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Claude Henry Sizemore Age 72, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S FAMILY MORTUARY. 541-679-6983.Alan Weston Age 57, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Arrangements are pending. PEARSON’S FUNERAL HOME. 541-672-4435.Judy Lee Cain Age 63, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S
Published: June 2, 2015
Andi Keeler, 76, was at Stewart Park Monday to dance, and she had no intention of letting a bit of rain stop her from enjoying the summer’s first Zumba in the Park class.“I don’t mind, rain or shine I’ll be there,” Keeler said. The Roseburg resident is an experienced Zumba exerciser and said she enjoys participating.“I love the dance. I
Published: June 2, 2015
Passed away May 26, 2015, at home in River Valley, Tualatin, Oregon, with her three children by her side. Vera’s life was filled with love for her husband Bill of 48 years, her children and her grandchildren. She was a multitalented lady, loved to travel, garden, paint all things in nature and worked with textiles and wood. She was a
Published: June 2, 2015
Passed away on May 27, 2015, at her home in Roseburg, with her husband and granddaughter Amanda North at her side. During the final month of her life she spent many hours surrounded by the loving family members whose lives she blessed. Pam was born on March 12, 1931, in St. Peters Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Great Britain, to Arthur
Published: June 2, 2015
Age 72, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon. He was born July 4, 1942, in Stahl, Missouri, to Claude Newton Sizemore and Jessie Daniel Sizemore Owens, who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister Sarah Mchargue; and his grandchildren Courtland Julien and Kenny Kahaloa. He is survived by daughters
Published: June 2, 2015
Age 59, passed away unexpectedly on May 7, 2015, of a sudden illness, in Eugene, OR. She was born in Evansville, Indiana, on October 4, 1955, and was preceded in death by her father and mother, Darvin and Linda Cuzzortski.Kimberly is survived by her husband John of Roseburg; daughters Christel Rascon of Woodburn, IN, and Raymie Davis of Huntington Beach,
Published: June 2, 2015
Myrtle Creek police were dispatched Saturday to an area where a suspicious man had been seen lifting grates and jumping down into them near the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue, Myrtle Creek.Officers located Kyle Tyree McClure, 25, of Myrtle Creek, who was standing on a raised planter pretending to be a tree. McClure had been drinking and was
Published: June 2, 2015
Two Roseburg High School students walked away with top honors Saturday at the Distinguished Young Women of Greater Douglas County competition. Abigail Prawitz was named Miss Distinguished Young Woman of Douglas County, while Stella Moon was named Miss Distinguished Young Woman of the Umpqua Valley. The scholarship pageant was held at the Rose Theater at Roseburg High School. Seven Douglas
Published: June 2, 2015
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.MondayDouglas County sheriff1:35 a.m. — Caller concerned that there might be someone inside a store in the 7300 block of Lookingglass Road, Roseburg. There is a pit bull tied up outside and
Published: June 2, 2015
Taylor Whitmore of Myrtle Creek earned a bachelor’s degree in art and design from George Fox University in early May.The Newberg school hosted an undergraduate commencement for 430 graduates on May 2 and hosted separate departmental ceremonies for the 300 students graduating from its graduate and seminary programs.
