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 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

A desire to help: 480 homeless kits assembled

About a month ago, a homeless couple was seen camping outside on the Creswell Presbyterian Church property. When Pastor Seth Wheeler approached the husband and wife, he noticed the woman's feet were...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

Creswell counts its unsheltered

On Jan. 31, Creswell's Patti Scott, Randy Mogstad and Katelyn Marks took to the city's underbelly to help quantify the homeless and their needs as part of a Lane County unsheltered count. In a short...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

Deputy under investigation - Police coverage still intact

One of Creswell's deputies is under a criminal and an internal investigation. Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) Deputy Bryan Holiman is being investigated in response to unspecified complaints, and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 7, 2019

Fighting Failure, part 3: Mental health's toll

Editor's note: This is part three 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...

 

Lucille Sexton Oct. 30, 1921 – Jan. 30, 2019

Lucille Sexton, 97, of Cottage Grove, died Jan. 30, 2019. She was born Oct. 30, 1921 in Murphy, N.C., to parents William and Caroline (Marcus) Hass. Lucille married Clarence Sexton in November 1939.... Full story

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

Jonesy wins big at Round Up

The new year just got a little bit more exciting for one Creswell couple. Robert, "Jonesy" Jones recently dipped into the Round Up Tavern at 13 N. Front St. to catch up with his buddies, but walked...

 

Tornells celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Ron and India Tornell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 1, 2019. They moved to Creswell in 1974 and still live in that same house today. Ron and India have three children that...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    February 7, 2019

Sold-out Saucy Jazz delivers on music, food, fundraising

The Sixth Annual Saucy Jazz event, held Feb. 2 in the Creswell High School commons as a fundraiser for the Creswell Music Program, was an elegant, sold-out affair featuring the jazz stylings of...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - The issue of homelessness

I read an article last week about a court case involving the rights of indigent homeless people, and an interpretation of cruel and inhuman treatment under the constitution. I'm not certain I got it...

 

No 'lion' about this wildlife encounter

A leisurely Sunday afternoon spent diddling away at the Oregon Coast is always an adventure in my book, especially if it concludes with a terrifying sprint to the car with my life flashing before my...

 

Big thanks for bingo success

Dear Editor, Creswell Grange would like to recognize the local businesses that helped us get off to a great start on our monthly bingo games. A big thank you for donating gift certificates for bingo prizes goes to Blue Valley Bistro, Country Farms &...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 7, 2019

School Board discusses cap on open enrollment

The Creswell School Board met on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. for their regular school board meeting. The board also met for executive session, which The Chronicle wrote about on Jan. 17. Enrollment was up by...

 

Seat belt enforcement blitz is this month

From now through Feb. 17, the Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) will participate in the Click it or Ticket campaign focused on seat belt use, child restraints, speed and distracted driving. Motor... Full story

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    February 7, 2019

The Western Oregon Opry Part II -'Touch a Hand, Make a Friend', the Opry onstage Expo 86

Last week in this column, you were either introduced to or were reminded of a Cottage Grove cultural institution: The Western Oregon Opry. This week we learn how the Opry went international, represent...

 

Cottage Theatre Presents: 'Romeo and Juliet'

By Mike Rothgeb The Creswell Chronicle I would like to preface this review by stating I am not typically a Shakespeare fan. While I can appreciate his dedication to his works, it has never really...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    February 7, 2019

Lady Dawgs savor win over Santiam Christian

Still seeking that first, elusive league basketball win of the season, the Creswell Lady Bulldogs fell 13-31 to host Harrisburg on Jan. 29; however, sweet victory was finally theirs as they downed...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    February 7, 2019

Roundball Dawgs unable to shoot down Eagles

Offensive and defensive inconsistency plagued the Bulldogs last week; the 11th-ranked Dawgs played like two different basketball teams as they were twice clipped by Eagles. Creswell fell 37-48 to the...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    February 7, 2019

CHS competition cheer team qualifies for State

Competing in the 3A/2A/1A All-Girls Division, Creswell High School's competition cheer team turned in a strong performance during the Sheldon Invitational on Jan. 26 and has qualified for state,...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    February 7, 2019

Wrestlers 2-1 at home dual; girls vie for state

Bulldog wrestlers defeated two of three opponents when they hosted a league dual meet on Jan. 31, and freshman Brielle Brick narrowly missed qualifying for state during a girls' state-qualifying...

 

Sports Schedule

Boys Basketball Friday, Feb 8 Pleasant Hill at Harrisburg, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 Harrisburg at Creswell, 6 p.m. Santiam Christian at Pleasant Hill, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Creswell at Santiam Christian, 6 p.m. Pleasant Hill at LaPine, 6 p.m....

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    February 7, 2019

Lowell girls fall to Monroe, 59-35

After earning its second Central Valley Conference win 38-34 over East Linn Christian — behind a 20 point, 10 rebound effort from senior Jenna Martini including 12 fourth quarter points — Lowell dropped a 59-35 Saturday decision at Monroe. The...

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    February 7, 2019

Lowell boys lose big to Monroe, 96-53

Lowell dropped a 96-53 Central Valley Conference basketball outing Saturday at Monroe despite a 12 point, 11 rebound effort from Mason Wendt and 11 points by Jason Stratis. Lowell successfully worked the ball inside earlier and took a 13-12 lead as...

 

The Flower Basket & Gift Boutique:

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but there's no need to panic for The Flower Basket and Gift Boutique is here to help! Offering the finest flowers and unique gifts in Southern Lane County,...

 

The Brewstation and Coast Fork Feed:

For those of us with loved ones who enjoy gardening, there's no better place to shop than Coast Fork Feed this Valentine's Day. Right now, Coast Fork Feed has Baker Creek seeds and seed starters...

 

Bates Construction & Excavation: Building peace of mind

Family owned and operated, Bates Construction and Excavation, LLC is not the average construction company. While Bates Construction was only recently established, owner and operator Ryan Bates has been in the construction industry his entire life....

 

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