A World War II veteran from Roseburg celebrated his 100th birthday in style Thursday, complete with beer and pizza from his favorite spot.
Wreaths once again adorn the graves of veterans at the Roseburg National Cemetery on Harvard Avenue and Roseburg National Cemetery Annex next to the Roseburg VA Medical Center. But this year, the annual wreath-laying ceremony has been canceled due to COVID-19.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2468 will hold its Operation Homefront toy giveaway for children of veterans this week.
Source One Serenity, a nonprofit for veterans, will hold a community meeting online at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 to talk about its worm farm recycling program.
Pandemic and cold weather aside, the people who put together a smaller number of Douglas County Veterans Day Parade entries this year were rewarded by a warm welcome from spectators driving through.
As new COVID-19 cases in Douglas County continued to climb at an alarming rate Tuesday, community health leaders gathered for a press conference to discuss the preparations they’ve made in case of a continued surge, and to urge members of the public to take safety precautions.
If you ask David Ewart when his love affair with art began, he will tell you the same thing his mom told him: he came out of the womb drawing.
As the C-140’s rear landing ramp lowered down to the steel flight-line deck, the NCOIC (Non-commissioned Officer In-charge) hollered out to stay near the Da Nang Air Terminal. In my mind, I really didn’t want to get lost in an area that I had never been before, especially in a war torn count…
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 June 2007. His thoughts are still pertinent to today.
A drive-thru flu shot clinic is being offered to veterans from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day this week through Friday.
The Douglas County Veterans Day Parade will look a bit different this year, due to the need to protect veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, visited Frank and Jeanne Moore on Saturday to present them with one of the items they lost when the Archie Creek Fire burned their Idleyld Park home to the ground.
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been reaching out to Glide veterans to make sure they are staying healthy and have the prescriptions they need during their evacuation from their homes due to the Archie Creek Fire.
The number of veterans committing suicide has gone down significantly in the area served by the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center since 2017, but there has been an uptick in calls to the VA’s crisis line since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is stepping up its own role in helping patients obtain outside care under a new contract with the private company TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio said Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Keith Allen has not been communicative enough with local veterans or congressional leaders about problems ranging from COVID-19 data to postal slowdowns impacting medicine deliveries.
Douglas County Wings of Love will give out back to school items for children of veterans and military service members today.
Major Donald Kitzman’s story began on Jan. 2, 1923, in What Cheer, Iowa, (Yes, that’s a real place) — population 624. It ended last Friday with full military honors and burial at the Roseburg National Cemetery, including four F-15 jets from the Kingsley Air Force Base in Klamath Falls, flyin…
Umpqua Community College will receive $500,000 in financial assistance from CHI Mercy Medical Center to revive its nationally accredited nursing program, according to Kelly Morgan, CEO of Mercy Medical.
The Roseburg National Cemetery Annex is making more room for veterans who would like to make it their final resting place.
The Roseburg VA Medical Center is now using an online and mobile COVID-19 screening tool. The VA said in a press release the new tool will help speed up the time it takes to enter the facility.
Roseburg National Cemetery resumed committal services and military funeral honors last week.
Leo Kraft served two tours and 81 missions as a radar man and tail gunner in the backseat of a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber during World War II.
There was a moment during World War II when U.S. Army veteran Arnold Ebert saw his entire life flash before his eyes and he thought that would be his last day on earth.
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.
Terry Weakley, public affairs officer for the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, hasn’t set foot in the Roseburg VA Medical Center since March 13, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doug Wilkerson is a World War II Army veteran who taught forestry, math and science at Roseburg High School for about 20 years. He was also a track coach and did a bit of coaching for other sports.