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Silverton Road: Drivers beware..4 Civics 101

Schools’ new names, faces........6

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Silverton Road By Kristine Thomas When Silverton Fire District Public Information Officer and Capt. Ed Grambusch learns there is another crash on Silverton Road, his first thought is an unpleasant one. He ponders “How many patients are we going to have? Are we going to have to extricate these patients from the vehicles?” While Silverton Road is the quickest and most direct route to Salem, it also has a reputation for being dangerous to drive. Talk with your friends. You may be surprised to learn how many avoid driving on it. There are alternative routes to arrive in Salem and other destinations. Yet both Grambusch and Marion County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Chris Baldridge say the road is not the problem. The road is not to be blamed for the accidents on it. “Our roads are not dangerous if people abide by the rules of the road,” Baldridge said. “Each and every crash is preventable if we follow the rules.” Speeding, passing in unauthorized or unsafe areas, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and being distracted all cause crashes, Baldridge and Grambusch said in separate interviews. “Too many lives are taken and too many people are injured in motor vehicle crashes,” Grambusch said, emphasizing they are preventable. According to data obtained from the

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on the stretch of Silverton Road from the Silverton city limits to Cordon Road there were 10 crashes in 2013; 22 in 2014 and 31 in 2015. From Jan. 1 to July 31, 2016, there have been 27, with 10 in July alone. Baldridge said from Jan. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016, the sheriff’s office has issued 615 citations over that same stretch of Silverton Road. The majority were for travelling 11 to 20 mph above speed limit. “Silverton Road is the most heavily traveled road in Marion County,” he said. Grambusch added both highways 213 and 214 also have bad crashes. “However, from my experience there are far more crashes on Hwy 213 and they seem to be more serious in nature,” Grambusch said. “Hands down, I have responded to a lot more fatal accidents on Hwy 213.”

Crashes, not accidents Grambusch said most motor vehicle collisions should not be labeled as accidents, but instead as crashes. “Because most crashes are the result of human errors, they should not be considered as ‘accidents,’” Grambusch said. The Silverton Fire District serves about 6 miles of Silverton Road, starting at the Silverton city limits and ending near 76th Avenue NE.

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Because Silverton Road is a high speed road of 55 mph and above, Grambusch said when a crash occurs there is a greater possibility of heavily damaged vehicles, often with multiple occupants. On July 19, Grambusch and his fellow firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash at 6:30 a.m. in the 12000 block of Silverton Road. The driver of one vehicle was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. The road was closed for three hours. The driver of the vehicle heading toward Silverton crossed the lane and struck a westbound car. The driver and passenger in the westbound car had to be extricated from their vehicle. Both were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. The driver of the eastbound car was not injured. He arrested for DUII and two counts of assault III. According to the police report his blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

1. Failure to avoid a stopped or parked vehicle ahead 2. Failure to yield right-of-way 3. Failure to stay on the road 4. Failure to maintain lane 5. Driving too fast for road and weather conditions 6. Inattention 7. Following too close 8. Improper lane changes 9. Left turn in front of on-coming traffic 10. Failure to decrease speed for slow moving vehicle

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Heavily damaged vehicles with occupants trapped inside present the need for rapid extrication, Grambusch said. “We were able to extricate occupants from both cars in an astounding 22 minutes, which is absolutely great. The extrication included prying doors apart and taking the top completely off one of the cars to get the patients out,” Grambusch said. While the crew’s preformace was excellent, the real story was “the crash was completely preventable.”

Baldridge said the goal of every driver should be to get to their destination safely and then return to their loved ones. “I encourage people to be patient when driving and only pass when it is safe and necessary,” Baldridge said. Here’s is something Grambusch said he wants drivers to ponder. It is only 10 miles from the Silverton City limits to Cordon Road. “Going fast really does not save you a lot of time,” he said. “And anytime you pass

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too close, not obeying traffic control devices, distracted driving, cell phones, radio, you name it,” Grambusch said. Silverton Police Chief Jeff Fossholm said the yearly increase in the higher number of accidents correlates to the increase in traffic or total number of vehicles using Silverton Road. “This increase probably has to do with fact that during the last several years Silverton’s population has been steadily increasing,” Fossholm said. “Couple that with the fact that most Silverton residents still must drive to Salem for specific services or retail establishments which are not available here in town. Likewise, Silverton has become a popular place for those in Salem to come an enjoy our great restaurants and downtown core area.”

