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 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019 

Declaring 'Independence from Hunger'

There's nothing like a little neighborly cooperation. For the past six years, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, at 200 S. Gateway Boulevard in Cottage Grove, has held an Independence from Hunger food...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    August 22, 2019 

Coach Baltrusch 'set' for 500th volleyball win

Ask Anna Baltrusch, set to begin her 23rd season as Creswell High School's head volleyball coach, knows what it takes to be a successful prep volleyball coach, and she doesn't cite deep knowledge of...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019 

Kick-the-can ice cream a tasty SRP finale

More than 120 kids showed up at Holt Park on Aug. 14 to make kick-the-can ice cream during Creswell Library's popular Ice Cream Social – the 2019 Summer Reading Program finale. Volunteers mixed...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

'Paws-itive' service

After growing up largely in foster care, Creswell native Jayson Southmayd served in the Marines, and as an Army combat medic in Iraq. Seriously injured twice, he's undergone 48 surgeries. An implanted...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

K9s, deputies, community mingle on National Night Out

By Gini Davis Community Editor Hourly demonstrations by Lane County Sheriff's Office's K9 Unit were a big hit during Creswell's second National Night Out, held Aug. 6 in Holt Park. The event was part...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Library grants, awards help inspire fresh ideas

Recent scholarships and honors have Creswell Library Director Su Liudahl and Youth Librarian Nick Caum eager to develop fresh ideas to better serve their community. Liudahl received a $2,000 State...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Rad games, mad science

Kids and chemicals both reacted explosively – the former with laughter, the latter with... well, explosions – as Creswell Library hosted Minute to Win It and Explosions, Inc.'s Aaron Berenbach...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

It's a party!

Back-to-school necessities, food and fun aplenty greeted families at Creswell's 15th annual Party in the Park last weekend in Holt Park. Within two hours, 290 of 320 free backpacks stuffed with...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 8, 2019

'Not charity'

By GINI DAVIS Community Editor The City of Creswell has supported local nonprofits for the past three years -- a common practice among area communities in Lane County -- with more than $19,000...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    August 8, 2019

Baders 'feel the heat' at BMX Worlds

Record-breaking heat eclipsed the main event as two of Creswell's three Bader brothers, Zane, 15, and Sage, 13, competed with Team USA in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) BMX World...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 8, 2019

Lovin' those 'bountiful beavers'

With a little prompting from her cousin Jenna (right), little Emily kisses the "head" of a beaver pelt during Creswell Library's Bountiful Beavers Summer Reading Program event on July 31 at Creswell...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Cathy Morgan bids banking farewell after 40 years

After 40 years in the banking industry – most of it right here in Creswell – Cathy Morgan retires next week as Creswell branch manager for Banner Bank. It's a bittersweet transition for Morgan,...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Kalapuya Books a 'literarty' haven in historic 'Grove

Perhaps one key to Kalapuya Books' 22 successful years is that owners Betsy and Hal Hartzell sell what they love, and love selling from their charming historic building at 637 E Main St. The shop's...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Video gamers have 'Elite' spot in Creswell

It's been a fun, rewarding first year in business, said Jeanet and Daniel Campbell, owners of Elite Game Spot, 287 S Front St., Creswell. Since opening on July 14, 2018, the Campbells have built a...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    August 1, 2019

In 2020, Smith will sprint against 'clock' for state title

Like tenths of seconds on a race timer, Creswell High incoming senior Gauge Smith, 17, has been ticking off achievements as a sprinter. In 2018, Smith won the district championship in the 300m hurdles...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Kite Day shoots for the stars

Kids made their own delta kites and sent them soaring around Holt Park on July 24 during Creswell Library's Kite Day, with former Creswell dentist and avid kite enthusiast, Dr. Richard Page. Crafted...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 25, 2019

Rope. Dance. Demolish. All in a day's work for Bones

Just give Levi Bones something active to do, whether constructive or "deconstructive," and he's happy. The 2019 Creswell High School grad, who turned 18 on July 6, is spending his summer expanding...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    July 25, 2019

Maness poised to step up for Lady Dawgs

Girls looking to improve their basketball skills had ample chance to do so this summer during a coed basketball camp in June and a girls' camp hosted July 15–17 by Creswell High School girls'...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 25, 2019

Kids create 'out of this world' tie-dye

About 100 kids let their inner "flower child" out to play during Creswell Library's ever-popular tie-dye activity, held July 17 in Holt Park as part of the library's 2019 Summer Reading Program....

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 18, 2019

Culp rocks into elite songwriting school

She's written more songs than she can count, has been performing original pieces – as a vocalist and instrumentalist – since she was 14, has scored original music for a full jazz band and this...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 18, 2019

Sweets for a sweet cause

It's a summer tradition for many in the community – and really, with Creswell Presbyterian Women's Association (PWA)'s annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social offering goodies, with proceeds...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 18, 2019

Slime, sand, boxes spark imaginative 'Space Party'

A long line of 80-some kids eager to make some "alien" slime formed July 10 in Creswell Community Center as Creswell Library hosted a "Space Party" – the latest entry in their "Universe of...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 11, 2019

Volunteers team up to feed kids' minds, bodies this summer

Want to help build a better future? Nourish children's minds, bodies and spirits. This summer, Creslane's Intergenerational Reading Collaboration (IRC) and Food for Lane County are teaming up to do...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 11, 2019

Creswell delivers 'Out of This World' Independence Day

Creswell's 2019 Fourth of July Celebration theme was right on target: With daylong festivities on both sides of the freeway and a spectacular fireworks display at dusk, Independence Day in "The...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 11, 2019

City art contest 'chalks' up extra July 4 fun

Visitors walking in downtown Creswell on their way to the Chamber breakfast or parade on the Fourth of July were greeted with 15 colorful pieces of sidewalk chalk art in front of City Hall ...

 

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