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A tribute to the fallen - Bikers ride to Arlington, honoring Gold Star families along the way

SPRINGFIELD – They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. They may have died in action during a war overseas, in a training accident or even by their own hand while on active...

 

Developer on a mission to improve Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – When talking about his success as one of downtown Springfield's most prolific developers, David Loveall said that "the most crucial element to doing anything" is to have "skin in the...

 

School Board Discusses Student Investment, Success

SPRINGFIELD – So what does a “life-ready” student look like? That was one of the questions addressed when the Springfield Public School Board met on Oct. 28 to discuss aspects of student success. A timeline by the Oregon Department of...

 

School board discusses student investment, success

SPRINGFIELD – So what does a “life-ready” student look like? That was one of the questions addressed when the Springfield Public School Board met on Oct. 28 to discuss aspects of student success. A timeline by the Oregon Department of Education...

 

History, here: Posters around town merge past with present

SPRINGFIELD – If you haven't seen the History Here poster on the northeast corner of 18th and Olympic streets, you might not know that up until the 1960s an airfield ran just north of there from... Full story

 

"Young Blood" in the Funeral Industry

SPRINGFIELD – Young people are on the rise in the funeral industry, and staff at Major Family Funeral Home on A Street is a prime example. With death being a part of their daily lives, owners Todd...

 

Springfield school admins want to make students 'real-life ready'

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Public School District Superintendent Todd Hamilton spoke at last week's Springfield City Club luncheon on how the district is planning for student success. "What is a...

 

Council focuses on housing

SPRINGFIELD – Housing dominated the Springfield City Council agenda this week, including a mobile home park rezone, a temporary homeless shelter designation and grant for low-income housing....

 

SPOOKY SPRINGFIELD

SPRINGFIELD – For being the oldest cemetery in Lane County, the file on Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Park is notably thin. Aside from a few old newspaper articles, a page in a booklet and a plaque at t...

 

Helping other businesses succeed is his business

SPRINGFIELD – And just like that, Springfield has its own award-winning industry leader. Seth Gruschow, owner of Togather Restaurant Consulting at 116 S. 4th St. said he was surprised to learn they...

 

Dark skies loom over Patrician residents

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield City Council’s meeting room was packed for the third reading of a controversial proposed rezoning ordinance of the Patrician Mobile Home Park Monday night. In March, park owner Richard Boyles of Urban Transitions LLC...

 

'Everything is a design decision'

SPRINGFIELD – With many irons in the fire, Springfield architect Jenna Fribley goes beyond the standard definition of what an architect is and does. She and Kelsey Buzzell are co-owners of Campfire...

 

New boutique helps provide medical care for community

SPRINGFIELD – You might call the building fairly nondescript, with an aging blue metal overhang, residing between other buildings ranging from a truck-rental outlet and local convenience store....

 

Brian Peterson: cafe's 'rockstar' bartender

SPRINGFIELD – With Cornbread Cafe's presence being relatively new in Springfield, manager Nick Keough said they needed top-notch service industry folks to get the vegan cafe ready to rock. That...

 

@ THE LIBRARY

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library is now offering several promotional items for sale at their front desk, in addition to other items provided by Friends of the Springfield Public Library...

 

$8K WON'T CUT IT

SPRINGFIELD – Residents at the Patrician Mobile Home Park feel like their ground is being pulled out from under them – literally, and Springfield City Council got an earful from park residents about it at the Sept. 16 meeting. A request came to c...

 

Experts: These days, cougars commonly seen in wild like deer, elk

SPRINGFIELD – The Dorris Ranch cougar sighting in the late morning on Sept. 17 caused a bit of a clamor to locals in the area, but overall, experts say their presence has become all too common. “We’ve constantly gotten reports of (cougar...

 

Willamalane's 75th Anniversary Community Celebration

SPRINGFIELD - A giant Ferris wheel, axe-throwing and the unveiling of a new, interactive mural is set to shake up Willamalane Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. as part of the recreation...

 

Hope on the horizon for Springfield's homeless

SPRINGFIELD – The Egan Warming Center is hopeful of finding a new location to service the Springfield area this winter. Negotiations are underway for a site that will likely provide at least a...

 

Booth-Kelly becoming a hub again

SPRINGFIELD - Booth-Kelly was a central hub for the City of Springfield in its early formation. And recently it has become a center of activity once again. This stems from the unique and interesting,...

 

'Humans, not property'

SPRINGFIELD - Citizens filled the seats and lined the walls in the Springfield City Council Chambers for the Sept. 3 council meeting. More than 30 people spoke on the possible rezoning of 13.6 acres...

 

Mariachi music, traditional dances, food, piñatas at City Hall Sept. 13

SPRINGFIELD – Celebración de la Herencia Hispana & El Grito, the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and El Grito, is being held at Springfield City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

 

OPEN FOR JUSTICE

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Justice Center will be hosting an Open House from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to meet police...

 

City considers adjusting codes to boost development

SPRINGFIELD – City Council members heard recommendations on a new transportation plan, including proposed changes to street connectivity policies, maximum block lengths and adjustments to accommodate multi-unit housing developments. These included...

 

Passport to food, drinks and more

SPRINGFIELD – The second annual Savor Springfield passport event kicked off Thursday, Aug. 29 at Dark & Stormy, located at 420 Main St. in Springfield. The month-long contest concludes with a...

 

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