Fire crews work to extricate victims of the July 19, 6:30 a.m. crash on Silverton Road.

someone, going eastbound or westbound, the person you pass just ends up directly behind you at Cordon Road or Howell Prairie Road or the Silverton city limits which means that no time was saved… there is no benefit from passing and going fast.”

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213 or 214 or Silverton Road or in town, Grambusch said the reason why it happens is almost always an easy question to answer. Human error, he said. “On calls that I have been on, every fatal crash and about 95 percent of the injuryonly crashes are caused by human error; going too fast, driving impaired, following

While Silverton Road is posted at 55 mph, Fossholm said there are drivers who go 40 or 45 mph. Going that slowly can be hazardous, too, he said. It causes the flow of traffic to build up. “Which then leads to passing when it’s not safe to do so or tailgating,” Fossholm said. “In our hustle and bustle lives, we also have those who are driving too fast for conditions or being aggressive drivers and their actions cause them to take risks beyond their driving or the vehicle’s ability, which also places other drivers in jeopardy.”

Fossholm said drivers using Silverton Road need to be aware of the high number of accidents occurring there, and pay attention to their own driving skills, drive defensively, and be prepared for someone who might not be following the rules of the road.

Slow down, drive defensively Grambusch said a lot of crashes can be avoided by doing these two simple things: slow down and drive defensively. He used a little math to make his point about going the speed limit on Silverton Road from Silverton to Cordon Road. “Not accounting for the stop at Howell Prairie Road, this trip takes approximately 11 minutes at 55 mph,” Grambusch said. “Take the same example and exceed the speed limit to 65 mph, your trip would take 9 minutes and 15 seconds.” Is 1 minute and 45 seconds really worth the risk that this increased speed creates, Grambusch asks? “Not to mention that everyone catches up with each other anyway,” he said. “It just really does not make any sense to speed. As far as driving defensive, you need to protect yourself from those who do not have as much regard for your safety as you do. “If everyone drove in a defensive manner, the crash rate would decrease significantly.”

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Changes afoot By Kristine Thomas Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando is confident the dust will have settled by the time school begins on Sept. 6. From the construction projects at Scotts Mills, Pratum and Silverton Middle School to the hiring of new staff, it’s been a busy summer. Here are a few updates:

Building projects Bellando knows some people may be skeptical that Silverton Middle School will be complete by opening day. While a few things like the kitchen may not be done, or reader boards moved ,or bulletin boards installed, he’s confident the middle school will be “prepared and ready for the first day of school.” He’s made it his mission to accomplish this goal, even forgoing vacation this summer. In early August, he estimated some teachers will be able to move in to their classrooms by mid-August and the remainder a week before school begins. The estimates for the school renovation were about two years old, Bellando said, and construction crews discovered numerous changes that needed to occur, adding about 15 days to the construction schedule.

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Silver Falls has new locations, principals, names, mascots Bellando receives updates from the project manager weekly. While he acknowledges there’s a great deal of work to be done – from adding a ceiling in the hallway near the office to hours of cleaning – he said he’s not worried. “I am fully confident we will be ready to go by when school starts,” he said. “The dust and the plaster will quickly be cleaned up.” The improvements include a new sprinkler system, fire alarm, cafeteria, library and hot water tank. Classrooms are being painted and floors sealed. The modulars for the sixth-grade students are installed and are ready to be painted and stairs and walkways added. To ensure the safety of the 450 students, Bellando said cameras will be installed, along with other safety measures including rekeying the entire campus. Bellando said he sees improvements and projects being completed every day. “We have 20 people working the building to get it completed on time,” he said. Projects were also completed at Scotts Mills, Mark Twain and Pratum Elementary schools. The Pratum PTC replaced the septic tank and drain field. By doing do, it hopes to add restrooms to the gym. The $30,000

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project was paid for by the Pratum PTC. Seismic upgrades were made to the gym, cafeteria and four classrooms adjacent to the playground at Scotts Mills Elementary School. The project began in July and is expected to be completed by mid-August. The school was closed to the public while construction was taking place. The project was funded by a $996,976 state of Oregon seismic grant. Similar projects are scheduled to take place at Butte Creek and Victor Point next summer. Besides the building changes, Bellando said there have been some administrative changes this summer.

