Johnnies-on-the-spot save couple from house fire

A story of courage and altruism has risen from the ashes of a devastating house fire on Dec. 4 in Creswell. A fire broke out in the backside of a residency on the eastside of North 10th Street in the...

'Emotional Poverty' book inspires CMS staff

The staff at Creswell Middle School are continuing their own education by forming a book club dedicated to enhancing relationships with their students. This year, the book is "Emotional Poverty in...

Middle School embarks on 15th East Coast Trip

In October, the Creswell Tigers went east and brought back memories that will last a lifetime. Ethan Pisani, seventh grader, said the trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He said there were...

Christmas Recital showcases local piano students

The joy of the season rang in the air as piano teachers Dave Stram and Hanna Shumate Knopp held a combined Christmas Recital on Dec. 2 at Creswell Presbyterian Church. "It was very special to me that...

Creswell Heritage Foundation receives $25K grant

The Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) has been awarded a $25,000 Community Grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant’s purpose, as expressed in the notification of the grant award, is “to restore...

Creswell, state populations keep climbing

Oregon's population has increased by 54,200 people between 2017 and '18, according to a study recently released by Portland State University's Population Research Center (PSU-PRC). Within that...

City gets feedback on yard debris proposal

City staff and council have been receiving feedback about the proposed Sanipac yard debris pick-up service, a result of a mailed survey regarding potentially implementing a yard debris service in...

A Rotary Christmas comes to Bohemia

Christmas came a little early last Thursday, thanks to the Cottage Grove Rotary Club, local businesses and a host of volunteers. When the doors at Bohemia Elementary School swung open at 6 p.m., the...

Stram's last hoorah, other council biz

It was Creswell Mayor Dave Stram's last hoorah at this week's city council meeting. He began by recounting all the steps, favors, good graces and helping hands that guided him through his six years...

What makes you feel safe, unsafe, in Creswell?

Creswell Public Safety Committee and Creswell City Council are beginning to look at the issue of safety in Creswell through a different lens. Everyone has heard it, and many have complained: our city...

Try a Mediterranean style diet

As we look forward to enjoying our December holidays, I hope many of you are looking for suggestions for a healthier 2019. In that spirit, let's explore the Mediterranean Diet. Touted in books, by...

Roundball Dawgs 5-2 after three-game week

The Creswell Bulldogs are 5-2 in preseason play after falling to host Toledo 75-83 on Dec. 4 but beating visiting Scio 67-38 on Dec. 6 and visiting Jefferson 59-52 on Dec. 7. The Dawgs started slowly...

Biggest Bulldog mat team in years kicks off season

Twenty-five strong and filling all but one weight class, the Creswell Bulldogs wrestling team is the biggest it’s been in years. The team of 19 boys and six girls (under girls’ coach, Alexia...

Lady Dawgs hoopsters 2-1 after three-game week

Preseason girls' basketball play continued last week, with the Creswell Lady Bulldogs winning two of three games. Creswell fell to host Toledo 26-51 on Dec. 4 before besting visiting Scio 37-23 on...

10 gift ideas for the gardeners in your life

Whether a gift giver who enjoys splurging or staying within a budget for the gift-giving season, Oregon State University Extension Service has everyone covered. Extension Service experts stepped up...

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas: Lutefisk is in the air!

Editor’s Note: This column was originally published in the Dec. 20, 2012 edition of The Creswell Chronicle. Christmas is a coupleweeks away and my salivary glands are already beginning to flow at...

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