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Mayor: Freilinger By James Day Jason Freilinger, a 10-year city council veteran, has been elected Silverton mayor. Freilinger will replace Kyle Palmer, who has served as both a councilor and mayor since 2004. Palmer chose not to seek reelection. Although results have not been certified, Freilinger leads with 56.88% of the vote to 43.12% for planning commissioner Morry Jones. Jones already has called to congratulate Freilinger on his victory in the Nov. 8 balloting. During the campaign forums the two contenders vowed to work together no matter who won and Freilinger told Our Town he plans to reach out to Jones soon. Jones will remain a member of the city’s planning and budget committees. In an interview Wednesday conducted while he was out picking up campaign signs, Freilinger said his first priority “is for us to come together as a community. It’s not Jason’s vision – it’s what we want as a community that is important.”

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Freilinger opened his Wednesday with a dental appointment, perhaps an odd choice given the events of the previous night. But he told Our Jason Freilinger Town that he had scheduled the dental checkup months ago knowing it was the day after the election and that he would need the day off from work to pick up the signs. Key challenges that Freilinger hopes he and the new City Council can work on in the next cycle are water infrastructure, parks, downtown and housing. It will be a very inexperienced council that Freilinger will be working with. Incumbents Dana Smith, Crystal Neideigh and Jim Sears chose not to seek re-election. Council newcomers Marie Traeger, April Newton and Eric Hammond are their likely successors.

Traeger, a corrections counselor with the state, spent 30 years as Silver Falls School District teacher. She lead the 7-candidate field election night with 24.22% of the vote, followed by Newton, a retired rural mail carrier and SACA and school district volunteer, at 21%. Hammond, a horticulturist and member of Sustainable Silverton, was third at 17.04%. At press time unofficial results showed a gap of more than 500 votes between Hammond and the 4th-place finisher. Trailing the top 3 were Gregg Harris, owner of Silver Falls Terrariums and vice president of the Silverton Mural Society with 11.46%; Chuck Hawley, engineer and children’s book author, with 11.43%; Makai Brusa, juvenile corrections employee, at 7.60%; and Jenny Ohren, who works in hospitality, public health and social services, with 7.25%. One of the first acts by the new council will be to appoint someone to replace Freilinger. The mayor-elect said that he has been juggling a number of ideas for how to move forward on the appointment and said he hopes to have a new member in place within

a month after the Jan. 9 swearing in. With just two holdovers, Elvi Cuellar Sutton and Jess Miller, Freilinger said “it will be very important that we get training prepared to get everyone on board.” Freilinger said the current and in-coming councilors will meet in mid-December to talk about goals and priorities.

Pool levy Also on the Silverton ballot was Measure 24-473, which easily passed with nearly 67% of the vote. The measure renews the city’s local option property tax levy that pays for pool maintenance and operations. This is the third renewal of the levy, which raises $1.375 million for 5 years. The rate of 28.45 cents per $1,000 of assessed value is not changing. That means a property owner with an assessment of $300,000 would pay $85.35 per year for the pool. Passage of the levy does not represent a tax increase. The levy pays for about $275,000 of the approximately $1 million pool budget.

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Donohue, Eder keep seats – third seat too close to call

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Vote Tally on Election Night

Incumbents were winning the elections for Mt. Angel City Council after an initial vote count, though it was a close race for third place on election night. As of Nov. 8 at 10 p.m., city councilors Matthew Donohue, Ray Eder and Tony Astorga were leading with 590, 564 and 377 votes, respectively, with three council seats at stake. Still in contention was challenger Joseph Pfau, with 372 votes, who just needed six more votes to overtake Astorga. Rounding out the count were Justin Roney, with 320 votes, and Mary Franklin, with 273 votes. Ballots will continue to be counted through Nov. 15 under Oregon’s new rule allowing ballots postmarked by election day, so vote totals could change until then. Election results will not become official until they are certified by Dec. 6. When Our Town reached out for comment on election night, Donohue was

Mayor Pete Wall 736 (100.00%)

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not available. He is about to finish his first term after being elected in 2018. Eder said he was grateful to a community that trusted him enough to grant a fifth term on the council. “I’m happy,” he said. “I’m willing to serve the Mt. Angel community for another four years.”

