Cheering On a Dream

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s a typical Friday night at Siuslaw High School. There’s a slight chill in the air as the Vikings hosted the South Umpqua Lancers. Cheyanne Rudder, 14, a freshman at Siuslaw High, has wanted to be a cheerleader. Rudder has Down syndrome and autism and experts said she’d never go to a … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Auto Competition

GRESHAM, Ore. — Two Western Oregon high school teams are competing in the 2013 Ford AAA Auto Skills Contest in Gresham. Team Springfield is Justin Smith, Justin Johnson and Coach Mark Simmons, and Team Siuslaw High is Mike Head and Timothy Jones with Coach Harry Holton. Ten teams will race against the clock to identify … Continue reading »