Published: June 2, 2015
The following students at Hucrest Elementary earned character awards for the month of May for demonstrating grit.Kindergarten: Maya Dwight, Jaxten Milbrat, Dylan Jackson, Kylie Williams, Kael VanPelt, Bayleigh Robinson, Joshua Stitt, Lucas Bernier, Emmalyn AcreeFirst grade: Addy Holst, Jaron Leeworthy, David Schmid, Kaydence Prudhomme, Tori FuentesSecond grade: Hayden Wilborn, Alex Padilla, Jillian Rader, Landon Fanugao, Malena Beery, Kyla McCrohanThird grade:
Published: June 2, 2015
The Umpqua Valley Arts Association will celebrate the work of “Honey in the Horn” by H.L. Davis on June 10 by hosting a live reading and commentary on Davis’ life.“Honey in the Horn” tells the coming-of-age story of an orphan named Clay Calvert at the turn of the 20th century. The novel also entwines the histories of pioneers who ventured
Published: June 2, 2015
A luau will be held Sunday to raise funds for Winston teacher Jennifer Dwight, 31, who received a double lung transplant Feb. 4. Sunday’s Post Double Lung Transplant Luau aims to help raise funds to defray medical costs. The event will be hosted by the Polamalu family and will begin at 1 p.m. at Pyrenee’s Winery in Myrtle Creek. The
Published: June 2, 2015
Shane Ronk won the Pacific Racing Association’s hornets main event race at Douglas County Speedway Saturday.Ronk was followed by Neil Pecor and Gordon Forbes.Other winners for the race were Kevin Welch (mini stocks), Herman Pulyer (stocks), Nicholas Hansen (street stocks) and Dave Chamberlin (Pro 4 wedge).There will be no races this Saturday, but for Father’s Day weekend the PRA will
Published: June 2, 2015
Police responded to a man who was threatening to detonate an explosive device in the 200 block of Emils Way in the Valley View Mobile Home Park in Green on Tuesday around 1 p.m.The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to a call about a person in a trailer who was acting suicidal and who had a bomb that was
Published: June 2, 2015
The Douglas County AARP Driver Safety Program is offering classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 and 23.The course is designed for drivers 50 and older but is open to younger drivers. Participants do not need to be members of AARP.Course fees are $20 per person. AARP members will receive a $5 discount.There will be a lunch break
Published: June 2, 2015
Construction on the Roseburg High School Stewart W. Robertson Memorial Gymnasium will begin June 8. Work will replace and upgrade the gym roof, HVAC system and floor to current building standards.The Adroit Construction Company will begin mobilizing and staging for the project by taking down awards banners and removing bleachers and other equipment during the last week of classes.The project
Published: June 2, 2015
Marijuana dispensaries may be allowed within the city limits of Oakland if a proposed ordinance is passed by councilors.The proposed ordinance would allow the establishment of both medical and retail marijuana dispensaries as early as July, if passed.Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council passed the first reading of the language unanimously, with almost no one in the audience.The city must
Published: June 3, 2015
Doesn’t favor pay at the gateBeing 88, I have seen it all. The garbage dumps were started because everybody was dumping the garbage down the canyons.This should be obvious from all the trash alongside our roads. It should be free service and taxes raised to support it.Eugene FreadmanUmpqua
Published: June 3, 2015
Officers responded to a woman who appeared intoxicated and was yelling at people on Tuesday in the 300 block of N.W. Heard Street, Myrtle Creek.Elisabeth Paige Coon, 47, of Myrtle Creek, continued to cause a disturbance even after police began collecting statements at approximately 4:30 p.m. Officers went back to Coon’s residence and informed her that she was under arrest.
Published: June 3, 2015
Arthur LeRoy Bechtel Age 85, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. Arrangements are pending. FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES. 541-315-2264. Charles Erwin Seiz Age 79, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455.Wilfred Kisinger Age 92, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015. Arrangements are pending
Published: June 3, 2015
Was born on January 31, 1948, to Tanner and Evelyn Martin in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Ken was the first of three sons. On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Ken lost his brief battle with lung cancer, a strand caused by exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Ken was 67 years of age. Ken attended Days Creek High School for
Published: June 3, 2015
