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Detectable By Brenna Wiegand
In some ways more telling than tracked test results, the prevalence of COVID19 in a community may be seen in its wastewater. Though Silverton has been taking samples and sending them to Oregon State University’s School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering twice a week for about a year, only lately have the ongoing results been made available to the public in a digestible form thanks in large part to the efforts of Silverton City Councilor Dana Smith. “Knowing what level of COVID concentration was in our wastewater two or three weeks ago doesn’t do anything for something like planning what we’re doing this weekend,” Smith said. “If we can shorten the turnaround time and present the data to the public in a visually meaningful way, it can be useful in decision-making around our own risk.” Smith worked with the parties involved
Silverton wastewater data on COVID-19 presence open to public to develop a system that would streamline turnaround time and make results as accessible and as understandable to the general public as possible. At the risk of sounding indelicate, Troy Kemper, Silverton Water Quality Supervisor, reminds us that what goes into our bodies must come out in the wastewater and that it’s just a matter of learning how to test for a given substance. “There is a laundry list of new contaminants that we continue to discover and begin monitoring so we can figure out if it’s safe for the environment,” Kemper said. “Lately our industry is concerned with prescription medications which, unlike COVID or E. coli, which are killed in the treatment process, pass right through, intact. “Once those COVID microorganisms get into the sewer they’re no longer active; they need body temperature to continue to grow and thrive,” Kemper said, “but you can still test for their presence.”
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“Extended periods in this range have previously been linked with increased hospitalization and fatalities. Implementing additional preventative measures would be highly encouraged,” the guidelines read. Authorities say tracking the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater samples can provide a timely warning of COVID-19’s spread in communities on a week-byweek basis and whether the trend is up or down. “Over the past month and a half, the entire state of Oregon has seen a pretty significant surge in the number of community members with COVID and what we’re referring to here is a slightly different variant of Omicron than last winter’s surge,” said Jonathan Avery, President of Legacy Silverton Medical Center and Legacy’s Willamette Region at large. “The number of patients coming to us showing symptoms has been steadily climbing up since early June, characterized by an increase in hospitalizations, which, over the Legacy Health coverage area, had gone as low as about 30 patients in bed every day. With the recent surge that number was creeping back up into the 90s. “That is still far short of where we were last winter and fall with the Delta surge when Legacy Health as a whole had as many as 200 COVID-positive patients across our system of hospitals, so this one is relatively insignificant compared to what we’ve become accustomed to in the last year, but it’s definitely real,” Avery said. “The current variant appears to be a milder strain that doesn’t hit you as hard. Even though the number of people in the community that have COVID is
extremely high, the percentage of those ill enough to be hospitalized is low compared to the past surges.” Kaley Turney works in the mental health field and is mother to two young children. “I have heard of COVID being in the wastewater, not Silverton in particular, but I have heard,” Turney said. “It does not change how we live and especially how I raise my kids. “We wash our hands and stay home when we are sick, but I will never put a mask on my children,” she said. “COVID has been so detrimental to kids’ mental health. COVID is something we will all have to live with and not something we should live our lives fearing 24/7.” As with flu shots, the vaccines developed for COVID can’t predict the virus’ evolving nature, but they play a significant role in stemming the tide of critically ill patients. “A good percentage of people are now vaccinated and quite a few folks have
gotten their boosters,” Avery said. “That is helping protect them from severe illness which, at the end of the day, is the most important thing.” The Omicron strain currently working its way through the population carries lighter symptoms – for most – but no one knows what long-term effects the virus may leave behind. “My mother lived through rheumatic fever as a girl, but it turned out later that she and many others of her generation had been living with heart valve damage ever since,” Councilor Smith said. “My concern is not so much for me but for my seven-month-old grandson who isn’t eligible for vaccines yet,” Smith said. “A lot of people are thinking that COVID is a minor thing, but I’m sure that back in the day, my grandparents didn’t think much of rheumatic fever, either.” Local artist Barbara Bassett watches the numbers and is an involved grandparent who has an immediate family member
with a serious medical condition. “It just seems smart to follow the science and stay informed,” Bassett said. “Fortunately, my daughter is a physician and she guided me to intelligent resources, making it easier to follow the local/regional numbers and adjust my behavior accordingly. “For me and my family and close friends, it just makes sense to modify inside activities or wear a mask if the concentration of COVID in our wastewater indicates ‘Strong’ to ‘Very Strong’ and then ease back out with larger groups when we’re in the ‘Moderate’ to ‘Low’ range,” Bassett added. “I wish people were being more careful, but I am also resigned to the fact that it’s a pie-in-the-sky hope; that some people are never going to wear masks,” Smith said. “A lot have died, but they were convinced it was more harmful to breathe through a mask than to roll the dice with COVID.”
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When Silverton Hospital affiliated with Legacy Health six years ago, the health care company committed to making significant improvements toward optimizing the medical center’s ability to provide top-notch health care for Silverton and surrounds.
During the review the highest priority was the expansion of the emergency department as well as a new, expanded imaging center including services that cater to women’s needs.
