COOS BAY — One of the many goals for the Marshfield High School Speech and Debate team this season was to go to New Mexico — the sight of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament.

COOS BAY — As a caregiver, a hair stylist, a family member and a friend — Maple Noggle has worn many hats for the past several weeks as she carries out her duties as an essential worker at Ocean Ridge Assisted Living.

In the Saturday, May 23, print edition of Hometown Heroes special section, a story about caregiver Maple Noggle misspells her last name. 

COOS BAY — “I think for a while this will be our new normal … it has to be,” said Sherree Wismer, a registered nurse in Bay Area Hospital’s Emergency Department, about how life has changed since COVID-19 came on scene.

OREGON — People have asked whether it’s OK to host a small Memorial Day BBQ with close friends. A small backyard barbeque with family and close friends is a great alternative to traveling this holiday weekend.

Gregory Manuel Sandberg - 65, of Coos Bay, passed away May 20, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service- Bay Area, 541-269-2851 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

COOS BAY — When nations across the globe were warned that the novel coronavirus was coming, one registered nurse at North Bend Medical Center felt the same fear as everyone else.

HAUSER — After a surge of coronavirus cases throughout the month of April, Shutter Creek Correctional Institution has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 since the beginning of May.

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay City Council voted unanimously this week to raise the sewer rate by 5.5% within the city.

Herbert “Herb” Welch - 66, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. No services are planned at this time, arrangements under the direction of Dunes Memorial Chapel.

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