New principals, administrator, director There will be new principals at Mark Twain, Evergreen and Silver Crest Elementary schools and Silverton High School, along with a new curriculum director at the district office and athletic director at Silverton High School. The changes began when Linda Myers, the district’s curriculum director, accepted a job with the Salem-Keizer School District as the coordinator of student access and advancement. “My time in Silver Falls has prepared me beautifully for this newly design position with Salem-Keizer,” Myers


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said. “I would not be the leader I am today if it weren’t for the encouragement and challenges presented to me by my supervisors, my colleagues and the incredible teaching and support staff in our schools.” Former Eugene Field Principal Jennifer Hannan was appointed the new director of teaching and learning and Greg Kaatz was named principal at Mark Twain Elementary.

Jennifer and Linda have been tremendous assets to our team and true advocates for children in our communities,” Bellando said. “As Linda moves into an exciting new career opportunity, we feel very fortunate to transition Jennifer’s skills and experience from the elementary school to the district office.” For Hannan, the change represents a professional growth, but she leaves with great admiration for the school team. “Mark Twain (Eugene Field) is an amazing place to work and go to school and an exceptional school community to be a part of,” Hannan said. “Our staff is made up of exceptional, positive, determined people who love to come to work every day and make it a joy for kids to come to school. I know that the team will continue to shine with a new principal and I’ll be here to support that


principal of Evergreen as Bob and Heidi Ostrom retire.

Kaatz has been the assistant principal and athletic director at Silverton High School for nine years. He has more than 18 years of experience as a teacher and administrator.

Drew Hinds is the new director of technology. he was currently the program coordinator for Willamette Promise at Willamette ESD. He replaces Gary Marshall, who retires Aug. 31.

Before joining the Silver Falls School District, Kaatz served as an elementary teacher, special education teacher, middle school teacher and high school athletic/ activities director for the Hermiston and Stanfield school districts. Bellando said Kaatz is an “excellent communicator” who works well with children and adults. “I’m excited to become part of the Mark Twain family and to work with a younger group of students and their parents,” Kaatz said. “Elementary school is where my career began so I’m looking forward to returning, building relationships and partnering with the excellent team of educators there.” This spring it was announced Mark Hannan would become the principal at Silver Crest Elementary School. Justin Lieuallen was named to replace him as principal at Silverton High School. Lieuallen will be responsible for hiring an new athletic director for the high school. Victor Point Principal Jamie McCarty will add duties as


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New Names and locations The closing of Eugene Field Elementary School in June means new school locations, names and mascots. In-town elementary school students in kindergarten through second grade will attend Mark Twain Elementary. The mascot name will be the Kits (baby foxes). Robert Frost will house students in third through fifth grades. Students in sixth through eighth grade will attend Silverton Middle School on the site of the old high school. The mascot will be the Falcons. Community Roots School has moved from Schlador Street to 229 Eureka Ave. To learn more about the school, visit

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Old crop for a new age By Melissa Wagoner From the road, it looks like just another crop. Take a step into the field and you know what it is, or rather, what it’s a close kin to.


It smells like marijuana but it’s not.

Kathy is Secretary for the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Landscaping Committee and the Chairman of the Activity / Fundraising Committee which takes a lot of her time and energy, yet she also finds time to help with the yard maintenance at the Silverton Senior Center by weeding and gardening whenever it is needed. Kathy is not only involved as a volunteer at the Silverton Senior Center, she also volunteers at the Historic Society and is involved with the Garden Society and you will probably see her at the Dime Toss Booth at the Park for Homer Davenport’s Community Festival. Thank you Kathy for all you do!

Peter and Rochelle Koch, both 55, recently planted 21 acres of hemp on their farm off the South Abiqua.



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On behalf of the Silverton Senior Center… we would like to THANK the following for helping make the Silverton’s GOT Talent-Community Talent Show & BBQ so much fun & successful: Analene Waterman & State Farm, William & Irveta Johnson,

The Woods at Willowcreek, Country Meadows Village, Postal Connections, Davenport Place, Mt. Angel Meat Company, Emerald Gardens, Brookstone. Also HUGE Thanks to the VERY Talented Entries: Jasmine & Inez Aguirre, Ava Dahlberg & Gabriela Roth, Isabelle Gauvin, Fred Kaiser, Kathy Hauth AND the Winners: Stella Harrison, Ruth Mattox and Estella & Alberto Gonzalez for their fabulous performances! Be watching for the Winners to perform at the Celebrate Families Community Picnic in the Silverton Park on Friday, August 26 from 5- 8 pm… FREE for ALL Silverton Residents! The BIGGEST Thanks goes to the FUN Fundraising/Activity Committee Members & Volunteers who make all of the events so successful!

