Firefighters responded shortly after 7 a.m. today to an electrical fire at Herbert Lumber Company in the 600 block of Riddle By-Pass Road.
A mill official said an electrical panel blew off the wall, and the fire was small.Learn more »
A 54-year-old Roseburg woman who said she was attacked by a man Sunday while walking on Mill Street near Woodward Avenue was treated and released from Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg.
The woman said an unknown male grabbed her purse and tried to steal it before throwing her to the ground around 11:20 p.m., Roseburg police said.Learn more »
A man trying to run away from police sprinted into a large garbage can, knocking him down, Roseburg police said Monday.
Police responded to a report of a fight at the Wild Rose bar, 805 S.E. Stephens St., about 2:30 a.m. Monday.Learn more »
A 6-year-old boy called an emergency dispatcher to say he was home alone Monday afternoon, starting a series of events that culminated in the arrest of the boy’s grandmother, Roseburg police said today.
Mauree Frances Lemire, 47, of Roseburg was arrested around 4 p.m. in the 3000 block of Douglas Avenue on suspicion of child neglect.Learn more »
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will distribute Buddy Poppies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday outside several Roseburg stores, including Bi-Mart, Sherm’s Thunderbird Market and Fred Meyer. The Roseburg National Guard will distribute poppies at Walmart.
Donations received for the poppies support rehabilitation programs for veterans.Learn more »
Solarize Southern Oregon will host two free workshops in Roseburg and Myrtle Creek for Douglas County residents interested in using solar energy.
The first workshop will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Umpqua Business Center, 522 S.W. Washington Ave., Roseburg. The second workshop will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 5 at the Myrtle Creek Grange, 661 Riverside Drive, Myrtle Creek.Learn more »
Lowe’s Home Improvement in Roseburg will choose “heroes” to receive materials and volunteer labor for building projects to benefit the community.
Educational and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until June 3 and awards will be announced July 1.Learn more »
A high-speed crash early Saturday on Diamond Lake Boulevard led to the arrest of two drivers on suspicion of reckless driving and reckless endangering, Roseburg police said.
Jesse Michael Stout, 27, of Coos Bay and Joseph Michael Gazarek, 21, of Roseburg were seen by an officer leaving a parking lot in the 24000 block of Diamond Lake at about 2:15 a.m., police said.Learn more »
An annual rummage sale to benefit the Elkton Community Education Center will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the center’s library, 15850 Highway 38, in Elkton.
Donated items for sale will include furniture, clothes and household items. Proceeds will help continue the youth and garden projects at ECEC and contribute to ongoing reconstruction of the Fort Umpqua replica. From 2 to 3 p.m., each buyer can fill a bag with purchases for one dollar.Learn more »
The group Support Music In Little Elkton is seeking vendors and artists for its first music festival on June 29.
The music festival, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38, will support S.M.I.L.E.’s fund for a full-time music teacher for kindergarten through 12th grades at Elkton Charter School.Learn more »
Canyonville Christian Academy will hold graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. June 1 in the Robert Shaffer Gymnasium. The ceremony will include reading aloud letters seniors have written to their parents and/or the academy staff. The baccalaureate will be held at 11 this morning at Canyon Chapel. The speaker will be Headmaster Cathy Lovato.
Xingyan (Bella) Wang is the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Dezhan Wang and Xianfang Jiang of Shanghai, China. Her activities and honors include cheerleading, class officer, National Honor Society and yearbook editor. She plans to attend the University of Illinois, majoring in business.Learn more »
Douglas High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 1 p.m. June 1 in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College. The ceremony will include a piano and flute duet by Lisa Welker and Rebecca Clemons.
Jakob Daniels is the valedictorian. He is the son of Neil Daniels of Roseburg and Karen Daniels of Winston. His activities and honors include soccer, track and field, symphonic band, Leadership and Associated Student Body president. He plans to attend Oregon State University to study mechanical engineering.Learn more »
South Umpqua High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the school’s Loghry Field. Autumn Howard will be the speaker. The baccalaureate will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 at Family Fellowship Church, 330 Second Ave., Myrtle Creek.
