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Contents

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Civics 101

Cut out and save

District dirt dust up....................4 Ethics complaint draws fire.......6 Youth group leader arrested.....7

JULY 2016

Briefs....................................8

NEWS

The Old Curmudgeon........10 Sports & Recreation

Wrestlers invited to camp.......11 Looking Back

Silverton Senior Center’s 2nd Annual Community Talent Show & BBQ

Maple Hill Farm and family.....12 People Out Loud................14

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Dirt dust up By Kristine Thomas  Dust is flying over the placement of the dirt and sod removed from McGinnis Field.  The dirt in question was scraped from the grass field to prepare for the installation of an artificial turf field, a project privately funded by the Silver Fox Foundation. The majority of the dirt was delivered by volunteer truck drivers to Silver Falls school board member Tim Roth’s farm, about two miles from the football field.  Silver Falls school board member Todd White believes it was an ethics violation for Roth to receive the free dirt.  Roth, along with Silver Fox Foundation President Rick Schmidt and Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando, disagrees.  Now it’s up the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to clear the air.  On June 15, White filed an ethics complaint with the commission against Roth.  “I have recently learned that Mr. Roth either solicited, or was given all of the dirt, approx. (sic) 25 truck loads according to people on the site, and it was delivered to his house, free of charge,” White wrote in the complaint.

White, Bellando email exchange Explaining he understands the new field is not a district project, White said that doesn’t negate the fact that the dirt was district property. He said a patron asked him if she could purchase the dirt. He was told in an email from Bellando the dirt was not being sold. “This dirt was given to/asked for by Mr. Roth, the board chair, but not given to, CCB #14854

Ethics complaint filed against board member over dumped dirt District gift policy Public Gifts to the Schools All gifts to the schools will become the property of the district. The superintendent is authorized to accept gifts to the district, and others whom he/she may designate will be authorized to accept gifts for particular schools on behalf of the Board. The donor will be officially thanked in the Board’s name and all major gifts will be reported to the Board and publicly announced. The Board welcomes gifts of books and other materials that meet the same standards of selection as those applied to the purchase of library materials. Silver Falls School District 4J Gifts accepted shall be used for the purpose for which they were donated.

or made available to the public,” White wrote. “This is a large financial gain exclusive to Mr. Roth and no one else. Thousands of dollars in district property going to the board chair’s property does not seem legal, or ethical.”  White continued that it is his understanding that an elected official cannot accept gifts over $50 in value. “It is my understanding that a third party

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On June 9, White sent an email to Bellando inquiring if the dirt was for sale. Bellando wrote back to White that the dirt is not being sold. “Its removal is part of the project contract and is removed off site to as close of a location as possible – in this case arrangements made with Roth Farms,” Bellando replied. “If the dirt was sold to individuals then the cost of the project would likely go up and that difference would be reflected in contracted costs.” Bellando wrote to White that what is occurring is a common practice and “is in the best interest of the project and public.” Again White questioned Bellando in an email, writing, “I’m sure you can see how this might raise questions when thousands of dollars in school property is given to a board member.” Bellando responded to White that it is important to remember that the field project is a gift from the community and organized through the Silver Fox Foundation. “As such this is not a public contract so the public procurement and notice rules you discuss below are not applicable,” Bellando wrote. Bellando shared the thread of emails between he and White ln an email to all board members, “Spencer Nelson, attorney at OSBA,

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shared with me that my description of the project and our processes appeared to be in line with district policy and ethics rules,” Bellando wrote. Bellando told the board he firmly believes this project – including the removal of dirt – has been done appropriately.

Silver Fox Foundation It’s obvious from his tone that it is frustrating for Schmidt to discuss the removal of the dirt from McGinnis Field. “Nobody has questioned this project. It has been nothing but positive until this little issue came up,” Schmidt said. Explaining the timeline to raise the money and complete the project was short, Schmidt said many volunteers worked together to fund the estimated $1 million project, with $500,000 in cash donations and $500,000 in in-kind donations. One such donation was the removal of the dirt. Schmidt said about 6,000 cubic yards of dirt had to be removed from the field, estimating it at about 500 truckloads. To pay a driver to haul the dirt would cost about $100 an hour. Instead, Schmidt explained, about 10 volunteers agreed to haul the dirt. To save time, it was decided to dump the dirt at Roth’s farm, allowing about three truckloads to be dumped per hour. Schmidt estimates the Fox Foundation saved between $15,000 to $18,000 in trucking costs thanks to the volunteer drivers and the close location. “This dirt was a liability,” Schmidt said. “It wasn’t an asset. It needed to go somewhere and we tried to look at the closest location. We didn’t want to waste time. It just made common sense to take