“Part of that commitment was a pledge on the part of Legacy to invest $58 million into Silverton Medical Center over the next several years,” said Jonathan Avery, President of Legacy Silverton Medical Center and Legacy’s Willamette Region at large. “Until now those dollars have been spent on a whole variety of projects such as new equipment, including 3D mammography, a surgical robotics program and the recruitment of new physicians to the area.” Meanwhile, Legacy has worked with the Silverton Health Foundation Board, physicians and stakeholders to define Silverton’s most important health care services and where they needed to expand services and further invest in the
In its entirety, the expansion will add about 21,000 square feet to the medical center footprint and cost $35 million. “We are so thankful for our community donors at the medical center and for a vibrant hospital foundation that has committed an additional $2 million to the project,” Avery said. The expansion includes many other improvements and will be conducted in two phases. Phase 1 commenced July 5 after a community groundbreaking ceremony June 29. “In Phase 1 we are adding separate, distinct entrances to the hospital and the emergency department and a visitor and patient-friendly covered drop-off area which right now doesn’t exist,” Avery said. “This will greatly optimize patient
Legacy staff and community representatives break ground on the $58 million Legacy Silverton Medical Center upgrade project. BRENNA WIEGAND
flow whether you’re here for elective services or coming in on an emergency basis.” The first phase also includes the development of a new emergency department, new imaging equipment including CT and X-ray that is specifically needed to take care of emergency patients and the creation of more parking across Center Street and a dedicated Life Flight helicopter pad across from the hospital entrance on Fairview Street. The new emergency department will grow
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With the current emergency department vacated, Phase 2 involves expanding available square footage for a modernized diagnostic imaging center.
“The general diagnostic imaging center enhancement in Phase 2 refers to certain imaging modalities that are huge components to taking care of emergency department patients and we will have those located adjacent to the emergency department,” Avery said. “Having CT scan and X-ray located directly across from the emergency department will be super-efficient and very safe, minimizing the transfer of patients.”
“The new imaging center is going to be a huge improvement for the community and allows us to do a couple things that are really important to the care of our patients, including the addition of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine,” Avery said. “The other really key piece to this diagnostic imaging remodel is being able to dedicate a section of the imaging center for women’s imaging that brings our 3D mammography, ultrasound and DEXA Scan into a dedicated suite set up specifically for women. “It allows for really great patient flow, excellent privacy and other accoutrements we like to have in a women’s imaging center,” he said. On the heels of Phase 1, Phase 2 will commence in late fall of 2023 with
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The hospital also will gain a new all faiths chapel and a new waiting room for the Family Birth Center. The new facility will be characterized by lots of windows looking onto gardens, nature-themed art and other spaces geared to create a relaxed feeling throughout. “This speaks to our architects, who have done a great job of bringing nature into the spaces to make them as peaceful and as healing as possible,” Avery said.
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By Stephen Floyd Mt. Angel Mayor Don Fleck is being remembered as an exemplary civil servant and a force within his community after his sudden passing June 26. Fleck, 68, died of natural causes at his home. He was laid to rest July 1 during a graveside service at Calvary Cemetery. At the memorial service held at the Mount Angel Festhalle, friends and family recalled a man with a strong desire to serve and the insight to serve well. “What a blessing Don has been, what a model of a servant,” said Pastor Scott Nelson of the Morningstar Community Church, where Fleck attended.
Forged by fire Nelson shared how Fleck grew up in Mt. Angel, married his high school sweetheart and raised five daughters in town. He also described Fleck’s entry into a firefighting career that would help define his life, including serving as fire chief of the Mt. Angel Fire District.
“As great a man as Don Fleck was, there was an impishness to his character as well,” said Nelson. Fleck was hired by the Salem Fire Department in 1981 while still volunteering for MAFD. Salem Professional Firefighters, a local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), memorialized Fleck on Facebook as a large presence among firefighters, in his community and within his family. “We all need to look at Don and the path he took,” it read. “He was a mentor to so many, and truly what we all should strive to be.” Fleck retired from Salem Fire in 2007 as a captain, and from MAFD in 2012 as fire chief. But he remained active as an instructor and mentor to young firefighters, both locally and throughout the country through IAFF. Nelson said, though Fleck spent many years
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In 1975, Fleck was working in his father’s auto repair shop when the building caught fire. Volunteers responding managed to save the building and, shortly afterward, Fleck applied to join their ranks, though notoriously without telling his wife, Nann Fleck.
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Friends, associates remember Don Fleck in a high-intensity profession, he remained stalwart as a man of faith and integrity, even through difficult times. “For all the things that Don saw in his life, it never made him a callous man or cynical,” he said. “If anything, it enlarged his heart. He loved to serve, and he served so very well.”
Wall now acting mayor After mostly retiring from firefighting, Fleck joined the Mt. Angel City Council in 2014 and served for two terms before being elected mayor in 2020. He had six months left on his mayoral term at the time of his death. According to the city charter, City Council President Pete Wall will be acting mayor until the council appoints a successor to serve the remainder of Fleck’s term. Wall said if appointed he would not intend to seek election but instead return to his role on the council after Fleck’s term concludes. However, the charter is unclear how this process should specifically take place including whether or not an appointee
must be a current city official, or how a council member would return to their seat after filling a mayoral vacancy. The council has directed City Manager Mark Daniel to confer with the city attorney and clear up these ambiguities before it makes an appointment, potentially during the Aug. 1 council meeting.
knew Fleck back when they both worked in Salem during the 1980s – Fleck for the fire department and Daniel for the Salem Police Department. He said sharing the news of Fleck’s passing with fellow officials was a very difficult moment, but he looks back on his relationship with Fleck with fondness.
When the council met for its regular meeting July 5, it observed a moment of silence for Fleck and Wall said the late mayor can count on fellow officials to pursue the city’s best interests.
