We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • 2
  • 2 min to read

The recent story about a Roseburg VA Medical Center nurse who traveled to New Orleans in April to help the VA there during the COVID-19 pandemic drew the attention of officials there.

  • 8
  • 2 min to read

From down-sized ceremonies at the Roseburg VA National Cemetery Annex and Glide Veteran’s Memorial to a flyover salute to COVID-19 front-line workers by the Oregon Air National Guard, Douglas County turned out to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday.

  • 2
  • 2 min to read

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center issued a response Monday to a leaked video showing Director Keith Allen and other VA employees dancing in close proximity to each other and without masks.

  • 0
  • 1 min to read

“Dear: veteren. I respect all that you have don for the comunity,” “Strong veteran. Strong heart. Enjoy your Valentine’s day” and “Thanks for everything” were among the messages children wrote in Valentine’s Day cards that would be delivered to veterans.

  • 0
  • 1 min to read

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold an End of Life Symposium from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Roseburg VA campus auditorium, Building 16, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd.

  • 1
  • 1 min to read

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a town hall meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the VA's Building 16 Auditorium at 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.

  • 0
  • 3 min to read

In March 1946, about a month after my birth, a priest baptized me by immersion in water at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. During the ceremony, he placed a silver chain with the three-bar Eastern Orthodox cross — also known as a St. Andrew’s cross — provided by my pare…

  • 1
  • 2 min to read

My battalion in the U.S. Marines had been in Vietnam only a month, working out of Dong Ha near the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). The war hadn’t really hit us yet, but we had taken casualties, lost friends and knew harder times were coming soon.

  • 0
  • 2 min to read

EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan are being reprinted in The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column in August 1997. His thoughts are still pertinent …