Our Town North: Feb. 15, 2023

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Our Town P.O. Box 927 Mt. Angel, Or 97362 COMMUNITY NEWS POSTAL CUSTOMER ECRWSS Sports & Recreation Lady Foxes basketball undefeated – Page 10 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PORTLAND, OR PERMIT NO. 854 Something to Celebrate Mount Angel Festhalle paid off early, thanks to stellar O’fest – Page 5 Something Fun Brush Creek children’s theatre returns with Misadventures – Page 9 Heeding the call for help – Page 14 Vol. 20 No. 4 Serving Mt. Angel, Silverton and Scotts Mills February 2023

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Silverton Senior Center AND Meals on Wheels will be CLOSED Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 for President’s

Shoe Faire

Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 115 Westfield St. Silverton Senior Center

Gently used, clean and possibly new shoes will be for SALE for only $5 a pair. Purses & Handbags too!

Proceeds to benefit the Silverton Senior Center. Open to public! All ages! Donations of shoes & purses are welcome until March 9 at 115 Westfield St.

Huge THANKS to those who donated to the Sweetheart Gift Basket Prize Drawings: Anne Pinkowski and Silverton Art Association, Avamere at Keizer Court, Boone Ridge Independent & Retirement Community, Emerald Gardens, Kristi Holden, Serenity Home & Spa Shoppe, and Vivienne Frankel.

Second Annual

‘Senior Follies’

IS BAAAAACK! June 16, 17 & 18, 2023

Interested? Talented? Creative?

Senior 50+? Informational Gathering & Meeting is Wednesday, March 15 at 3 p.m. to answer any questions or to apply. Applications are available at the Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Due April 15, 2023. Show Silverton how VIBRANT Seniors 50+ ARE!

Upcoming Program


• Estate Planning on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.

• Vet’s Café for ALL Veterans is Monday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

• Bingo with Mainstay Group

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church – upstairs (yes, there is an elevator)


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Class of 2023 will need funds for Grad

With someone like Dana Smith you have to look below the surface and keep in mind the layers of community commitment.

Yes, Smith has served in elected positions such as the Silver Falls School district board and her recent eight years on the Silverton City Council.

But in the nomination form that elevated her to Silverton’s First Citizen of 2022, it was noted that the district and council work “are just the tip of the iceberg of the work she has done for our community.”

Also cited were Smith’s effort on homelessness and affordable housing, particularly the St. Edwards Cottages project. A registered engineer with a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri, she has advised numerous organizations on building purchase and has provided free professional advice in many cases.

“It is difficult to thank people like Dana,” the nominator wrote, “who simply heed the call to every civic need, without question or fail. One small way we can show our appreciation for her service is to celebrate her with this award.”

The First Citizen Award will be presented to Smith on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the J. Frank Schmidt Pavilion at the

Oregon Garden. This will be the 52nd time the Silverton Chamber of Commerce has honored the community’s top achievers in community affairs, business, education, and

Silverton’s First Citizen Gala

J. Frank Pavilion at The Oregon Garden

Saturday, Feb. 25. Social hour 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.

Dessert buffet and a no-host bar

Tickets: $25, available at the Silverton Chamber of Commerce, 426 S. Water St. or at www.silvertonchamber.org/events.

Call 503-873-5615 to reserve a table.

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volunteer activities.

Other top winners announced in advance by the chamber were Meg Feight (Distinguished Service), Arlene Harris (Lifetime Achievement), Silverton Health Auxiliary (Club of the Year) and The Lucky Leaf (Business of the Year).

The evening’s program also will include top honors from local clubs and nonprofits as well as those of the Silver Falls School District.

Editor’s note: Profiles of the other chamber honorees will be published in the March 1 edition of Our Town.

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Banner year Oktoberfest pays off Mount Angel Festhalle

Mount Angel Oktoberfest has paid off its loan for the community Festhalle five years ahead of schedule, following a record-setting year for revenue in 2022.

During the Jan. 26 annual meeting of the group’s membership, it was announced that last year saw more income than ever before, with $342,611 received after expenses.

This allowed the board to make the final payments on a $500,000 loan taken out in 2011 to complete the building, which frees up tens of thousands of dollars each year for additional donation opportunities.

“Since we no longer have the payments to make on the building, it will allow us to give more funds each year,” said spokesperson Monica Bochsler. “This is terrific, as our goal is to support other nonprofits and give back as much as possible each year.”

