Economic development sparks Springfield’s growth

The City of Springfield has four target industries: medical technology, craft food and beverage, tech and advanced timber manufacturing. The economic development recruitment strategy involves serving these existing businesses. Photo provided When it comes to highlighting projects and business growth within the past 12 months, City of Springfield Economic Development[Read More…]

Stream Team helps clean Springfield’s rivers

Volunteers remove invasive teasel along Springfield’s Mill Race. Photos Provided/Meghan Murphy Outdoor enthusiast Terry Keene said every time he walks his dog down the McKenzie river, he always carries a grocery sack to pick up trash. ”I feel real ownership of public land,” he said. ”I feel every citizen should[Read More…]

East Springfield receives library book drops

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle Book lovers in eastern Springfield, unite! The Springfield Library has officially opened two satellite return sites at Splash! and the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation for community members to return library materials. ”We’re looking forward to serving all,” library director Emily David said at[Read More…]

Bayne Gardner: ‘Superhero of Art,’

Bayne Gardner poses next to his most recent work in downtown Springfield, a ”Groundskeeper Willie” theme from the TV show, ”The Simpsons.” Jen Blue/The Creswell Chronicle Muralist Bayne Gardner said he has been interested in the art form for as far back as he can remember. From 7 years old[Read More…]

Springfield’s murals represent city history

Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City of Springfield Art has always played an important role in Springfield’s history. Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City, said that before there were the restaurants and shops that drew people downtown, it was the murals. As[Read More…]

PublicHouse hosts museum fundraiser

The Children’s Space at the museum is one fo the benefactors of the fundraising event at the PublicHouse. Special to the Chronicle The Springfield Museum will be holding a ”pint night” fundraiser with the PublicHouse from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019. One dollar from each pint sold during the[Read More…]

Just another day…

Jen Blue/The Creswell Chronicle A couple strolls by one of the most well-known murals, installed by the Old City Artists in 2014, depicting Matt Groening’s epic Simpsons characters. This is only one of many murals throughout the city that spotlights Springfield’s unique history and personality. Saturday, June 22 from 10[Read More…]

Public has unique chance to meet board

An official public meeting of the SUB board scheduled Thursday, June 20 — where board members will respond directly to Springfield residents and ratepayers. It’s believed to be a first by an elected board in Springfield. The Springfield Utility Board offsite meeting – open to the public – is hosted[Read More…]



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