'Full House, Happy People' At Crab Feed
Final numbers aren't in yet from the 13th annual Miss Rogue River Crab Dinner at the Live Oak Grange, but organizers said they were pleased with the turnout."I think we did fairly well," Miss Rogue River pageant director Nadine Roper said. "We sold 110 tickets, and the silent auction sold just under$1,000." Some 150 pounds of crab was purchased for the annual event from Ocean Beauty Seafood. Final number weren't available earlier this week, but, "We did good, though. Full house, happy people for the most part," Roper said. This year's queen contestants include senior Gina Granacki and sophomores Skylar Andrews, Brenna Ruiz and Kaiya Roper. One of them will be chosen as Miss Rogue River in May. This year's Miss Rogue River pageant will be the first since 2016. The 2017 pag-eant was canceled, not quite at the last minute but close enough, after three contest-ants withdrew from the (Subscribe for full story)
Cemetery Targeted By Thieves, Vandals
Police are investigating a burglary at the Woodville Cemetery.
According to reports filed with the Rogue River Police Dept., sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, at around 12:51 p.m. Feb. 11, a cemetery board member found two sheds broken into. A pair of backpack blowers reportedly a Stihl and Husqvarna and some other items were stolen. Board member Tina Runyan said she swung by the cemetery early afternoon. “A week before, two of our lawnmowers were vandalized. I just wanted to check and make sure everything was okay.” As she pulled into the cemetery, Runyan saw a gasoline can sitting by some graves. She knew something was wrong."It was one of bigger cans, and it was still full," she said. “It looked like someone was trying to take it but it was too heavy so they left it be-hind.” Runyan and her husband found both utility sheds were (Subscribe for full story)