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 By Erin Tierney    News    August 15, 2019 


By Erin Tierney Executive Editor Sanipac got an OK for a 2.9% rate increase during Monday night’s Creswell City Council meeting, but not without sitting through a contentious council quarrel....

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 8, 2019

Career criminal gets 10 years for meth

A Goshen man with a rapsheet dating to 1984 was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in July for drug charges. Randall Neal Jernigan-Wynn, 59, is the kind of guy that the local drug dealers were...

 By Erin Tierney    News    July 25, 2019

Sanipac pitches 2.9% rate increase - Council questions yearly rising costs

Sanipac representatives Monday attended a Creswell City Council work session and requested a rate increase, but councilors want to hear more before approving another annual increase. Sanipac...

 By Erin Tierney    News    June 27, 2019

Going off-roadin'

Creswell's Scott Smith, with his dog, Jersey, is ready to compete in the Gambler 500 Rally starting Friday, June 28. The off-road rally features cheap, impractical vehicles. The event first started...


'The epitome of an all-American boy' - Community mourns loss of vibrant teen

The Creswell community is in mourning after a 15-year-old died last week in a swimming accident, just hours after school let out for summer break. On the afternoon of June 13, after a week of taking f...

 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Boomerang memories

I spent last weekend puttering along at Fisherman's Point in Fall Creek, a spacious campsite made full with friends, crackling firepits and the sound of clinking bottles. When morning crept in, we...

 By Erin Tierney    News    June 6, 2019

Robocalls: The new 'wild west'

The evolution of digital scammers is a far cry from one of its earliest incarnates - the infamous "Nigerian prince" con. Over a decade ago, harrowed by the incessant, screeching pitches and beeps of...

 By Erin Tierney    News    May 30, 2019

School Boards unofficial election results: Lemhouse re-ups, Rogers says goodbye

One Creswell School Board incumbent won their seat, while another lost theirs at the polls this month. Unofficial results from the May 21 Special Election yield a victory for Director Kandice...

 By Erin Tierney    News    May 23, 2019

Watch what you toss - Batteries, electronics light up local landfill

Standing over your trash bin, TV remote in one hand and two dead batteries in the other, an internal conflict arises that quietly weighs convenience over consumer accountability. With a flick of the w... Full story

 By Erin Tierney    News    May 23, 2019

Better Together - Creswell's community: Full of help, full of hope

Volunteers came out in droves last weekend to fix up two homes in Creswell as part of the annual Hope Restored event. The project's goal, now in its fourth year, is structured entirely around...

 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...


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