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• MAPLETON • SWISSHOME • DEADWOOD • YACHATS AND ALL POINTS BETWEEN
1 2 5 T H OF
Y EAR • I SSUE N O . 3
JANUARY 10 • 2015
YEAR IN REVIEW
C OMPILED BY R YAN C RONK & D USTIN S TEVENSON
after a 14-year-ong battle with cancer. She will be remembered
as a teacher and for her work with the City of Florence until her
retirement in 2010 as city recorder.
Here is a look at the Florence area’s major events of 2014 as
recorded through the news stories and photographs that made the
pages of the Siuslaw News, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014.
Tsunami data released
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries releas-
es tsunami model data for entire Oregon coast. Model can assist
with site-specific evaluations of tsunami risk.
First Citizens announced
Florence Area Chamber of Commerce announces Erik
Tanikawa as First Citizen for 2013. Kylie Brandt was announced
as 2013’s Future First Citizen.
Tail-wagging good time
Bark for Life is announced as a new event in Miller Park,
allowing dog owners to actively participate with their canine
companions while raising funds for a good cause, the American
This old house
Edwin K Bed and Breakfast building in Old Town turns 100
years old this year. It was originally a 1914 Sears Craftsman
home offered for sale by Sears, Roebuck and Co. The B&B is
owned by Marv and Laurie VandeStreek.
Archie’s last stand
Barbara Miller succumbs to cancer
Barbara “Barb” Ann Miller, 65, passed away Jan. 2, 2014,
PHOTO BY THERESA BAER/SIUSLAW NEWS
t was all familiar faces at Thursday’s Dunes City Council meeting, where
re-elected officials were sworn in. Mayor Rebecca Ruede and Councilors
Sheldon Meyer and Duke Wells took the oath of office for another term.
Kenneth Platt, who was elected as a write-in candidate in November, was
not present at the meeting. Councilor Jamie Mills was re-elected as council
president. From left to right are Meyer, Wells, Maurice Sanders, Ruede,
Mills and Ed Scarberry.
Hail to the chief
Florence native Lynn Lamm returns to once again oversee the
Florence Police Department as its interim chief. Lamm accepted
the position at the request of City Manager Jacque Betz upon the
retirement of Ray Gutierrez as of Jan. 1.
Preparing for the future
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center unveils its complet-
ed central utility plant. At a cost of $5 million, the project
increases space to provide new energy-efficient equipment.
Fraud-Ville rocks Florence
Three Rivers Casino and Hotel hosts the annual Fraud-Ville
fundraiser in which various “bands” lip sync to their favorite
songs dressed in appropriate rocking attire. This year, the event
managed to raise almost $17,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of
Western Lane County.
Community voices opinions on Archie Knowles Campground
on Highway 126. The campground has been closed since 2011
Council assembles for new
terms in Dunes City
S AT U R D AY
pending much needed repairs to its water system.
Chamber announces First Citizen nominations
B Y T HERESA B AER
The names of three prominent
and longtime Florence residents
have been announced as candidates
for the annual First Citizen Award.
First Citizen Awards have been a
tradition for decades. The Florence
Area Chamber of Commerce now
hosts the event, which has become
part of a yearly banquet and cere-
mony known as the Siuslaw
MacDuffee and Cindy Wobbe have
been nominated for the 2014 award.
A panel of judges will review the
submitted applications and the win-
ner will be named Wednesday, Jan.
21, at the Siuslaw Awards ceremo-
ny at the Florence Events Center.
Brubaker has worked as a civic
volunteer since 1995. He served
m a j o r
a Rotary Club
s p o k e s -
Phil Brubaker, Bonnie MacDuffee and Cindy woman stat-
Wobbe have been named as candidates for the ed, “Phil’s
annual First Citizen Award.
four terms as mayor and on many leAdership in the Florence commu-
club and government committees nity spans more than 20 calendar
and boards, including the chamber years, and his combined years of
of commerce, Lane Council of service for all organizations totals
Governments, Oregon Mayors over 90 years. … Phil’s qualities of
Association, Rotary, Front Desk leadership and inspiration that sup-
Florence and Peace Harbor Medical port this nomination are vigor,
vision, preparedness, determination
Brubaker was a driving force and performance under pressure.”
behind the construction of the sen-
Bonnie MacDuffee has also been
ior center and the local hospital as nominated for the prestigious First
well as a current campaign to
See CITIZEN 6A
expand its emergency department,
SPORTS — B