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Contents Something To Celebrate

Mount Angel’s Pete Wall...........4 McKenney – President’s Award..5 Eder – Distinguished Service......6 Smith – Volunteer of Year........7 Wilco – Business of Year..........8 Valladares-Cormier – Junior.....9


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Wall has dedicated many years to Mount Angel. He was the city manager from 1979 to 1985 and returned in 2009 to step in as temporary city manager and defuse a tense city situation. He organized the recruitment for his replacement and put the city on solid footing.

It was midnight in Massachusetts when Mount Angel resident Pete Wall listened to a voice message urging him to call Nann Fleck. Thinking it was too late to return the call, he waited until the next morning. Wall was certain Fleck was calling about something related to the Mount Angel Police Department, where she works. He didn’t think about her role as leader of the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce community awards committee.

Pete Wall Mount Angel 2015 First Citizen

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“When I called her back, she let me know who the chamber had selected to receive the Junior First Citizen, Business of the Year, Distinguished Service, President’s Award and Volunteer award,” Wall said. “I am thinking to myself that this is great, good to know, but couldn’t figure out why she called me until she said, ‘Oh by the way, by a unanimous vote you were chosen as First Citizen.’ Nann definitely set me up.” Adding it was quite a surprise, Wall, 70, said it is nice to receive the award and he’s grateful to the committee for selecting him. “I think of all the people who have received the award and not one of them did it for personal recognition,” he said. “They all did it for their community.” He laughs as he says his reason for volunteering is to “stay busy.”

He’s an enthusiastic University of Oregon Duck fan, something he knows can be a controversial topic in Oregon State territory in Mount Angel. He enjoys attending games and following the teams and says he’s not a stranger to handling differing opinions.

His volunteer activities include serving as a coach and mentor to many children, including his own. He is the president of the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce and a Mount Angel City Councilor. He recently retired from the Oktoberfest board of directors and serving as the volunteer booking agent for the Mount Angel Festhalle. Since it opened he has been responsible for showing the building to potential renters and supervising the maintenance. He also serves on the Mount Angel Community Foundation board of directors.

As a city manager and now a city councilor, he has handled feedback on matters ranging from chickens in the city limits to new developments. “My style of doing things is everyone gets to express their ideas and opinions and no one is ignored,” he said. “Whatever someone is trying to say, it’s important they are listened to.”

In the nomination, a community member wrote, “Pete has been a faithful supporter of our community for more than 35 years and Mount Angel has truly benefited from his commitment to the community.”

Mount Angel City Manger Eileen Stein said Wall has served the Mount Angel in many ways. “Pete has served the Mount Angel community in so many ways over the years, both professionally and as a volunteer,” Stein said. “Pete has given countless hours of his time, day and night, managing the operations of the Festhalle. This is an excellent selection. Pete is so deserving of this recognition.”

Originally from Massachusetts, Wall found his way to Oregon when he became a student at the University of Oregon. His first city manager job was in Mount Angel, followed by Wilsonville, Hoquiam, Wash., and Toledo. He also served at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. When he retired, he decided to move back to Mount Angel to be close to his twins, Scott and Jeff, and his grandchildren.

Maureen Ernst, 2010 First Citizen, agrees Wall is deserving of the honor. “Pete Wall is a great chamber president and community leader,” Ernst said. “I personally appreciate all his support and value his friendship.”

“As a city manager, I have worked with people who gave a lot back to their community and they served as good examples,” he said. “Of all the places I lived, Mount Angel was the place I like the best. It’s a very welcoming community.”

Wall said there are many people deserving of the honor. “I think it is remarkable the level of volunteering in Mount Angel,” Wall said. “(It) is a really nice community and I am proud to be a part of it. I proud of the things we have accomplished for our community.”

Crediting Oktoberfest, Wall said, the festival encourages people to volunteer in their community. “There is a spirit of voluntarism in Mount Angel that I didn’t find in other communities,” he said.

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It is easy to see why he was chosen. McKenney’s resume speaks for itself. McKenney, 84, is the cofounder of GEM Equipment of Oregon along with George Everts. The company was established Mount Angel President’s Award recipient Ed McKenney in 1969 and provides services to the French fry potato industry such as engineering, and installation of new equipment along with rebuilding food processing equipment. Throughout the growth of the company, McKenney has held a strong belief in community support and volunteerism. He has encouraged his employees to be involved in their communities. And he leads by example.

