Merchandise available for purchase at the library serves both a useful and promotional purpose. Courtesy Friends of the Springfield Public Library SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Public Library is now offering several promotional items for sale at their front desk, in addition to other items provided by Friends of the Springfield[Read More…]

the ways of the mountain men’

Lola Meske from Troop 164 out of Oakridge, showcases the candle she made that has layers of pink, white and purple. Meske, 12, said her favorite part of the event was camping with her family and other scouts. JEN BLUE/THE CHRONICLE SPRINGFIELD – Tucked away in southern Springfield, Scouts from[Read More…]


SPRINGFIELD – Residents at the Patrician Mobile Home Park feel like their ground is being pulled out from under them – literally, and Springfield City Council got an earful from park residents about it at the Sept. 16 meeting. A request came to council from park owner Richard Boyle, who[Read More…]

Booth-Kelly becoming a hub again

Oregon Axe Throwing in Suite 147 of the Booth-Kelly Center just celebrated its first anniversary there. VICTORIA STEPHENS/THE CHRONICLE SPRINGFIELD – Booth-Kelly was a central hub for the City of Springfield in its early formation. And recently it has become a center of activity once again. This stems from the[Read More…]

Roadtrip in the Gypsy Rose

Emmalee Williams, Vicki Schoenleber, Cassie Schoenleber, Willow Smith, Jamie Schoenleber during their Oregon exploration. PHOTO PROVIDED My family recently embarked on a four-generation road trip. There were five of us in a small recreational vehicle. Our ages ranged from 7 to 93, including myself; my mom, ”Grandma Em”; two of[Read More…]

Art talks at the 2nd Friday Art Walk

Melanie Tavarez, 8, a young performer with the Casa de la Cultura Tianese, traveled from Salem with her troupe to perform at the Hispanic Heritage celebration in Springfield on Friday night. Traditional dance and mariachi music were just part of the celebration that coincided with the opening reception of the[Read More…]



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