City Council (3 open seats) Matthew Donohue: 590 (23.64%) Ray Eder: 564 (22.60%) Tony Astorga: 377 (15.10%) Joseph Pfau: 372 (14.90%) Justin Roney: 320 (12.82%) Mary Franklin: 273 (10.94%) that pertain to them in town,” he said. When asked about the close race for third place, Astorga said he would continue being involved in the city council even if he did not win.

Astorga said it felt good to receive voter support, as his term on the council began with an appointment in 2021 when theCouncilor Don Fleck was elected mayor.

“What I plan on doing is attending the council meetings when certain subjects come up and not be a thorn in their side but hold them accountable and hold their feet to the fire,” he said.

“I feel like I am trying my best to represent [voters] and what they think about issues

Pfau said he still hopes the election turns his way, but if not he may seek another

path to the council such as applying for the seat recently vacated by Pete Wall. Wall was appointed to fill the remaining term of Fleck after the late mayor died suddenly in June. On Nov. 8, Wall was elected to a full mayoral term unopposed. Pfau said, even without a win, he felt grateful to receive so much voter support while running against three incumbents with deep ties to the community. “Even though I haven’t been here as long, I’ve been part of the community for almost 15 years now,” he said. “I support the issues that I feel that resonate with the majority of the town.” Roney also said he intends to pursue Wall’s vacant seat, or another avenue to join the council. When reflecting on the tight race for third place, Roney said he sees this as a sign voters want change on the council. “I think it goes to show that people in Mt. Angel want to see some new people and hear some new voices,” he said. Franklin could not be reached for comment on election night.

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Brakeman said he knows local residents want to keep the city from growing too fast and to maintain its small-town feel. He added, if growth is coming, there needs to be a plan to manage it at a steady pace. “My impression is we really don’t want the town to grow too big,” he said. “If we’re going to have to expand the city, that’s a process that’s going to take some time.” The mayor also had encouraging words for Axness, with Brakeman saying he was glad someone was willing to step up and try to have a positive impact on the city. Brakeman said he hopes Axness will

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City Council remain involved in civic leadership and find ways to serve Scotts Mills. “I’m always happy to have people try to get involved in the town, so I hope we could use [Axness’] support in other ways,” said Brakeman. Axness said he does intend to remain engaged, and will continue attending City Council meetings and speaking up on important issues. He also congratulated Brakeman on his win, and encouraged Brakeman to keep up the work that has instilled confidence in voters. “He’s doing a good job,” said Axness. “... The town seems pretty happy.” Axness added he is not done seeking public office, and may make another try for the mayor’s office in a couple of years. If that is the case, Brakeman said he is ready for a rematch. “Maybe next time [Axness] will do better, maybe he’ll beat me,” he said.

Scotts Mills Vote Tally on Election Night

Incumbents re-elected to Scotts Mills

Mayor Paul Brakeman: 89 votes (79.46%) Jason Axness: 23 (20.54%)

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City Council (three seats open) Monika Martin: 91 votes (29.45%) Casey Dean: 86 votes (27.83%) Robin Fournier: 71 votes (22.98%) Shawna Kelly: 61 votes (19.74%)

Incumbents had a clean sweep of open seats on the Scotts Mills City Council during the Nov. 8 general election, according to initial election results. As of 10 p.m. Nov. 8, city councilors Monika Martin, Casey Dean and Robin Fournier secured new terms with 91, 86 and 71 votes, respectively. Challenger Shawna Kelley rounded out the election with 61 votes, while an additional 13 candidates were submitted as write-ins. Fournier, who is also city manager, said these tallies may technically be close, but for a city as small as Scotts Mills the outcome is unlikely to change when the election is certified Dec. 6. She said most voters in Scotts Mills submit ballots early, so initial election counts often reflect the final outcome. The most recent election results can


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be found at www.co.marion.or.us/CO/ elections. In regard to her re-election, Fournier said she was grateful voters granted her another term. “I’m honored that [voters] have trusted me to represent them for another four years on the City Council, and I will continue to look out for their best interests just like I have until now,” she said. Dean also said he was grateful for voter support and viewed his re-election as a directive to continue advocating for residents. “It certainly feels like a mandate, and I look forward to continuing to serve the interests of our citizens,” he said. Neither Martin nor Kelley could not be reached for comment prior to deadline.

