked about future Lions Club community projects, Wolff simply grinned and said they’re being kept “hush, hush” at this time. To learn more about Silverton’s Lions Club, contact Tomi Wolff at 503-873-2033 or CCB #14854

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Befriending the falls By Melissa Wagoner

– a firm believer in giving back to her community – became a member of the Friends of Silver Falls and a volunteer at the park’s Nature Store.

Susan Ransom’s enthusiasm for Silver Falls State Park is palpable. Get her talking about the waterfalls and the people who visit them and she is all smiles. “What’s not to love?” she asked. “The beauty, the peace, the stillness – most people can’t even use their phones up here.”

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Susan Ransom, Friends of Silver Falls volunteer.

A native of California, Ransom has yearned to live in Oregon since she was a teenager. So when her husband retired, she jumped at the chance to pack up and head north. “I waited 40 years and when he retired I gave my notice at California State, Long Beach,” she remembered. “My husband and I love it. I have such a rain deficit from living in California that I will never be filled.” Not long after moving to Salem, Ransom

“Most days I think I should be paying them,” she said. “My professional career was supervisory and office so I get to fulfill a childhood dream. I meet people from all over the world.”

The Friends of Silver Falls is a non-profit group whose primary function is to further educational opportunities and promote, preserve and enhance the state park. “We run the store and we also work at the special events they have,” Ransom said. “The funds generated go back into the park – we hire an interpretive ranger and we do improvements.” The events include the Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival in May and the Christmas Festival in December

Friends of Silver Falls Membership: $15 and up, with varying benefits Volunteer Opportunities • Nature Store, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily • Special Projects •  Nature Walks •  Trail Maintenance & Litter Patrol Upcoming Events •  State Parks Day on June 1 •  Historic Silver Falls Day, July 13 & 14 as well as State Parks Day coming up on June 1 and Historic Silver Falls Days, July 13 and 14. All of which require a lot of volunteers – something the Friends are always in the market for. “We have a good group of volunteers but we’re always looking for more,” Ransom

explained. “Volunteers can work just a few hours a month but we’re looking for people who enjoy meeting people. It’s important for us to have people who love it.” And for those who want to support the park but cannot devote the time, Ransom noted that being a Friend does not necessarily entail a volunteer obligation. Instead there is a membership system with several tiers. The lowest of these is the Individual Level, which starts at just $15 and entitles members to a 10 percent discount on purchases at the nature store as well as admission to the annual Recognition Dinner. The top tier – or Steward Level – achieved with donations of $500 or more, receives all of the aforementioned benefits with the addition of an annual Vehicle State Park Pass and a behind the scenes tour of the park. “Even if they just wanted to do that and not volunteer, that’s fine,” Ransom assured. “It’s just so important to preserve this so people can get educated in nature.”

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Mt. Angel School Board

Candidates discuss skills, challenges

Editor’s note: For all the candidates complete responses – including those running unopposed – plus answers to additional questions, please go to By Brenna Wiegand Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Mt. Angel School District Board of Directors in the May 21 election. John Conklin is running against incumbent Donna Hues for Position 1 and Teresa (Schaecher) Kinkaid runs unopposed for Position 4. The five members of the school district board volunteer for four-year terms, are the district’s only elected officials and may not be district employees. The current candidates’ terms commence July 1, 2019. The board is the principal governing body and decision-making force of the district, representing citizens on education and school-related issues. The board’s role includes: • Establishing policies and regulations by which the district is governed. • Hiring, evaluating and terminating the district superintendent, who is considered the board’s only employee. • Prioritizing and approving the budget. • Establishing a vision that reflects overall goals of the community, staff and board. • Making decisions on school expansion and closures. Here, candidates in the contested race address Mt. Angel School District issues. What is your occupation? Conklin: I am a military retiree having served in both the Marines and the Army with combat service during Operation: Iraqi Freedom from April 2003 – April 2004. Additionally, there was a span of 10 years of working in social services at the state, county and local level. Positions included program director, caseworker in both financial and personal services. Hues: I retired from teaching in 2013. During my more than 30 years’ experience as an educator for Cascade School District, Salem-Keizer School District and Mt. Angel School District, I served on site councils and other committees to develop strategies for best-practices learning. Kinkaid: I am a recently retired teacher

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John Conklin, Position 1 candidate.

Donna Hues, Position 1 candidate.

Teresa Kinkaid, Position 4 candidate.

and current substitute teacher in local school districts.

