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Man injured in plane crash at Brookings Airport

Firefighters watch as a tow truck pulls the airplane from a ravine near the runway at the Brookings Airport Wednesday morning.

A Grants Pass man is being treated for injuries after crashing his small plane at the Brookings Airport at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

Robert Earl Stonebrook, 78, was landing his plane at the south end of the runway and it made contact with the ground when he veered off to the right, and his plane took a nosedive into the nearby ravine. He was alone in the plane.



Dori Randall: Champion for children, theater

Dori Randall was known as “Miss Dori” by hundreds of children who visited the public library or participated in local theater. In April, nearly 100 people attended a ceremony to rename the theater she founded to the Dori Randall Performing Arts Center.

Brookings resident Dori Randall, who influenced the lives of countless children and adults during nearly 20 years of community volunteer work, died Saturday after a 10-month battle with breast cancer. She was 59.

Randall, known by many as “Miss Dori,” was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and left Brookings in July 2015 to be with family in Colorado, where she received medical treatment and eventually hospice. She died peacefully in her sleep, according to family members.

Her death, while expected by many, left her friends and acquaintances mourning the loss and recalling their favorite experiences with Randall.


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