The Festhalle was built in 2011 as a community center for the city’s annual Oktoberfest and other events, such as the recent Volksfest. Community support generated nearly $2.5 million in donations

for the 20,000-square foot building, which was completed in two phases.

The loan was taken out to complete the second phase on time. Bochsler said Oktoberfest organizers did not incur this debt lightly.

“While the loan was necessary to get the Festhalle completed, it also posed a burden,” she said.

The loan had a 15-year term and repayment began in 2012.

Bochsler said there were a couple of exceptionally profitable years since then. Oktoberfest was able to make extra payments to drive down principal and reduce long-term interest.

When the 2022 festival started, the loan had three yearly payments left. Bochsler said clear skies, and great food, vendors and entertainment, led to a banner year. The board was able to make all three payments at once.

Even with this large payout, Oktoberfest

was still able to donate $90,721 to community groups in 2022. With the loan off the books, Bochsler said they look forward to being even more generous, as well as setting aside more funds to keep the Festhalle in top shape.

In addition to funding regular projects, Oktoberfest is expanding its resources, including the recent purchase of the field across the street from the Festhalle that becomes a parking lot during the festival. The property was purchased last year from Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel for $340,000. Bochsler said a loan was taken out to complete that purchase, but will be repaid with the same urgency as the Festhalle loan.

“We carefully balance the need for loans against our long term goal of providing for other non-profits and keeping the necessary infrastructure,” she said.

Planning for this year’s Oktoberfest is already under way. The theme for the Sept. 14-17 event is “A Touch of Bavaria”. Organizers are optimistic they can replicate last year’s success.

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The Mount Angel Festhalle. JIM KINGHORN

Push back Union challenges SFSD infographic on labor negotiations

Tensions in the stalled labor negotiations between the Silver Falls School District (SFSD) and the teachers' union have ramped up.

The Silver Falls Education Association (SFEA) said an infographic broadcast Jan. 24 via ParentSquare, and later on the district’s website, was “an escalation” as the two parties entered mediation.

“We feel the extensive document sent out to our community from the district office via personal email was misleading and offensive,” SFEA posted on Facebook Jan. 26.

A first mediation session was scheduled for Feb. 1, but was set over to Feb. 7 due to a scheduling conflict. The session resulted in little progress, said SFEA representatives, and a follow up was scheduled for Feb. 13.

According to ParentSquare’s website, the app is typically used for emergency notifications, announcements about school services, and similar community-interest broadcasts. The Jan. 24 infographic marked

the first time SFSD used ParentSquare to share updates on current labor negotiations and the district’s bargaining position. The SFEA has accused the district of attempting to gain an outsized influence.

SFSD spokesperson Derek McElfresh told Our Town Feb. 2 the information was broadcast in response to requests by employees and community members for “a fact-based, easy to understand reason why the district and SFEA had not yet reached a final contract.”

“It’s unfortunate that a small number of community members are upset by the communication, but the district stands by the information as being entirely based on facts, and on existing information already available to the public,” said McElfresh.

“We’re aware of some individuals stating that the financial numbers listed in the communication have in some way been ‘doctored’, implying we are being untruthful with the data. We invite any such criticism to specify the nature of the manipulation they imply. To our knowledge, all calculations and figures in the release

are 100% accurate, except where noted as projections or estimates. In the case of the latter, great care was taken to be as accurate as possible based on current knowledge.”

The infographic said accepting the union’s positions on class size and teacher salaries would place the district in financial jeopardy.

SFEA has rebutted the district’s numbers in a series of Facebook posts that began Feb. 3, sharing their reasons for why the district has room in the budget to meet their requests. The district said it would need to hire ten teachers and pay out 41 stipends under SFEA’s proposed class size guidelines. SFEA said while new teachers would be helpful, options include reassigning students, more paraeducator time and developing split classrooms, while working with administrators to tailor solutions.

If these options are not viable, SFEA requests a 1.5 percent pay bump for teachers with excessively-large classes, and estimated around three teachers would qualify under the proposed guidelines.

McElfresh said SFSD arrived at the figure

of 41 stipends based on the number of schools in the district that would not have room for additional classes.

On teacher salaries, the district said SFEA’s request for a 7 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA), as opposed to the district’s proposed 3 percent, would require $850,000 more for this year’s budget. SFEA said it is still willing to work with the district on this issue and noted it has come down from an original proposal of 9 percent while the district has come up from 2 percent. On using state and federal grants for teacher salaries, the district said such monies must be project-specific. SFEA argued that the funds, specifically Oregon’s Student Investment Account (SIA) grants, are meant to address student success barriers like class size and can be used in this context.

