Springfield making accessibility progress

SPRINGFIELD – In many areas of Springfield, mobility in a wheelchair is at best, a fight, and at worst, impossible.  “A lot of the sidewalks are so bad. I’ve literally got trapped on them,” said Melinda Preciado, Ms. Wheelchair Oregon 2022 and Springfield resident. Consisting of steep slopes, uneven paving,[Read More…]

Things to do…

THURSDAY, JAN. 26 • Mario Kart Tournament, 6 – 8 p.m., Gryffs Pub, 720 S. A St. • Growing Vegetables Class with Ross Penhallegon, 8 – 9:30 p.m., free, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 525 66th St., Relief Society Room FRIDAY, JAN. 27 • Mothers of Preschoolers[Read More…]

Creswell adds to rental inventory

CRESWELL – In an era where rental properties are few and far between, real estate investor Daniel Basaraba heeded the call. It was a property ripe for the picking, after the 25,536-square-foot building caught fire twice in three days in late 2018, leaving fire damage and potential for weather damage[Read More…]

Things to do…

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 • 2023 State of the City Address, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St.  • Family Fun Night, 6 p.m., Mt. Vernon Elementary School, 935 Filbert Ln.  SATURDAY, JAN. 21  – SUNDAY, JAN. 22 • Thurston High School Class of 2023 Goodwill[Read More…]

Creswell looks forward to new beginnings

CRESWELL – In keeping with the spirit of Creswell, swearing in incumbent and new council members on Monday night was echoed by fond sentiment for the community. “I am moved by the simplicity and the absolute magnitude and grandeur of what we’re doing and what we have here in Creswell[Read More…]

Creswell Water Control District may dissolve

CRESWELL – The potential dissolution of the Creswell Water Control District may not be just a drop in the bucket for landowners in Creswell. Formed in the 1950s, the Water Control District’s goal was to deal with persistent flooding in the area.  Known as “The Stewards of Hill Creek.” the[Read More…]

Creswell School District giving back

CRESWELL – With the holidays a thing of last year, you may be wishing you could go back and relive stories of holiday cheer and generosity.  In Creswell, one giving effort stands out among the rest: The Creswell School District’s Season of Giving program.  This season, the program reached a[Read More…]