Hues: I believe the biggest challenge we face is to prepare our students for life beyond high school. Mt. Angel School District adopted a Strategic Plan in 2017 and it will culminate in 2022. This plan is based on the SMART goal format: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. The district is progressing to meet each of the strategies on time. As a member of the board, I will ensure we are doing all we can to meet the goals of the Strategic Plan.

in Education from WOU. I have over 40 years’ experience teaching, the final 13 for Mt. Angel School District. I have served on site councils, teacher association committees and presently, Executive Board for Oregon Christian Writers.

Kinkaid: One of the biggest challenges for our district is building trust between the administration and teachers/staff and community. I will be able to bring on-the-job expertise to this position, and my unique perspective will help build a bridge and trust between our administration, teachers and community.

What is the board’s role in fostering a positive, learning-focused environment for students and staff?

Why are you running? Conklin: I have much history and interest in education. Discussions with friends, neighbors and longtime city residents that this would be a good place for me to use my talents and that new blood in the school board appeared necessary. Position 1 was selected since the incumbent was appointed, not elected. This opportunity comes up at an optimal time. Hues: I am presently serving a vacancy on the school board and would like to continue in that position. A former teacher’s perspective is vital to all: administration, staff, students, and parents. Being actively involved during Oktoberfest, and at the Senior Center, I understand the residents’ desires for quality schools. Kincaid: As a newly retired teacher I will bring a perspective to the school board from a teacher’s point of view. This is an expertise on education which I believe is greatly needed on the school board. What is the biggest challenge facing the district right now and what do you propose to help deal with it? Conklin: Our problems are: attendance rate, high school graduation rate and retaining good leaders – principals, counselors and teachers. Attendance rate is directly addressed in our Mt. Angel School District 91 Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 with metric measurements and a person responsible. It seems that an advantage of our independent school district status may be an opportunity to help mitigate the leader-retention issue.

What skills, experience or insight makes you the best qualified to help guide district policy? Conklin: I am a 21+ year city resident and father of nine. I was Assistant Professor for Military Science at Southern Oregon University 1992-1997 and Oregon Institute of Technology 19941997. Our children’s education included private, home, public and alternative high school, all of which are part of Mt. Angel School District 91. As a parent, activities included Parents Club President (four times), school board member, City Planning Commission and Assistant Scoutmaster. Hues: I am presently on the Mt. Angel School Board, Position No. 1. I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Francis and a Master’s of Science

Kinkaid: As a recently retired teacher, I have been in the trenches and have seen and experienced the changing landscape of education. This is a perspective and insight that will benefit our school board, schools and community.

Conklin: A school board has the role of leading and being responsible for the school system. This is in partnership with its community which has as a major role advocating for and taking or making advantage of opportunities. The school board is responsible for the Strategic Plan, setting vision and goals with policies establishing direction, priorities and outcomes. Hues: The board works closely with the superintendent to ensure a positive working communication is in place. Through that communication, the goal collectively agreed upon, with teacher input, filters into the classroom environment for the best possible education for our students. Kinkaid: The board’s role is to commit to a vision of high expectations for student achievement and quality instruction for our school district. It needs to build a collaborative relationship with staff and community and keep up strong communication to inform and engage those involved with our schools.

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see it as an asset, in that I come, with no assumptions, biases, or presumptions on what items I need to accomplish. Rather I can be objective and hear the issues with a fresh perspective and be a collaborator on moving forward.

By Brenna Wiegand Four people vie for two positions on the Silverton Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors in the May 21 Election. Stacy Palmer and Tara Von Flue are competing for Position 1, and incumbent Warren (Rick) Jackson runs against Robert Mengucci for Position 5. The new board members will serve fouryear terms that commence July 1, 2019. As a special-purpose rural district, Silverton is composed of five stations in Silverton, Scotts Mills, Victor Point, North Abiqua and the Crooked Finger area. In addition to six paid staff at the main station, the district is fueled by 68 volunteers.

Jackson: We have met many challenges in the past and succeeded and expect to meet any new ones. One is that Silverton is building out South Water so fast. The developer Larry Epping donated two acres to put a fire hall out there, but getting the monies to do it is a problem.

Stacy Palmer, Position 1 candidate.

Tara Von Flue, Position 1 candidate.

The five-member fire district board is responsible for setting policies and hiring a fire chief to implement them. Other responsibilities include reviewing and paying bills, issuing paychecks, implementing projects and working with five at-large budget committee members to create the annual budget.

What skills, experience or insight makes you the best qualified to guide the district? Palmer: With over 25 years of management and board experience, my awareness and training in board policy, budgeting, procedures and dynamics would be helpful. I’m open-minded and will need to listen to the needs of the department from all sides. I’ll be accountable for the decisions I make and willing to share the reasons behind those decisions.