“I owe Don a debt of gratitude, and I’m just very proud to serve and to continue to move ahead, just as Pete said, as Don would want us to,” said Daniel.
“Don, I love you, and I’m positive our entire council will move forward in positively serving our community as you would want us to do,” said Wall. Council Member Shelley Otte echoed this sentiment and said, though she felt speechless about Fleck’s passing, she was sure the council was unified. “I think we’ll do well as a group going forward,” said Otte. Daniel, also the city’s police chief, said he
Of the many remembrances of Fleck’s life, Nelson perhaps summarized the late mayor most succinctly. Nelson said Fleck was “unflappable” and had a calming effect among those he served and volunteered with, which was a blessing for people in moments of great anxiety. “He loved to serve, and he served so very well. I’m thankful to have met him,” said Nelson. “... What an example, and what a legacy.”
Scotts Mills, Mt. Angel to elect mayor, three councilors Nov. 8 The Scotts Mills office of mayor and three city council seats are on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Mayor is currently Paul Brakeman, who has served three, two-year terms. The council seats are currently held by Monika Martin, Casey Dean and Robin Fournier. Councilor terms are four years. Candidates have until Aug. 12 to file. For information email clerk@ scottsmills.org or call 503-873-5435. Mt. Angel will also have the seats of mayor and three councilors on the ballot. The mayor serves a two-year term, councilors four-year terms. Council positions up are currently held by Tony Astorga, Ray Elder and Matthew Donohue. Candidates have until Aug. 30 to file. City Recorder Colby Kemp said, as of press time, no candidates had filed. For information, contact Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org. or.us or call 503-845-9291.
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Race takes shape By James Day Silverton government will present a slightly different face in 2023.
Silverton leadership set for changes
Election days Here is a look at key election dates coming up:
Mayor Kyle Palmer, a Silverton political fixture since 2004, is not running for re-election. Veteran councilor Jason Freilinger and local businessman Morry Jones have filed for the race to replace Palmer.
Aug. 30: Filing deadline for candidates
Meanwhile, the six-person City Council will see at least one change and perhaps more. Two-term councilor Jim Sears told Our Town that he will not seek re-election. Incumbent Dana Smith told Our Town that she has not made up her mind about a re-election bid. The seat of Crystal Neideigh also is up this cycle, but she did not respond to questions about her plans.
Nov. 3: Last day for election officials to mail replacement ballots to voters
The other three councilors, Freilinger, Jess Miller and Elvi Cuellar Sutton, do not face the voters again until 2024 for their council seats. However, should Freilinger win the mayoral race, a special process would be put in place to fill his council slot. According to the city charter, vacant elective city offices are filled via a majority vote of the remaining members of the council. The appointee’s term begins immediately upon appointment and continues throughout the unexpired term of the appointee’s predecessor.
making improvements to our core infrastructure. We are at the point where improvements can be made to parks and the downtown. I will lead the community in facilitating a public process to make these much-needed improvements.” Jones, a sales director, has lived in Silverton for 57 years. Both he and Freilinger are Silverton High School graduates.
Oct. 18: Last day to register to vote Oct. 19: Local ballots mailed out
Nov. 4: Voters needing a replacement ballot must make arrangements for pickup at the county elections office Nov. 8: Election Day Freilinger, a financial services officer, told Our Town “I am running for mayor because of my commitment and passion for the Silverton community. I decided 20 years ago that my life’s aspiration was to live, work, serve, and play in Silverton. “Over the last ten years, I have served on the City Council. We have been proactive about planning Silverton’s future, including funding important future projects within our existing budget. I remain committed to
“I love Silverton and want to continue my efforts in giving back to a community that has given me so much,” Jones said. “In 40 years of work experience I traveled around the world working with diverse cultures, languages, and cultural norms. I have been successful getting people within an organization to work together and engage in respectful dialogue.” Noting the mayoral change and the council seats in play Jones said, “I believe strong leadership is necessary for this transition, and I believe I have that skill set for the change. It is important that we keep Silverton moving in the right direction. I believe the experience I bring to the role of mayor will help move our community forward while attempting to get more citizen involvement. My goal as mayor is to make sure every voice in Silverton is heard.” Sears, meanwhile, told Our Town that the decision not to seek re-election to a council seat was a difficult one. CBL
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Daniel appointed official city manager for Mt. Angel re-election,” Sears said. “There are a number of factors. Mostly, I would like to spend more time pursuing some of my other interests that I have not been able to. Also, we have been toying with moving outside of Silverton (and) residency in Silverton is a requirement to serve on council. “I feel fortunate to have been able to use my background and experience to give back to the city (and) to be involved in several key infrastructure projects and policy decisions that will be here in Silverton for many years. After serving for eight years I believe it is time for new and younger blood on the council to replace me.” The volunteer council and mayoral positions are nonpartisan. Thus there was not a May primary as there was for the Legislature, Congress and state and federal elected offices. All Silverton councilor positions are at-large and the new terms begin Jan. 9, 2023. Candidates can file by fee ($50) or by petition. The deadline to file to make the ballot is Aug. 30. To qualify, a candidate must be a registered voter in Silverton and must have resided in Silverton continuously in the 12 months preceding the election. Those interested in picking up papers can do so at City Hall or contact city clerk Traci Nichols, the elections official for Silverton, at 503-874-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Angel Police Chief Mark Daniel has accepted the position of city manger after filling the role on an interim basis since last year. The City Council appointed Daniel June 6 and he will now act as both city manager and police chief, much as he has since previous City Manager Kevin Cronin departed in August 2021. The city initially struggled to find applicants for the position, as numerous other cities were also seeking managers at the time. The search was eventually suspended so the city could refocus its efforts and Daniel agreed in February to act as interim city manager indefinitely. Daniel has risen to the occasion, and worked directly with citizens and fellow officials to identify and prioritize city projects, from speed signs to large-scale infrastructure improvements. The city said in its July
