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Contents Something To Think About

Food Equity put on the table......... 4


Why Go to Salem for Framing?

Something To Do

Library hosts ‘middle path’ discussion..................................... 6 School Spotlight

Robotics aces bring home trophy from national competition........... 7 Silverton CTE wins grant.............. 8 Career academy expands options.. 9

Small Town Service. Small Town Prices.

105 S. First St., Silverton Civics 101

Bobbie continues his travels............10

Council reviews Silverton parking



Mural Society starts tours, store. 12 Sports & Recreation

People Out Loud.............. 18

JFK takes state baseball title...... 15

Marketplace..................... 19

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‘Senior Follies’

4th of July parade planned......... 17

Silverton AD moves on................ 14

The John F. Kennedy High School baseball team finished on top at state.

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Food equity

Defining the problem a first step in finding the solution

By Melissa Wagoner

What is food equity?

Food is necessary for the survival of all humans but that doesn’t mean access to it is always equitable.

The group defined food equity as meaning all people have convenient, affordable access to food that is…

In fact, every month within Marion and Polk Counties more than 45,000 individuals – 15,000 of them children – rely on food assistance according to Marion Polk Food Share (MPFS), an organization of which Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA) is a part. “I grew up in this town and I love it,” Sarah DeSantis, SACA’s executive director, said in an introductory statement at the recent local food equity discussion. “I also believe all people should have enough food to eat.” It’s a mission SACA has been striving toward since its inception in 1950. It’s also one the Silverton Food Coop has adopted. The coop group hosted the food equity discussion. “We recently put equity in the center of our mission and values,” Coop Board Director Beth Myers-Shenai said. “But we have no

Beth Myers-Shenai, Silverton Food Coop board member explained the coop is looking for community input on food equity. PHOTOS BY MELISSA WAGONER

particular way we are driving that mission until we hear from the community.” So the coop pulled together the food equity discussion, and invited in a five-person panel. Along with DeSantis, the panel included Anabel Hernández-Mejía from the Farmworker Housing Development Corporation; Jordan Uth, owner of Olde

Anabel Hernández-Mejía, Farmworker Housing Development Corp. communications coordinator, said some food pantry boxed or canned items are unfamilar to her clients.

Moon Farm; John Friedrick, pastor of Oak Street Church and Kayla Burdine, executive director of Sheltering Silverton. Burdine began the conversation by offering a definition of the term food equity as it affects her clientele. “I think food equity is availability, access and preference,” Burdine began. Adding

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not only the health concerns and dietary needs of the houseless community but the cultural differences within it as well. “A lot of the time when our clients come in, they won’t take the food we have,” Burdine pointed out. “And I can only think it’s because it isn’t their preference.” It’s a phenomenon Hernández-Mejía, the communications and advocacy coordinator for the Farmworker Housing Development Corporation, has observed within her own clientele as well. Her organization manages properties throughout Oregon, including the Colonia Jardines property in Silverton. “I work with mostly farmworkers – Latin Americans are our majority,” HernándezMejía confirmed, explaining that, because of cultural difference, many of the canned and boxed food items commonly found on local food pantry shelves are not familiar ingredients. But some change may be on the horizon. Anahuac, an organization based in Woodburn, strives to support indigenous communities through education in

agriculture, the culinary and cultural arts, overall wellness and native languages. “The focus has been taking things back to where they’re culturally relevant,” Hernández-Mejía explained. “Bringing the community together…being proud of our identity and bringing it back to the earth.” It’s a mission Uth, as the owner of a small, family farm, identifies with, albeit under slightly different terms. “Working with the earth is where we all belong,” she said, recognizing the connection between humans and the earth no longer exists for so many in the community whose only knowledge of food comes from shopping in a store. “We’re in the Willamette Valley but most of [what’s grown] is inedible,” she continued, evoking fields of grass seed, nursery plants and Christmas trees as her example. “It’s a food desert.” That, too, may be evolving as organizations like MPFS, increase their support of small, local farms.

“I’m super stoked at what MPFS has done because they created a program to buy from small farms for their clients,” Uth said. The partnership supports farmers while increasing the health benefits of the food it distributes to pantries county-wide. “It gives us an opportunity to wholesale something…At a lower cost, yes, but if farmers wanted to have a farm and be a farmer for the Foodshare, that’s an outlet.” It’s a difference SACA is already seeing. “I think Silverton does a pretty great job,” DeSantis confirmed. “Our community supports us; we have a partnership with Roth’s and Safeway…and we have farmers that have set aside land – or even home gardeners.” The question remains, however, is it the variety of food the community needs? “One of our residents mentioned that, to get Mexican food, they would drive to Woodburn because of the limits here,” Hernández-Mejía said. Her example illustrated the point that

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without directly polling the community, it is impossible to know what ingredients are missing and, beyond that, if those missing ingredients contribute to the absence of the Latinx community from food assistance programs entirely. It’s a notion that appeared to hit home with Pastor John Friedrick. His church has served thousands of community meals in the past 14 years. “There are no Latinx people that come to our meals. Is that because we make white people food? And who else isn’t showing up? Who do we need to invite in?” he asked. It was a question facilitator Christine Moses – an equity and inclusion consultant with Buffalo Cloud Consulting – presented in another way.