Here, candidates address issues having to do with the Silverton Rural Fire Protection District. What is your occupation? Palmer: I’ve been the Executive Director of the Silverton Chamber and Visitor Center for 18 years. Von Flue: I work for the City of Mount Angel as a Management Analyst, in the Finance Department. Jackson: Retired troubleshooter for Contel Telephone Co. Mengucci: 19-year professional firefighter/paramedic/engineer with an educational background in fire suppression, fire prevention and paramedicine. Why are you running? Palmer: I was asked! For those who know me, they know that I try to help out where I can and I think it’s time for a fresh perspective on the board. I also think as more women enter the fire profession, it’s time to see a representation of that on the board as well. Von Flue: I was told by a current board member that there was an opening and

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Mengucci: Response times are too long. Management and its members have a disconnect reflecting an alarmingly low number of volunteers. Volunteer retention and the need for more volunteers is my priority. I would strive to repair these issues and make Silverton Fire a department everyone can be proud of.

Warren Jackson, Position 5 candidate.

Robert Mengucci, Position 5 candidate.

that there were no candidates registered with two days left before the deadline. I decided to apply because I believe that this board position would allow me to connect more with the citizens of Silverton, and to give back to the community in which I live.

What is the biggest challenge facing the district right now and what do you propose to help deal with it?

Jackson: I am very interested in fire protection and have the greatest respect for our volunteer firefighters. Mengucci: I previously volunteered for Silverton Fire for nine years, and have always wanted to volunteer in a different capacity. The time is right for change and improved safety for Silverton. My goal is to make things better for Silverton staff, volunteers and the community they protect.

Palmer: After talking to numerous members of the Silverton Fire Department family, I’ve come to the conclusion that communication and accountability are needed. Clear communication fosters trust, understanding and engagement. Lack of it can breed unhappiness, and divisiveness. If everyone rows the boat the same way, you get much further! Von Flue: The Silverton Fire District’s current problems and challenges are unknown to me. This could be seen as a drawback because I have not been involved in any part, nor did I do any research prior to applying. I choose to

Von Flue: I believe I am analytical, a quick study, honest and ethical. I have worked for city government for the last five years. The most current role has been in finance, human resources, and budgeting capacity. I have made presentations to a budget committee and city council, an integral part of the city’s budget preparation, and witnessed several volunteer board meetings (City Council, Budget Committee, and Infrastructure Task Force). Jackson: I have served as a volunteer firefighter and on many boards, including seven years on the Scotts Mills School Board, nine years with the Silverton High School Budget Committee, 16 years on the Silverton Fire District Board and the executive board for my union for a number of years. Mengucci: I am a former Silverton volunteer. I have more than 28 years in public service and 24 years in fire service, as well as AAS degrees in Fire Suppression and Paramedicine, and education in Fire Prevention.

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Civics 101

Proposals unveiled

Eugene Field site ideas to be discussed May 20

All concepts preserve the red wood and fir trees located at the corner of A and Water streets. JAMES DAY

By James Day The Silverton City Council plans to review proposals for the Civic Center project on the site of the nowdemolished Eugene Field School at a May 20 work session. The city and MiG, its landscape design consultants, have developed four possible concepts for the project. The work session begins at 6 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 421 S. Water St.

Option 1: “Embrace.”

Option 2: “Festival Plaza.”

Option 3: “Civic Park.”

Option 2: “Silver Creek Eddy.”

The options have been labeled Embrace, Festival Plaza, Civic Park and Silver Creek Eddy. All of the design scenarios include a City Hall, police building and parking and also include room for other development. The options were developed after outreach efforts to determine the potential uses and general plan of the Eugene Field site. The outreach included stakeholder interviews and a community discussion. The school, which sat on a 3.46-acre site, was closed at the end of the 2015-16 school year. The building was demolished in February. The fiscal year 18-19 budget for the Eugene Field project is $1,056,386, said City Manager Christy Wurster. This includes funds for the hazardous material abatement and the razing of the structure. The 2019-20 budget proposes spending $731,931 and includes an appropriation for preliminary conceptual planning, a space needs analysis and architectural design. Wurster said the city would like to complete the construction of the Police Station on the site by FY 21-22 if they are able to secure the funding.  The goal would be to construct the City Hall portion within the five years following. However, once the design is complete and the city is able to secure funding the construction could begin, Wurster said. 

The current police/City Hall building a few blocks away on South Water Street was built in 1925 and is not seismically safe.

