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 By Aliya Hall    News    September 19, 2019

Anderson believes third stint as Board Chair will be the charm

CRESWELL – Even with his six years of experience as a school board member, Mike Anderson admitted that he still gets a little nervous before each meeting. Voted in as chair for the 2019-20 school...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 19, 2019

Chuck and Alice brings Portland-style boutique downtown

SPRINGFIELD - Throughout the home décor boutique, tokens from the shop's namesake are hung on the walls: Canvas photographs of the couple, Chuck and Alice; a woven deer tapestry that hung in their li...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 19, 2019

Art talks at the 2nd Friday Art Walk

SPRINGFIELD – For Springfield's Colette Govan, the Second Friday Art Walk is one opportunity to see all the changes in town. "There's a lot going on here," she said. The September Second Friday Art...

 

Hope on the horizon for Springfield's homeless

SPRINGFIELD – The Egan Warming Center is hopeful of finding a new location to service the Springfield area this winter. Negotiations are underway for a site that will likely provide at least a...

 

Roadtrip in the Gypsy Rose

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 my daugh...

 

Booth-Kelly becoming a hub again

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 unique and interesting,...

 

Grovers can get free food at numerous locations

If you live in Cottage Grove, here are the places you can go to get free food. To find a food pantry that serves you or for more information, call 541-343-2822. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 820 S. 10th St. Free produce, third Mondays, 1 p.m. Hot...

 

Carousel committee continues progress

COTTAGE GROVE - A Philippine delegation visited the District 5110 as part of the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Ten members of the Philippine delegation visited local Springfield, Cottage Grove, and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 12, 2019

Setting the pace, setting an example

CRESWELL - Dairy farming never stops, according to Bobbi (Harrold) Frost of Harrold's Dairy on Dale Kuni Road. "You can't ask the cows to take a break," she said. Frost, 30, is the fourth generation...

 
 By Ron Hartman    News    September 12, 2019

Cut tree strikes, kills Creswell man

CRESWELL – Don't expect a resolution anytime soon in the case involving Mike Coop, a 59-year-old Creswell man who was killed by a falling tree as he passed by a logging site on Hamm Road Sept. 3....

 

City to abate Whistle Stop

CRESWELL – The Whistle Stop building at 213 S. Mill St. -- a charred, abandoned structure since a 2017 fire -- finally will be cleaned up thanks to a city council vote Monday night. With the vote to...

 

Longs celebrate 70 years wed

FALL CREEK – Cliff and Mary Lou Long of Fall Creek will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18. They were married on Sept. 18, 1949 in Delake, Oregon. They have one son, Cliff and his...

 

'Humans, not property'

SPRINGFIELD - Citizens filled the seats and lined the walls in the Springfield City Council Chambers for the Sept. 3 council meeting. More than 30 people spoke on the possible rezoning of 13.6 acres...

 

Mariachi music, traditional dances, food, piñatas at City Hall Sept. 13

SPRINGFIELD – Celebración de la Herencia Hispana & El Grito, the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and El Grito, is being held at Springfield City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

 

OPEN FOR JUSTICE

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Justice Center will be hosting an Open House from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to meet police...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 12, 2019

Making art accessible for everyone

SPRINGFIELD - The goal of the Springfield Arts Commission (SAC) is to make art accessible for everyone in the city. "To me, that means it needs to be very public," SAC Board Chair Daphne Mantis said....

 

Aqua Lions ride again

COTTAGE GROVE – As the Cottage Grove community waits breathlessly for the Oct. 1 reopening of the newly refurbished Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center, located at 1440 S. 8th St. in Cottage Grove,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 12, 2019

Oregon's 1940s hipsters:

COTTAGE GROVE — What started as a small Civilian Public Service (CPS) camp in 1945’s Waldport, Oregon, emerged into what became the Beat Movement of the early 1960s. These conscientious objectors...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

Vermicomposting. Whaaat?

COTTAGE GROVE - It's all about soil biology, Bruce Elliott of Sustainable Agricultural Technologies explained. "Everything about farming is about biology," he said. "If you don't take care of the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

'Super' plan devised at childhood

CRESWELL – Mike Johnson grew up California's bay area – in fact, on some of the toughest streets in that part of the country. Poverty, alcohol and drug violence, physical and domestic abuse,...

 

No parvo 'epidemic' in Lane County

LANE COUNTY — Animal control officials confirmed Tuesday that there is not a parvo epidemic in the county, despite community concerns expressed across social media. “We have not seen any cases here,” said Dr. Sheri Schlorman of Creswell...

 

WALK THE SQUAWK

CRESWELL – Coast Fork Birders invite locals for a bird walk in Creswell on Saturday, Sept. 7. Wildlife biologist Alison Center will lead the group in a walk visiting grassland, oak and riparian...

 

Kirkpatricks celebrate 50 years wed

Paul and Mary Kirkpatrick will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise on a sternwheeler on the Columbia River. They got married in Eugene on Sept. 5, 1969. Their children will be...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

Oaksong Farm produces vegetables, raises children

LORANE - Christina del Campo said she has two babies: her two-year-old son, Quincy, and her farm, Oaksong Farm. The one-acre farm was established last year in the spring, and del Campo said she's...

 

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