Junction City Celebrates New Skate Park

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City residents celebrated the grand opening of a brand new skate park on Saturday. Despite the rain, skaters of all ages came out to test the new course. Community members hope the park will be a fun and safe place for kids as well as serve as a place to … Continue reading »

Fundraiser for Train Crash Victim

EUGENE, Ore. — Friends of a Junction City teen who died in a train accident are hosting a fundraiser for his family. Julius Schmidt, 14, died Sept. 8 after being hit by a train while he was playing along the tracks. Schimdt’s friends are hosting a fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza. It happens Monday, Sept. 17 … Continue reading »

Students Remember Junction City Teen

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A week after his first day of school at Oaklea Middle School, Julius Schmidt’s classmates had to deal with their first day without him. A passing train killed the 14-year-old Saturday night. Outside of his family, many of those dealing with Schmidt’s passing are his fellow classmates at Oaklea. School officials … Continue reading »

Train Kills Young Boy

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Friends and family are mourning the death of a young boy who was hit by a train in Junction City Saturday night. 14-year-old Julius Schmidt was found dead near the tracks along West Front between 4th and 6th Avenue. The rumble of trains passing through is a regular occurrence in that … Continue reading »