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the dirt to the nearest place.” Schmidt disagrees with the notion the dirt could have been sold, adding if someone wanted to use the dirt, it would have had to been sorted through to get rid of the sod. “I don’t know what the dirt could have been used for,” he said. “I don’t know who would have wanted to buy it. It would have delayed the project to try to sell it.” He said he doesn’t know how many truckloads of dirt were delivered to Roth’s farm because “we didn’t count them.” He added what he does know is the plan to dispose of the dirt saved the Silver Fox Foundation money. It still needs to raise between $30,000 to $50,000 to complete the project, Schmidt said.

A way to help out School board member Tim Roth said there is nothing out-of-line with him receiving the dirt.

“The Fox Foundation needed a place close by the school to dispose of the dirt and sod from the old football field and I had a place within two miles of the project site,” Roth said. “This is a community project, not a school district project, and I looked at it as a way to help out."

Filing the complaint White said he “thought long and hard” before he filed the ethics complaint. “It just didn’t make sense to me that the dirt was given to Tim,” White said. He argues the appearance of improprieties is “glaring to the public.” With school districts in Oregon strapped for cash, White said even if the district received a few thousand dollars for it, that would be something. “I have seen plenty of ads selling or wanting fill dirt. The dirt given to Tim was not just worthless.” White understands some people think his filing of the ethics complaint is a waste of

time. He disagrees. “I am doing my job. I am sticking up for the public’s interest. I don’t think it’s a waste of time to be transparent,” he said. “The school board are the keepers of the district’s property. The appearance of impropriety is just too great.”

District gift policy Throughout the district, there are examples of schools receiving gifts, Bellando said, from small donations such as school supplies and equipment to larger donations such as reader boards or facility improvement. For example, school PTAs have remodeled bathrooms and replaced windows. In neither case were they asked where the old faucets or windows went, Bellando said, because the project was a gift, meaning the PTA could make the decision. “These are organized through parent teacher organizations or even local patrons who donate items/services in support of

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our schools,” Bellando said. “When gifts are accepted, it is with the understanding that they serve a benefit to the school district and are also in the public interest.  We don’t accept gifts if they don’t meet this standard.”  Bellando said when a project involves a school facility, including the McGinnis Field improvement, the district requires the work be completed by a licensed and insured contractor, following guidelines as if the district has secured the job. “Our facilities director is kept fully informed and we monitor the planning and implementation of the project to be certain it meets our expectations and standards,” Bellando said. “Since the school district accepted this project as a gift per policy and no taxpayer dollars were used, then many of the school district rules/guidelines (procurement and others) do not apply.”

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Communication By Kristine Thomas and Hannah Kloft Silver Falls School Board Member Aaron Koch is disappointed in how fellow board member Todd White has conducted himself and is concerned his actions may be a liability to the board and district. At the July 11 school board meeting, Koch asked there to be a discussion on board member roles and responsibilities. Koch accused White of neglecting his duties as a board member by failing to communicate efficiently and being deceptive, which ultimately led Koch to feel “disappointed in the way things turned out.” The heart of the matter was White filing an ethics complaint against board member Tim Roth. White stated in the complaint he thinks it was a violation of the ethics policy for Roth to receive free dirt from the artificial turf project at McGinnis Field. While Koch said it’s within White’s right to file such a complaint, he believes White should have brought hisconcerns to the board first, before filing a complaint. The school board met June 13 and White filed the complaint on June 15. Durning the July discussion Koch also pointed out to White that when fellow board members have had questions about things he has said or done, they brought their concerns to him at a board meeting giving him the opportunity to explain. Roth was not given the same opportunity, Koch said, adding he feels the board was “blindsided” by the filing of the complaint. “I don’t feel that you gave Tim the same courtesy that has been given to you.”

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Although White exchanged emails with Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando, and he copied in Roth, White did not directly speak to the board about his concerns about a possible ethics violation. “I see this dirt as district property, so there is a protocol,” White said at the school board meeting. White said his emails were seen by fellow board members and the superintendent, adding Roth could have responded to his emails. When he didn’t hear anything from fellow board members after a week, White decided to take the next step and file a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. He believes the dirt should have been available to the public.

Foundation as a gift to the district. The decision of where to place the removed dirt was up to the foundation.