If a contract is not finalized within 15 days of the start of mediation, parties may declare an impasse and present a final offer seven days later. They will then have 30 days to consider the offer and accept the terms, or the union may strike after giving ten days notice.

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Donations needed for Project Graduation

When Erin Scott discovered Silverton High School’s senior class – of which her oldest son is a member – did not have enough money to hold the traditional Grad Night celebration she was alarmed.

“I can still remember every detail of my Grad Night,” she said, noting that, although she graduated from a Portland area high school, the tradition was similar – a drug and alcohol-free, post-graduation celebration combining food, fun and gift bags for the entire graduating class.

“This is the last big thing you get to do with your class,” Scott said of the importance of this post-graduation tradition. “And for a lot of kids that’s the only present they get for graduation.”

But putting on a celebration of this caliber for over 200 students doesn’t come cheap.

“We have maybe $2,500 and the place alone is $3,400,” Scott said. “So, we have to make a lot of money very fast.”

That’s because the usual Grad Night fundraising effort, last year’s Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Donate Dodgeball Tournament – which would have traditionally been gifted to the students their junior year – was used to fund the Grad Night for the class of 2022.

“We need to get back to giving it to the juniors,” Scott

said, explaining how the previous method of fundraising a year in advance has long been the key to ensuring each graduating class has the required funds. “So, this year [the dodgeball proceeds] will be split.”

It’s a split that’s necessary to get the fundraiser timeline back on track, but it means this year’s class, and potentially next year’s as well, will be looking for other ways to fund Grad Night. Which is how the Couch Potato fundraiser came about.

“You don’t have to go anywhere or buy anything,” the parent committee wrote in a press release describing the project. “From the comfort of your couch, you can help the class of 2023 celebrate together one last time.”

And potentially help the class of 2024 as well, because at least half of this year’s dodgeball proceeds – as well as any extra funds – would go into their account for next year.

“We want people to sign up for the dodgeball tournament,” Scott, dodgeball volunteer coordinator – said. “But wouldn’t it be amazing if we raised $25,000 [through Couch Potato donations] so we could say to dodgeball, ‘No thank you,’ and to the juniors, ‘Here you go’?”

More information on the Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, April 8 is at silvertondodgeball.square.site (team registration due March 1). More information on the Couch Potato is at silvertonprojectgraduation.square.site/home.

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Are Silverton Police Department officers being paid enough?

Developer and long-time resident Rob Wood, who serves on the public policy committee at the Oregon Police Academy in Salem, doesn’t think so.

Wood read off the names of ten Silverton officers who have left the force in the past five years to take positions with other agencies. He cited one example in which an officer made a horizontal move and received an $8,000 bonus as well as a $20,000 raise.

Wood was speaking at the Feb. 6 Silverton City Council meeting. On the meeting’s “consent agenda,” a set of items meant to be handled in one motion and with little or no discussion, was action on a new three-year contract agreement with the union representing Silverton’s officers. The new deal calls for officers to receive 6 percent raises effective July 1, 2023 and a 5 percent raises the following year.

“I think we need to go back and look at this,” Wood said. “We have a great team of people. Let’s try to keep them.” Wood said that by offering higher salaries to retain officers the city would save money in the long run because of the expense of hiring and training their replacements. The matter is a sensitive one because the pending agreement was reached in collective bargaining between the city and the police union. The council moved to table the consent agenda item and will schedule an executive session, likely in March, to consider its options. .

Earlier in the meeting the Silverton Police Department was recognized by the Oregon Accreditation Alliance. The group’s executive director, Scott Hayes, appeared via Zoom to honor the department. Accreditation requires that departments establish and maintain strict standards and professional best practices, accountability and transparency.

In other highlights from the Feb. 6 session: Fencing: Councilors unanimously agreed

to direct City Manager Ron Chandler to work on a “fence encroachment” agreement with a property owner on South Third Street. The goal is to find the correct property line for the homeowner so he can install a fence at the rear of the property, which abuts unimproved South Fourth Street.

Parking: Councilors unanimously approved an update of the city’s parking and right-of-way ordinances. The goal is to have clearer code on where parking is legal and where and for how long recreational vehicles

can park. The work has been ongoing since last summer and was spearheaded by former Councilor Jim Sears and Silverton Police Chief Jim Anglemier.

