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Articles from the January 17, 2019 edition

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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

More Mourning: 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 Aliya Hall    News    January 17, 2019

School board dismisses complaints

During the Jan. 9 school board regular meeting, the school board held an executive session to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 17, 2019

Panacea Barbershop - A new spot for tailored cuts

There is a new barbershop in town and its owner, Demarcos Wright, has a mission to "help clients connect with their mind, body and soul." Panacea Barbershop and Lounge is named after the word... Full story


Donald William Best May 19, 1951 – Dec. 4, 2018

Donald William Best, a resident of Creswell for 21 years, passed away at home in his sleep on Dec. 4, 2018. He was born on May 19, 1951 to Gilbert and Jeannine Deselms Best in Chico, Calif. As a child... Full story


Erma Katherine Burnell - Aug. 19, 1926 – Jan. 7, 2019

Erma Katherine Burnell was born Aug. 19, 1926 in Easley, Boon County, Mo. to Alva and Fannie Sapp. She was the oldest child and had two sisters and one brother. Erma married Donald Leon Anderson on Oct. 29, 1946, but divorced in 1947. They had one ch... Full story


Debi Wilson is Lane Electric new acting general manager

Lane Electric Cooperative General Manager Matt Michel announced his resignation Jan. 14, and Debi Wilson will serve as acting general manager until a successor is named. Wilson is treasurer for the... Full story

 By Staff Reports    News    January 17, 2019

Updates from Creswell Heritage Foundation

In the past month, Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) received three more grants toward the Foundation and Porch Floor Replacement Project, including $5,000 from the Chambers Foundation; $1,600 from the Lane County Cultural Coalition; and $2,400...


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...



I'm just like thousands of others - I make New Year's resolutions. This year's one is simple and easy to comply with. No use revealing it. Barbara tells me that having a drink before dinner and...


Tamara's party a lovely tribute

Dear Editor, WOW, what a nice party Mr. Bennett had in honoring his late wife, Tamara Blum, on Jan. 12. Everyone there seemed real engaged and happy, and the pictures of Tamara on the windows were great. She was quite the sports woman, too. The...


Beautiful vigil for Erma

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Creswell community for the candlelight vigil held for Erma Burnell last Saturday night, Jan. 12, 2019. Her life was taken and I will never foget how thoughtful everone in Creswell was. Thank you so very much....

 By Dana Merryday    News    January 17, 2019

The coat that proved unsinkable

Cottage Grove, being a small town out in the sticks, doesn't usually come to mind when you think of the drama and tragedy associated with the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage. At the time... Full story


Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel receive Gold Diggers Civic Pride Award

The Cottage Grove Prospector and Gold Diggers Civic Pride Award 2018, was awarded to the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel. This award is a yearly presentation to a business or other group that... Full story

 By Pat Edwards    News    January 17, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s time I get back to updating everyone on upcoming Lorane events. There aren’t many scheduled yet since most were put on hold during the holidays, but, there are a few things that are “back i...


Tammy Sue Schuck - Real estate broker with Hybrid Real Estate - The homebuyer's agent

Real Estate Broker Tammy Sue Schuck goes above and beyond for her clients. Licensed in March 1995, Schuck has decades of experience in the field. After selling real estate in the Portland market...


Roadrunner Rocks - Creswell's Hidden Gem

Owned by Marc and Jen Taylor, Roadrunner Rocks in Creswell is ready for business! After opening on East Oregon Avenue in 2018, Roadrunner Rocks has taken off with the gem collectors in the community....


Ringing in the New Year at Elite Game Spot

This year, teens, tweens and even a few dads gathered at Elite Game Spot's New Year's Eve Bash. The event sold out, and admittance was through pre-purchased ticket only. The evening began with a line...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    January 17, 2019

Mat Dawgs 2-1 at home dual, strong at Sutherlin

It was a grueling week for the Creswell Bulldogs wrestling team; in their first week back from winter break, the Dawgs hosted Churchill, Cottage Grove and South Eugene for a four-way dual on Jan. 9,...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    January 17, 2019

Dawgs catch fire too late to overcome Billies

Taking too long to find their rhythm put the Bulldogs on the losing end of a four-point game as they fell 55-59 to the host Pleasant Hill Billies on Jan. 8 in Creswell's only boys' basketball game of...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    January 17, 2019

Turnovers hobble Lady Dawgs against Billies

It was a tough week of basketball for the Creswell Lady Bulldogs, who were blown out by the host Pleasant Hill Billies 17-54 on Jan. 8. It was the Lady Dawgs' only game of the week. "We just didn't...


Sports Schedule - Creswell High School

Boys Basketball Friday, Jan. 18 Creswell at LaPine, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Pleasant Hill at Creswell, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Friday, Jan. 18 Creswell at LaPine, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Pleasant Hill at Creswell, 6 p.m. Wrestling Thursday,...

 By Tom Page    Sports    January 17, 2019

Pleasant Hill girls defeat Harrisburg, 47-23

Pleasant Hill's girls' basketball team ran their season record to 11-3 and league mark to 2-0 with a 47-23 win at Harrisburg Friday night. After the Eagles scored the first basket, the Billies...

 By Tom Page    Sports    January 17, 2019

Pruitt leads Billies to victory over Harrisburg

The Pleasant Hill boys won a 51-29 league basketball contest at Harrisburg Friday night to run its season record to 10-4 and league mark to 2-0 behind a 27 point effort from 6-5 senior Logan Pruitt....


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