Fire Chief Responds to Controversy

GOSHEN, Ore. — A fire chief surrounded in controversy is speaking out about the volunteers who are questioning his leadership. Several firefighters have quit the Goshen Rural Fire Protection District over the last few months because of a rift with Chief David Wolting. In letters submitted to the district, they’ve questioned Wolting’s leadership and what they say … Continue reading »

Hay Baler Damaged in Goshen Grass Fire

Goshen, Ore. — Warm temperatures and dry conditions posed a challenge to firefighters who battled a grass fire at a Goshen farm Monday afternoon. Crews from Goshen and Pleasant Hill Fire Districts, along with South Lane Fire & Rescue and the Oregon Department of Forestry, responded to the emergency around 12:45 p.m., after someone reported … Continue reading »

Leadership Academy Students Progress

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Students are making great progress at the Willamette Leadership Academy, that’s the word from the school’s battalion commander. The school gave its annual report to the Springfield School District Monday night. It says it’s seeing continuous growth in terms of retention and statistics. “We have first sergeants who don’t let them get … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Helps Families Move Forward

GOSHEN, Ore. — A newly established nonprofit works to get people into stable, affordable housing. The Forward Foundation looks to purchase and renovate mobile homes to donate to people in need. It’s taken a year to get the foundation up and running and they’re now working to purchase its first mobile home. Once one is … Continue reading »

State Sees Potential Growth for Goshen

GOSHEN, Ore. — The state says the Goshen area is a prime spot to build business and create more jobs, labeling the rural part of Lane County a regionally significant industrial area. Under this new title, Lane County can move forward in making the Goshen area more available and cheaper for industrial businesses to build, … Continue reading »

Former Firefighter Loses Home To Fire

GOSHEN, Ore. — The local firefighting community is rallying around one of its own after a late night house fire. A former Goshen volunteer firefighter and his wife lost their home and belongings in the fire. Tom and Christy McClellan lost everything in this fire, but they’re thankful everyone is ok including their dogs. They’re … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Goshen Home

GOSHEN, Ore. — A former volunteer firefighter lost his home in a blaze early Tuesday morning. It happened on the 34-thousand block of  B Street around midnight.  The fire reportedly started in an attached structure near the back of the house.  Goshen firefighters called multiple units from surrounding cities for backup, but the home became … Continue reading »