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Briefs: Week of June 20

Lane County auctioning off six properties Included in the auction are lots located in Springfield, Pleasant Hill, Fall Creek, Florence, and Triangle Lake. Lane County is conducting a sealed-bid auction of real property now until 11 a.m. Monday, July 22. Bids open at 11 a.m. on July 23. Winners will be[Read More…]

Bruno named ‘Top Dog’

SPRINGFIELD – Deputy Luke Thomas and K9 Bruno, above, from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office won this year’s K9 Competition, and K9 Bruno was named the Top Dog. The duo won by earning the most points throughout last Saturday afternoon’s event at Hamlin Middle School. This year’s competition was in[Read More…]

SSZ Briefs: Tovey, Bengtson make their marks at Nike event

The Nike Outdoor Nationals, a national competition for high school and middle school track & field athletes, took place at Hayward Field last week.  Multiple area athletes took part in the “championship” division and “emerging elite” division. Thurston’s Bailey Tovey competed in the girls javelin and shot put championships, finishing[Read More…]

Becks celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

On May 18, 2024  Bob and Alma Beck celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with many friends and family. They met in Darmstadt, Germany in 1973 shortly after Alma arrived as the civilian program director for the Army Service Club at Kelly Barracks. Bob had been assigned there for two years[Read More…]

TRIBUTE: Donald ‘Don’ Prechtel

Donald ‘Don’ Prechtel December 16, 1936 – April 21, 2024 Donald “Don” Conrad Prechtel of Creswell, Oregon, passed away on April 21, 2024, at the age of 87. Donald was born on December 16, 1936, in Los Angeles, California, to Elmer and Jane (Asmus) Prechtel. Donald will be remembered as[Read More…]

Data Center: Public Safety – Week of June 20

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT MONDAY, JUNE 10 (70 total calls) Top calls: Traffic stop (17), Theft (5) Criminal trespass (4) 12:53 am: Criminal trespass, 1565 Mohawk Blvd. 2:44 am: Menacing, 10th St./Q St. 3:13 am: Unlawful vehicle entry, 971 Kruse Way 6:43 am: Assault 4, 1550 Q St. 8:54 am: Theft,[Read More…]



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