Musical notes jazz style

Cottage Grove, the covered bridge capital, might not come across as a place for innovative jazz, but at the Cottage Events Venue each fourth Tuesday, the magic happens. The Jazz Jam is a...

Sanipac yard debris subscription gets OK

At Monday, Feb. 11's Creswell City Council meeting, a public hearing was held for the proposal to bring a Sanipac yard debris pick-up service to Creswell, in which no public opted to speak. Aaron...

Jonathan Woodland: On the road to glory

Triathlons: to most, just hearing the word brings on uneasy thoughts of muscle fatigue, side cramps and shin splints. Before May 2016, Jonathan Woodland, 32, of Creswell was no exception. It was...

Wendy Smith joins City staff

It was announced at Monday's Creswell City Council meeting that the City's newest employee is Wendy Smith. Smith, of Creswell, is the assistant city recorder/court clerk and will be...

Sweet Lorane Community News

By the time you read this, Jim and I will have returned from our four day visit to Anthem, Ariz., to visit our youngest daughter, Kelly, and her husband Justin Fontaine. Since my submission deadline...

Appointees, stipends, other biz discussed

Budget appointments, council stipends and a housing survey were among the items discussed at this week's Creswell City Council meeting. In the Mayor's Report, Creswell Mayor Richard Zettervall...

Creswell State of the City address, part 1

Editor's note: This is part one of Mayor Richard Zettervall's State of the City Address. The second part of the column will appear in the Feb. 21 edition. This is my first State of the City Address...

In response to recent homelessness articles

Dear Editor, In reference to the recent articles in our local paper in Creswell on homelessness, I would like to give an opinion. In the Feb. 7 Chronicle, Mr. Heyman, “The Colonel” stated his concerns about the safety of the people: if folks...

Roberta Tharp is a key employee at City Hall

Creswell has a staff in city hall who on a week-by-week basis do an outstanding job of taking care of our civic business. Without their dedicated service it would be utter chaos here in town. Roberta...

'Help yourself' said the Colonel

Dear Editor, For clarity “The Lord helps those who help themselves” is not a Biblical quote, but I do wish to question what it has come to mean. The Lord helps those who: Help themselves to all the food on the table? Help themselves to the...

Equestrians 'medal-worthy' in five events at Meet 1

Creswell High School's equestrian team won two events and recorded two second-place and one third-place finish during Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) South Valley District Meet 1, held...

Creswell Mat Club teaches more than wrestling

For youngsters who may be interested in wrestling, the Creswell Mat Club offers a taste of wrestling before high school, teaching children from preschool to eighth grade how to move on the wrestling...

Bulldogs roll over Hawks, bow to Billies

In Mountain Valley Conference boys' basketball action last week, the 11th-ranked Creswell Bulldogs blasted the visiting La Pine Hawks, 74-48, on Feb. 4, but were nipped by the fifth-ranked Pleasant...

Hatch scores 21 in narrow loss to Hawks

Aubrie Hatch's 21 points kept Creswell close as the Lady Bulldogs were clipped by the 14th-ranked La Pine Hawks, 40-44, on Feb. 4. Creswell also fell 26-55 to the fifth-ranked Pleasant Hill Billies...

Wrestlers 1-1 at final meet before district tourney

In their final league wrestling dual meet of the season, hosted by Santiam Christian on Feb. 7, the Creswell Bulldogs fell to Scio 12-53, but edged Yamhill-Carlton 29-24. Against Scio, Logan...

Nutritionally Speaking: Resolution reset, part III

To sum up a few of the healthy food choices we can make for a healthier 2019, let’s review Fats/Oils, Beverages, and a few “specialty” foods to include this year as we look to our food choices...

Hilltop Bar & Grill: Make it one hill of a Valentine's Day

If Pleasant Hill is the destination, make plans to stop by Hilltop Bar & Grill for some great dining opportunities. A variety of appetizers will be available on Thursday, Feb. 14, such as crab...

Axe & Fiddle: The Perfect Valentine's 'Day'-te night

Valentine's Day doesn't always mean black ties, roses and chocolates. For some, the holiday just means a night out with that special someone. This Valentine's Day, starting at 9 p.m., Axe &...

Offbeat Oregon History: Portland's 'Temperance War of 1874:' The backstory

The temperance movement, when it came to Portland in the early 1870s, really shouldn't have taken anybody by surprise. What was surprising, though, was the form it took when it got there. Portland's...

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