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Articles from the January 10, 2019 edition

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 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 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... Full story

 
 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...

 

Cecil 'Lee' Price - Dec. 29, 1953 – Dec. 27, 2018

Cecil "Lee" Price passed away on Dec. 27, 2018 at his home in Creswell after a long battle with cancer. Lee was born on Dec. 29, 1953 in Detroit, Mich. to Cecil and Maggie Price. He spent 13 years in... Full story

 

Johnny Loyd Wheeler - Aug. 24, 1945 – Dec. 26, 2018

Johnny Loyd Wheeler, 73, of Creswell, passed away peacefully with family by his side at his sister and brother-in-laws home in Creswell, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Johnny was born on Aug. 24, 1945 in... Full story

 

Leota Mae Klein - Aug. 3, 1913- Dec. 24, 2018

Leota Mae Klein passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2018 at the age of 105. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on Aug. 3, 1913 to Walter K. and Anna L. Jenkins. She had a younger brother, Max, and a... Full story

 

Evangeline Mary Kelsch Bigham - June 6, 1945 – Dec. 31, 2018

Vange was born to Joseph and Ella Kelsch in Springfield on June 6, 1945. She grew up in Creswell. As a child, she picked beans in the summer and rode her bicycle down the road, which is now... Full story

 

Focus on shopping locally; supporting established, new businesses

Recently there was a Facebook post on the Creswell Community Connections page asking, "What store or business does this town need to add? (Looking for suggestions.)" There were over 200 comments in...

 
 By Don Ehrich    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and Creswell to merge and form new Coast Fork Kiwanis Club

Two local Kiwanis Clubs have recently agreed to combine their resources and merge into a single area club to increase service to youth in the Southern Willamette Valley. In the upcoming months, the Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and the Kiwanis Club...

 

Thank you to everyone who is dedicated to working during the holidays

The holidays are over, and now we can all think about our joys and sorrows of the past year. I find it much better to remember the good things, although I must admit, one thing we knew would happen...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 10, 2019

Do something different this weekend

If you made a New Year’s commitment to do something that you haven’t done before, then I have a couple of suggestions that are happening this weekend. One possibility is to participate in the...

 

Lane County to host Plastics Roundup; early access for 'community collectors'

Lane County Waste Management is hosting a plastics roundup for clean #2, #4 and #5 (polyethylene and polypropylene) at the Glenwood Transfer Station in April, and offering early access to businesses,... Full story

 

Offbeat Oregon History - Dry town's sting on local drugstore's secret saloon didn't go well

In 1899, the spiritual leaders of Forest Grove had a problem: There was a serpent in their Garden of Eden. Forest Grove was founded by members of the Congregational Church - a denomination directly...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    January 10, 2019

Dawgs shoot down Hawks to win league opener

Shaking off two weeks of winter break idleness, the Creswell Bulldogs came out energized and recharged to win their boys' basketball league opener over La Pine, 62-31, on Friday, Jan. 4. The score was...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    January 10, 2019

Lady Dawgs fall to La Pine in basketball league opener

The Creswell Lady Bulldogs got off to a stronger first-quarter start than has been their pattern this season, but struggled in the second half before dropping their girls' basketball league opener, 39...

 

Pleasant Hill Sports

Bulldogs guard Sierra Nielson attempts to get around Billies guard Angeni Yeo during the second quarter of the Pleasant Hill vs Sutherlin game on Jan. 3. The Pleasant Hill Billies won against the...

 

Emerald Valley Golf & Resort Front Nine Restaurant and Back Nine Bar: A swing in the right direction

Since 1966, Emerald Valley Golf Club's success has been a hole in one. One of the finest public access courses in the State of Oregon, Emerald Valley Golf & Resort features a well-maintained...

 

Farmlands market: Creswell's friendly neighborhood grocery store

Owned by Jessica Landstra and her family, Farmlands Market provides Creswell residents with a variety of healthy and fresh options. Not only do they provide fresh local produce and groceries, but...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    January 10, 2019

CHS competition cheer takes third at Lebanon

A rousing routine filled with tumbling, stunting and dance boosted Creswell High's competition cheer team to a third-place finish during the Lebanon Spirit Competition held Jan. 5 at Lebanon High Scho...

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    January 10, 2019

Pleasant Hill wrestlers host King of the Hill wrestling tournament

Titus Rice (152-pounds) and Asher Ruchti (160-pounds) won their divisions to spark Pleasant Hill Saturday in the King of the Hill wrestling tournament contested on the Billie mats. P-Hill finished...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Heart health hacks: part 2

While every month should be Heart Health Month, we at least focus on supporting our cardiovascular super pump one month each year in February. There's no better way to get ready to celebrate this...

 

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