Springfield Welcomes the Simpsons

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An iconic day for the City of Springfield as it unveiled the anticipated Simpsons mural downtown. For over two decades, one family has been embraced all over the world and today, that family came to life in Springfield. “It’s wonderful. It’s wonderful,” said Jess Stafford. Stafford couldn’t wait to introduce her family … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Kids Receive School Supplies

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of kids in Springfield are receiving a helping hand as they get ready to head back to school. The Project Hope Kids Fair set up four locations today throughout Eugene and Springfield to give out school supplies and new shoes to kids chosen by the school board. Organizers at the Springfield … Continue reading »

Simpsons Mural Painting Nearly Complete

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield will be unveiling the highly anticipated Simpson’s mural Monday afternoon, but already crowds are starting to gather to get a sneak peek while the artists put the finishing touches on the project. Monday afternoon, the city of Springfield will have a block party to unveil the mural. The … Continue reading »

Glenwood Center Talks Being Reorganized

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County commissioners are once again talking about a proposed multi-million dollar conference center and hotel in the Glenwood area. The price tag on the project is nearly $43 million. Although financial discussions with Lane County has hit a snag, county commissioners say they’d still like to be a part of the … Continue reading »

Football Safety Clinic Educates Coaches

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — With concussions being on the forefront of discussion in football the last couple of years, USA Football is taking a hands-on approach to educate coaches and players on safety. The Heads Up Football Safety Clinic took place Sunday in Springfield. A dozen local youth football representatives attended. They learned about tackling techniques, … Continue reading »

Springfield Fills the Bus

Springfield, Ore. — Some kids in Springfield are getting a helping hand to prepare for school. Partners such as Brattain House, the Springfield School District and the Wal-mart on Olympic Street all teamed up to Fill the Bus with backpacks and school supplies. With nearly 60 percent of kids in the school district qualifying for … Continue reading »

Springfield Church Helping Mill Workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Members of a local church are stepping up to help the more than 100 people still out of work after the fire at the Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer Mill last month. Two hundred and fifty people worked at the mill before the fire, and last week the chief operating officer … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Wanted Fugitive

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police arrested a wanted fugitive after a hit and run Saturday. Police say they tried to stop a car going the wrong way on Pioneer Parkway at about midnight. The driver wouldn’t pull over and a pursuit started. The chase went on to Highway 126 westbound and near the Valley River … Continue reading »

Eugene-Springfield Fire Merger Complete

EUGENE, Ore.– A big day for the cities of Eugene and Springfield. Eugene and Springfield Fire Departments fully merged into one entity on Monday. It’s a process that has been years in the making. In 2007, Eugene Fire Chief Randy Groves and then Springfield Fire Chief Dennis Murphy began bringing the two organizations together. “We … Continue reading »

DUII Driver Hits Bicyclist

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say a DUII driver was arrested Saturday night for hitting a bicyclist. It happened at 51st and Main St. at about 11 p.m. Police say 36-year-old Jake Walsh was driving a truck eastbound on Main St. when he hit a 15-year-old on his bike. He was taken to the hospital … Continue reading »

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