Authorities say there was no apparent foul play in the drowning death of a Pennsylvania man, who’s body was found floating in Woahink Lake south of Florence yesterday. According to Sergeant Spence Slater with the Lane County Sheriff’s office, an autopsy revealed the cause of death for 60-year old Bruce […]
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The family of Mark O. Hatfield says two public memorial services are planned for the former two-term Republican governor of Oregon and long-time U.S. senator who died Sunday. The senator’s son says the first memorial […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Boise Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak and downed the Eugene Emeralds 4-2 last night. Dustin Harrington was three-for-four at the plate for the Hawks with two RBI. Jace Peterson and Travis Whitmore had two hits each for the Emeralds. They’ll meet again tonight in Boise.
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. […]