‘Pumped’ up for new beginning

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, the Pump Cafe hosted a ribbon cutting celebrating its new ownership — Chloe Nossaman, 19, a recent Thurston High School gradate. “I just graduated high school; I didn’t want to go to college, I wanted something creative,” Nossaman said modestly. “When the opportunity arose, I said[Read More…]

Timber strike ceases

It’s been 46 days since Weyerhaeuser’s union workers went on strike — and this week, after a long and challenging standoff, they’re back to work.  It took more than 1,000 workers on the picket line, countless hours in the rain, and a series of tenuous union negotiations to reach a[Read More…]

Ebbert pastor ready to serve spirit, bellies

ERIN TIERNEY-HEGGENSTALLER / THE CHRONICLE Pastor Liv Gibbons in her favorite dress on the steps of Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church. SPRINGFIELD – On the corner of 6th and C streets in Springfield, stands Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, a quite large and peculiar brick building. The architecture is asymmetrical[Read More…]