John Eugene Noel, age 69, lifelong resident of Smith River and Reedsport, died on Friday, April 24, 2015, at home in Reedsport due to suspected complications from gastric bypass surgery in 2003. John was born on May 8, 1945, in North Bend, Oregon, to Lawrence G. and Lois H. (Jones) Noel. John graduated in 1963, from Reedsport Union High School
Published: June 3, 2015
Michael Siemens spent his first day in a patrol car without supervision or a shadow last week.At 31, Siemens recently graduated from the Basic Police Class, hosted by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. The 16-week course took place on 235 acres in Salem.“I wasn’t the oldest,” he said, “but the majority of the graduates were in
Published: June 3, 2015
A week after Umpqua Community College President Joe Olson announced his retirement from UCC, the Board of Trustees has called a public meeting to discuss modifying Olson’s contract.The college gave 24-hour notice of the special meeting, which will take place today at 2:45 p.m.The announcement came immediately after the board met a fourth time in a private executive session Tuesday
Published: June 3, 2015
This year’s Elkton Butterfly Run is set to take off on June 20 this year, the Elkton Community Education Center announced.The colorful, family-friendly 5K fun-run-and-walk will start at 10:30 a.m. at ECEC, 15850 Highway 38 W., Elkton, and continue along the Umpqua River. Awards will be handed out to the first place male and female finishers in two age groups:
Published: June 3, 2015
The Belly Dancer USA competition is returning for its 32nd year.The two-day competition, which pits about a hundred dancers on stage to vie for the people’s choice awards, will return to Seven Feathers Casino Resort, at 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville on June 13 and 14. Dancers will be placed in brackets based on their years of experience and age.Festivities
Published: June 3, 2015
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.SundayDouglas County sheriff7:50 a.m. — Red 1997 Ford Ranger reported stolen. Caller said the keys were in the car and the tank was full in the 100 block of Surprise Valley Lane,
Published: June 3, 2015
MEDFORD — Sure, the Wildcats had some question marks at the start of the season.But they’ve been answered, and Glide is in position to win back-to-back OSAA Class 3A baseball titles.The No. 4-seeded Wildcats led from the first inning on and got a complete-game pitching performance from Jacob Fricke as it defeated No. 1 Cascade Christian, 4-1, Tuesday in a
Published: June 3, 2015
The Roseburg Senior Center will host a fundraiser parking lot sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at its new location, 1614 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. Also sponsored by Neighborhood Watch, South East Roseburg Voices In Community Enhancement, and Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., the sale will include a variety of items, including microwaves, small kitchen appliances, couches and other
Published: June 3, 2015
Peter BudelPeter Budel, son of Ray and Angie Budel of Myrtle Creek, has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps under the Delayed Entry Program. After graduating from South Umpqua High School in June, Budel will report for active duty to undergo basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
Published: June 3, 2015
FFA and 4-H students have fed and cared for their lambs for months. On Saturday, freshly shorn and washed, those lambs will be shown to the judges, and all those young shepherds’ hard work will finally pay off.For the 76th year in a row, Douglas County students will display their woolly charges at the Douglas County Lamb Show. The fun
Published: June 3, 2015
This Prometheus rocks.The Umpqua Singers will close their 2014-15 season on Friday night with a performance at Centerstage Theater at Umpqua Community College of “Prometheus — An Epic A Capella Operetta!”The a capella musical will be sandwiched between an array of jazz and pop songs that will have musical accompaniment, creating an unusual performance. The show presents the tale of
Published: June 3, 2015
Chitwood Studio of Dance is set to perform its 46th annual recital on June 17 and 19 this year. The event, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be held at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester.Both days will feature a two-hour program full of ballet, tap dance and jazz from students, ages 7-years-old to
Published: June 3, 2015
The Oregon Koi & Watergarden Society will host “Garden Beauties,” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at Sherm’s Thunderbird, 2553 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. The show of approximately 300 fish will include world-class koi, as well as watergarden- and fish-related equipment available from vendors. Talk with koi
Published: June 3, 2015
