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After calling out the answers to such esoteric questions as what two basketball players two characters in the novel “Ghost” argue about, Glide Middle School student Hannah Quimby was happy her team defeated Elkton to move on to the semifinals in Saturday’s Battle of the Books, held at Brockw…

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It’s one thing for a Green Elementary School teacher to watch her 45 students take the stage Friday night for the fifth-grade play “Pirate Boy and Dragon Girl.” It’s even a greater joy for Karen Sinclair to watch when it’s a play written and directed by her.

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Among the stutters, long pauses, sweat and tears, there were some great speeches by students at Geneva Academy during the annual speech meet Wednesday and Thursday.

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WINCHESTER — Umpqua Community College’s Board of Education unanimously approved tuition and fee increases during Wednesday’s meeting that will take effect Summer 2019.

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Students in Lori Solberg’s third grade class at Sutherlin East Primary School organized a fundraiser to help the Sutherlin Fire Department, Sutherlin Police Department and Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center.

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SUTHERLIN — Approximately 18 months after a $200,000 renovation of the Sutherlin High School gymnasium was completed, major damage from last week’s snowstorm has made the gym, locker rooms and adjoining music rooms unusable for the next several months.

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SUTHERLIN — Tuffie Curtis Jr. of Sutherlin thought losing power in his temporary home at Techbuilt Inc. was a challenge already, until he heard a sound and discovered snow had brought down half of the building.

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When Douglas County woke up on Monday morning to mounds of snow, and then again on Tuesday and Wednesday, some figured out a way to get to work, others found a way to enjoy the day off from school and work.