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Finding a way

Community conversation focuses on navigating difficult topics

By Melissa Wagoner

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When the Silver Falls Library District held a strategic planning session in the fall of 2021 Director Christy Davis discovered a need that had very little to do with books. “Quite a few people have reached out to me from the community – leaders and everyday citizens – expressing concern about the polarization that they are feeling, the rising tension, their growing sense of disconnection with people who have different opinions,” Davis recalled. “They’ve said they have no idea what the library could do but maybe it could think of something?” And it turns out Silvertonians are not alone. Across the state rural communities are experiencing a surge in discord and polarization, so much so that Oregon Humanities – a non-profit whose mission is to aid communities in hosting difficult conversations about vital topics – set aside $24,000 in funding last year so that public libraries could host their own conversations exploring the past, present and future of both the state and the nation.

A free community conversation led by Dr. Andrew Weitzman, a clinical psychologist, on the importance of finding common ground when navigating difficult topics. Silver Falls Library, 410 South Water St. June 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m. awarded them funding for a one-day event coined, “The Middle Path”. “She approached me about…the concept of dialectics,” Weitzman said, defining the term as a method of “…finding synthesis between two seemingly opposing viewpoints.” But establishing commonality does not always lead to a compromise.

“I worked with local clinical psychologist Andrew Weitzman to have him address this theme through the lens of trying to develop a language of common ground over the many issues that divide our community…” Davis said, describing the proposal she and Dr. Weitzman submitted to Oregon Humanities’ mini grant committee, which eventually

“(T)hough it can often lead to that,” Weitzman said. “Instead, it acknowledges inherent differences as unique unto themselves and…as inherently valuable.” It’s an especially important skill for a clinical therapist to master but it also has a role in everyday communication. Which is why Weitzman believes this class – scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 30 at the Silver Falls Library –

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Robotics aces interaction a bit more able to understand one another and be a bit more equipped to work towards finding common ground with one another,” he said. “Through widening the lens of how we understand and approach others that may not see things the same way as us, the goal is that people may be better equipped to be a bit more tolerant and less adversarial with one another, as we work on coming together as a community with shared purpose.” Open to all interested teens and adults, the event will include information about applicable psychological principles that help people better understand themselves and others and the provision of cognitive tools that can help people in interactions with those who see the world in alternate ways. “Through learning new tools, participating in engaging exercises and conversation, I will work to guide an effective and safe way to talk about difficult subjects,” Weitzman said, noting that although participants are encouraged to push the limits of their own comfort, active participation is on a voluntary basis, and all attendance is valuable. “The more people that choose to attend from different backgrounds and values, the more engaging this conversation will be,” Weitzman pointed out, “so people from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend, and all perspectives will be respected.”

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By James Day A team of Silverton-area robotics whizzes has come back from a national event in Dallas, Texas, with a second-place trophy. The four youngsters from the ThinkRobots Club accumulated 148 points, which held up for most of the competition until the final team surpassed them by 2 points. Derek Schaefer, 11, of Butte Creek Elementary School, Aiden Adams, 10, of Robert Frost Elementary School, John Lashley, 9, of the Silvies River Charter School, and Noah Stoneking of Sacred Heart School in Gervais, were in Dallas May 10-12 for the VEX Robotics World Championships. The Think Robotics Club, which is governed by Marion County 4-H, qualified for the international event with its performance at the Oregon state tournament in February in Salem. The challenge the team faced in the competition was called “Pitching In.” A robot field was set up with balls that the robot had to collect and place into different corral areas to score points. There also was an added bonus to get your robot to hang onto a high or low bar to score more points. All of the actions had to be completed within 60 seconds. “These guys have really done so well and dealt with so much


Local robot makers Noah Stoneking, left, Aiden Adams, John Lashley and Derek Schaefer, show off their trophy and medals after finishing 2nd in their division at an international event in Dallas, Texas. SUBMITTED PHOTO

in the short timespan since state in preparing for worlds and Coach Scott Blake and I are extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said head coach, Gary Morris. The club will take a bit of time off before reforming to do more building and coding in July. New members, both boys and girls from 9 to 18, are welcome to join. Interested parties should contact Morris at g.l.morris@gmail.com.

