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FreeCottage Grove June 27
Collecting, protecting memories
Difficult conversations can save heartache later
FreeHealth June 26
Creswell chiropractor enjoys small-town feel
‘Acts of service … that’s my love language’
FreeCommunity June 26
Keeping it ‘normal’ – all while making it special
Flexibility, creativity key attributes when planning 2020 grad ceremonies during a pandemic
FreeCommunity • Our Stories June 26
Routine trips now feel long, strange
It had been 12 weeks since we left home when we left Oregon for the first time since early March. We did not want to take this trip, but it was a once-in-a-lifetime necessity that demanded our attention to a matter in San Juan’s. Before leaving, we gathered our “virus kit” with masks, sanitizer, and gloves.
FreeNews • Springfield June 26
Springfield City Council OKs budget, discusses police
The Springfield City Council meeting on June 15 was rife with technical difficulties as multiple members of the community spoke during public hearings.
FreeCommunity June 26
Father’s Day Buggy Blast
Ever since Bugfest became an annual event, the car show has been a great way to start off Father’s Day festivities. Last Sunday, owner of Springfield German Import, Zack Wilson, 57, of Springfield, held Bugfest for the 26th year in a row despite COVID-19 restrictions.
FreeNews • Springfield June 26
Springfield city panel addresses pandemic response, reopening initiatives
As Lane County transitions into Phase II of reopening, Springfield City Club held a panel on June 18 to give insight on how Springfield is approaching reopening, Eugene Springfield Fire’s response and an update on the recovery planning efforts.
FreeOpinion • Chinese Astrology June 26
Taurus-Tiger sign a balanced personality
I received a question from a female reader who was born under the sun sign Taurus during the lunar Year of the Tiger. She wondered what I could tell her about her potential and any hidden talents she may have.
FreeCHRONICLE1909 EXCLUSIVE June 25
Four-hour police stand-off ends with arrest in Springfield
Residents in an apartment complex near Meadow Park in Springfield were evacuated just after 9 a.m. on Thursday June 25, after police responded to a report of a man with a handgun on the balcony, threatening for a police shootout.
FreeCommunity June 25
Smart use of rewards will help train any pet, or human
Do you like to be rewarded? We all like rewards! We get rewarded for our work week with a paycheck. Have you seen videos of dolphins offering their flippers for medical procedures?
FreeOpinion June 25
Notes, quotes and anecdotes ...
Susan Kenady-Blachnik is one of the more inspiring people I’ve met in Creswell. She’s a tireless champion when it comes to feeding those in need. She has the will of a true-believer, one who is fully committed to the cause.
FreeEducation June 25
Springfield school leaders discuss reopening strategy for Fall 2020
Superintendent Todd Hamilton joked that it’s been “a very short summer break for district staff” from the transition of the end of the school year into thinking about the reopening strategy for Fall 2020.
FreeEducation June 25
Education Station Notebook
For the 2019-2020 school year, Springfield Public Schools graduating seniors were awarded a total of $4,105,617 in scholarships.
FreeNews • Cottage Grove June 25
‘Longest-running’ protest in Oregon a credit to committed Grove residents
“Stand for Peace” has been a part of the Cottage Grove scene nearly two decades now. You have seen the rainbow Peace/Pace flags being waved. Signs with slogans, some generic like “No Justice, No Peace,” others more topical in tune with the news of the day that define the perimeter of Opal Whiteley/All American Square.
FreeCHRONICLE1909 EXCLUSIVE June 24
Wooten: 'Truly sorry for posts'
South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten was reinstated last week, after being placed on paid administrative leave while the board investigated posts on his personal Facebook page, which was not publicly available. The posts stated that rioters should be shot and that the Coronavirus was a hoax. He issued a statement Wednesday apologizing for the divisiveness and negativity his posts caused.
FreeEmerald Valley Almanac June 24
Keep calm, and use lavender
FreeGraduation 2020 June 24
Springfield - Thurston - Academy of Arts and Academics
Springfield seniors celebrate accomplisments, future
FreeSLCF&R June 24
Radcliffe resignation statement
Jennifer Radcliffe resigned immediately after the board’s vote.
FreeSLCF&R June 24
SLCF&R board reinstates Wooten
Board votes 3-2 with no disciplinary action; Radcliffe immediately resigns after decision
FreeNews June 24
'Right to Assemble'
Two groups of protesters descended upon downtown streets, culminating in a rally at City Hall, in an overall peaceful protest with sporadic heated exchanges on Monday, June 22.
FreeObituaries June 24
Death Notices
FreeObituaries June 24
Kenneth Nagao
Dec. 23, 1939 - May 18, 2020
FreeObituaries June 24
Ronald Kelly Rikala
FreeObituaries June 24
Gilbert Claude Sampson
May 23, 1923 – April 5, 2020
FreeObituaries June 24
Beryl Madeline Johansen
Feb. 12, 1926 - June 19, 2020
FreeObituaries June 24
Luther M. Bergerson Jr.
Oct. 19, 1940 - June 16, 2020
FreeObituaries June 24
Jack Gordon Gates
Faithfully walked with the Lord each day he lived on earth. Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
FreeObituaries June 24
Judith Ann DeYoung Work
Dec. 19, 1943 - June 17, 2020
FreeObituaries June 24
Dawn Frazier
March 29, 1949 - June 5, 2020
FreeObituaries June 24
Rita Lorraine (Sabin) Workman
Oct. 14, 1935 - May 18, 2020

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