Weekly Clips for December 28

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This week’s top highlights…

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…
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…
With 2023 in the rear-view mirror, mayors upbeat for year ahead
COTTAGE GROVE — A native to the city she now leads, mayor Candace Solesbee speaks openly about the pride she has for her hometown — a feeling she hopes becomes…
With 2023 in the rear-view mirror, mayors upbeat for year ahead
COTTAGE GROVE — A native to the city she now leads, mayor Candace Solesbee speaks openly about the pride she has for her hometown — a feeling she hopes becomes…
Hats Off: Another Year Gone By
CRESWELL — A required skill of a city leader, Creswell mayor Dave Stram has spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on 2023’s impacts on the City, and now is…
Hats Off: Another Year Gone By
CRESWELL — A required skill of a city leader, Creswell mayor Dave Stram has spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on 2023’s impacts on the City, and now is…
Milestones & Memories
The Chronicle’s Pierre Weil recaps the biggest high school sports stories in the southern Willamette Valley through 2023: Springfield girlsget their revenge тЦа The Springfield Millers girls basketball team took…
Milestones & Memories
The Chronicle’s Pierre Weil recaps the biggest high school sports stories in the southern Willamette Valley through 2023: Springfield girlsget their revenge тЦа The Springfield Millers girls basketball team took…

In case you missed it…

Photos: Creswell’s Winter Lights shine bright

PJ Smith, the 19-year-old owner of Mr. Ice Cream at 230 Main St. in Springfield, has always dreamed of having a business of his own. One year after graduating from Springfield High, he brought his dream to fruition. (BOB WILLIAMS / THE CHRONICLE)

Young entrepreneur makes Downtown pop with vibrant, new ice cream shop

SPRINGFIELD — What’s the scoop on Main Street? You might ask PJ Smith, 19-year-old owner of Mr. Ice Cream — a real cone artist who is one of Springfield’s newest and youngest entrepreneurs. 

Since opening in September, Mr. Ice Cream at 230 Main St. has added a vibrancy to Main Street with a style Smith akin to a vintage barber shop. With a holiday snowman suffering from brain freeze inflated outside his shop to color pops of red, teal, and blue hues inside, “It’s just a nice little ray of sunshine on the block — that’s definitely what we try to do,” Smith said. 

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