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 By Erin Tierney    News    May 9, 2019

Grandson charged with murder

A man with a violent history was charged Monday with murdering his 87-year-old grandmother, Sally Baldwin of Creswell, when she died 17 days after being brutally beaten and robbed. The charges, which...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 9, 2019

Vandals strike Babe Ruth baseball batting cage

About 95 local youth ranging in age from five to 15, their coaches and supporters were dealt a blow over Easter weekend when a new batting cage purchased with funds donated to the Creswell Babe Ruth...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    May 9, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

May has arrived, my flower beds and boxes are taking shape and the pace of life is obviously speeding up a bit for everyone. With the sunshine and warmer temperatures, there is suddenly the desire to...

 
 By Ben Deatherage    Sports    May 9, 2019

Bandey earns first win at CGS on fan appreciation night

The Todd's Auto Body Sprints were in action for the first time in 2019 this past Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway. Cottage Grove's Ian Bandey earned a major victory in his young career, and his...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 9, 2019

Yard 'hard'

Plenty of sun and no rain is forecast this weekend - the perfect weather for "sailing." The Creswell Citywide Yard Sale is Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. More than 120 addresses have been registered...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Creswell Middle School commemorates 10 years

By Aliya Hall The Creswell Chronicle Creswell Middle School celebrated its 10-year anniversary May 2, along with the school's academic project night and fifth-grade showcase. Principal Shirley Burrus...

 

Gary Bryce Olsen

Gary Bryce Olsen passed away on April 25, 2019 at the age of 82. He was formerly from Creswell, until he moved to Eugene three years ago. Born on Nov. 5, 1936, Bryce was the second child of seven,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Multifamily, senior housing prioritized

The community advisory committee — a citizen board providing recommendations to city government — reached a consensus on April 26 to prioritize multifamily housing development, especially in...

 

Whyat Ocumpaugh for Creswell School Board position No. 1

A school board, as I read in the Oregon State Constitution, is responsible for and obligated to provide a budget and curriculum for our local schools. The State does require subjects, but how subjects are taught and how material is presented is a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

8 move forward in superintendent search

Creswell School Board members chose eight candidates to move forward in an effort to fill the vacant superintendent’s position at a meeting last week. Multiple candidates are from the area, said Sar...

 
 By Cal Lewis    News    May 9, 2019

Old Creswell school gives up some secrets

Editor's note: On behalf of National Historic Preservation Month, The Chronicle will publish articles each week relating to historical preservation on the editorial page. This week, Cal Lewis,...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 9, 2019

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

You have probably seen the bumper sticker that reads, “It will be a great day when schools get all the money they need and the Air Force will need to have a bake sale to buy a bomber.” While that...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Foundational learning

To bring awareness to fair housing rights and laws, Springfield City Hall tried something a little different to involve the whole family. Fair Housing Story Time with Mayor Christine Lundberg on...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 9, 2019

New Miss Springfield is Linda Wagnon

From May 8, 1969 edition of Creswell Chronicle A Pleasant Hill lass, Linda Ann Wagnon, is 1969's Miss Springfield. Miss Wagnon won the annual crown at Thurston High School Saturday before a reported 750 persons. The Pleasant Hill girl presented a...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 9, 2019

Study results in Willamette closures

The Oregon Department of State Lands announced Monday the temporary closure of banks and islands of the Willamette River within the city limits of Eugene to overnight use and camping. Beginning May...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Bark in the Park: Walk, run, pant

Grab those fuzzy friends: The largest pet event in southern Willamette Valley is scheduled to return May 19 at Alton Baker Park. “Bark in the Park” -- Greenhill Humane Society’s annual...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 9, 2019

Area fishing report

Coast Fork Willamette River: Stocked the week of April 15 with 1,566 legal-size rainbow trout. The river is open to fishing all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead over 24 inches. Bait is allowed through...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 9, 2019

Golfers gain experience, confidence in short season

With inclement weather and spring break disrupting early season practices and an inexperienced team comprised entirely of underclassmen, Creswell High School boys' varsity golfers ventured into their...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 9, 2019

Ranked foes too tough for Dawgs to overcome

Now 0-8 in Mountain Valley Conference play, the Creswell Bulldogs were foiled again last week in their pursuit of a league baseball win against some of the toughest teams in 3A state. The Dawgs were...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 9, 2019

Dawgs' peak performances bode well for districts

Personal and season records abounded as the Bulldogs competed in their final track and field meet before districts. Gauge Smith set PR’s in winning the 100m in 11.15a and the 200m in 22.31a, and...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 9, 2019

Two losses drop Lady Dawgs into tie for second

By Gini Davis The Creswell Chronicle After spending two weeks tied with Harrisburg atop Mountain Valley Conference softball team standings, the Creswell Lady Bulldogs dropped into a 5-3 tie with...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 9, 2019

Tennis Dawgs show they've got 'game,' get 'set' for districts

Improved play against tennis powerhouse Marist on April 29 and winning all but one match against Hidden Valley on May 1 boosted the confidence of Creswell High School tennis players in their final wee...

 
 By Staff    Sports    May 9, 2019

High School Sports Schedule

Baseball Friday, May 10 Harrisburg at Pleasant Hill, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 Creswell at Harrisburg, 4:30 p.m. Pleasant Hill at Santiam Christian, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 Santiam Christian at Creswell, 4:30 p.m. La Pine at Pleasant Hill, 4:30...

 

A Gift for Mom

Mother, mom, mama, ma. No matter what we call her, the meaning is the same. This Mother’s Day, it’s time to show the woman who gave us life, taught us right from wrong and guided us through...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 9, 2019

Strawberries: Sweet, tasty and healthy

Trying to decide what to plant this season? When researchers ranked the 50 best antioxidant sources among commonly eaten foods they found strawberries to be on the top part of the list. When total ant...

 

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