Community Meeting on New Hospital

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Oregon State Hospital continues to take shape and now its neighbors know a little more about the project. Hospital leaders held a meeting Thursday to talk about how the process is going. Part of the presentation included a pitch from the Lane County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental … Continue reading »

Last Day to Register to Vote

EUGENE, Ore. – Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Lane County’s November 5 special election. Voters who live in the Springfield or Junction City school districts, or the River Road Park and Recreation District are eligible to vote. Measures in the school districts will ask voters to approve bond measures to … Continue reading »

Junction City Proposed School Bond

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Voters will be asked to approve a $32.4 million school bond in November. Officials say the money would be used to replace Laurel Elementary, improve the grandstand and lights at the high school and replace lighting and ceilings at the middle school. The bond would cost a $180,000 home about an … Continue reading »

Junction City Starts Bond Campaign

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Supporters of the Junction City School District’s bond measure kicked off their campaign Monday. The $32.4 million bond will fund the replacement of the elementary school, update heating-ventilating systems in all the schools, upgrade communication and security infrastructure throughout the district, and replace the grandstands and lights at Junction City High … Continue reading »

Bunches of Lunches School Program

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Soroptimist International group of Junction City is doing what it can to help out its schools in need. The group is made up of women. It focuses on work with women and children. Last year members started a lunch program called Bunches of Lunches, to provide food to children at … Continue reading »

Junction City Puts Out Bond Measure

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — $32.4 million is what the Junction City School District says it will need to provide its students with the best educational environment they can. Bond measure supporters say it has been decades since these schools were given the attention they need. And they hope the community will band together, as it … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – September 6

EUGENE, Ore.– For the September 6 edition of the Friday Night Blitz on KEZI 9 News, Stephen Nelson and Jake Zivin bring you highlights from 14 games from around Oregon. Our Game of the Week featured a showdown between No. 2 Sheldon and No. 3 Central Catholic.

Dedication of “Dreas Way”

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. —  The road leading to the new Oregon State mental hospital and prison now has a name to memorialize a Junction City woman killed in a car crash. Family, friends and community leaders gathered for the sign dedication Thursday evening.

Mental Hospital Walls Put Up

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — For some, this project was more than a decade in the making and with the lifting of each panel, all the parties involved say they become closer and closer to making what was once just a dream, a reality. Construction on the facility alone costs about $84 million, but there are … Continue reading »

Hospital Construction Reaches Milestone

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Wednesday marks a major milestone for the mental hospital being built in Junction City. Construction crews are erecting the largest wall of the hospital, with Representative Val Hoyle and city leaders on site to witness it. They’ll also be watching just how much of an economic impact the construction will have … Continue reading »

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