McKenney has served on the Woodburn and Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce boards of directors and Mount Angel Chamber’s Legislative Committee. These experiences led to many friendships that he holds in high regard. “Being involved in a company like this and community like Mount Angel, you get to know, deal with, and be friends with an awful lot of very fine people,” McKenney said. He served on the Silverton Health Foundation Board from 2007 to 2012. He served two one-year terms as president of the board at the end of that tenure. He also received the Foundation’s Silver Spirit Award in 2013, which is given to someone who has served both Silverton Health and its communities in outstanding ways. “I was on the hospital foundation board for five years, and that was a matter of a having a chance to help a tremendous organization, and a tremendous organization

is awfully nice to have in the same town as somebody that’s past retirement age lives, and needs more medical care,” McKenney said. He also worked with was the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council, a group that works to increase community wellbeing by reducing violence to children and drug and alcohol abuse. For McKenney, the chance to work with public safety officers was a big reward. “We are so fortunate to have the caliber of the public safety people that we have. I’m talking about the sheriffs, the police chiefs, the district attorney, they’re just exceedingly fine people that do a great job for Marion County. It’s nice to be able to go to a meeting periodically and get to know these people. Normally I try to live my life where I’m not a target of law enforcement. I wouldn’t get to know them otherwise,” McKenney joked. McKenney has volunteered his company and employees to build and install new stainless steel kitchen equipment at Mount Angel’s Fr. Bernard Youth Center and is an active supporter of the organization. When asked about what to say to those who also wish to be active in their community, McKenney borrowed a line from Nike. “Just do it.”


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Ray Eder receives Distinguished Service Award

By Steve Ritchie Being self-employed has its advantages. For Mount Angel farmer Ray Eder, one of the most important things about being his own boss is that it allows him the freedom to lend a hand in his community whenever it needs to be done. Eder, who is being honored by the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award, has been Mount Angel Distinguished putting on a free-throw Service Ray Eder contest at St. Mary’s Grade School and Mount Angel Middle School for 22 years. He uses that project as an example of how his flexibility helps maximize his volunteer work. “Some of what I do is easy for me to do during the day because of my being self-employed... for example, with the free-throw contest I can do it during the school

day. If it got turned over to someone else they would probably have to do it on a Saturday and wouldn’t get any participation, where I do it through the PE classes and I see all the kids.”

Eder notes the 20-plus meetings a year can be grind and serving 12 years on the council is a long stint. “I’m not burned out yet... As long as I feel I can contribute, I’ll stay in it.”

Eder admits, though, that taking time out from work during the day often makes his work day longer. Like most farmers, he gets to work early and often stays late.

Eder’s record of community service is extensive and diverse. It includes coaching youth basketball and little league softball, mentoring JFK students, serving on the Benedictine Sisters’ vocation and finance committees and helping with their mustard business, and donating blood to the Red Cross. Eder is involved at St. Mary Parish, where he has been a member his entire life. He joined the parish’s Knights of Columbus organization more than 30 years ago and has served as Grand Knight three times. He is a Eucharistic minister and minister to the sick.

“I get here at 7 a.m. during the winter and earlier in the summer. I try to go home when it gets dark. It is hard but I make it work. That’s one thing about being selfemployed, you can take off when you want and that’s probably the reason I’m here until dark, so I can get caught back up with work. “I just always have been one to give my time and give back to the community.” Eder says volunteering runs in the family, citing his mother, Mary Eder, and his father-in-law, Blair Smith, as people who influenced him with their concern for others. “Mom was very giving and a hard-worker and liked to give back. (Blair) was a real great guy who was really involved in volunteering throughout his life and he had an effect on me.” In his third term on the Mount Angel City Council,

Many of Eder’s volunteer commitments have extended for decades. For 23 years, he and his wife, Patti, and their four daughters when they were younger, picked up and delivered donations from the parish to Mission Benedict one Sunday each month. Never one to attract attention to himself, Eder is gracious about the recognition. But he’s clearly not entirely comfortable with it.“I’m just trying to figure out who it was that nominated me.” Whoever did, wrote, “Ray is the best kept secret” when it comes to volunteering.

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Mount Angel resident Rosemary Smith has a reputation. She’s known as a woman who can be counted on to help out whenever and wherever.

What she enjoys the most about volunteering for Meals on Wheels is visiting with guests and reminiscing. “I grew up in Nebraska but we had to leave and move to Oregon in 1940,” Smith said. “I was 13 years old. We moved because of the drought and the poor times.”

The Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce has chosen Rosemary Smith 2015 Volunteer of the Year. A humble woman, Smith does what she can to benefit her community. She has served 32 years as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was a Mount Angel Volunteer Award recipient Rosemary Smith volunteer with Mission Benedict and St. Joseph Shelter, assisting with the assembling of food baskets and cooking. And she volunteered for many years at St. Mary Parish, helping with funeral luncheons, cleaning the church and at St. Ann’s bake sales for many years. On Feb. 6, she celebrated her 88th birthday with family and friends. She raved about the effort her daughter

There were 10 children in her family, with all but the two oldest moving West. Her mother died in childbirth at the age of 35. “I have so much respect for my dad who was the best father and mother,” she said. “He worked hard to take care of all of us.” She recalls her father, Henry Schaecher, working for 35 cents an hour picking berries and hops. He also worked at a flax plant near Mount Angel. When she was 16, she had to leave high school in order to take care of the house and the younger children. “Not everyone who graduated from high school could make a banana cream pie as good I could,” she said, smiling. She was married to Artie Hassler for 37 years. Their children are Kathy Kassel; Gina Robinson, and the late John Hassler. She was a widow for seven years before marrying the now late Al Smith.

“When I lost Artie, I started volunteering at Mission Benedict,” Smith said. “And then I migrated to the senior center. Volunteering gave me something to do with my time.” Volunteering was also her way of showing she cared about the people in her community. “There are a lot of people who need some lifting up and shown some compassion,” she said. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Smith can be found at the Mount Angel Senior Center helping to prepare meals for Meals on Wheels. “I enjoy talking with the people who come here for a meal,” she said. “We have some interesting conversations talking about our past history. Plus I get to get to see what the rest of the world is doing.” She invited seniors to have a meal at the center. “Everyone is welcome to enjoy a lunch,” she said. “Lunch costs $3.50 and having lunch together gives seniors a chance to visit with one another.” Ginger Bork-Allen is the Meals on Wheels site coordinator. “Rosemary is great to work with,” BorkAllen said. “She has a great family. She appreciates what life has given her and believes everyone’s life has a purpose. She enjoys the work she does here and enjoys visiting with the customers.”

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The company donated more than $100,000 to events and nonprofits, and its FFA campaign raised more than $130,000 in 2015. “Wilco puts a lot of focus and effort on

our core values and providing the best customer service we can,” Wilson said. “With core values like Community, Integrity, Quality, Respect, Teamwork, and Accountability, we are set up to be successful.” Wilco was formed by cooperatives that have roots back to the 1930s. The business was officially formed in 1967 when five farmer-owned cooperatives merged together to better serve the membership. “As an agricultural cooperative, we are very proud to maintain our companies’ roots in a rural community, so it means a lot to be recognized by Mount Angel and it is a clear sign we are headed in the right direction,” Wilson said. A Wilco employee for 16 years, Wilson explained what makes Wilco successful.   “As a cooperative, our owners are also Wilco’s best customers,” he said. “The cooperative model and our core values help us stay focused on providing the needs of the customers. With regard to communities, our goal is to support organizations and events in the areas we serve so we can spread out our dollars and time to impact as many people as we can. That’s why we have been such a big supporter of the FFA, Youth Livestock auctions, equestrian clubs, and other agricultural youth organizations.” The company has more than 700 employees, and 100 of those work out of the Mount Angel office and distribution center. The general scope of the business has three units Agronomy Centers, Farm Stores, and Fuel Services. When asked what he is most proud of regarding Wilco’s contribution to the community, Wilson responds, “The FFA Forever program has been a huge success and allowed us to impact thousands of students in agriculture throughout Oregon and Washington. We have been able to raise over $100,000 per year in partnership with our vendors, suppliers, customers, employees and Wilco contributions.”

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Junior First By Vince Teresi Mount Angel 2015 Junior First Citizen Elisha Valladares-Cormier says he is happiest when he is busy. Looking at his long list of activities, it’s easy to see Elisha must be very happy. He is everenergetic in his services both to the community and Kennedy High School. Elisha, a respected, exuberant and industrious young leader, was born in San Salvador, capitol of El Salvador. The oldest of seven children, he grew up in California’s Bay Area, moving to Silverton a year ago.