Sara Sellers is the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Rick and Cathy Sellers of Myrtle Creek. Her activities and honors include National Honor Society, yearbook, Associated Student Body and soccer. She plans to attend Umpqua Community College and pursue a degree in nursing.Learn more »
Umpqua Valley Christian School will hold graduation ceremonies at 3 p.m. June 2 in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College.
Elise Ewens is the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Heidi Ewens of Winchester and the late Brad Ewens. Her activities and honors include UVCS Future First Citizen, Servant Leadership High Honors, Worship Arts Team, homecoming queen and Citizen of the Month. She plans to attend Oregon State University, majoring in biochemistry. She would like to become a physician assistant.Learn more »
Glendale High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. June 7 at the school’s football field. Tommy Pappas will be the speaker.
Elizabeth Whitaker is the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Karen and Brian McGuire of Azalea. Her activities and honors include volleyball, basketball, softball, 4-H and ASA softball. She plans to attend Illinois Valley Community College to play softball.Learn more »
Elkton High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. June 7 in the Carl Grimsrud Memorial Gymnasium. Amy Rose will be the speaker.
Jenny Korecki is the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Lynn Korecki of Umpqua. Her activities and honors include student body treasurer, FFA member, student of the month, outstanding college algebra student and U.S. History student of the year. She plans to earn a degree at Western Oregon University, majoring in criminal justice.Learn more »
Yoncalla High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 1 p.m. June 9 in the school’s gymnasium.
Taryn Lowes is the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Noelle Lowes of Yoncalla. Her activities and honors include principal’s honor roll every semester from 9th through 12th grade, Leadership, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America and drama. She plans to attend Oregon State University to pursue a degree in business and photography with an emphasis in marketing and entrepreneurship. Her post-college goals are to work for AmeriCorps for a few years, then travel the world and start her own photography business.Learn more »
Phoenix Charter School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. June 11 in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College. A reception will follow.
THE 2013 GRADUATES ARE: Amanda Allen, Noel Bancroft, Kayla Barton, Savannah Bray, William Buchanan, Gabrielle Cardenas, Shawn Craig, Laura Davenport, Kristen Davis-Reed, Cameron DuBoise, Maria Flores, Jasmine Gherghetta, Carlie Goodson, Brian Goodson, Leah Grubbs, Calvin Gumm, Amber Higgs, Nicole Hudson, Brandon Hunt, Allison Jolley, Christopher Kelley, Kara Knight, Earnest Lane, Hunter Langley, Sarah Lyons, Mackenzie McCracken, Justin Mehling, Adam Merker, Abigayhl Miller, Domenica Moore, Travis Pearson, Brad Pendergrass, Cheyenne Rico, Arden Robinson, Samantha Robinson, Elena Roman, Raelynn Rothrock, Alexandra Rudis, Raven Runnels, Keira Rust, Jessica Salazar, Christian Sanfilippo, Jeri Saxton, Nicholas Short, Jason Speer, Ben Sutton, Rebecca Tudor, Marquelle Vymislicky, Garrett Wene.Learn more »
Days Creek Charter School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 31 in the school gymnasium. A baccalaureate will be held at 7 p.m. May 30 at the Days Creek Church.
Ryan Eichmann is the valedictorian. He is the son of Don and Tammy Eichmann of Days Creek. His activities and honors include four years of football (team captain 2011-12), National Honor Society treasurer, 4-H, baseball and FFA. He plans to attend the University of Oregon to study pre-medicine and earn a four-year degree before going to a graduate medical school.Learn more »
Camas Valley Community Charter School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 31 in Spencer Gymnasium. The speaker will be Eli Wolfe.
Michael Williams is the valedictorian. He is the son of Dave Williams of Camas Valley and Joanne Williams of Roseburg. His activities and honors include football, basketball, track and Student Council treasurer. He plans to study forest engineering at Oregon State University.Learn more »
Riddle Education Center Charter School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 31 at Open Bible, 456 Smith St., Riddle.
