Author: Chronicle Staff

Springfield Planning Commission re-elects, appoints leaders

SPRINGFIELD — The Planning Commission elected a chair and vice-chair at its January meeting, re-electing Matt Salazar and Grace Bergen as Chair and Vice Chair. The Commission also elected the following members as Liaisons for 2023: • Commissioner Steven Schmunk: Springfield City Council  • Commissioner Andrew Buck: Bicycle & Pedestrian[Read More…]

Springfield’s bond measure street improvement projects completed three years ahead of schedule

SPRINGFIELD — The street repair efforts funded by general obligation (GO) Bond Measure 20-296 have been completed three years ahead of schedule. The final project was completed this past summer.  A section of Centennial Boulevard, from Aspen Street to Prescott Lane, received pavement overlay and redesign and reconstruction of sidewalk[Read More…]

Hey kids! Deadline nears for ‘If I Were Mayor’ contest

COTTAGE GROVE — The Oregon Mayors Association annual competition to increase youth’s awareness of the significance of local government for students in Grades 4-12 is underway, with the deadline looming for kids to submit their entries. Tuesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. is the deadline. Youth in 4th and 5th[Read More…]

Becky LaRae Hand

Feb. 22, 1955 – Feb. 11, 2023 Becky LaRae Hand, 67, of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away Feb. 11, 2023 from a long battle with lung disease. She was born Feb. 22, 1955 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to parents Howard Leroy and Marguerite (Manning) Kimbel.  After graduating from Cottage Grove[Read More…]

Death notices: week of Feb. 16

TURNER:  Rita Ann Turner, 91, of Yoncalla died Feb. 6. Arrangements: Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. DIRKS: Robert Dale Dirks, 81, of Cottage Grove died Feb. 9. Arrangements: Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. WESLOW: Marilla Joyce Weslow, 89, of Cottage Grove died Feb. 10. Arrangements: Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.[Read More…]

Police logs: week of Feb. 16

CRESWELL SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONDAY, FEB. 6 8:07 am: Stolen vehicle, Scott Ln. 4:09 pm: Harassment, 400 Morse Ave. TUESDAY, FEB. 7 12:49 am: Assault, 1200 Creswood Dr. 8:09 am: Vehicle stop, 83301 Dale Kuni Rd. 9:09 am: Abandoned vehicle, 100 W. F St. 1:35 pm: Arrest, N. 2nd St./A St.[Read More…]

Classifieds: Week of Feb. 16

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