Lierman and Koch, who was elected vice chair on July 11, said they are close to considering censuring White.

Koch also questioned White on how the Salem Weekly newspaper learned of the matter and asked if White contacted the paper or if he asked someone else to contact the paper. White responded he did not contact the paper, nor did he ask someone to.

“I am concerned he is a liability risk,” Koch said.

Koch said it’s the board’s responsibility to present the community with the facts. Between what was trending on social media and the article in the weekly, Koch said there is a “misrepresentation of information.” “Social media has been down right cruel. I am appalled,” Koch said.

“Tim was cc’d (copied) into the email conversation and he chose not to reply,” White said, adding when he contacted the ethics commission he was told it was something they would be interested in investigating.

White has argued he filed the complaint with the ethics commission because he believes the school board needs to be more transparent.

Koch contends questions should have gone to the board first at a meeting, and then if he wasn’t satisfied with the answers a complaint should be filed.

“I think if we have a concern, it is part of our role as a board member to discuss it,” Koch said. “If we want to have openness and transparency, we have to bring it up.”

“It’s your job as a leader to bring up a problem and have it discussed by the board,” Koch said. “There were some ambiguous emails, then boom an ethics complaint. With what went on there was no transparency.” If White had requested the topic be discussed at a board meeting, information about the district’s policy on gifts would have been provided. Bellando said the artificial turf project was organized and funded by the Silver Fox

Koch said what White did “…stands in the face in terms of open communication.

Board member Ervin Stadeli said he would like to see White censured. He said board members have given White adequate time and space to change but his behavior is “only getting worse.” “I think you’re a liability to the district, to the school board and to yourself,” Stadeli said, looking directly at White while speaking. “You put a black mark on the gift. It’s embarrassing.”

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Board member Tom Buchholz said he doesn’t think anything illegal or unethical took place in the dumping of the dirt. However, he said, the board has to be aware that it might appear its disposal was part of the “good ol’ boy network.” During public comment, Silverton High School Football Coach John Mannion thanked the Silver Fox Foundation for its work and for the generosity of the companies who donated equipment and labor to the turf project. Mannion said he was disappointed Roth was being challenged on ethics, a man he described as having “unquestionable integrity.” “It’s such a shame. When I think of integrity, you look somebody in the eye, you agree to disagree, and you shake hands,” Mannion said. “I’ve been in this town for six years now and 99 percent of people are just like this.”

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By Kristine Thomas Silverton resident Andrew Thomas Stutzman was arrested July 1 and charged with 10 counts of second degree sex abuse. Silverton Police Detective Josh Boatner said the case stems from allegations Stutzman had “close to a three-year long sexual relationship with a juvenile starting when the victim was 16 years old.” The relationship reportedly took place from 2012 to 2015. Boatner said he is investigating if there are additional victims. “I have been given some names of other juveniles who have spent a significant amount with Andrew Stutzman,” Boatner said. Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Boatner at 503-874-2278. Stutzman, who until recently was the co-owner of Gear Up Coffee Shop, was a youth group leader. He met with youth at the coffee shop and took them to church. According to the Silverton Police Log, an investigation determined Stutzman had “numerous sexual encounters with a youth group member since she was 16 years old. A pretext phone call was completed where Mr. Stutzman admitted to being in a sexual relationship with victim since she was 16.”

Tips for parents concerned about their children News stories about sex abuse naturally raise concerns for parents. They wonder if their child could be a victim. One way for parents to determine if their child is a possible victim or “up to no good” is if the child is hiding their phone calls or text messages from the parents, Silverton Police Detective Josh Boatner said. “There are several apps out there which make this very easy to hide conversations,” Boatner said. “If they are hiding texts or calls from you there is probably a reason – that you do not approve of – for why they are doing so.”

Boatner advises parents to check in on their children and make sure they know where they are going, who they are going to be with, and what time they will be home. “Get phone numbers of other parents of your children’s friends. Make sure you actually call and talk to the other parents,” he advises, warning, “Kids can grab their parent’s phone and text you from it. “Finally, trust your parental instincts.  If something does not feel right or make sense, look further into it,” Boatner said.  to Clackamas County deputies arrival. Stutzman was later located at his in-laws house in Silverton. Stutzman wanted to speak with a lawyer so he was transported to (Marion County Corrrectional Facility) without further incident.”