newsletter this attitude proved Daniel was right for the job. “[Daniel] has shown enthusiasm to be involved in matters both large and small, and encourages open communication between staff and the community, which has proven to be a valuable asset,” said the newsletter. “ We are confident he will continue to make the city a safe and enjoyable place to live as he takes on the role of city manager.” His official entry into the role comes at a challenging moment for Mt. Angel, following the June 26 death of Mayor Don Fleck. Daniel said he will work with City Council President Pete Wall to plan next steps. “Obviously, this was something that none of us planned for, but we are committed to move forward in Don’s honor,” said Daniel. – Stephen Floyd
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Rethinking packaging By Melissa Wagoner When Garron and Rebekka Lamoreau moved to Panama in 2014 to teach at the country’s International School, they discovered something they never anticipated – plastic waste everywhere. “There’s plastic in every waterway and on every beach,” Garron recalled. “The canal is there and the ships just drop their garbage, these big freighters… drop garbage. And it becomes very apparent that everything is single-use.” Concerned, the couple began noticing the way plastic packaging was being used in seemingly unnecessary ways – like individually wrapped bananas, complete with individual Styrofoam pads. “We became very anti-plastic,” Garron said. “So, we started making things for ourselves, like shampoo in a wine bottle.” Then, Garron was diagnosed with cancer. “And we started looking for healthier things,” he said, recalling the way their adventure into DIY products expanded
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Because, while Silver Falls Sustainability has grown a lot in the past four years, it is still based, almost exclusively, out of the Lamoreaus’ Silverton home.
• www.sfsustainable.com to include, not just the use of sustainable packaging, but chemical-free ingredients as well. “You can eat just about everything we make,” he pointed out, recalling the first shampoo bar they created – a lavender and rosemary blend they called Frenchie Falls, after one of their favorite hikes. “That was in 2018,” Garron said. “I made it on a whim one weekend and thought, let’s see if anyone buys it. So, I put it on Facebook and got a few orders.”
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Then those orders turned into more orders as word-of-mouth spread and before a year had passed the Lamoreaus’ business – eventually coined Silver Falls Sustainability Co. – was booming.
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“We’ve gotten to spend a lot of time with the kids,” Garron pointed out. But with only two employees, the workload can be a bit overwhelming. “You never feel like you’re done with the day,” Rebekka admitted.
“Our message was different,” Garron said, when asked about the speed of the company’s success. “It wasn’t – here’s another bar of soap. It was – here’s no plastic.”
That won’t be changing any time soon. As of July 1, Silver Falls Sustainability Co.’s distribution increased to include sourcing not only the Roth’s store in Silverton, Life Source in Salem and their own website, but also the well-known supermarket chains, Market of Choice and New Seasons.
And they didn’t stop there. Not only does Silver Falls Sustainability Co. use sustainable, plastic-free packaging and organic, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, they also plant a tree for every product purchased through Ecologi, a European-based nonprofit that
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“But we’re excited to get into the medium-sized chains… to give people a plastic-free product,” Garron said of the benefits this expansion will have for the company and the environment at large.
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Oregon Garden, Sustainable Silverton present water conservation event
Whether your goal is to save the planet, save a little money, or perhaps a bit of both, conserving water can be a good place to start.
“[W]hen dollars are tight, knowing how to best conserve water is really useful,” Hammond said.
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“Learning about your broader impact helps you make the best decisions for you and your family,” Hammond said. Fellow Sustainable Silverton member Kelley Morehouse added “[L]et’s work together on preserving, maintaining, and celebrating the community we live in.” Admission is $10 for seniors, $12 for adults and free for Oregon Garden members.
Silverton Christmas Market plans return for 2022 season Hotel overnight packages, which include tickets and parking passes, are now on sale to experience one million lights, snowless tubing, authentic German vendor market, Santa and more from Nov. 25, 2022 to Jan. 1, 2023 (closed Dec. 24 & 25).
“The event is still a few months away, but we encourage everyone to book their overnight stays now at the Resort, since weekend nights are already going quickly,” said Alexis Federico, Public Events Manager at the Oregon Garden Resort.
The Christmas market returns this winter with more lights, a longer walking path, a larger vendor market, and more on the grounds of the Oregon Garden Resort.
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“There are times when your pocket book is the only thing that matters,” Eric Hammond – a horticulturist and member of Sustainable Silverton, an organization whose mission is to increase the community’s resilience in the face of climate change – said. Acknowledging that the need to conserve water for the purposes of drought prevention is low on most homeowners’ list of priorities after such a rainy spring, the need to conserve water for monetary purposes is at an alltime high.
Which is why, on Saturday, July 30, Sustainable Silverton will be teaming up with the Oregon Garden to present “Garden for Today’s Climate” – a series of workshops and garden tours covering topics like rainwater storage, invasive species identification, composting, xeriscaping and gardening with native plants.
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Boyd Keith Fish Boyd Keith Fish, 91, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully at his home on June 19, 2022, in Silverton, Oregon.