ALSO…HUGE THANKS to the wonderful & generous donors for the Sizzling Summer Extravaganza Event: Bill Clubb & Clubb Massage, Silverton Art Association, Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center, Wine & Canvas, Al’s Garden Center, Mariner Square, Portland Art Museum, Camp Dakota, Howard L. Hamilton, Palace Theater, Sandy Tiffee, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, St. Josef’s Vineyard & Winery and Silver Falls State Park.


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It’s hemp.

Medical hemp oil (rich in CBD) is being used to treat multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, migraines, depression, sleep disorders, pain relief and epilepsy.

“It’s going to save the world,” Peter said enthusiastically of his new crop. “Anything you can make with plastic, you can make with hemp.”

Industrial uses include: paper (production of 1 acre of hemp is equivalent to 4 acres of trees); 3-D printing; biodiesel; alternative to plastics, paint and sealants; oil spill cleanup; bio composits for car and airline engineering; antibacterial fibers for hospitals and solar energy storage.

Peter said there about 40 permits for farmers to grow hemp in Oregon, including two other growers in Silverton.

Nutritional uses include hemp seed oil, gluten free flour, beer, granola, seed butter and livestock feed.

With 20 years of farming organic almonds and pomegranates in California under their belts, the Kochs moved to Silverton in July 2014 looking to grow something new. They left California due to the continuing water crisis. Both Peter and Rochelle said it’s been exciting and fun to learn about the new crop, adding it’s been a big learning process. They also grow wheat. “The more I get to know the plant, the more intrigued I am,” Peter said. Marijuana and hemp are different subspecies of the cannabis plant that over the thousands of years the plant has been cultivated, have developed different traits. These traits have been isolated and bred separately making two distinct species each with its own unique properties. The marijuana plant has been grown for its high Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)


content, the psychoactive compound, paying special attention to the flowering parts of the plant. The hemp plant, however, is grown for industrial use and is generally allowed to grow taller and leggier with the field consisting mostly of males without flowering capabilities. Most importantly, it lacks the THC of its cousin. Instead hemp has a chemical called Cannabidiol (CBD) which can be used medicinally to treat a host of illnesses from Alzheimer’s to cancer. It’s grow cycle is about 120 days. The Kochs have divided their acreage. The 14-acre portion for fiber is growing wild and almost entirely unirrigated with a mixture of tall and short plants, due to the different places the seeds originate

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New year, new turf A new era unfolded Aug. 9 at McGinnis Field on the old Silverton High School campus on Schlador Street.

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“We’re very excited for it,” senior linebacker David Espe said. “It’s a very nice field. It feels great. Everything is new.” Senior-fullback Darren Buckley noted the extensive citywide effort that the project required. “I think it’s awesome that our school and community put this together,” said Buckley, who added that the Foxes’ soccer squads also will benefit from the new facility. “We just had amazing volunteer work.” “We’re very grateful for all of those people who made it happen,” Coach John Mannion said. “It’s a beautiful field and a real benefit to our program. We’ve got a lot of new stuff. There is a new team room for the kids. “It adds a new level of excitement. The kids had a great offseason, but this project gives us a huge shot in the arm.” Mannion added one of the major pluses of the field is that it makes practicing much easier, particularly late in the season when the weather gets foul and the practice field grass is mainly dirt. During the Foxes’ run to the OSAA Class 5A championship game in 2014 the squad had to get on buses and practice on turf at Canby High.


