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 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

City approves new gas station, new look for busy intersection

CRESWELL - One of the busiest and high-profile corners in town will be getting a makeover that will change the look of Oregon Avenue for generations. So long Joe's Diner and the old Dairy Queen...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Marching for Martin Luther King Jr.

SPRINGFIELD - In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, tied in a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Library kicks off winter author celebration

SPRINGFIELD - Vikings have gained a reputation in present-day views of history for pillaging villages in England, but Oregon author William "Bill" Sullivan suggests that the Vikings were more...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Built by the McKenzie River

SPRINGFIELD - When it comes to local rivers, Springfield Museum Curator Maddie McGraw said people tend to first think of the Willamette, though the McKenzie River has a long and meandering history of...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

'Vision, Guts, Gravitas'

SPRINGFIELD - As Mayor Christine Lundberg reflected on the City's strides during Monday's Springfield State of the City Address, her eyes remain fixed on the future. "We will move into the future...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

Springfield wants to keep Preschool Promise Program

SPRINGFIELD - January has been a busy month for the Springfield School District. Along with doing the legwork to apply for the Student Success Act funding, the district is also working to keep major...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 9, 2020

Council weighs annexations

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield City Council this week set its sights on the future development of Main Street and the Gateway area at its Jan. 6 meeting. The meeting kicked off with Melissa Cariñ,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 9, 2020

Spanish Book Club offers cultural exchange

SPRINGFIELD - Book clubs have always been an opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another, and with the Springfield Library's Spanish Language Book Group there is also the benefit of a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 2, 2020

Astrological Roadmap = LaZar finds patterns in time

COTTAGE GROVE – Forty years ago, when Linda LaZar was in a bookstore looking for a birthday gift, her life was changed forever. "My eye caught something that was foreign to me and it was like a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 2, 2020

GRADE A Goat dairy in class of its own

LOWELL - It's not easy being a farmstead dairy in 2019. Shari Reyna, co-owner of Ferns' Edge Dairy in Lowell, has been in the business for almost 50 years with her partner and they have never paid...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 2, 2020

B-I-N-G-O

SPRINGFIELD - The bingo balls pop and spin as hostess and drag queen Ms. Trai La Trash enters Jasper's Tavern, as a jazzy rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" booms from the speakers....

 

Pleasant Hill Theatre: Inspiring adolescent expression

PLEASANT HILL – As art and culture programs are being cut and dwindling from public schools, Pleasant Hill Community Theatre on Zephyr Way has become the home for adolescents to explore their creati...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 26, 2019

CRAN helps felines find purr-fect home

SPRINGFIELD – From rehoming a cat whose owner has died, or placing kittens after a cat gives birth outdoors, to helping a cat whose owners moved away without them, each month Cat Rescue and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 26, 2019

Egan Warming Center warms hearts

SPRINGFIELD ­- Egan Warming Center has a personal connection for volunteer Shelley Davidson. Davidson said that it's important to her to give back to the community, because she has been there. She ha...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 19, 2019

South Lane receives input on spending $2.3 million SSA funds

COTTAGE GROVE – South Lane School District is in the process of seeking community input on how to invest the new $2.3 million funds from the Student Success Act in their district. The district held...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 19, 2019

Pioneer Cemetery Association lays loved ones to rest

CRESWELL – Surrounded by trees on the outskirts of Creswell's city limits, rows of headstones cover the rolling hills. Graves from the 1800s are covered in moss, coinciding with freshly dug burial...

 

New art series illustrates Springfield pride

SPRINGFIELD – Art is smart, and Springfield just got smarter. The City of Springfield and Travel Lane County last week hosted a launch party for a new retro art series highlighting Springfield...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 12, 2019

'A flick of a brush' - Marie Newell: The artist behind the eyeliner

CRESWELL – What does model and makeup artist Marie Newell have in common with clowns? According to her, they both wear makeup and try to make people happy. As reflected by her house decor, Newell...

 

'Nature of Gratitude' gives back to county

COTTAGE GROVE – Eric Alan, one of the creators of Nature of Gratitude, said that in difficult times, it's important to be grateful for the good things despite the bad things. That was one of the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 12, 2019

Project Living Hope offers help for Haiti

SPRINGFIELD – When Springfield resident Kyda Dodson heard that her extended family is involved in a project that helps Haitians, she wanted to see firsthand what they were doing. So for her first...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 5, 2019

HIV Alliance ceremony honors World AIDs Day

SPRINGFIELD – Roses floated down the Willamette River on Dec. 1 in remembrance of those who lost their lives to AIDS. As the world honored AIDS Day, the HIV Alliance met at the Willamalane Adult...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 28, 2019

A place of peace

CRESWELL – The dream of helping others was instilled in R. Vicente Rubio from a young age. Although he had a traumatic childhood that resulted in a brain injury and post-traumatic stress, it was...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 28, 2019

Logging legend: Wilbur Heath's claim to fame

COTTAGE GROVE – Wilbur Heath's photo has been seen in magazines all over the world. In 1991 he graced the centerfold of Time Life Magazine's "Year of Photos 1990," where he was posed with a spotted...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 28, 2019

Planning Commission 'OK' signals willingness to work with developers

CRESWELL – Planning Commission members approved the property partition of David and Hannah Sanderbrink, as well as updating the Comprehensive Plan Amendment during their Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019

District plans for expanding population

CRESWELL – Creswell School District is looking into the future, preparing for the additional 130 students anticipated in the district within the next 10 years. “What are we going to do as...

 

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