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Annotating Homer Davenport for modern readers................................... 10
Passages...............................24 A Grin At The End...........26
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Silver Falls Young Life celebrates 25 years............................................... 18
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Turn-of-the century cartoons by Homer Davenport are examined in Gus Frederick’s annotated volume, The Dollar or the Man?
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Civics 101 Two Mt. Angel councilors confirm they are seeking re-election
Silverton residents will vote on renewing pool levy By James Day
Incumbents for two out of the three Mt. Angel City Council seats on the Nov. 8 ballot have confirmed their intent to run for re-election.
Silverton voters will once again be asked to decide on a local option tax levy to support the Silverton Community Swimming Pool.
Councilor Tony Astorga confirmed to Our Town he will be running, while Councilor Matthew Donohue has filed his candidate paperwork with the city.
Voters first approved a ten-year obligation bond for major pool renovations and improvements in 2002. Since then voters have passed a pair of five-year local option property tax levies that raise $275,000 annually for operations and maintenance.
Councilor Ray Eder had not responded to inquiries and had not filed with the city as of press time. The office of mayor will also be on the ballot, coinciding with the recent passing of late Mayor Don Fleck. Council President Pete Wall, who is currently acting mayor, said if he is chosen by the council to complete Fleck’s term, he does not plan to run for mayor. Donohue is finishing the term he won in the 2018 election. Eder is concluding his fourth elected term after first winning his seat in 2004. Astorga was appointed in January of 2021 after Fleck, a councilor at the time, was sworn in after being elected mayor in 2020. – Stephen Floyd
On Nov. 8 Silverton voters will consider a third such five-year levy, which will raise the same $275,000 per year (or $1,375,000 for the full five-year term). The measure was placed on the ballot on a unanimous vote of the Silverton City Council at its July 11 meeting.
The city pays the Silver Falls YMCA $50,000 annually, which is included in that $987,512 figure, but the YMCA’s costs for its swimming lessons and other pool programming is not included in the city’s budget figure. Also at the July 11 meeting Mayor Kyle Palmer announced that the Mayors’ Ball fundraiser will be returning on Oct. 22 at the Oregon Garden pavilion. It is believed that this is the first time in a decade that the event has been held. The oldies band Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, long-time musical favorites for the ball, will return for the show, which runs from 7 to 11 p.m.
The levy will be assessed at 28.45 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, which is the same cost as the two earlier levies. That means a property owner with an assessment of $300,000 would pay $85.35 per year on the pool levy, Passage of the levy does not represent a tax increase for property owners.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and reserved tables for 8 are available for $400 in advance. Event admission also includes local cuisine. The event is for adults only. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/mayors-ball-2022tickets-386160575677.
City Manager Ron Chandler noted in his staff report to the council that the levy does not fully fund the pool and its operations. Chandler said the city has budgeted $987,512 for pool operations and maintenance in 202223. In addition, approximately $9,500 in employee
Palmer said one of the goals of the event will be to honor as many former mayors as possible. Invitations have gone out to all of them, he said, noting that video presentations might be possible for those, such as Stu Rasmussen, who have passed away.
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Seats open for soil & water district board By James Day
Important dates for election
Six seats on the seven-person Marion Soil & Water Conservation District board will be up for grabs in the Nov. 8 election.
Aug. 30: Filing deadline for MSWCD candidates Oct. 18: Last day to register to vote
The board consists of five directors who are elected by zone, with two at-large seats filling out the roster. Only Zone 4 director Dave Budeau is not on the ballot. Zone 4 is in southern Marion County and includes Stayton, Aumsville, Turner and Jefferson.
Oct 19: Local ballots mailed Nov. 3: Last day for election officials to mail replacement ballots to voters Nov. 4: Voters needing a replacement ballot must make arrangements for pickup at the county elections office
Here is a look at the geography of the zones: Zone 1 is in northern Marion County and includes St. Paul and Hubbard. The seat currently is vacant.
Nov. 8: Election Day
Zone 2 is in northeastern Marion County and includes Aurora, Scotts Mills and Woodburn. The current representative is Kyle Ross.
Application packets for prospective candidates, including the incumbents, can be picked up now. Go to www.oregon.gov/oda/shared/ Documents/Publications/NaturalResources/ CandidatePacketforSWCDDirectorElections.pdf or contact Brenda.Sanchez@marionswcd.net.
Zone 3 is in central Marion County and includes Keizer, Salem and Silverton. Board chair Darin Olson currently represents the zone. Zone 5 is in eastern Marion County and includes the Santiam Canyon towns of Mehama, Mill City, Gates, Detroit and Idanha. Rochelle Koch is the current representative.
The deadline to complete the forms is Aug. 30. The mission of the district is to work with Marion County residents to protect, conserve and improve soil and water resources.
The two at-large seats currently are held by Scott Walker and Terry Hsu.
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Councilors Robin Fournier, Casey Dean and Monika Martin confirmed to Our Town they plan to appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. Brakeman, who is about to conclude his third term in office, had not responded to requests for comment prior to press deadline. All Scotts Mills candidates have until Aug. 12 to file with the city in order to appear on the ballo t. Fournier, who also serves as city manager, said no challengers have filed as of July 23. Fournier is concluding her first elected term after being appointed to fill a vacancy in 2017. Dean was appointed in August 2021, and is seeking his first elected term. Though Martin confirmed her candidacy to Our Town, a candidate statement was not received by press time. She is concluding her first elected term after being voted in with two othe r candidates in 2018 out of a field of five contender s.
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Mercy Mobile Kitchen open for business at Benedictine Brewery
By Melissa Wagoner Something new is brewing at the Benedictine Brewery in Mount Angel – it’s Italian food, courtesy of Chef Ty Burgé, owner of the Mercy Mobile Kitchen food cart. “There’s something for everybody,” Burgé said of the menu – a mixture of paninis, pastas and flatbreads that he designed with the brewery’s patrons in mind. “I figured this would be the best for here,” he acknowledged. “And so far, it’s going really well.” But the menu isn’t the only triumph, Burgé’s other mission – to donate a portion of each month’s profits to an animal rescue or rehabilitation organization – has been successful as well. The cart’s first charitable cause in June was Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, then switched over to Golden Bond Rescue of Oregon in July.
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And so, whether it’s for the food, the beer, the view, or a bit of all three, Burgé urges the community to come out and give Mercy Mobile and the Benedictine Brewery a try. “Bring your kids out, bring your dogs,” he said. “There’s something for everybody.”