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By James Day Mother Nature has thrown a wrench into the city of Silverton’s ongoing project to replace its intake structure and water pumps on Silver Creek. Recent heavy rains leading to increased creek flows have damaged the portable dam that was erected to protect the work site. City officials briefed the City Council on the issue at their Nov. 7 meeting. The problem began when a power outage at 12:52 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 6 shut down the pumps that were keeping the water from the work area, and debris has torn the tarps that were serving as the portable dam. City Manager Ron Chandler said city officials still are working on a mitigation plan so that work on the $5 million project can resume. A log boom might be needed to direct debris away from the dam, said Travis Sperle, director of Public Works. City engineer Bart Stepp noted that wiggle room was built into the timetable because of the in-water work windows required for the project, which is scheduled to be completed in October 2023. Silver Creek serves as one of the main sources of water for the city. In other action from the Nov. 7 meeting councilors: • Unanimously approved adding Juneteenth to the list of holidays for which city employees are eligible. Juneteenth, which is celebrated June 19, notes the end of slavery in the United States. It became a federal and state holiday this year. • Unanimously passed a supplemental budget resolution that nails down the funding for the proposed all-abilities playground at Old Mill Park. The $375,000 project is being funded by a combination of Rotary Club contributions, urban renewal funds and city funds. No timetable was available on when the project might move forward.

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• Unanimously approved a resolution that will provide $450,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for manufactured home repairs. There are income eligibility rules attached to the grants and homeowners must have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested parties can apply to John Schmidt at the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments at 503-540-1640 or by emailing jschmidt@mwvcog.org.

• Unanimously approved a new telephone franchise agreement with Ziply Fiber. The telecommunications firm pays the city 7% of its gross local revenues, which averages approximately $85,000 per year. • Heard from members of the Silverton Mural Society who spoke during the public comment period and asked the city to pay for a mural on the new civic center building. Councilors said they will consider the proposal.

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More than a million lights on holiday displays The annual Silverton Christmas Market is quickly approaching and tickets are on sale now.

Silverton Senior Center’s ReVamp Thrift Boutique has closed. Now the senior center board has a survey out asking the community to help set a new direction for the site. MELISSA WAGONER

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Brockamp said.

The doors of the Silverton Senior Center’s ReVamp Thrift Boutique, located on High Street in downtown, closed on Oct. 3 so that the space could receive a much-needed health and safety overhaul.

Which is why, she and the members of the Senior Center’s Board of Directors, are conducting a needs assessment survey to determine what the future of ReVamp should be.

“We’re revamping the ReVamp,” Executive Director, Dodie Brockamp, confirmed. “It’s a pivoting time.” Opened in July 2013 as a place for downsizing seniors to donate goods that, when sold, would provide the Senior Center with additional income, the concept has, over the past nine years, developed one major flaw – too much supply and not enough demand. “We were really more of a storage space,”

It’s a question the board hopes will be answered by the entire community. “We want to meet the needs of the people,” member Mike Ashland said. “The future of the Senior Center isn’t just seniors, it’s the people growing into being seniors,” Brockamp added. Community input is requested in order to decide the future of the ReVamp Thrift Shop Boutique. To participate, take the survey available at www.50plus.help.

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“Katie Sommer, PTCC president, volunteered to head this up and find volunteers for two full days. At three shifts per day with at least four people per shift,” Courtney Goode – PTCC treasurer for the past nine years – recalled. No small feat for an organization whose board consists of four full-time members. However, undaunted and driven by the pressing need to fund this year’s eighth grade graduation fund, the PTCC made it work, enjoying themselves in the process.

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Most people are familiar with the term, “Black Friday,” in reference to the day after Thanksgiving – traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. But in 2010 a new phrase was coined, “Small Business Saturday,” as a way of encouraging consumers to shop locally during the holiday season. And this year, according to many business owners, that message may be more important than ever before.

