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Articles from the September 29, 2022 edition

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  • Camp Creek wreck was fatal

    Sep 29, 2022

    CAMP CREEK: The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a serious motor vehicle crash on Camp Creek Road on September 24th at approximately 1:27 p.m. The accident occurred near milepost 2, in the general area of the Easy Lane intersection. Deputies responded and found that a black Toyota Tacoma driven by 26-year-old Austin McKee of Springfield had been driving westbound when the vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lane for an unknown reason. The Toyota struck an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup head-on. McKee was t...

  • Pilot killed in mountain crash

    Sep 29, 2022

    The Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported last Thursday that they’d received information an airplane went down near Mount Jefferson. At 4:14 p.m., on September 22nd, hikers in the area reported hearing what sounded like an airplane engine followed by a loud crash. The two hikers were on the Pacific Crest Trail when they heard the crash and said they could smell fuel but did not see an airplane. The report was followed by the United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) contacting LCS Dispatch stating they had an airplane ra...

  • Opponents plan lake removal rally

    Sep 29, 2022

    LEABURG: People who don't think removing Leaburg Dam and the lake it created are planning to make a public showing. Organizers of a "Save the Lake" petition say they've gathered around 800 signatures and are inviting the public to show up on Sunday, October 16th. Those that do are being asked to launch boats, kayaks, and paddleboards for a float on the lake at 3 p.m. People who don't take to the water can join a march across the dam. In 2018 the Eugene Water & Electric Board drained the Leaburg...

  • Friday film focuses on fires

    Sep 29, 2022

    RAINBOW: For people attending the Elemental documentary event on September 30th, a cautionary warning might be needed for some. The movie includes images of homes being destroyed by flames and the radio chatter of first responders, which could be unnerving, especially to those who have lived through an evacuation. “It is real footage and it is real people’s stories,” explains Michael Sherman who is also a filmmaker. Sherman, a McKenzie High School graduate who grew up in the area, has been...

  • Mushrooms are ready

    Sep 29, 2022

    People heading out to do some wild edible foraging are being cautioned to keep safety at the forefront of their plans while mushroom hunting. With an eye toward reducing missing person reports, the Lane County Sheriff's Office is reminding people to develop a plan to avoid getting lost as well as returning home safely. In the past, we've seen several mushroom pickers go missing around this time of year, including Shane Eldor Sprenger, who is still missing. The 47-year-old man was was last known...

  • Ridin' the Rapids

    Ken Engelman|Sep 29, 2022

    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 thought as I drove back east to my office. That downriver intersection and several others I drove by were upgraded as a result of the efforts of Jack Crawford and several other people who were part of the McKenzie Highway Association in the mid 80’s. People who’ve been around a while can recall when tho...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Sep 29, 2022

    The Walterville Grange wants to thank everyone in our community and surrounding area for supporting our Grange events. Even though we were unable to have the Community Fair we heard from many of you about how much you missed the parade, the Waddle, the delicious chicken dinner, and other fair events, we hope you will attend our future gatherings. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our next event, the Spaghetti Feed, on Friday, November 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Red, white, and blue will be the theme for the evening honoring all...

  • JP Doodles

    Barry McWilliams|Sep 29, 2022

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Sep 29, 2022

    Sept. 19: 1:32 p.m: Criminal Mischief - Camp Creek Rd. & Easy Ln. A caller reported that a person known to the caller damaged the caller’s vehicle. 2:01 p.m: Disturbance, Dispute - 55300 block, McK. River Dr. A caller reported being shoved by her ex-boyfriend. No injuries were reported. Sept. 20: 2:16 p.m: Assist, Follow Up - 51600 blk, Blue River Dr. 5:07 p.m: Welfare Check - 92100 blk. Marcola Rd. 5:21 p.m: Citizen Contact - 45600 blk. N. Gate Creek Rd. Sept. 21: 12:12 p.m: Alarm - 48100 blk. Conley Rd. 3:07 p.m: Vehicle Stop - McK. Hwy. & R...