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An endorsement for Leslie Martin for SFSD board I am writing this letter of endorsement in support of Leslie Martin for Silver Falls School District Board of Directors zone one. I have known Leslie for many years, our grandmothers were sisters, and she has what it takes to be an effective board member. She is a person of high character, integrity, and a hard work ethic. Leslie has been very involved in Silverton schools and district activities since her son started first grade. She and her family moved back to Silverton specifically so he could attend school here. She has been very involved in school PTC’s over the years, serving as an officer many of those years in a leadership role. She has worked on two committees in support of school district bonds. She has also served on district-level committees. This past year she has served on the committee tasked with drafting the new strategic visioning

plan for the district for the next five years. This committee has spent countless hours meeting with district staff and community members, hearing their compliments, concerns, and the direction they would like to see our district move in the next few years. The knowledge Leslie has gained from serving on this committee will be invaluable in her role as a board member... Above all, Leslie has a huge heart for kids and wants to see our district serve every child the best way we possibly can... Leslie’s knowledge of our schools and the district and her desire to do what’s best for all kids makes her the right choice to serve you on the Silver Falls School Board. I would highly encourage you to vote for Leslie Martin for the zone one position. Thank you, Tim Roth

An endorsement for Donna Hues for MASD board Donna Hues is getting my vote for Mt. Angel School Board. I have served on our school board since 2014, and Donna was appointed to join us in March of this year. She has proven herself to be a thoughtful and important member of our team: she is curious, takes the time to learn about the role, and researches issues at the state and local level affecting our district. She has a supportive, collaborative, and measured approach, and her years of experience as a teacher bring a valuable perspective to the

table. I am excited about the opportunity to continue to work with Donna to lead our small school district in a positive direction, with student success our shared top priority. A vote for Donna Hues is a vote for making a positive impact on Mount Angel’s students, schools, and community.

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An endorsement for Diane Watson for CCC board Higher education and community colleges in particular, are facing continued challenges due to undwerfunding by the State. The Chemeketa Community College Board remains steadfast in its commitment to keep costs to students at affordable levels. In fact, Chemeketa’s tuition and fees are near the lowest of Oregon’s 17 community colleges. Accordingly, now more than ever, we need Board members who will continue to support both our students and the area businesses who employ them. Current Zone 6 Director and Board Vice-Chair, Diane Watson, has served on the Board with distinction since 2012. She has an extensive community college work experience, including holding

positions as an instructor, Counselor, and Dean. That background provides for a deep understanding of the policy and governance issues that are among the many challenges Chemeketa faces today. I have known Diane for years, and serving with her on the Board has confirmed for me and our fellow Board members what an asset her background, skills, and commitment are to Chemeketa. She is truly deserving of re-election, and I encourage you to show your support of Chemeketa by casting your vote for Diane Watson for Zone 6 Director.

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Spring Walk-N-Roll

Scotts Mills students start day with fitness By Melissa Wagoner

station, all ready to troop to school.

A parade of elementary school students, their teachers and a few parents took to the streets of Scotts Mills May 8, walking, biking and even roller skating their way to school.

“When they get here they can have a granola bar and a piece of fruit,” Plov added. “They also get a ticket that goes into a drawing.”

“It’s national Walk-N-Roll to School month,” Scotts Mills Elementary School PE teacher Helen Plov said. “It’s all a way to get the kids moving.” In its third year, Walk-N-Roll is a semi-annual event which Plov holds in May and again the first Wednesday in October. “I was just looking for a way to get the kids moving and build community,” she said. “We only walk two or three blocks but still, we do it all together and kids get into that.” The kids were definitely into it. Banners, pompoms and colorful spring attire were everywhere as the kids excitedly gathered in the parking lot of the Scotts Mills fire

Little Nell returns to Brush Creek Brush Creek Playhouse has brought back back a favorite melodrama, Little Nell. Written by John Nash and directed by Norman Gouveia, the classic plot of “marry-meor-I’ll-foreclose” stars the large, awkward heroine Little Nell, the slinky mustachioed villain Carlton Bainbridge, and the affable but-ohso-slow hero Hector Skyscraper. Performances are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays May 17, 18, 24, and 25, with 2 p.m. matinees May 19 and 26. Reserved seats can be purchased for $10 ($8 for children, students & seniors 60+) at Books-N-Time at 210B N. Water St., Silverton or at Runaway Art & Craft Studio at 311 Commercial St. NE, Salem. Tickets are available at door 30 minutes before performance. For group sales or questions, call Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.

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A teacher at Scotts Mills Elementary since 1984, Plov made the switch from middle school teacher to a focus on PE and eighth grade math in 2017. “Teaching PE has rejuvenated my career,” she said. “It’s fun because I get to work with K-8.” Plov’s joy in working with the Scotts Mills students was especially apparent during the Walk-N-Roll event as she joyfully carried a music-playing megaphone, greeted each child by name and even borrowed a bicycle to take a trip around the parking lot. “I love teaching kids to move and enjoy being active,” she laughed. And from the looks on the kids’ faces, they enjoyed it too.”