Goal-setting: At a Jan. 23 work session the new council discussed goal-setting for the new term. On the list are:

• Adopting and executing a capital improvement plan;

• Completing and occupying the new civic center;

• Implementing a new parks master plan;

•  Updating the economic opportunity analysis and the development code;

• Striving for community-wide connectivity of roads and sidewalks, with particular emphasis on Water Street and the Mill Town area;

• Addressing housing needs; and,

• Designing a “main street” project in the downtown core using urban renewal funds.

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Something Fun

Misadventures! Youth production set as next Brush Creek play

Brush Creek is launching its 2023 season with the return of one of its favorite shows, The Further MISAdventures of the Seven Dwarfs. The crowd-pleaser brings back the seven dwarfs for a romp through the collected tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Did you know that a dwarf helped Rapunzel and her prince? And helped Hansel and Gretel escape the gingerbread house? No? Well, you’re invited to learn the real story in the 2023 children and youth production directed by Linda Zellner. The play, written by Emily and Michael Wood, is performed by arrangement with Evander Dramatic Press.

The show opens on Friday, Feb. 24 and runs three weekends, closing March 12. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee each Sunday.

Tickets are $10, $8 for children 12 and under, seniors 60+ and students, and are on sale at Runaway Art & Craft Studio, 4675 Commercial St. S.E., Salem and Books N Time, 210 N. Water St., Silverton. They also are available at the door beginning 30 minutes before each performance. The theater is located at 11535 Silverton Road, N.E., Silverton.

Brush Creek Players have a GoFundMe page to help provide fresh paint and a thorough roof cleaning to the old schoolhouse and theater.

Contributions to BCP – unlike some other GoFundMe donations – are a contribution to a 501-c-3 charity for tax purposes. Information at: https://gofund.me/44f06a0b.

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Still undefeated

The Silverton High girls basketball continues its unbeaten march through the Mid-Willamette conference.

The Foxes, ranked No. 2 in class 5A, moved to 12-0 in league play with a 38-30 win Feb. 7 against visiting Central. Silverton is 15-3 overall under first year coach Alyssa Ogle, with two of the losses to Class 6A teams and the other to Springfield, No. 1 in 5A.

“We have been working on getting better every day and it’s been super fun to coach these girls and see their progress,” Ogle told Our Town. “We have been having a lot of kids step up in different games and that’s the great thing about our team. We have a ton of players that can step up and give us what we need every game.”

Juniors Kyleigh Brown and Justina Semerikov and senior Lily Hayashida have been standouts in recent days, Ogle said. Brown has averaged 18 points, ten rebounds, and five assists in her past three games, while Semerikov and Hayashida have averaged double figures in scoring and have been helping out on the boards. Looming ahead for the Foxes is a Feb. 21 rematch with No. 5 Crescent Valley, the defending 5A champion. The Raiders were 10-2 at Our Town’s presstime. The Foxes downed CV 35-31 on Jan. 19 in Silverton.

But the Foxes have games against contenders South Albany (8-4), West Albany (6-6) and Corvallis (9-3) before they even get to CV.

“In our league, you must be prepared every night to come out and battle,” Ogle said. “I have been very impressed with the girls’ focus on getting prepared for the next opponent but also on working at getting better in the areas that we need to improve on. As we are going through the second half of league, we know that these games will only

be tougher, and we are excited about the opportunity to get better every night.”

The Silverton boys, meanwhile, fell to 6-6 in league play with a 55-42 loss to Central. The Foxes are currently in sixth place in the Mid-Willamette and must move into the top 4 to guarantee a playoff berth.

Kennedy Boys Hoops: The Trojans moved to 10-4 in the Tri-River East Division on Feb. 7, with a 58-42 win at Regis. The win gave No. 5 Kennedy the season series against the No. 11 Rams, also 10-4, and increased their chances of nailing down the East’s No. 2 spot in the upcoming Tri-River playoffs.

Brett Boen, JFK’s 6-4 senior post, led the way with 18 points on nine layups. Kennedy, said coach Karl Schmidtman, “did a great job of being deliberate on offense.”

Ethan Kleinschmit scored 12 points and Charlie Beyer and Javier Rodriguez added 9 points apiece for Kennedy, which is hoping for a return to Pendleton, where the squad went 0-2 in last year’s Class 2A tournament. “We still have some stuff we can clean up,” Boen told Our Town, “but I think we can get back there.”

Wrestling: Kennedy and Silverton are sending a total of 5 wrestlers to the Feb. 23-24 girls state meet at the Memorial Coliseum. The two squads competed in regional competition this past weekend.