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Learning to serve Economics and College English classes at Kennedy. Career-wise, he has a particular passion for sports writing. However, he is also proficient in other areas of writing. Recently, he had articles published in the Catholic Sentinel newspaper concerning the impact of social media and technology on one’s faith. He received the Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizenship Award from the Belle Passe, Woodburn chapter. C








Academically, Elisha is an honor roll student with a grade point average of 3.75 and a Elisha Valladares-Cormier member of the National Honor Society. With an eye on the future, he also is considering the career in the ministry. Elisha joined the Boy Scouts of America at age six as a Tiger Scout. He has “If I decide to go down that road, I will served in numerous leadership positions, apply to be a priest in my old diocese of currently as junior assistant scout master Santa Rosa, Calif.,” he said. for Troop 485 in Silverton. He earned his He keeps busy outside of academics, Eagle Scout rank last year and attended too. He is a member of the national National Youth Leadership Training. communications team for the Order of Elisha is a member of the Order of the the Arrow and a part of the Venturing, Arrow, Scouting’s ‘National Honor BSA Area 1 Communications Society.’ Committee, while also continuing to It was his experience in Scouting that lead contribute to the Catholic Sentinel. He him to pick his personal motto: “If service also is busy maintaining his senior project, is below you, then leadership is beyond which was to create Facebook, Twitter, you.” and Instagram social media accounts for Kennedy. As an Eagle Scout, the Kennedy student body president had a busy summer, Elisha is a Kennedy baseball player. staffing at his former Scout summer “I am a huge baseball fan, especially the camp in California for several weeks. San Francisco Giants and New York He then traveled to Michigan to join a Yankees. I attended a Yankee game communications team which entailed the in 2013 which went 18 innings and production of the daily newspaper for 15,000 attendees of the National Order kept score every pitch,” he said. “As a of the Arrow Conference which recently new Eagle Scout, I received a personal celebrated its 100th anniversary. letter from eight-time All-Star Bobby Richardson who included an autographed He was surprised when Mount Angel picture of him with Mickey Mantle and Chamber of Commerce member Nann Whitey Ford.” Fleck announced he won the award. “I am honored the chamber of commerce selected me as Junior First Citizen,” Elisha said. “I hope that I can give the title justice. This honor has even greater meaning for me, as its announcement came exactly one year to the day that I first stepped foot into Kennedy High, which is a testament to the opportunities that Mount Angel has to offer young people.”


Elisha has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of baseball, as his peers will testify. “I enjoy keeping my mind alert by having people ask who won the World Series in any given year.” His favorite quote is one from newspaper columnist George Will: “They say baseball is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona!” His father, Edilberto Valladares, is the Spanish teacher at Kennedy High.

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You know the Disney version with the singing birds, the rosy red checks and the cute dwarfs. But do you know the Brothers Grimm take on Snow White? The Brush Creek Playhouse’s Brothers Grimm Tale of Snow White is playing at the little red theater, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Performances are at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27. A 2 p.m. matinée is offered Feb. 14, 21 and 28. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 12 and under. Advance tickets are available at BooksN-Time, 210 N Water St., Ste. B, Silverton. For information, call 503-508-3682 or visit

poetry workshop, Feb. 20, 2 - 4 p.m . There is a $35 fee for this event.

White Oak Gallery, 216 E. Main St., hosts the Talking Poets presentation by Stewart-Rinier and Deborah Akers Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

The festival concludes with the Feast of Poets Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m., at the Mo unt Angel Abbey Library Auditorium. Poe ts Cindy Williams Gutierrez, Steve Jone s, A. Molotkov, Donna Prinzmetal, and Jana Zvibleman will be featured. For more information to register for the workshop, go to www.silvertonpoetry .net. or call 503-269-7895.

Cinderella opens Feb. 18 The Silverton High School thespians present Cinderella, a Musical, at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 - 21 and Feb. 25 - 27. A 2 p.m. matinee is presented Feb. 21. “Everyone knows the story, of course, but I was waiting to find a fresh idea to the classic story,” SHS director Doug Ousterhout said. “I knew there was a new Broadway version, so I waited until I could get the script. This turned out to be what I was waiting for. Great characters, great music and a new twist.” Tickets are available by calling 503-8736331, ext. 3778 or at the theater, 1456 Pine St.

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Local squads make big statements on the court

The Silverton High basketball teams won pair of back-to-back high-pressure games against Corvallis and changed the complexion of both Mid-Willamette Conference races. For the girls, Tuesday’s 40-31 win at Corvallis gave the top-ranked Foxes some breathing room. Silverton rallied from an early 7-0 deficit, and used a 20-3 run to take tenuous control of a game that wasn’t settled until Brooke McCarty and Maggie Roth nailed two free throws apiece in the final minutes. Silverton is 20-0 overall and improved to 10-0 in the Mid-Willamette Conference, two games ahead of No. 5 Corvallis with four games to play. “It wasn’t the start we wanted,” said Foxes girls coach Tal Wold, “but we kept grinding it out. And our bigs played so stinking hard. We want to be a great team, we just have to stick with it.”