Bike fair Saturday after Silverton Pet Parade The Silverton High Key Club and Silverton Police Department are hosting a kids’ bike fair following the May 18 Pet Parade. Kids and parents can show up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Fall Line shop on Lewis Street. There will be a small track/obstacle course for kids to ride bikes through, plus games, face painting, music and snacks. Donated used bikes will be given to children in need. To donate contact Key Club adviser Josh Craig at

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“I became his teacher in his senior year. He was captain of the speech team,” she said. “He was so awesome.”

“Communication is far and away the most important skill that you can have. It translates into any job field and even outside of a career. You get farther in life when you have solid communication skills,” McClanahan said, adding he is proficient in sign language and dabbles in group music and song writing. McClanahan also works at Silverton’s Home Place Restaurant. In addition, he enjoys running gaming events in Salem. “It’s a great way to build community by seeing everybody playing games together,” he said, adding that his central focus lies with speech and debate. McClanahan recalled witnessing the growth of a reserved, hardworking and dedicated student. Starting as a freshman, she noticeably began to blossom in her junior year as she “climbed the Oregon circuit ladder.” By her senior year, “she was standing on the final stage at State.” “This really changes the way people move through the world,” he said. Some parents are shocked how their reserved children can metamorphosize into outspoken, confident public speakers. “Invariably, I tell them ‘just give us three months and

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Stephen McClanahan is all about communication. The 24-year-old Salem resident, a 2013 graduate from Silverton High School, is now a co-coach with his former Speech and Debate teacher, Katie Kantrowitz. Now in her sixth year of teaching Speech and Debate, Kantrowitz, 30, recalled observing McClanahan’s steady and enthusiastic progress.

“At the end of his senior year, he knew that I was looking for an assistant coach. He sat me down and asked me if he could be my assistant coach. I told him ‘not until everybody that was on the team with him graduated’ because I didn’t want to put him in the position where he’d have to be a ‘boss’ to his friends,” she said, smiling. “I knew that if he was still interested in a couple of years, I really wanted him to coach.” His interest never wavered. “He regularly volunteered as a judge, then was an assistant coach for two years. He was head coach last year – and this year we are co-coaches.”


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To assist in the fundraising effort for Brady Tavernier and Chloe Platt’s Dallas, Texas trip to the Speech & Debate National Championship Tournament, go to: you won’t be able to get them to shut up,’” he laughed. Both McClanahan and Kantrowitz are proud and excited to see two of their students recently earn their invitation to the annual National Speech and Debate Association National Championship Tournament held in Dallas, Texas from June 16-21.


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“We have a junior (Brady Tavernier) and a sophomore (Chloe Platt). They are doing an event called ‘duo interpretation.’ They are interpreting other people’s work – a published work – and will cut it down to a 10-minute memorized and acted out story.” In order to get invited to compete at nationals, the students had to take first or second place (in March) at the North Oregon National Speech and Debate Association District Tournament at Linfield College in McMinnville. The students took first place in a partner event and are now tournament champions. Tavernier and Platt chose “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams for the competition in June. “It will be memorized and performed in an acting style, but without any props. Everything they do must be pantomimed,” Kantrowitz said.

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The Silverton High choir has won back to back state championships. Silverton captured the Class 5A title April 30 at the La Sells Stewart Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “The singers deserve a lot of credit for being willing to work this hard for what they do,” third-year choir director Cole Haole-Valenzuela told Our Town. “I am so fortunate to have a group of students who understand the importance of what we do and carry it with pride.” Silverton was awarded 334 points, 16 more than runner-up Springfield. Hood River Valley (305), Wilsonville (300) and Putnam (293) rounded out the top 5. The 2018 and 2019 titles are the lone state championships for the school, which took second in 1994 and 2007. The Foxes performed five pieces in four languages and three different time periods. The pieces included Tomas Luis de Victoria’s “O Quam Gloriosum,” Johannes Brahms’ “Spatherbst,” Connor Koppin’s “There Will Come Soft Rains” featuring poetry by Sara Teasdale, Eugene-based composer Paul Rudoi’s “Mini Yama Nayo,” and Gary Rushman’s arrangement of “Run On.” “There is not one piece of music in our set that I would say was easy,” HaoleValenzuela said. “I may have actually programmed too difficult of pieces in hindsight. However, the singers stepped up and took on the challenge. There were definitely days where we wondered if some of these pieces would actually come together, but we had to be patient and have trust in each other we were going to get the work done.” The group also has been competing well outside of the OSAA championships. The group’s Choralaires placed first at the International Competition of High School A Cappella quarterfinals in January and took 4th in the semi-finals. The Choralaires also earned first place at the Oregon Music Educators Association Ensemble festival in March. Additionally, Colby Henckel placed third as a tenor soloist in the same event. The Concert Choir was also Mid-Willamette Valley Conference Champions in April. Here is a list of the state championship singers: Connor Almquist, Vanessa Arce, Anson Bahr, Riley Barba, Murphy Bell, Sydney Bersin, Connor BoringMackie, Camden Brock, Logan Brown,

