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 By Aliya Hall    News    January 17, 2019 

School board dismisses complaints

During the Jan. 9 school board regular meeting, the school board held an executive session to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 17, 2019 

Panacea Barbershop - A new spot for tailored cuts

There is a new barbershop in town and its owner, Demarcos Wright, has a mission to "help clients connect with their mind, body and soul." Panacea Barbershop and Lounge is named after the word...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 10, 2019

FIGHTING FAILURE: Combatting Oregon school disinvestment

Editor's note: This is part one of a series about the statewide problems in Oregon's education system, and how it affects local schools in the Southern Willamette region. This week's story follows...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 10, 2019

Senator Merkley visits Lane County

Senator Jeff Merkley visited Lane County on Jan. 3 at Hamlin Middle School in Springfield as part of his town hall tour. “In our ‘We the People’ democracy, town hall meetings are an essential...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 3, 2019

Creswell parks updates for 2019

This new year, Creswell will have new park developments. At the last Park and Trees advisory committee on Dec. 11, the members set up their resolutions for 2019. The most notable update is the South...

 By Aliya Hall    News    December 27, 2018

Analysis: Land will accommodate economic growth

At the fourth Community Advisory Committee Land Needs Analysis meeting on Dec. 7, ECONorthwest and the City of Creswell shifted their focus from residential to commercial and industrial. Preliminary...

 By Aliya Hall    Health    December 27, 2018

Creswell School District receives vouchers for glasses

Creswell High School Counselor Lori Naugle said she could picture herself in a classroom struggling with vision impairment, and how difficult that would be. She said she would understand how a...

 By Aliya Hall    News    December 20, 2018

Christmas spirit in spades at Village Green

Cottage Grove has gotten a taste of Germany with the Village Green Christmas Market. Through Dec. 23, all are welcome to partake in this open-air holiday market that offers a light show, vendor...

 By Aliya Hall    News    December 20, 2018

School board sees new printing project

The Creswell School Board received a special presentation from Adam Watkins, principal at Creswell High School, on their Youth Transition Program (YTP) printing project during the Dec. 12 regular...

 By Aliya Hall    News    December 13, 2018

'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...

 By Aliya Hall    News    December 13, 2018

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...

 By Aliya Hall    News    December 6, 2018

African Children's Choir graces Creswell Dec. 9

On Sunday Dec. 9, Creswell will have the opportunity to hear a collaboration between Western Hymns and Ugandan style music, as the African Children's Choir lists the Church of Nazarene to perform...

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 29, 2018

Safley steps aside

Lloyd Safley said he is not a quitter, but after 36 years serving on the Planning Commission, he decided the time has come to "step aside" from the committee. "It's not an easy thing to do," he said....

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 29, 2018

Connecting Cultures - A drummer's journey from Guinea to Creswell

Drumming is not what Fode Sylla does, one of his students B.J. Jones said, it's who he is. At two years old, Sylla was taught how to drum by his family in his home country of Guinea; beyond drumming,...

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 22, 2018

Just Desserts - Mini pie making class sparks appetites

Instead of thinking bigger this Thanksgiving, think a little smaller - mini pie small. Along with maintaining portion control, a personalized mini pie is fun for the whole family to take part in. On...

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 22, 2018

Report cards released

During the Nov. 14 regular session school board meeting, the Board of Directors got an early peek at the at the 2017 to 2018 school and district report cards, which were released Nov. 15. The report c...

 By Aliya Hall    Health    November 15, 2018

Dairy Goat Day welcomes all goat farmers, enthusiasts

Goat lovers across Oregon and Washington joined together on Nov. 3 in Pleasant Hill for Dairy Goat Day, which was sponsored by Oregon State University Small Farmers Extension Program and Emerald... Full story

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 15, 2018

Na-meow-ste: Greenhill offers cat yoga

What's the perfect way to relax on a foggy, Sunday morning? Yoga and cat cuddles will do the trick! Greenhill Humane Society held one of its popular events - Cat Yoga - on Sunday, Nov. 11. From 10...

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 8, 2018

Potential housing policies drafted

The City of Creswell and ECONorthwest have moved forward with drafting potential housing policies for an update to the city's Comprehensive Plan Housing Element (CPHE), as well as an action plan to im...

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 1, 2018

Advisory committees uphold policy, labor, community relations

There are three district advisory committees involved with the Creswell School District, each managing a specific consulting role: labor management, policy review and community relations. Each...

 By Aliya Hall    News    October 25, 2018

Creswell School Board - Curriculum assessment data trends upwards

The results of the Smarter Balanced assessments taken from students in grades three through eight, and high school have come back with Creswell trending upwards. "Annual tests give us a snapshot of st...

 By Aliya Hall    News    October 25, 2018

Poverty conversation combats taboo

"Who are the deserving poor" was the question of the Oct. 18 Oregon Humanities conversation about poverty. The 10th conversation in the series, the event was sponsored by the City of Springfield and...

 By Aliya Hall    News    October 18, 2018

Lice policy changes

A new, proposed policy change regarding lice will be changing to allow the attendance of a student with nits, and less than 10 live lice, back to all Creswell schools. The former policy excluded...

 By Aliya Hall    News    October 11, 2018

School Board evaluation shows improvement from past years

At the work session meeting held on Oct. 3, Creswell School Board analyzed findings from the 2017-18 academic year evaluation, which overall rated the school board consistently at proficient and effec... Full story

 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Local journalism matters because our communities matter

As the number of community newspapers shrinks across the U.S., the ripple effect can be felt throughout the industry. The disappearance of local, small town papers puts more and more communities in...


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