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Benedictine Brewery, 400 Humpert Lane, Mount Angel Saturday, July 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets available at the Benedictine Brewery.
Bring your friendly, well-mannered dog to the brewery for beer, food and an amazing view. Both ticket sales and a portion of Mercy Mobile Kitchen’s food sales will benefit Golden Bond Rescue of Oregon – a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of retrievers.
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Something to Think About
Building community for adults with intellectual disabilities, supporters
By Melissa Wagoner On the day Kriston Norris and Rebecca Ortega met at Silverton Indoor Park in 2003 they never could have imagined what their friendship – or the friendships of their four-year-old sons, Noah and Carson – would come to mean. “We’ve walked the same path,” Ortega – whose son, Carson, was diagnosed with an intellectual disability at roughly the same time as Norris’ son, Noah was diagnosed with autism – explained. Recalling how their shared circumstances created a bond between the foursome that went beyond casual playdates, developing into a relationship that consisted of shared resources and an ongoing discussion centered around what the future would bring. “We’ve always had the conversation – what will their lives look like?” Ortega said describing the mothers’ collective concern over the well-being of their sons once their years in the Silver Falls School District came to an end. And they’re not the only ones who have voiced this question. Rachel Ayers said. She is head of the Transition Program – a branch of the Silver Falls School District’s Special Education Department that teaches life skills to and helps to find employment for SHS alumni ranging in age from 18 to 21.
There are many adults with intellectual disabilities who struggle to build a new community post-graduation, especially one as vibrant and as easily accessed as that offered by a high school or transition program.
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“Because they don’t just go to class, they’re very involved in the whole school community,” Ayers pointed out, citing Carson’s involvement in extracurricular activities like high school track as a prime example.
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“You have all those friendships,” she continued. “And then what?”
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Which was precisely Ortega and Norris’ concern as their sons’ education drew to a close. Thankfully, the answer was close at hand.
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“We’ve picked up friends and community members along the way,” Ortega said. She and Norris sent an invitation to those parents, educators, community members and organizational leaders who she thought might support the pair’s idea. Which was, put simply, a dedicated space where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their support persons could form lasting relationships. “I said, this is the time!” Ayers said, describing her enthusiasm for the project they would eventually coin, Silverton Mainstay.
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And she wasn’t the only one who felt that way, in fact, 15 people showed up for Mainstay’s first brainstorming session, with six signing on long term. But the best result came when an alliance was forged, almost immediately, between Silverton Mainstay and Silver Falls YMCA.
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“Silvertonians are very good about looking around and finding a need and getting behind it,” Ortega said. That is important because programs like this one – which attempts to keep its costs low in order to keep participation free – are always in need of both funding and volunteers. “Like if people… have a specific activity they could bring… or if they have a specific skill,” Ortega said of the need for more volunteers to head up projects.
Participants and their supporters painted rocks one afternoon at Coolidge McClaine Park Pavilion. MELISSA WAGONER
The majority of any afternoon’s activities are only loosely mapped out, affording participants plenty of time to socialize and observe. But there is always at least one structured activity.
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That community includes not only the participants but family members and support persons as well.
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“But it’s not about ability,” Norris stressed. “It’s about community.”
“It’s Kait,” Ayers said, referring to the influence Silver Falls YMCA Director Kait Andrews had on the organization’s direction. “She has a brother with autism and she’s getting a degree in clinical psychology.”
“That piece… it’s kind of like Indoor Park but the flip side,” Ayers said. She pointed out that for Ortega and Norris, a 19-year journey has, in many ways, come full-circle.
It’s connectionss like these that have influenced so many community members and organizations to get involved.
“This is a long-term vision from now until forever,” Ortega said. And that, at least, is some peace of mind.
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Gus Frederick has always been interested in the art of cartooning. But in 1972, he’d never heard of the famous political cartoonist Homer Davenport, let alone seen any of his art. It wasn’t until a shift at the local cannery, where he met several other cartoon fanatics, that he learned a famous cartoonist once lived in the town he now called home. “One of the guys mentioned Homer Davenport and I said, ‘Who?’” Frederick recalled. Intrigued, he found a copy of The Country Boy: The Story of His Own Early Life, a memoir written by Homer in 1910. “It blew me away,” Frederick said of that first glimpse into the cartoonist’s life and career. It forever changed his life. “Now the guy is a personal project of mine.” In fact, Frederick has such an interest in Homer and his family that he’s written three books on the topic. The first, The Annotated Cartoons by Davenport, was published in 2012. It is a historical look at the period between 1895 and 1897. “During the three-year sliver of time captured by Davenport’s newspaper cartoons, the Republicans regained control of the White House in what many pundits have identified as the first modern political campaign…” Frederick wrote in a description of the history the book presents.
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Gus Frederick releases third Davenport book in time for festival and notorious of the global political scene.” Now Frederick has explained their context to a modern-day audience. “If you’re interested in different aspects of artistry paired with the transition from the Progressive Age to the Gilded Age,” then this is a book for you, Frederick said. Similarly, his newest work, The Dollar or the Man, was also inspired by a collection of Homer’s cartoons, this time from 1899 to 1900. It focuses largely on that age’s growing disparity between the rich and the poor.
leaning because that was Homer’s bent.” It’s also one of the aspects of Homer’s work that Frederick finds fascinating and why he wrote his second book, T.W. Davenport: The Collected Works, a deep-dive into the life and work of Homer’s father.
“Homer was very influenced by his father,” Frederick said, describing Timothy Davenport as a man who worked as a land surveyor, an Indian agent for the Umatilla Agency, a legislator Silverton author Gus Frederick and a writer whose collected MELISSA WAGONER essays make up the majority of Frederick’s second book.
