Florence Oregon News

Ems over Indians 7-3

Eugene shortstop Jace Peterson hit only his second career pro home run last night, a three run blast to right field in the bottom of the sixth.  The shot was the icing on the cake in a 7-3 win over the Spokane Indians at PK Park.  Peterson’s first home run, […]

Medicare Boss in Florence

The man in charge of the organization that provides health care to one in three Americans was in Florence yesterday.  Dr. Don Berwick, the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is touring the Northwest and talking to health care providers along the way.  He and a phalanx […]

Back to school

Siuslaw Elementary Principal Mike Harklerode says he expects about the same number of students this year as there were last year in grades K through five. Mike Harklerode – “Based on last year’s number we should be right around the 600 mark.  We’ve had more students so far.   A good […]

Get ready for back to school…

A good night’s sleep and a backpack that’s not too heavy are two of the most important health-related things that parents can make sure of for their students as they get ready for another school year.  For most families, fall means an earlier bedtime for kids.  Denise Johnson with CareOregon […]