"We are saddened by the tragic shootings at Umpqua Community College. The Rogue River Press sends our prayers to all the students, family, friends and first responders who are part of this horrible occurrence. We are compiling information at this time and will have all of the up to date information in the October 7th edition of the Rogue River Press."
Students Learn to Revere Constitution
Alexis Strong and his wife Norma have seen the jubilation of having regained freedom and have seen what happens when freedom is taken away. At 86 years old, Strong says he wants anything but for young American citizens to lose their freedom. That's why he and Norma, 85, visited three classes at Rogue River Junior/Senior High School (RRJSHS) on Fri., Sept. 25. The visit coincided with Constitution Week, the week-long commemoration of thead option of the U.S. Constitution in 1789. Three hundred copies of the Constitution, in the form of a 46-page pocket pamphlet that also includes the Declaration of Independence, were handed out to each student in the classes and made available to each student at RRJSHS. Mr. Strong told the students that he and Norma,with whom he has recently celebrated their 64th wedding (Subscribe for full story)
Unknown Future for Landmark
After several years of operation, a Rogue River landmark is closing. As of Sept. 29, the Market Basket closed its doors. Former owner Michelle Fisher said that business slumps and other issues lead to her decision to close. “It’s a very difficult decision,” she said. “We’ve had as lump for the last year or so.We got hit hard and it was very difficult to recover.” Fisher said that she struggled to keep things running. She admitted that she hadeven fallen behind with therent but worked with Steve Ausland, the then property owner, and they hammered out an agreement that allowed her to be caught up. “Steve was very under standing and he helped (Subscribe for full story)
One RR Man Dead, One Seriously Injured
One Rogue River man is dead and another is hospitalized after a two-vehicle traffic collision that happened Saturday afternoon. The Oregon State Police (OSP) has reported that one of the drivers, Robert W. Smith, 67, was pronounced dead on scene. Michael Clark, 62, was seriously injured and transported to Three Rivers Medical Center. According to OSP Sgt. Jeff Allison, at around 3:30p.m. Sept. 26, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 99 near Fruitdale Drive in Grants Pass. Allison reported that a 1988 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, driven by Smith, was traveling south bound on Highway 99 when it attempted to make a U-turn. As the vehicle made the turn, another southbound vehicle,Clark’s 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, collided with it. The impact caused both vehicles to slide across the road and into the driveway of a private residence where it (Subscribe for full story)