“People interested in a history of the turn of the 20th century,” are the audience for this book according to Frederick who added, “It is what we would term left-
The book allows readers a look into the life of a notable man living in a vastly different era from our own. “I think [readers] would get a better grip on what’s happening today,”
Frederick said when asked why he thinks republishing Timothy’s essays and Homer’s cartoons is important. That’s why in 1980 he also helped launch the very first Homer Davenport Community Festival, an homage to “our favorite son – and Oregon’s first media super star” and a way to encourage future generations of cartoonists through the annual Davenport International Cartoon Contest. “Political cartooning is still very much alive,” he said, noting the quality of the entries he receives each year. They will be on display at the Silverton Community Center Aug. 5, 6 and 7 alongside copies of all three of Frederick’s books. For those interested in getting a more in-depth look at the history behind the famous Davenport cartoons, Frederick will host a PowerPoint presentation at Silver Falls Library on Aug. 6 at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
Since it’s first Homer Davenport Community Festival Parade, Silverton People For Peace (SPFP) has worked to make its entry inclusive to all sharing a message of peace. For almost 20 years, military veterans for peace, a national reconciliation chapter, belly dancers, drummers and children tossing out candy have been among those walking behind SPFP’s banner or under the wings of the giant “Dove.” SPFP encourages anyone who shares the goal of peace and social justice on all levels of society to walk with them. Colorful banners and signs will be provided to accompany the Dove. The group assembles at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Old Silverton High School south parking lot, Brown and Schlador Streets. The Parade starts at 10 a.m. For more information contact Robert Sisk, 503-873-5307 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Also on Saturday: “All day long the Grange building will be surrounded by local vendors and artisans showing off and selling their wares, while we enjoy the sounds of our very own Scotts Mills Jug Band,” Borek wrote.
Then on Sunday, the festival moves to the Scotts Mills Area Historical Society where the inaugural Historical Site Scavenger Hunt will begin at 9 a.m.
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“Each person that enters will get a passport card…[and] will fill it up by walking to the historical landmark and retrieving the sticker off the sign at the landmark,” Borek described. “Anyone can join. There will be two drawings, one for adults and one for kids and gift baskets will be the prize.”
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“Scotts Mills Founders to Future Generations Weekend is about joining together as a community to celebrate and to fundraise for our important community projects,” Event Chairman Lynn Borek wrote in a press release. “Founders Weekend combines the Grange Harvest Fair and the Scotts Mills Area Historical Society’s Annual Homecoming Picnic, into one exciting weekend event.” Taking place Aug. 13 and 14, Founders Weekend will kick off with the Harvest Fair – a showcase of home crafting skills like textile art, photography, canning and gardening – with entries eventually auctioned off to benefit charities including the Historical Society Museum, the Scotts Mills Community Center, local scholarship opportunities and the school supply drive.
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The Scotts Mills Area Historical Society and the Scotts Mills Grange are joining forces this summer in the creation of a new event celebrating the past, present and future of their organizations and of the Scotts Mills Community as a whole.
“[A]nyone can enter their car – there is no fee…” Borek said, “but the [vehicle] must be street legal, and run under its own power.” The winners of both contests will receive gift baskets at the culmination of the final Founders Weekend event – the Annual Homecoming Picnic, held at the Scotts
Scotts Mills Grange, Historical Society plan community weekend All events are free but donations are appreciated. Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at Scotts Mills Grange, 299 Fourth St. • Harvest Fair: entries can include examples of gardening, baking, textiles, canning, crafts, art, photography and more • Live music from the Scotts Mills Jug Band • Local vendors Sunday, Aug. 14 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Scotts Mills Area Historical Society, 210 Grandview Ave. • Ugly Truck Contest and Most Beautiful Antique Car Contest: no fee to enter but vehicles must be street legal. To register contact: Janice Schiedler, 503-873-5406, or Lynn Borek, 425-698-9016. • Historical Site Scavenger Hunt: 9 a.m. to noon • Annual Homecoming Picnic: 12 p.m. at Scotts Mills City Park 330 First St. Hot dog or hamburger provided to the first 100 people with participants asked to bring a salad or dessert to share Mills City Park. “The museum board will provide hamburgers and hot dogs for an oldfashioned potluck, picnic, get-together,” Borek wrote. Participants are asked to come with a salad or dessert to share. “We are doing this in the spirit of community collaboration, and the community coming together, joining our events to celebrate our history, our founders and the people that are keeping Scotts Mills moving forward as a caring community,” Borek said.
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Weekly Events Monday
SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Repeats Thurs. 503-873-3446 Coffee & Conversation, 10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bridge, 10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Mt. Angel Community & Senior Center Store, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 195 E Charles St. Repeats Tuesday - Saturday. 503-845-6998 Silverton Meals on Wheels, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Monday - Friday. Carol, 503-873-6906 Mt. Angel Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Repeats Thursdays. Ginger, 503-845-9464 Silverton Recovery AA, noon - 1 p.m., 302 N Water St. Seven days a week. Poker, 12:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center Ukulele Song Circle, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center Peaceful Heart, 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Yoga breathing, kirtan and yoga philosophy. No experience required. Free. email@example.com Free Dinner, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Oak Street Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. Pickup only. Open to all. 503-873-5446
Scotts Mills Food Boxes, 9 - 11 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Residents in Scotts Mills/Butte Creek/Monitor rural areas are welcome. Food donations welcome. Niki Barber, 503-873-5059 Simple Qigong, 9:45 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $8. Repeats Thursdays. Community Helpers Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Age 2 - 5. 503-845-6401 Indoor Playtime, 11 a.m. - noon, Mt. Angel Library. Age 2 - 5. 503-845-6401 Mt. Angel Food Pantry, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wed. 503-845-6998 Pinochle, 11:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Repeats Fridays. 503-873-3093 Tune Tours, 2 - 5 p.m., Mt. Angel Theater & Stu.dio, 220 E Charles St. Live music and entertainment designed for music lovers, seniors, but all are welcome. $10. In association with Abiqua Studios & Tune Tours. Repeats Thurs. Jon, 323-449-1183 SACA Food Pantry, 4 - 7 p.m., SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. 503-873-3446
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Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Zoom. Repeats 10 a.m. Saturdays. For Zoom link, call Barbara K, 503-269-0952.
