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Update: Pilot dies in plane crash

Update 05/17: The name of the pilot who died has been released as Gillean James McCown, 51, of Eugene. A small plane crashed into a Creswell backyard just south of Hobby Field Airport on Saturday...

Remembering Erica Caridio: A community staple

Saturday afternoon I spent a bittersweet time around the iconic round table at the Axe & Fiddle. Just on the other side of the glass, blurred by the large Axe neon sign, the bustle of Main Street...

Springfield City moves forward with Comcast settlement

Springfield City Council last week authorized City Manager Gino Grimaldi to execute a settlement agreement with Comcast for payment of additional franchise fees owed, reimbursement for costs...

Where are they now? Creswell couple living in China, helps clean up Scotland

A former couple known locally for being active community members recently took a trip to Scotland to lend helping hands on Scottish beaches. It's not much of a surprise their philanthropic spirits...

Annual Springfield clean up day is Saturday

The 31st Annual Spring Clean Up -- an opportunity to recycle items such as old freezers, refrigerators, scrap lumber, metal and other large or hard-to-recycle items -- is scheduled for Saturday, May...

RALLY: Communities want more school funding

Roughly 24 teachers and community members - all sporting red - took to Oregon Avenue after school on May 8 to rally for education. The event organizers, Mona Stiffler and Liz Babbs, wanted to bring...

Vote Tuesday! Roundup of 5 local school board races

Voters in Lane County will be asked to cast their votes for the special election on Tuesday, May 21. There are a handful of local school board seats contested for this election, while others remain...

2019 Citywide Yard Sale - Sunshine and sweet deals

With over 120 sales listed and many more in between, Creswell's population swelled last weekend during the annual Creswell Citywide Community Yard Sale. Last weekend was also a good opportunity to...

Grove bank to be rehabbed with grant money

Cottage Grove recently was awarded $200,000 to rehabilitate the 1903 Bank Building on the corner of Main and Sixth streets granted by Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The division awarded 29 other...

2019 Chamber of Commerce Award Winners

Rose Barker Lifetime Achievement Award - Tamara Blum Dr. Tamara Blum's memory and impact remains stronger than ever following her passing in January. Dr. Blum and her husband, Alan Bennett, were...

Roy Dwayne Thayer - Feb. 10, 1949 - May 6, 2019

Roy Dwayne Thayer, born on Feb. 10, 1949, passed away on May 6, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Michele; sons, Scott and Tim; and daughters, Paula, Tiffany and...

It's pretty simple; cast a vote for decency

I’m not sure any decision is a “no-brainer,” although many come close. Hot fudge sundae with nuts? Uh, yeah. Thin fries over steak fries, everytime. And, yes, of course I’ll take mayo on my...

May is National Historic Preservation Month - Questions surrounding Old Schoolhouse history

Cal Lewis's article, "The Old Creswell school gives up some secrets," in last week's Chronicle gave some intriguing information about the construction of the building. As the Creswell Heritage...

Letter to the Editor: Lane County Courthouse inadequate

Dear Editor, From the perspective of a law enforcement officer, I want to offer a few reasons why our current courthouse is inadequate and why we need to replace it now. Our deputy sheriffs are charged with serving the circuit courts and providing...

Creswell Raiders waving the 'flag' for youth football

It's not football season, you say? Well, think again – because one local football team is actively tearing up the field and currently leading their league. The Creswell Oakland Raiders flag...

Holmes, M. Sanders, Schmidt, Osborne, And Altom Win At CGS Mom's Night Out

It was Mom's Night Out last Saturday on the quarter-mile clay oval at Cottage Grove Speedway. Classes on the card included the Todd's Auto Body Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and...

19th-ranked Bulldogs shut out by conference foes

With only two games remaining in the baseball season, the Bulldogs – winless in league play at 0-10 and still ranked 19th in 3A state based on the strength of their Mountain Valley Conference...

Bulldogs take big bite of SD4 tourney

Three individual titles. One team title. Eight athletes going to state in 12 events. It all adds up to one terrific season for the Creswell Bulldogs track and field team. Nick Bronson and Gauge Smith...

Girls softball secures trip to state playoffs

After dropping two close games the week, the Lady Bulldogs secured a state playoff berth and sole possession of second place in league play with only two games remaining by downing host La Pine 5-2...

Sports Schedule - May 16, 2019

Baseball Wednesday, May 15 Santiam Christian at Creswell, 4:30 p.m. La Pine at Pleasant Hill, 4:30 p.m. Softball Wednesday, May 15 Santiam Christian at...

Nutritionally Speaking: Practice relaxation with meditation

Whenever I take some time off from work I notice that I feel more relaxed. I attempt to spend more time in quiet, with less stimulation, less electronics, and even finish a mystery novel (an actual...

Offbeat Oregon History: Ship captain doubled down on ill-considered wager ... and lost

One gray October day in 1898, three British ship captains were sitting in the parlor of the Seamen's Rest, a sort of YMCA for sailors located in the bustling port of Tacoma. They were in a betting...

LOCAL AGRICULTURE: OSU researcher focuses on integrated pest management

As a child growing up in Baltimore, Md., Gail Langellotto always was interested in science. When she took a part-time job in undergrad with an entomologist, her love for insects was sparked. She...

2019 Chamber of Commerce Awards Finalists - Business of the Year, Top Agri-Business and Volunteer of the Year

Nominees are: Business of the Year Jeanne Marr of Creswell Healthmart Rory Tyler of Point S Ryan Hoffstot of Farmers Insurance Top Agri-Business of the year My Brothers' Farm Creswell Bakery CK Farms...

2019 Chamber of Commerce Award Finalists - Citizen of the Year

Finalists for Creswell 2019 Citizen of the Year award: Steve and Jenny Carmichael Pattie Scott Martha McReynolds Jr. Ashley...

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