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 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

Q&A: Final 2 in CSD super search

Editor's note: Staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with both finalists for the Creswell School District superintendent position, Sean Gallagher and Michael Johnson. This is a recap of their questions and an...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

When Aviation meets Academics - Drone class gets 'birdseye view' on job opps

"This is my heaven," eighth grader Lance Judy said about spending the afternoon at the airport. Judy - who has dreamt of being an aviation mechanic since he was 6-years-old - was on of 28 students fro...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

CSD 2019-20 budget in $15 million range

Creswell School District will be starting out 2019-20 strong - an extra $2 million strong. Revenue assumptions from the May 8 school board meeting show that the ending fund balance for 2017-18 has...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 30, 2019

School Boards unofficial election results: Lemhouse re-ups, Rogers says goodbye

One Creswell School Board incumbent won their seat, while another lost theirs at the polls this month. Unofficial results from the May 21 Special Election yield a victory for Director Kandice...

 

Matthew Jason Millam - Aug. 10, 1984 - May 13, 2019

Matthew Jason Millam, 34, of Cottage Grove, passed away unexpectedly from sudden cardiac arrest on May 13, 2019 - way before his time. He was born on Aug. 10, 1984 at Cottage Grove Hospital to Robert... Full story

 

News Briefs

Agriculture photo contest underway Photography enthusiasts can now enter their best images of Oregon agriculture in the annual Oregon Farm Bureau Calendar Contest. Twelve photographers will be selecte...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

Three CHS students earn seal of biliteracy

When Michelle Cantoran-ochoa, senior at Creswell High School, was first approached about the chance to receive a Seal of Biliteracy from her Spanish teacher, Kori Warner, she said she hadn't heard...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

5Cs celebrates its Class of 2019 with spring concert

One little girl stepped up in her white cap and gown and proudly accepted her kindergarten promotion certificate during Creswell Christian Child Care Center's 42nd annual Kindergarten Graduation and...

 

Creswell Heritage Foundation members thank first 100 supporters

Creswell Heritage Foundation has completed the first phase of restoring the Old Schoolhouse....the replacement of the foundation and porch. We wish to acknowledge and thank all those who have helped in this effort in the two and a half years since...

 

Reminiscing

A former enlisted man, a friend of mine, was present when I gave a presentation at an organization to which I belong. This talk was about some of the experiences I had while flying combat in fighter...

 

Letter to the Editor - Local talent outstanding at recent fundraiser

Dear Editor, On May 18, I attended a concert sponsored by the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel featuring Cascade Chorus. The talent and humor was outstanding. Truly a “not to be missed” event. The community spirit that supports this...

 

Letter to the Editor - Cascade Chorus put on quite the show for carousel supporters

Dear Editor, We wish to thank all the fine citizens of south Lane County who came out Sunday afternoon to support the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel project and enjoy a beautiful musical production by the Cascade Chorus. Some time ago, the...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 30, 2019

Hats off! Special exhibition on display at Cottage Grove Historical Museum

Up until the late 1950s and early 60s, no self-respecting man would think about going out in public without a hat. I am not talking about the ubiquitous ball cap of today, but a real solid affair of...

 
 By Don Williams    News    May 30, 2019

The Carousel Corner - Carousel is about 98 percent complete

The carousel is about 98 percent complete. The work remaining is the electronics on the drive mechanism and some lighting. Master Woodcarver Ken Means offered to paint the horse for a local resident,...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 30, 2019

Sprind City Hall Gallery sends out call for 2020 exhibits

The final deadline is fast approaching for artists hoping to be part of the City Hall Gallery's 2020 exhibit schedule. The Springfield Arts Commission offers artists interested in exhibiting their wor...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

As temperature increases, animal cruelty calls spike

Springfield has seen an escalation of animal cruelty calls this month as temperatures rose. Public safety leaders say it's an important reminder to those who travel with animal companions. "The main...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    May 30, 2019

Offbeat Oregon - Portland's 'shanghai Tunnels' are mostly myth, but not entirely

One of the most popular tourist attractions for visitors to Portland is a tour of the "Shanghai Tunnels" that run beneath Old Town's streets. Historians of old Portland tend to scoff at the whole...

 
 By Staff Reports    Outdoors    May 30, 2019

Expert river guide joins Chronicle

Frank Armendariz started his guide career on Oregon’s Deschutes River in 1984 as a contract fly fishing guide then outfitter and owner operator of Rivers Path Outfitters. They specialized in three- to five-day fly fishing/camp out trips on the lowe...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 30, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking - Add more 'spring' to your steps with fresh juice

A common question I get in the store is how to "clean out" our livers. First of all, our liver does not "store" toxins, but along with many other duties, our liver is part of our digestive and...

 
 By Jeannie Marr    Health    May 30, 2019

Health Q & A with Jeannie Mar

Q: What can I use to treat my seasonal allergies? A: Pollen levels are extra high this year, and those that suffer from spring allergies may be experiencing uncomfortable symptoms more than ever...

 
 By Diana Masarie    Health    May 30, 2019

The 'heart' of successful downsizing

When facing the idea of downsizing, most people instantly think of the amount of things in their homes and wonder first of all "What am I going to do with all this stuff?" Their next question may be...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 30, 2019

CMS track athletes compete at Meet of Champions

After qualifying with some of the best marks in the state, two eighth graders on Creswell Middle School's track and field team competed in the Oregon Middle School Meet of Champions on May 23 at...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 30, 2019

Lady Dawgs, MVC strike out in softball state playoffs

The 15th-ranked Creswell Lady Bulldogs, who went to state as the Mountain Valley Conference/Special District 4 second seed, dropped their state playoff game 12-2 in five innings to second-ranked Dayto...

 

Somber scenes from Creswell Memorial Day 2019

Creswell VFW Post No. 4039 held its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, located in front of the Veterans' Memorial on South 1st Street. The ceremony honored those who have given their life for...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

Six students chosen for All-State choirs

Five Creslane Choir fifth graders -- Regan Gwaltney, Elliette Kinney, Paige Ledgerwood, Allie Marshall and Aubreelyn McComas -- were selected earlier this year to participate in the 2019 Oregon Music...

 

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