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FreeCommunity June 20
Thoughts on Father’s Day 2020
I wasn't around for dinner very often; thankfully, we spent a lot of time together in other ways.
FreeSPRINGFIELD June 19
Springfield artist captures memories through lifelike watercolors
Springfield resident Destry Neu is surrounded by art. When she’s not working full-time as an art teacher in Eugene, she runs her own art company, Designs by Dee, where she specializes in watercolor animal portraits.
FreeSPRINGFIELD, CHRONICLE1909 EXCLUSIVE June 19
Mayor Lundberg establishing panel to help 'advance equity in Springfield'
"On this day, Juneteenth, a day when we honor the official end of slavery in the US in 1865 when news of the abolition of slavery finally reached the slave state of Texas, I want to mark our commitment to addressing inequities ... I have chosen this important day to make an announcement. I am establishing a Mayor’s Blue-Ribbon Panel to help us advance equity in Springfield."
FreeGraduation 2020 June 19
A homeschool chorus
Parents lend voices to distance-learning music classes
FreeGraduation 2020 June 19
Abbreviated seasons, fulfilling experiences
Wrapping up Bulldog athletics for the 2019-2020 school year is much more complicated this year than in the past. While we have a lot to celebrate from our fall and winter seasons, spring was unfortunately cut short.
FreeGraduation 2020 June 19
Tough losses, wins to ‘distance’ music
Switching to distance learning posed a challenge to Creswell’s school music program: how to meaningfully substitute virtual classes for the in-person practice necessary to become highly skilled bands and choirs.
FreeGraduation 2020 June 19
Reflections on the ‘lost season’
Before COVID-19 closures forced cancellation of spring sports, 2019-20 Bulldog athletes and coaches were riding a wave of fall/winter successes, with high hopes and anticipation for spring.
FreeBREAKING NEWS, CHRONICLE 1909 EXCLUSIVE June 18
Fire chief reinstated without disciplinary action
South Lane County Fire & Rescue board members tonight voted to reinstate Chief John Wooten without any disciplinary action, which led to the immediate resignation of vice president Jennifer Radcliffe following the 3-2 vote.
FreeEducation June 18
Education Station Notebook
A month ago, Oregon received approval to implement pandemic benefits for students who had access to free meals, which families are now receiving. Families of more than 130,000 students received a total of $50k from June 1-9.
FreeEducation June 18
Textbook cases
Students, families face tough choices
FreeOutdoors • Angler's Log June 18
Successful fishing always begins with safety gear
It’s just one of those facts of nature and an unfortunate reality that some only come to realize when it’s a little too late. That we often recreate, boat and fish in places that can be downright dangerous for people who are not prepared. For anyone naïve to the challenges, danger is as close as a single misplaced footstep, a gust of wind, a submerged stick or a moment of indecision.
FreeHealth June 18
Herrmann retiring after July
The longtime PeaceHealth executive and hospital leader, recognized for decades of public service-minded work, announced his decision late Wednesday afternoon.
FreeOpinion June 18
Another side of police behavior
Sheriff Harrold’s message: Character counts
FreeNews June 17
Creswell Chamber annual awards remain in limbo
The Coronavirus has thrown a wrench in most plans, Creswell Chamber Awards Banquet included. This time last year, nominations would have been already made, and the Chamber Awards Banquet would have already wrapped up.
FreeSLCF&R June 17
SLCF&R Fire board could make decision on Wooten’s status Thursday
South Lane Fire County Fire & Rescue board reconvenes on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss the investigation of fire Chief John Wooten’s alleged personal Facebook posts dating back two months, ones that say the pandemic is a hoax and that rioters should be shot.
FreeHoliday June 17
Fourth of July Holiday: Celebrating close to home
Though all Fourth of July celebrations in South Lane County are canceled due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, city leaders are encouraging residents to celebrate — just keep it local, and keep it safe.
FreeBusiness9 June 17
Covered Bridge Brewing debuts in Cottage Grove
The Grove’s got a new place to sip coffee and throw back a beer. Covered Bridge Brewing Group at 926 E. Main St. opened its doors for the first time Tuesday, June 16.
FreeCommunity June 17
Almanac Notebook
FreeObituaries June 17
Death Notices
FreeObituaries June 17
Leonard Clinton Fagen
Nov. 5, 1933 - May 28, 2020
FreeObituaries June 17
Nina Kay Golightly-Taylor
1953 - June 8, 2020
FreeObituaries June 17
Jewel Goddard
June 25, 1927 - March 29, 2020
FreeObituaries June 17
Diane Kay Gammell
Dec. 15, 1940 - May 28, 2020
FreeObituaries June 17
Carmen Maebelle White
May 20, 1924 - June 4, 2020
FreeObituaries June 17
Ronald ‘Ron’ Glaspie
April 3, 1935 - June 9, 2020

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