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Santa LettersWhat did students at Walterville & McKenzie Elementary Schools say?

Read Santa’s mail and find out!


These letters to Santa are from this year’s first graders at Walterville Elementary School

 

 

Invasive weedsAquatic invasive species prevention permits for paddlers expire December 31st and the Oregon Marine Board has several purchasing options that are perfect to take advantage of when the weather is less-than desirable. They can be purchased through the Marine Board’s online storefront. An annual or two-year Tyvek tag costs a flat, $5 or $10, and there is no online processing fee. Out-of-state permits for trailered motorboats are also available for online for $20.

 

 

Cedric HaydenA dentist and a former mayor have filed for the Oregon State House of Representatives seat that Bruce Hanna will be vacating next year. Cedric Hayden, of Fall Creek, is a licensed dentist, business owner, and heavy equipment contractor. Gary Williams served as mayor of Cottage Grove and has been a local small business owner and operator for over 35 years.

UPDATE ON STATE HIGHWAYS IN LANE, LINN, BENTON, LINCOLN AND POLK COUNTIES

Snow plowsThe Monday morning commute in Lane, Linn and Benton counties promises to be less adventurous than Friday morning's but it will still demand reduced speed and cautious driving despite the 24 hour plowing and sanding schedule of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
While Interstate 5 has been restored to bare pavement, patches of ice and snow pack will be encountered by motorists traveling all secondary highway Monday morning, including OR 34, US 20, OR 126, OR 99W and OR 58.

 

Special Weather Statement for Cascades In Lane County

Nat'l Weather Service

 

Issued by The National Weather Service, Portland OR: ... INCREASING THREAT OF SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...

Family with treeLEABURG: The Spring Creek Holly Farm will continue it’s Give Back to Schools program for the 2013 holiday season. The idea originated in 2010 when the farm partnered with area residents to raise money for local schools. Through the program, 50 percent of the retail price of each tree sold is donated to a school a purchaser designates.
In its first year the Give Back To Schools program raised $2,500 for 38 schools. Last year that number increased to over $6,300, while 48 local schools benefiting. The top five school recipients were: Walterville School - $806, Ridgeview Elementary - $772, Thurston Elementary - $714, McKenzie High School - $654, and Charlemagne At Fox Hollow Elementary School - $386.

 

Blade Manure storyA look back at July of 1981 - Deputy responds to reports of man acting erratically and directing traffic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springfield/McKenzie ArchTHURSTON: People interested in the progress of the Springfield/McKenzie Arch project will have a chance to take a closer look on Sunday, December 1st. On that day, a scale model of what the full size structure could look like will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ennis NestleVIDA: Not many men these days could put on the uniform they wore when serving in World War II. One who can is Ennis Nestle of Vida. He won’t do it in the summertime because it would be too hot to don the all wool clothing.
As a 24-year old McKenzie River guide, Ennis had two choices in 1943 - sign up or be drafted. He picked the second because it gave him eight days to notify his “fisher people” that he’d be unavailable for a while.

 

Scanning newspapersMCKENZIE BRIDGE: A wealth of historic news stories and archives of the McKenzie River are being transformed from fragile newsprint and preserved in easily accessible digital files.  The material will comprise all the back issues of McKenzie River Reflections, the area’s community newspaper, which began publishing on August 23, 1978.

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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.