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there very often. You never know though. We are very competitive ,and the kids are really learning/wanting to compete. I am very proud of what we have accomplished this year.”

The boys, meanwhile, hosted the Spartans and desperately needed a win Wednesday to stay in the league race. Corvallis came in at 8-1, with the Foxes one game back at 7-2. Desperation won out as the scrappy Foxes, the defending Class 5A state champions, used a torrid fourth-quarter start to take a six-point lead and held on from there for a 57-54 nailbiter that left the two teams tied at 8-2 with four games left. Corvallis led 44-42 at the end of three quarters, but Julian Downey drilled a three, Sam Roth drove for a layup and Downey buried another 3-pointer for a 50-44 lead. The Spartans battled back to tied it at 50-50, but Blake Cosgrove made a three-point play and added a fast-break layup to keep the Spartans at bay. “We came out looking for revenge,” said Cosgrove, whose team lost at 54-48 at Corvallis on Jan. 15. “We weren’t coming out of this game with a loss. We finished better and I thought we played better overall.” Downey finished with 22 points and made six 3-pointers for the Foxes. Roth and Cosgrove finished with 13 apiece. Meanwhile, Kennedy closed out its Tri-River championship league season with a 57-41 home win Feb. 9 vs. Regis. The Trojans took the title with an 11-1 record. Defending 2A champion Western Mennonite (8-3) and perennial power Regis (7-4) find themselves looking up at Kennedy in the league standings this year. Swimming: The Foxes headed into this weekend’s district competition in Corvallis after concluding one of the best dual meet seasons in school history. The boys were 5-1 overall in the Mid-Willamette Conference and 10-1 overall, while the girls were 4-2 in league and 9-2 overall. The boys lost only to Lebanon, while Corvallis and

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Crescent Valley defeated the girls squad. Included was a season-ending win against South Albany in which the Foxes swept while winning just two events in each meet. “We really do not have anyone that you would consider a star swimmer,” said first-year coach Lucky Rogers, who has served as an assistant the past nine seasons. “Every team we go against has multiple swimmers that you can’t wait to watch because they are that good. We do not have those swimmers. So, we should not be winning our dual meets like we have been. Except for one fact: We have depth. “I have good swimmers in all events. Usually two or three of them. It is because of this that we are winning our dual meets. We may not win each individual event, but we are getting 2nd-3rd-4th or 2nd-3rd-5th. There will not be any school records broken this year. We have a few chances to go to state, but it will require some awesome swims at districts.” Rogers, who has taught and coached at Silverton for the past 26 years, praised the senior leadership of Lindsey Orr, Tyler Cohade and Cole Hackett and noted that he thinks both squads will finish in the top four at districts. “All the teams in our league have club swimmers,” Rogers said. “We do not have any of those kids. Making it to state is our goal always. However, we do not make it

Wrestling: Austin Reed won a pair of tournament titles for the Foxes, who will be hosting the Mid-Willamette distrct meet Feb. 19-20. Reed pinned Josiah Bales of Bend at the Jan. 30 Hood River Elks Invitational and blanked Sammy Chung of Dallas 14-0 at the Mid-Valley Classic. Jacob Whitehead (106), Tabor Tarpley (145) and Braden Sinn (160) also won titles at the Mid-Valley Classic, while Sinn also took third in Hood River. The Foxes are 1-2 in league duals in recent weeks, downing Corvallis 54-24 while falling to Central 42-39 and Dallas 61-13. Track and field: Silverton senior Maddie Fuhrman claimed a pair of personal bests at an invitational meet Feb. 6 at the Dempsey Indoor Center at the University of Washington. Fuhrman took second in her mile heat in 5:09, a lifetime best, while taking fourth in her 800 heat in 2:21. The 800 time is an indoor PR. Fuhrman and the rest of the state’s track and field athletes begin outdoor training Feb. 29. Race results: Stephen Schaefer and Ben Handrich were the big winners Feb. 6 at the 5K run-walk and 10K run at Wurstfest in Mount Angel. Schaefer, 34, from Portland, won the 5K in 18:56.2. Handrich, 29, of Salem, was the 10K champion in 36:52.3. Rachel Peters, 29, of Canby, finished second overall and was the top woman 5K finisher in 20:42.8. Maya Velez, 27, of Salem, was fourth overall in the 10K in 42:24.6, and led all women runners. Slightly more than 400 people participated in the two events. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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Good-bye garage sale signs in public right aways It’s about this time of year they began to appear. They are frequently at the corner of First and C streets and at McClaine and Main streets. But now, garage sale and other signs will no longer be tolerated. Silverton Community Development Director Jason Gottgetreu said a law has “been on the books for numerous years” prohibiting signs in the public right away. The city council recently directed staff to enforce the law. Garage sale or other