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Funding boost By James Day The Silverton High School career and technical education program has received a $125,000 shot in the arm. The CTE grant, one of 54 from the state, was part of $7.3 million that will assist 148 middle schools and high schools in programs such as advanced manufacturing, engineering, agricultural science, app development, robotics, tourism, forestry, home renovation and health care. Silverton will use its grants to modernize its computer programming, multimedia and welding labs while also creating a 911 emergency dispatch learning center. “We are really excited about being awarded these funds,” said Kirsten Barnes, Silverton’s CTE coordinator. “We will be able to allow all of our students to explore their expertise at a professional level.” Modernize was the key word for the Silverton grant request, Barnes said. The funds will be critical, she said, to modernizing the school’s CTE computer and technology capabilities. “In its current state,” she said, “the computer hardware will no longer allow for software updates to industry standard development platforms such as Adobe and Unity. Modernization will create authentic industry labs mirroring real-life workstations.” The dispatch upgrade, Barnes said, means that Silverton is “one of the only programs that has options for students to explore all aspects of emergency services – fire, EMT/ paramedic, law enforcement, corrections, dispatch, and humanitarian service. “The 911 simulator/dispatch will be added as a component into our 2nd class emergency services and then the follow-up firefighter classes,” she said. “While we do not have a certification at this point, we will be teaching students skills that will make them ready to be hired when they turn 18. The skills range from communication, multitasking, teamwork, emotional control, typing and technology, and organization. We want to give students a chance to explore all aspects and we hope that this gives them a broader understanding.” Barnes added that through the school’s education contract with the Dell computer company and through bulk ordering the $125,000 in state funds can ultimately purchase more than $200,000 in equipment.

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The state received $8.7 million in requests. A state committee prioritized applications


CTE modernizes

based on geographic diversity, community partnerships and programs that lead to highwage, in-demand occupations for historically and currently marginalized students. Silverton’s CTE students participated recently in statewide competitions in FFA and SkillsUSA. Hereare the top finishers:


1st, agriculture mechanics: Kaleb Schurter, Orie Schaffers, Gabe Voll, David Tribbett and Brandon Schurter 1st, agronomy: Lena Tribbett, Kendra Kuenzi, David Tribbet, Brandon Schurter 3rd, parliamentary procedures: Carly Von Flue 4th, horse evaluation: Sydney Rogosin, Abby Anderson, Jacki Leao, Ali Johnson and Elizabeth Wiesner 4th, dairy foods: Joanna Noordam, Ella Mantie, Simone Busch and Gavin Kuenzi 4th, floriculture: Kylee Lanz, Rebecca Noordam and Heidi Dettwyler


1st, ag mechanics: Kaleb Schurter, a 3-time state champion; 3rd, Orie Schaffers 1st, agronomy: Lena Tribbett; 2nd, Kendra Kuenzi; 3rd, David Tribbett 1st, dairy foods: Joanna Noordam 1st, secretary’s book: Erin Towery 1st, recorder’s book: Jenna Schurter 1st, diversified crops: Lena Tribbett 1st, nursery production: Leah Twede 1st, specialty animal production: Kendra Kuenzi 2nd, digital scrapbook: Jenna Schurter 2nd, beginning portfolio: Jenna Schurter 3rd, sophomore public speaking: Jenna Schurter 3rd, floriculture: Kylee Lanz FFA state degrees: George Dettwyler, Heidi Dettwyler, Jenna Gubbels, Zach Gubbels, Marissa Johnston, Henry Kuenzi, Molly Kuenzi, Kira Manrubia, Talus Miller, Rachel Noordam, Henry Schmitz, Erin Towery, Lena Tribbett, Leah Twede and Niles Zollinger


1st, firefighting: Luke Bryant; 2nd, Kaleb Schurter; 3rd, Ryan Redman-Brown 1st, computer programming: Jackson Veith; 2nd, Aiden Kelley; 3rd, Anna Muller 1st, photography: Katherine Howe 1st, TV productions: Makayla Chase and Kyla Welch 2nd, carpentry: Adam Sully.

