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 By Aliya Hall    News    March 21, 2019 

Part Five - Lobbying for learning

Four months after Board Director Lacey Risdal first appealed to the school board about Creswell becoming more involved at the state level, she was able to do her part, with the help of Board Director...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 7, 2019

Homeless students in our schools

As the state of Oregon faces a crisis of homelessness and a lack of affordable housing, ripple effects are cast into education, as students and their families in Creswell are dealing with its...

 

Friendly City gives back during snowstorm

Creswell's motto of being "The Friendly City" was reaffirmed during last week's snow storm, as evidenced by the countless stories of neighbors taking care of one another. Creswell Mayor Richard Zetter...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 28, 2019

land needs analysis committee - Operating industrial land a focus

As the Land Needs Analysis Committee met for their fifth meeting on Feb. 22 to discuss the revised draft of economic development policies, a specific goal came to mind: Focusing on getting Creswell's...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 28, 2019

Parks and Tree Advisory Committee: Arbor Day planning includes coloring poster contest

Arbor Day will be held at the Cobalt Activity Center on Saturday, April, 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Parks and Tree Advisory Committee decided on their Feb. 12 meeting at 10 a.m. With press...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 21, 2019

Quantifying educational quality - Part 4

Editor's note: This is part four of a five-part 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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 21, 2019

Board talks grad rates, approves resolutions

The Creswell School Board met on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. for their regular board session where they discussed and voted on unfinished and new business, before talking about graduation rates. Board...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Sports    February 21, 2019

Special Olympic Athletes hold basketball jamboree

Although Special Olympics Oregon had to skip its events due to a lack in funding, local Program Coordinator Carmen Dowell didn't want Creswell's and Cottage Grove's Special Olympic Athletes to miss...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Sports    February 14, 2019

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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 7, 2019

Fighting Failure, part 3: Mental health's toll

Editor's note: This is part three 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    February 7, 2019

School Board discusses cap on open enrollment

The Creswell School Board met on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. for their regular school board meeting. The board also met for executive session, which The Chronicle wrote about on Jan. 17. Enrollment was up by...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 31, 2019

Homeless in parks, Arbor Day discussed

The Parks and Tree Advisory Committee met on Jan. 22 to discuss Arbor Day planning, as well as share an update on the city's parks. The conversation, however, started with Garden Lake Park's homeless...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 24, 2019

Fighting Failure, part 2: A neighboring perspective

Editor's note: This is part two 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...

 

Preventing Pandemonium: What Creswell schools are doing to stay safe against possible threats

In 2018, there were 24 school shootings with injuries or death, according to an Education Week tracker of k-12 school shootings. The year was described by the BBC as the "worst year for U.S. school...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 24, 2019

Local photographers share plight of mustangs

When Creswell's Maggie Rothauge made the first trip over to Burns, Ore., in 2010 with her husband Farrel Rothauge to witness a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang adoption, they first took a trip...

 
 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...

 

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