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HazelnutFest and German holiday market, downtown Mt. Angel. Retailers, restaurants, a biergarten and sidewalk vendors open. Friday, Nov. 25, 5 - 9 p.m.; 6 p.m. tree lighting Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. “These merchants are more invested in the

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Holiday shopping can build community and the community in general,” Karolle Hughes, owner of Books-N-Time, LLC, said. “Local merchants help to create the character of the town… are more likely than not to create more personal relationships with their customers than the ‘unknown’ person… or the big box stores.” On Small Business weekend, retailers and restaurateurs in Silverton and Mount Angel are urging the community to take advantage of the goods and services offered right here. “It definitely makes a difference to families like ours when you shop locally,” Sarah Sampson, owner of The Wild Dandelion in Silverton, said. “It really causes a circle of giving and success... When we thrive, we can give back even more to Silverton.” The Silverton-Mt. Angel Shop Hop – put on by the chambers of commerce in both towns – runs Nov. 25 - Dec. 13. “[I]t’s still a great way to visit those shops maybe you haven’t gone into in a while, or ever, and check out what they carry,” Silverton Chamber Executive Director Stacy Palmer explained.

With a passport listing all participating businesses, contestants can visit each location and obtain a Shop Hop stamp. Once filled, the card can be turned in for a chance to win a prize during the drawing on Dec. 14. That’s not the only local shopping event. Also in the works is Mount Angel’s Christkindlmarkt – a combination of the annual HazelnutFest and a traditional German holiday market Nov. 25 - 27. “Downtown businesses and restaurants will be open along with vendors on the streets,” Scott Stokley, owner of Touch of Bavaria, Angel Mountain Christmas and Lou’s Kitchen, explained. The event promises “entertainment, Christmas tree lighting, Santa, biergarten, lots of lights and much more,” he said. It brings the community together. “[N]o matter where you shop or dine, you’re met with a friendly face from a neighbor or a former classmate,” Laurie Carter, yarn and gift shop owner of Apples to Oranges, said. “Old and new friends alike.”


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Virginia Lee Stevens E. Leon ‘Moose’ Morgan Sept. 28, 1939 – Sept. 19, 2022

Dec. 21, 1948 – Oct. 17, 2022

Loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, Virginia Lee Stevens, was born in Coos Bay, Oregon and raised in Empire with her two siblings, Richard Kent and Betty Lorsung.

On Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, E. Leon “Moose” Morgan, loving husband, uncle, life-long diehard N.Y. Yankees fan, and catdad, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 73.

After meeting Delbert Stevens at a Coos Bay skating rink, they were happily married for 56 years. In 1977 they bought the Silverton A&W Restaurant. In 1986 they built and operated Burger Time in Mount Angel. Virginia worked and served her community as a nurse at Salem Hospital for 25 years. She was known to those around her for her caring heart and love for travel, having visited 32 countries. She is survived by her siblings, three sons, seven grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. Memorial service plans are to be determined.

Nick Albert Ebner

Dec. 25, 1954 – Oct. 31, 2022 On March 19, 1978, he married Andrea Kleve. They settled in Silverton, Oregon, where she taught high school. Together they enjoyed concerts, cats and friends.

Moose was born on Dec. 21, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington to Norman and Elna Morgan. The family later relocated to Milwaukie, Oregon and he graduated from Clackamas High School in 1967. Moose received an associate’s degree from Clackamas Community College, and attended the University of Portland, Portland State University, and Western Oregon State College (now Western Oregon University).

Moose’s musical interests were varied. He sang in rock bands beginning in high school, touring nationally with Mr. Lucky and the Gamblers. He also sang with Menagerie, a cover band that played venues throughout the Willamette Valley.

A life-long music lover and collector, he was truly in his element managing record stores for For What It’s Worth Records and Music Millennium. He moved to a new career in the floral industry, mostly working for Flowers Flowers in Wilsonville, Oregon which he pursued until retirement.

Memorial contributions in Moose’s memory would be appreciated to the Cat Adoption Team in Tualatin, Oregon, or the Jeremy Wilson Foundation’s Musician Health & Services Program.

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Moose is survived by his wife, Andrea; numerous nieces and nephews; his dear friends, Dennis Struck and John Calcagno; and his cat, Rosey.

A Celebration of Life gathering was held Nov. 13.

