Court in Session at Springfield High

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. –    Court was in session Wednesday for more than 100 Springfield High School students. The Oregon Court of Appeals “Traveling Bench” visits schools around the state, trying to give students an opportunity to see court in action. The students, who are all enrolled in Springfield’s Government class, witnessed three genuine cases, where legitimate … Continue reading »

Failed Bond Measure Focus of Forum

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District heard valuable feedback as it continues to search for answers following last year’s failed bond measure. The district held an open forum Tuesday at Hamlin Middle School. They asked people to share their thoughts about the failed bond measure. The $62.5 million bond would have helped rebuild Hamlin … Continue reading »

Attempted Kidnapping Victim Speaks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police are looking for a man who they said tried to kidnap a woman near the West D Street boat landing. The victim said it was a terrifying experience and she’s hopeful sharing her story will make others more aware of their surroundings. Leslie Thomas started her Saturday with a run … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – January 31, 2014

For the January 31 edition of the Roundball Wrap, see highlights from 13 games, including a very special RBW Game of the Night between Luke Jackson’s Northwest Christian and Oregon Tech as OIT head coach Danny Miles went for career win No. 1,000. Jake Zivin and Erik Elken also have a dozen prep highlights plus … Continue reading »

Spay Day Springfield

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Animal Guild in Eugene is offering a big discount to cat owners in Springfield. For the month of February, all spay and neuters are only $10 and ferals are free. The clinic says the big discount is part of an effort to keep the cat population under control. Spaying and … Continue reading »

Kids Play Real Game of Life

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some fifth graders in Springfield got the chance to see what it would be like to get married, get a job, and live adult life. The activity is supposed to be a life-sized adaptation of the Milton Bradley board game Life. On Friday, a group of eighth grade students at Hamlin middle … Continue reading »

School Mourns Loss of Carlos Perez

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Heavy hearts Friday at Hamlin Middle School as Carlos Perez’ teachers and classmates mourned the loss of their friend. Carlos died early Friday morning, after being critically injured in a car accident on January 18. “Unfortunately today was the devastation,” said Kevin Wright, the Principal of Hamlin Middle School. ”We got the news … Continue reading »

Fire Damages Springfield Mobile Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A fire caused extensive damage to part of a Springfield mobile home. Eugene Springfield fire crews were out late Thursday night trying to put out the flames at a home on Deadmond Ferry Road. At least one person was home when the fire started, but everyone made it out okay. Investigators say … Continue reading »

Ames Pleads Not Guilty

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The woman accused of hitting a 12-year-old boy in a Springfield crosswalk last year will go to trial in March. Kimberly Ames is facing charges of careless driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian. Police say she hit Kaleb Oyervides while he was in a Main St. crosswalk in September. Police … Continue reading »

Tax Season: Get Started or Wait?

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadline to file your taxes is still about three months away but some people are already getting it done. As the old saying goes: There are two unavoidable things in life–death and taxes. So, should you file now or wait until April 15th? Tax services and customers say it depends on … Continue reading »

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