Advancing to the Class 4A-3A-2A-1A state meet from Kennedy are Alex Geschwill and Jen Rose Ifenuk, with Geschwill taking home first place at 130 pounds and winning 4 of her 5 matches by pin. The Foxes will send Jasmine Myers, Lilly Kamstra and McKayla Bonham

Silverton Swimming: The Aqua Foxes headed into the Mid-Willamette Conference district meet in Corvallis Feb. 10-11 with some strong momentum. The girls

squad was 9-0 in dual meets and won all three of its invitationals.The boys were 8-1 in duals and won two of its three invitationals, finishing second in the other. The squad has battled injury issues this season, coach Lucky Rogers said, but Rogers added that “I always believe we will be at our best at the district meet.”

Key contributors for the Aqua Foxes are expected to be Catherine Hyde, Nolan Horner and Sawyer Beckman Rogers’ form charts projected a second or third place finish for the girls and perhaps third or fourth for the boys.

Football: Austin Ratliff, a two-way standout on the Silverton football squad that won the 2021 state title, is transferring to Oregon State University from Air Force. Ratliff, a wide receiver and defensive back for the Foxes, is expected to be a preferred walk-on at defensive back for the Beavers.

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Passages Harold ‘Hal’ Fitzke April 6, 1931 – Jan. 10, 2023

Harold “Hal” A. Fitzke, 91, died peacefully at home in Mount Angel, Oregon on Jan. 10, 2023.  Hal was born on April 6, 1931, in Silverton, Oregon, the son of Mary Teresa Plennart Fitzke and William Fred Fitzke. His sister Angela of New York City preceded Hal in death in 1997.

Hal attended St. Paul Grade School in Silverton and High School at Mt. Angel Prep School.  He joined the US Air Force in 1950 and served as an Electronic Counter Measure Operator on 33 B29 bombing missions to North Korea, jamming enemy radar. After his honorable discharge he attended Oregon State and majored in engineering and business.

Hal sold sport cars and enjoyed owning and racing them as well. He became a private pilot and sold airplanes for Skyways in Troutdale, Oregon.  Hal then became General Manager of A.B. Dick Products Co., the office equipment division of J.K Gill. In 1980 Hal purchased the Canon copier franchise

for Portland and started Automated Office Systems which eventually became Ikon Office Solutions. Hal retired in 1998.

Hal excelled in his hobbies:    trap shooting, sailboat racing, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of the Elks Club in Silverton and volunteered with the after-school program for middle schoolers.

Survivors include his wife, Carol “Sue” Jacobsen Fitzke; sons, Mike (Tracy) and Todd (Darci); daughter, DiNea ( Darren); nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mount Angel. Interment was held at a private family service at St. Paul Cemetery on Jan. 28.

Donations are welcome for the church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements made by Unger Funeral Chapel –Silverton.

In Memory Of

Karen Mallorie Sept. 18, 1958 — Jan. 20, 2023

Linda Arvin March 15, 1949 — Jan. 20, 2023

James Popwell Jan. 11, 1952 — Jan. 24, 2023

Mary Jo Attwood Jan. 4, 1943 — Jan. 25, 2023

Kenneth Brock Oct. 8, 1951 — Jan. 25, 2023

Marlene Schroeder June 14, 1941 — Jan. 25, 2023

Nancy Barnes Oct. 2, 1942 — Jan. 26, 2023

Earl “Russ” Ghiglia

Randy Hammer

Richard Hoblitt

July 11, 1931 — Jan. 28, 2023

June 30, 1971 — Feb.1, 2023

Aug. 12, 1944 — Feb. 2, 2023

See full obituaries at www.ungerfuneralchapel.com

Your local funeral chapels serving Mt. Angel since 1919 & Silverton since 1924. Always available at your time of need


$600/month For Lease! Lower level suite consisting of: waiting area, hallway, Reception room, and Treatment room w/ half bathroom~ First, Last & Security Deposit~ 609 Welch St., Silverton~ Donna Rash 503-871-0490


$300-500 Two Office Spaces for Lease! Private & Secure indivdual spaces located upstairs in historic down town building~Monthly Rent ranges from $300$500 ~ One has views of the creek and the other street views~ One could be used for mulitple~ 119 N. Water St., Silverton~ Contact Korinna Barcroft 503-873-8600 or 503-851-1283

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Must see! Beautiful updated farmhouse! 3bd/2.5ba~ 2028 SF~ 3.08 AC~Home has been updated throughout~ Custom Cabinets, double oven & Butcher block countertops in Kitchen~Bonus room attached to garage w/ separate entrance~ Shop w/220 AMP~ Barn w/9 stalls, Arena & washroom w/heated water~Fenced pasture~ Round pen~ Shed for extra storage~ Mt Angel~ Kerry Hall 503-562-9102 MLS#800839

