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Boy, 13, guilty of murder

A Creswell preteen pleaded guilty last week to murdering a 92-year-old woman on Creswood Drive earlier this year. The boy killed Erma (Sapp) Burnell, of Creswell, in her home on Jan. 7. His name was mentioned in court, but The Chronicle generally...

Developer pitches new hotel

Springfield Developer David Loveall isn’t finished with his plans for Springfield. Loveall, who owns and redesigned the 300 block downtown, pitched the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) about buying...

Kick-the-can ice cream a tasty SRP finale

More than 120 kids showed up at Holt Park on Aug. 14 to make kick-the-can ice cream during Creswell Library's popular Ice Cream Social – the 2019 Summer Reading Program finale. Volunteers mixed...

Declaring 'Independence from Hunger'

There's nothing like a little neighborly cooperation. For the past six years, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, at 200 S. Gateway Boulevard in Cottage Grove, has held an Independence from Hunger food...

Community THANK YOU notes

Party in the Park 2019 organizers wish to THANK all volunteers, contributors and participants for an outstanding event on Aug. 10, including Creswell Faith Center, Creswell Family Dental Clinic, Platinum Hair, Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Demarcos...

Next challenge?

After eight and seven years, respectively, in the Creswell School District, Todd Hamilton and Ryan Beck and have said goodbye – but they didn't move far. Both former administrators have been hired...

Remembering the fishin' musician

When Ulla Hacker-Harada's friend lost someone to cancer, she thought that she was being a sympathetic and supportive pal, one who was there for whatever her friend needed. But when her own husband,...

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s been a while since I reported anything about Jim’s and my adventures since his accident that fractured his pelvis in three places last April. Amazingly, he was able to enjoy our 11-day...

Pisgah burns

The Mount Pisgah fire on Aug. 15 that burned over 50 acres was caused by a lawn mower, county officials said. A call came into fire crews about noon last Thursday. Locals with emergency alert text...

Blue Valley Bistro to unveil McKenzie Allison mural

Since 2010, when Seth and Melissa Clark bought the Blue Valley Bistro – formerly Creswell Coffee Co. and thought of as “Creswell's living room” – the community-minded couple has used the shop’s walls and environment to showcase local...

Marvin Dale Gowing

Marvin Dale Gowing, 84, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Aug. 16, 2019. He was born in Eugene to parents Earl and Nellie (Vaughan) Gowing on April 6, 1935. Marvin served in the Army National Guard...

Larry "Guy" Wheeler Jr.

Larry “Guy” Wheeler Jr., 44, of Junction City, went to be with his Lord on July 22, 2019. Born April 7, 1975 in Klamath Falls, Guy grew up moving from coast to coast with his family, as his dad was in the United States Air Force. Guy graduated...

'Local color'

Colorful character: a euphemism that has a wide range of applications. While it could mean endearing or interesting, it can also be a polite term for crackpot or worse. I’m sure if you consider our...

Ready for liftoff

By the time you’re reading this, we’ll be one week from a significant change in our paper’s history – and one month away from our 110th birthday! In my first column nearly six months ago, I...

Population concerns

Letter to the Editor: I was pleased to see a guest column on human population increase and the adverse effect on the environment. I was displeased to find the column a thinly veiled antiimmigration piece. The adverse effects of human population...

Coach Baltrusch 'set' for 500th volleyball win

Ask Anna Baltrusch, set to begin her 23rd season as Creswell High School's head volleyball coach, knows what it takes to be a successful prep volleyball coach, and she doesn't cite deep knowledge of...

Nutritionally Speaking:

During the month of August, our attention turns toward family time and those final summer outings – but getting ready for school is also a familiar August ritual. Purchasing the long list of...

Oregon's "Miner 29ers" beat the Great Depression with a gold pan

It was, most historians agree, the nadir of the Great Depression. The entire country had gone from singing "Happy Days are Here Again" to "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" in a few short months at the...

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