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 By Aliya Hall    News    July 11, 2019 

Springfield Museum hosts 'Hops for History' event

Beer and history fans united at PublicHouse on July 2 to help support the Springfield Museum's "Hops for History" fundraiser. With $1 from each pint sold donated to the museum, the event was able to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 11, 2019 

East Springfield receives library book drops

Book lovers in eastern Springfield, unite! The Springfield Library has officially opened two satellite return sites at Splash! and the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation for community...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

"Splash down" in sight for new aquatics center

A bond measure passed three years ago is coming to fruition in the form of a renovated public pool and competitive aquatics center for Cottage Grove residents. Renovations to the Warren H. Daugherty...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

Bayne Gardner: 'Superhero of Art,'

Muralist Bayne Gardner said he has been interested in the art form for as far back as he can remember. From 7 years old he remembered seeing '80s-style graffiti on TV and in his hometown. "It was some...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Fighters against flooding: Creswell Water Control District

There are certain jobs and roles that are often overlooked, not seen or even hidden. The custodian, a behind-the-scenes organizer, the anonymous donor. And the Creswell Water Control District board...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Springfield's murals represent city history

Art has always played an important role in Springfield's history. Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City, said that before there were the restaurants and shops that drew...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    June 20, 2019

A deep dive into the podcasting pool

At this time, there are more than 700,000 active podcasts, according to 2019 Podcast Insights, which does beg the question: “Why would I – in an oversaturated marketplace – go to a workshop to l...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 13, 2019

Creswell's seniors start new beginnings

Connection, positive thinking and overcoming fear of the unknown were the potent messages lifted from the six commencement speeches given at Creswell High School's 111th graduation Friday, June 7....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 13, 2019

'Welcome aboard' Johnson is new superintendent

Candidate Michael Johnson has accepted the position of Creswell's superintendent starting in the 2019-20 school year, after contract negotiations were agreed upon last week. Johnson is currently the p...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 13, 2019

Parents want school garden to be a 'big dill'

The garden at Creslane Elementary School had seen better days, and parent Kayla McCabe had finally had enough of it. "Every day I pick (my son) up and I see it get worse and worse," she said. "The...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 6, 2019

Board chooses top candidate

The Creswell School Board began contract negotiations late last week with its top candidate for the vacant superintendent position, and hopes to announce the selection at the June 5 board meeting,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 6, 2019

Creswell Lions Club disbands after 71

"Poor membership and a lack of interest has seen increases in both service and fraternal organizations...Franklin said that the times are a part of that: communities were more cohesive when there were...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 6, 2019

Michael Johnson chosen as new superintendent

Candidate Michael Johnson has accepted the position of Creswell's superintendent starting in the 2019-20 school year, after contract negotiations were agreed upon. Johnson is currently the principal...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

Q&A: Final 2 in CSD super search

Editor's note: Staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with both finalists for the Creswell School District superintendent position, Sean Gallagher and Michael Johnson. This is a recap of their questions and an...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

When Aviation meets Academics - Drone class gets 'birdseye view' on job opps

"This is my heaven," eighth grader Lance Judy said about spending the afternoon at the airport. Judy - who has dreamt of being an aviation mechanic since he was 6-years-old - was on of 28 students fro...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

CSD 2019-20 budget in $15 million range

Creswell School District will be starting out 2019-20 strong - an extra $2 million strong. Revenue assumptions from the May 8 school board meeting show that the ending fund balance for 2017-18 has...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

Three CHS students earn seal of biliteracy

When Michelle Cantoran-ochoa, senior at Creswell High School, was first approached about the chance to receive a Seal of Biliteracy from her Spanish teacher, Kori Warner, she said she hadn't heard...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

As temperature increases, animal cruelty calls spike

Springfield has seen an escalation of animal cruelty calls this month as temperatures rose. Public safety leaders say it's an important reminder to those who travel with animal companions. "The main...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

Two superintendent finalists selected; forum planned

Two finalists are moving forward for Creswell's superintendent position: Sean Gallagher and Michael Johnson. Gallagher is the current superintendent at Brookings-Harbor School District in Brookings,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

Leaps and Bounds: Young driver finding success

When Keegan Bounds first started box stock kart racing at five years old, he was the slowest car on the track. It wasn't until his fifth race, when he hit the wall and flipped his kart, that he was ab...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

City makes it easier to build 'small units'

The Springfield City Council has changed the development code, hoping to encourage builders to construct smaller housing units, an area city leaders say is necessary as one part of its affordable hous...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

RALLY: Communities want more school funding

Roughly 24 teachers and community members - all sporting red - took to Oregon Avenue after school on May 8 to rally for education. The event organizers, Mona Stiffler and Liz Babbs, wanted to bring at...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

Hope Restored builds more than houses

When Trisha Hern first saw her house after it was renovated by Hope Restored last year, she said she started to cry because it was so beautiful. "It was exactly what I always wanted, but I was okay wa...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

Springfield City moves forward with Comcast settlement

Springfield City Council last week authorized City Manager Gino Grimaldi to execute a settlement agreement with Comcast for payment of additional franchise fees owed, reimbursement for costs...

 

LOCAL AGRICULTURE: OSU researcher focuses on integrated pest management

As a child growing up in Baltimore, Md., Gail Langellotto always was interested in science. When she took a part-time job in undergrad with an entomologist, her love for insects was sparked. She...

 

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