$869,900 Incredible Property! 4bd/ 2.5ba~1866 SF~ 2.27 AC~ Oak hardwood floors~ Wood fireplace~ Open Kitchen w/granite & updated cabinetry~ Bonus room~ Outdoor entertaining is next level! Stamped concrete~ 25x30 covered patio w/wet bar & fridge~ In-ground heated fiberglass pool~ Fully fenced pool area~ Guest house w/full bathroom makes for a great ADU or Pool house~ 24x60 shop on separate meter~ Woodburn~ Valerie Boen 503-871-1667 MLS#799229

$724,900 Custom built home on over sized lot~ 3bd/2ba~ 2107 SF~ 9ft Coffered ceilings~ Maple floors~ Chefs Kitchen w/pro. 6 burner gas stove, Granite counters, commercial fan~ 3 car garage w/shop area & tall attic storage~RV parking behind gate~ Silverton~ Rosie Wilgus 503-409-8779 MLS#800490

$679,900 Private & Quiet acreage! Tri- level 4bd/2.5ba~ 2043 SF~ 4.78 AC~ 4 stall barn~ Fenced & crossed fenced~ Sublimity~ Robin Kuhn 503-930-1896 MLS#801384

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Our Town Life ourtownlive.com February 2023 • 11 119 N. WATER ST., SILVERTON, OR 503-873-8600 harcourtssilverton.com @harcourtssilverton All info current at time of publication. Prices and availability subject to change. Local Owners / Brokers Licensed in Oregon. Office lic. #201207657

Patricia Ann Haak July 7, 1938 – Jan. 16, 2023

Patricia Ann Haak passed away on Jan. 16, 2023, peacefully in the presence of her family, after complications from heart surgery. She was 84.

Pat was born on July 7, 1938 in Oakland, California to Perry and Joan Boring and was their oldest of three daughters. She attended high school and college there, and began her career as a bookkeeper at a hospital in Castro Valley, California.

Pat met the love of her life and lifelong husband Dan Haak, of 63 years when they were neighbors in 1952. They were married in 1960 in Reno, Nevada. They began their family in Milpitas, California, and have two children, their son Danny Haak, and their daughter Denise Haak-Kuenzi.

In 1969, Pat and Dan moved to Silverton, Oregon, where employment took them and where they had lived until 1992. Pat was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Pat loved Silverton, and was a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary, and for Little League women’s auxiliary, where she worked for over 15 years. She kept score, managed the snack shack, helped organize the fundraising campaigns, taught other Moms how to keep score, and worked with so many of the kids in baseball.

After their children graduated from high school, she wanted to go back to work, and became a receptionist at an endodontic office in Salem, Oregon. Within a year she became their office manager, and oversaw the work of more than a dozen employees, for 12 years.

She enjoyed bowling, raising a garden, water skiing and visiting Silver Falls in Silverton. Pat also loved her world travels, which she and Dan enjoyed for many years after retirement to the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, Greece, Holy Land and the South Pacific.

Years later when the children were raised, Dan and Pat found Mill City, Oregon where they made their family home, since 1992, on the quiet and beautiful Santiam River.

Pat had a magnetic personality and a big heart full of warmth; she was a true “Mom” with so much softness, good advice, understanding and forgiveness. Her motto was “if you can’t say nice things about someone, say nothing.”

Pat is survived by her husband, Dan; son, Danny; daughter, Denise; sister, JoAnn Collin; grandson, Chandler and many nieces and nephews. To know her is to love her and she will be terribly missed.

Services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery at 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., in Portland, Oregon at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Elias G. Perez

Elias G. Perez passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2023, with his wife by his side. He was born on Aug. 11, 1934, to Ignacio and Mariana Perez in Pearsall, Texas.

Elias is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Beatrice Perez; his children, MaryJane (Oscar) Ruiz, Ernie Perez, Esther (David) Jensen, Beatrice (Jeff) Halbert and Emma

Karen Mallorie

Aug. 11, 1934 – Jan. 12, 2023

(John) Fennimore; his 21 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 20 at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton, Oregon.  Interment was at St. Paul Cemetery in Silverton.  Arrangements made by Unger Funeral Chapel –Silverton.