signs is in a public right away will be removed. If it is a durable sign, such as the sandwich boards advertising a play, it will be taken to the Silverton Police Station where its owner can retrieve it. Gottgetreu said some councilors complained the signs were an eyesore. According to city code yard signs on private property can be displayed on three consecutive days in a calendar month. For more information, call city hall at 503873-6117.

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On the Facebook site Speak Out Silverton, Silverton Mayor Rick Lewis said, “These are hard decisions to make because they involve increases that are

difficult for some residents.” The rate increase addresses “critical needs that impact the health and safety of our community,” he said. The increase will have a second reading at the March 7 council meeting. The rate increases are expected to go into effect July 1. To review the city’s PowerPoint presentation on the issue, visit www. View/2801

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Norma Jean (Souders) Branstetter March 2, 1925 to Feb. 3, 2016 Longtime Silverton resident and florist Norma Jean Branstetter suddenly passed away on Feb. 3, 2016 at her home.


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Norma Jean died of an apparent massive heart attack/stroke the morning of Feb. 3. She lived in a mobile home in the Silverton Senior Estates and was observed out weeding her flower beds the previous day. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 402 N. First St., Silverton. Norma Jean owned and operated Silverton Flower Shop on Water Street for more than 55 years. She was known for her generosity and kind spirit. She always had a hug and a piece of candy readily available to dispense to everyone. On many occasions, she would even remove one of her price tags and sell the item at a loss in order to assist some elderly customer who she suspected could not afford the purchase. Her recognition in 2008 by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce with its Lifetime Achievement Award read in part: “She has ‘saved’ many a thoughtless or forgetful husband or boyfriend by opening up after hours and providing the love-saving bouquet or handful of roses. Countless students have worn her boutonnieres and corsages to school dances and reunions over the last 55 years. Out-of-town Silverton High School alumni rely upon her as their source for school and community news as well as knowing what annual gift they

tended to make to friends and relatives.” She was presented with an Honorary Silverton High School Diploma and was graduated with the SHS Class of 2008. A Silverton mural was created in her honor. It adorns the south outside wall of her business, Silverton Flower Shop, at 311 N. Water St. She is survived by, her son, Mason, and Marcia Branstetter, Silverton and a daughter Carla and Bernie Bolme, Salem. She had seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. She also is survived by her sister, Evelyn Craycraft, Eureka, Kan. She was preceded in death by her son, Barry Branstetter, who died in 1989 and her husband, Carl Branstetter who died in 1996. Memorials are encouraged in her name to SHS Alumi Association or the Silverton First Christian Church. Arrangements were made by Unger Funeral Chapel.

Family BINGO night Feb. 27 benefits Senior Center People who enjoy the game of BINGO will have an opportunity to play alongside others of all ages when Silverton Senior Center opens its doors for BINGO Night from Saturday, Feb. 27, 5-8 p.m. The family affair is a fundraiser to pay for landscape expenses at the center. Admission is free. Three cards cost

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White Oak Gallery will exhibit Efrain Diaz-Horna and Linda Spence for the month of February. The Silverton Poetry Society will have a poetry reading Feb. 20, 7- 9 p.m. at White Oak. 216 E Main St Silverton. HISTORIC SIMMONS CEMETERY needs your help! The roadside fence is in disrepair and needs to be replaced.  Please visit the GoFundMe Account at:  https:// www/ for more information and help us maintain the character of this small, but not forgotten, final resting place.  Thank you! CROCKPOT MEALS Thursday, March 3, 6-8 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Meredith Brandstedder will teach how to use common food pantry staples in a slow cooker to make easy weeknight meals your family will love. If you have a crockpot, feel free to bring it along and we’ll fill it up. Let us know if you don’t have one and we will send you home with a free crock. Call to register for all classes: 503-873-3446.

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Remembering Silverton’s flower lady

When a mural is painted in your honor and your nickname is “Silverton’s Sweetheart,” you are officially a an honored and respected citizen.

but those watching her receive the award weren’t so lucky as the floodgates opened in joy that the town she loved so much honored her in such a way.