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A Rosary service and funeral mass was held on July 2 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1410 Pine St., Silverton, followed by committal service St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Silverton. A reception lunch was held at
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James “Hollywood” Hauth, Sr. was born to Catherine and Wendel Hauth on Sept. 28, 1937. He was the youngest of 11 children. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Fred Francis and Donald; as well as sisters, Marcella Diehl, Georgianna Hansen, Rose Sills, Mary Gore, Eleanor Whitworth and Marguerite Baune. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Kathryn. James is survived by his children: Lisa (John) Juhring, Lori (Kirk) Appleman, James Hauth Jr., Amy (Eric) Willcoxen, and Daniel Hauth; grandchildren: Dustin (Kim), Dillon, Dakota, and Grace Juhring, Emily and Sara Appleman, Ryan (Aubrie) Hauth and Brittany (Matt) Horne, Eric Jr., Jessica, Jacob, Evelyn, Allison, Kristina, and Emma Willcoxen, and great grandchildren: Freya Juhring, Ellison and Barett Horne; and one surviving sister, Kathleen Soderberg. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews
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who look on him as a second father as well as his in-laws who loved him like a brother. Jim was born and raised in Mount Angel, Oregon, attended prep school at the Abbey where he received the nickname of “Hollywood.” He was a member of the drama club and appeared in plays in high school. Jim then spent four years in the Air Force and served overseas on Kwajalein Atoll. When he returned home, he worked at the Abbey printing press with his brother Francis. Through a family connection he met Kathryn Borthwick in the autumn of 1964 and was quickly smitten. They married in August of 1965 in Albany, Oregon. They raised their five children in Mount Angel and lived there until their passing. Jim served as a volunteer firefighter in Mount Angel for 18 years, was active in St. Mary’s Parish serving on the parish council, weekly adoration hours, as a Eucharistic minister and a lector. Jim was also active in the American Legion. He retired from the Oregon State print shop after 23 years and began a second career as a volunteer, driving for meals on wheels and medical transport for the elderly. Jim and Kathy adored their grandchildren and loved spending time with them. “Pops” will be greatly missed by his family who will cherish their memories with him. A rosary and funeral mass were held at St. Mary’s Parish in Mount Angel on June 29. A reception in the St. Mary’s Parish Center followed the burial service.
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Marvin Lee Hage Sr. Marvin Lee Hage, Sr., 82, of Silverton, Oregon passed away on June 3, 2022. Marvin was born to Roy and Zelma (McClure) Hage on May 20, 1940 in Silverton, where he grew up on the family farm. After graduating high school, he joined the US Marines. He was proud to be a marine and serve his country. After he was honorably discharged, he became a timber faller, dozer operator and truck driver. Marvin later worked alongside his brother, Larry Hage, on the family’s grass seed farm outside of Silverton. Marvin was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting for elk and deer while exploring the back woods with his son, Lee Hage. At the age of 80 you could still find Marvin down at his seed cleaners combining, or up on his tractor doing field work until the sun went down. Marvin is survived by his son, Lee (Jillian) Hage; step-children, Keith (Teresa)
May 20, 1940 – June 3, 2022 Lehto, Traci (Iyran) Manning and Kyle ( Debbie) Lehto; brother, Larry (Leona) Hage; sisters, Verna Hage and Lorraine Kimlinger; grandchildren, Kody Lehto, Aspen Lynch, Shasta Lynch, Westin Hage, Harper Hage, Darrean Holt, Ezra Holt, James Lehto, Stephanie YoungLewis; many nieces and nephews; and his wife, Marilyn Hage. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather brother, uncle, and friend. Marvin will be greatly missed by many. A memorial service was held on June 25 at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. In lieu of flowers please donate to Serenity Hospice.
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March 31, 1954 – June 26, 2022 Born to Leonard Fleck and Betty Wolf on March 31, 1954, Donald Ray Fleck’s last call was in the early morning of June 26, 2022. He was the sole responder. It was “C” shift. He was raised in Mount Angel with four brothers and one sister. He excelled in school and sports. He met Nann Bernard their freshman year at John F. Kennedy High School. They dated and married in 1973. He had received a scholarship to Clackamas Community College to play football and study auto mechanics. After graduation, he went to work with his father at Fleck’s Garage. While at work in January of 1975, the garage had a devastating fire to which the Mt. Angel Fire department responded and successfully saved the building. Shortly after that fire, (unbeknownst to his very young wife) he applied to become a member of the fire department, which was the beginning of a long and satisfying career. Don and Nann settled in Mount Angel and raised five daughters. Don was active in community, serving on city council and leading a Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s huddle group of middle school boys. He took night classes and became an EMT. He was partly responsible for establishing ambulance service in the Mount Angel area. In 1981, he applied to the Salem Fire Department. (She knew.) He was hired in December 1981. For most of his career he was assigned to Station One, “C” shift. He was promoted to captain and studied, taught and loved the fire service. While recovering from a serious fire related back injury, he was an instructor in the fire program at Chemeketa Community College. He was mentored and he soaked it in. He became a mentor and gave generously. All in the name of excellence. During the years at Salem Fire he remained active in the Mt. Angel Fire District. He retired from MAFD as fire Chief in 2012, returning often for whatever training was needed. In addition, for 15 years he was an instructor for the International Association of Fire Fighters, traveling to teach at many fire departments. He retired from Salem Fire as Captain in 2007. After his retirement, he continued in a most logical extension of public service by teaching CPR/first aid, alarm testing, safety committee consultant and extinguisher service. At the time of his death, he was serving as mayor for the City of Mount Angel. His awards and accolades are numerous. His strong and humble life was a blessing to those who knew him and a gift to those who loved him.
