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 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019 

Vote Tuesday! Roundup of 5 local school board races

Voters in Lane County will be asked to cast their votes for the special election on Tuesday, May 21. There are a handful of local school board seats contested for this election, while others remain...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019 

Update: Pilot dies in plane crash

Update 05/17: The name of the pilot who died has been released as Gillean James McCown, 51, of Eugene. A small plane crashed into a Creswell backyard just south of Hobby Field Airport on Saturday even...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019 

Where are they now? Creswell couple living in China, helps clean up Scotland

A former couple known locally for being active community members recently took a trip to Scotland to lend helping hands on Scottish beaches. It's not much of a surprise their philanthropic spirits...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 9, 2019

Grandson charged with murder

A man with a violent history was charged Monday with murdering his 87-year-old grandmother, Sally Baldwin of Creswell, when she died 17 days after being brutally beaten and robbed. The charges, which...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 9, 2019

Yard 'hard'

Plenty of sun and no rain is forecast this weekend - the perfect weather for "sailing." The Creswell Citywide Yard Sale is Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. More than 120 addresses have been registered...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 2, 2019

Finding funding for public safety difficult

A 23-cent bump in the public safety fee was proposed at city council last week. But the increase would only maintain the public safety status quo and city officials are concerned by how much money is...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 25, 2019

BREAKING THE SILENCE: For those left behind, for those who have tried, 4 of 4

Editor's note: This is the last in a four-part special collaboration between The Creswell Chronicle, The Cottage Grove Sentinel, Siuslaw News and Newport News-Times focusing on the rising suicide rate...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 25, 2019

Support grows for kitchen project

Community Food for Creswell (CFC) is in the middle of a fundraising project to install a community-use commercial kitchen in the Cobalt Activity Center. The kitchen will serve three main services to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Reflecting on 'Breaking the Silence' series

I want to commend the subjects of the Breaking the Silence series for their bravery in coming forward about their experiences with suicide. I sit in awe of their courage and candidness in telling...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 25, 2019

Old Schoohouse lowered

There has been lots of news surrounding the Old Schoolhouse and Creswell Heritage Foundation lately. To briefly recap, in March the Old Schoolhouse was lifted after work had been delayed a week due...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019

Creswell man is new county sheriff

Lane County's got a new sheriff, and you can't find 'em more homegrown-Creswell than Cliff Harrold. Sheriff Harrold's family first set up shop in Creswell in 1946, when his great-grandparents, Foster...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019

Fire personnel receiving awards for bravery, excellence

Five South Lane County Fire & Rescue members will be receiving recognition from the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OCFA) for bravery and excellence next month. The Meritorious Service Awards...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019

Cascade Chorus, Social Insecurity show is May 19

The Cascade Chorus and quartet Social Insecurity will be performing on May 19 in Cottage Grove as a fundraising effort for the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel's building fund. The event will be...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019

'Organ Trail' team going to Global Finals

The Destination Imagination team at Pleasant Hill Middle School recently placed first in the Medical Mystery Challenge at the Affiliate Tournament on April 6. The program applies a unique pedagogy...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

Soggy days - 'Snorkels recommended'

While people are still trying to catch their breath from the aftermath of the February snowstorm that collected over 19 inches of snow, Creswell again fell prey to weather conditions between April...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

WHILE YOU SLEEP, THE CITY IS AWAKE - Possible reboot of a Neighborhood Watch group?

It is no secret that Creswell does not have 24-hour police coverage - neither to its citizens nor to its criminals. The lack of full coverage and limited officers can leave Creswell vulnerable, and...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

New Creswell deputies

LCSO Sergeant Scott Denham said both Popp and Naber requested to come to Creswell when they heard about the open positions. Deputy Popp replaces Creswell Deputy Levi McKenney, who was promoted to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

UPDATE: About that big ol' boulder...

In the April 4 issue, Chronicle columnist Richard Heyman submitted a photo of himself standing next to a big boulder on Melton Road that had somehow kerplunked onto the roadway about April 1. Heyman...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 4, 2019

Decades of sex abuse -Stephens takes plea deal, gets 55 years

A Creswell man entered into a specifically negotiated plea deal with Lane County District Attorney Patricia Perlow after being charged with decades of sex abuse to underage girls and young children....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 4, 2019

Want more after school programs? Community meeting is April 11

On Thursday, April 11, there will be a community meeting on the possibility of getting a Creswell Boys & Girls Club - an organization that provides after-school programs for children. Creswell...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 28, 2019

Six file, two contested in school board election

Six people have filed for the four open seats on Creswell School Board (CSB), with some new and some old faces stepping up to the plate to the May 21 election. Terms for Chair Tim Rogers, Vice-Chair...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 28, 2019

Deputy resigns

The Creswell deputy under investigation for misconduct on duty has resigned from Lane County Sheriff's Office, effective March 22. Deputy Bryan Holiman, 43, was with LCSO since 2001 and has been a...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 21, 2019

Expedited search for super underway

The superintendent search process is underway for Creswell schools, after current Superintendent Todd Hamilton announced March 7 that he will be leaving in July to become the Springfield Public...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 21, 2019

Creswell VFW talks to Congress

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a national conference in Washington DC this month to discuss the priority goals of the organization, in which each state's delegates met with their members of...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 14, 2019

Lifted - Elevating the Old Schoolhouse

It may have been a mucky, muddy mess last week, with rain and melting snow, but that didn't stop a job from getting done at Creswell's Old Schoolhouse. The building at 195 S. 2nd St. was lifted Thursd...

 

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