Later this month, the Roseburg Parks and Recreation Commission will recommend to the Roseburg City Council that another multi-use path in a local park be redone. After meeting Wednesday morning, the commission agreed to make an official recommendation to restore the pathway within Charles Gardiner Park. Tree roots are cracking the 15-year-old path.Contractors vying for the job have already been
Published: June 3, 2015
WINCHESTER — Umpqua Community College President Joe Olson’s last day could be June 30, after a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees Wednesday to approve terms of a separation agreement.The agreement ends Olson’s employment with the college June 30, then gives him five months of severance pay, including health insurance. The severance pay is conditional upon Olson not finding
Published: June 3, 2015
I’m glad May 19 is finally behind us. We will no longer be subjected to the misleading ads in The News-Review implying the Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority (RUSA) Board of Directors are taxing and raising monthly user fees indiscriminately.Those implied tax and rate increases are simply not true. Since the formation of RUSA in 1983, it has never levied a
Published: June 3, 2015
Focus on funds, not witch huntsI think some folks will mutter the mantra “Benghazi” as their dying breath. Even though at least $3 million has been spent by several right wing “investigative” bodies, and one independent, without finding one shred of evidence of wrongdoing. The political attack hounds are determined to prolong the Benghazi witch hunt at least through the
Published: June 3, 2015
Knife River smooths the wayUmpqua Valley Christian School would like to thank Knife River for its generous donation of gravel, equipment and an operator to grade and roll our elementary school parking lot. We now have a smooth, graded surface for our student’s ages 3 through 6th grade and their parents to use. Kudos to Knife River for its continued
Published: June 3, 2015
Museum staff offers thanks The Calapooia Reflections Museum would like to thank these parties for their donations and support of our Wine and Chocolate Gala. The Mill Casino donated an overnight stay for two people and Wildlife Safari contributed two free admission tickets. Avon Products Inc. provided hand cream and bath items. Glaser Winery donated a bottle of wine.Thank you
Published: June 3, 2015
Douglas County Public Health will close its three rural clinics by the end of the month.On Wednesday, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to terminate its lease for the Canyonville health clinic space. The building at 247 N. Main St. is owned by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.Other clinics slated to close are located in Drain and
Published: June 3, 2015
Six days. The students have that number memorized. Six days until June 10, the last day of school for elementary students in the Roseburg School District. At Green Elementary, students celebrated a week left of school by reflecting on their successes with teachers and parents Wednesday. The News-Review stopped by to hear the students’ favorite parts of the year (friends
Published: June 4, 2015
Rosa Marie Steele Age 101, of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Arrangements are pending. SUTHERLIN CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-459-2281
Published: June 4, 2015
Age 31, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. Justin was born on FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to James Burge, Jr. and Pamela Williams. Justin was raised in Roseburg, Oregon, and graduated from Roseburg High School. Justin entered the US Navy in 2004, and was initially assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln as an
Published: June 4, 2015
Roy Puz passed away in Coos Bay, Oregon, from natural causes on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was born in Bucoda, WA, in 1928. Dad moved to Riddle, OR, in 1949, to work for Stomar Lumber Co. and later for Roseburg Forest Products as a millwright and oiler. He was one of the founding fathers of the Riddle Fire Dept.,
Published: June 4, 2015
When the bell rang to end school for the past three days at Eastwood Elementary, fifth-graders didn’t go home. They stayed at school. They barbecued. They screamed and danced. They slept outside on the ground.That’s because fifth-graders haven’t been at school. They’ve been at Camp Eastwood. Situated on the school’s 40-acre backyard that includes a nature trail, a creek and
Published: June 4, 2015
Umpqua Valley Christian School honored the following students for March and April.Gianna Landes received the Junior High Citizen of the Month award for March and Ben Randol received the April award.Jesse Logerstedt and Laura Julian were recognized at the high school level as Citizen of the Month for March. April’s Citizens of the Month were Brandon Ewens and Chelsea Cross.
