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 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

RALLY: Communities want more school funding

Roughly 24 teachers and community members - all sporting red - took to Oregon Avenue after school on May 8 to rally for education. The event organizers, Mona Stiffler and Liz Babbs, wanted to bring at...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019

Vote Tuesday! Roundup of 5 local school board races

Voters in Lane County will be asked to cast their votes for the special election on Tuesday, May 21. There are a handful of local school board seats contested for this election, while others remain...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019

Update: Pilot dies in plane crash

Update 05/17: The name of the pilot who died has been released as Gillean James McCown, 51, of Eugene. A small plane crashed into a Creswell backyard just south of Hobby Field Airport on Saturday even...

 

Roy Dwayne Thayer - Feb. 10, 1949 - May 6, 2019

Roy Dwayne Thayer, born on Feb. 10, 1949, passed away on May 6, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Michele; sons, Scott and Tim; and daughters, Paula, Tiffany and Kimberly; 11 grandchildren; and three...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

Hope Restored builds more than houses

When Trisha Hern first saw her house after it was renovated by Hope Restored last year, she said she started to cry because it was so beautiful. "It was exactly what I always wanted, but I was okay wa...

 

Another winning piece of art

Little Dalia Burgren, 4, was not pictured in a spread with the winners of The Chronicle's Spring Coloring Contest a few weeks back, but later stopped in with a smile to claim her prize. With over 40...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019

Where are they now? Creswell couple living in China, helps clean up Scotland

A former couple known locally for being active community members recently took a trip to Scotland to lend helping hands on Scottish beaches. It's not much of a surprise their philanthropic spirits...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 16, 2019

It's pretty simple; cast a vote for decency

I’m not sure any decision is a “no-brainer,” although many come close. Hot fudge sundae with nuts? Uh, yeah. Thin fries over steak fries, everytime. And, yes, of course I’ll take mayo on my...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    May 16, 2019

May is National Historic Preservation Month - Questions surrounding Old Schoolhouse history

Cal Lewis's article, "The Old Creswell school gives up some secrets," in last week's Chronicle gave some intriguing information about the construction of the building. As the Creswell Heritage...

 

Letter to the Editor: Lane County Courthouse inadequate

Dear Editor, From the perspective of a law enforcement officer, I want to offer a few reasons why our current courthouse is inadequate and why we need to replace it now. Our deputy sheriffs are charged with serving the circuit courts and providing...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 16, 2019

Remembering Erica Caridio: A community staple

Saturday afternoon I spent a bittersweet time around the iconic round table at the Axe & Fiddle. Just on the other side of the glass, blurred by the large Axe neon sign, the bustle of Main Street...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 16, 2019

Grove bank to be rehabbed with grant money

Cottage Grove recently was awarded $200,000 to rehabilitate the 1903 Bank Building on the corner of Main and Sixth streets granted by Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The division awarded 29 other...

 

Businesses supporting National Police Week

Area business owners are stepping up to show support for local law enforcement during National Police Week. Members of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce are engaging in two separate efforts to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

Springfield City moves forward with Comcast settlement

Springfield City Council last week authorized City Manager Gino Grimaldi to execute a settlement agreement with Comcast for payment of additional franchise fees owed, reimbursement for costs...

 

Annual Springfield clean up day is Saturday

The 31st Annual Spring Clean Up -- an opportunity to recycle items such as old freezers, refrigerators, scrap lumber, metal and other large or hard-to-recycle items -- is scheduled for Saturday, May...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 16, 2019

19th-ranked Bulldogs shut out by conference foes

With only two games remaining in the baseball season, the Bulldogs – winless in league play at 0-10 and still ranked 19th in 3A state based on the strength of their Mountain Valley Conference...

 
 By Gary Mounce    Sports    May 16, 2019

Creswell Raiders waving the 'flag' for youth football

It's not football season, you say? Well, think again – because one local football team is actively tearing up the field and currently leading their league. The Creswell Oakland Raiders flag football...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 16, 2019

Bulldogs take big bite of SD4 tourney

Three individual titles. One team title. Eight athletes going to state in 12 events. It all adds up to one terrific season for the Creswell Bulldogs track and field team. Nick Bronson and Gauge Smith...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 16, 2019

Girls softball secures trip to state playoffs

After dropping two close games the week, the Lady Bulldogs secured a state playoff berth and sole possession of second place in league play with only two games remaining by downing host La Pine 5-2...

 

Sports Schedule - May 16, 2019

Baseball Wednesday, May 15 Santiam Christian at Creswell, 4:30 p.m. La Pine at Pleasant Hill, 4:30 p.m. Softball Wednesday, May 15 Santiam Christian at Creswell, 4:30 p.m. La Pine at Pleasant Hill,...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 16, 2019

Kindergarten moms feted with pre-Mother's Day tea

Creslane kindergarten's annual Mother's Tea illustrated just how special mom is, on Mother's Day and every day. The event was held May 10 in all four kindergarten classrooms. Moms were treated to tea...

 
 By Staff    News    May 16, 2019

2019 Citywide Yard Sale - Sunshine and sweet deals

With over 120 sales listed and many more in between, Creswell's population swelled last weekend during the annual Creswell Citywide Community Yard Sale. Last weekend was also a good opportunity to...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    May 16, 2019

Offbeat Oregon History: Ship captain doubled down on ill-considered wager ... and lost

One gray October day in 1898, three British ship captains were sitting in the parlor of the Seamen's Rest, a sort of YMCA for sailors located in the bustling port of Tacoma. They were in a betting...

 
 By Ben Deatherage    Sports    May 16, 2019

Holmes, M. Sanders, Schmidt, Osborne, And Altom Win At CGS Mom's Night Out

It was Mom's Night Out last Saturday on the quarter-mile clay oval at Cottage Grove Speedway. Classes on the card included the Todd's Auto Body Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 16, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Practice relaxation with meditation

Whenever I take some time off from work I notice that I feel more relaxed. I attempt to spend more time in quiet, with less stimulation, less electronics, and even finish a mystery novel (an actual bo...

 

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