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Springfield High graduation is Friday, June 7

Springfield High School Graduation will be at 7 p.m. at Silke Field, located at 908 N. 10th Ave., Springfield. If rains, graduation will be held in the gym. Class of 2019 will be honoring seven...

 

Thurston High graduation is June 8

Valedictorians: Matthew Hill & Kasey Lightheart Salutatorian: Mariah Hamburg National Honor Society: Marja Annus, Madilyn Colley, Paige Crolley, Michaela Dawes, Alliya Dodson, Leila Dopp, Kaytlyn Foust, Mariah Hamburg, Matthew Hill, Flynn Huston, Kas...

 

The Academy of Arts and Academics Class of 2019

The Academy of Arts and Academics' 86 graduating seniors for the Class of 2019. Graduation begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Springfield High School Auditorium. Ticket required for admission;...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 30, 2019

Sprind City Hall Gallery sends out call for 2020 exhibits

The final deadline is fast approaching for artists hoping to be part of the City Hall Gallery's 2020 exhibit schedule. The Springfield Arts Commission offers artists interested in exhibiting their wor...

 

Memorial Day 2019 - Spring in her step

Kat Romig, 16, of Springfield passes by the Uncle Sam hat painted on the Ken Kesey mural on Tuesday, May 21. The mural, located on the east stucco wall of Plank Town Brewing Company on Main Street in...

 
 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 Staff Reports    News    May 23, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Canine calendar contest underway Live in Springfield? Pick up a pet’s waste? That’s all that qualifies residents to enter their dogs for the chance to be featured in the city’s 2020 “Canines for Clean Water” calendar. Many people may not...

 

Businesses supporting National Police Week

Area business owners are stepping up to show support for local law enforcement during National Police Week. Members of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce are engaging in two separate efforts to...

 
 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...

 

Annual Springfield clean up day is Saturday

The 31st Annual Spring Clean Up -- an opportunity to recycle items such as old freezers, refrigerators, scrap lumber, metal and other large or hard-to-recycle items -- is scheduled for Saturday, May...

 
 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 Staff Reports    News    May 9, 2019

New Miss Springfield is Linda Wagnon

From May 8, 1969 edition of Creswell Chronicle A Pleasant Hill lass, Linda Ann Wagnon, is 1969's Miss Springfield. Miss Wagnon won the annual crown at Thurston High School Saturday before a reported 750 persons. The Pleasant Hill girl presented a...

 
 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    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 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...

 

On Your Mark - Springfield hosts first-ever Run with a Cop

Run with a Cop on March 31 at Dorris Ranch was sponsored by the Eugene and Springfield Police Department to raise money for the Eugene and Springfield Special Olympics Program. The program offers...

 
 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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 27, 2018

Jenni B Jeweled crafts vintage, rustic jewelry

Jenni Babcock of Springfield said she found her jewelry style when she started to look at the use of items a little bit differently. When she ordered vintage watch faces from Ukraine, she said it...

 

Irma refugee struggles to make Springfield home

Frankie Mayes was given a one-way ticket to wherever he wanted to relocate after the home he shared with his father was filled with flood-waters, when the Category 4 Atlantic hurricane Irma made landfall last year in Florida. The airfare from FEMA...

 

Springfield Justice Center to conduct open house Sept. 22

The Springfield Police Department invites the public to visit the Police Department at Springfield Justice Center at 230 Fourth St., Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be safety...

 

Springfield man dies in motorcycle crash on Sept. 8

On Saturday, Sept. 8 around 3:58 a.m., Springfield police and fire responded to the 5200 Franklin Blvd block regarding a single motorcycle crash in the Glenwood area. Preliminary investigation...

 

Good deed leads to $50,000 Powerball win for Springfield man

The broken railing was bugging Todd Howard of Springfield. Nearly every weekend he would take his daughter to yogurt and notice the potentially dangerous railing. On a recent visit to get yogurt with...

 

Springfield Arts Commission accepting applications

The City is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on its nine-member volunteer Arts Commission The Springfield Arts Commission, which promotes visual and performing arts to enrich cultural...

 

Cougar shot within fenced backyard in Springfield

A female cougar has been shot following three days of recent neighborhood sightings in east Springfield. On July 24, at approximately 1 p.m., a resident in the area of 30th and Olympic Street called t...

 

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