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He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Colton James. He is survived by his wife, Nann, of nearly 49 years; brother, Darreld Fleck; sister, Francis Fleck; daughters, Molly Barth (Owen), Rachel Beyer, (Brad), Sadie Bernt (Mark), Ashley Livingston (Jeff), Natalie Lucey (Jake); 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
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Sports & Recreation
Local riders talk about Oregon’s opportunities, adventures
By Melissa Wagoner
three-day camping trip, is aimed at doing just that – introducing more people to the joys of exploring the beautiful state.
This spring the League of American Bicyclists ranked the state of Oregon as the second most bicycle friendly state in the nation – number one on the West Coast. But what do Willamette Valley cyclists think? A panel of avid cyclists from the Silverton and Mount Angel area weighed in.
Justin Benguerel “Being in the Willamette Valley, there are so many back roads…” Justin Benguerel – Fall Line’s owner and himself an avid cyclist – pointed out. “And I really think Silver Falls is super great. There are so many gravel roads… so many routes you can do right from your door.”
Laura Wanker “I’m pretty satisfied with Oregon riding,” Laura Wanker – an avid road cyclist who has ridden in countries around the world – said. “And Silverton is a great cycling destination… if you’re willing to ride on the road.” Which she has to an almost obsessive degree. “I like a challenge,” she admitted. “I like to have a goal. At one point I took a map of Marion County and I highlighted all the paved roads I had ridden on, with the goal to ride all the paved roads. And I was successful in it.” But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been bumps along the way. “I try to be friendly with drivers and I try to move over when I can,” Wanker said of the primary method she and her husband, Rod, use to stay safe while out on the road. “But we’ve each had a few accidents – nothing terrible. I’ve been hit once and I crashed under my own volition once. You just try to mitigate and be careful.”
Bobby Dixon His arm in a cast from a recent collision with a car, Bobby Dixon is intimately aware of just what can happen when those mitigation efforts fail. Yet he is still singing the praises of biking Oregon’s roads. “Cycling has been a mental balancing thing for me,” the 39-year-old said, recalling his introduction to the biking world through his involvement in Portland State University’s Cycling Club. “It personified the Oregon beauty,” he explained. “I really think this is the best canvas, so to speak.” Dixon would know. A fan of rides that include a challenging elevation gain, he once cycled the 200-mile Hood to Coast, “sunrise to sunset” relay route.
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Which is why he wishes more people – especially kids – would consider biking as their primary mode of transportation.
Road Cycling Tips • Purchase a bike that fits your needs – whether that be a road cycle, a mountain bike or even a cruiser. • Get the right size bike and helmet – experts at your local bike shop can help. • Ride in comfort – that could mean bike shorts, riding gloves, jerseys, clipin shoes and waterproof gear. • Don’t forget food and water – bananas, energy bars, gels and electrolyte drinks will help keep you energized.
• Know how to fix a flat – and carry the tools to do it. • Research routes – consider apps like Google Earth, Strava, Map My Ride, and Garmin or the website www.abetterrouteplanner.com. • Join a group – the Salem Bicycle Club, Bicycle Rides Northwest, the Adventure Cycling Association or Cycle America’s Pedal the Peaks are ones to try.
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“That was a big accomplishment,” Dixon acknowledged. Then there was a ride along Oregon’s coastline from Pacific City to Coos Bay on Highway 101 – which Dixon completed despite deep snow – as well as an epic ride from Detroit Lake to Bend. “We were on the back road that all the pioneers used to take,” Dixon recalled. “Then we camped at Suttle Lake, right on the dock.” But more than anything else, Dixon uses his bike to commute, sometimes alone and sometimes with his three-year-old daughter. “It’s something I really want to expose her to, that freedom,” he said. “And I love seeing kids on bikes, developing their spatial awareness.” So far, the task has been relatively easy, considering the bike-ability of his hometown. “Overall Silverton (minus a few issues) is definitely trending toward being a cycling
community,” he said. “It moves slow, but it’s happening. And this place is beautiful, so bikes should be riding around this town. There just needs to be more infrastructure.”
Joe Craig “The infrastructure is hard to deal with,” fellow cyclist Joe Craig agreed. “But if you can get past that you can go anywhere.” Even camping. “We’re really fortunate. We have two state parks within riding distance,” Craig said, referring to the Willamette Mission State Park to the south and Champoeg State Park to the north, both an easy ride from Silverton and the impetus for a bike camping course he and Fall Line – Silverton’s skate and bike shop – held this spring. “I think there’s an interest in doing bike traveling but people don’t know where to start,” he speculated, explaining that the course, a one-day clinic followed up by a
“I don’t see as much standard cycling to get around as I would expect,” Benguerel said. He speculated that at least part of the reason may be Oregon’s long, wet winters. “ To ride year-around you need rain gear and fenders… it’s that extra step,” he acknowledged. But for those who are willing to try, “I’m happy to be a resource at the shop.”
Andres Goyer Similarly, Andres Goyer, owner of the Mt. Angel Public House, also wants to be a resource to the cycling community, just in a different way. “It all started when I was at the coffee shop watching lines of bicyclists pound pavement to Silverton,” he said. “And I thought – how do I get people on bikes to turn in to Mount Angel?” That’s because every year bicycle travelers spend an estimated $400 million in Oregon alone, according to the Travel Oregon website. Goyer knew if he could entice even a fraction of those cyclists who passed through on Highway 214 on their way to Silver Falls or the Oregon Garden to stop in Mount Angel along their way, it would help not just his business but the entire town. And so, he registered the Public House as a bike friendly business, stocking bike locks, phone chargers and packaged snacks as well as obtaining funding from the City to install a bicycle repair station and a parking corral. Now all he needs are the cyclists which, with newly posted “bike friendly business” signs and the state’s new ranking, shouldn’t be far behind.
