Valley honors Veterans

Across the Southern Willamette Valley, as storm clouds gathered, and blustery winds kicked up the fall foliage, communities gathered last week to honor the service of military men and women.  In Cottage Grove, the historic armory building was the backdrop for a touching and thoughtful ceremony celebrating our veterans. The[Read More…]

Brave Faces of our veterans

Creswell & Springfield photos by Bob Williams; Cottage Grove photos by Bobby Stevens In Springfield… Air Force veteran and Springfield resident Rocky Trotter, 66. Korean Conflict veteran Roger Piper, 88, of Springfield. Ken Schmitt of Springfield; USAF. 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Spent six months at Bien Hoa and six months[Read More…]

Egan Warming Center activated for winter

Egan Warming Centers,  administered by St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County (SVdP), have opened for the cold-weather season. Egan host sites can change through the cold season based on availability.  There are three warming  centers, including the Springfield site at the Springfield Memorial Building, 765 A St., open[Read More…]

Step right up…

CRESWELL — From left: Jen Haynes, Faith Johnson and Brian Haynes of Creswell hand out over 4,000 pieces of candy at their circus-themed nightmare house on Canary Avenue on Monday. This is the fourth year the Haynes family have put on a haunted house since moving to Creswell in 2016.[Read More…]

Wyden: Low-cost housing not a bridge too far 

SPRINGFIELD – While Eugene recently hosted Democratic Party luminaries Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley and retiring Representative Peter DeFazio, Springfield also enjoyed an audience with a political heavyweight as Senator Ron Wyden made an appearance at Hayden Bridge Landing to tout affordable housing solutions. Wyden is an affordable housing[Read More…]

Hot Spot Café reopens

COTTAGE GROVE – The iconic Hot Spot Café was revived this week, returning to its original place on Main Street. The historic restaurant brings back fond memories for many — after all, what’s more classic than sharing a milkshake and a basket of fries with friends?  New owner and CEO[Read More…]

Norm Few turns 92

CRESWELL – Even at age 92, Norm Few has a knack for remembering people’s names.  There’s a method to his madness, though.  “I’ll see somebody and they’ll say, ‘I bet you don’t remember me,’ I’ve got this all figured out, I’ll say, ‘How much you wanna bet?’ and if that[Read More…]