Knit Wits, 10 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Open to knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, quilters. Mission Benedict Food Pantry, 1 - 4 p.m., St. Joseph Shelter, 925 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Repeats Friday. 503-845-2468 Open Art Studio, 1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bring arts projects to do and share. Line Dancing, 1 - 2 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. No registration required. Free; donations accepted for instructor. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498 Silver Chips Woodcarving Sessions, 1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. $2 a week. All skill levels. 503-873-4512 Mission of Hope Food Pantry, 2 - 4 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. 503-873-7353
Community Coffee, 7 - 9 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Free. Yoga, 9 a.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. Instructor Marg Jones. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498 Mediation & Shared Dialog, 7 - 8:30 p.m. All spiritual traditions welcome. Invitation for virtual gathering: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Toastmaster Club, 7:30 a.m., Zoom. Increase your listening skills, speaking, thinking and evaluating. Contact tmcommunicators@ gmail.com for Zoom link. Silvertones Community Singers, 10:30 a.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 Main St., Silverton. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome. Tomi, 503-873-2033 Tune Tours, 7 - 9 p.m., Mt. Angel Theater & Stu.dio, 220 E Charles St. Live music and entertainment specifically designed for music lovers and seniors, but all are welcome. $10. In association with Abiqua Studios & Tune Tours. Jon, 323-449-1183
Silverton Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 204 W Main St. Fresh produce, plants, flowers. 503-873-5615 Oregon Crafters Market, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 215 N Water St., Silverton. Local crafters & artists, live music, food, spirits. Repeats noon - 5 p.m. Sundays. oregoncraftersmarket.com Saturday Free Lunch, noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. To-go only. Open to all. 503-939-3459 Silverton Country Historical Society Museum, 1 - 4 p.m., 428 S Water St., Silverton. Repeats Sundays. silverton. email@example.com, 503-873-7070
Peaceful Heart, 2 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Yoga breathing, kirtan and yoga philosophy. No experience required. Everyone welcome. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Plan Journey Video Series
7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. Open to public. 503-873-5435
Silverton Summer Lunches
The Silver Falls School District Summer Lunch Program is serving lunches Monday – Friday through Aug. 26. The program is free for all children ages 1-18. Lunch are at the following locations: Mark Twain School ball field, 425 N Church St., 11 - 11:30 a.m. and Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St., noon - 12:30 p.m.
Mt. Angel Summer Lunches
The Mt. Angel School District Summer Lunch Program will run through Aug. 19 at St. Mary’s Public Elementary, 590 E College St. Breakfast is 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch is 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Meals are available Monday – Friday.
Monday, Aug. 1 Music Mondays
6:30 p.m., Old Mill Park, 412 S Water St., Silverton. Bring your blankets and chairs, and enjoy live music. Today: Billy and the Rockets. Aug. 8: The Crying Omas and The Oak Street Players. Aug. 15: SandLynn. Aug. 22: Syco Billy’s String Band. Aug. 29: Black & Blue.
Silverton City Council
7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. 503-873-5321, silverton.or.us
Mt. Angel City Council
7 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Open to public. 503-845-9291, ci.mt-angel.or.us
Tuesday, Aug. 2 Caregiver Connection
2 - 3:30 p.m. Zoom. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. To register, contact Suzy, 503-304-3429, suzy. email@example.com
The Raptor Lady
3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Come face-to-face with live owls, falcons and hawks, and learn about their superpowers of vision, speed, strength and hearing. Due to space limitations, registration is highly recommended. 503-845-6401
Mt. Angel National Night Out
6 - 9 p.m., downtown Mt. Angel. Food, beverages and fun will be provided.
Silverton Garden Club
6:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. New members, guests welcome. 805-807-4385
Wednesday, Aug. 3 Water Wednesdays
1 - 3 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Children 6 and under can enjoy water activities in the courtyard. Caregiver must be present. Weather permitting. Repeats Aug. 17. 503-845-6401
6:30 - 8 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship Church. In-person or online at scf.tv/daniel. plan. Free. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498
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Thursday, Aug. 4 Silverton Kiwanis Club
7 a.m., Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. Bi-monthly meeting of Silverton Kiwanis Club. New members welcome. Repeats Aug. 18.
Introduction to Email
1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Gather in a small group to learn the basics of using email. Owning a computer is not required. Space is limited. Register at 503-845-6401.
Mt. Angel Summer Reading
3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Programs that feature books, games, crafts, more. Age 5 - 11. Free. Today: Camping. Aug. 11: Family Space Camp. Aug. 18: Bear Hunt. Aug. 25: Salmagundi Crafts. 503-8456401
Friday, Aug. 5
Home Davenport Community Festival
11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Arts, crafts, food, music, parade, car show, fun run, Davenport races. Free admission. Repeats 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 7. For a complete list of events, visit homerdavenport.com
2 - 4 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Build an original creation out of LEGOs to put on display in the library. All ages. Free. Repeats Aug. 19. 503-873-6401
Lunaria First Friday
7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Meet the artists night. Main Floor Gallery features “Mirror Mirror,” a reflection of people using soft pastels by Carol Murphy. The Loft Gallery features “Inflorescence,” paintings by Helen Bouchard. The show runs 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Aug. 29. 503-873-7734, lunariagallery.com
First Friday in Silverton
7 – 9 p.m. Explore historic downtown, have dinner, shop, browse galleries, boutiques. 503-873-5615, silvertonchamber.org
Saturday, Aug. 6 Lions Club Harvest Breakfast
7 a.m. - noon, Coolidge-McClaine Park, Silverton. $8 adults. $4 children 10 and under. Repeats Aug. 7. 503-931-1346
Homer Car Show
9 a.m., Old Mill Park, 412 S Water St., Silverton. Muscle cars, trucks, hot rods, trophies. Scholarship auction. $20 car entry fee. Rand, 503-580-9193
Who was Homer Davenport?
1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Gus Frederick presents a visual overview of the life and times of Oregon’s first media super start, political cartoonist Homer Davenport. Free. 503-873-8796
Sunday, Aug. 7
Red Cross Blood Drive
1 - 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.
Friday, Aug. 12
Mt. Angel City-wide Garage Sale
9 a.m., Silverton High. 8K run and 2-mile run and walk. Proceeds benefit Silverton and Mt. Angel track and cross country programs, scholarships, other local fitness activities. $25 day-of registration. homerdavenport.com
All day, Mt. Angel. City-wide garage sales. To get your sale on the list, call 503-845-9291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The list is free for residents and $5 for businesses to purchase an advertisement. The last day to register your garage sale is 4 p.m. Aug. 9.
1 - 3 p.m., Mt. Angel Mercantile B&B, 495 E College St. New and used puzzles. Bring a puzzle and exchange it for a new-to-you one. Email: email@example.com.
5 - 7:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Bring a white or light 100 percent cotton item to the Gazebo and color your world. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401
Homer´s Classic Fun Run
Monday, Aug. 8 Mt. Angel School District
6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel. Open to public. masd91.org
Silver Falls School District
7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. 503873-5303, silverfallsschools.org
Tuesday, Aug. 9 Bookmark Making Contest
3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Decorate a bookmark with different crafting materials and pressed flowers. Prizes awarded. Ages 5 - 11. Free. 503-845-6401
Ukulele Play and Sing-alongs
6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Join leaders Dorothy Ramig and Jo Aerne for ukulele fun. Beginners ukulele lesson followed by play and sing-along for all skill levels. Everyone is welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. 503-873-8796
Silverton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. 503874-2207, silverton.us.or
Wednesday, Aug. 10 Crayoligraphy
1 p.m. (adults) 3 p.m. (teens), Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn how to create modern and colorful calligraphy using markers and pens. Reserve a spot by calling 503-845-6401.
