Author: The Chronicle

Shae Tyree Porter

April 2, 1971 –  Oct. 26, 2022 We have had the privilege of knowing and being acquainted with a very exceptional woman, gifted with an extra portion of unselfish vitality, loyal and loving to family and friends, yet expecting a high moral standard for herself and others. It has been[Read More…]

Beth and Rusty Bartel

Mary Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Bartel June 10, 1943 – Sept. 17, 2022 Royce ‘Rusty’ Martin Bartel July 28, 1935 – Sept. 21, 2022 “Come on, Rusty, let’s go!”“Yes, dear, let me get my hat.” Mary Elizabeth Bartel (nee Price) passed peacefully at home Sept. 17, 2022 with her husband and family[Read More…]

Legal notices week of Nov. 10

TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE T.S. No.: OR-22-941171-BF Reference is made to that certain deed made by, BRIAN CORY as Grantor to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as trustee, in favor of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., as Beneficiary, dated 8/29/2005, recorded 9/1/2005, in official records of LANE County, Oregon in book/reel/volume[Read More…]


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A colorful story on display

COTTAGE GROVE — Located on River Road where Madison Avenue intersects near Prospector Park area leaders last week dedicated a new history kiosk at the J. Polk Currin Swinging Bridge, honoring the legacy of Slabtown and the creator of the first of five pedestrian footbridges that served the community. The[Read More…]

The Chronicle Endorses

While we do not endorse individuals for political office, The Chronicle does make recommendations on ballot measures: JAIL LEVY ■ Our recommendation: Vote YES■ Our justification: The Springfield Public Safety levy maintains the level of service and security, handling low-level crimes and housing minimal-threat inmates at the jail. The levy[Read More…]


…In Springfield FRIDAY, NOV. 4 – SUNDAY, NOV. 6■ Thurston Grange Holiday Sale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurston Grange, 1444 Thurston Rd.FRIDAY, NOV. 11■ Walterville Grange Spaghetti Feed, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 39259 Camp Creek Rd., Red, white, and blue will be the theme for the evening honoring[Read More…]

October class acts

Creslane Elementary School Kennedy ChristensenGrayson GuntherColton HansonCody DanielsJulia HallHarper ClaytonNoah HodgesAngel Toral-Ay.Quinn BrenslawAJ RodriguesAxel HarmonTrue MccoyHope Shelton Marcus Beedy Hope Shelton, Marcus Beedy, Chase Shaw, Camilla Romero, Abby McDiarmid, Kayleigh Craft, Sophie Criddle, Sam Larsen, Erik Branam, Isla Benner, Mya Parker, Quinci Stevens Creswell Middle School BACK ROWSabrina VanPattenDashel SteppLilly[Read More…]

Lorraine Virginia McConnell

Dec. 15, 1932 – Oct. 22, 2022 On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, Lorraine Virginia McConnell, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 89, just six weeks shy of her 90th birthday. Lorraine was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Washington, D.C. to Florence and William Thomas.  In[Read More…]

Sharon Elaine Kofoid

March 19, 1946 – Oct. 17, 2022 Sharon Elaine Kofoid, 76, of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away on Oct. 17, 2022. Sharon was born on March 19, 1946 in Cottage Grove to Raymond and Lucille (Woodard) Wiles.  Sharon graduated from Cottage Grove High School and later married Jack Kofoid in[Read More…]