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 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.
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.
A letter about COVID-19 bearing the address of the Roseburg VA Healthcare System’s Brookings Clinic is making the rounds of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
“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.
”The Last Full Measure,” a film about an Air Force hero with Douglas County connections, will have its final showing Thursday in a two-week run at Roseburg Cinema.
After a year-and-a-half wait, The News-Review has received a copy of a report by federal investigators looking into concerns about the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s former emergency department operations.
Jim Little and Jim Barnett hosted the eighth Four Chaplains ceremony at the American Legion Post No. 16 in Roseburg on Saturday.
Erickson Ling presented a plaque honoring submariners on Jan. 31 during a dedication ceremony at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2468 in Roseburg.
Umpqua Community College students who graduated with a nursing degree say they were not informed how the program ending its national accreditation would impact them.
Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center chaplains and local churches will host a Blue Christmas Service for people struggling with emotional or spiritual pain and loneliness during the winter holiday season.
Veterans and active military personnel got some help with their dental needs Wednesday during Freedom Smiles day at Dr. Alanson Randol’s dental offices in Roseburg.
Thousands of Douglas County residents streamed in from all directions Tuesday morning to line Southeast Jackson Street in Roseburg.
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…
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 …