Boatner said the victim was at the police station when she called Stutzman and he “admitted” to being in a relationship. Boatner added Oregon law allows a person to record a conversation they have initiated with one other person. The case was presented to the Marion County Grand Jury and Stutzman was indicated. According to the police report, Stutzman was arrested after he “fled from his work just prior

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The Old Curmudgeon

Zapping around ... Trying to figure out what is going on in our political world is beyond me. Sometimes it seems we are to chose a candidate who is only slightly better than the other candidate. There is no knight in shining armor waiting for a chance to shatter a few windmills or at least show us the way to a more peaceful world.

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Instead of trying to figure out politics, I think I’ll write about something important to me personally -- my scooter.

Honoring Silverton’s Biking Heritage

Community Festival 10K Fun Run/Walk! Davenport Races!

Bike-Friendly • Parade • Fun run • lions BreakFast Horses • Food Court • CraFts Fair • davenPort raCes Poker run • MusiC • Cruise-in • and MuCH More!

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Beth Willis Rock Band Coolidge-McClaine Park

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I’ll start right off by saying my Zappy 3 Pro Flex scooter is not what you think of as a mobility vehicle for a handicapped person. Although it serves me well, my legs are still fairly stable. Some of you wonderful Silverton residents can remember picking up my old body off the pavement and asking, “What the hell were you trying to do?” Well, to put it simply, my scooter is too much fun to ride. It makes me take chances – like the time there was a slowwalking man ahead of me. I could see a chance to dart into a parking lot entrance, scoot to the other side, re-enter the sidewalk and be ahead of him. Whoops! Where did that five-inch curb come from? Now, as with a kid’s trike, it has a large front wheel and two small rear wheels, the front wheel being the power drive. But instead of two pedals, the Zappy has a 36-watt motor build into the hub, enough power to burn rubber if accelerated too fast. If the pavement is too wet to allow traction, this can be a problem too. You suddenly find yourself rolling backwards and then down on the pavement. In Silverton, people come running from all directions to help. God bless ‘em. On the good side, this vehicle has been my freedom, and when the time comes to give it up I will be reluctant to do so. I’ve cut the speed down from 15 MPH to that

of a fast walk. There goes part of the fun. And I no longer ride on unfamiliar trails. When you purchase a Zappy you find that the seat is optional. It is made to be ridden standing up. That helps cope with another of my often written about complaints – the cracks or other street and sidewalk bumps that can send excruciating jolts of pain up your spine from butt to a point just below your skull. But all in all, what other vehicle do you know of that you can ride to the store, load up with groceries, and when you get home ride it right into the kitchen to unload? There are some inconveniences, such as remembering to recharge the batteries when you have finished your ride. With a full charge I get about 15 miles. I have ridden to Mount Angel, but I am aware of several places I can recharge before the trip home, just in case. Case in point, batteries get old and then can’t take a full charge. When this happens I can only make it as far as the Towne House, where they let me and my scooter get charged up for the ride home. Don’t worry. It has lights. So, that sums it up. For less than $800, I get freedom and convenience that I could not get otherwise. It is well built and durable, so if you are 95 or younger, can stand on both legs, have the mind of a 10-year old, and need to get somewhere on your own, go for it. Good luck! I love my Zappy.

Ben Rue Aug. 18 concert benefits ASAP Enjoy music by Nashville recording artist and Silverton local Ben Rue with Syco Billy’s while supporting an after school program for students. The benefit concert for After School Activities Program or ASAP is Thursday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. at Vanderbeck Valley Farms, 37791 S.

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Hwy. 213. Tickets are $50 or $75 for VIP seating. Food and beverages will be available. ASAP is a program for middle school students in the Silver Falls School District provides and provides a meal, academic assistance and activities. Visit benrueasapbenefitconcert.eventbrite. com to purchase tickets.

