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Between the Lines
02/11/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Sometimes I have to wonder if technology does more good or bad. The past few years it seems technology has exploded and evidence of that is shown daily in the news. Stories pop up on various hacking of businesses, from retail establishments to entertainment companies. Target... View

 
Between the Lines
12/17/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- My friend and colleague Seth Schmidt, editor of the Tracy Headlight Herald and former graduate of Westbrook High School, talked about charitable giving. Many people wait until the end of the year to make charitable contributions. He mentioned the Tracy Ed Foundation as a great place to donate. He ... View

 
Between the Lines
12/30/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     It is that time of the year when we reflect on the past year and give speculation on the new year.... View

 
Between the Lines
05/06/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-

    There is probably a lot of support for the group that has received a franchise for a new pro soccer team. The question is since we just dumped a ton of our hard earned money into a couple of, state of the art, stadiums Target Field, and the Wilfs personal shrine foot... View


 
February 19, 2015
02/19/2015

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week... View

 
Cheers and Jeers
12/23/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Sony hacking . . . Jeers... View

Community responds to planning session  
Community responds to planning session
02/19/2015

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: “Our job as a communitty and as a school is to make sure every student has an opportunity to be the best they can be,” were the words superintendent Jim Thomas used to open a public meeting at the McKenzie Elementary School’s pagoda building last Wednesday night. “We cannot short change ... View

Fish gain new lease on life  
Fish gain new lease on life
02/19/2015

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- The Oregon chub on Tuesday became the first fish in the United States to be taken off the federal Endangered Species List as the result of population recovery.... View

 
Between the Lines
04/22/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Sometimes I think the world is just running amuck. Due to advancements in technology everything in the world seems to be going at a fast forward pace. When something happens on the other side of the earth we usually know  about it within seconds or minutes. There a... View

 
Between the Lines
03/04/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Good news for Kate Jorgenson... View

 
Obituary
01/07/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     For years people have talked about the good old days, but when you really think back, all was not so good. I think what people really mean is — the nostalgic memories of our past. Some are very special and we hold them dear to our hearts, while some are less enchanted.... View

 
McKenzie High Sports Update
12/11/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week... View

Changes at Aunt Ding’s  
Changes at Aunt Ding’s
12/11/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- WALTERVILLE: Nine years ago a woman says a building in Walterville, “Just looked at me and said ‘Buy me.’” Apparently that’s happened again.... View

 
Between the Lines
03/25/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     A cousin of mine once said, “when it comes to technology, my kids say ‘I must have been born Amish.”    Well, I am sure my kids sometime must think I was born technology deficient. Although I do rate myself on a scale of 1-10 at around five. ... View

Westbook woman loses  life in accident  
Westbook woman loses life in accident
02/04/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — At about 8:15 Friday morning Katie Sue Donaldson, 18, was on her way to school when she apparently pulled away from a stop sign heading east on Cottonwood County Road 10, when she was struck on the drivers side by a minivan driven by Sharon Gay Baker, 47, of Rev... View

Tooth Taxi’s visit a success  
Tooth Taxi’s visit a success
12/11/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- FINN ROCK: The Tooth Taxi makes history every day. Last month the converted motor home’s trip to McKenzie Schools added to its lore. Those visits, on November 22nd and 23rd, amounted to over 8,000 screenings and 4.5 million dollars in donated services since the dental van’s inception in 2008.... View

 
Between the Lines
04/01/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Sometimes one has to wonder about our court system. I guess you could say it is probably better than most court systems in the world. But sometimes one has to wonder what the heck are they thinking.... View

 
Between the Lines
01/21/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     There are 25 school districts in Minnesota that can levy monies from their constituents without seeking voter approval. I believe that all districts are allowed to spend up to a certain amount of money for various needs without voter pre approval. I believe the things that t... View

 
Between the Lines
03/25/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     It seems the state has too much money — well not really, but the budget forecasters are predicting we will have a surplus of nearly two billion dollars! First reaction — give it back, but wait a minute, we don’t actually have it yet. Like weather forecasts, budget forecasts ... View

Lane County Sheriff's Reports  
Lane County Sheriff's Reports
12/11/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- Nov. 29: 12:19 a.m: Weapon - Shots Fired. 40300 block, Deerhorn Rd. Complainant advised it sounds like someone is shooting near the river, has heard approx. 6 – 7 shots, nothing else.... View