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The Silverton High choir and director Cole Haole-Valenzuela, center, are shown after capturing a second consecutive OSAA state championship April 30 in Corvallis. DONNA BAHR

Natalie Bruner, Reegan Buchheit, Amy Carbajal, Riley Carter, Jalysa Clark, Josh Cverna, Haley DeYoung, Sylvan Domst, Anthony Fleshman, Caleb Forster, Zoe Fox, Andrew Fronza, Alex Gardner, Will Heinsch, Colby Henckel, Tracey Heneveld, Olivia Hickam, Quinton Kaser, Abigail Koch, Ben Koch, Katherine Koenig, Lisa Kurns, Haley Lenhart, Emily Mageske, Elizabeth Merklin, Liseth Ortiz, Jenevieve Overlin, Jori Paradis, Alyse Pyper, Titus Roth, Arianna Sanchez, Joseph Sater, Kathryn Schurter, Konrad Seifer, Matthew Snyder, Kassandra Stadeli, Cassidy Stutzman, Jayla Toland, Marie Tolmachoff, Annelise Williamson and Juliana Williamson. Baseball: Silverton is locked in a fierce four-team battle for first place in the MidWillamette Conference. As of Our Town’s presstime the Foxes were 9-3 in league play, tied with Crescent Valley and West Albany. The three teams are one game behind league leader Central 10-2. The OSAA rankings reflect the strength of the league as Central is second, Crescent Valley third, Silverton fourth and West Albany fifth. Churchill of Eugene is

ranked No. 1.

a series against 6-6 North Salem.

Barring a collapse down the stretch Silverton, CV, Central and West will represent the league in the state playoffs.

Kennedy, meanwhile, continues its undefeated ways in Special District 2. The Trojans, semifinalists in Class 2A-1A a year ago, are 13-0 in league play, 20-2 overall and ranked No. 3 by the OSAA.

Silverton split its two-game series with Central, West and CV, with the other two losses in a 16-5 campaign coming against Gresham and Sprague. The most recent series, against CV, featured a pair of markedly different games. On May 6 Foxes senior lefthander Hunter Runion outdueled state tournament veteran Ethan Krupp 2-1 in a game played in Corvallis. The two teams also hooked up May 8 at Davisson Field in Silverton, with the Raiders scoring six runs in the first inning on the way to a 9-5 victory. CV took advantage of four walks and three wild pitches and stole five bases in that firstinning explosion. The Foxes, led by Owen Bischoff (double and two singles) and Caleb Ward (two singles), battled back with four runs in the bottom of the first but never caught up. “They worked their tails off but today just wasn’t us,” first-year Silverton coach Jeremiah Runion told Our Town. “We’ll give the guys a moment to dwell on this one, but then it’s next pitch, next game. We still have a lot of tough games to play.” The Foxes close the league season with a two-game series against 4-10 Corvallis and

Kennedy is four games clear of Santiam and Culver, both at 9-4, but the Trojans have two games left with Culver on a fivegame closing slate that also includes three contests with 1-12 Sheridan. Kennedy softball is also making a determined run. The Trojans, state champs a year ago, are 13-0 in the district, 2.5 games ahead of current runner-up Santiam (10-2). Kennedy is 20-4 overall and ranked 8th, with all four of its losses coming while playing up against Class 3A teams. The Trojans have outscored opponents 127-10 in their last 8 league games. They have scored at least 13 runs in all 8 while pitching 5 shutouts. Kennedy signings: The Trojans held a signing ceremony April 30 at the high school. Honored were Nick Suing (Oregon State University football), Rocco Carley (OSU football), Kalyssa Kleinschmit (Pacific University basketball), Lilly English (Clackamas track and field), Alejandra Lopez (Southern Oregon track and cross country) and Hallie Sprauer (SOU track).

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Carl Wendle Rose Carl Wendle Rose was born in Okanogan, Washington on Nov. 8, 1933, to Harold A. Rose and Thelma Inez Gard Rose. He was the middle of five children. William Payne and Ellen Payne Rose were his half siblings by his mother Inez.

