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On Monday morning, World War II veteran Jack Rountree’s wall came down.

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VFW Patrick W. Kelley Post 2468 on Walnut Street in Roseburg is home to the beautiful monument to those who served, called the Veterans Remembrance Wall. But the parking lot surrounding that monument had been growing a bit shabby in recent years.

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The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home i…

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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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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.