Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Park, a public park containing the remains of early residents of Springfield. Elias Briggs founded and named Springfield in 1848. He delivered the cemetery deed to trustees on Oct. 31, 1866. Briggs died in an insane asylum, Oregon State Hospital, on Jan. 17, 1896, though he is[Read More…]

Dark skies loom over Patrician residents

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield City Council’s meeting room was packed for the third reading of a controversial proposed rezoning ordinance of the Patrician Mobile Home Park Monday night. In March, park owner Richard Boyles of Urban Transitions LLC requested the 13.6 acres be rezoned from a low density residential area to[Read More…]

Springfield’s own Magnum P.I.

Bill Lioio is a private investigator from Springfield. Lioio was a former Eugene Police officer, and now investigates criminal cases and miscellaneous civil cases. ALIYA HALL/ THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE SPRINGFIELD – For the Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators (OALI) meeting happening on Nov. 2, Springfield P.I. Bill Lioio has been[Read More…]

Pizza & brunch at Bartolotti’s

The friendly staff at Bartolotti’s – Shawn, Joe and Jenn CHERYL RICHARD/THE CHRONICLE SPRINGFIELD – Let’s talk brunch. This fall, Bartolotti’s Pizza Bistro, located at 330 Main St., Suite B, is cooking up unique brunch items at their Springfield location. For something sweet, Bartolotti’s serves Oatmeal Overkill – a deep-fried[Read More…]

75 & feelin’ fine

Former gymnast Hailey Spangler, 17, strolled just down the street to attend and show off her skills while waiting in line for one of the many kids’ activities at last weekend’s Willamalane 75th Anniversary. See page 16 for more photos from the event. JEN BLUE/THE CHRONICLE The storm clouds parted[Read More…]

Swallowtail Spirits grand opening

Swallowtail Spirits JEN BLUE/THE CHRONICLE SPRINGFIELD – Last weekend, Springfield distillery Swallowtail Spirits held their grand opening to a packed house. Though the tasting room had a soft opening last month, patrons braved heavy rains to show up in droves to celebrate officially. Bartenders were quick to greet thirsty customers[Read More…]

Crafts + Cider

SPRINGFIELD – Last weekend at Bring Recycling Director of Operations Steven Colbert instructs young orchardist Wiley Bucolo in how to press apples into cider for Wildcraft Cider Works’ 5th annual Community Fruit Drive. Bucolo, from Elmira, joined at least 30 other participants throughout the day to bring their harvests, large[Read More…]

New boutique helps provide medical care for community

Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine, DeLeesa Meashintubby stands next to a plaque of the local clinic’s founder Sister Monica Heeran. VICTORIA STEPHENS/THE CHRONICLE SPRINGFIELD – You might call the building fairly nondescript, with an aging blue metal overhang, residing between other buildings ranging from a truck-rental outlet and local[Read More…]



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