Nov. 8, 1933 – March 28, 2019 Carl then taught school in Salt Lake City before moving to Monument Valley, Utah, to a mission for the Navajo. He and Virginia taught grades 1-8. Carl also became a flight instructor, EMT instructor, a HAM radio operator, and taught fire and ambulance work to volunteers. He was also part of San Juan County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, which involved many of those skills. He was a jack of all trades with a dry sense of

Carl worked alongside his father as a youngster in the northeastern Carl Wendle Rose Washington wheat fields, humor. a sawmill and logging operation owned by his father. He went to summer school at Pacific He attended public and private schools. Union College in Angwin, California, He graduated from Laurelwood Academy and graduated with his bachelors degree in Gaston, Oregon in 1952. in elementary eduation. On Aug. 20, 1953, he married Virginia Mae Hegstad of Portland. They met at Gladstone Campmeeting where her parents had also met and their daughter met her husband, Bob. Carl worked at Harris Pine Mill in Pendleton, Oregon at night while attending Walla Walla College in College Place, Washington, during the day. He studied theology and elementary education. While working in the woods with his father, he was approached by two men who asked if he’d teach Gordon School in the mountains out of Livingston, Montana. He was hired on the spot and told that if he made it through the school year he’d receive a $100 bonus. He got the bonus. Later he learned the school had gone through three teachers the year before. Their daughter, Sherrill, was born that winter in Livingston. After the school year they moved to Elna, Washington. While there, they adopted a four-day old baby boy and named him Howard. Sherrill became an RN and Howard works as a project manager for a sitedevelopment company. That’s also where Carl bought a dump truck for Virginia for her birthday. It may never be known if she actually drove it.

They moved to Holbrook, Arizona, where he became the principal of an Indian boarding school. They also taught school in Casper, Wyoming. He was ordained as a pastor while at Holbrook. He and Virginia pastored in churches in Arizona and Oregon, including Silverton SDA church, where his memorial was held May 11. He died March 28, 2019. Restlawn provided his after-death care. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, June 23, 2018. “She left a big hole in my life,” he said through tears. After they retired, Carl and Virginia moved to Colville, Washington, and found their little piece of paradise with lots of birds and animals. They were always eager to help wherever needed, especially neighbors and fellow church folk. In 2016, they moved to Mount Angel to be near their daughter. He’s survived by daughter Sherrill Rose Hawley (Bob); son Howard (Mary Badovinac); sister Myrtle Age; grandchildren: Kyle (Melissa), Andrea Herod (Jason), Brittany, Laura and Kassie; and great-grandchildren: Madelyn, Ella, Aria and Barrett.

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Take a moment... Memorial Day is upon us, and as most of you know by now, I love veterans. In this day and age where most people think about barbecues, beer, and three-days off, many of us give time to say thanks to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country, fighting for freedom, and protecting the American Dream. And lest we not forget, we think of those who served, were injured physically or emotionally, and those who stand ready to protect us today. Please say thanks to our fighting men and women, and a silent prayer for those who died with honor or are still captured or missing, so that we could continue to taste freedom. Once in a while, a story suggestion just gets to me in “my feels.” This one struck home. Jim and Martha Kosel, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army respectively, are Mount Angel icons because of their service to our country and their significant work honoring Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIA). Through the American Legion Post 89 of Mount Angel and the coordination of many support groups such as St. Mary Church, police, fire, music clubs, and others, Jim drives the Memorial Day service at Mount Angel Cemetery. A week before the event, the Post makes the veterans’ headstones and gravesites shine. On the Friday before, they place over 400 flags for veterans at seven different cemeteries. A POW/MIA table will be on display this year and it includes one red rose. Martha’s parents lived in Pasco, Washington when her younger brother, Richard, was killed in action in Viet Nam. A red rose was presented to them in his memory and Martha took starts

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from it 12 years ago. One was planted in her yard, and the other at Mount Angel Towers where her mother was living at the time. “Richard gave his life for our country and seeing the rose and knowing its history makes me think of him and all the other brave men and women willing to fight for our freedom. Memorial Day is the day we honor our fallen comrades,” Martha says. She urges people to respect the day before hitting the bratwurst or shopping a sale, as there are 82,000 missing POW/MIAs since WWII in places such as Flanders Field or entombed in sunken ships. The POW/MIA table (pictured above) has many items on it, each for a particular reason. The tablecloth for the table is always white, symbolizing the pure intention with which comrades have served. The table is small with a setting for just one person, reflecting the vulnerability of one prisoner against his enemy. A single rose in a vase sits alone symbolizing the blood that has been shed, and the families and loved ones that have been left behind with the faith they uphold that their loved one will one day return. A slice of lemon is placed on a bread plate as a reminder of their bitter fate, and the salt on the plate represents the tears that have been shed by their families as they quietly wait. A glass on the table is inverted which denotes their



