Weekly Clips for January 4

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This week’s top highlights…

Reviving the past
Former Knickerbocker building to live again,this time as Cottage Grove’s ‘Bohemia Inn’ COTTAGE GROVE – The resurgence of main streets in small towns has dug its heels in deep on…
Reviving the past
Former Knickerbocker building to live again,this time as Cottage Grove’s ‘Bohemia Inn’ COTTAGE GROVE – The resurgence of main streets in small towns has dug its heels in deep on…
PeaceHealth nurses choose not to strike, yet
Home care and hospice nurses are waiting until after the negotiation meeting with PeaceHealth this week to decide if striking is their best option. SPRINGFIELD – PeaceHealth is under scrutiny…
PeaceHealth nurses choose not to strike, yet
Home care and hospice nurses are waiting until after the negotiation meeting with PeaceHealth this week to decide if striking is their best option. SPRINGFIELD – PeaceHealth is under scrutiny…
Creswell assessing resident feedback on chain grocery store, Farmlands
CRESWELL – The City has taken the ongoing conversation surrounding the citizens’ desire to have a bigger grocery store seriously by circulating a questionnaire, which closed on Dec. 18, created…
Creswell assessing resident feedback on chain grocery store, Farmlands
CRESWELL – The City has taken the ongoing conversation surrounding the citizens’ desire to have a bigger grocery store seriously by circulating a questionnaire, which closed on Dec. 18, created…
Nonprofit store provides region with deals on electronics
Taking the NextStep in your reuse journey A few months back, I was in the market for a new flatscreen TV. After all, there’s nothing better than snuggling up and…
Nonprofit store provides region with deals on electronics
Taking the NextStep in your reuse journey A few months back, I was in the market for a new flatscreen TV. After all, there’s nothing better than snuggling up and…

In case you missed it…

Springfield mayor reflects on 2023

SPRINGFIELD —  Rewinding the year and looking ahead to the new one, the talk of infrastructure improvements puts a glisten in mayor Sean VanGordon’s eyes. 

“The City’s done quite a bit of work around infrastructure this year,” he said. “When you think about modernizing, improving, and maintaining, just taking care of the public assets in this city is a significant investment.”

Big plans are ahead for big projects like Mill Street, 42nd Street Levee, and Glenwood, and as VanGordon has put it, Springfield is full of “doers.” It’s that can-do spirit that fuels his love for the city he governs.

“Springfield is a city where we take a lot of pride in who we are,” VanGordon said. “People have so many great ideas, and this is a community of choice. … Really, what people want to do is build their life here.” 

For VanGordon, part of building a life here means there needs to be safe roads, secured waterways, and space for businesses to flourish. 

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