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Back in the classroom

Students, teachers welcome a ‘traditional’ first day in two years From the school bus to the parking lot to packing lunches at home – excitement filled the air last week. It was only natural, as it was the first day of school … in two years.  Two Rivers-Dos Rios Elementary[Read More…]

Addi’s Diner: Labor of Love

With Yankees hats tacked to the ceiling, license plates covering the walls, and striking checkerboard floors, Addi’s diner guarantees a colorful and lively breakfast and lunch experience.  The charming 1950s-themed diner sits on the corner of S. 2nd and S. A streets in downtown Springfield. You’ve probably driven past it a[Read More…]

School status

As the world learns how to roll with the punches of the ever-present Covid-19 virus, area schools and parents are preparing for an in-person return to education.  Oregon Health Authority representatives at an Aug. 17 press conference gleaned light on how Covid-19 and Monkeypox (HMPXV) cases might affect the upcoming[Read More…]

Springfield’s Ms. Wheelchair earns special award in national competition

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Last weekend, Melinda Preciado, Miss Wheelchair Oregon and Springfield resident, represented Oregon in the Miss Wheelchair America competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “It’s hard to put into the word the experience, it’s just so many emotions and all positive,” she said. “We all inspired each other[Read More…]