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More options By Melissa Wagoner When the Willamette Career Academy (WCA) in Salem opened its doors in September 2021 it immediately began changing the lives of students, offering them the chance to earn, not only a diploma, but college credits, career prep, internship opportunities and job certifications as well. “Our kids come from 11 districts and three counties,” WCA Principal Johnnie Ferro said of the partnership – a mixture of private and public funding – that enabled the renovation of a former Toys-R-Us store into a stateof-the-art campus for Career and Technical Education (CTE). “Mountain West Investment Corp. are the original financiers,” Ferro said, describing the Salem-based real-estate development company, which originally secured the $3.6 million property as “an organization that cares about students and the workforce.” Which is in line with WCA’s mission, “to prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers in Oregon,” by offering only those programs that will enable the students who

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graduate from the two-year program to find ready employment offered at a livable wage. “It has to be a balance of what does the economy say we need and what our kids express an interest in,” Ferro said, listing, Cosmetology, Health Services and Diesel Technology as the three areas of studies that initially met these criteria. “We knew those would be kid grabbers.”

It’s not an easy task but the dedication of the students – each of whom have committed to spending half of every school day at WCA – will be well rewarded upon completion. “Cosmetology students will be licensed in one area, so they can begin work right away,” Ferro said. “And the Health Services [students] are working for 19 college hours and they will be CNAs.”

Indeed, 200 juniors and seniors – including 26 from the Silver Falls School District and 2 from Mt. Angel – enrolled in WCA during the 2021-22 academic year. That’s slated to more than double in the coming year.

Students in the Diesel Technology program will be given the opportunity to take part in a coveted paid internship. More importantly, they will have hundreds of hours of hands-on experience working in a state-of-the-art lab.

“It requires an application process but the application is not based on anything other than – is this your path?” Ferro said. The school’s enrollment methods are designed to be more equitable and has the added benefit of creating a more diverse student body.

“There are already so many kids saying, ‘Thank you for this opportunity,’ and so many kids getting real jobs,” Ferro said, describing the success of WCA’s first annual hiring fair.

“I have valedictorians…and kids in special education,” Ferro said. Enrollment is 60 percent Latino, many English second language learners. “And they’re managing 12 college credits.”

“The feedback was – whatever you’re doing, keep doing it,” Ferro said. “Salem Health said, these kids interview better than adults.” That reaction is largely thanks to the wellrounded education each WCA student receives both in the lab and in the classroom, where they practice employability skills like

empathy, adaptability and collaboration. “There’s a lot of support for CTE because it works,” Ferro pointed out. “Even if you take one CTE course you’re more likely to graduate and, if you go on to college, you’re more likely to persist.” WCA’s primary goal is not to replace the CTE programs already on offer in most high schools but to provide additional enrollment opportunities to those students. “That’s the beauty of working as a region, these are really expensive programs a school district could not afford,” Ferro said. The school is continuing to expand, adding Manufacturing Technology, Computer Science and Information Technology and Construction Technology in the coming year. “Freres Lumber is responsible for the Manufacturing program. They’ve sponsored a maker’s space for 3D printing, design and engineering,” Ferro said. “And our IT program will focus on certifications in cyber security and the upcoming high paying fields.”

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By James Day Silverton’s favorite collie/shepherd mix, Bobbie the Wonder Dog, who traveled on his own more than 2,500 miles to rejoin his family in the 1920s, has been on the move again. And cloned. Silverton residents and his fans from out of town who were used to reading Bobbie’s story on the Water Street mural and then finding the statue and dog house at the end of the fence may have been a bit confused to find that in recent months Bobbie and doghouse have moved. A dumpster now sits in Bobbie’s old spot. Our Town set out to find the answers. First, we got in touch with the city. “The city had nothing to do with the decision on where to put the Bobbie dog statue and mural. I would check with the Mural Society and the owner of the property,” said Travis Sperle, director of Public Works for Silverton.

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“That was all Mo’s doing,” said Tonya Smithburg, the Silverton Mural Society’s acting secretary. ”I think it had to do with the garbage truck not being able to get to the trash since they redid the surface of the parking lot.”

BOBBIE DAY in Silverton

Mo is Mohsen Salem, who owns the property. We left a message at his company, and got a return call from Manny Rodrigues, long-time owner of Creekside Grill and a fixture on the Silverton arts/ development scenes.

Activities: Live music, food and drink, hear Bobbie’s story, plus guided mural tours. Bobbie lookalike and best-dressed dog contests start at 2:30 p.m.

“Yes, that’s right,” Manny said of the change. “The garbage trucks are too heavy to go up there so we pushed the statue and the house a few feet back.” Flower boxes frame the dumpster, with Manny noting that they are planning to add a fence “to help conceal that dumpster.” Bobbie and doghouse now occupy the back of the lot. There was one more scare, at least for this reporter. When visiting the mural to confirm the details we found NO BOBBIE. The water dish was there, but no statue. Were folks sprucing up Bobbie for his role in the May 15 Pet Parade, run by the Kiwanis Club? Board member Sarah Walling said the pooch was not in club custody, but Lance Kamstra of the Silverton Mural Society might have a clue. He did!