Nick Albert Ebner, 67, passed away suddenly Oct. 31, 2022. He was born in Silverton, Oregon on Dec. 25, 1954 to Irene (Eder) and Patrick Joseph Ebner. He leaves behind his wife, Ruth GrosJacques Ebner; brother, Ron (Diane) Ebner; sisters, Darlene (Harvey) Atkison and Judy (Joe) Smith; step-sons, Jared (Jenna) Powell and Jacob (Alyssa) Powell; nieces, nephews and many close friends. Nick’s mother passed away when he was very young. His father then married Charlotte Ficker who joined in raising Nick and his siblings on their Mount Angel farm. Nick worked at Fessler Farms his entire career starting at age 15. He recently retired as manager. Nick considered the Fesslers family. He loved the farm, family and friends, watching sports, playing cards, and traveling abroad. Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mount Angel on Nov. 10. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or a charity of your choice. Assisting the family is Unger Funeral Chapel – Mount Angel.

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June 23, 1926 — Oct. 23, 2022

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James Arvid Loftis James (Jim) Arvid Loftis was born in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 4, 1939 to Cristina Pearl Adams and James Pierce Loftis. He passed away Oct. 26, 2022. He was married to Loretta Roraback. They had two children, George and Shawn. After separating from Loretta, Jim married Mary Jean Johnson, with whom he lived happily until her death on Feb. 14, 2016. Mary Jean and Jim raised schnauzers (Silka, Luki, and Felix), along with several Percheron horses. Jim was heralded for saving a stranger’s life by administering CPR until emergency services arrived. Without his unrelenting effort the person would not have survived. Jim served in the US Navy until 1962, received his associate’s degree from Chabot College in 1977, and worked at Lawrence Livermore Lab in California until he retired. Along with Steve Riley, he designed and oversaw the installation of the Veterans

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Vicki L. Lowery

Oct. 4, 1939 – Oct. 26, 2022 Memorial in Silverton. After Mary Jean’s passing, Jim began a close relationship with Jean Fischer. They were married in December 2021. He is survived by his two sons, George Douglas Loftis of Benicia, California and Shawn Joseph Loftis of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; as well as his beloved schnauzer Missy. He is also survived by siblings Janetta Goddard, Lucy Broussard, AnnaLee Bowcut, and Willis Loftis. He was predecesed by siblings Rosa Lora Loftis, Geraldine Bateman, Laneece Loftis, Leland Loftis, George Loftis, Georgina Stephens, Lois Loftis, and JudaAnn Loftis. His many friends and family members including his niece, Cristina Pearl Packham, and Ellen Strong, will remember him fondly. A Celebration of Life was held on Nov. 5 in Silverton. Assisting the family is Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

July 8, 1962 – June 13, 2022

Vicki Lowery was born in Apple Valley, California to Jim and Geneva Thomas. They lived in Big Bear Lake, California until moving to Silverton, Oregon in 1974. She graduated from Silverton High School, class of 1981. She was Mom to Michelle (Charlie) Rodriguez and Emily (Logan) Williamson, but her favorite role was Grandma to Ayasha, and soon-to-be-born Koda. Vicki was a wonderful free spirit and loved to create. She crafted whimsical artwork for her family and friends that will be cherished. She loved trips to the ocean, tea parties, working in her yard, and concerts. Always dreaming of the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle, she was rock & roll with a little

bit of country. Vicki was always up for an adventure and was a loyal friend. She was a protector of the underdog and had huge compassion for those hurting. Vicki wore many hats while working with Benedictine Nursing Center for more than 20 years. She was a delivery driver for NAPA Auto Parts, a phlebotomist with Chemawa Indian School and most recently, the Red Cross of Oregon. Her battle with leukemia (AML) forced her to retire in 2021. She left a huge hole for all who had the pleasure of having Vicki as part of their lives. She will be missed. At her request she was laid to rest in a private service.

Submissions welcomed: Our Town appreciates the opportuity to share life’s Passages with our readers. If there is a birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary, college graduation or obituary of a local resident you’d like to share, send it to ourtown.life@ mtangelpub.com or mail it to Editor, Our Town, P.O. Box 927, Mount Angel, OR 97362.


