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I was in Medford when news broke that the EO Media Group was starting a new newspaper to replace the Mail Tribune that had recently gone out of business. I was there to attend an informal Medford High School class reunion that was organized m…

It's so easy to get into a rut yet difficult to get out. A rut is a regular habit, pattern or expectation. There is a certain degree of comfort associated with being in a rut. It is consistent, familiar and safe. We can fall into a rut uninte…

A recurring Central Oregonian soapbox topic is the current political polarization of our country and how it bleeds into small communities like our own. The genesis of it is hard to pinpoint, but one could look to several developments that lik…

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The Portland Police blotter tells us that Tuesday, Jan. 3, a 25-year-old man approached a 78-year-old man on a TriMet platform and bit off his ear.

Consider what, and mainly who, brings you joy and what really matters in your life and let there be Christmas in your heart during this season

Frances “Fannie” Elizabeth Day was born at Creswell, Oregon on Oct. 5, 1865. She grew up on her parents’ farm. She met Sidney Stearns at her aunt’s farm near Springfield, Oregon in 1886, and on Nov. 15, 1887, she married the dashing young sto…

Library issue not portrayed accurately; Lemon Gulch opponents oppose location, not activity

Library should serve all county residents, not a few; Lemon Gulch proposal should get our support

What a joy to see Veterans Day Parade turnout; Shocked to see the Bowman Museum levy fail