The recent rains didn’t dampen our community’s enthusiasm for Veterans Day.
On Sunday morning before sunrise, 38 Boy Scouts of Douglas County, Lookingglass Rural Fire Department Explorers and their leaders gathered at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds in Roseburg to set up hundreds of U.S. flags in honor of the victims and families affected by the…
Army veteran Dirk Kruysman was remembered Wednesday as a “veteran’s veteran.” He was forever grateful to the country he credited with saving himself and his family during World War II, and devoted countless hours to assisting his fellow veterans as a way to give something back.
The emotional trauma from his combat experiences during the Iraq War nearly cost Rusty Lininger his life. In 2012, depression had taken such hold of him that he attempted to kill himself.
According to the fair’s website, admission is on the honor system, so no identification is required at the gate, which is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is $5, cash only.
Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Tom Paulson graduated from Roseburg High School in 1952 and joined the Army in December 1953, knowing he would likely be drafted in the spring.
Tucked between the South Umpqua River and Old Highway 99 South sat a faded bush brown one story house, with pine needles and moss covering the roof — until Saturday, when a group of current military recruits lent a helping hand to a deserving Douglas County veteran.
Larry Hill was elected president of the Douglas County Veterans Forum in June. Jerry Anderson was re-elected vice president, Rick Sciapiti will be secretary and Dirk Kruysman will be the finance officer. Other re-elected board members are Steve Bergadine, Kirk Conner and James Horton. Outgoi…
A bill sponsored by Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley that would designate nearly 100,000 acres of public lands in Oregon as the “Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area” passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Wednesday.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivered the keynote address during the 17th annual Fourth of July U.S. Veterans Celebration held Monday at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville.
On June 3, in a small ceremony attended by family, friends, and supporters, Douglas County native Megan Brodgen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Although she could have held the ceremony at her unit, the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Megan dec…