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The Forum

Complex histories Susan Bielenberg wrote to Our Town expressing her concern about the October 2022 cover photo (Vol. 19 No. 19) featuring my painting of Margaret Sanger, one of the women represented in my October exhibit at Lunaria Gallery, “Portraits of Inspiring Women in the Classical Style.” I’m very glad Susan wrote. She is correct to object to Margaet Sanger’s involvement in the eugenics movement prevelant in her era of the 1920s, and she correctly states that Planned Parenthood has removed Sanger’s name from its building. But I fear Susan is dangerously wrong to conflate abortion with birth control because the current polemics about the overturning of Roe v. Wade are dangerously poised to spill over onto pre-pregnancy birth control. Sanger was not an advocate of abortion. Sanger’s core mission was to prevent unwanted pregnancy with birth control. Planned Parenthood did not offer abortions until they were made legal under Roe v. Wade in 1973. Sanger died seven years earlier in 1966. I want to relate why I included Margaret Sanger’s portrait in my paintings of inspiring women, even though my daughter, a Ph.D. in American Studies and professor of history, warned me about the controversies that Susan brought to attention in her letter. It’s very personal: my mother left her five living children (two babies did not live), having been pregnant every year since marriage, and

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making that decision while stirring spaghetti sauce in the midst suffering a miscarriage of her eighth pregnancy. Her desperate departure was devastating to my father and his family and changed all of our lives. I lost my family and “my children.” I was the eldest, and at age four I was tasked with taking care of my siblings. I was called “the little mother.” The result of my mother’s departure was a divorce, in which the two eldest (my sister and I) were given into the custody of my mother, and the youngest (my three brothers) were given to my father. I did not see my brothers again until my mid-twenties. I do not want women to ever be in the state of desperation that led my mother to flee, leaving five children, her youngest at age two. I am very grateful for birth control and for Margaret Sanger, whose pursuit of “the Pill” led to the first generation of the one I used as a young woman, a pill that hormonally directs the menstrual cycle and ovulation, and thus prevents an unwanted pregnancy. For an article that discusses the relationship of Margaret Sanger to eugenics, see “The Published Writings and Speeches of Margaret Sanger, 1911-1959” by The Margaret Sanger Papers Project hosted at New York University (www.nyu.ed/projects/sanger). – Ann Shams, Silverton

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Silverton earned 17 spots on the all-MidWillamette Conference football teams as selected by league coaches. The Foxes were playing Wilsonville in the Class 5A quarterfinals on Friday after the Our Town presstime. Top honors went to Jackson Pfeifer, offensive player of the year, and Xavier Orozco, defensive lineman of the year. Pfeifer was on the first team at running back and as a kick returner while also earning a second-team nod at defensive back. Orozco was first-team in the defensive line and earned honorable mention on the offensive line. Cohen Mulick also earned a pair of firstteam honors, at wide receiver and defensive back. Other first teamers for the Foxes were offensive linemen Sam Clements and Sam Schaffers. On the second team were edge rusher Brody Sullivan, Schaffers on the defensive line and quarterback Sawyer Teeney. Also earning honorable mention were defensive back/wide receiver Elijah Howard, linebacker Brash Henderson, tight end Steely Mucken and running back Alex Briseno. Kennedy, meanwhile, also is in the quarterfinals, facing Vale in Silverton on Saturday after the Our Town presstime. Like the Foxes the undefeated Trojans dominated their all-league squad. JFK filled 18 individual slots on the Class 3A Special District 2 team and won three of the top four honors: QB Elijah Traeger was named offensive player of the year, Briggs Snell earned lineman of the year honors and Joe Panuke received the coaching honor.

Traeger was named the first-team QB and also first-team defensive back, while Snell was a first-team pick on both the offensive and defensive lines. Other Trojan two-way first-teamers were WR-DB Owen Bruner and lineman Matt Hopkins. Rounding out JFK’s first-team selections were wide receiver Luke Beyer, tight end Brett Boen, linebackers Carlos Recendiz and Isaac Berning and place-kicker Charlie Beyer. Second-teamers included running back William Schaecher, Berning on the offensive line, Boen on the defensive line and linebacker Javier Rodriguez. Defensive back Ethan Kleinschmit earned honorable mention.

