newspaper

Animal House posterBy Finn J.D. John

In this third and final part of a 3-part series on iconic Hollywood films shot in Oregon, we’ll talk about six films rather than five. Our survey ends, rather arbitrarily, with the end of the 1980s, at the dawning of the Gus Van Sant era of filmmaking in Oregon (and particularly in the Portland area).

From the February 7, 2001 edition of McKenzie River Reflections

Crews ready to drain Cougar

Cougar cooling tower

 

McKenzie Eagle logoFINN ROCK: Close to fifty people were shoulder to shoulder when the McKenzie School Board held another special meeting last Thursday. Once again discussions concerning the superintendent were the attraction.
The session was called so the board could hear a presentation from a consultant offering to conduct a search for a new top administrator. During the public comment section that began the April 3rd meeting, speakers had other things on their mind.

Sometimes a Great NotionBy Finn J.D. John

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on iconic Hollywood movies shot in Oregon. Last week, we looked at the era from the dawn of filmmaking through the 1950s. Today, we’ll talk about movies made between 1960 and 1975.
Of course, this is not an article about popular cinema as a mirror of popular culture. But it’s hard to miss the social changes these pictures showcase.

Oregon BootBy Finn J.D. John

In 1866, Oregon State Penitentiary Warden J.C. Gardner had a problem. The state prison had just moved to its present home, in Salem. Its old home had been in Portland, but the city didn’t really want it there — especially after an incident in the early 1860s when the state tried to save some money by subcontracting the facility out to a private operator. This solved the overcrowding problem in fine style: every single prisoner escaped.

NewsArk logo

 

The NewsArk is an ongoing effort to archive McKenzie River history.

Parts of it will include digitized back issues of McKenzie River Reflections, newspaper, going back to the start of publication in 1978.

 

 

 

Fern Ridge School Board selects Dr.

Sally J. Storm as the next Superintendent

Canines clobber Chamber kiosk
December 1, 2000 edition of McKenzie River Reflections

 

Walterville Mkt signGrocery reopens as "Walterville Market"

 

Look below for Featured Items from the weekly Select Markets insert that appears in the McKenzie River Reflections newspaper

 

 

Cougar Dam data

 

READINGS TAKEN AT THE
US ARMY CORPS COUGAR DAM

Date    High    Low    Rain    Releases

Pages

McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.