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club
6:30 p.m. Zoom. Discuss Mickey 7 by Edward Ashton. Everyone is welcome. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796.
Thursday, Aug. 11 Veteran Service Office
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Help available to assist veterans and their family members in completing and filing benefit and survivors benefit claims. Get information on benefits available from federal, state, county and local resources. Free. 971-707-4400
Movie in the Park
9 p.m., Ebner Park, 905 W Marquam St., Mt. Angel. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy E.T. (PG). Free sno-cones. The movie will be in the library in the case of inclement weather. Free. 503-845-6401
Saturday, Aug. 13 Jumble Sale
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Search for used books, puzzles and other treasures at the Friends of the Library sale. All proceeds go directly to the library’s book fund. Free entry. 503-845-6401
Scotts Mill Harvest Fair
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scotts Mills Grange, 299 Fourth St. Crafts and homemade goods from local vendors. People may enter their homemade, homegrown items to be judged. These goods will be auctioned off from 7 - 9 p.m. For vendor reservations, call Lynn, 425-698-9016.
6:15 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Award-winning local author Donna Hues offers a workshop to explore the fundamentals of writing. Bring up to three pages of your own writing and receive feedback on your work. Teens and adults. Free. Registration is required by calling 503-845-6401.
Silver Falls Writers Group
6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Writers share what they are working on or just listen in to see what others are writing. Free. Ron Drake, 503-873-8796
Mt. Angel Planning Commission
7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Open to public. 503-845-9291
Silverton Summer Reading Fun
7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Awardwinning circus comedians Coventry & Kaluza bring interactive fun for the whole family with juggling, acrobatics, music and more. Free. 503-873-7633, silverfallslibrary.org
Friday, Aug. 19 Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Safeway, 301 Westfield St., Silverton. Appointments needed. / schedule at redcrossblood.org.
Saturday, Aug. 20 Silverton Art Festival
10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Artists, food vendors, musicians, local groups and more. Demos and activities for children and adults. Free admission. Repeats 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Aug. 21. silvertonarts.org
Sunday, Aug. 14
Scotts Mills Homecoming Picnic
Noon - 5 p.m., Scotts Mills Park, 330 First St. Scotts Mills Area Historical Society hosts annual Homecoming Picnic. Ugly truck, Most Beautiful Antique Car contest, historical scavenger hunt at the museum 9 a.m. - noon. Lynn, 425-698-9016
Tuesday, Aug. 16 Coventry & Kaluza
3:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Public School, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. Bring a blanket and join Mt. Angel Public Library for an award-winning clown duo featuring juggling, comedy. If the heat index is over 80 degrees, the program will take place at the library. Free. 503-845-6401
5 - 8 p.m., The Galarage Art Gallery, 406 Silver St., Silverton. New artwork featuring Portland-based interdisciplinary artist, Erika Rier. Rier’s work uses inspiration from the pandemic, witnessing her daughter enter adulthood, and using ceramics for the first time in her practice. Free entry. Art for purchase. 503-890-9960
Hops & Vines 2022
6 - 9 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Enjoy fine Oregon beers and wines, a taco bar and live music with Don Mitchell and bid the silent auction. Benefits Silverton Rotary. Tickets $40. Ticketson Facebook at Silverton Rotary (Silverton, OR).
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Monday, Aug. 22
1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Discuss A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler. Copies available at the Circulation Desk. Adults only. Free. 503-845-6401
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mt. Angel Fire Department, 300 Monroe St. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.
Book Discussion for Adults
Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, Aug. 23 DAR Mobile Education Exhibit
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Grocery Outlet, 1950 SE 14th Ave., Albany. The exhibit serves as a mobile museum, educating visitors about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military and veterans. It is also an official “Welcome Home” station for the nation’s Vietnam veterans. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Make a Bird Feeder
1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Build and paint your own bird feeder. Adults only. All supplies provided. Registration is recommended by calling 503-845-6401.
Scotts Mills Historical Society
7 p.m., Scotts Mills Museum, 210 Grandview Ave. Open to public. Joe, 503-871-9803
Thursday, Aug. 25 Escape Room
Noon, Mt. Angel Public Library. Teens and tweens figure out puzzles, codes and riddles to “escape” the library. Free. Snacks provided. 503-845-6401
Friday, Aug. 26 Virtual Reality
2 - 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Book your 30-minute slot to experience one of the library’s virtual reality programs. Signed release must be on record. Age 13 and older. Free. Reserve a spot by calling 503845-6401.
5 - 8 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Food, children’s games, bingo, music. Information and resource tables by Silverton Together. Pool open 7 - 8 p.m. for free swimming. Free portraits by Portrait Express. All ages, families welcome. Dodie, 503-873-3093
Monday, Aug. 29 Vigil for Peace
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People for Peace gather to advocate for peace, social justice issues on all levels of society including a focus on issues of current concern. Open to all. 503-873-5307
Wednesday, Aug. 31 Summer Reading Celebration
Noon - 2 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments at this street fair full of games and activities. Grand prize and contest drawings begin at 1:45. All reading logs are due by 1:30 p.m. to be eligible. 503-845-6401
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Silverton cottage industry ships fiber arts device across globe
By Melissa Wagoner
But they still make the smaller manual style as well.
When Gabriel and John Berukoff’s construction business slowed down in 2007, the brothers weren’t sure what their next step would be.
“A lot of people do this for a hobby,” Gabriel said. That translates into the need for the smaller, easier to maneuver version, particularly in places like the Willamette Valley where sheep, alpaca and hemp fiber production is common.
“We were thinking we might get into making cabinets,” Gabriel recalled. But then their sister, a fiber arts hobbyist who processed, spun and dyed her own yarn, came to them with a problem. Her drum carder – the machine used to comb and separate newly harvested fibers – needed some TLC. And so, helpful brothers that they are, the Berukoffs refurbished the machine. But they didn’t stop there. Intrigued by their sister’s hand-cranked wood and steel instrument, they decided to build their own and then, once it was complete, to list it on eBay. Little did they know, one machine would become two and before long they had a booming home business.
