SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Former Springfield mayor Claude Gerlach turned 100 Thursday and celebrated his birthday with leaders from the Springfield community. He was all smiles during the milestone celebration. Friends sang him Happy Birthday and played him guitar. “It’s a very significant recognition of Claude’s 100th birthday, which is a momentous event in anybody’s life. … Continue reading »
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — High up on a hill in the McKenzie River Valley, you won’t find city sounds. It’s peaceful. Horses run free. It’s just the way Carrol Fountain envisioned his life on the mountain he was born on a century ago. Every morning he wakes up and gets to work gathering wood. “I’m always … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Books–they’re what you expect to find at any library. Ten years ago, the new Eugene Public Library opened downtown at 10th and Olive. Opening additional room for computers, a larger children’s section, DVDs and CDs, and yes, more books–500,000 books. Library Director Connie Bennett was hired shortly before the library reopened and … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a happening spot in Eugene. Thousands visit it every year for reading, educational opportunities and cultural experiences. The Eugene Public Library is celebrating 10 years Friday night. Library Director Connie Bennett joined us live in the studio on KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about the library’s birthday bash.
EUGENE, Ore. — How many people do you know reach their 105th birthday? Not many. One local woman is, though. Vesta Friday is marking a rare milestone Friday, Dec. 7. She’s a long-time local resident of the Eugene-Springfield area. She worked until her 80s at her own dress shop in Springfield.
EUGENE, Ore. — After months of planning, the city of Eugene celebrated its 150th birthday Saturday in front of hundreds of its proud, joyous residents. The celebration at the Hult Center was complete with a cake and a birthday song, performed in part by Eugene’s Mayor Kitty Piercy. Mayor Piercy had another standout performance with … Continue reading »