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Interim Port of Siuslaw Manager named

The Port of Siuslaw has turned within to appoint a temporary manager.  Susy Lacer, a former full time office staff member who has been working part time for the past two years will manage the day to day operations for now. Commissioner John Scott said Lacer’s knowledge of the district […]

Community Chorus of Florence

Laura Merz is excited.  Merz was recently named the new Director for the Community Chorus of Florence and calls it a – quote – “wonderful privilege”.  The group presents an annual Christmas Concert, this year’s is set for December 11th and rehearsals will begin tomorrow night.  Merz says she’s already […]

World War II impact on Oregon

The tragic tale of the only mainland U.S. casualties in World War II due to enemy attack will be told this Saturday in Florence.  May 5th, 1945 a church group on a picnic in rural Klamath County encountered a balloon bomb launched by a Japanese submarine off the Oregon Coast. […]

Relay for Life nearing goal

The 12th Florence Relay for Life is in the books, but those books are still open.  As of yesterday, according to chairman John Bartlett, the 24-hour American Cancer Society event had raised $78-thousand for cancer research and support, that’s just two-thousand shy of their goal.  They’re still collecting pledges and […]

State Bike Trail panel holding hearing in Florence

There’ll be a public hearing in Florence later this week on a proposal to establish three scenic bicycle trails in central, eastern and northeastern Oregon.  The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council which advises the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission is meeting Friday, August 19th at Florence City Hall.  The three […]