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Silverton Mural Society 503-871-4434 “Bobbie is resting well at my home and will appear as the Grand Marshall of the parade in full glory,” said Kamstra via email. And he did. But after the parade, Bobbie was found outside the Hartman Building AND back at his post outside the doghouse. Again, it was Kamstra to the rescue. “Yes, Bobbie has been cloned for advertising the new (mural) store that is opening July 1 in the Hartman Building,” he said. No word on how long there have been two Bobbies. “There was a rumor and it was confirmed by Lori Webb and she knew where he was!” Kamstra said. Webb created the Bobbie mural and illustrated a book on his adventures. We’ll have more on the story as it develops.

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He streamlined his business hours and started looking for a personal assistant who could assist him in his Profitable Planning Inc. insurance business Monday through Thursday and develop and run a downtown mural store Fridays, Saturdays and holiday Mondays. Vince’s Mural Store, named after long-time Silverton resident and former Mural Society president Vince Till – who dedicated 27 years of his life to the society – opens July 1. It occupies a previously unused section of Kamstra’s office in the Hartman Building. On Easter Sunday Kamstra received an TAMMIE email from teacher Tami Biamont, whose ANDERSON private school closed at the end of this Broker school year.GRI, AHWD, SRS, MRP



“God gave me a vision on Easter Sunday, and it’s been miracle after miracle503-931-7824 after 503-602-9999 miracle taking place,” Kamstra said. “Approval from the mural society and my landlord and finding Tami – all of this happened within days.” Now that school’s out, Biamont can turn her full attention to the store, to be run by volunteers with all proceeds going to the mural society. Biamont is beefing up the scant inventory with more Bobbie books, mugs, T-shirts, mural prints, postcards – items visitors can

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purchase to remind them of their trip to Silverton and locals can use to express their love for the town and its murals. “We don’t want our beautiful murals to go to pot but without proper maintenance that’s what will happen,” Biamont said. “Between artists’ time and materials, it takes real money to maintain them. “I am also looking for people around town who may have photos, posters and such items from past Silverton events, such as Homer Days and Bobbie the Dog celebrations so we can create a wall of memorabilia at the store,” she said. “Every year the mural society worries about money and now having enough to get all the murals fixed and carry out other plans… it is wonderful how the town is stepping up to sponsor them,” Biamont said. “Right now, it’s going to be small, but who knows what will happen?” One thing is a green light for two murals in the queue. The family of recently deceased Dr. Olwyn Davies has commissioned a mural to memorialize Davies’ 65-year practice as a Silverton GP, to be placed on Dr. Kendall Pyper’s Oak Street dental office. The other will depict the historic Fischer’s Flour Mill and be situated on the Silver Falls Library building near its original site. “I’ve also started a vicious rumor that the new Silverton Civic Center needs a mural of Eugene Field School which stood in that place for more than 100 years,” Kamstra added. Now that the business community involvement is well under way – 60 strong –

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Kamstra can turn his focus to developing a solid, consistent program to provide guided mural tours. “I’ve been recruiting ‘Mural Ambassadors’ who will lead the tours in a way that makes everybody feel good,” he said. These ambassadors allow the society to offer four free guided mural tours each weekend. They’ll conclude at Vince’s Mural Store, where folks can purchase memorabilia and hopefully become members. “I’ll say conservatively that we are in the process of creating a $25,000 annual funding source that will maintain the current murals and propagate more,” Kamstra said. “I just want to do all the stuff God put in my head for a game plan and every piece of it is coming to an amazing crescendo,” Kamstra said. “It’s starting to seem more likely that we’ll have more than 500 members by the end of the year.” Kamstra has more than just a knack for fund raising. He spent eight years of volunteer time raising funds for Canyonview Camp, where he developed a deep respect for camp co-founder and director Dale Price – “Buzzard,” as he was known to countless campers until his death in 2011. There’s still a room in Kamstra’s office which is in the process of becoming Buzzard’s Books, for which used book donations are needed. The books, CDs and other materials will be free with a donation, all proceeds slated for fulfilling Price’s dream of building a prayer chapel at Canyonview Camp. “We’re honoring the legacy of two men greatly loved by the community,” Kamstra said. “It’s a great responsibility but I love every second of it.”

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Moving on

Silverton AD leaves for Cascade High post

The Silverton High School athletic program, which has been searching to replace several departed coaches, now must also look to replace the head of the department. James Rise, who has served in the athletic director position for the past 4 years, has been announced as the new AD at Cascade High in Turner. He assumes the Cascade post Aug. 1, according to a press release from the Cascade School District. Rise, who taught and coached baseball at Silverton before taking the AD post, replaces Tim Ganfield, who is retiring at the end of June. Ganfield has been the AD and an assistant principal at Cascade High since 2018. He also led the softball program to a pair of state titles during his coaching years. “I’m excited for the opportunity to join a great team at Cascade High School,” Rise said in the release. “This is a great chance for a new adventure in a tight-knit community where athletics play a major role.” “Rise will be a great addition to the administrative team at Cascade High School,” said Cascade Superintendent Drill.