Norma Jean Branstetter was all that and more.

She was one of a kind – generous and remarkably bighearted, funny and witty. Norma Jean leaves behind a large family and a small town who adored her. A true character, she was one of the good ones.

The “flower lady” passed away Feb. 3 and a town mourns. Norma owned and operated Silverton Flower Shop on Water Street for 55 years. Norma Jean was a talented florist, a provider of “exceed expectations” service and a counselor of sorts. She helped one future columnist wrap his mind around an unheard of concept at the time - a corsage that the girl who said “yes” to a prom invitation would actually wear on her wrist. Norma Jean advised him that this was cleverly called “a wrist corsage.” And what a relief it was not to have to try to use a straight pin to attach it to a dress. Norma Jean graciously assisted many stumbling, bumbling husbands and boyfriends with their last-minute Valentine’s and anniversary gifts. She quietly reminded sons the importance of giving flowers on Mother’s Day. There was a sign I recall on a tax attorney’s desk - “Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.”  That saying was definitely not one Norma Jean would utter. And fixing poor planning on a customer’s behalf

was when Norma Jean shone brightly. One has to wonder how many marriages she brought back from near-death experiences, and how many 16-year-old boys were made to outshine Romeo in the love department because of her last-minute flower saves. She could whip together a bouquet for the ages in nanoseconds and never once did the words “poor planning” cross her lips. Oh, she would tease, and use some kid-gloves sarcasm at these last-second rescues, but it always was fun.  Watching her receive her honorary diploma from Silverton High School was a treat. She was so proud to graduate with the Class of 2008.  Being recognized with the Silverton Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 nearly brought her to tears,

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We have been blessed with a lot of rain and snow in February which will be much appreciated later this year when the water tables need an IV. The ski resorts have enough snow to make even the most discriminating resort owner, snowboarder, tobogganer, tuber, and skier smile. But as I write, Mike Bothum is golfing in short sleeves and “taunting by texting” because my “other” work is demanding and his retirement is playing out beautifully. A week of 60 degree temps and a high of 64 degrees in the middle of winter?  What’s not to love?

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New patients & emergencies welcome

Fil l i n g s • C r ow ns • R oot Canal s I m p la n t s • E xtr acti ons • Dentu r es

Thank you for naming us

Silverton Business of the Year!

Matthew B. Chase, D.M.D. Mark A. Haskell, D.D.S.

303 N. First • Silverton 503-873-8614

To celebrate, we’re offering specials for Silverton residents all month!

Community Profile Visitor’s Guide and Mount Angel Business Directory

The OregOn garden

Silverton residents save

50% off admission!

18,000 copies to publish Spring 2016 • Rich full color pages packed with local beauty

OregOn garden reSOrT

• Distributed by direct mail to every household in Silverton, Mt. Angel and Scotts Mills

Silverton residents save

• Available at visitor centers around the region – and online!

25% off food and beverage in the Fireside Lounge!

To advertise, call Jim Kinghorn:


Valid February 1-29, 2016. Must show proof of residency for discounts. Cannot be combined with other offers.

879 & 895 West Main St.Silverton

Garden: 503-874-8100 • Resort: 503-874-2500 • Our Town Life

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Dr. Rowley and his professional staff are there to answer your questions and work with you to provide personalized health care.











WOODBURN BARELAND/LOTS COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL STAYTON/SUBLIMITY IN TOWN NEWTOWN HOME CONSTRUCTION SILVERTON LAND/ACREAGE SILVE CO FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT COUNTRY/ACREAGE Christina Angela Micha Christman Becky Craig Ryan Wertz Marcia Branstetter Michael Schmidt Meredith Wertz Chuck White MasonTOWN Branstetter AUMSVILLE/TURNER KEIZER Williamson WOODBURN Halbirt-Lopez Property Manager Broker Broker Broker, GRI Broker, GRI Broker, GRI Broker Principal Broker, GRI HUB HUBBARD Broker BARELAND/LOTS Broker 873-1425 873-3545 ext. 313 873-3545 ext. 322 873-3545 ext. 318 873-3545 ext. 324 873-3545 ext. 314 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 873-3545 ext.WOODBURN 325 873-3545 ext. 303 873-3545 ext. 315 873-3545 ext. 312 TOWN FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT STAYTON/SUBLIMITY AUMSVILLE/T TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER WOODBURN TOWN LAND/ACREAGE BARELAND/LOTS #T2263 CUSTOM HERR CONSTRUCTION 3BR, 2BA #T2249 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 2BR, 1 BA 912 sqft. SOLD!TOWN – #T2042 LOT #88 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 acre #T2265 SALEM – 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 Acres.