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Sports & Recreation

Outdoor wrestling

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The Silverton High wrestling program is holding a summer camp July 18-21. But it’s a camp with a twist. The Foxes are planning to close the proceedings with an outdoor dual meet under the lights on the tennis courts. The festivities will include music and a barbecue. Here is a look at the basics for the camp: The camp runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday. The camp is open to athletes ages 6-18 and costs just $5 per participant. The Foxes’ coaching staff will do the heavy lifting, with assistance on Thursday from a member of the coaching staff of Oregon State, which has won five consecutive Pac-12 Conference championships. Families are welcome to attend the outdoor dual, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be free hotdogs for the wrestlers, and families can bring their own meat to throw on the barbecue. For more information contact Coach Keegan Davis at davis_keegan@ silverfalls.k12.or.us. Turf project: The project to install artificial turf as part of the remodeling of McGinnis Field is humming along nicely. Foxes Athletic Director Greg Kaatz told Our Town the FieldTurf surface should be installed by the end of the month. Crews currently are working with the gravel and rock subsurface and doing a final grading, Then they will roll it to prepare for the turf, which will take approximately two weeks to install. “Things are going really good,” Kaatz said. Kaatz noted that the project still is looking for donors to assist with pole vault standards ($2,000), creating a new location for the shot put ($5,000) and soccer goals and corner flags ($5,000). Those interested should contact Kaatz at kaatz_greg@silverfalls.k12.or.us. Homer race: The McGinnis Field remodel will force the Homer’s Classic

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There is no denying that this is a seller’s market. Reasonably priced homes are gone in a flash.

Tip to the Seller: Reasonably priced homes. Tip to the Buyer: You snooze you lose. Use a professional agent to minimize your risk and maximize your investment.

NEW! fun runs to relocate the starting point, but 90 percent of the course remains the same. The 8-kilometer event and 2-mile run/ walk will start at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 from the parking lot of the Pine Street high school campus. The races usually start and finish on the track at McGinnis Field. Both courses are flat and fast and the 8K route travels through the Gallon House Bridge. Proceeds benefit youth running programs in Silverton and Mount Angel.

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Race fees are $28 with a technical T-shirt and $15 without a shirt. Day of the race registration (7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) is $20 per race, with $15 more for a shirt if they remain available. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, with ribbons going to the top 3 in each age group. There will be a drawing for prizes will during the awards ceremony. You can register at www.racenorthwest. com. Contact Kennedy High track and field and cross country coach Steve Ritchie if you need more information at sritchie@mtangel.net or 503-5594346. Students in the Silver Falls School District who need to get a sports physical can attend a Sports Physical Clinic 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at Silverton High School, 1456 Pine St. The clinic is open to all students in the SFSD who are participating in school-sponsored sports. To print out a physical form, visit silvertonhigh. silverfallsschools.org. There is a suggested $25 donation to Silver Fox Foundation.

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Looking Back

Maple Hill Farm

Celebrating 150 years as a farm and 127 family reunions When the family reunion takes place this year, it will be the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of Maple Hill Farm. Tom expects anywhere from 100 to 150 people, along with a representative of Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden’s office to present the family with an anniversary plaque.

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There is an added sense of urgency to remove weeds, mow the grass, prune the flower beds and tidy up at Maple Hill Farm, west of Mount Angel. Zan Ewing, 69, of West Salem is responsible for mowing the grass while his nephews, Zan, 36, and Ross, 31, tackle yard tasks. Their youngest brother, Nathan, 26, was attending to chores at the Mount Angel home.

“Very few farms/ranches in Oregon get this recognition of being a sesquicentennial farm,” Tom said, adding there is much history at Maple Hill. “Some sad, well-- a lot sad in ways,” Tom said. “It seems like only the sad stories get retold, but others happier.”

Mount Angel resident Tom Ewing, 71, is left to explain what’s happening and why on the farm established by Tom’s ancestors early in Oregon’s history.

Although they never know who will show up for the Sunday potluck, they do know there will be plenty of good food to share, stories to hear and milestones to learn about.

For 126 years, decedents of Hanson and Lavina Stevens have gathered for a family reunion, always on the third Sunday in July. This year’s reunion will take place July 17 at Maple Hill Farm, which is also the 150th anniversary of the farm. Hanson and Lavina had seven children. They are Tom’s and Zan’s great-great-grandparents.

This year also marks the “passing of the baton.” Tom and Zan are handing over the responsibilities of the family reunion to their sons - Tom’s son Ross and Zan’s son Chris, 30.

Holding a black leather-bound journal, Tom said the book is kept in a safe deposit box at the bank. It’s pages record each family reunion. Tom carefully opens the first page to explain how the tradition of the family reunions began. “In June of 1891, the children of Hanson and Lavina met for a reunion at the old home place,” Tom wrote. “They enjoyed themselves so much that they did it again in 1892, then 1893, then 1894, each family hosting the event at their respective farms in rotation (the 1894 reunion took place on Maple Hill Farm). The tradition remains – every year, on the third Sunday of July, the family meets. 2015 was the 126th year of reunion. Very early on, perhaps 1892 or so, they began keeping a journal, which begins in 1891. Every year, each family member signs in and the “proceedings” of the meeting are recorded.” When the Stevens family met for its 100th anniversary on Maple Hill Farm it was the only farm still in the family. A new journal was created and the old one retired to the safe deposit box.