  • McK Fire Reports

    Sep 29, 2022

    Sept. 19: 9:15: 46000 block, McK. Hwy. Medical, Trauma. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Sept. 20: 14:51: 45000 blk, McK. Hwy. Motor Vehicle Accident, Non-Injury/Non-Blocking. 19:48: McK. Hwy. Milepost 36. Medical, General. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. 22:05: 35000 blk, Camp Creek Rd. MVA. Disregarded /Non-Injury. 23:17: 90000 blk, Angels Flight Rd. Medical, Heart. Patient Assessed, No Transport. Sept. 21: 17:15: McK. Hwy. Mp. 28. Patient Assessed, 1 Transported. Sept. 22: 6:53: Upper Camp Creek Rd. MVA. Investigate, Unable To Locate....

  • Upper McK Fire Report

    Sep 29, 2022

    Sept. 20: 19:44: Medical – McK. Hwy./Milepost 36. Female, Conscious, Breathing. Sept. 23: 21:52: Medical – 91000 block, Horse Creek Rd. Male, Not Conscious, Breathing. Sept. 24: 07:29: Medical – 56000 blk, Hall Dr. Male, Conscious, Breathing. Sept. 25: 12:52: Medical - 54000 blk, McK. River Dr. Female, Conscious, Breathing. The Upper McK. Fire District board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m on Wednesday, October 19th, at the McK. fire station, 56578 McK. Hwy. in McKenzie Bridge....

  • McKenzie Sports Report

    Cliff Richardson|Sep 29, 2022

    McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Volleyball team travels to Alsea on Tuesday, September 27, to participate in a three-way match with Alsea and Siletz Valley. The first match is scheduled for a 5:00 pm start versus Alsea and the second match will start at 7:30 pm against Siletz Valley. The Eagle Volleyball team will host Crow on Thursday, September 29, and the match is scheduled for a 6:00 pm start. The McKenzie Volleyball team is scheduled for a doubleheader at Mapleton on Monday, October 3. The first match will...

  • NewsArk - Sept. 29

    Sep 29, 2022

    State denies Hwy. 126 speed zone request VIDA: A request to drop the speed limit on Hwy. 126 between Indian Creek And Mountain View Lane wasn't supported by a recent traffic study by the Oregon Dept. of Transportation. The report to Lane County from Edward Fischer, ODOT's State Traffic Engineer in Salem, found a high percentage of the vehicles traveling through the area were traveling faster than the posted 55 mph speed limit. The county had requested the speed be dropped to 45 mph, in...

  • Draw the line against deer

    Kym Pokorny, OSU Extension|Sep 29, 2022

    A garden is like a box of bonbons to deer, and homeowners fill it with the candy they love most. "Deer are looking for the highest quality food and our yards often offer the best smorgasbord," said Dana Sanchez, a wildlife specialist for Oregon State University Extension Service. "When taking loving care of our plants – watering well and fertilizing – we're producing a really superior plant compared to what's in the natural environment. They are more tender and have more nutrition and water con...

  • Direct Answers

    Sep 29, 2022

    A few years ago, I suffered several traumas within the space of a year. My father died, and my mother, out of grief, attempted suicide. The town I live in was hit by severe economic problems, problems so severe most of my friends moved away. I went through a period of extreme neediness without many people around me. The people who were around me, by the way, were also reeling from the loss of many friends. I made an effort to meet new people, but, unfortunately, most of the people who stayed...

  • Crossword

    Sep 29, 2022

    ACROSS 1. Relating to Vatican's Francis 6. Denouement 9. HVAC tunnel 13. Lesser Antilles destination 14. Big Island necklace 15. Truth without proof 16. Luciano Pavarotti, e.g. 17. Distressing acronym 18. Acrylic fiber 19. *Outing in a wagon 21. *Overnighting outdoors 23. "____ Te Ching" 24. RC or Jolt 25. Tax pro 28. Lowest brass instrument 30. *Alfresco meal 35. Kaa's warning 37. This and that 39. Extended family member 40. "The Sun is ____ a Star" 41. Namely (2 words) 43. "The Parent Trap"...

  • OUTDOOR FUN - Solution

    Sep 29, 2022

  • Sudoku - Sept. 29

    Sep 29, 2022

  • Sudoku - Sept. 29, Solution

    Sep 29, 2022