YONCALLA — In 1920, the small town of Yoncalla made the national news when it elected what may have been the first all-woman city council in America.
SUTHERLIN — Hope Dir was excited and ready to begin a new chapter in her life by running a transitional home for people who were recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. She already had about a dozen people living in the building she had rented in downtown Sutherlin.
In 1920, a group of women took over the city council in Yoncalla. Local author Shannon Applegate will talk about what the Oregonian at the time called the "Sex Uprising in Yoncalla" at 7 p.m. today at the Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.
SUTHERLIN — It was a friendly, enthusiastic crowd that gathered in the Sutherlin High School gym Friday morning for Democratic U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s town hall meeting.
Tami Jo and Barry Braz have lived on their 50-acre property in Oakland for 30 years, where they have transformed timber-less, unproductive land into an ever-growing tree farm through three afforestation projects.
OAKLAND — A team of visitors with backgrounds in small business, tourism, real estate and downtown revitalization came to Oakland in late November to spend the day exploring the town and stopping by local businesses for the first time.
Jaime Yraguen, co-owner of Basco Logging, Inc. in Sutherlin, was elected president of the Associated Oregon Loggers Jan. 20 during the association’s 47th annual convention in Eugene, where he was recognized for his contributions to the association and the Douglas County community.
With just seven weeks to go before Douglas County government pulls its funding from its small town branch libraries, city governments and library supporters are scrambling to determine their future.
DRAIN — Aurora Meixner wasn’t looking forward to getting her shots Saturday, but her mother, Angela Van Buren, and older sister Ivory were there for support.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for five positions on the newly formed Coastal County Museum Advisory Committee.
SUTHERLIN — With Douglas County branch library closures scheduled for April 1, concerned citizens in Sutherlin held an informal meeting Saturday to find a way to keep their library open after that date.
SCOTTSBURG — Historians with the Oregon Department of Transportation will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to discuss historic Scottsburg and its steel bridge with the local community.