Silverton principal Sione Thompson, who noted the challenge Rise faced as both an AD and assistant principal. “That was a huge task to take on, with its institutional leadership and supervision of teachers. Over the year I’ve seen the care and attention he puts into the programs.” “His background in coaching will help him hit the ground running. He understands the important role athletics play in students’ social and emotional well-being.” “Throughout our exhaustive and very competitive hiring process, James Rise was simply an outstanding candidate,” said Cascade Principal Pete Rasmussen. “We are so glad to have someone of his experience.” The 2021-22 school year was perhaps the best for athletics in Silverton High history. The Foxes won Class 5A state titles in football and boys track and field, were runners-up in boys basketball and girls golf and reached the quarterfinals in boys soccer, girls basketball and softball. “James is an amazing person,” said first-year

Rise still has business to conclude at Silverton. He has been working on hiring for the boys basketball, girls basketball, volleyball and girls soccer positions. Thompson told Our Town that the school hopes to have some announcements in the coming days, perhaps within a few days after the June 9 graduation. He hopes to replace Rise by the end of June. Softball: Kennedy and Silverton both made strong runs in the OSAA playoffs, with the Trojans advancing to the Class 2A-1A semifinals and the Foxes playing their way into the Class 5A quarterfinals. The Trojans, who won the 2018 title and finished 2nd in 2019, the most recent year of a full OSAA tournament, ran into red-hot Lakeview in the semifinals in Mt.

Angel. Tyler McNeley, the 5-11 junior right-hander for the No. 7 Honkers, allowed just a 7th-inning Isabel Berning double and struck out 15 Trojans in a 2-0 victory. Kennedy finished 19-4. Lakeview captured its first state softball title with a 5-3 win against Grant Union/Prairie City. “The players worked hard every day to try to get better on every play and in every game,” JFK coach Walt Simmons said of his 2022 squad. “If you do that, then good things can happen. This was quite a team.” And it should remain so into 2023. Kennedy started just two seniors against Lakeview. Silverton also featured a young squad. Despite just 4 seniors on the roster the Foxes won 8 of their final 9 Mid-Willamette Conference games before ousting No. 4 Crater 7-5 in the first round of the playoffs. The No. 13 Foxes then fell 3-1 to MWC co-champion Dallas/Falls City in the quarterfinals to finish 18-10. “We’ve got a good group coming back … we’re going to be good for years,” Silverton coach Ralph Cortez said.

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Kennedy on top By James Day The Kennedy High baseball team took hold of this year’s Class 2A-1A tournament and ruled it from start to finish. The No. 2 Trojans finished a superb run to their second state title under coach Kevin Moffatt with an 11-1 win June 3 against top-ranked Umpqua Valley Christian at Volcanoes Stadium. Kennedy outscored its four opponents 41-3 in the tournament, and the semifinals and finals both were stopped short of the full 7 innings by the 10-run rule. Kennedy also won the 2012 title and finished second to Umpqua Valley Christian in 2019, the last COVID-free baseball tournament until this spring. Kennedy and its baseball brethren did not play at all in 2020 and took part in a truncated season in 2021 without official OSAA championships. “I don’t know if I was ready for that dominant of a run, but I thought after we beat Santiam Christian (6-1 on May 16) we kind of found another gear, and our hitting was really good from that point on,” Moffatt said. “We had disciplined approaches, great

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two strike at-bats where we hit the ball the opposite way constantly. And we played great small ball. Oddly enough we did not hit one home run all season. I would be curious if that has ever happened (at JFK). I tell the guys sometimes that is a rally killer, whereas small ball keeps things moving and the pressure is always on. “It was so nice after the past few years to have a real season. I think these guys wanted to win it for the guys that graduated the last two years because we feel we had a great shot those two years to win it as well. Unselfish group, tough minded, like baseball, and all contributed. That leads to a fun season whether you win a title or not.” And you get the sense that there is more to come from this group. Riley Cantu is the lone senior starter on the squad, which is dominated by a series of versatile, opportunistic juniors. Here is how the dominance looked on the stat sheet against UVC: – Cantu scored 3 runs and stole two bases.

