Florence Oregon News

Protesters don’t materialize at soldier’s funeral

Family members, friends, and community members crowded into the Florence Events Center yesterday morning to say farewell to Brice Scott, the Florence soldier killed two weeks ago in Afghanistan.  While the memories, eulogies and military ceremonies went on inside; dozens of flag-bearing members of the Patriot Honor Guard were standing […]

Delay in Dunes City Septic Ordinance

Dunes City Councilors will not be discussing either of the two ordinances that would alter or abolish regulations requiring regular inspection and monitoring of septic systems this evening.  Mayor Becky Ruede said the City Recorder and attorney discovered the original septic ordinance was actually a land-use regulation and thereby subject […]

Body found at Woahink Lake

Authorities are trying to confirm the identity of a body found drifting in Woahink Lake yesterday afternoon.  Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue responded shortly after one pm after a passerby spotted what appeared to be the body of a man floating near the first bridge on Canary Road, just off […]

Cancer fighters set to walk at Miller Park

Opening ceremonies of the 12th annual Florence Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society is set for noon tomorrow.  This year’s relay is dedicated to the memory of Linda Bergmann, she passed away in October of last year.  Bergmann, who had dealt with breast cancer for […]

Late Senator had lasting impact

The news of the passing earlier this week of former Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield was met with sadness on the part of many who knew him.  One of those, Florence resident Wilbur Ternyik, developed a close friendship with Hatfield. Wilbur Ternyik:  “I got tremendous help from him.  […]

Services this morning for fallen soldier

Funeral services will be held this morning, 11 o’clock, at the Florence Events Center for Pfc. Brice Scott, the Eugene soldier who was shot and killed ten days ago in Afghanistan.  His body was returned to Florence, where his father was raised and his grandparents still live, earlier this week.  […]

Fire restrictions increasing

It’s been a quiet fire season so far, but conditions are expected to change.  Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Phil Hunter says warmer weather is expected inland later this week and with it will come stepped up fire safety rules.  Effective Friday “regulated use closure” will be implemented on public […]