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Florence Home & Garden Show

2024 Florence Home & Garden Show 26th Annual Demonstrations – Landscape Designs – Vendor Exhibits – Tastings – Prizes & Giveaways  Friday, March 1st: Noon – 6pm Saturday, March 2nd: 10am – 6pm Admission: $2 Adults $1 Children (12 & under) Free Admission Saturday, March 2nd from 4 to 6pm! Location: Florence Events Center […]

Mapleton Mountain West Champs; Vikings End Season; Sailor Girls Baskteball; Siuslaw Wrestling

Mapleton Mountain West Champs The Mapleton Sailors wrapped up the Mountain West League championship on Saturday defeating Triangle Lake 62-34.  Senior Keevyn Walker led the team with 17 followed by freshman Roenin Barrows with 14.  Keevyn Walker was named league MVP while junior Dom Stewart was awarded defensive player of […]

Boats on the Siuslaw

Charter School Organizers Frustrated; Health Fair; Business Changing Locations; Public Art Selections Made; PTA Talent Show

Charter School Organizers Frustrated The already two year process in establishing a Charter School in Florence can be summed up by board members of the Siuslaw Valley Charter School.  Frustration.  Kay King says time after time they feel as if they have met the requirements set forth by the 97J […]

School Board Readies for Contract Negotiations (edit for clarification); Missing Man; Blood Drive; Deadly Accident Near Waldport; Sneaker Waves

School Board Readies for Contract Negotiations Wednesday night’s school board meeting once again involved a lengthy discourse about the continuing discussions with the Siuslaw Valley Charter School’s intention to open a classical academy charter school in Florence.  Two of the school board members openly opposed moving forward with a contract […]

Viking Game; Sailor Basketball

Viking Game 5 points separated the Siuslaw Vikings and the Sisters Outlaws in their last meeting with the Outlaws getting the win.  The teams are split on the season with the Vikings taking their first meeting 62-50.  Tomorrow night’s playoff game will be in hostile territory for the Vikings, who […]