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    Wallowa County Chieftain
June 28, 2017
It’s a bird, it’s a plane ... it’s the ‘Siebe Streaker’
Soapbox derby highlights
Summerfest in Enterprise
By Kathleen Ellyn
Wallowa County Chieftain
Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain
Parker Siebe, 12, poses in his new Bowlby Bash (aka
Summerfest) gravity powered downhill race car. Park-
er and his granddad Dr. Scott Siebe built the car to-
gether to fulfill one of Parker’s dreams.
It’s tall. Black with fl ame-colored swirls.
It’s a classic.
The downhill beast to be piloted by Parker
Siebe, 12, of Enterprise in the Summerfest
Downhill Derby on July 8 in Enterprise per-
fectly embodies the spirit of the event: it is the-
product of a multigenerational brain storm ses-
sion over the junk heap.
Parker has already done some welding
with his father, Shawn Mork, and with his
great-grandfather, who is folk art metal sculp-
tor Bob Freeman of Walla Walla, Wash.
This year, he worked with his maternal
grandftather, Dr. Scott Siebe.
The two sorted through the family scrap pile,
ran to Stangle Industries for a few extra lengths
of angle iron, then designed and modifi ed and
redesigned and together raised from the junk-
heap like a Phoenix the “Siebe Streaker.”
The vehicle is salvaged plywood over
welded angle iron and rolls on the remnants of
two old bicycles.
Some of its other features are parts of an
old clothesline centerpost and a cushy lawn-
mower inner tube for a donut seat. It sports two
different kinds of tires and two different axles
It’s so fast that Scott and Parker Siebe have
Ford Roadster is ‘peoples choice’
at Oregon Mountain Cruise show
Visitors to the Oregon
Mountain Cruise Car Show
selected a 1914 black Ford
Roadster entered by Al and
Alice Humphrey of Kamiah,
Idaho, as winner of the peo-
ple’s choice award. Fellow
Idahoans John and Stephanie
Scholl fi nished second with
their 1965 Ford Mustang.
Danny Vanderpool was
given the “Hard Luck” Award.
A door latch on the passenger
side of his 1949 Ford Coup
failed at Minam Canyon, and
the solenoid wiring on the
electric door latch caught fi re.
Everyone came away safe and
Here are the remaining
awards presented follow-
ing the car show June 9-10 in
Hot Rod: First, Cris and
Linda McMann, Warren, Ore.
Blue 1932 Ford three-win-
dow; second, Jack and Dawn
Bruck of Meridian, Idaho; and
third, L.D. and Reeney Charf of
Vashon, Wash.
Modifi ed Custom Car:
First, Rick Stanton, Junction
City, Ore. Turquoise 1954 Ford
Sunliner Glasstop; second, Jack
and Kathy Jones of Payette,
Idaho; and third John and Steph-
anie Scholl of Nampa, Idaho.
Modifi ed Custom Truck:
First, Ralph and Marcy Kap-
pner, Grants Pass, Ore. Bronze
1932 Ford Roadster; second,
Dallas and Sonia Head, Ontario,
Ore.; and third, Norman and
Penny Brown, Silverton, Ore.
Classic Restored Car: First,
Herb and Bonnie Sutton, Cen-
tral Point, Ore. Blue 1956 Ford
Parklane Wagon; second, Mike
Grimm, Battle Ground, Wash.;
and third Tom Fox, Roseburg,
Classic Restored Truck:
First, Bill and Teresa Henke,
Wallowa. Green 1956 Ford;
second, Jeff and Kathy Rice,
Fruitland, Idaho; and third, Jay
Byers, Lewiston, Idaho.
Unrestored Car or Truck:
First, Pete and Tammy Cook,
Lewiston, Idaho. Red 1962
Chevy Belair; second, Jim and
Michelle Pelzer, The Dalles,
Ore.; and third, Bill and Trudy
Henline, Desmoines, Wash.
Sports car: First, Dave
Hunsaker, Baker City, Ore. Red
1960 Triumph TR3 Roadster;
second, William Clemans, Lake
Stevens, Wash.; and third, Jon
and Ardis Sparks, Kennewick,
Moonshine Hauler: First,
affi xed three brakes on it: bike calipers front
and back and a lever-action two-by-four emer-
gency brake that plants a tire-tread block on the
pavement for friction.
The brakes remain a concern.
A recent trial run down Reavis Lane outside
Enterprise clocked the vehicle at 35 miles per
hour, according to Parker.
“Granddad was behind me on the four-
wheeler, and he could barely keep up and said
he smelled rubber,” Parker said.
There could be some exaggeration there,
but Parker’s mom, Amy Mork, isn’t taking any
“It makes me nervous,” said Mork, “It’s
plenty fast.”
The vehicle comes in at 180 pounds count-
ing Parker.
Parker said he has always been drawn to the
downhill race and watches it every year.
“I even got to be a fl agger one year,” he said.
He’s also naturally good at engineering and
design, not to mention welding.
Next year he’ll be in sixth grade, but he’s
looking forward to working with Zane Ander-
son of Stangle Industries in the industrial arts
manufacturing and engineering department at
Enterprise High in a few years.
“I love the sound of hot metal cooling in the
water,” Parker said.
Parker says the Stengle-mobile, with its
sneaker brake system, will be his keenest com-
petition this year. Stengle’s low-slung, stripped
down machine has posted blazing times in pre-
vious years.