In other words, the industry – which has been around for thousands of years – won’t be going away any time soon. Neither will Brother Drum Carder.
The Berukoff brothers’ model drum carder.
“We were surprised how many people out there do this kind of fiber arts,” Gabriel said.
eventually purchased as a way of expanding their own Silverton-based company, Brother Drum Carder.
And by how few companies make drum carders.
“We have a few upgrades we’ve done,” Gabriel said, referring to the line of larger, Patrick Green-inspired motorized drum carders they now create and ship all over the world.
“There was a company in Canada, they made these bigger machines,” Gabriel said, referring to the renowned Patrick Green line of drum carders, which he and John
“We want to keep growing,” Gabriel confirmed, listing the company’s expansion into larger, more mechanized carders as well as the addition of the brothers’ cousin, Ed Berukoff, and the move into a larger facility among the most recent changes. They also want to continue to stay regional, planning to hire mostly family and to continue working near their own homes. “It’s a cottage industry for a cottage industry,” Gabriel said proudly. For information visit www.brotherdrumcarder.com.
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Caring about kids By Brenna Wiegand Area Director Jenifer Ridgeway is happy to report that the Silver Falls Young Life program is still going strong after 25 years and has continued to grow despite the setbacks of COVID. Silver Falls Young Life is open to all middle school and high school students in Silverton and the surrounding area. Its overarching goal is to provide fun, adventurous, life-changing experiences and give young people the opportunity to hear the gospel while making friendships with adults who accept them unconditionally. “We continue to water what has already been established and kids are coming out of the woodwork,” Ridgeway said. “We’re building our volunteer list back up and are always seeking sponsors. “It’s always a chore to stay funded, especially since we haven’t been able to hold our regular fund-raising banquet the last couple of years,” she added. “Last year’s cornhole tournament was a hit, so
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Silver Falls Young Life Young Life and Wyldlife Clubs resume this fall, with high schoolers meeting every other Monday at 7:29 p.m. and 6th-8th graders every other Thursday, 6:30 - 8 p.m., both at Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 Industrial Way NE. Announcements are on Silver Falls Young Life’s social media platforms. we’re doing that again this year.” Silverton established its own Young Life program 25 years ago with the help of Kevin Edelbrock, a full-time area director then based in Salem. “Some Silverton adults were praying for a way to better serve their youth,” Edelbrock said. “I started working with them and everybody really stepped up and we held our first club in 1997.” Neal and Teresa Kuenzi got involved early on.
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“Kevin was the rock and the key factor in getting us going,” Teresa Kuenzi said. “He’s so great with kids and they just love him.” “We just want to walk with them long-term because you never know the investment that you’re making,” Edelbrock said. “You may not think it’s
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games, often right on the edge, which is what teenagers love.” Silver Falls Young Life was in its infancy when a friend invited Krystina Bielemeier, then a freshman at Silverton High School, to come along one night. “I just had a ball,” Bielemeier said. “I started looking forward to it every Monday night.” She made lots of friends and was soon involved in leadership, helping launch the junior high version of Young Life known as Wyldlife. There she met her husband, Jordan Bielemeier. Together they headed up the Wyldlife program for ten years. “It was an amazing experience to be there with these kids as they went through some of the stuff life throws at you and having a hand in kids finding Christ is so humbling,” Bielemeier said. “It’s an experience I’ll never forget.” Though Edelbrock has enjoyed many unique ministries, including 17 years
as chaplain of the Houston Astros – he even has a World Series ring – nothing compares to his time in Silverton. “I am currently on staff with Young Life International, but my time in Silverton was without question the sweetest ministry time of my life, and the fact that it is still running is the joy of my lifetime,” Edelbrock said. “That’s due to great people who care about kids and are committed to being there for them no matter what decisions they’re making. “You may not change the world, but you can change theirs,” he said. The highlight of the year is Young Life summer camp, and kids work hard to get there. In the early days, with no closer camps around, dedicated leaders would transport kids to other Young Life camps from Canada to Southern California. That is, until 1998 when Montana billionaire Dennis Washington donated a 100-square-mile ranch near Antelope, Oregon, to the Young Life organization.
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Adults of summer By James Day “What a great day to be out playing baseball,” said Lou Tiller as he surveyed a clover-infested infield at a junior varsity field at Silverton High on a 70-degree July evening. The air was still, with the only breeze manufactured by maintenance crews dragging the all-dirt infields on the adjacent softball fields. Tiller, 64, a retired math teacher, is a member of the Silverton Red Sox, an adult baseball team that plays in a midWillamette Valley league. Tiller, who turns 65 on Aug. 1, has been involved with adult baseball since the early 2000s. And while a shoulder injury no longer allows him to throw with his right arm he has turned himself into a lefty, although his throwing proficiency limits him to first base duty.
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is a member of the Red Sox. And on this night, when the Red Sox faced the Beavers, a team consisting mainly of Albany and Corvallis players, Tiller’s grandson also was on hand in the stands. The Red Sox were formed in 1992 by Bill Gawlowski, who now lives in Bend. The team lost its first 12 games, with Gawlowski fondly recalling the shutout that crafty left-hander Doug Zade, a long-time Silverton teacher, turned in to break the streak.
“Playing with these guys and competing against younger athletes gives me much to look forward to each week,” he said.
The team always has had a bit of an educator slant to its roster, with former Silverton High Principal Mark Hannan and his brother John serving stints as well as long-time Silver Falls School District administrator Kevin Palmer, teacher and coach Terry Manning, current Foxes softball coach Ralph Cortez and Don Von Weller, a key cog in the success of Foxes football by virtue of his development of freshman players.
Also bolstering Tiller’s team spirit is that son Carl has turned 40 and now
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One Town, One Team Those involved with the current Silverton Red Sox team made it clear that the only possible nickname for the team was the Red Sox. That’s because a semi-pro team of that name played in town from 1937-54, as immortalized in a Silverton Mural Society display on the side of the Ace Hardware store. The team was owned by Tom Yawkey, who also owned the Boston Red Sox and the lumber mill at Silver Falls. Legend has it that the better the player you were the the game,” Gawlowski noted in an email exchange. Gawlowski lovingly captured the first nine years of the program in a scrapbook that includes stats and game stories published in the local paper. “Love of the game” comes up often when you talk to the players. Palmer admits that when he and his family evacuated in the face of the 2020 wildfires he brought
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cushier the mill job you had. The most famous alum of the Silverton Red Sox was infielder Johnny Pesky, a Portland native who eventually played ten years in the big leagues – he spent three years in the military during World War II. Pesky led the American League in hits three times and also had a lengthy coaching and managerial career. He was invited to be grand marshal of the Homer Davenport parade in the early 2000s but was unable to make the trip. He died in 2012 at the age of 93.