Published: June 4, 2015
The Douglas County Environmental Health Program is looking for a dog that bit a 2-year-old girl on the finger May 30.The incident occurred at about 1 p.m. in the 400 block of Payton Avenue. The dog is described as medium-sized and grayish brown in color. The dog needs to be found for observation purposes only, as required by law. Anyone
Published: June 4, 2015
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.SundayDouglas County sheriff1:37 a.m. — Drug offense reported near the intersection of Carnes Road and Green Siding Road, Roseburg.8:20 a.m. — Runaway juvenile reported in the 2000 block of Burdette Drive, Roseburg.10:16
Published: June 4, 2015
The Umpqua National Forest will waive day-use fees two days this month. The free days will include this Saturday, which is National Trails Day, and next Saturday, June 13, which is National Get Outdoors Day. Also this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the North Umpqua Ranger District will host a volunteer cleanup at the Panther Creek Trailhead on
Published: June 4, 2015
Once upon a time, women wore restrictive undergarments to help their figures. Today, we may still do, on special occasions. But, generally, we live in an era that prefers to “let it all hang out,” so to speak. In the 1980s, we focused more on the religious upkeep of our bodies through exercise and avoiding foods celebrated by earlier ages,
Published: May 20, 2015
When my son was about 18 months old, I hit him with our car. Now, before you start screaming at me, please know this was not intentional. That little guy was always ending up in places I didn’t expect, leaving a trail of mess behind him. We called Taylor the “Silent Tornado” - there was never a sound, just a
Published: May 21, 2015
A Roseburg man is in jail after attempting to elude police officers on his bicycle Wednesday morning.John Christopher Sebourn, 43, of Roseburg, fled because he had a warrant for his arrest, according to police.Sebourn tried to get away from multiple officers near the intersection of Diamond Lake Boulevard and Casper Street at around 8:45 a.m.Police eventually caught Sebourn and took
Published: June 4, 2015
Santiam Christian is the final obstacle in Glide’s path in its bid to repeat as the Class 3A state baseball champion.The fourth-seeded Wildcats (24-3) and No. 2 Eagles of Adair Village (22-6) will play for the OSAA title at 5 p.m. Friday at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.Santiam Christian, the co-champion of the West Valley League, has playoff wins over No.
Published: June 4, 2015
Going around the horn during the middle of the week:As they should, Jeremiah Robbins and his Lewis-Clark State College baseball players are feeling on top of the world.The Warriors won their 17th NAIA World Series championship in school history last Friday on their own Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho, rallying from a six-run deficit to defeat St. Thomas (Florida), 10-7,
Published: June 4, 2015
A vehicle was standing on end, being supported by a telephone pole after the car crashed into the north guardrail near the intersection of Melrose and Cleveland Hill Road, Roseburg, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.An investigation found that the driver, Edward Allen Tilford, 36, of Roseburg, was most likely speeding before he lost control of the car and
Published: June 4, 2015
Volunteers from the American Red Cross and the city of Roseburg Fire Department will be installing free smoke alarms and provide fire safety education for residents in Roseburg’s 97470 zip code on Saturday.“If there’s a fire in your residence, how long do you have to get out before you or your family members are in danger of injury or death?”
Published: June 4, 2015
Summer events in Roseburg have a few things in common: The lines get long, the air gets hot and plastic bottles rapidly fill garbage bins.One wish beats on the brain: water.That wish will soon be granted with the completion of Roseburg’s portable water tap. The project, a partnership between the city and Joseph Lane Middle School students, provides free tap
Published: June 4, 2015
The Roseburg Planning Commission met earlier this week to tweak the city’s land-use ordinances. Adding clarity to running beer-related businesses in the city was among the most notable changes. The city’s land-use development ordinances are essentially the city’s fundamental rules for what is permitted on various types of land within the city. They are usually updated every few years. “Some
Published: June 5, 2015
NeighborWorks Umpqua will celebrate National NeighborWorks week locally with the following activities:             Saturday: Neighborhood cleanup in S.E. Roseburg, from Main Street to the South Umpqua River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.    Saturday: Parking lot sale to benefit the Roseburg Senior Center at 1614 S.E. Stephens Ave. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday: Property cleanup/beautification for Coddington Place apartments in