Silverton captains Jackson Pfeifer (1), Sam Clements (75), Sam Schaffers (79) and Cohen Mulick (15) combined for 8 slots on the all-Mid-Willamette Conference football all-stars. JAMES DAY

honorable mention middle blockers Tayler Westfall and Olivia Rosborough.

Volleyball: Silverton advanced to the Class 5A quarterfinals for the second year in a row and finished the season 23-5. The Foxes, under first-year coach Reilly Rosecrans, were 12-1 in Mid-Willamette Conference play, and the league sent four teams to the state tournament. C.V. claimed the state title, with West Albany 4th and South Albany 6th. The Foxes went 0-2 in the tourney, losing to eventual runner-up Bend and South Albany.

Cross Country: The Kennedy girls took second at district cross country and finished 12th in the state for Class 3A-2A-1A. The top runner for the Trojans was Yulissa Chavez Cortes, who took 12th at district and 59th at state. Also scoring for JFK at state were Briar Hachenburg (69th), Nora Brenden (77th), Alyse Williams (81st) and Stephanie Cardenas (88). Also participating were Paityn Garcia (91st) and Haley Kline (98th). Jesus Cortes of the Trojans took 5th at districts and 33rd at the 2A-1A boys state meet.

Foxes junior setter Alexis Haury was named second-team all-tournament, following up on a regular season in which she was named MVP of the Mid-Willamette Conference. Joining Haury on the league all-star squad was Rowan Reilly (2nd team outside hitter), Gracie Jensen (2nd team libero) and

Silverton, meanwhile, sent its girls team to state, where the Foxes finished 13th in Class 5A. Silverton qualified by taking 4th at the district meet. Lauren Ortega finished 19th at districts and followed up by taking 64th at state. Also scoring for the Foxes at state were Gabriella Richardson (66th),

Rebecca Noordam (70th), Paige Davisson (78th) and Hannah Bashor (79th). Also participating were Makayla Rose (87th) and Adeline Kuenzi (88th). JD Arthur of the Silverton boys squad took 4th at districts and 15th at state. Soccer: The Silverton girls squad, under first-year coach Renee Cantrell, finished third in the MWC with a 4-1-3 record. Silverton was 4-5-5 overall. The Foxes advanced to the first round of the 5A playoffs before falling to Ashland, 6-0. The boys were 3-5 in league, 3-9-2 overall and landed Jason Leon on the second team of the league all-stars. Eli West and Travis Grimes earned honorable mention. Winter season: The next cycle of high school sports, including basketball, wrestling and swimming, is ready to get underway. Monday, Nov. 14 was the first practice day authorized by the OSAA. The first contest day is Nov. 30.

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GENERAL SEASONED FIR FIREWOOD Cut and Split. $180 a Cord you-haul. Delivery extra. 503-989-0368 or 541-926-3900

SERVICES HANDYMAN & HOME REPAIR SERVICE Installation and repair of fencing, decks,doors, gutter cleaning, moss removal, power washing, yard debris removal. CCB# 206637 Call Ryan, 503-881-3802 IN HOME CARE for your kitties while you are away. Feeding, grooming and emotional support provided by Dana, a FT cat lover. Call 503-509-9745.

GOT STUFF U WANT GONE? From yard debris to scrap metal-From garage sale leftovers to rental clear outs. We repurpose, recycle, reuse or donate what we can. Call and find out what we can do for you. $20 minimum. Keith, 503-502-3462 JESSE’S LAWN SERVICE & HANDYMAN Pruning, edging, trimming, blackberry cleaning, gutter cleaning, arborvitae, moss treatment, yard clean-up, stump grinding, powerwashing, haul-away. 503-871-7869 WOODS CREEK HORTICULTURE Lawn care, weed control services. Fully licenced. Richard, 503-507-9215.

WANTED ADVERTISING ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE Interested in being a part of Our Town and Mt. Angel Publishing? If you enjoy working with people and have customer service, organizational and time management skills you may be a terrific fit for our family-friendly publishing company. We’re happy to train to fill in the gaps. We share a solid work ethic and commitment to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and people skills are essential. Start in a support position and learn the ropes. For more, email: paula.m@ mtangelpub.com.

