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Bank for pond called a “high hazard”  
Bank for pond called a “high hazard”
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- WALTERVILLE:  Water levels... View

Student discipline comes under fire  
Student discipline comes under fire
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: A scuffle in the dark at a basketball game a week ago rebounded into an evening of hot talk for the McKenzie School Board Wednesday night. At issue was a decision from an executive session the night before clearing Superintendent Dr. Sally Storm of charges that she had shoved a student a... View

Van slides in after driving sideways  
Van slides in after driving sideways
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- VIDA: A Thursday afternoon accident caused a silver van to fly through the air before coming to rest on two wheels. According to Oregon State Police reports, a 2003 Honda pilot was westbound in the 45000 block of the McKenzie Highway around 2 p.m. on March 13th, when for an unknown reason it veered... View

 
Bid for McKenzie water denied
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- A plan to tap into 22 million gallons of McKenzie River water per day got a thumbs down last week from the State Water Resources Department. The decision came after the Willamette Water Co. appealed a 2012 recommendation from administrative law judge James Han to deny the company’s application.... View

 
Room for improvement
03/20/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- One responsibility of government entities in our free society is to inform the public, not merely those directly involved, of activities affecting citizens. The law requires a notice of an upcoming meeting be “posted” in advance. It doesn’t limit how that must be done. A flyer in the local post off... View

 
Special Education needs discussed at board meeting
03/26/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     WWG — Superintendent Loy Woelber discussed needs for special ed. We have done a case load analysis of special ed in the elementary school. “It shows over 50 percent of our students are currently on a IEP (individual education plan) said,” Woelber. “In the elementary school w... View

Kate Jorgenson recipient of Orth Game  
Kate Jorgenson recipient of Orth Game
03/26/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-

    Special — This Friday the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation will hold their annual basketball event at the Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop school in Fairfax. The event will take place Friday March, 28 with the doors opening at 5:00 p.m.

    The event w... View


 
Pageant Auditions
04/02/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Auditions will be held April 11 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and April 12, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Catholic Church.... View

 
Local Masons donate to food shelves
04/02/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — Last week Lodge Master Mike Simon and Jerry Thompson of Storden presented a check of $3,460 to pantry manager Kathy Zens. The money is a part of the money raised by the Masonic Lodge. ... View

McKenzie Memories event returning for a third year  
McKenzie Memories event returning for a third year
04/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- EUGENE: A paddle down a stream full of memories is planned for the night of April 4th. The third annual McKenzie Memories history event will feature storytelling, music, rare historic films and photographs of the McKenzie River.... View

Obituary  
Obituary
04/09/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Bruce K. Rhubee... View

Spring storm . . . Really!  
Spring storm . . . Really!
04/09/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Special — It seems like for the second year in a row we have had a winter that just doesn’t want to give up. Last Thursday afternoon wet snow began to blanket the area, and by Friday morning over six inches of snow fell in the area. It left a big mess for local street crews ... View

 
McKenzie School District – What’s next?
04/08/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- McKenzie Schools superintendent Sally Storm’s acceptance of a new position has opened up an opportunity for the community to rethink the way educational programs function locally. Occurring this late in the year, her resignation makes it tough for the school board to conduct a full search for a new... View

 
Steelhead study shows they can adapt
04/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- Results of a study of stocks of wild steelhead in two nearby streams show the potential for young salmonids to adapt to warmer water temperature, according to recent research.... View

 
Start, Run and Grow Business program
04/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: People interested in starting a new business or improving the one they already own are invited to this month’s general meeting of the McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce. Meagan O’Connor, Education Coordinator/Business Advisor at Lane Community College’s Small Business Development Center ... View

Mary and Martha’s Pantry a labor of love  
Mary and Martha’s Pantry a labor of love
03/19/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook —  In Minnesota households visiting food shelves has risen dramatically. From 2007 to 2011 households visiting nearly doubled from 673,631 in 2007 to 1,076,912 in 2011. That number relates to approximately 7 to 10 percent of Minnesota’s population using f... View