Springfield Residents March on MLK Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Many people gathered in Springfield Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mayor Christine Lundberg and Chief of Police Tim Doney delivered opening remarks at the Springfield Justice Center before marching to Springfield High School. People taking part in the march said dedicating a few hours to a man who did … Continue reading »

Volunteers Plant Trees for MLK Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some folks in Springfield got their hands dirty Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To make the most of the holiday, the Eugene Chapter of Friends of Trees organized a tree planting out in the Whilamut Natural Area just off Walnut in Springfield. Nearly 50 volunteers made it … Continue reading »

NAACP March to Honor MLK, Jr.

EUGENE, Ore. — Cities across the country will honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday. One way to pay tribute is the annual NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. March in Eugene. It starts ┬áin the Science Factory parking lot next to Autzen Stadium and ends at the Shedd Institute for post-march celebrations. Marchers … Continue reading »

Big Actors in Eugene for MLK, Jr. Day

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Big stars are arriving in Eugene this weekend to help observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Actors Danny Glover and Quinton Aaron will join the local NAACP chapter for Monday’s march and program. The free event gets under way at 11 a.m. The march starts at Autzen Stadium and ends at the … Continue reading »