The Foxes start working out in pads Aug. 15, scrimmage Aug. 26 at West Albany and open the season Sept. 2 at Sandy. Redmond comes to town for the home opener on the new field Sept. 9. Homer’s runs: The Homer’s Classic 8-kilometer and 2-mile runs were held Aug. 7 under partly cloudy skies with a bit of a breeze. The races started and ended at the Pine Street campus because of the turf project at McGinnis Field. A pair of former Foxes teammates, Hosea Catterall and Wolf Seifer finished 1-2 Hosea Catterall in the 8-kilometer. Catterall ran 29:20.3, with Seifer clocking 29:47.1. Deanna O’Neill of Canby finished fifth overall in 31:39.3 to take the medal for top woman. O’Neill finished more than six minutes Deanna O’Neill ahead of runner-up Karisa Thede of Salem, who ran 37:59.6. More Seifers hauled in hardware in the 2-mile event. Konrad Seifer, 14, won the race in 14:49, seven seconds ahead of Alex Seifer, 19. Candis Scott, 70, of Scotts Mills, was the top woman finisher in 18:13.8. Cecelia Petrik, 11, was second among females at 19:00.4. Changes in athletic office: Silverton High is recruiting for a new assistant principal/ athletic director because Greg Kaatz has moved on to become the principal at Mark Twain. Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando told Our Town that Kaatz will help out during the transition. It was not clear at presstime how soon a replacement might be hired.

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The Foxes football team practiced for the first time on its new artificial turf. The squad was scheduled to open its conditioning work on the new surface Aug. 8, but last-minute tweaks kept the players on grass for one more day.

Silverton High football players get set for wind sprints Tuesday during conditioning drills on the new artificial turf surface at McGinnis Field.

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Library book sale set for Aug. 19, 20 Bibliophiles won’t want to meet this event. A bibliophile is someone who likes books and enjoys reading or collecting them. If that describes you, make sure to attend The Friends of the Silver Falls Library Book Sale. Friday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Saturday, Aug. 20,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. Book prices are 50 cents for softcover books and children’s books and $1 for hardback books, CDs, DVDSs and software packages. Call the library at 503-873-5173 for information.

Holy Rosary’s 63rd Marian Pilgrimage The 63rd Marian Pilgrimage at Holy Rosary Church is at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at the church on Ettlin Loop Road. The pilgrimage begins with the recitation of the Rosary, followed by Mass. The celebrant and homilist will be Father Philip Waibel OSB, pastor. Holy Rosary Church is the only place in the Portland Archdiocese that has continuously celebrated an annual pilgrimage since the 1954 Marian year. The Marian Pilgrimage is tradition that began in 1954 when Pope Pius XII declared a “Marian year.” This special year was in honor of 100th anniversary which defined the Catholic

dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Mother of Jesus. Fr. Hildebrand Melchior, OSB, administrator of Holy Rosary Church, was the organizer of the first pilgrimage. Father Hildebrand felt although Holy Rosary was small in numbers, the enthusiasm of its members would help them do “something big for Our Lady.” Refreshments will be available in church basement following Mass. For information or directions, please contact Margaret Gersch at 503-8736596 or Pat Schonbachler at 503-8736405 or Father Philip Waibel, OSB at 503-845-2296 .

Deadlines near for city council filings Citizens in Mount Angel, Scotts Mills and Silverton interested in running for city council or mayor need to submit their intent to do so in August. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Successful candidates begin their duties at the first council meeting in January. To run candidates must be a qualified elector under the laws and constitution of the state of Oregon; a registered voter of the city you reside; and a resident of the city you plan to run for office in during the 12 months preceding the election.

For information contact Justin Hogue, assistant to the city manager/ city elections official at jhogue@ or 503-845-9291.

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The final day to file for the Silverton City Council is Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m. Candidates may file by fee or by petition. To pick up the forms, visit city hall at 306 S. Water St. City Clerk Lisa Figueroa serves as the city election officer. For questions, contact her at 503-874-2216 or

To have an application reviewed for certification for the ballot, return it to Mount Angel City Hall, 5 N. Garfield St. by 5 p.m., Aug. 19.