Zachariah Rookstool is the valedictorian. He is the son of Greg Rookstool of Salem and Nedra Winkler of Myrtle Creek. His activities and honors include Peer Power, Community 101 Leadership Youth in Philanthropy and soccer. He plans to attend Umpqua Community College for one year and then transfer to North Dakota University to get a degree in aviation.Learn more »
North Douglas High School will hold graduation ceremonies at noon June 8 in the school’s auditorium.
Amy Colagiovanni is a co-valedictorian. She is the daughter of Nancy Colagiovanni of Drain and Jerry Morrison of San Jose, Calif. Her activities and honors include track & field, cross country, student council, National Honor Society and volunteering at North Douglas Middle School. She plans to attend Oregon State University to major in exercise and sports medicine with an emphasis in pre-medicine. She hopes to attend medical school afterwards.Learn more »
Glide High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 1 p.m. June 9 in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College.
Ashlee Fox is a co-valedictorian. She is the daughter of William Fox of Long Branch, Wash., and Julie Rowan of Roseburg. Her activities and honors include drama, National Honor Society treasurer, senior class co-president, Outdoor Club representative and track concessions. She plans to attend Pacific University and study actuarial science.Learn more »
Riddle High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. June 1 in the high school gymnasium. The ceremony will be preceded by a slide show at 6 p.m.
JR Maglinao is the valedictorian. He is the son of Cecilia Maglinao and Theresse Hearold of Myrtle Creek. His activities and honors include football, basketball, baseball and band. He plans to attend Willamette University and then Oregon State University’s veterinary school.Learn more »
Oakland High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 1 p.m. June 8 in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College. Oakland High teacher and coach Greg Good will be the speaker.
Caitlyn Baird is a co-valedictorian. She is the daughter of James and Nancy Baird of Umpqua. Her activities and honors include chapter president of FFA, soccer, National Honor Society, 4-H and outstanding student of the year in agriculture and animal science. She plans to attend Gonzaga University to study elementary education.Learn more »
Milo Adventist Academy will hold graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. June 2 in the school gymnasium or outside, weather permitting. The speaker will be Lee Venden.
The ceremony will be preceded by a family tribute at 4:30 p.m. June 1 in the Milo Academy Church. A baccalaureate will be held at 11 a.m. June 1, also at the church. The speaker will be Carol Bovee.Learn more »
Reedsport Charter Community School will hold graduation ceremonies at 2 p.m. June 9 in the school gymnasium.
Lara Zetzsche is the valedictorian. She is the daughter of Jost and Kristen Zetzsche of Reedsport. Her activities and honors include president of National Honor Society, senior class president, Mr. RHS Pageant coordinator, athletics (basketball, volleyball and softball) and more than 360 hours of community service, including a mission to India to work in an orphanage. She plans to attend Willamette University to study pre-medicine.Learn more »
Sutherlin High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 2 p.m. June 2 in the school’s gym.
Samuel Bombara is a co-valedictorian. He is the son of Tony Bombara and Laura Scafturon of Sutherlin. His honors and activities include drama for all four years (was also a student director), Student Leadership and first team academic all-star at the school. He plans to attend a junior college for two years and then transfer to the University of California, Los Angeles to study film directing.Learn more »
Roseburg High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. June 9 at the school’s Finlay Field. Jennifer Parkhurst will be the speaker.
Zachary Aalberg is a co-valedictorian. He is the son of Jeffrey and Dotti Aalberg of Roseburg. His activities and honors include National Honor Society, two years of varsity lacrosse (team captain in senior year), three years of football, Award of Excellence for three years and Students of Merit: OASSA Honor Team for World Language, Academic Feather Award and Class of ’53 scholarship. He plans to attend Oregon State University Honors College and has been accepted to the pre-pharmacy program.Learn more »
The News-Review will be publishing a list of vacation Bible school sessions a couple of times this summer.
To be included, send us the name of the church, address of the Bible school, times and dates of sessions, the school’s theme and a phone number for readers to call if they have questions. We’ll also need to know what age groups the schools will accept. Please indicate whether there are any fees.Learn more »