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Park planning underway

BLUE RIVER: Interest in plans to rebuild the Blue River Park appears to be strong, judging by the 80 responses received to an online survey. Answers to some of those comments were the focus of a Zoom...

 

Business options aired

FINN ROCK: Last Monday night, Lane County staffers fielded questions about economic development and zoning regulations. In the more than hour-long session in the McKenzie Schools gym questions ranged...

 

Community events gaining popularity

Over 100 neighbors showed up for the Community Chili Feed last Friday at the Walterville Community Center. Besides serving dinner to all those numbers, the Grange sponsored event also generated 50...

 

Indoor masks gone by March 31st?

PORTLAND: Oregon will remove general mask requirements for indoor public places no later than March 31, state health officials announced last week. By late March, health scientists expect that about 400 or fewer Oregonians would be hospitalized with...

 

Oregon Legislature aims to reduce collisions with wildlife

House Bill 4130 would allocate $5 million for wildlife crossings in problem spots across the state. In Oregon, there are about 7,000 collisions with deer each year, costing Oregonians $44 million in t...

 

Dinner gets a "V" for victory!

Vida McKenzie Community Center is almost $2,000 closer to opening its doors this Fall after hosting a Valentine’s Dinner at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 12th. The room was abuzz with animated conversation and everyone...

 

Rival Roseburg newspapers settled their differences with a big gunfight, right downtown

The “Oregon Style” of newspaper journalism was already a thing in 1871, when upstart newspaper publisher William “Bud” Thompson got in his famous gunfight in downtown Roseburg. But until that...

 

Save money by starting vegetable seeds at home

The calendar doesn’t say spring, but gardeners are ready to go. Turning vegetable seeds into plants helps satisfy the urge to put hands in the soil. It’s best to seed cool-season crops such as...

 

Sheriff's Reports - Feb. 17

Feb. 4: 9:47 a.m: Burglary - 37000 block, Parsons Creek Rd. Deputies responded to the report of a burglary that occurred. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from a residence. Feb. 5: 12:32 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 92100 blk, Marcola Rd. A...

 

OSP Reports - Feb. 17

Feb. 9: 16:04: Crash, Hit & Run – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 13. Troopers were dispatched to a citizen reported hit and run. The victim advised Northern Command Center he would remain at the Dollar General store in Walterville for police contact. Upon...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - Feb. 17

Feb. 7: 10:30: 88000 block, Twin Firs Rd. Public Assist. Lift Assist Only. NA: 41000 blk, Holden Creek Ln. Burning. Investigated, Burning Allowed. 22:02: 40000 blk, York Ln. Medical, Heart. Patient Refusal. Feb. 8: 18:36: 40000 blk, McK. Hwy. Medical...

 

Upper McK. Fire Report - Feb. 17

Feb. 8: 11:42: Medical – 54000 block, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Feb. 10: 10:08: Motor Vehicle Accident - Milepost 10, Clear Lake Cutoff. Single vehicle pulling a U-Haul trailer. Feb. 13: 23:24: Medical – 54000 blk, W. King Rd....

 

Direct Answers

My name is Jessica. I am 25 and my boss is 47. I was wondering if it is inappropriate for me to have a personal, friendship-level relationship with him. My boss says he is there if I need him, and he...

 

Too much couch time?

I'm guilty of spending most of my day on the couch and use this solution to remind me to get up and stretch at least once an hour....

 

CROSSWORD - Feb. 17

ACROSS 1. Short for specification 5. Knave 8. *Like President Eisenhower's head 12. *One fourth of a Presidential term 13. Take-out handout 14. The Beast's problem in "Beauty and the Beast" 15....

 

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