Published: June 5, 2015
The bomb that led to nearly five hours of negotiations at a trailer park in Green would not have been able to detonate, according to court documents.The device, which was determined to be a can of gunpowder with batteries taped to it, was seized by the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad after it was deactivated.On Tuesday, shortly after 1 p.m.,
Published: June 5, 2015
Was born on August 26, 1947, in Monterey, California. Mom went home to be with her Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Christine graduated from Atascadero High School in Atascadero, CA. She thoroughly enjoyed creating jewelry for friends and family. She enjoyed spending time on the ocean beaches, and camping with family and friends. She is
Published: June 5, 2015
In loving memory of our beautiful loved one, Melissa Marie Hudson, born on May 9, 1987. At age 28 she went to her Lord on May 10, 2015. Melissa is survived by her son, Trenton; parents Steve Hudson and Stacey Holmes; and brother, Joseph. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Sutherlin
Published: June 5, 2015
Age 69, passed away on May 20, 2015, in Roseburg, OR. He was born on October 8, 1945, in Dallas, OR, to parents Norman and Doris Weaver.Dennis married his wife Toni on December 7, 1968, in Dallas, OR.He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Toni S. Weaver; daughters Molly Barnes and Marcy Weaver; and son-in-laws Shawn Barnes and
Published: June 5, 2015
Age 102, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon. She was born on March 2, 1913, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to parents Robert and Alice (Wiltse) Washburn.Harriet graduated from Evanston Illinois High School in 1931, and from Mount Simai School of Nursing in 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On March 21, 1938, she married Lloyd Fisk Lee from
Published: June 5, 2015
Of Sutherlin, Oregon, was born on November 23, 1922, in Alberta, Canada, to William and Anna Kisinger. He passed away at home on Monday, June 1, 2015, with his loving wife June by his side.Lefty served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Guadalupe. He worked in the timber industry most of his life.He had two
Published: June 5, 2015
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Published: June 5, 2015
Joe Olson will leave Umpqua Community College in better shape than he found it and — at the end of the day — that’s what matters most.The Massachusetts native will leave UCC at the end of the month, pending his acceptance of a separation agreement. He announced his retirement last week, and the board accelerated the timetable of that retirement
Published: June 5, 2015
City and county leaders who oppose marijuana dispensaries are hopeful that a recently passed Senate bill could pave the way for local governments to ban them.Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, cosponsored Senate Bill 964, which passed the Senate 29 to 1 last week, but may face a tougher fight in the House. The bill has been referred to the House Ways
Published: June 5, 2015
A Yoncalla man was transported to the hospital after reportedly crashing his logging truck on Thursday night. At approximately 5:46 p.m., deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received reports that a truck driver, identified as David Edward Miller, of Yoncalla, failed to negotiate a corner near the intersection of Anlauf Road and Boswell Road. The vehicle slid off the
Published: June 5, 2015
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.FridayDouglas County sheriff4:31 a.m. — Caller reporting his ex-girlfriend ransacked his house in the 700 block of Glengary Loop Road, Roseburg.ThursdayDouglas County sheriff1:40 a.m. — Suspicious black Acura with no license plates
Published: June 5, 2015
Busy brains and eager hands are hallmarks of the summer camps cropping up across Douglas County. Many feature STEAM-related activities that engage even those students who think they don’t like science or math. All offer projects that keep learning going but keep fun foremost. Here’s a roundup of camps planned this summer. If yours is missing, get out the word
Published: June 5, 2015
Businesses that have successfully helped their employees get healthier will share their stories at a Wellness at Work Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19 at the Umpqua Business Center, 522 S.E. Washington Ave.Douglas County Public Health Nurse Catherine Paul will discuss breast-feeding-friendly environments, and the Rede Group will discuss practical ways that small and large businesses can
Published: June 5, 2015
U-pick season got off to an early start this year with local strawberries ripe and ready in mid-May, the earliest ever, according to Kruse Farms. I’m busy cleaning out my freezer to make room for this year’s crops. I bought myself a new copy of the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving and stashed my ratty sneakers, buckets and bins
