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Community May. 14
‘Pop-Up’ gallery just what artists, public needed
SPRINGFIELD – This spring, change is in the air, and as vaccinated residents are able to gather in small groups mask-free again, two artists combined their creative endeavors and hosted their first art show in more than a year.
Community May. 13
SEDA buys more land along river
GLENWOOD – As the City looks toward future development, the City of Springfield is purchasing another piece of river front property in the Glenwood area.
FreeCommunity May. 13
20 years and counting...
CRESWELL – City recorder Roberta Tharp is celebrating 20 years with the City of Creswell this week.
Community May. 12
Clear thinking, clean water and a little drama
COTTAGE GROVE – Most folks don’t want to think about what happens when they flush the toilet. They are happy enough to see that swirling vortex, to hear the reassuring sound of a flush, thinking that it is now somebody else’s problem.
Opinion May. 12
Foundation saves old schoolhouse
In 1927, the Creswell Civic Improvement Club (CCIC) bought the building on the NW corner of south 2nd and D Streets from the Oregon Baptist Society. The Club had organized in 1913 as an affiliate of the National Federation of Women’s Clubs and needed its own meeting place.
Opinion May. 12
Cultural change requires forward-thinking leaders
Our culture is changing. This idea of culture is not confined to race. The culture of doing business, communication, spiritual services, interacting with our community, requires our ability to adapt, accept and respond to this reality.
Education May. 12
Schools resolving scheduling
As the weather gets warmer and this unpredictable school year comes to a close, Lane County school districts begin planning for graduation, summer learning and the return of a fully in-person school schedule for fall 2021.
Community May. 12
Mona Beads: For the mind, body and soul
SPRINGFIELD – Mona Castle, like many small business owners struggling with the economic effects of the pandemic, was forced to make hard decisions regarding her beads business. One might say it was hanging on by a thread.
FreeObituaries May. 12
Always difficult to lose a friend
This past week has been a difficult one for those of us who are longtime residents of Lorane. One of our own special people who was raised in Lorane and went to school in the Lorane and Crow schools was admitted to the intensive care unit at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.
Community May. 12
Council to consider challenging governor
CRESWELL – Gov. Kate Brown this week announced requirements for eventually reopening the state, and the Creswell City Council plans to discuss what a declaration opposing the state’s COVID-19 protocols might look like.
FreeNews May. 12
Thieves targeting tobacco, auto parts
CRESWELL – A string of catalytic converter thefts has led Lane County Sheriff’s Office to ramp up its patrols, Creswell Sheriff Scott Denham said Tuesday.
FreeObituaries May. 12
Doris Elaine Russell: Jan. 6, 1938 – April 27, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 12
Gary Lee Davis: June 29, 1950 – April 24, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 12
Thomas (Tom) W. Metsker: Jan. 10, 1961 – April 26, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 12
Ralph Martin Bloom: April 25, 1949 – May 5, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 12
Robert Nathan Rowlett: April 14, 1924 – April 26, 2021

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