Lundeberg mentioned. And it’s a bit of a grueling vacation, with teams playing six games in four days — and just one jersey in the duffel bag.
The Silverton Red Sox before they headed out to face the Beavers on July 7 at Silverton High. Kneeling, from left, Ryan Contreras, Michael McDowell, Lou Tiller and Alton Rossman. Standing, from left, Aaron Miller, Mike Jones, Herb Johns, Kevin Palmer, Rudy Garza, David Titchenal, Carl Tiller and Derrick Neely. JAMES DAY
60 and still have the opportunity to play baseball in an organized and pretty competitive league and also go to national tournaments in Phoenix and Las Vegas.”
Teams in the mid-valley league play a summer season against area foes, with members of the Red Sox and the Beavers often joining forces for those tournaments
“It’s mostly the friendships,” said David Titchenal, 56, of the Red Sox. “It’s our own little kid club in the dugout. And many of us hang out in the ‘offseason,’ too. Also the fun of playing positions I’ve always enjoyed. It’s definitely less about competing and trying to win, but I think I’ve always been kinda like that personality wise.”
In the Red-Beavers game on July 7 Titchenal both caught and pitched. Watching him behind the plate warming up the pitcher with his cap off and his salt-and-pepper hair in clear view his
uniform number, 50, somehow made perfect sense. Aches and pains are definitely a challenge for these players. In addition to Lou Tiller’s shoulder injury, Titchenal has “tennis elbow,” Lundeberg is battling an arthritic throwing shoulder and Palmer has had a knee replacement and back surgery. At the July 7 game he injured his elbow pitching in the first inning and is awaiting an MRI. “Baseball has just always been my favorite sport/activity,” Palmer said. “I love the game, and we’ve always had a great bunch of guys on the team. I can’t imagine NOT playing, so will just keep doing it until I physically can’t anymore.” For the record, the Beavers downed the Red Sox 14-4 on July 7. But the outcome wasn’t the most important piece of the puzzle. Approximately half the players of each team headed out to the Wooden Nickel for beer and a post-game snack.
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I sat down with new Silverton football coach Dan Lever the other day after a morning workout. The setting was informal. His two kids, Hudson and Jade, were on hand, with swimming lessons next on the family’s summer schedule. Lever, 36, who led Tualatin to the Class 6A championship game a year ago, takes over a Foxes program that has been operating at an extremely high level since 2012. Leaving out the 2020 COVID campaign, Silverton in the past nine seasons has won a Class 5A title, finished second once, made three other trips to the semifinals and twice advanced to the quarterfinals. Last season was a magical one, with Josh Craig leading the squad to a 12-1 mark and a 26-20 win against Thurston of Springfield in the title matchup. The team’s lone loss, ironically, was a 35-28 nonleague nailbiter against Lever’s Tualatin squad.
elsewhere. And Lever notes that he isn’t making wholesale changes. Most of the staff that served under Craig and his predecessor, John Mannion, have been retained. The offensive structure will change from a conventional pro-set to a spread/multiple concept, but the defensive structure will stay the same. “The roots of the program are strong and the kids are used to working hard,” Lever said. Wins and losses don’t really enter into the equation at this point, he said.
“Our focus is always going to be on the process,” he said. Silverton football coach, “If you get too focused on the With Craig resigning for product you can lose your way. family reasons the torch is now Dan Lever. JAMES DAY If you work hard at being a passed to Lever, who lives with great human being… then good things his family on a 20-acre spread in the are going to happen. How many wins and Marquam/Monitor area. And while losses will be determined by how good we transition and change always can produce are at our process.” some hiccups and friction, this one seems to be moving forward fairly seamlessly. Lever also recognizes the way football can “The kids have been great and the Silverton staff has been very welcoming,” Lever said. “There is a good tradition in place here. Every school operates a bit differently… where do you go to order equipment, that sort of thing. There is always some chaos involved.”
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Lever has finalized the schedule with a road trip to the Sacramento area, where the Foxes will take on Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills on Sept. 9. The contest is part of a series of games in Southern California and Sacramento called the Honor Bowl. Proceeds benefit wounded veterans. This will be the longest nonleague road trip for the Foxes in recent memory. Shooting: Silverton sent a team of five shooters to the USA Clay Target League nationals July 6-10 in Mason, Michigan. The competition went forward despite a heavy downpour during the Friday session. The Foxes scored 436 hits out of 500 shots in team competition. It took a score of 464/500 to advance to the championship round. Jedrek Shetler qualified for the individual championship with a 93/100. He then turned in a 97/100 in the title round for
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No charges after Silverton teen injured in fatal Newberg boat collision By Stephen Floyd Deputies have found no criminal wrongdoing in their investigation of a fatal Newberg boat collision that injured a Silverton teen, with the case now under district attorney review. On July 25, Sgt. Sam Elliott, with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed the investigation has concluded with no arrests or referral for charges, though the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office will make the ultimate determination of whether or not charges should be filed. “There is no finding of criminal
wrongdoing,” said Elliott. “There is a violation involved of not having the required Towed Watersports Endorsement, however, if we had observed this we would have issued a warning since this is the first year of the updated requirements.” The collision occurred July 11 on the Willamette River near Rogers Landing County Park when an inner tube occupied by a 20-year-old Brooks man and a 17-year-old Silverton boy collided with the boat towing the inner tube. The Brooks man died from his injuries July 14 and the teen was discharged from the hospital the same day, though he has
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since returned for a series of surgeries, said Elliott. He added the teen is not being identified because of his status as a minor, neither is the man at the request of the family. The driver of the boat, identified as a 17-year-old Brooks boy, was cited for not possessing a Towed Water Sports Endorsement, which is newly-required for boating recreationalists. Elliott said the citation carries the weight of a low-level traffic ticket. Elliott added two passengers were in the boat at the time of the collision, including a second juvenile from Silverton.
“Our hearts go out to those impacted by this tragedy,” said the district release. “If your child needs further assistance,” it continued, “please don’t hesitate to reach out to the District Office, and we will be happy to assist you in identifying further resources as needed.”
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Elizabeth (Beth) Fay Hoy died July 12, 2022, at her residence in Salem, Oregon surrounded by family. She courageously fought cancer for years.
