I am firmly in favor of the Wyrsch motel planned at exit 31. It is needed. It will not be a detriment to the surroundings. The residents of Forster Woods will have no reason whatsoever to fear it. It will be a very positive addition to the North Bend area.
It would be great to have my classmates all stay in a motel in North Bend for our 60th reunion next fall!
Dick Zemp, my brother, had plans for a motel several years ago. He developed the South Fork mall and made it possible for Nintendo to have land for their building. If my memory is correct, he once owned the land which is now Forster Woods. Hans Forster was a prominent dairyman in the area, along with the Ribarys and others.
Dick would have been 71 today, 9-9-09, had he lived. I miss him terribly. I lived in North Bend for 44 years, and worked for the Weyerhaeuser Company for 46 and a half years — personal stuff no one else really cares about!
Green Valley, Ariz.