Storm Damages Masonic Cemetery

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first cemetery is still working through the damage of February’s winter weather. Staff say the ice storm took quite a toll on the centuries old Eugene Masonic Cemetery. More than a month later, fallen limbs and trees still litter the grounds. Volunteer crews are working hard to clean things up. “Eugene … Continue reading »

Local Pioneer Cemetery Vandalized Again

Near SANTA CLARA, Ore. — Disappointing–that’s how Luper Cemetery volunteers describe new damage caused by vandals, even as crews work to repair tombstones broken several years ago. More than 160 people are buried at Luper Pioneer Cemetery, and while they may no longer be walking this earth, cemetery caretakers say they’re still victims of this … Continue reading »

Vandals Strike Historic Cemetery Again

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Cleanup is under way in one of the valley’s oldest pioneer cemeteries. Vandals knocked over a few of the headstones over the weekend at the Luper Pioneer Cemetery. Most of them appeared to be just pushed over on their sides. This is the third time in the last few years vandals … Continue reading »

Cemetery Adds Another Tombstone

EUGENE, Ore. — Newer fans are used to watching the Ducks play in Matthew Knight Arena. But the team’s biggest games came in a different venue, one that’s nearly forgotten, as KEZI 9 News Anchor Brandi Smith shows us. Click on the video above to watch the full story.

Suspect Tries to Rob UO Student

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon student says a man tried to rob him at knifepoint Thursday night. The student reported a man came up to him on campus near Pioneer Cemetery and the education annex building. The student says he was walking by himself around midnight through that when a stranger approached him, … Continue reading »

Church Cemetery Application Withdrawn

EUGENE, Ore. — A controversial cemetery in Eugene is not going to be built. A cemetery will not be built on the site of the Greek Orthodox Church because the church has withdrawn its land use application with the city. The St. George Greek Orthodox Church wanted to build a small cemetery on its property … Continue reading »

Neighbors Upset about Proposed Cemetery

EUGENE, Ore. — Neighbors are fighting back against plans to build a cemetery near an existing church. Public comment about the proposal will wrap up Tuesday afternoon, which means it’s now up to the city whether the graves can go in. But residents posted signs around the neighborhood saying “No Graveyard.” They worry about its … Continue reading »

Cemetery Proposal Causes Concern

EUGENE, Ore. — Plans to build a cemetery on a Eugene church property have some neighbors concerned. This week neighbors near St. George Greek Orthodox Church found out about the church’s plans to build a cemetery on their property. Church members walked around and told them and they also got notices in the mail of … Continue reading »