– Junior Andrew Cuff pitched five innings of 3-hit ball with 6 strikeouts. He scored 2 runs and knocked in 2 more runs with a pair of sacrifice flies. He was hit by a pitch twice, with his improbable boxscore line reading 0-2-0-2. – Junior Matt Hopkins knocked in 3 runs with a ground ball, a single and a sacrifice fly. – Junior Ethan Kleinschmit scored twice, stole two bases and set down the Monarchs in order in the bottom of the 6th. Kleinschmit also pitched 4⅔ innings of 1-run ball in the semifinal victory against Knappa. – Junior catcher Charlie Beyer was 2 for 4 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base. – Junior left-fielder Brett Boen also had a pair of RBIs. – Junior infielder Luke Beyer scored a run and stole two bases. – Centerfielder Kleinschmit and rightfielder Owen Bruner, another junior, also threw out runners on the bases to end UVC rallies.

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Opportunistic? The Trojans collected 9 hits (all singles), stole 7 bases, were hit by pitches 4 times, drew 3 walks and hit 3 sacrifice flies. They took control of the game early by scoring 3 runs in the first inning and 3 in the third. “Offensively we were really good in this game,” Moffatt said. “We had zero strikeouts. I am not sure how many times we have done that in our history, but when that happens you usually win. Even our outs were loud outs. We ran the bases well and played very good situational baseball and not just in this game, but in the entire playoffs. We really hit well, and it was 1-through-9 in the order. Everyone did something at the plate. We applied pressure to them early, and they didn’t handle it very well.” And they played errorless ball behind Cuff and Kleinschmit on a cloudy, cool, wet day. “Andrew Cuff was a bulldog on the mound,” said Moffatt. “The conditions were not ideal, but he gutted it out and got big outs when he needed to.”




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Passages Oct. 17, 1924 – April 11, 2022

Warren Calvin Levecke passed away on April 11, 2022 at the age of 97 in Mount Angel, Oregon. He was born October 17, 1924 in Warren, Oregon to Max Emil and Teckla Levecke. Warren had one brother, Theodore, and two sisters, Louise and Elise. All have passed on. His wife Audrey Havens Levecke preceded him in death in 2010 after 56 years of marriage. He is survived by two children, Jerry of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Connie of Moscow, Idaho, five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. When Warren was two his family moved to Clatskanie where he attended school and graduated in 1943. After graduation he joined the Navy and spent time in the South Pacific during WWII. Following his discharge he spent two years at Multnomah College. Warren is a graduate of Seattle University with a BS in Science degree. He later attended OHSU in Clinical Laboratory Science. He served 20 years in the Army Reserve Medical Service Corps. He was employed at Silverton Hospital for 35 years as Chief of Laboratory Services. Following retirement he served with the Navy Military Sealift Command in the Gulf war. He was a charter member of the Silverton Kiwanis, a member of Silverton Lions, Silverton Masonic Lodge #45, Salem Scottish Rite, American Legion Post 68 of Clatskanie, and a member of the Silverton Methodist Church. Warren was buried at the Valley View Cemetery in Silverton. A private family memorial will be held later this summer.

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Soon after she started working at Rainbow Foods in the bakery. She loved decorating cakes. When she passed away, illness had forced her retirement from the bakery at Cub Foods in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Tami was passionate about many things. She loved music and attending live concerts, her work in the bakery, decorating classes and traveling to attend and enter cake shows. She was a proud mother, a loving daughter, a loyal sister and a great friend. Tami is survived by her sons, Jeffrey and Randolph of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her parents, Richard and Arlene Anderson, and sister Kristal Waters, all of McKinleyville, California, and her niece Bridget Fenner of Everett, Washington. She was preceded in death by her sister, Michelle Anderson in March 2020 and by her brother, Rick Anderson, in October 2020. A celebration of her life was held in May in Minneapolis.

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Silverton council set to discuss issue By James Day The Silverton City Council is planning a discussion on the challenges of downtown parking. Councilors will review the problem as well as possible solutions at a June 20 work session that also will have action on the 2022-23 budget. Fueling the discussion was a survey conducted by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and presented at the council’s May 2 meeting by Stacy Palmer, the chamber’s executive director. “We sent the survey out to gauge the business community’s concerns about parking after we’d discussed the issue at a weekly Business Group meeting,” Palmer told Our Town. “With new construction, new venues (Oregon Crafters Market) and the loss of the parking area that the former Eugene Field lot provided, folks were starting to voice their concerns. “We always try to be proactive when it comes to issues in the community, and sharing information with the city and stakeholders to hopefully come to solutions.” Palmer sent out 260 surveys, with approximately 40 being returned, although she emphasized that she “gave them a very short window” to return the questionnaires. Fifty-two percent of those responding said their businesses were “very dependent” on available parking, with 46% indicating it was an “economic issue” for their business. Also, more than 55% of businesses said they needed 4 or more parking spaces for employees. Nearly 13% of businesses need 12 or more spaces for workers. “I’m concerned,” said Ben Johnston, a developer/investor who has put together the