Published: June 5, 2015
BASEBALLClass 3AMountain Valley ConferenceCO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR — Jacob Fricke, sr., Glide; Tylan DuBois, sr., Glide.COACH OF THE YEAR — Al Skinner, Glide. First TeamPITCHERS — Logan Nousen, sr., Harrisburg; Jacob Fricke, sr., Glide; Evan Richey, sr., Pleasant Hill. CATCHERS — Kevin Beard, sr., Glide; Kaleb Miller, fr., Pleasant Hill. FIRST BASEMAN — Jarrett Putnam, sr., Pleasant Hill. INFIELDERS —
Published: June 5, 2015
Three-sport standout Whitney Lindsey will receive her Camas Valley High School diploma today, but the most exciting thing for her future came weeks earlier when she received an offer to become a track and field athlete at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.“It’s an unexplainable feeling to be able to play at the collegiate level. It’s an honor to be
Published: June 5, 2015
Erica Henry, Sydney Nash, Emily Spence and Rawlyn Blair were members of the fastest Canadian Flags team in the state this year.The Roseburg girls, and their horses, are headed to the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond to compete in the 2015 Oregon High School Equestrian Team Championship from June 24-27.“I like Redmond,” Spence said. “They have a big open
Published: June 5, 2015
There will be a story on page one of Sunday’s paper about Casa de Belen, a facility off Roseburg’s beaten path where teens can go for food, shelter and a chance at a better life. It’s one of many community needs in a community with a tradition steeped in caring for its own.I thought about that after talking to Kris
Published: June 5, 2015
Sutherlin High School woods and welding students have spent the past three months creating the world, and it has been their hardest assignment this year.The computer program that was used to cut all seven continents into a piece of brown metal crashed two computers in the process. But they prevailed, and now Wildlife Safari guests can see their work in
Published: June 5, 2015
June marks the 10-year anniversary of Casa de Belen officially opening its doors to the community as a transitional housing facility. Serving a niche in the homeless population, the facility caters to teens, young adults and their families. Since its inception, Casa has served approximately 1,100 people facing homelessness.In 2003, Father Juniper Schneider, a Catholic priest, heard about homeless teens
Published: June 5, 2015
Age 101, formally of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. She was born one of five girls and five brothers on February 12, 1914, in Stanley, Wisconsin, to John and Marcyian Kalata. After graduating from high school in Stanley, Rosa worked in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at a rubber factory where she was in charge
Published: June 5, 2015
Age 99, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Brooksdale Assisted Living facility. She was born on October 27, 1915, in Santa Clara, California, to Antonio and Lena Pierce (Byers). Vi married Walter “Wad” Welker in 1934. They moved to Roseburg and spent 78 years together as Roseburg residents before Wad passed away in 2012. She
Published: June 5, 2015
Wes Farnsworth, age 84, of Sparks, NV, died peacefully at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Reno, NV, on Sunday, May 17, 2015, surrounded by his family.He was born in Ely, NV, on August 31, 1930, to Harold and Myrtle (Robinson). Wes served in the US Air Force during the Korean War at Nellis Air Force Base as a staff sergeant
Published: June 5, 2015
Passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, of natural causes. Lorraine was born in Ethan, South Dakota, on April 21, 1915. She is now at home with the Lord, whom she served for many years as a Nun. Upon her retirement, she worked in a local hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota, where she reconnected with a former friend, Arthur Weber and
Published: June 5, 2015
Gary passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, May, 21, 2015.Gary was born on December 21, 1937, to Cantril and Theoria (Heggie) Wyatt in Baker City, Oregon. Gary was the second oldest of thirteen children. He is survived by three of his siblings.Gary had numerous occupations; the last of which he spent 26 years working as a driver/salesman
Published: June 5, 2015
9/7/1930- 5/17/2015A private service was held on Saturday, May 23, 2015.Mona was born to Henry and Mary Pingleton of Pryor, Oklahoma, on September 7, 1930.Her mother died from complications from surgery in 1935. Henry later moved his family to Coquille, Oregon, and met and married Pearl Tennant.Mona joined her husband Ray in his long haul job, taking them through most
Published: June 5, 2015