Quietly, Tom acknowledges this may be the last reunion in his lifetime at Maple Hill Farm as it exists today. As he walks to the family cemetery, Tom ponders what’s next. Currently, he said, most of the land is rented to a nearby farmer. He and his brother have talked about it being impossible to keep the entire farm in the family’s name. They are working to form a cemetery association to protect the family cemetery and to keep the English Tudor home and the pastures behind and in front of the house. “I am at the stage in life where I am looking forward and looking back,” Tom said. Mount Angel resident Tom Ewing has researched his family’s history and can trace it back to his family coming to America from Scotland.

If in 1891 perhaps 10 or 15 people came, by 2000 there were 200-300, Tom estimated.

His three sons are fifth generation, with Zan, an electrical engineer and Ross, a teacher. “None of my family are farmers,” Tom said. The farmhouse is now rented. Health issues recently contributed to a decision by Tom and his wife Virginia to

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Stevens Family Reunion. Photograph was taken July 19, 1916 at the home of Ellis Stevens in Silverton. There were 53 people at the Reunion including the last names of Esson, Stevens, Wolford, Ross, Henjum, Bump, Buchner, McKey and Weisner.

move to a “clone” of the farmhouse within the city limits of Mount Angel. Remembering the moment as if it just happened, Tom said when he graduated from high school in Mount Angel he promised himself three things: never to return to the farm, the high school or Mount Angel. After achieving his bachelor’s and doctorate, he and Virginia moved to England where he was a professor of Chinese, Russian and Mongolian studies. When his mother and father left the farm and rented it out, Tom and Virginia realized if they didn’t return, the family farm would be lost. So much for never saying never, he quipped. Of his brother and late sister Christina, Tom said he would have been voted least likely to return. He’s not mechanical, nor a farmer. Upon returning to Oregon, he went to law school at Willamette University. Another career ensued. Before retiring, he was the chief administrative law judge for the state of Oregon. Ross, who teaches English and science in China, said he wasn’t planning on coming home this year after he visited in the spring. The costs and time it takes to travel are daunting. But he decided to return for this reunion because he thinks its unique for a family to get together with this longevity. “There aren’t many people who can trace their family

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history across the pond,” Ross said. Each reunion follows a similar pattern, with families sharing their news, eating, and ending with the song, God be with you ‘til we meet again. Ross shared neither he nor his brothers want to farm. “It’s a lot to take care of,” Ross said. “There is ongoing maintenance.” What he does know is the farmhouse has to stay in the family. “It’s a central point to the extended family,” Ross said. “It’s the root of the family.” Tom has done extensive research on his family’s history. He knows the family members that form the trunk and all the various branches. Maple Hill Farm symbolizes the family for him. “I think I have the closest connection to the farm,” he said. “The farm means everything to me.” Admitting collecting the family history was an overwhelming task, he encourages others wanting to do so to divide it up by having several family members tackle interviewing different relatives and researching family history. He’s reviewed countless old letters and records, including birth, marriage and death certificates. “I have seen too many families who have no idea where

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they came from,” Tom said. “They may know who their grandparents are but no further than that. I believe in keeping history alive. By forgetting or not knowing your family history, I think that is disrespectful.” Looking at the gravestones of Alexander and Christina Esson, Tom shared they started Maple Hill Farm. In 1864, Alexander and Christina Esson and their baby, Inez, moved to a log cabin on the 300-acre property the Ewings now own. Alexander later built a frame house for the family that included 11 more children. They raised grain, livestock and felled timber. “I interviewed the youngest child when she was in her 90s,” Tom said. “She made the point that they made everything themselves – soap, preserved food and did everything they needed by themselves.” A hedge of cedar trees outlines the family cemetery. “Alexander and Christina are buried there, my grandparents, my parents, my sister and some other members of the family,” Tom said. “And some day I will be, too.” The farm, the reunion and researching his family’s history are all important to him. “I don’t mind if I pass into oblivion but I do mind if my ancestors do,” Tom said.

