Will Lil' Pantry Be Death of a Small Town?
A few people took time Tuesday night to address the planning commission about the planned Lil' Pantry store that Dale Hurst wants to build. Hurst, a Rogue River native, opened his first Lil' Market and Deli a number of years ago and, as he told the planning commissioners, the store took on a life of its own. It's now a small chain, with a new store opening in Roseburg later on in the year and (Subscribe for full story)
Proposed Budget Decreased by $1.8M
With a budget that includes the continuation of full-time kindergarten and the flow-through of $1.5 million in funding through the grant for seismic improvements at Rogue River Elementary School, the Rogue River School District has proposed a budget of $12,094,266 for the 2013-14 school year. That's a 13.3 percent decrease from the 2012-13 budget of $13,943,666, but still better than the (Subscribe for full story)
Wimer and Evans Valley: Strong Support For Firefighters
It's been a busy month for Evans Valley Fire District #6 (EVFD) and its crew of firefighters. Chief Bill Fuller and his staff have been preparing for the district's 50th anniversary, as well as the annual spaghetti feed – which is hosted by the district's auxiliary and is one of the top fund-raising events of the year. On April 20, more than 80 people descended upon EVFD's station to celebrate the district's founding. Brian Ballou, United States (Subscribe for full story)