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Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition

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Masks coming off for some

FINN ROCK: Local students, staff and parents are all being asked for their opinions on proposed changes to Oregon’s indoor face-covering plan expected to be announced on March 31st. At last Wednesday’s McKenzie School Board meeting...

 

Stolen mail recovered

MARCOLA: Last Sunday a Lane County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling Marcola Road spotted a truck that matched the description of one that had recently been stolen from the Junction City area. The deputy...

 

What's with all the littering?

For the last two months, almost every week in the McKenzie area Lane County Sheriff's Reports there's a listing for littering. Whether it's happening more frequently or is just being noticed more...

 

Where do forest fires come from?

Research led by Oregon State University shows that fires are more likely to burn their way into national forests than out of them. The findings contradict the common narrative of a destructive...

 

What is "Swampytonk?"

Swampytonk is a blend of backyard blues, Americana, and jazz. Sound interesting? This is what is in store for those who attend the free-will donation concert on March 5th at 7 p.m. concert at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church. The Henry Cooper...

 

Sheriff's reports - Feb. 24

Feb. 14: 10:50 a.m: Criminal Mischief - 39600 block, McK. Hwy. A caller reported that her son’s roommate’s girlfriend broke out a window and damaged a door at the caller’s son’s house. 10:56 a.m: Reckless Driving - McK. Hwy. & Milepost 27....

 

OSP Reports - Feb. 24

Feb. 16: 00:54: Recovered Vehicle – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 9. Dispatched regarding a located reported stolen vehicle. The vehicle was located unoccupied and was later recovered. The victim/owner was not answering their phone and the vehicle was...

 

McKenzie Fire report - Feb. 24

Feb. 14: 1:13: 43111 McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Refusal. 1:45: 45457 McK. Hwy. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 14:52: 44929 Leaburg Dam Rd. Fire Alarm. False Alarm. Feb. 15: 18:56: 49589 McK. Hwy. Brush Fire. Investigate,...

 

Upper McK. Fire Report - Feb. 24

Feb. 15: 23:24: Medical – 54000 block, W. King Rd. Female, Conscious, Breathing. 18:56: Brush Fire – 49000 blk, McK. Hwy. Sparks, large plumes of smoke and flames possibly going up a tree. Feb. 16: 07:43: Medical - 54000 blk, W. King Rd. Female,...

 

Disease-resistant roses make gardening life easier

Struggling with rose diseases often converts affection to frustration for the millions of gardeners who grow the beloved shrubs. Instead of cursing the big three – black spot, powdery mildew and...

 

Did Oregon miss a chance to stop a serial killer?

As urban legends, go, it's one of the oldest and scariest: A teenage couple drives to a secluded spot late at night and parks, planning to do some of the usual canoodling. But before they do, a news...

 

One For Sherlock Holmes

I was friends with Sally for nearly 10 years. She was my best friend, and I assure you it was a purely platonic relationship. When I married, Sally and my wife became best friends. Sometimes they did...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER - Feb. 24

When Robert Sharp accidentally makes two nonrefundable car rental reservations on Hotwire, he assumes the company will cancel one for him. But it doesn't. Can he drive two cars at once? I booked a...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED - Feb. 24

Marriott cancels Cindy Tomlinson's reservation at TownePlace Suites New York/Chelsea but won't rebook her at another hotel. Was it something she said? I recently made a reservation to stay at the...

 

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