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Baseball ‘n’ Homer The Rio Olympics are finally here. It was exciting to see Katie Ledecky beat her own world record in the 400 meter free-style for the gold by nearly two seconds, Michael Phelps win his incredible 19th gold medal, and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team leaving every country in the world behind in just the prelims by an astronomical margin. Men and women’s basketball teams are expected to dominate at the time I write, track and field is going to be amazing, and hopefully, Brazil can pull off the Olympics with nary a Zika hitch. But Russia shouldn’t be there. The International Olympic Committee needed to send a message that state-sponsored doping cannot and will not be tolerated or rewarded. The message was a whisper. Did anybody hear? It was good, however, to hear the young American woman swimmer say in an interview that the Russian woman she was racing against failed two drug tests and shouldn’t be in Rio, and then to drive the message home, cleaned her competitors’ collective clocks. That was kind of fun. Speaking of clocks getting cleaned, we could all take a lesson from a lovely lady on the Mount Angel Tower’s Traveling Beanbag Baseball Team. This is a game, apparently based on baseball and bean bags, where participants throw into boxes to determine if they got an out, a single, double, triple, or home run (“Going yard,”

It’s the little things that add up to ‘hometown’ the line and looked each one of the evil-doers in the eye, and said rather firmly, “Don’t boo me.” Then cool as a cucumber, she proceeded to “hit” a home run with the bases loaded. In baseball terms, it was a grand slam (aka “Grand Salami”) that scored four runs and clinched the Tower Terror’s victory over the testy teens. You go, Gramms! Schooled ‘em.

as they say in the hood). It seems the Tower Terrors have rolled over the competition with other senior living facilities in the Valley, winning all 18 matches to win the Marion County sweepstakes. Then they played a team at a facility that brought in “ringers” – in sports vernacular, ringers are athletes much more gifted than the recreational players on the field. It would be akin to Damian Lillard of the Blazers showing up as a starter for the Willamette Bearcat Basketball team. In this case, instead of playing a team of their 60-80 year-old peers, the Terrors were faced with a team of teens and preteens. In a tight game that was neck and neck, this Bean Bag Babe who may have voted for Kennedy came up to the plate. As she was about to make her toss, some of the kids started booing. She stopped mid-swing, gazed down

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Homer’s come and gone again. Summer is flying past. Not as fast as that Silverton Postal Connections’ Jet Float during the Homer Davenport Community Festival Parade Saturday, but fast. The parade was packed, the weather was perfect. I especially liked Amy Amano’s Homer Davenport Bike/Trike, and Silverton Jeweler’s float with rings. One of the best floats I’ve seen here in this Norman Rockwell town. But man, that jet flew past, apparently necessary to create steam and smoke emanating from the engines. Biggest float and beautifully done. Great parade, wonderful festival, and many, many kudos to the organizers, led brilliantly for years by Richard Carlson, the Homer Davenport Community Festival Committee. Cindy Jones, Darin Rybloom, Gus Frederick, Janet Dalisky, Ken Hector, Dennis Sherwood, Rick Schmidt, Gordie Goschie, Tonya Rue-Perez, and Glen Damewood – thank you for your time and energy. It takes time to do good things for your community.

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The Silverton High School Alumni Association held a Silent Auction at their Annual Fundraiser for alumni and friends on August 5, 2016. The SHSAA Fundraiser was held at the Festhalle in Mt. Angel. The SHSAA Board of Trustees sends a tremendous “thank you” for allowing us to hold our Fundraiser at their facility. We hope to have a continuing relationship.

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As a result of the tremendous support from the greater Silverton business and academic community, the Silent Auction raised over $3,000 to help support the Scholarship Program for the graduating seniors of SHS. Additional cash donations in lieu of items donated for the auction totaled $1,755. Our 50/50 and drawing awarded $220 to SHSAA and $220 to ticket-holder Lowell Kuenzi. Lowell received a round of applause as he turned the money back to the Alumni Association. The SHSAA desires to provide special recognition and a heartfelt thanks to the following persons and businesses that unselfishly contributed to the outstanding fundraising effort:


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We also want to thank the many Silverton Alumni who stepped in Friday morning to help us set up for the Fundraiser and Auction. Additional thanks go to the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) from current Silverton High School attendees for setting up the tables and chairs early Friday morning. They returned following the event, helped clean up and put all tables and chairs back into the storage areas.