Oct 22, 1942 - May 18, 2015Age 72, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, was born in Watertown, South Dakota, to Leo and Marian (Wolverton) Bohls. Jim grew up in Medford, OR. He is survived by Linda; son John Bohls (Teri); step-son Don Roberts (Deon); and five grandchildren. A graveside service will be on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 1 p.m. at
Published: June 5, 2015
Drivers were advised to steer clear of an intersection about 2 miles west of Sutherlin after a pipeline began to leak.According to the Douglas County sheriff’s office, they received word at approximately 3:40 p.m. of a gas leak near the intersection of Dovetail Lane and Highway 138 West, just outside of Sutherlin. Residents located within a half-mile radius of the
Published: June 5, 2015
Nineteen Douglas County elementary school classrooms have been preparing fish to fry, but doing so doesn’t require heating up pans.Fry, the name given to young fish when they are old enough to feed themselves, are what 65 Hucrest Elementary first-graders released into the Umpqua River Friday morning.The Fish to Fry educational program is sponsored by Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers,
Published: June 5, 2015
Abortion is a complex issueRecently, in an article in the Public Forum of The News-Review, a writer gave many facts and numbers regarding abortion. Among them, he wrote that 57 million have been performed in the United States since the Roe vs. Wade court decision in 1973. He mentioned also that tax dollars have gone to the Planned Parenthood organization
Published: June 5, 2015
Tied for first in the state for obesity. High rates of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and chronic pain. What are we doing as a community to address the issue of our poor health? Is there anything we can do? Are we adrift at sea with no paddle to aid us? Or is there a way that we can
Published: June 5, 2015
Midway: Extraordinary Leadership and Brave MenOn Christmas Day, 1941, Admiral Chester Nimitz arrived by Catalina flying boat to command the Pacific Fleet. He saw the Pearl Harbor attack had missed dry-docks, repair shops and the tank farm. Therefore the carriers, their escorts, and submarines stood ready to take the offensive. Nimitz knew some very good men had taken a terrible
Published: June 5, 2015
Grant helps cover costsThe Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce would sincerely like to thank Douglas County Commissioners Susan Morgan, Chris Boice and Tim Freeman. From a grant they received, they presented us with a check for $8,000 to help us defray some of our rising cost for permits. The communities of Reedsport and Winchester Bay truly appreciate their continued support
Published: June 5, 2015
Thanks to all who helped Thank you to everyone who contributed and attended the successful Riverhawk Casino Night on May 9.This is Umpqua Community College’s yearly fundraiser for the Athletic Department and it wouldn’t be successful without the help of all the local businesses that support our student athletes. Thanks to all who helped and volunteered, making our event a
Published: June 5, 2015
Kudos to all who helpedSutherlin Oakland Food Pantry would like to thank the 101 Program at Sutherlin High School for its generous gift of $1,000.The group did a survey to identify problems in the community and found hunger to be one of them. They decided to support local families with food and selected our Pantry as a way to help
Published: June 5, 2015
KEIZER — In a classic pitcher’s duel, Glide had the upper hand for the longest time Friday in the OSAA Class 3A baseball championship game against Santiam Christian.Then the youngest player on the field broke up Tylan DuBois’ no-hit bid with a flair to left-center that found grass instead of a glove to lead off the bottom of the sixth
Published: June 5, 2015
MERIDIAN, IdahoAlberding wins Diamond Cup at MeridianDrivers Andy Alberding of Winston and Matt Hein of Roseburg fared well last weekend in the Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association and Winged Sprintcars Diamond Cup races at Meridian Speedway.Alberding won the 40-lap main event on May 29, with Darren Yates second and Bryan Warf third. Alberding took fifth in the 50-lap feature May 30
Published: June 6, 2015
What is causing the tiny holes on my tomato leaves?The damage is likely caused by flea beetles. Flea beetles are shiny oval blue-black beetles, about 1/10 inch long. The larvae are tiny and gray in color. Flea beetles prefer hot and dry conditions. Flea beetles get their name from the quick hopping motion they make when they are disturbed.Adult flea
Published: June 6, 2015
These are the facts: In the annual County Health Rankings put out by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Douglas County ranked 32nd among the 34 Oregon counties included in the study. Twenty-four percent of the county’s residents reported that they smoked, and 34 percent officially qualified as being obese. Smoking and obesity
Published: June 6, 2015

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