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 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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Home & Garden    May 16, 2019 

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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Creswell Middle School commemorates 10 years

By Aliya Hall The Creswell Chronicle Creswell Middle School celebrated its 10-year anniversary May 2, along with the school's academic project night and fifth-grade showcase. Principal Shirley Burrus...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Multifamily, senior housing prioritized

The community advisory committee — a citizen board providing recommendations to city government — reached a consensus on April 26 to prioritize multifamily housing development, especially in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

8 move forward in superintendent search

Creswell School Board members chose eight candidates to move forward in an effort to fill the vacant superintendent’s position at a meeting last week. Multiple candidates are from the area, said Sar...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Foundational learning

To bring awareness to fair housing rights and laws, Springfield City Hall tried something a little different to involve the whole family. Fair Housing Story Time with Mayor Christine Lundberg on...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Bark in the Park: Walk, run, pant

Grab those fuzzy friends: The largest pet event in southern Willamette Valley is scheduled to return May 19 at Alton Baker Park. “Bark in the Park” -- Greenhill Humane Society’s annual...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 2, 2019

Springfield church receives big lift, looks to next level of elevator funds

The historic Ebbert United Methodist Church, constructed in 1916 on the same lot where it sits today, is a monument to big, bold architecture. It's five stories of red brick, with tall ceilings...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 2, 2019

Creswell Grange hosts Grange playfest

Is it a coincidence that three patients visit the office of Dr. Boehnkrakker on the same day after being hit by a speeding car? The three patients don’t think so. As they lament about filling out...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 2, 2019

Committee learns how to find best-fit superintendent

The Creswell School Board has 26 applicants for its superintendent position after more than 30,000 people were emailed about the job opening, said Sarah Herb, executive search specialist for the...

 

An escape through art: Nyssa Perrin Clark manages pain through painting

When it comes to art, Nyssa Perrin Clark said the ability to start is one of the most important parts of the creative process. "If you can just start and not have an investment in the outcome, and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Committee picked to screen search for superintendent

The Creswell School Board met April 10 for its regular meeting and appointed the screening committee members for the superintendent search. The board received 25 applications and needed to pick 15 to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Board dismisses complaint, votes to respond

During the April 10 school board regular meeting, the school board held an executive session at 8:09 p.m. to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Norton's farm sells hops, vines

Don Norton likes to think outside the box. Along with growing organic hops, Norton and his wife, Tina, of Norton's Hop Farm in Springfield, also add value to the plants by selling its vines and making...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Earth Day: Environmentally conscious residents share earth day tips

With Earth Day coming up Monday, April 22, one way to celebrate is by adopting sustainable practices into an everyday routine. "We're living in a finite world," Dana Merryday, Cottage Grove resident,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Let's Rock! - Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club hosts show

For rock and mineral enthusiasts, the 62nd Annual Thunderegg Rock and Mineral Show on April 6-7 was the place to be. The variety of show-goers' backgrounds and interests were as diverse as the wide...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Springfield City Council discusses city administrator hiring process

Before Springfield City Council met for its 7 p.m. regular meeting on April 1, the mayor and councilors had a work session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the hiring process for the new city administrator...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Outdoors    April 11, 2019

Creswell Clay Target Sports holds ladies night Next event is April 17

Creswell Clay Target Sports is attempting to draw female shooting enthusiasts by offering a special Ladies' Shooting Night once a month. "Shooting clubs in general tend to be 'good ol' boys clubs,'...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Community comes together for collaboration meeting

Crystal Perdue works under the motto of, "See a need, fill a need." That's why, on April 2, the family resource coordinator held a community collaboration to speak with pastors, business owners,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    April 4, 2019

A freelance journalist's 'vacation'

When I first worked on this column, I was sitting in a London coffee shop outside of my Airbnb frantically trying to make deadline. I originally planned this trip last November, a 10-day excursion to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 4, 2019

Singing Creek Education Center moves to Cottage Grove

For those interested in Oregon and Oregon Trail history in Cottage Grove: There is good news. The Singing Creek Education Center is moving from Junction City's old granary to the Dr. Snapp House in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 4, 2019

Jolene Leu Photography combines experience, affordability

Springfield photographer Jolene Leu wants to be there for brides and families who don't have a thousand dollar budget. With eight years of experience, Leu said photography doesn't have to cost an arm...

 

Making it as a small family farm

In the age of corporate farming, Scott Byler said Delight Valley Farms and Saginaw Vineyards is one example of how a small family farm and vineyard can still be profitable. The farm has a total of...

 

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