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 »

Monster Plane Fest Takes Off

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Aerobeez Monster Fest kicks off at the airport this weekend. Planes will be taking off and landing, but there won’t be pilots up in the planes. Instead, they’ll be controlling from the ground. This weekend, 60 pilots from Iowa, California, Washington and Oregon will showcase their radio control planes. The … Continue reading »

Large Turnout for Hospital Job Fair

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Even though it won’t be open for another two years, the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City started its recruitment process. The hospital held a job fair Thursday, starting the staffing process for the 174 bed psychiatric facility. The massive building’s scheduled to open in 2015. Once fully staffed, it will … Continue reading »

Hospital Holds Job Fair for 170 Openings

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Oregon State Hospital will hire hundreds of workers for the new Junction City Mental Hospital. A job fair will be held at the Junction City High School Thursday. The hospital will try to fill 170 open positions. It’s mainly recruiting direct care positions like psychiatrists, nurses, security staff and housekeeping. The … Continue reading »

Businesses Benefit from Festival

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City wrapped up its annual Scandinavian Festival on Sunday and businesses around the area said they enjoyed the festival just as much as people who went for fun. Businesses around the Scandinavian Festival took advantage of all the people who came to Junction City. Rodeo Steak House and Grill owner, … Continue reading »

Residents Hope Hospital Revives Economy

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Full funding for the Junction City Hospital has residents hopeful the economy will finally move forward. While the project is still under construction, residents say the news has them excited for what’s to come. Residents say that Junction City has been through a lot since the fall of Country Coach in … Continue reading »

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