Rick Stillwagon is passionate about making things. His career was built making cabinets and other items by hand, and even when he’s not at work, he’s often building something.

Crystal Hockema thought she was making a better life for herself when she bought Luigi's Italian Sandwiches in February 2020. But she had no idea how the world would change just a month later.

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has selected the winner of a $250 cash prize in its 2021 photo contest. The contest was conducted from August 15 to October 15. A panel of chamber members reviewed the entries.

Buffy is 9 years old, recently had a dental, blood work, negative for felv/fiv and is a handsome neutered boy who needs an indoor only home of his own with other cats but not dogs. He is super friendly and loving.

Germaine Herring met his future wife, Chelsea, on a volunteer construction project over 20 years ago. He was an outgoing Black man pursuing a career as a full-time minister; Chelsea was a quiet white woman with goals of her own. Neither had romance in mind as their friendship blossomed.

Drivers Jeremy Bellinger and Bill Brunk stood somewhat back from the day’s festivities in Crescent City, but kept careful watch over their precious cargo Sugar Bear.

North Bend High School Senior Haley Reeves was crowned Miss Flame 2021 at Friday night’s home football game. Miss Flame Week is a tradition that dates back to a partnership forged in 1958 between North Bend High School and the North Bend Fire Department to bring attention to fire prevention …

 Since starting at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Katelin Wirth has worked steadily to improve herself. She was hired in June 2016 in the material management department and moved to the accounting and finance department in April 2020.

“We’re back,” said Florence Winter Music Festival chairperson Kirk Mlinek. “Once again, music fans can warm up their winter with blazing-hot bluegrass, heartwarming traditional and new folk, and foot-stompin’ Americana.

Bandon High School students recently spent some time working on Community Service Day. Former Bandon High School teacher Jim Proehl was working with the school district to improve the Bandon Heights area. BHS teacher Kate Hawthorne brought the students to Bandon Heights for service day and a…

BANDON – On an unusually quiet day in the Emergency Department at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Katie Witt, a registered nurse, has a few minutes to talk. It’s not usually that way. The ED is one of the busiest departments at the hospital.

BANDON – Debbie Steele brings a touch of cheer to Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center on holidays with her decorating talents. Her creative spark travels to other areas of her life as well. She collects and sells antiques and collectibles and enjoys applying her skills and lending her…

NeighborWorks Umpqua has appointed Erica Mills as its new chief executive officer. Mills, a Douglas County resident who has served for three years as a program area director for NeighborWorks Umpqua, was offered the position after a nationwide search and interview process. She will lead the …

Erik White has been an artist for as long as he can remember, and for many years he and his wife have dreamed of opening their own gallery.

Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and Brookings-Harbor High School are pleased to announce that Brookings-Harbor High School Class of 2021 seniors Nohemi Fernandez and Aaron Parkinson are recipients of the Jim Seeley Memorial Scholarship.

Mayor Jessica Engelke proclaimed July 29 as “North Bend High School Bowling Team Day” to honor the Bulldogs on being the first team in Oregon to compete at the U.S. High School Bowling National Championships. Engelke issued her proclamation at North Bend Lanes and followed it up with a big a…

Def Cougar Mellencamp and No Class Art will deliver a free show for the community at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, at So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Avenue, Coos Bay. The show is free.

Graduates from all over Oregon traveled to Scio to participate in a drive-through commencement ceremony held by Willamette Connections Academy on June 12. Diana Griffin from Bandon is one of the estimated 45 graduates that make up the online public charter school’s 2021 graduating class.

The Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation is proud to announce the second Patty J. Barton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Jasmine Herrera of Coos Bay.  This is a $20,000 renewable award to be issued over qualifying terms as the requirements of performance are met.   

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Rick Stillwagon is passionate about making things. His career was built making cabinets and other items by hand, and even when he’s not at work, he’s often building something.

Crystal Hockema thought she was making a better life for herself when she bought Luigi's Italian Sandwiches in February 2020. But she had no idea how the world would change just a month later.

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has selected the winner of a $250 cash prize in its 2021 photo contest. The contest was conducted from August 15 to October 15. A panel of chamber members reviewed the entries.

Buffy is 9 years old, recently had a dental, blood work, negative for felv/fiv and is a handsome neutered boy who needs an indoor only home of his own with other cats but not dogs. He is super friendly and loving.

Germaine Herring met his future wife, Chelsea, on a volunteer construction project over 20 years ago. He was an outgoing Black man pursuing a career as a full-time minister; Chelsea was a quiet white woman with goals of her own. Neither had romance in mind as their friendship blossomed.

Drivers Jeremy Bellinger and Bill Brunk stood somewhat back from the day’s festivities in Crescent City, but kept careful watch over their precious cargo Sugar Bear.

North Bend High School Senior Haley Reeves was crowned Miss Flame 2021 at Friday night’s home football game. Miss Flame Week is a tradition that dates back to a partnership forged in 1958 between North Bend High School and the North Bend Fire Department to bring attention to fire prevention …

 Since starting at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Katelin Wirth has worked steadily to improve herself. She was hired in June 2016 in the material management department and moved to the accounting and finance department in April 2020.

“We’re back,” said Florence Winter Music Festival chairperson Kirk Mlinek. “Once again, music fans can warm up their winter with blazing-hot bluegrass, heartwarming traditional and new folk, and foot-stompin’ Americana.

Bandon High School students recently spent some time working on Community Service Day. Former Bandon High School teacher Jim Proehl was working with the school district to improve the Bandon Heights area. BHS teacher Kate Hawthorne brought the students to Bandon Heights for service day and a…

BANDON – On an unusually quiet day in the Emergency Department at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Katie Witt, a registered nurse, has a few minutes to talk. It’s not usually that way. The ED is one of the busiest departments at the hospital.

BANDON – Debbie Steele brings a touch of cheer to Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center on holidays with her decorating talents. Her creative spark travels to other areas of her life as well. She collects and sells antiques and collectibles and enjoys applying her skills and lending her…

NeighborWorks Umpqua has appointed Erica Mills as its new chief executive officer. Mills, a Douglas County resident who has served for three years as a program area director for NeighborWorks Umpqua, was offered the position after a nationwide search and interview process. She will lead the …

Erik White has been an artist for as long as he can remember, and for many years he and his wife have dreamed of opening their own gallery.

Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and Brookings-Harbor High School are pleased to announce that Brookings-Harbor High School Class of 2021 seniors Nohemi Fernandez and Aaron Parkinson are recipients of the Jim Seeley Memorial Scholarship.

Mayor Jessica Engelke proclaimed July 29 as “North Bend High School Bowling Team Day” to honor the Bulldogs on being the first team in Oregon to compete at the U.S. High School Bowling National Championships. Engelke issued her proclamation at North Bend Lanes and followed it up with a big a…

Def Cougar Mellencamp and No Class Art will deliver a free show for the community at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, at So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Avenue, Coos Bay. The show is free.

Graduates from all over Oregon traveled to Scio to participate in a drive-through commencement ceremony held by Willamette Connections Academy on June 12. Diana Griffin from Bandon is one of the estimated 45 graduates that make up the online public charter school’s 2021 graduating class.

The Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation is proud to announce the second Patty J. Barton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Jasmine Herrera of Coos Bay.  This is a $20,000 renewable award to be issued over qualifying terms as the requirements of performance are met.