new pastry shop building and the food cart area on Water Street. “The Oregon Crafter’s Market has been a huge addition to the town and we have other great businesses like High Water, Silver Falls Brewery, Guerra’s, the Noble Fox and Magnolia Grill. All of these businesses are run by people who have fixed up their buildings and put a lot of money into them. “I love Silverton and I love creating spots for people to hang out. And if we fix parking, every business in town will thrive. It’s a win for everybody. I’m open to all suggestions. I want to be part of the solution,” he said. Among the solutions that were noted in the chamber surveys, Palmer said, were using the parking lots of area churches or the school district, using the Civic Center project to add parking, build a parking garage, use the temporary dog park near the Subway outlet or even work with Safeway and its parking lot on bigger events. Jason Gottgetreu, the city’s Community Development director, said that the city’s most recent parking audit in 2014 showed 236 on-street metered spaces, 35 in the Lewis Street lot and 14 in the Town Square Park lot. As of that earlier audit there were 280 private parking spaces in 23 private lots “though things have changed since 2014,” Gottgetreu said. Goittgetreu, who is also the project manager for the Civic Center initiative, said that no final decisions have been made regarding how many parking spaces the complex will include. The building at the north end of the Field block will house city hall and the police department, while a park will be built at the south end of the property. No decision has been made on the fate of the dog park parcel north of A Street.

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At 11 a.m. the parade begins at Kennedy High School on E. Marquam Street, then winds down Birch to Taylor to Garfield, finishing at the Weingarten building. Norm Zollner, will be the MC, introducing entries and winners. Several downtown businesses will be open, so visitors can shop or dine. Those interested in participating in the parade can pick up a form at Chic Skape or US Bank in Mt Angel or by email at

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The day ends in the athletic fields between Mt. Angel Middle School and JFK High School. Marion County Citizens’ Band performs at 8:30 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Mt. Angel Knights of Columbus will be selling sausage and strawberries and ice cream out of the concession stand between the schools. Fireworks are made possible by a donation from Roth’s Fresh Markets as well as community donations. The Mt Angel Fire Department volunteers stage the fireworks.


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People Out Loud

Confessions of a dasher

Bring the food, hold the judgment

Editor’s note: Dixon Bledsoe invited a guest columnist for this month. Silverton resident Joel Autry shares a story...

instructions, but if I wanted my $14 and some change it was incumbent on me to follow through. I knocked, opened the door and looked into the room. To my surprise, there were no soccer moms nor were there kids in shorts and cleats preparing for competition. What I saw shook me to my core.

When I embarked upon the side hustle of door dashing, I expected to bolster my own personal bottom line. It turns out there was so much more I would discover on this adventure! I discovered a plethora of mom-and-pop type restaurants whose aromas spoke to me saying, you need to come back here and eat! It became apparent to me that Salem has several interesting neighborhoods with some very unique homes. I even discovered that, despite the personal profit motive, dashing provided some much needed solitude and time to be alone with my thoughts. These discoveries were somewhat unexpected for sure. But the discovery that stood out to me is that dashing provided a peek into the lives of the folks electing to use the service; a sociological study of sorts. I once delivered skittles and a slushy from 7-Eleven for $10 payout. Why? I wondered if the convenience was causing laziness in our youth. I can’t judge because I didn’t meet the customer face to face. I delivered a bottle of wine a short two blocks from the Safeway. My assumption was the customer was too tipsy to go herself. I did meet her and she was a bit wobbly.

I even fulfilled a 21 item grocery list where I had to text back and forth because the store did not have the specific tampons the client ordered. That was weird since that was the first time I had bought those. The one delivery that still impacts me today is a McDonald’s breakfast delivery. The item list included one or two of almost everything on their breakfast menu. It was 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning so I expected to encounter a group of soccer moms who had no time to cook breakfast before the multiple games scheduled that day. When I arrived, the delivery instructions indicated I should knock, then open the door and bring the food in. I was not too excited about fulfilling these


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My dashing experience reminds me that there is so much in the world I don’t know about or understand. My self-imposed job description is to observe, learn and dispense with judgment.


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The friendly woman sitting in a chair next to a table with various condiments greeted me and directed me to place the three bags of Mickey D’s on that same table. My assumption was that she was about to consume these breakfast items on her own. The fact that she appeared to weigh an estimated 600 pounds sent my mind in that direction. Maybe I was wrong, maybe her guests had not arrived. I just know I had to end my dashing prematurely that day because of the impact that scene had on me. I truly felt for her.

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