Sept. 18, 1958 – Jan. 20, 2023

Karen Mallorie, 64, passed peacefully at Santiam Hospital in Stayton, Oregon in the early morning of Jan. 20, 2023, from complications of a fall in her home.  She was born Sept. 18, 1958, in Conneaut, Ohio to George and Sally Mallorie, where she lived the first four years of her life on their family dairy farm, then moving west to Silverton, Oregon with her father and younger sister.

Her first hourly job came to her at the age of 12, when she was hired on for the summer to work at Mallorie’s Dairy in their processing plant on the bottle cleaning machine. Karen went on to work many other summer jobs for the local farmers as she marked each passing school year.  She was a gifted fast-pitch pitcher, playing for the Silverton Elks team for several summers, helping her team bring home a state trophy. She enjoyed and

Marlene Schroeder

Marlene Evelyn Schroeder, 81, passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2023. She was born on June 14, 1941, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and was the only daughter of James and Phyllis Wear.

She and her parents moved to the States while she was in high school and planted roots in California. Marlene had both of her daughters, Pauly and Rene, in Orange County before eventually moving to Silverton, Oregon.

Marlene was a waitress for over 30 years and spent most of that time at Chan’s Restaurant in Silverton. She had been married to Lewis Schroeder for over 40 years, who preceded her in death in 2020.

excelled in volleyball and basketball in her high school years.

Karen worked in hospitality, starting at Chalet Pancake House as a cook, then manager. She then went to work at Roth’s Friendly Foodliner as a deli manager, moving around to many of their store locations for many, many years.

Karen moved back to the family farm in Lake Labish area in 1999, to live and take care of her father. Upon his death in 2008, she continued to live at the farm with her dogs, up to six months prior to her death, then moving to Sublimity.

Karen is survived by her sister, Judy (Larry) Stadeli of Rochester, Washington and nine nieces and nephews.

A service was held Jan. 28 at Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton with burial at Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn.

June 14, 1941 – Jan. 25, 2023

Louie and Marlene put their passions at the center of their marriage, which included guns and Harleys, going on adventures and traveling the world together, fishing and enjoying a boat and RV spot for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Pauly Norby and Rene Hurley; her grandchildren, Candace Johnson, Tarra Schueller, Stephanie Jordan, Andrew Hurley, Dylan Norby and Taylor Norby; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Feb. 5, at Bethany Cemetery in Silverton. Arrangements are with Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

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Mary Jo Attwood Jan. 4, 1943 – Jan. 25, 2023

Mary Jo Attwood passed peacefully surrounded by family on Jan.25, 2023.  She was the youngest of two daughters, born Jan. 4, 1943 to Gordon and Carol Van Cleave in Silverton, Oregon.

Mary Jo was a talented seamstress and crafter opening Leather & Lace in the late 1990s in downtown Silverton. After the storefront closed Mary Jo moved her retail business online, where she enjoyed  working alongside her husband, Keith, and daughter, Christina. Mary Jo loved her Disney adventures  especially when her youngest granddaughter Keely would join.

Mary Jo will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Keith Attwood; children,

Kimberly Powers, Kelly  (Don) Thompson, Steve (Nichole) Powers, and Christina Tapia;  grandchildren, Chris, Allison, Caitlyn, Tiffiney, Anthony, Emily, and Keely; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cliff Powers and Jose Tapia; sister, Maurine Holmes; and son, Anthony Powers.

Funeral services for Mary Jo were held at Unger Funeral Chapel on Feb. 9. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Oregon Zoo.  Arrangements made by Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

Kenneth Brock Oct. 8, 1951 – Jan. 25, 2023

Kenneth Brock, 71, of Silverton, Oregon, passed away on Jan. 25, 2023 at home, peacefully, with family surrounding him.

Ken was born on Oct. 8, 1951 in Tempe, Arizona to Donna (Brock) King and Robert King. He attended Most Holy Trinity Grade School in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from high school in Molalla, Oregon where he met his wife, Karen, on the first day of their freshman year. They were married in 1970. After graduation, Ken attended Clackamas Community College and studied business. He joined the Army National Guard in May 1971.

He started his career in the building materials industry at Copeland Lumber in 1973. He continued working at Keith Brown Building Materials and with Withers Lumber Company up until his retirement in 2018. He was an active

member of the First Christian Church, Molalla Volunteer Fire Department and Rotary. After moving to Silverton, he continued in the Silverton Fire Department and Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his bride of 52 years, Karen; sons, Ryan Brock (Heather) and Erick Brock of Silverton; daughter, Stefanie Ulloa (Raul) of Silverton; 12 grandchildren and two great grandsons; sister, Gail Barth of Indianapolis; brothers, Dell King of Beavercreek and Jerry King of Florida; and sister, Ida Cochell of Hermiston. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Bob and Donna King, and his brother, David Brock.

