Author: MICHAEL DUNNE - [email protected]

We’re in urgent need of a ‘new generation of nurses’

CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO – Cascade Health nurse Karen Knowlton fills out an information card among vaccine materials in the early days of the pandemic. Unfortunately, the word of 2022 just may be “shortage.” Labor shortages, supply shortages, consumer goods shortages, and most recently, infant formula shortages. Another shortage may not[Read More…]

Dreams under construction: Couple continues to grow businesses in downtown Creswell

PHOTOS BY BOBBY STEVENS/THE CHRONICLE – Chef and restaurant owner Scott Pisani with wife Chelsea Pisani, who owns and operates the Creswell Wellness Center, are overseeing expansion projects. CRESWELL — It’s often said that marriage is like a merger, and that has never been truer for Chelsea and Scott Pisani[Read More…]

Springfield Chamber interior redesigned with history, aesthetic in mind

ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLE – Springfield Chamber’s longtime executive director Vonnie Mikkelsen stands in the entryway of the newly remodeled, freshly painted Chamber office at 101 S. A St. The redesigned space will allow for better workflow and collaboration efforts, and now offers a more inviting space for community gatherings. Before[Read More…]

VanGordon: Housing, economy among top priorities

Mayor Sean VanGordon, entering his second year in the role, said Springfield has a “reputation for hard work, innovation, and collaboration.”ERIN TIERNEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO When one enters Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon’s office at city hall, the first thing you notice is that it’s pleasantly utilitarian. There are no plaques or commendations[Read More…]



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