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 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...

 

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...

 

School Board Discusses Student Investment, Success

SPRINGFIELD – So what does a “life-ready” student look like? That was one of the questions addressed when the Springfield Public School Board met on Oct. 28 to discuss aspects of student success. A timeline by the Oregon Department of...

 

School board discusses student investment, success

SPRINGFIELD – So what does a “life-ready” student look like? That was one of the questions addressed when the Springfield Public School Board met on Oct. 28 to discuss aspects of student success. A timeline by the Oregon Department of Education...

 

"Young Blood" in the Funeral Industry

SPRINGFIELD – Young people are on the rise in the funeral industry, and staff at Major Family Funeral Home on A Street is a prime example. With death being a part of their daily lives, owners Todd...

 

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, demonstrates love and respect for deceased family members. It's a celebration that unfolds over two days in an explosion of color, laughter and joy, and last...

 

Springfield school admins want to make students 'real-life ready'

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Public School District Superintendent Todd Hamilton spoke at last week's Springfield City Club luncheon on how the district is planning for student success. "What is a...

 

Council focuses on housing

SPRINGFIELD – Housing dominated the Springfield City Council agenda this week, including a mobile home park rezone, a temporary homeless shelter designation and grant for low-income housing....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 24, 2019

Teens share spooky stories

SPRINGFIELD – A group of over 20 teenagers huddled together around a fake campfire, s’mores in hand as they shared scary stories in a dark room behind the library, preparing for Halloween. The...

 

Helping other businesses succeed is his business

SPRINGFIELD – And just like that, Springfield has its own award-winning industry leader. Seth Gruschow, owner of Togather Restaurant Consulting at 116 S. 4th St. said he was surprised to learn they...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 17, 2019

Jessica Cagle-Faber writes her own way

SPRINGFIELD – When Jessica Cagle-Faber was younger, she worked as a professional dancer. At least until her fear of rejection got the better of her. Then she decided to pursue a career where she...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    October 17, 2019

FUN AND FIRE PREVENTION

As most school kids were tucked away in classroom in the morning hours of October 8, approximately 160 students convened for a fieldtrip to learn about fire safety. State Farm Insurance of...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 10, 2019

Springfield's own Magnum P.I.

SPRINGFIELD – For the Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators (OALI) meeting happening on Nov. 2, Springfield P.I. Bill Lioio has been asked to give a talk; the title of his presentation: "The...

 

Dark skies loom over Patrician residents

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield City Council’s meeting room was packed for the third reading of a controversial proposed rezoning ordinance of the Patrician Mobile Home Park Monday night. In March, park owner Richard Boyles of Urban Transitions LLC...

 

'Everything is a design decision'

SPRINGFIELD – With many irons in the fire, Springfield architect Jenna Fribley goes beyond the standard definition of what an architect is and does. She and Kelsey Buzzell are co-owners of Campfire...

 

New boutique helps provide medical care for community

SPRINGFIELD – You might call the building fairly nondescript, with an aging blue metal overhang, residing between other buildings ranging from a truck-rental outlet and local convenience store....

 
 By Jen Blue    News    October 3, 2019

Crafts + Cider

SPRINGFIELD – Last weekend at Bring Recycling Director of Operations Steven Colbert instructs young orchardist Wiley Bucolo in how to press apples into cider for Wildcraft Cider Works' 5th annual...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    October 3, 2019

75 & feelin' fine

The storm clouds parted and the sun was shining Sunday as Willamalane Park & Recreation District celebrated its 75th anniversary with a sprawling community hoopla at Willamalane Park in...

 

@ THE LIBRARY

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library is now offering several promotional items for sale at their front desk, in addition to other items provided by Friends of the Springfield Public Library...

 

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