Runners Race in First Run of 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — It wouldn’t be a new year in Tracktown without a New Year’s Day run. Wednesday morning around 270 people ran around Valley River Center for the first run. But this wasn’t technically the first run of the year, since the same organizers put on a race at the stroke of midnight. Runners … Continue reading »

First 2013 Baby at McKenzie-Willamette

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The first birth of the new year at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center was a special one. Gracie Madison Stone was born 6lbs 14oz and 19.5 inches long. Both of her parents work as nurses at the hospital, and Gracie’s mom, Cari, was actually on duty when she started labor Tuesday morning. She called … Continue reading »

RiverBend Welcomes New Year’s Baby

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Leanna–that’s the name of the first baby born at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend hospital this new year. Leanna’s mom, Rita, gave birth to little Leanna at 1:57 a.m. Tuesday. She weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces. Rita’s due date was actually Dec. 31. The family says they were so focused on … Continue reading »

Runners, Walkers Welcome the New Year

EUGENE, Ore. — Many of you were likely sleeping off the fun from Monday night on Tuesday morning. But hundreds of others woke up bright and early to get their new year started off on a healthy foot. More than 500 people participated in First Run. About 300 of those ran Monday night just as … Continue reading »