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$550,000 Back up offers welcome

6038 Chena Lane NE, Silverton. 2bd, 1ba, 1224 SF. Tidy solid home right next to Abiqua Creek 1.24 acres at the end of a private lane. Two shops and a garden shed, mature trees. MLS#798710


810 April Ln, Silverton. 3bd, 2ba, 1552 SF. Beautiful single-level home on quiet cul-de-sac. Brand new roof, Newer stainless steel appliances, New gas water heater. MLS#797663

DiNae Fitzke 503-949-5309

Tammie Anderson 503-602-9999

Tammie Anderson

DiNae Fitzke



Linda Webb Broker





Buy. Sell. Be Happy. 216 E. Main St., Silverton Office: 503-874-1540 www.TheBellaCasaGroup.com LICENSED IN OREGON AND SERVING YOU FROM OFFICES IN SILVERTON, NEWBERG AND McMINNVILLE


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Kirsten Barnes Broker 873-3545 ext. 326

Meredith Wertz Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 324

Mike Ulven Broker 503-873-3545 ext. 312

Whitney Ulven Broker, GRI 503-873-3545 ext. 320

Ryan Wertz Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 322


Chuck White Broker 873-3545 ext. 325


New construction in Pioneer Village! Check this beautiful home with quality finishes, office/den on main floor. Great room w/gas fireplace, dining area & open kitchen w/ island. Includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Master suite & bath w/ large walk-in closet. 4th bedroom upstairs could be family/TV room. Exterior is totally fenced and landscaped with irrigation system. RV pad next to garage provides space for extra parking. Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#795882)

#T2751 50+ ACRE FARM $899,000 50+ Acre Farm on Edge

of Silverton! Views of Mt. Angel Abby Hill. 100+ year old Farm House. A Fixer w/ good bones. Unfinished basement not included in sqft. 1.5 Miles from Silverton. Shop & Barn. Silver Falls School Dist. Large wood lot has potential to add more farm ground. Property sold As-Is. No heat. Flat tillable amity soils currently in berry production. Farm lease expires Dec. 1st 2022. Trellis system shall be removed. Call Michael at ext. 314

Becky Craig Principal Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 313

Michael Schmidt Principal Broker GRI 873-3545 ext. 314

Micha Christman Office Manager 873-1425

Sarah Sanders Property Manager 873-3545 ext. 311

Tayler Whitaker Secretary 873-3545 ext. 300

#T2749 NEW CONSTRUCTION $704,900 New construction in Pioneer

#T2646 HWY 213 FRONTAGE $149,500

Lot currently being used Conditional Commercial use, zoned Residential (RRFF-5). Great location for Hwy 213 frontage, lot located in downtown Marquam. Existing structure is 24 x 36ft with power and telephone. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#773635)



Mason Branstetter Principal Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 303


Village! Check this beautiful home with quality finishes with entire living area on one level! Great room w/gas fireplace, dining area & open kitchen w/ island. Includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Master suite & bath w/ large walk-in closet, mudroom off utility area, and covered patio. Exterior is totally fenced and landscaped with irrigation system. RV pad next to garage provides space for extra parking. Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#795880)


#T2733 PIONEER VILLAGE 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2577 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $739,900 (WVMLS#791519)

#T2759 GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 3 BR, 2 BA 1736 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $547,500 (WVMLS#797702)

SOLD! – #T2738 2 BUILDABLE LOTS .45 Acres, Silverton. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $98,900 (WVMLS#792097)

#T2749 NEW CONSTRUCTION 3 BR, 2.5 BA 2083 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $704,900 (WVMLS#795880)

#T2751 50+ ACRE FARM 3 BR, 1 BA 1624 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $899,000 (WVMLS#798210)

#T2646 HWY 213 .30 Acres. Molalla. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $149,500 (WVMLS#773635)

#T2750 BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2577 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $739,900 (WVMLS#795882) BROKERS ARE LICENSED IN OREGON

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COUNTRY/ACREAGE #T2746 PRIVATE RETREAT 4 BR, 2 BA 2182 sqft. Scio. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $1,450,000 (WVMLS#795197) #T2751 50+ ACRE FARM 3 BR, 1 BA 1624 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $899,000 (WVMLS#798210)


Rentals available in Silverton and Surrounding Areas. For Rental Info Call Sarah at 873-3545 ext. 311 or Micha at 503-873-1425 or Check Our Website.

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