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Football teams fill in schedule slots
The high school football schedules for fall are taking shape, with Silverton High opening on Friday, Sept. 2, with a MidWillamette Conference game at Dallas. The Foxes, under new coach Dan Lever, will prep for the Dallas game with an Aug. 26 scrimmage at Sheldon of Eugene against both the host Irish and West Salem. The Foxes will be playing in a nineteam MWC for football. The league also includes Central, Corvallis, Crescent Valley, Lebanon, McKay, South Albany and West Albany. McKay, which is playing down from Class 6A, is an addition for this season. The Royal Scots played in Special District 2 last season before falling to the Foxes 42-7 in the first round of the playoffs. The rest of the Foxes’ schedule looks like this: • Sept. 16: at Central • Sept. 23: South Albany • Sept. 29: Corvallis • Oct. 7: Crescent Valley • Oct. 14: at McKay • Oct. 21: West Albany • Oct. 28: at Lebanon The Foxes have a hole to fill with a nonleague opponent on Sept. 9. Former Silverton coach Josh Craig, meanwhile, was named Class 5A coach of the year by the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association. Craig led the squad to the state title and a 12-1 record. He
the all-Mid-Willamette Conference allstar team after a 15-12 season and a 9-7 mark in league play. The Foxes lost to Wilsonville in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
was 41-11 in his 5 years at the school, including two trips to the quarterfinals and one to the semifinals before last fall’s 26-20 title win vs. Thurston. Kennedy, which will be playing its first season of Class 3A football, opens with an Aug. 26 scrimmage at Santiam Christian. The Trojans, last season’s runners-up in Class 2A, moved up a class because 2A is experimenting with 9-man football. Kennedy will be playing football in Class 3A’s Special District 2, which also includes Amity, Dayton, Jefferson, Newport, Salem Academy, Santiam Christian and Scio. Games set for Kennedy include: • Sept. 9: at Siuslaw • Sept. 24: at Dayton • Sept. 30: Scio • Oct. 14: at Amity • Oct. 21: at Newport • Oct. 28: Santiam Christian. Football teams, along with their fall counterparts of soccer, volleyball and cross country, can start practicing Aug. 15.
Outfielder Cole Mucken was the lone first-team choice for Silverton. Pitcher Robbie Brockamp and infielder Cade Wynn were placed on the second team, while Vandon Fessler, Jacob Orban and Carson Waples received honorable mention. Mucken also participated on the north team in the Oregon All-Star Series, held June 18-19 at Goss Stadium at Oregon State University. The two teams split the two-game series, with the south squad winning 8-3 on Saturday and Mucken’s north team taking a 10-2 victory in Sunday’s game. Mucken will move on to attend Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario in the fall. Academics: Kennedy’s baseball team, which won the Class 2A-1A title, finished second in the class academically. The Trojans turned in a cumulative grade-point average of 3.61, just 0.01 behind leader Regis (3.62). Here is a look at the rankings of other JFK teams: girls track and field (5th, 3.70), softball (3.68, 5th), boys track and field (7th, 3.25).
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A few insights after 40 years as a columnist
A friend of mine came to our class reunion last summer and handed me a column I had written sometime ago, dated July of 1980, 42 years ago. I started writing a column then called, “Rap-Up” for the Silverton Appeal. Scary, because it doesn’t seem that long ago.
one can agree on. I could say babies are wonderful. Someone would say I failed to give God credit for these priceless little beings. Another would say, “No way, with those contorted little faces, tears, and a lack of control over certain bodily functions.”
Writing a column is not for the faint of heart, especially if said writer has a business or easily hurt feelings. I have been fortunate in my career to receive loads of feedback, which I always appreciate, even when it did not have the affectionate tenor of a mother’s cooing when seeing her child’s first steps. I’m thinking December is a good time to hit the golf links and fishing hole.
But as I slowly wind down on a long, rewarding career in journalism a few thoughts. We are at a crossroads in this country I love, served, and would gladly die for. We can become civil again and look for common ground. We need to listen more, and understand different viewpoints. We have to stop spewing cliches that others have fed us to push their agenda. In MY world, the alligators in the swamp are red and blue. So are the angels. We have to stop pushing the narrative that if you are a Republican, you are an ignorant militia member. We must stop perpetuating the myth that Democrats want porous borders to get more registered voters. We have to have dialogue about the Second Amendment, and understand that protecting our right to “bear arms” was created when muskets were in vogue. It has different implications
What is most difficult? Trying to write about things people care about and will make them think. Perhaps shed a new light on an old topic or make them consider that there may other perspectives out there different from their own yet still valid for the holder. Or telling them about someone they see regularly but know nothing about. Even harder? Doing so off and on for 40 years. For me, however, the most challenging
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aspect of writing a column is trying not to write about politics every time. There is so much fodder to toy with, day in and day out. It isn’t easy to talk politics anywhere but doing so in a public forum can have consequences, especially when you are in business. One business owner threatened to stop advertising in the paper because I expressed a candid opinion of the morally rudderless enigma known as Trump. Nothing political about it. Not a commentary on conservatives, many of whom I call friends. One progressive woman chastised me not jumping on the “Defund the Police” bandwagon. Again, nothing political about it. Not a commentary on progressives and liberals. But regardless, there is essentially no subject that every
in 2022. As a veteran, hunter, and gunowner, I am supportive of responsible gun ownership. But if a cosmetologist must have 2,300 hours of training to get a license in Oregon, maybe an 18 year-old seeking a military-grade semi-automatic assault rifle could wait a couple of weeks for an extended background check, and demonstrate proper handling and safety on the range under the watchful eye of a skilled instructor. Like my Drill Instructor teaching me about M-16s? Maybe we can civilly discuss that the Constitution says we all have a “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, and that includes little kids going to school without fear of being murdered and women making a deeply personal decision about their bodies. I am not sure we can civilly discuss the Jan. 6th insurrection. There is no real “gray” area. It was an assault on our Capitol, the symbol of freedom to freedom loving people of the world. But we are at a crossroad in this country. The next year or two will determine if we choose the right path. My fervent prayer is that we choose wisely.
