McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

Articles written by Ken Engelman

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Ridin' the Rapids - December 29

As another year winds down it’s always a good time to count our blessings, reflect on the year, and thank in particular the great people and businesses whose partnerships have shored up and sustained McKenzie River Reflections. In recent years...


Ridin' the Rapids

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Welcome sign in Walterville last week. While I was walking back to my car I happened to look across the highway at the intersection of Hwy. 126 and Millican Road. The view started another train of...


Ridin' the Rapids - Sept. 15

“So, how’s it going?” is a question that’s been put to me a few times lately. Luckily I’ve been able to answer “Surprisingly well.” The Q & A’s, of course, had to deal with the decision to switch from primarily a hard copy printed...

 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Ridin' the Rapids

For some people, repetition works best - so here it is again: McKenzie River Reflections won't be mailed to subscribers beyond the August 18th edition. After 44 years, the costs of printing and...

 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Ridin' the Rapids - June 30

From 2004 until the start of the pandemic in 2020, the United States lost a quarter (around 2,100) of its newspapers, according to a report from the University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of...

 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Ridin' the Rapids

Which clinic? Many people still say they go to the "McKenzie River Clinic" even though the name was retired when the nonprofit, formed in 1974, changed its title to McKenzie Valley Wellness. The MRC...


Ridin' the Rapids - Dec. 16

You’ve probably seen some pretty far-fetched online deals. Some say, “New Honda generators for $99,” or mobile phones, video game consoles, laptops, and jewelry “that was over-ordered and has to be sold because of a lack of storage space....


Ridin' the Rapids

Growing up, my older brother, Frank, reminded me of Dick Tracy. No, he didn’t have a wristwatch phone but he was the only teenager I knew of in the Sixties who could play records in his ‘57 Chevy as he drove down the road. There were other...

 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Ridin' the Rapids

“Looking good!” People have been telling me while delivering Reflections to stores and restaurants for the last two weeks. That’s because they liked seeing color photos rather than the print edition’s normal black & white front-page images....


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