The Enterprise Summerfest
is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 8 on Main
Street in Enterprise. In
addition to the soapbox
derby, the event features
live music, a street fair
featuring crafts, food
vendors, barrel train rides,
pickle ball games, black
powder demonstrations
and more. The downhill
derby begins 2 p.m. For
rules, entry fees, and more,
contact organizer Michael
Berry at Dandelion Wines
541-398-8582 or daisy@
dandelionwines.com. Cars
may be entered, sponsored
and inspected up until the
Tuesday before the race.
Cars and drivers must pass
a safety inspection.
James and Chris Rolstand,
Tacoma, Wash. Maroon 1939
Ford two-door sedan; second,
Ron and Linda Peil, Talent,
Ore.; and third, Dave and Lucy
Dansereau, Meridian, Idaho.
4x4 Vehicle: First, Gordon
and Vicky Compton, Banks,
Ore. Red 1966 Ford Bronco.
Kids Choice: Kevin and
Jeannie Hossfeld of Meridian,
Idaho. Black 1964 Plymouth
Ladies Choice: Loren and
Nancy Clevenger, Kennewick,
Wash. Red 1968 Chevy Camaro.
Ragman Memorial Award:
Steve Edmonds, Meecham, Ore.
Black 1914 Ford Roadster.
King of the Mountain:
Eddie and Barbara Akers, Gra-
ham, Wash. 1928 Graham-Paige
four-door tan and brown.
Seventh Grade
Brockamp, Haley 3.61; Foster, Ian J. 3.61; Gibbs,
Willie 3.86; Goller, Ryder 3.39; Jennings, Dylan
3.75; Mandal, Kolby 3.61; Stonebrink; Lannie 4.00;
and Weathersbee, Cheyenne V. 3.50.
Eighth Grade
Aragon, Ariella 3.25; Ferre, Mason D. 4.00; Fisher,
Jace 3.50; Hermens, Zeb 3.93; Mallory, Owen 3.50;
Moeller, Ella 4.00, Tillery, Shanna Rae 4.00; and
Tippet, Brody 3.43.
Ninth Grade
Hunt-Prince, Ricky 3.54; Johnston, Jamie 3.46;
Sang, Alani 3.54; Tillery, Quinten 3.93; Waldron,
Logan 3.64; and Young, Ashlyn 4.00.
Tenth Grade
Brockamp, Austin J. 3.79; Cabral, Lily M. 3.93; Dig-
gins, Michael 3.54; Ferre, Riley E. 4.00; Goller,
Rylee S. 4.00; Hermens, Zane 3.75; Hunt-Prince,
Wyatt 3.68; Mallory, Zane 3.63; Payne, Logan K.
3.50; Pendarvis, Grace 3.79; Ramsden, Augustus
3.54; and Wilson, Ashley 4.00.
Eleventh Grade
Araya, Daniel 3.63; Burns, Ethan A. 3.54; Delancey,
Daniel 4.00; Goebel, Chance 3.67; Miller, Teagan
4.00; Poulson, Brianna 3.60;
Ritthaler, Patrick E. 3.42; and Scott, Josie A. 3.25.
Twelfth Grade
Burns, Chandler 3.67; Cabral, Sierra 3.95;
Douglass, Stacy 3.78; Ferre, Jordan 4.00; John-
ston, Elizabeth 3.53; Lindros, Austin 3.37;
Markle-Shane, Aleksandria 3.63; Melville, Bryce
3.46; Mendez Morales, Alejandro 3.27; Phelps, Bre-
anna 3.60; and Starner-Durning, Ashley 4.00.
Frid ay, J un e 3 0
11 a m t o 4 p m
Wallowa County
Thanks to our sponsors :
Enterprise SDA
Christian School
We teach Christian values and respect for all religious beliefs.
Experienced teachers provide individualized
instruction in a safe learning environment.
Students advance an average of 1.7 grade
levels per year in attendance.
Live Music ● Family Fun ● BBQ
The Nature Conservancy, Energy
Trust of Oregon, Northwest Fence
Company, Grande Ronde Model
Watershed, Bank of Eastern Oregon,
Wallowa Valley Networks,
Community Bank, Central Copy &
Shipping, Fishtrap, Oregon State
Parks, Wild Carrot Herbals, Powder
Basin Watershed Council, Ruby Peak
Naturals, Les Schwab Tires, Sports
Corral, Building Healthy Families, US
Fish & Wildlife Service, Winding
Waters River Expedition s
We are able to assist home-schoolers with
standardized testing and individual classes.
The Enterprise SDA Christian School was more than the sturdy
cornerstone for my educational career, it built a great
foundation for my entire life. —Dan Piper, former student
SDA(school) prepared me for high school and the rest of
my life. I really cannot explain how much I loved the school
and everything about it. —Kana Oliver, former student
For full reading of testimonials please go to:
For more information please contact Dan Webster,
541-426-5942 or 541-263-0464
Is it time for your child’s
South Fork Grange #605 ANNUAL fundraiser
Supporting our Service Projects
• Bookmobile services & Senior Meal sites
• Thanksgiving and Christmas
• New Grange Hall for community events
community dinners
• 4-H and County Fair programs
Keep your child healthy and
active with an annual
wellness check, and learn
what you can do as a parent
to help your child establish
smart lifestyle habits now!
7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Schedule your child’s wellness check today!
Mountain View Medical Group
603 Medical Parkway
(next to Wallowa
Memorial Hospital)
Enterprise, Oregon 97828
Joseph Clinic
100 N. East St. | Joseph
Monday July 3 rd Tuesday July 4 th
Lawn adjacent to the Presbyterian Church
We treat you like family
601 Medical Parkway, Enterprise, OR 97828 • 541-426-3111 • www.wchcd.org
Wallowa Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Rada Knives will be available for purchase