inability to be with us and toast with us this night, and a candle represents the light in our hearts that hopes that they will one day find their way home. A solitary chair is placed at the table and remains empty, for they are not here with us. And of course, the American flag reminds us that many of them may never return and have paid the supreme sacrifice to insure our freedom Martha states, “The table is not done every year. While the basic services are the same, all involved with honoring our brethren, we have also read the verses and history of Flanders Fields, and the verses and history of TAPS.” The Service will include a Catholic Mass, reading of the names of the Fallen from Mount Angel (those deceased in action), an Honor Guard firing volleys, and the Sounding of TAPS. Jim and Martha and the American Legion Post 89 invite all veterans to

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march into the Cemetery with us at about 9:45 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019. If the weather is inclement, the ceremony will be at St. Mary Church. Meanwhile, the 36th annual Silverton Hospital Fun Run, on behalf of Legacy Silverton Medical Center, honored several individuals who have played key roles in the Silverton Hospital Fun Run (an oxymoron if ever there was one!), over the past 35 years. Dr. Michael Gray of Legacy Medical Group and Silverton Area Community Aid President initiated this run 36 years ago and continues to run it annually. Art Cocker, a community member has been running this race for a continuous 35 years and is registered again this year. Kay Seiler of Legacy Silverton Medical Center has been planning and organizing this event for nearly 20 years. I got winded just thinking about their accomplishments! The 36th running and walking event was held on May 11. Congratulations!

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TOWN TOWN #T2495 VIEWS OF SILVERTON LOT#1 #T2538 READY TO BUILD.34 Acres AUMSVILLE/TURNER STAYTON/SUBLIMITY OTHER COMMUNITIES 3.042 Acres Buildable. Well Installed Call Call Meredith at ext. 324,WOODBURN Ryan at ext. 322 LAND/ACREAGE Michael at ext. 314 $210,000 $84,900COUNTRY (WVMLS#743882)


#A2494 SLOPPED GROUND-SILVERTON #T2508 ONE OF A KIND 3 BR, 3 BA 3070 2.01 Acres. Well Installed. Call Michael ext. sqft 12.12 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 314 $170,000 (WVMLS#747118) $899,000 (WVMLS#739813) IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION OTHER COMMUNITIES #A2495 VIEWS OF SILVERTON 3.042 NEW-#T2543 HOME, SHOP & ACREAGE COUNTRY/ACREAGE FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL Acres. Buildable. Well Installed. Call Michael 3 BR, 2.5 BA 2462 sqft 1.25 Acres Call ext. 314 $210,000 (WVMLS#747146) Newly remodeled home! 3 bedroom Chuck at ext. 325 or Michael at ext. 314 BARELAND/LOTS $489,900 (WVMLS#747868) STAYTON/SUBLIMITY 2 full baths. Brand new flooring,


2 new fireplaces and fresh paint throughout. This home is beautiful WOODBURN and full of character! Located near (WVMLS#745940) (WVMLS#747157) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIALto town, library and city parks. You #T2536 AFFORDABLE LIVING 3 BR, 2 BA don’t want to miss the opportunity to NEW-#T2540 VALLEY VIEWS-TURNER1558 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $259,900 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL live in this one. No pets/No smoking. FOR RENT 3 BR, 2.5 BA 2399 sqft Call Meredith at ext. #T2535 BUILDABLE LOT .18 Acres Call OTHER COMMUNITIES (WVMLS#746441) STAYTON/SUBLIMITY SILVERTON (WVMLS#747503) 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $397,800 TOWNWOODBURN Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 KEIZER 1 year lease. Call 503-873-1425 for NEW-#T2542 HUGE LOT IN TOWN 4BR, LAND/ACREAGE more information. $158,700 (WVMLS#745991) BARELAND/LOTS 2 BA 2158 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 NEW-#T2544 ON SILVER CREEK 2 BR, 2 BAIN 1472 sqft 7.22 Acres Call Meredith at ext. NEW#T2539 GREAT LOCATIONTOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION STAYTON- 3 BR, 1.5 BA 1120 sqft Call Mer324, Ryan at ext. 322 $524,400 (WVMLS#748008) edith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $264,700 COUNTRY/ACREAGE

$599,000 (WVMLS#747752)





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Our Town Life: May 15, 2019  

Our Town Community News serving Silverton, Mt. Angel & Scotts Mills.

Our Town Life: May 15, 2019  

Our Town Community News serving Silverton, Mt. Angel & Scotts Mills.