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 By Gini Davis    Opinion    June 21, 2018 

A Fond Farewell - To everything, a 'season'

In the words of author Gregg Levoy, “When you’re on the right path, the universe winks and nods at you from time to time, to let you know.” After 11 years and three months, this will be my...

 

Sweating it out in Phoenix

Now and then I get an opportunity to travel; probably it is not so much an opportunity, as just doing it. However, I am spending a week visiting family in Phoenix, Arizona. The summer is next to unbea...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: After 74 years, D-Day is still etched in my memory

I remember 74 years ago so vividly. I had just turned 20 years old two weeks earlier. The 5th of June I was returning from a weekend of rest and recuperation after having been in a "dogfight" over...

 
 By Martin Gaiter    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Pondering the complexities of SLAs

Good Day! I was so ready to answer some recent questions I have received for Week Two. You have reached out to me about relationships, work conflicts, networking tips, how to get past annoying sales p...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    June 7, 2018

I wouldn't do business with those who fail to keep their word

Last fall, prior to the election, the proponents of the marijuana initiative assured the City of Creswell that they would pay for the special election (if they lost). On Jan. 16, 2018, the city...

 
 By Bill Barker    Opinion    June 7, 2018

One white hat over the cuckoo's nest

Our world is crazy. You might even call it a gigantic cuckoo's nest. But every once in a while, one of us up and flies off it in such a spectacular way that when you look up afterwards, the escapee has somehow totally transmuted themselves into somet...

 
 By Martin Gaiter    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Chronicle welcomes new columnist, Martin Gaiter Here to discuss all the things that make you go 'Hmmm!?

Hello Creswell and southern Lane County. Martin Gaiter, a.k.a. Marti Gee is here to discuss the things that make you go Hmmm!? I have spent my life building experiences in the military, the media,...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Reminiscing about holiday parades and celebrations past

When I was a young lad in the 1930s there were several holidays that were observed every year. Naturally they included New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July (Independence Day), Labor Day,...

 

Letter to the editor helps obtain information needed

Dear Editor, Thank you so much for printing my appeal for help a few weeks ago. The day that the paper came out, I got a call with the information I needed on the Gay-Cogswell cemetery. I called the owners and got permission and forwarded the phone...

 

THANK YOU, CRESWELL

Dear Editor, As the Chairman of the Creswell City Council Public Safety Committee I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who made the City of Creswell’s first-ever Emergency Preparedness Fair possible. The Public Safety Comm...

 

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH

Over 100 years ago, a Creswell resident discarded a two-ounce druggist bottle filled with a distilled elixir, likely a chloroform compound for toothache, produced by A.G. Andersen, a well-regarded pha...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PRESERVATION MONTH

The history of Creswell seems to be tied up in one old building. It is the Old Schoolhouse, which was built in 1875. It served for many years as the only school in town. A fire almost destroyed the...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    May 24, 2018

McMenamins UFO Festival: Feeding my need for all things extraterrestrial

Thanks to my initials and to Steven Spielberg, I can't tell you how many times I've been told to "phone home" in my 27 years on this planet. I call my mother nearly everyday, but kudos for that...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: Peer Court should get green light

About a year ago, Sergeant Scott Denham, who is Lane County Sheriff Office's contract supervisor for Creswell, presented to the city council a suggestion for Peer Court to be organized here in town....

 
 By Scott Olson    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Are you prepared for the next big disaster?

What would you do if the Cascadia earthquake were to hit our area? Or, how about another repeat of the 1962 Columbus Day storm? As most of us have witnessed throughout our lifetime, Mother Nature can...

 

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH: With railroad tracks laid, Creswell is set in motion

May is National Historic Preservation Month. As we traverse the streets of our town we encounter a number of things that have been part of this town far longer than we have. The museum and the old sch...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: It's a sad state of affairs if we can't trust our elected officials

We have three organizations that our taxes support. They are all very important to our livelihood. I refer to the Creswell City Council, the South Lane County Fire & Rescue Board and the Creswell...

 

Seeking contact for Mary Gay Cogswell Pioneer Cemetery

Dear Editor, The Creswell Area Historical Society has received a call from a fifth-generation descendant of Martin Baker Gay. This lady wants to take her grandson to the Mary Gay Cogswell Pioneer Cemetery which is in the swale area. It is a private...

 
 By Carol Campbell    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Preserving Old Schoolhouse links Creswell's past, present, future

Creswell Public Library and Civic Improvement Club Clubhouse, locally known as the “Old Creswell Schoolhouse,” located on South 2nd Street here in Creswell, is our only community site on the National Historic Register. When I was a Creswell high...

 

Please vote in the 2018 Primary Election Calling all Oregon voters!

Please remember to vote in Oregon’s 2018 Primary Election and encourage your friends and family to vote, too. Historically, voter participation has been relatively low in non-presidential primary elections, which means that the voters who do turn...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Craigslist scam: If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't true

It finally happened: I advertised on Craigslist to sell a tow bar hitch, I got a generous reply and a check for $1,400 over asking price with instructions to keep an extra $50 and give the balance to...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    May 3, 2018

May is National Historic Preservation Month

The story in last week’s Creswell Chronicle entitled “Students tour town’s history at Creswell Museum” was a timely prelude to the recognition of May as National Historic Preservation Month. It highlighted the fact that Creswell is fortunate...

 

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