Weekly Clips for Jan. 19th

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Celebrating MLK’s legacy

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This week’s top highlights…

Springfield honors MLK
SPRINGFIELD — A crowd of more than 100 community members marched in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday morning, starting at the Springfield Justice Center and concluding at…
Springfield honors MLK
SPRINGFIELD — A crowd of more than 100 community members marched in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday morning, starting at the Springfield Justice Center and concluding at…
Inglish leading contesting Billies
PLEASANT HILL – It’s rare to see a sophomore leading an elite team in any division, or any sport. Yet that’s exactly what the Pleasant Hill boys basketball team has…
Inglish leading contesting Billies
PLEASANT HILL – It’s rare to see a sophomore leading an elite team in any division, or any sport. Yet that’s exactly what the Pleasant Hill boys basketball team has…
Creswell adds to rental inventory
CRESWELL – In an era where rental properties are few and far between, real estate investor Daniel Basaraba heeded the call. It was a property ripe for the picking, after…
Creswell adds to rental inventory
CRESWELL – In an era where rental properties are few and far between, real estate investor Daniel Basaraba heeded the call. It was a property ripe for the picking, after…
Grove jail temporarily closes doors
COTTAGE GROVE — Last week, the Cottage Grove city manager’s office announced the temporary closure of the Cottage Grove Jail. City officials cited staffing shortages as the catalyst for the…
Grove jail temporarily closes doors
COTTAGE GROVE — Last week, the Cottage Grove city manager’s office announced the temporary closure of the Cottage Grove Jail. City officials cited staffing shortages as the catalyst for the…

Happy Birthday Ron, from all of us at

The Chronicle!

Check out our coverage of Pupke’s legacy below

Part 1: A teacher and coach, Pupke’s legacy runs deep in the Grove
1957 FILE PHOTO – The Big White Eagle, Ron Pupke, coach of the 8th grade Jefferson Cubs basketball team. A teacher and coach, Pupke’s legacy runs deep in the Grove…
Part 1: A teacher and coach, Pupke’s legacy runs deep in the Grove
1957 FILE PHOTO – The Big White Eagle, Ron Pupke, coach of the 8th grade Jefferson Cubs basketball team. A teacher and coach, Pupke’s legacy runs deep in the Grove…
Part 2: Pupke, ‘Chick’ champion swimming
PHOTO PROVIDED – At the uncovered Warren Daugherty Pool, from left: Wally ‘Chick’ Ciochetti, Ron Pupke, Cindy Clearwater Moon, Jeff Turay and Bud Taylor. Editor’s note: This is part two…
Part 2: Pupke, ‘Chick’ champion swimming
PHOTO PROVIDED – At the uncovered Warren Daugherty Pool, from left: Wally ‘Chick’ Ciochetti, Ron Pupke, Cindy Clearwater Moon, Jeff Turay and Bud Taylor. Editor’s note: This is part two…
Part 3: Pupke; celebrating Bud Taylor’s legacy
COTTAGE GROVE – For a small backwater, Cottage Grove sure seems to have produced some outsized personalities. One that still holds water is longtime swimming coach Bud Taylor. Some of…
Part 3: Pupke; celebrating Bud Taylor’s legacy
COTTAGE GROVE – For a small backwater, Cottage Grove sure seems to have produced some outsized personalities. One that still holds water is longtime swimming coach Bud Taylor. Some of…

In case you missed it…

Urban Lumber honoring old mill roots

A historic photo of sawmill workers at Booth-Kelly in Springfield from the early 20th century.

SPRINGFIELD — Oregon logging has a long history, dating back to before the state was even part of the union. Intrepid entrepreneurs were drawn to the vast forests, looking to make their fortunes off the huge demand for lumber the gold rush produced. For most of the state’s history, lumber has been a major export and economic force. 

And today, that history lives on. 

Urban Lumber Company, housed in the historic Booth-Kelly Mill, brings a unique eye to sustainability — partnering with local cities, arborists, parks and homeowners to salvage wood across Lane County, turning it into high-end furniture. 

“There’s an awesome whirlwind of things happening here,” said Nick Rusnock, ULC’s creative director. “There’s an empathy of being socially aware with the community and sustainability. And it’s still gritty. It’s blue collar, but what comes out of it is beautiful art. We’re full circle.” 

RYLEIGH NORGOVE – [email protected]
Ryleigh Norgrove is an Oregon-based journalist and photographer. She grew up in the Bay Area before graduating from Willamette University with a degree in English. At The Chronicle, she covers local government, homelessness and breaking news. She’s passionate about starting thoughtful community conversations, solution-oriented reporting and, most importantly, hiking with her dog.

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