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 By Erin Tierney    News    January 17, 2019 

Weekend of mourning - Vigil held to honor elderly murder victim

The Creswell community was reeling from a two-fold tragedy after a 12-year-old boy last week allegedly murdered a 92-year-old Creswell woman in her home. The community organized a candlelight vigil...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 17, 2019 

M o r e m o u r n i n g - Two others also remembered last weekend

The Creswell community remembered three women who recently passed on Saturday, Dr. Tamara Blum, who passed away in October 2018, Evangeline "Vange" Bigham, who passed away in December 2018, and Erma...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 17, 2019 

Charges outline possible levy, fee changes

At the first Creswell City Council meeting of 2019 on Jan. 7, Richard Zettervall called to order his first meeting as mayor, Councilor Amy Knudsen became the new council president and council...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    January 17, 2019 

MEDIA ALLOWED. ACCESS DENIED. INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES. Part 5 - Ethics Commission dismisses Creswell School Board case

In April 2018, this reporter filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OEC) alleging that I was unjustly booted from an executive session at a Creswell School Board (CSB) meeting...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 10, 2019

New guy in mayor's chair

Richard Zettervall, as seen accompanied by his wife, Linda Warner, was sworn into the mayor's seat by Municipal Court Judge R. Scott Palmer on Jan. 7 at the city council meeting....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 10, 2019

4 honored for volunteerism

Four community volunteers were recognized for their service at this week's Creswell City Council meeting. The men - having had collectively served Creswell for almost 46 years - received Volunteer Ser...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 3, 2019

Oregon Avenue, railroad crossing getting alterations

Alterations are going to be made to the railroad-highway crossing at Oregon Avenue to include an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant safe crossing on the north side of the street. The...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 3, 2019

Building houses with my pops

As the tradition continues at Creslane Elementary School, fathers, granpops and other significant male figures were invited to build gingerbread houses with their kindergarteners in one of the four...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 27, 2018

'Hit list' found at middle school

At the end of the school day on Wednesday, Dec. 19, a “hit list” of people to be killed or hurt was discovered on the front cover of a student’s notebook at Creswell Middle School (CMS). Lane...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 27, 2018

Creswell man convicted of sex abuse

A man was convicted of sex abuse crimes as a result of incidents that occurred in December 2017 and February 2018 in Creswell. Timothy Allen Rook, 31, of Creswell was arrested on Sept. 9 by Lane...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 27, 2018

Win a Window contest winners announced

The Creswell Chamber of Commerce's First Annual Win a Window contest left four residents with cheery smiles on their faces after their names were drawn on Dec. 17. The contest, new to Creswell, is a...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 20, 2018

Super 8 Motel owners charged with arson

The owners of Creswell Super 8 Motel were arrested and charged with first-degree arson this week, after their motel caught fire twice in three days back in November. Inder Pal Singh, 29, and Satinder...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 20, 2018

Library Expansion Project fueled by generosity

Creswell Library at 64 W. Oregon Ave. has been seeking donations for the Library Expansion Project to expand their space and their services to the community, and there has been much generosity to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 20, 2018

Local students, teachers recognized by VFW One student, teacher off to State competitions

Creswell VFW Post No. 4039, through its dedication of investing in future generations of patriots, recently took part in local competitions that showcased some of the most eloquent, democratic-loving...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

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...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

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 study,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

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 of...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

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...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

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...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

'And now, here's your host, Drew Carey!' - Creswell woman is contestant on'The Price is Right' Dec. 14

A Creswell woman will be a contestant on the longest-running game show of all time, "The Price is Right," on Friday, Dec. 14. Tune in to CBS at 10 a.m. to watch Haley Lupinski, 25, of Creswell, "come...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

GENERAL ELECTION UPDATE - Council write-in candidate revealed

Official election results from the Nov. 6 general election were released on Nov. 26, and so was the name of the previously undisclosed write-in candidate champ for Creswell City Council. There were...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

Tree Lighting 2018 recap

Mrs. Santa Claus stopped by Creswell Library during the Tree Lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 1. She read Christmas stories and took some time to color with some of her fans....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

Help Family Relief Nursery, help local families

Residents can help Creswell’s Family Relief Nursery help families put gifts under the tree for Christmas. A Christmas Gift and Clothing Drive will be held now through Dec. 18 for children 10 to 18...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

From street project to annual celebration - The evolution of the Tree Lighting Ceremony

There's no doubt this City knows how to put on a show for Christmas. This year marks 15 years of Creswell's Tree Lighting Celebration, though it has evolved significantly since its Dec. 18, 2003...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

Park design input opp is Saturday

You can get hands-on with park design input on Dec. 1 at City Hall. Creswell will be all decked out for Christmas with events ongoing throughout the community during the day on Saturday, but City...

 

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