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 By Gini Davis    News    April 12, 2018

END OF AN ERA After 35 years, Creswell Christian School will close when principal Becky Lake retires in June

After 46 years in education, Creswell Christian School (CCS) Principal Becky Lake is retiring, and as a result, CCS will close at the end of the 2017-18 school year. The decision to retire was one...

 
 By Curt Deatherage    News    April 12, 2018

IT HAPPENED IN OREGON: Sawdust is found in Creswell's veins

Street names can often give a glimpse into a town's character or past, and the city of Creswell is no exception. Although any documentation in this area is practically non-existent, one street name...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 12, 2018

Unearth the deals at Dan's Plants Sunday, April 15 is annual plant sale

Peggy and Dan Grousbeck of Creswell are in the business of beautification, and on Sunday, April 15, they'll bring the spring season front and center with their annual Plant Sale, held from 1 to 5...

 

BRIEFS FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Park restrooms to reopen With all the beautiful weather we have been having our parks are being used more and more. The question has come up as to why the bathrooms are locked. There are a few good... Full story

 

Lowell first graders get flags

Lowell's Landry Elementary School's first graders, following Lane County Voiture 80 of the Forty and Eight's Flags for First Graders presentation. The presentation is an educational program by the...

 

Previously restored home now full of junk; is the City enforcing codes?

A couple years ago, local builders and contractors donated their time, equipment, labor and materials to rebuild a couple of houses for free through the Hope Restored program. They did a wonderful job...

 
 By joi Ito    Opinion    April 12, 2018

AI engineers must open their designs to democratic control

In many ways, the most pressing issues of society today - increasing income disparity, chronic health problems and climate change - are the result of the dramatic gains in higher productivity we've ac...

 

Facebook's targeting system can divide us on more than just advertising

It's heartening to see, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, growing skepticism about how Facebook handles data and data privacy. But we should take this opportunity to ask the bigger,... Full story

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    April 12, 2018

MEDIA ALLOWED. ACCESS DENIED. NOW, MINUTES WITHELD

As last resort, Chronicle files complaint with Ethics Commission On March 14, now a full month ago, The Chronicle was unlawfully booted from the Creswell School Board executive session — a blatant...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 12, 2018

Did you eat your salad today?

We are all born with the ability to taste five distinctly different tastes. We can taste sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami – which we know as savory, and is translated from the Japanese as...

 

CK Farms: Offering the best in Community Supported Agriculture

We grew up in Orange County, Southern California kids. I always thought we'd live on the beach and raise little surfers. We have five acres of land with anywhere from 50 to 100 chickens, 20-ish sheep...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 12, 2018

Smith, Allen pace Dawgs at JC track and field meet

Gauge Smith won the boys' 100m and Cali Allen won the girls' javelin as Creswell Bulldogs track and field boys placed fifth and the girls placed seventh during the Junction City Invitational, held Apr...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 12, 2018

Dawgs shut out by Hawks in league opener

For much of the first four innings of their April 3 league opener against visiting La Pine, the Bulldogs and the Hawks traded strikeouts and outfield fly outs. But La Pine scored two runs in the...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 12, 2018

CHS equestrians qualify for state in five events

After competing in three OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Teams) South Valley District meets this season, Creswell High equestrians have qualified for state in five events. Levi Bones advances to...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 12, 2018

League play opens with walk-off win, narrow loss

Trailing 4-6 heading into the fifth inning in a game plagued with interior defense errors, the Lady Dawgs were at risk of losing their league opener against visiting La Pine on April 3. Creswell went...

 

Get your 'pink' on with Cottage Theatre's 'Legally Blonde'

"Ohmigod! Ohmigod, you guys!" Have you secured your ticket to see Cottage Theatre's musical production of "Legally Blonde"? No? You might wanna get one. This musical comedy is about learning to trust...

 

Pleasant Hill Equestrian

Ashley Anderson successfully daubs her steer while competing in the steer daubing event for the Pleasant Hill equestrian team during OHSET South Valley District Meet 3, held at Oregon Horse Center in...

 
 By Staff Reports    Sports    April 12, 2018

Local bowler earns national award

A Cottage Grove man has received national recognition for his contribution to the sport of bowling and was recently awarded the National Recognition Award by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors for 2018. This news comes from Bowl.co...

 

Lowell boys finish first at McKenzie track meet

LOWELL -- Lowell's boys finished first among 14 scoring teams in a Friday track meet at McKenzie with wins in four events. Events, places and times/distances were: 100m: Ian Sotomayor 12.11, Jeremiah...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    April 12, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

We got the news yesterday that the Crow High School band, led by Music Director extraordinaire, Pat Dixon, has been selected to represent Oregon in the "Parade of Heroes" in Washington, D.C. over...

 

Spring turkey season begins April 15

All you need to spring turkey hunt is camo, a call and a shotgun. A hen or jake decoy can also improve your odds. You can hunt for six weeks (April 15 to May 31) anywhere in the state. Spring turkey hunting is general season, and anyone can purchase...

 

OSP requests public's assistance after dead elk discovered near Silver Falls State Park

On April 2, troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division received a call reporting a dead elk off of Silver Ridge Road, west of Silver Falls State Park. Troopers located the elk and were able to determine it was a large branch ant...

 

OSP fish and wildlife troopers arrest Benton County man for wildlife crimes

In early March of this year, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife troopers executed a search warrant in Benton County near the city of Adair, resulting in the seizure of multiple deer and elk antlers, a shoulder mount of a bighorn sheep and a...

 

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