Siuslaw track and field standout Mikaela Siegel is Coast Radio Sports' Athlete of the Week. The senior placed in four events at last week's Central Coast Invitational in Florence. Siegel won the triple jump; took 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles; 3rd in the 300 meter hurdles; and 4th in the high jump.
Honorable mention is given to Celie Mans who ran a career best 10:27.52 to 7th place in the girls' 3,000 meter at Saturday's 52nd annual Centennial High School Invitational in Portland
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Several candidates on the May 17th ballot in Lane County will be featured on this month's Our Town. The two candidates for Lane County District Attorney will get the most time to talk about themselves and the office.
Patty Perlow was the Chief Deputy DA for 8 years before ascending to the top spot last summer. She was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to be the new District Attorney after Alex Gardner stepped down.
Clayton Tullos is challenging Perlow. He is an attorney from Eugene.
There are four candidates for the Lane County Justice of the Peace on the ballot, but one has dropped out. Florence resident Guy Rosinbaum said he was the first to file. He is also a member of the Siuslaw School Board and when others did join the race at the last minute, he opted to withdraw. But, it was too late to remove his name from the ballot.
Rick Brissendon, Woody Woodbury and Joshua Rogers are the three remaining candidates. Brissendon and Woodbury have committed to appearing on Our Town. As of press time, Rogers had not responded to any of three inquiries.
One other "election" related item in this month's Our Town will be a conversation with Mapleton Schools Superintendent Jodi O'Mara about that district's request for $4,000,000 to be used for capital improvements at the district. If voters approve that levy, it would actually mean the district would get a total of $8,000,000 because the Oregon Department of Education would match the district levy with a $4,000,000 grant.
Our Town conversations will also cover economic development in Florence with a couple of local enterpreneurs who are participating in "RAIN", the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network. Plus, the high school athletic director of the year in the 1A division, Aaron Longo, of Mapleton High School, will talk about winning that as well as the Athletic Directors Association of Oregon Leadership Award for 2015.
Our Town will air from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday, May 4th on KCST, then again Thursday morning from 10 to Noon on KCFM.