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The 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Roseburg Soldiers Hospital will be celebrated at events from this month through December. The former hospital building is now home to the Umpqua Valley Arts Association on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg, and that history will provide the focus of th…

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Wearing a fly fishers vest and a baseball cap decorated with fly ties, Jim Moore cast a line in the Tyee area of the Umpqua River with hopes of catching a bass. He was one of about 20 veterans and volunteers who came out to a fly fishing event this weekend thanks to the Roseburg District Bur…

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  • JOHN MCDONALD For The News-Review
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For local veterans groups, May is one of the busiest months of the year. Planning for Memorial Day takes considerable time and effort. I’m thankful for the wonderful people who put in the time and effort to bring these patriotic events to our community. But first, two events not related to M…

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The 2017 Reedsport Memorial Weekend Parade is scheduled for Sunday, May 28. The first in a series of events commemorating Memorial Day, the parade will kick off at 1:30 p.m.

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Roseburg Navy veteran Bob Ratz, 85, injured his back as a young man, when he was serving with the Sea Bees construction battalion in Guam and in the Philippines in the 1950s. Today, he suffers spinal problems he believes are connected to those injuries.

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At the beginning of 2016, the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center had a difficult challenge ahead. It had the lowest possible rating — one out of a possible five stars — by internal federal VA standards. And it wanted to get better.

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While serving in the U.S. Army in Oklahoma, Cody McGraw of Portland would help connect his fellow platoon members with military deals and savings. When they asked him where to find a list of the deals, McGraw had the idea for an application that would keep an updated account of stores offeri…

  • JIM LITTLE For The News-Review
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Six years ago, American Legion members Larry Hill and I shared the story that was well known in our childhood during the period shortly after World War II, “The Four Chaplains.” We soon discovered that this important story was not well known in our community.

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It was June 2014 when a group of cancer survivors rented the Roseburg armory for a luncheon. They would bring their friends, their family, their children, and they would eat store-bought sandwiches in the drill hall.

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Arnold Ebert was already a platoon sergeant in the Army, stationed in San Francisco, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this date 75 years ago.