A 1952 RHODY PRINCESS AND HER PRINCE

A 1952 RHODY PRINCESS AND HER PRINCE

JOYCE AND WILLIE WORNSTAFF With the upcoming 117th year of the Rhododendron celebration, it was an ideal time to visit and chat with a 1952 Rhody Princess. At first, the thought for this story was to capture the experience of becoming a Rhody Princess. However, soon...
GEORGE DUNCAN

GEORGE DUNCAN

George Duncan was 9 years old and living in Scotland when his father immigrated to Canada and never returned to his family. The year was 1836. To help support their family, George and his younger brother John raised and butchered sheep. Despite such humble beginnings,...
TWO-TOES

TWO-TOES

A Notorious Bear Long time resident Dan Miles was known to have a story or two to share about something he either heard or experienced while living in the area. One such story involved a pesky bear nicknamed Two-Toes. It seemed Two-Toes was a bear with a hankering for...
WHALES IN THE SIUSLAW RIVER

WHALES IN THE SIUSLAW RIVER

It’s no surprise the sight of whales swimming in the Siuslaw river in recent years brings great excitement to those lucky enough to witness it. What may be a surprise however, is to learn that stories of their occasional presence go back many years. One such...
MANAGING A FOREST

MANAGING A FOREST

MARC WANGERIN It’s often said it takes a certain kind of person to do the type of work a job requires. That can be said of Marc Wangerin. Born in 1956, he grew up in Elmira on a mink farm where his father was a furrier. Marc pursued a career in Forestry at Lane...