McKenzie River Reflections

Oct. 4: 5:08 PM: Theft 1, Criminal Mischief 1 – Mp. 9, McK. Hwy. Taken: about 500 ft. of phone line stolen off pole. About 20 people are out of service – should be restored in about 3 hours. Report taken.

Pinto ColvigBy Finn J.D. John

On any list of nationally famous Oregonians, there are a few names you probably won’t see.
For example: Bozo the Clown ... Goofy, the original hayseed hick from early Disney cartoons ... Bluto, Popeye’s nemesis ... comedian Jack Benny’s imaginary Maxwell motorcar ... and the list goes on.

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

Gussie TelfairBy Finn J.D. John

On September 25, 1880, an old and battered but sleek steamship drew into the mouth of Coos Bay, at the end of its voyage from Portland.
As the vessel churned its way into the bay, it suddenly and definitively veered out of the channel and slammed directly into the bank of the bay, close by Rocky Point — hard aground.

Excerpts  From the October 10, 2013 Sheriff’s Reports

Sept. 27: 8:15 AM: Traffic Complaint – Mp. 17, Marcola Rd. Caller is concerned because 2 teenage boys wearing dark clothing and orange vests are holding signs asking drivers to slow down. Caller is concerned they are “not official.” They advised they are slowing traffic down for a truck delivery. Unable to dispatch.

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