Area Briefs

Payday for Children’s Play Day

PHOTO PROVIDED / BOB BECK  CRESWELL — The Creswell VFW earlier this month held a celebration to award young artists with a crisp $10 bill, a certificate of achievement, and of course, bragging rights with all their friends. As part of the National Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Day of[Read More…]

Springfield school nurse earns state award

SPRINGFIELD — Tanya Martin, Springfield Public Schools Health Services Coordinator,  has been named the 2023 Oregon School Nurse Administrator of the Year by the Oregon School Nurses Association. “I felt really honored to be standing in a room full of exceptional, phenomenal school nurses,” Martin said. “So many of them[Read More…]

Springfield seeks painters for mural project

SPRINGFIELD — Between now and June 14, the City of Springfield’s Stormwater Team is looking for artists of all ages and from anywhere in Oregon to apply for the storm drain mural-painting project, UpStream Art.  “This project is perfect for artists who love to paint and who care about protecting[Read More…]

Save the date

Coffee with a Cop will be held on Monday, April 29 at  10 a.m., in the Creswell City Council Chambers. Ask public safety questions that matter most to you. 

Jail tours open to public

EUGENE — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is inviting community members to tour the Lane County Jail.  Tours are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. You must be 18 or older to take the tour, and can reserve a spot at

Lafoca joins ranks in Creswell 

CRESWELL — A new sergeant has joined the public safety ranks in Creswell. Deputy Zack Lafoca started his first shift on April 16. He replaces Deputy Brandon Rich, who has returned to the Lane County Sheriff’s main office. Lafoca comes to Creswell from the LCSO Criminal Investigation Section. He brings[Read More…]

$2.1M to Oregon farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley last week announced that 11 Oregon farmers will receive a combined $2.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand their influence and market new products. Of those 11, in the Southern Willamette Valley, My Brothers’[Read More…]