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 By Noel Nash    News    January 23, 2020 

Cottage Grove Chamber: Glitz, glamour and goodwill

COTTAGE GROVE – On an evening with the glitz and flare of "A Red Carpet Event," it was the humble, down-home acceptance speeches from the honorees that stole the show during the Cottage Grove Area...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Marching for Martin Luther King Jr.

SPRINGFIELD - In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, tied in a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Library kicks off winter author celebration

SPRINGFIELD - Vikings have gained a reputation in present-day views of history for pillaging villages in England, but Oregon author William "Bill" Sullivan suggests that the Vikings were more...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Built by the McKenzie River

SPRINGFIELD - When it comes to local rivers, Springfield Museum Curator Maddie McGraw said people tend to first think of the Willamette, though the McKenzie River has a long and meandering history of...

 

'Inspiring excellence' - Springfield Chamber Awards

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce staff, from left: Max Molzahn, Paige Sharpe, Judy Clark, Elora Kelsh, Vonnie Mikkelsen, Dani Thompson, Natasha Boska, and Phil Morton....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

'Vision, Guts, Gravitas'

SPRINGFIELD - As Mayor Christine Lundberg reflected on the City's strides during Monday's Springfield State of the City Address, her eyes remain fixed on the future. "We will move into the future...

 

Eyster says he's running for mayor

SPRINGFIELD - Mike Eyster is running for Springfield mayor this year, he announced on Tuesday. "I'm running for mayor because I care deeply about Springfield," he said. "As a champion for our city and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

Springfield wants to keep Preschool Promise Program

SPRINGFIELD - January has been a busy month for the Springfield School District. Along with doing the legwork to apply for the Student Success Act funding, the district is also working to keep major...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 9, 2020

Council weighs annexations

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield City Council this week set its sights on the future development of Main Street and the Gateway area at its Jan. 6 meeting. The meeting kicked off with Melissa Cariñ,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 9, 2020

Spanish Book Club offers cultural exchange

SPRINGFIELD - Book clubs have always been an opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another, and with the Springfield Library's Spanish Language Book Group there is also the benefit of a...

 

Something to squeal over

SPRINGFIELD - You don't have to be a pig to appreciate a nice "sow-prise" just around Christmastime – like peering out of your window only to find a large pig in your yard. That's what happened to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 2, 2020

B-I-N-G-O

SPRINGFIELD - The bingo balls pop and spin as hostess and drag queen Ms. Trai La Trash enters Jasper's Tavern, as a jazzy rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" booms from the speakers....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 26, 2019

CRAN helps felines find purr-fect home

SPRINGFIELD – From rehoming a cat whose owner has died, or placing kittens after a cat gives birth outdoors, to helping a cat whose owners moved away without them, each month Cat Rescue and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 26, 2019

Egan Warming Center warms hearts

SPRINGFIELD ­- Egan Warming Center has a personal connection for volunteer Shelley Davidson. Davidson said that it's important to her to give back to the community, because she has been there. She ha...

 
 By Noel Nash    News    December 26, 2019

Carrying the torch of Liberty

SPRINGFIELD – You've probably seen them. No, you've definitely seen them. People in Statue of Liberty costumes on roadside sidewalks, sometimes spinning a sign or prop, waving and encouraging...

 

New art series illustrates Springfield pride

SPRINGFIELD – Art is smart, and Springfield just got smarter. The City of Springfield and Travel Lane County last week hosted a launch party for a new retro art series highlighting Springfield...

 

Christmas Cheers

After 116 other parade entries had come and gone, spectators joined in the celebration as Santa Claus closed out the 67th Annual Springfield Christmas Parade on Saturday aboard his bucket truck...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 12, 2019

Project Living Hope offers help for Haiti

SPRINGFIELD – When Springfield resident Kyda Dodson heard that her extended family is involved in a project that helps Haitians, she wanted to see firsthand what they were doing. So for her first...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 5, 2019

HIV Alliance ceremony honors World AIDs Day

SPRINGFIELD – Roses floated down the Willamette River on Dec. 1 in remembrance of those who lost their lives to AIDS. As the world honored AIDS Day, the HIV Alliance met at the Willamalane Adult...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019

Springfield Museum Rocks!

SPRINGFIELD – "Rocks are unifying," Museum Curator Madeline McGraw said about the Springfield Museum's latest exhibit, "Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon," which drew over 200 people of all... Full story

 

Commissioner reflects on first year

SPRINGFIELD – First elected to office 10 months ago, Lane County Commissioner Joe Berney, District 2-Springfield, last week reviewed his year so far in a presentation to the Springfield City Club....

 
 By Cody Warren    News    November 21, 2019

Colts down Wilsonville, advance to semifinals

Thurston Colts linebacker Santino Stranieri, No. 10, breaks up a pass in the endzone intended for Wilsonville wide receiver Mason Dean, No. 1. The Colts defeated the Wildcats 48-9 on a foggy night at...

 

A tribute to the fallen - Bikers ride to Arlington, honoring Gold Star families along the way

SPRINGFIELD – They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. They may have died in action during a war overseas, in a training accident or even by their own hand while on active...

 

Developer on a mission to improve Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – When talking about his success as one of downtown Springfield's most prolific developers, David Loveall said that "the most crucial element to doing anything" is to have "skin in the...

 
 By Dez Brock    News    November 14, 2019

Playwright brings first full show to stage

SPRINGFIELD – For Aaron Michael Smart, 23, of Springfield, writing is a compulsion. That compulsion has propelled him into the premiere of his first full-length play, on Nov. 14 at Lane Community...

 

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