Mental Health Facility to Open in 2014

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — After years of planning, it’s full speed ahead for a new mental health facility. The Oregon legislature approved full funding for the project Monday. The secure, three-story state mental health hospital will serve 174 patients. Most of the patients in the state system have been convicted of a crime, but found … Continue reading »

Sewage Main Break Floods Street

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A sewage main break Thursday morning in Junction City flooded the street and forced people to find different ways to get to work and school. Crews say that the main break is so deep they’ll be working on it for much of the day. Around 7 a.m., public works was called … Continue reading »

Two Men Killed in Junction City Crash

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a deadly crash Saturday. A memorial now marks the site of the crash on River Road and Luckey Lane. Early Saturday morning a Camaro drove off River Road and rolled over into the field on the side of the road. The driver Luke … Continue reading »

Local Baseball Legend Turns 95

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A local sports legend celebrated his birthday Saturday with his family and fans. Bob Doerr turned 95 and is the oldest living member in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Doerr celebrated in his hometown of Junction City, as well as signed some autographs for fans. He’s lived in Junction City for … Continue reading »

Daffodil Festival Draws Thousands

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Between 10,000 and 15,000 people headed to Junction City for the annual Daffodil Festival. The festival featured more than 40 different types of daffodil flowers. The festival had more than just flowers to attract the crowds. Fair goers went on wagon rides, listened to stories in a teepee and checked out … Continue reading »

Top Seeds Get Upset Scares In Quarters

EUGENE AND CORVALLIS, Ore. — Top seeds Jefferson and Sutherlin survived upset scares in the quarterfinals of the state tournaments on Wednesday, with both top seeds sneaking through to the semifinals. Jefferson played 4-seed West Albany in the Class 5A boys tournament a Matt Knight Arena, outlasting the Bulldogs 55-52. The top-seeded Sutherlin girls needed … Continue reading »

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 »

Friday Night Blitz – October 12th

Most schools had Friday off this week, so a lot of teams played Thursday. We have highlights from both Thursday and Friday, including #1 Sheldon and a top ten matchup between #8 Churchill and #3 Marist. Plus, the rest of 6A and 5A.

Town Celebrates Life of Julius Schmidt

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City celebrated the life of 14-year-old Julius Schmidt Saturday. All of Julius’ family and friends showed up at Laurel Park to honor his memory. The young boy was killed in a train accident just two weeks ago. Family members took turns talking about him, sharing memories of his adventurous spirit … Continue reading »

Junction City May Be Expanding

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City is considering expanding its boundaries. The city says it will help bring in new tax revenue, but some residents say the proposal hits too close to home. The debate centers around areas the city wants to reclassify as wetlands along with large sections around them that would be regulated … Continue reading »

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