Mike Henneke

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Mike Henneke has been working in newspapers for nearly 30 years. Dad of 5 kids, send more snacks.

Roseburg head coach Dave Heuberger gives instruction to players during Roseburg’s first informal workout in January at Finlay Field. A positiv…

A smoke alarm is visible in the debris inside the Church of the Nazarene after a two-alarm fire on Saturday.

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A Bible, damaged by water and debris, remains open on a table in the foyer at the Church of the Nazarene on Monday in Winston.

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Dale Herbert looks around Monday at the devastation from Saturday’s fire at the Church of the Nazarene in Winston.

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Dale Herbert exits the sanctuary of the Church of the Nazarene damaged by a two-alarm fire Saturday in Winston.

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Rudy Medina, operations manager for Servpro, left, takes notes while Pastor Cindy Slaymaker speaks with an insurance adjuster inside the Churc…

Two firefighters prepare to cut a hole into the roof of the Church of the Nazarene during a two-alarm fire Saturday in Winston.

Stubborn flames took more than an hour to get under control in Winston on Saturday.

Two firefighters prepare to cut a hole into the roof the Church of the Nazarene during a two-alarm fire in Qinston on Saturday.

Water sprays from a Douglas County Fire District No. 2 ladder truck onto the roof of the Church of the Nazarene.

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MHenneke

It was removed because of multiple people telling us directly they are not sure why they are on the list. Allowing something published that we already have significant doubts about its veracity would be irresponsible of us at the very least.

MHenneke

Hi Mike,

Our information was taken directly from an update provided Wednesday by the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team. The update includes this line verbatim, "As of 12:00 pm, April 29, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. For the thirteenth day in a row,…

MHenneke

Our job would be much easier if we could answer all those questions in the first half hour after the fire broke out. But unfortunately the real world isn't like that. We believe in sharing what we know to be true as soon as we find out. As often as we can, we will keep updating the story unt…

MHenneke

We are attempting to confirm reports that the hiker and her dog have been found safe.

MHenneke

We can't speak for what television shares, Mogie. We wrote exactly what was released to us by police.

MHenneke

Mogi, we always appreciate it when you help us out when errors slip through, especially on headlines. We will do better to watch out for those.

MHenneke

I can't speak to that, Mogi. But I do know that it is news when a former state representative from Douglas County is honored for his years of public service as well as his time as a WWII pilot. It doesn't matter if his last name is Markham or not.

MHenneke

And thank you for the nice compliment.[smile]

MHenneke

The photos are still there, Mogi. Click the arrows to the right of the photos above. You should be able to scroll through all the photos.