Charles “Chuck” Walter of Silverton, Oregon passed away at his home on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the age of 74. He was born Aug. 18, 1947 to Eddie and Helen (Schaffer) Walter in Fairbury, Illinois and was the seventh of 13 children. Chuck is survived by his dear wife, Karen, of 53 years; children: Katrina (Virgil) Knobloch of Bloomfield, Iowa; Karmin (John) Popkes of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Chad (Megan) Walter of Silverton; Curt (Elizabeth) Walter of Lucas, Ohio; Kyle (Trisha) Walter of Silverton; Craig (Kristi) Walter of Silverton; Kristen (Matt) Brockamp of Wallowa, Oregon; and Kara (Todd) Strahm of Fort Wayne, Indiana; as well as 33 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Jim, Keith, Harvey, Pete, Duane, Donnie, and sisters Barb Kuenzi, Marilyn Kuenzi, Rosie Edelman, Nancy Vitzthum and Cindy Edelman. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Shirley Kuenzi. Chuck grew up on a dairy farm near Fairbury, Illinois where he learned Christian values and a strong work ethic. At the age of 19 he was drafted into the army and served two years between Fort Sam Houston in Texas and Nuremberg, Germany. After discharge, he met Karen Dettwyler from Silverton, Oregon and they were married on Dec. 14, 1968. Chuck and Karen gave their lives to Jesus Christ and were baptized in November 1973. Chuck was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Silverton. His faith was evidenced in how he conducted himself, how he interacted with others, and how he approached the end of his life – he was ready to meet the Lord! Chuck worked on a survey crew for three years and then spent 39 years working at Pratum Co-op in the fertilizer and chemical division where he developed many lasting relationships with farmers and community members in the Willamette Valley. His sense of humor, passion for fishing and great love for his family will be remembered and missed. His gentle and helpful nature was a blessing to those who knew him. Chuck’s family would like to extend a special thank you to those who brought comfort and joy to him in his final days. Visitation was held on July 25 at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Center in Silverton. A funeral as held on July 26 at Apostolic Christian Church, followed by graveside service at Bethany Pioneer Cemetery.
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Since the collision, the Silver Falls School District has offered support for students and families who may be struggling to respond to the accident. On July 15, the district issued a statement with resources for parents to help students discuss grief and how to cope with sudden loss, including articles by websites such as childmind.org and whatsyourgrief.com
Beth was born in Silverton, Oregon to Robert and Juanita Mallorie on April 5, 1955. She attended Silverton schools along with Mt. Hood Community College and Central Washington University where she graduated with a Music degree in 1978. Beth married Howard Hoy in 1988 but they divorced after more than ten years of marriage. After school, one of Beth’s first jobs was at a radio station in Eugene, Oregon. She was known as the “cloud girl” and would give daily reports of the weather conditions on the radio along with working on the business side of the radio station. Beth had an entrepreneurial spirit and was very tech savvy being one of the first people to own a home computer in the early 1980s. She loved to read and was self-taught in many of her endeavors. She developed the technical skills to create computer software. She created and marketed computer software that a veterinarian clinic could use to manage the care of their animals called “Dogs on Discs”. Her entrepreneurial spirit took her into many technological endeavors involving the computer aspects for various businesses and connecting them to the internet. Her love of plants eventually led to her founding 3 B’s (Birds, Butterflies, and Bees) Nursery in Silverton. She enjoyed doing needle point and knitting. She had faith in God and Jesus Christ and was baptized a Christian. Beth was a loving best friend to her sisters and the “fun” and “cool” aunt to many of her nieces and nephews. Beth was a champion of the environment and instilled many of her values into her nieces and nephews. She was an excellent listener, fun to be with, and always offered sound advice. Her family will miss her friendship, love, and wisdom. Beth’s parents preceded her in death. She is survived by siblings Mary Harland, Teri Kilgus, Rick Mallorie, half-sister Margaret Rennemo, half-brother Rob Mallorie and many nieces and nephews.
Dan Duncan Jan. 26, 1960 – June 15, 2022
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Just got back from Alaska. I hadn’t been in the Great White North for 27 years, and I was anxious to see how things had changed.
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As it turned out, not much. Alaska was, is and continues to be a whole different ball game. Not only is the weather unlike anything you’ll ever find in the Lower 48 – 35 below zero is part of a “warm” winter – but it has plenty of snow. We were there in the middle of June, and you could still see huge piles of snow along the roads. Last winter, Fairbanks got something like ten feet of the white stuff. The people are different, too. Joe Vogler, who years ago was a legend in the movement to help Alaska secede from the union, once famously said that he believed in only three things – “gold, real estate and Caterpillar equipment.” During our recent stay in Alaska, most conversations revolved around those three things.
No one talked much about politics, other than dismissively. After all, where you have gold, real estate and Caterpillar equipment, you really don’t need politicians. They just get in the way. During our time in Fairbanks, I visited some of my old stomping grounds. The University of Alaska – a.k.a. the Harvard of the North – was one stop. It’s one of only a few universities with its own rocket launchpads, which are used to study the aurora borealis. It also has a musk ox farm and a great view of the Alaska Range. I also paid a visit to the log cabin I lived in during 1976. It’s seen better days —
We made a mandatory pilgrimage to Denali National Park, where we hiked one of the trails. Ironically, we didn’t see any wildlife until we got in the car and took a drive. We saw a grizzly bear, a caribou and four moose – without getting out of the car. So much for hiking. The night we arrived was the Midnight Sun 10-kilometer race. It started at 11 p.m. in the broad daylight and was unlike any race I had ever seen. Next to where we were standing was an “aid” station for the runners, but instead of handing out cups of water or sports drinks, they handed out cans of beer, which runners consumed without even breaking stride. Across the street, a bluegrass band played. The only time the music was interrupted was when some guy apparently wanted the band to stop.
After all, it was nearly midnight. He was invited to — I’m paraphrasing here – “get lost.” We also witnessed a fist fight at a grocery store. A guy was trying to steal a couple of containers of ice cream and the manager was convincing him otherwise. This led to fisticuffs, with the manager winning on points. The cops were called, and the miscreant was escorted to jail. Robert Service once wrote that “there are strange things done in the midnight sun.” It was true in 1907 when it was published, and it’s true today. And frankly, I’m looking forward to going back, maybe in another 27 years. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor. He lived in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Wrangell and Juneau, Alaska, for a total of 20 years.
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