Brokers are licensed in oregon


1797sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $328,700

7.97 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $435,000

#T2232 FARMHOUSE IN COMMERCIAL ZONE 3BR, 1BA 1698 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $138,500 (WVMLS#693002) #T2230 NEW HOUSE 4BR, 2.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $269,000 (WVMLS#693087) #T2238 NEWER HOME ON LARGE LOT 3BR, 2BA 2712 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $384,500 (WVMLS#693811) #T2249 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 2BR, 1 BA 912 sqft. 7.97 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $435,000

#T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $449,500 (WVMLS#695519) #T2194 SPACIOUS HOME IN THE COUNTRY 4BR, 2BA 2922 sqft. 11.82 acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $485,000




(WVMLS#695538, 695508)

SOLD! – #T2259 RANCH STYLE HOME IN SILVERTON 3BR, 1.5BA 1386 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $239,900 (WVMLS#697104)


SOLD! – #T2258 GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 3 BR, 2 BA 11356 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $239,000 (WVMLS#697103) NEW! – #T2267 LOTS OF SPACE 5 BR, 2.5 BA 2823sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $356,800 (WVMLS#698999) NEW! – #T2268 TURN KEY 4BR, 2.5BA 2202 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $344,900 (WVMLS#699083) NEW! – #T2270 COZY MANUFCTURED HOME 3BR, 2BA 1056 sqft. Call Becky at ext. 313 $15,000 (WVMLS#699351) NEW! – #T2277 GREAT LOCATION 3BR, 2BA 2299 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $299,900 (WVMLS#699573) NEW! – #T2276 ALMOST AN ACRE IN TOWN 4 BR, 2BA 1826 sqft..890 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $357,700 (WVMLS#699420) NEW! – #T2273 FANTASTIC VALLEY VIEWS 3 BR, 2.5BA 2644 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $394,000

lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $35,900 (WVMLS#660605)

(WVMLS#695538, 695508)

#T2219 45 DIVIDABLE ACRES 45 Acres South of Silverton Call Michael at ext. 314 $610,000 (WVMLS#692414)



ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#694402)




TOWN Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $409,900 (WVMLS#698462) OTHER COMMUNITIES

LA COU WOODBURN SILVERTON #T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres COMMUNIT OTHER Call Chuck at ext. 325 $449,500 (WVMLS#695519)





#T2243 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#694402)


#T2213 DAYTON-DUPLEX IN DAYTON 6BR, 5BA 2635 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $259,000 (WVMLS#691241)














#T2227 MT. ANGEL COTTAGE 2BR, 1BA 784 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 or Michael at ext. 314 $169,900 (WVMLS#692639) #T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $189,500

0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 (WVMLS#698080)




#T2261 WOODBURN – NICECOUNTRY/ACREAGE GEM 4BR, 1.5BA 1232 sqft. Call Christina at ext. 315 $149,900 (WVMLS#697769)





NEW! – #T2269 BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME 4BR, 3BA 1932 sqft. Call Angela at 503.999.0245 $450,000 (WVMLS#699238) OTHER COMMUNITIES

WOODBURN #T2177 BREATHTAKING VIEWS 9.8 acres bare land. Call BARELAND/LOTS COUNTRY/ACREAGE Chuck at ext. 325 $289,000

NEW! – #T2269 BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME 4BR, 3BA 1932 sqft. Call Angela at 503.999.0245 $450,000 (WVMLS#699238) NEW! – #T2275 WONDERFULLY REMODELED HOME 4BR, 3.5BA 3590 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $587,900 (WVMLS#699438) NEW! – SILVERTON- #T2274 FANTASTIC COUNTRY ESTATE 5 BR, 3BA 2494 sqft.30.14 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $516,700 (WVMLS#699150)


#T2244 SPACIOUS 2 STORY HOME 4BR, 2.5BA 2530 sqft. Call AUMSVILLE/TURN Chuck at ext. 325 $309,900 (WVMLS#694461)



#T2242 EXCELLENT EXPOSURE 1.560 acres Call Mason at ext. 303 $385,000 (WVMLS#694349)









WOODBURN 303 Oak Street • Silverton •


503.873.3545 • 1-800-863-3545 OTHER COMMUNITIES


Our Town North: February 15, 2016  

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

Our Town North: February 15, 2016  

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