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No word on local missing man

47-year-old Blue River man who has been missing for almost five months still remains a mystery. His sister, Stacy Sprenger, says the family hopes that as the weather improves and snow melts people...

 

Another missing person's vehicle located in the Vida area

34-year-old Eric Ray Brazil was reported missing to the Springfield Police Department by a friend earlier this month after last being seen on March 14th. Yesterday Lane County Sheriff's deputies...

 

Highway logs weren't just surplus

McKenzie Locals Helping Locals vice president Cliff Richardson recalls that Joel Zeni, Project Manager for Suulutaaq, approached him last year with a novel idea. That proposal focused on what to do...

 
 By Randy Dersham    News    March 31, 2022

Wooden Boat Festival returns

VIDA: For the last two years the McKenzie’s Woden Boat Festival has been canceled because of COVID restrictions. But this year it returns on April 23, 2022, at Eagle Rock Lodge which is located at...

 

Grants will aid people "fire-harden" homes

EUGENE: Lane County is partnering with the Oregon Building Codes Division to launch a grant program to help owners of homes and businesses rebuild after the 2020 Oregon wildfires. Homeowners, including those with a manufactured home, or a business...

 

Red tape holds up new bridge

MCKENZIE BRI DGE: Efforts to construct a new access point for the McKenzie River Trail are moving forward - on the ground, at least. Three weeks ago members of the Dirt Dogs gravel cycling group...

 

Shot off wife's leg helps local golfer go below par

RAINBOW: After a particularly bad round of golf, Robert Becker said he decided not to go to the nineteenth hole [the clubhouse bar] and started to go straight home. As he was walking to the golf car...

 

"Missing woman" mystery solved

CLEAR LAKE: A group of tourists spent almost four hours last Saturday night hunting for a missing woman near Clear Lake, only to find her among the search party. The group was traveling through the area on a tour bus and had made two prior stops at...

 

Some safety experts say school bus passengers should be belted

SPRINGFIELD: When it comes to hitching a ride to school, we're told by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that riding a school bus is the safest way to go about it. In fact, the NHTSA...

 

Letter to the Editor

I have tried to get the members list to McKenzie Valley Wellness, it is information that all members should have access to. I have been provided the meeting minutes, but for some reason, the member list is not being released. To be a member you must...

 

Sheriff's Report - March 31

March 22: 8:47 a.m: Suspicious Subject - Marcola Rd. & Parsons Creek Rd. Deputies contacted a male walking along Marcola Rd., possibly disoriented. No crime was articulated and a welfare check was conducted. 7:58 p.m: Attempt to Locate Drunk Driver...

 

McKenzie Fire Report - March 31

March 21: 11:39: 42000 block, Holden Cr. Ln. Medical, General. Patient Refusal. 22:50: 42000 blk, McKenzie Hwy. Medical, General. Patient assessed, refusal. March 22: 2:05: 39000 blk, Deerhorn Rd. Medical, General. Patient Refusal.transported. 9:04:...

 

Upper McK. Fire Report - March 31

March 22: 15:34: Medical – 57000 block, McK. Hwy. Female, Conscious, Breathing. March 27: 03:58: Medical – 54000 blk, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. The Upper McK. Fire District board of directors will hold its monthly meeting on...

 

McKenzie Sports Report - March 31

McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Track and Field teams will travel to Mapleton this Wednesday, March 30, to participate at the 1A-SD2 League Meet. Teams participating include Crow, Glendale, Mapleton, Riddle, Triangle Lake,...

 

Harry Lane resisted nation's rush into WWI

Many historians, when asked to cite the single biggest and most far-reaching government misstep in American history, will immediately start talking about the First World War. By getting involved with...

 
 By Kym Pokarny    Garden    March 31, 2022

Pump up your plant knowledge by learning family relationships

Learning to recognize 400,000 species of plants is more than daunting; it's impossible. But making a start by learning how to identify family characteristics can help you manage a healthier garden....

 

Direct Answers

My history with relationships stinks. I chose the wrong men because I needed to feel needed. I thought if I could fix them, they would feel so grateful they would give me undying love. I’m not...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Before Tom Moran buys his 58" Samsung Smart TV, he asks a representative if the unit is compatible with the MLB app. Samsung says it is -- but it isn't. Does he deserve a refund? I went on Samsung's w...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Katherine Spokes has been waiting almost two years for a refund on her Britrail England Flexi Passes. Why won't her travel agency process her refund? In February 2020, I bought two Britrail England...

 

Making Zoom Even Easier

Now that "Zooming" is a verb, knowing how to make video calls via Zoom is becoming an important life skill. The truth is Zoom is extremely easy to use, which is why it became so popular during COVID....

 

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