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FreeGraduation 2020 June 13
Moving on up
Graduation is ‘in the bag’
FreeGraduation 2020 June 13
5th-graders ‘drive in’ to middle school
During a “drive-thru” promotion event June 8 at Creslane Elementary School, members of the high school Class of 2027 drove in as 5th-graders and drove out as middle schoolers.
FreeGraduation 2020 June 13
8th-grade grads ‘distant, still together’
Like their high school counterparts, this year’s Creswell Middle School 8th-graders couldn’t “graduate” with their friends, with their traditional ceremony and parent-sponsored party.
FreeGraduation 2020 June 12
How does a city budget in a pandemic?
If you can imagine trying to rebuild a car engine while it’s running, you might have an inkling about the task that faced the City of Cottage Grove staff as it was trying to figure out its budget for 2020-21.
FreeOpinion June 12
Opinion: Let’s all flush away those bad early teachings
Words escape me. For days now, I have been trying to figure out a way to express my thoughts about the current historical events we are living through right now since George Floyd died at the hands of rogue police officers in Minneapolis.
FreeSLCF&R June 12
Wooten investigation ongoing
Raade interim chief while alleged statements are reviewe
FreeChronicle1909 Exclusive June 12
Springfield business donates bikes, scooters to local children
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Downtown Springfield Business owner Christopher Bettis said he wanted to do something for the community he cares about so deeply.
FreeOpinion June 12
Opinion: Still waiting for The Big One
The end of the world is nigh. That means imminent, soon, impending. So say the experts and it appears that many people think the threat is real because lately more than a few of my friends have asked me what we’re doing to get ready for it.
FreeOpinion • Chinese Astrology June 11
Horses and Tigers are graduating!
June is graduation season, and we are excited to congratulate high school and college graduates as they begin their adult lives and careers. While chatting with The Chronicle’s publisher and executive editor last week, we discussed how exciting graduation is for our community.
FreePets June 11
Patience, focused commands best way to find results, rewards
You get a new puppy or dog. Do you think that training will be a fun time? I do, with every dog I train.
FreeGraduation 2020 June 10
2020: A Most Unique Graduating Class and Year
South Lane School District’s video graduation ceremonies for its two High Schools both opened to the traditional strains of “Pomp & Circumstance”, a tip of the hat to tradition, in what no one could describe as a traditional year.
FreeEducation June 10
Leaders of Creswell, Springfield schools promise to ‘do better’
FreeEducation June 10
Education Station Notebook
FreeHealth June 10
We are what we wear … on our skin
I have heard from many readers that they are spending more time in their gardens this spring. Let’s face it, this is a stressful time for many; jobs lost, missing out on school and family events.
Graduation 2020 June 10
Hindsight is 2020: Graduates, teachers reflect on year
Creswell High School’s graduation – including commencement speeches and awards – was held during a historic, virtual ceremony that began around 8 p.m. on June 5. It was “around 8 p.m.” because it is, after all, 2020.
FreeSpringfield June 10
Protesters march, stress taking action vs. words
For over a week, Black Lives Matter protests have occurred throughout the country and state after the murder of George Floyd, and many other black citizens, by the hands of the police.
Free June 10
Man still at large after pursuit
There was a sense of calm and safety in the high school parking lot the morning of Saturday, June 6, as new graduates were commencing to go cruising. Sgt. Scott Denham was ready to lead the procession around town, musing aloud to local journalists about what the rest of his day might look like. Nothing special, really.
FreeSpringfield June 10
Rallying to a decision
Springfield CC will pay for body cameras
FreeObituaries June 10
Death Notices
FreeObituaries June 10
Edwin Lee
July 15, 1929 - June 1, 2020
FreeObituaries June 10
Raymond Henry Foppe
Sept. 30, 1947 - May 19, 2020
FreeObituaries June 10
Madeline Black White
Sept. 10, 1933 — April 7, 2020
FreeObituaries June 10
Shirley Ruth Woolery (Rizzi)
Jan. 16, 1933 - May 24, 2020
FreeObituaries June 10
Phyllis Lucille (Joiner) Bowers
Sept. 6, 1925 - May 31, 2020
FreeObituaries June 10
Iona Marie McHoes
Sept. 9, 1925 - May 28, 2020
FreeObituaries June 10
Bonnie Belle (Dement) Sneed
Jan. 11, 1929 - June 4, 2020
FreeObituaries June 10
Charles Lester Newingham
May 11, 1939 - June 3, 2020
FreeHealth June 10
First case of rabies in a bat reported to Lane County Public Health
Rabies in bats has been documented in 49 states and is endemic in Oregon’s bat population.
FreeChronicle1909 Exlcusive June 8
Springfield City Council says police body cams will stay
SPRINGFIELD — After a flood of citizen concern about cutting the police body camera program in the Springfield Police Department, Springfield City Council unanimously agreed that the body cams will stay.

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