Get informed, then vote!

This week, I want to write about something that has always been “near and dear” to my heart. Shortly, each of us will have the opportunity to take part in determining our future not only as a nation, but a state, city, county and community, as well as the school[Read More…]

Skarlatos a new leader who will move Oregon forward

During my time as Mayor of Springfield, I worked hard in the community by helping improve our infrastructure, attracting new businesses and building a vibrant downtown. Like so many communities, we faced challenges during the pandemic where restrictions hurt our residents and businesses large and small.  Now inflation, which is[Read More…]

Fifty first names only

The high school fall sports season is a personal favorite, with games played against a backdrop of changing leaves and crisp autumn air. Indoor events have their own special feel, too, and a cozy gym can provide warmth and safety from the elements.  Thurston High School opened its football season[Read More…]

Letter to the editor

Addi’s Diner article brings back sweet memories Dear Editor: In your Sept. 8 issue you published an article on Addi’s Diner. It brought back some lovely memories. Thirty-one years ago, I escaped the traffic madness of Los Angeles and settled into a wonderful house on West D Street in Springfield[Read More…]