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IN TOWN NEW throughout, heated garage, private backyard Underground sprinklers connected to MillHOME Creek. CONSTRUCTION tion TV/surround sound, family room with mini kitchenette. COMMERCIAL/INDUST backs up to greenway; sprinkler system, easy I-5 Water rights for yard irrigation. You have to see this Wood floors, travertine tile throughout, open floor plan with IN TOWN NEW H COUNTRY/ACREAGE access!! Call Mary at ext. 320 (WVMLS#707617) one to fully appreciate it! Call Michael at ext. 314 lots of upgrades. Lots of detail in this home that can’t be





COUNTRY/ACREAGE missed. This home is wired for remote access for lights, heat and sprinkler system. 3 car garage with room for all your extras. Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#705878)

#T2263 CUSTOM HERR CONSTRUCTION 3BR, 2BA 1797sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $328,700 (WVMLS#698000) SOLD! – #T2298 SINGLE FAMILY HOME 2BR, 1BA 912sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $166,900 (WVMLS#703415) #T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $393,900 (WVMLS#700697) #T2278 FIXER WITH OLDER CHARM 3BR, 1.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $129,900 (WVMLS#700900) #T2308 READY TO MOVE INTO 3 BR,2 BA, 1848 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $159,900 (WVMLS#705808) #T2305 2 HOMES ON 1 PROPERTY 6+ BR,3 BA, 2780 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $479,900 (WVMLS#705585) #T2306 WONDERFUL HOME 4 BR, 25 BA 3663 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $489,900 (WVMLS#705878) #T2315 AMAZING HALF ACRE 3BR, 2BA 2552 sqft Call Angela at ext. 312 $359,900

SOLD! – #T2274 FANTASTIC COUNTRY ESTATE 5 BR, 3BA 2494 sqft.30.14 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $499,900







TOWN #T2293 WATER FRONT PROPERTY 1.100 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000


COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 325 $488,750 (WVMLS#701127) LA #T2322 FARMABLE ACREAGE 24 acres Call #T2317 UPDATES ABOUND 2BR, 2BA 1470 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4BR, Chuck at ext. 325 $240,000 (WVMLS#707264) sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. $218,700 (WVMLS#706920) #T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. OTHER COM BARELAND/LOTS 325 $488,750 (WVMLS#701127) #T2313 LARGE CORNERCONSTRUCTION LOT 4BR, 2.5BA 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008) IN TOWN NEW HOME F #T2309 GREAT HORSE PROPERTY 3 BR, 2BA 1805 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $250,000 COUNTRY/ACREAGE 1835 sqft. 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 (WVMLS#707212) AUMSVILLE/TU $460,000 (WVMLS#705811) #T2314 BEAUTIFUL HOME 4BR, 2.5BA 2072 BARELAN #T2309 GREAT HORSE PROPERTY 3 BR, 2BA IN TOWN NEW #T2316 PRIVATE & SECLUDED 4 BR, 4 BA sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $279,000 (WVMLS#707202) 1835 sqft. 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 82.000 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $849,000 COUNTRY/ACREAGE $460,000 (WVMLS#705811) (WVMLS#699150)







OTHER COMMUNITIE #T2262 CASCADIA – PERFECT MOUNTAIN STAYTON/SUBLIMITY GET-AWAY 1BR, 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $69,000 (WVMLS#698080) LAND/ACREAGE 12.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at OTHER COMMUNITIES #T2295 IDHANA – OWN PRIVATE RETREAT ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#704402) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 4BR, 2BA 1150 sqft..830 acres Call Meredith at #T2301 TREED PRIVATE SETTING 2BR, 2BA ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. $189,000 (WVMLS#703350) 1740 sqft 5.00FOR Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LEASE/COMMERCIAL #T2319 LARGE HOME IN TURNER 5BR, 2.5BA IN TOWN NEW $349,999 (WVMLS#705189) 3090 sqft Call Michael atCOUNTRY/ACREAGE ext.LEASE/COMMERCIAL 314 $449,900 FOR



COUNTRY/ACREAGE .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#682938)




#T2312 LITTLE HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN 2BR, 1BA 1012 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $224,500 (WVMLS#706536) #T2318 SILVERTON TOWNHOUSE 3 BR, 25 BA 1594 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $214,900 (WVMLS#707114)

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


#T2294 READY FOR YOU TO BUILD 1.09 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#702893)







#T2275 WONDERFULLY REMODELED HOME 4BR, 3.5BA 3590 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $567,000 (WVMLS#699438)

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lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 (WVMLS#698462)





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




Call Micha at 503-873-1425 or see them on our website IN TOWN NEW• HOME CONSTRUCTION 303 Oak Street • Silverton OTHER COMMUNITIES COUNTRY/ACREAGE 503.873.3545 • 1-800-863-3545






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