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The Value of Friends! Where would we be without our friends? As we age, our children grow up and move out. They start their own families and careers – their lives are busy like ours once were. Our friends may change over time, but their value in our lives cannot be understated! Friendship abounds at Country Meadows Village. On occasion, long-time friends will move to our community to stay close, but more often, we watch lovely friendships blossom each day in our shared spaces. Sometimes there’s even romance. Daily we hear chatting and laughter, the sharing of stories, and the conversations that connect us to one another. But friendship has a direct impact on your health, too. Dynamic friendships decrease isolation and depression in seniors. Having friends helps people bounce back from illness quicker and strengthens cognitive skills. It’s true! Improved overall happiness and wellbeing are also benefits.
JULIE NIGHTINGALE Community Relations Director at Country Meadows Village
At Country Meadows Village, our friends look out for one another. If a resident is ailing, we rally together to comfort them; if a resident is sad, we help cheer them up; if a resident has wonderful news, we rush to celebrate with them. It’s what friends do. There’s a comfort knowing your friends are right next door to help you when you need it and will listen. Plus, birthdays and holidays are special together and our calendar of events provides ample opportunity for socializing. Schedule your tour today and come meet all our friends!
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#T2737 GREAT LOCATION $585,800 Sale fail, no fault to the
home. Ready for the new owner, Great location across from Wes Bennett Park, area with mature trees. Well kept home with room for everyone, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, updated kitchen open to the family room. Formal living and dining area. Wonderfully landscaped yard, fully fenced, patio area with room for entertaining, this home is move in ready! Garden shed, fully fenced backyard, plus room for RV/boat parking! Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#791690)
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updated manufactured home in desirable 55 and older park in Silverton. Recent additions and upgrades have really made this one something special. New plumbing, windows, HVAC, flooring, siding and so much more. You really need to check this house out to appreciate all it has to offer. Open floor plan. Garden shed attached to the carport. Conveniently located in Stardust Village, this house is move-in ready! Call Becky at ext. 313 (WVMLS#794038)
#T2738 2 BUILDABLE LOTS $150,000 2 Buildable Lots at the end of Adams Ave, engineered plans for developing the lots for 2 homes previously done in 2017. Buyer to do their own due diligence, Buyer to be responsible for City of Silverton System Development Costs to hook up to city water and sewer. Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#792097)
SOLD! – #T2732 UPDATED 1920’s HOME 3 BR, 2 BA 1383 sqft Call Whitney at ext. 320 or Mike at ext. 312 $399,900 (WVMLS#791193)
#T2739 OPEN LAYOUT 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2160 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $567,700 (WVMLS#792649)
#T2738 2 BUILDABLE LOTS .45 Acres, Silverton. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $134,900 (WVMLS#792097)
SOLD! – #T2713 CHARMING FARMHOUSE 4 BR, 1 BA 1416 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $545,000 (WVMLS#787746)
#T2742 AMAZING MANUFACTURED HOME 3 BR, 1 BA 938 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $72,500 (WVMLS#794038)
SOLD! – #T2694 BRING YOUR IDEAS 1.6 Acres, Silverton. Call Whitney at ext. 320 or Mike at ext. 312 $220,000 (WVMLS#791420)
SOLD! – #T2734 GARDENER’S PARADISE 2 BR, 1 BA 1001 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $350,000 (WVMLS#791671) SOLD! – #T2735 HIGHLY DESIRED AREA 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2207 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $637,000 (WVMLS#791593)
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COUNTRY/ACREAGE #T2736 AMAZING COUNTRY HOME 2 BR, 1 BA 960 sqft .82 Acres, Molalla. Call Becky at ext. 313 $420,000 (WVMLS#791751)
MOUNT ANGEL #T2740 CLASSIC 1950’s 4 BR, 2 BA 1625 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $449,800 (WVMLS#793407)
SCOTTS MILLS SOLD! – #T2707 MOVER 3+ BR, 2 BA 1782 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $40,000 (WVMLS#786505)
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We have Buyers looking! Now is the perfect time to list your home. Contact us today for a FREE home evaluation! SALEM/KEIZER #T2737 GREAT LOCATION 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2399 sqft. Salem. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $585,800 (WVMLS#791690)
MOLALLA #T2736 AMAZING COUNTRY HOME 2 BR, 1 BA 960 sqft .82 Acres, Molalla. Call Becky at ext. 313 $420,000 (WVMLS#791751)
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