Opinion & Editorial

Letter to the editor: So glad we found you!

Dear Editor

Some time ago, I noticed your “The Chronicle” sign on the side of the Taylor Building in downtown Springfield. I wondered why you’d have an office here. 

A short while after that, while in a meeting with Vonnie at the Springfield Chamber office, she said something about “The Chronicle.” It didn’t take her long to set me straight. I immediately subscribed and I am enjoying my hometown newspaper so much.

I’ve a long affinity for “Springfield’s own newspaper.” 

In 1956, The Springfield News experimented with home delivery by hiring 10 kids to test/fine-tune a carrier system. I had route #10. 

In 1958, as a junior in Springfield High School’s Photography II class, the News hired me to be its sole darkroom tech – the job I held through my sophomore year at the University of Oregon. Then I moved on to other areas of the photo industry for the rest of my adult career life.

Yes! Anticipating, receiving, and reading each issue of The Chronicle gives me the “warm fuzzies.” 

Thanks for being you. I appreciate ya!

Kenny Eilers, Springfield



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