A Celebration of Life was held at First Christian Church in Silverton on Feb. 4. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Christian Church Youth Activities.

Mitchell Daniel Kuenzi of Silverton, Oregon passed away in an automobile accident on Jan. 11, 2023 at the age of 23.

Mitchell was born May 18, 1999 in Silverton, Oregon and lived his whole life in Silverton.

He was a 2019 homeschool graduate of ORCA and was currently attending Chemeketa Community College. Mitchell was on his last term at Chemeketa and had plans to go on and study at a university for his passion in political science and also minor in business.

While attending Chemeketa full time Mitchell worked as a checker at the Silverton Roth’s Fresh Market. He so enjoyed his experiences and friendships he made while working at Roth’s. Mitchell met his girlfriend Grace while working at Roth’s, fell in love and enjoyed their adventures, trips and long talks.

While growing up Mitchell spent a lot of time with his special grandparents, Dan and Pat Haak in Mill City. They built things together, took bike rides, fished in Alaska, talked about everything. Grandpa is who taught Mitchell the art of teasing and debating! Mitchell’s younger brother Chandler will dearly miss his older brother and all their activities they did together, the brotherly advice they gave each other and the plans that were in store and the ones that were yet to be made.

Mitchell enjoyed skiing and golfing with his Dad & Brother and rooting for the Packers and the San Francisco Giants.

Mitchell had a big heart, loved to help and cared about others. Mitchell was a pleasure to be with, hanging out with friends and helping family. To know Mitchell is to love him. He will always be missed and carried in our hearts.

He is survived by his parents, Rodney Kuenzi (Connie) and Denise Haak Kuenzi; brother, Chandler Kuenzi; grandfather, Dan Haak, and recently deceased grandmother, Pat Haak; deceased grandfather, John Kuenzi and deceased grandmother, Marlene Kuenzi; stepsisters, Kendall Bean (Wally) and Keri Ward (Cody); and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Whitney & Mike Ulven

– Marcia & Frans

“Whitney and Mike are a great team, working hard to find us the right home at the right price, providing housing and area data which was very helpful to us as newcomers to the Willamette Valley. Communications were superb and enough time was taken with us to culture an indepth understanding and focus on our complex needs/desires. Thank you Ulvens!”

Mitchell’s motto in life was to “bring happiness and bring it to others.” He would challenge you to do the same.

Funeral services for Mitchell were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Silverton on Jan. 28, 2023. Private Graveside services were held at Valley View Cemetery, Silverton Oregon.

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Walking along the path that winds through the grounds of Mount Angel Abbey one day, Father Ephrem Martinez noticed a family enjoying a picnic under the trees and thought how much more welcoming the space could be if the grounds – much of which were overgrown with blackberries – were cleaned up.

“Everybody tries to keep their house nice for their guests. It’s the same,” Father Ephrem – a resident at the abbey for the past seven years – said. “One of the most important values for the Benedictine Monks is hospitality,” he added.

Inspired, Father Ephrem contemplated how he could best obtain volunteers for the job because, due to a drop in the number of people currently living and working at the abbey, landscaping has not been a priority.

“It’s hard to find the people…” Father Ephrem said. So he looked beyond the abbey.

“Sometimes I help in the Parish on Sundays with the Spanish Mass,” he said. In early January he invited all interested parishioners to attend a work party.

“I didn’t know if anyone would show up,” he said. “But more than 30 people showed up.”

Men, women and children came ready to work, providing three hours of labor and even bringing lunch.

“They mentioned in the past they used to volunteer,”

Father Ephrem said, describing the reason he believes so many people answered the call.

“They have a huge sense of belonging to this place. There is a huge sense of community.”

And that extends to the abbey.

“This is a monastery, but completely open for everyone,” Father Ephrem pointed out. “It’s common to see people out walking.”

Which is why he hopes to continue revitalizing the landscaping across much of the abbey grounds.

“The idea is to make a nice place… one more spot for the community,” he said, listing the area near the abbey’s guest house and the main parking area as two more spots in need of attention.

“That will take more time because we need a budget,” he said.

It will also require heavy equipment and many more volunteers. But he is hopeful that, in time, it will be possible.

“It is hard work,” he said. “But when you see the results you say, that was worth it.”

Volunteers for future Mount Angel Abbey work parties should contact Brother Steven Grave at 503-400-1266.

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