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People Out Loud

To honor and remember It is painful to lose someone you love even when you expect it. Tougher still is to lose them when you don't. Silverton lost a sweet lady this month when Ardis (Ardie) Hatteberg passed away soon after a fall in her garden. She was 86. Ardie and her husband, Leonard, use to walk in our neighborhood. He preceded her in death after nearly 65 years of marriage. What I remember mostly about Ardie was her soft-spoken manner, her gorgeous garden, her love for her husband and sons, Rick and Ron. She was kind, said to be a cooking queen, and was genuinely pleasant to talk with. I don't recall a selfish bone in her body. What I do recall is her love for our quirky little dog, Snickers. He always went to Ardie, and she always petted him and made him feel good about his eccentric little self. I was fortunate to see Ardie in the store just a few weeks before her passing. We talked about the old neighborhood, laughed about Snickers, and I asked her if she was still walking a lot, because for years, she and Leonard

were religious about it. She said she tried. She still had a twinkle in her eyes and a smile on her face. Always a kind word and heart. That is what I will remember the most. Larry Kassell left us too soon. The wonderful and quick-witted artist passed away June 11. It was his dry wit and wry smile while delivering it I will remember most. Larry was a gifted artist, photographer, typographer, writer, graphic design pro, and musician. I saw him early in the spring and we talked about art, the lovely home he shared with his wife Judy, his six kids and 16 grandchildren. Only two months later,

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I saw he and Judy at Gather, and he came over to chat. I knew something was wrong immediately and sensed that his time with us was short. The wry smile was there but so was a medical condition he discussed openly. Leukemia is not a kind disease, and with Larry, it left him short on time. I liked Larry, having met him first in the 1960s when my mother, Gloria Bledsoe Goodman, and he became friends. We were able to become reacquainted over the last three. It was a time to treasure. His art is expressive and creative. His kind and humorous wit was priceless. It is a tough time for police departments, so nice to hear on the local level that Mount Angel and Silverton men and women in blue are feeling the community's love and support. Mount Angel Officer Charlie Hall says in the wake of the Dallas shootings and even before that, he has had so many people come up to him, say thanks, and offer their support. A basket of goodies and a poster of support showed up at

the department in the last few days, and it makes him feel good when the community he serves and protects has his back. "It makes me feel good when someone I don't even know comes up to me, offers their hand, says thanks and shows their support." Silverton Police motorcycle officer Jason Bricker echoes Hall's comments. "Since Dallas, and well before that, I have heard of businesses in town making officers welcome and have had numerous people come up to me to offer their support. A mother and her two small children saw me parked the other day and walked over to say thanks and to tell me she supported us in our job. That made me feel really good at a time we don't always feel appreciated for doing a job that can be tough." To the men and women in blue - Thank you. Thank you for being there and acting responsively when crises arise. As the old sergeant said on, Hill Street Blues, "Be careful out there." We appreciate and support you, and we've got your back.

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IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION LAND/ACREAGE

COUNTRY/ACREAGE

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY

FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIALTOW BARELAND/LOTS

LAND/ACREAGE

SILVERTON

Micha Christman Office Manager 873-1425

Becky Craig Broker 873-3545 ext. 313

PENDING – #T2263 CUSTOM HERR CONSTRUCTION 3BR, 2BA 1797sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $328,700 (WVMLS#698000)

SILVERTON

#T2298 SINGLE FAMILY HOME 2BR, 1BA 912sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $164,500 (WVMLS#703415) #T2273 FANTASTIC VALLEY VIEWS 3 BR, 2.5BA 2644 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $389,900 (WVMLS#699149) #T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $393,900 (WVMLS#700697) #T2278 FIXER WITH OLDER CHARM 3BR, 1.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $129,900 (WVMLS#700900) #T2283 ROOM TO SPREAD OUT 4BR, 2.5BA 2325 sqft.Call Chuck at ext. 325 $314,900 (WVMLS#700862) #T2308 READY TO MOVE INTO 3 BR,2 BA, 1848 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $159,900 (WVMLS#705808) #T2305 2 HOMES ON 1 PROPERTY 6+ BR,3 BA, 2780 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $479,900 (WVMLS#705585) #T2306 WONDERFUL HOME 4 BR, 25 BA 3663 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $489,900 (WVMLS#705878)

HUBBARD

TOWN

COUNTRY

Angela Halbirt-Lopez Broker 873-3545 ext. 312

Michael Schmidt

Desaree Parks Broker 873-3545 ext. 326

Chuck White

FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT

TOWN

TOWN

KEIZER

SILVERTON

#T2294 READY FOR YOU TO BUILD 1.090 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#702893)

HUBBARD

#T2293 WATER FRONT PROPERTY 1.100 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000 (WVMLS#702891)

IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

TOWN

(WVMLS#699438)

LAND/ACREAGE

COUNTRY

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT

COUNTRY AUMSVILLE/TURNER

TOWN

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SILVERTON

SOLD! – #T2297 WONDERFUL COMMON WALL HOME 3BR, 2.5BA 1512sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $169,300 (WVMLS#703318) #T2307 CUTE SALEM HOME 3 BR,1.5 BA, 1479 sqft Call Desaree at ext. 326 $171,500 (WVMLS#705610)

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TOWN

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TOWN

NEW! – #T2311 HOWELL PRARIE FARM IN SALEM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 sqft. 26.770 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900

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(WVMLS#706154)

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COUNTRY COUNTRY/ACREAGE #T2262 CASCADIA – PERFECT MOUNTAIN GET-AWAY 1BR, BARELAN IN TOWN 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $69,000 (WVMLS#698080) TO COUNTRY/ACREAG SOLD! – MONMOUTH – #T2296 PRICED TO SELL 3BR, 2BA STAYTO

#T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $189,500

#T2299 LOT CLOSE TO TOWN .450 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $68,900 (WVMLS#703418)

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY

SOLD! – #T2287 YOUR OWN PARADISE 3BR, 2BA 1708 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000 (WVMLS#702213) #T2300 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#704402) #T2301 TREED PRIVATE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1740 sqft 5.00 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $349,999 (WVMLS#705189)

Principal Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 303

COUNTRY IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

#T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $32,000 (WVMLS#682938)

#T2275 WONDERFULLY REMODELED HOME 4BR, 3.5BA 3590 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $567,000

(WVMLS#685987)

WOODBURN

(WVMLS#706154)

TOWNFOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT CO SILVE AUMSVILLE/TURN TOWN KEIZER WOODBURN WOODBURN Christina Mason Branstetter BARELAND/LOTS

Williamson Broker 873-3545 ext. 315

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

#T2301 TREED PRIVATE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1740 sqft 5.00 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $349,999 (WVMLS#705189) NEW! – #T2309 GREAT HORSE PROPERTY in MT. ANGEL 3 BR, 2BA 1835 sqft. 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 $460,000 (WVMLS#705811) NEW! – #T2311 HOWELL PRARIE FARM IN SALEM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 sqft. 26.770 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900

COUNTRY/ACREAGE

Our Town Life

Ryan Wertz

Broker, GRI Broker, GRI Broker Broker HUBBARD COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 873-3545 ext. 324 873-3545 ext. 314 873-3545 ext. 322 873-3545 ext. 325

#T2300 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL12.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#704402)

#T2274 FANTASTIC COUNTRY ESTATE 5 BR, 3BA 2494 sqft.30.14 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $499,900 (WVMLS#699150) #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4 BR, 4.5 BA 3680 sqft. 1.510 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $489,900 (WVMLS#701127) SOLD! – #T2287 YOUR OWN PARADISE 3BR, 2BA 1708 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000 (WVMLS#702213)

Meredith Wertz

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LAND/ACREAGE

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY Marcia Branstetter Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 318

SILV

(WVMLS#693008) OTHER COMMUNITIES NEW! – MT. ANGEL- #T2309 GREAT HORSE PROPERTY 3 BR,

2BA 1835 sqft. 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 $460,000 (WVMLS#705811)

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY

LAND/ACREAGE

#T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 Acres. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 (WVMLS#698462)

#T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4 BR, 4.5 BA 3680 sqft. 1.510 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $489,900 (WVMLS#701127)

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

1236 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,900 (WVMLS#703305)IN

TOWN NEW HOME

#T2295 IDANHA – OWN PRIVATE RETREAT 4BR, 2BA 1150 COUNTRY/ACREAGE sqft..830 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. $189,000

LAND

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY (WVMLS#703350)

LAND/ACREAGE STAYTON/SUBLIMITY COMME

#T2302 MOLALLA – GREAT STARTER HOME 3 BR,1 BA, 1104 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $219,600 (WVMLS#705138)

LAND/ACREAGE

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FOR

TOW FOR RENT BARELAND TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER

FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL #T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft. COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $393,900 (WVMLS#700697)

FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT BARELAND/LOTS TOW FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER FOR TOWN RENT TOWN KEIZER BARELAND/LOTS Call Micha atWOODBURN 503-873-1425 AUMSVILLE/ BARELAND/LOTS W WOODBURN or TOWN see them on our website TOWN IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

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