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 By Gini Davis    News    July 4, 2019

Hundreds gather to mourn, celebrate Gio Mediati

The young pitcher's death – at 15, in an accidental drowning June 13 – left family, friends and teammates reeling, and all came together June 29 on Creswell High School's baseball field to share...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

"Splash down" in sight for new aquatics center

A bond measure passed three years ago is coming to fruition in the form of a renovated public pool and competitive aquatics center for Cottage Grove residents. Renovations to the Warren H. Daugherty...

 

It's here! Fourth of July Celebration kicks off

Welcome to all who attend Creswell's July 4th Independence Day Celebration. I hope that you enjoy your time here. On this day, Creswell's population typically triples to near 15,000. Creswell is...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 4, 2019

Recreating the past - Pacific NW antique aircraft tour coming to town

The Pacific Northwest Air Tour is coming to Creswell for a lunch stop on Thursday, July 11. Over 30 antique and classic airplanes will be arriving in the late morning on Thursday and departing early...

 

NoGo - Major road construction is scheduled for this week.

■  Franklin Boulevard (Onyx Street to Agate Street, Eugene): Starting July 8 crews will be working on constructing a Skybridge connecting the Knight Campus to the Lewis Integrative Science...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 4, 2019

Kids explore space, launch 'stomp rockets'

A hands-on space science program on June 26 equipped youngsters to launch their own (paper) rockets on June 29, as Creswell Library hosted two Summer Reading Program events last week. At various...

 

City of Creswell Meeting: City Council Meeting

The City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in the McCluskey Chambers of City Hall....

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Healthy debate worth having on Independence Day

I wish to thank Ms. McReynolds for her letter to the editor last week in response to my column about the Creswell City Budget. While I certainly don't agree with her, I don't intend to get into an...

 
 By Quint Studer    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Celebrate community on Independence Day

As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I'm reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as...

 

Thank you notes: New community column kicks off

We see a lot of people breezing through our doors – locals, passersby, residents of the past. In our encounters one common theme emerges: a plethora of gratitude for helping hands. Good gets done...

 

Orville 'Keith' Stiff - Feb. 20 1929 - June 24, 2019

Orville "Keith" Stiff, a longtime resident of Cottage Grove, who resided in Springfield for the last four years, died on June 24, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born in Boise, Ada County, Idaho to...

 

Joey Deon Strebe - March 25, 1969 - June 8, 2019

Joey Deon Strebe, of Cottage Grove, died June 8, 2019 at the age of 50. She was born on March 25, 1969 in Arcata, Calif. to parents Randy Cooper and Jeri Hunter (McCutcheon). Joey married Jon Strebe...

 

Everett Antonino Manzone

A baby boy was born to Breanna and Peter Manzone, of Springfield, on Friday, June 21 at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital. Everett Antonino Manzone weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. He...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    July 4, 2019

The Swinging Bridge is coming down

While it is a bit sad to see something that has been standing since 1965 slowly coming apart, the promise of what is to come tempers that feeling. Crews from Hamilton Construction Company moved in...

 

Local Eats and Events: Lane County offers diverse, good times

I hope you're enjoying the wonderful Fourth of July celebrations taking place in many Lane County towns and neighboring communities. As residents of Junction City for a quarter century, we often...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 4, 2019

Grilled Chicken Tacos - Grilled chicken tacos served on butter lettuce, topped with a zesty strawberry-pineapple salsa

4 servings Grilled Chicken Tacos 1 head butter lettuce for taco shells, placed in refrigerator until ready to serve tacos 3 free-range, boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 teaspoon cumin 1...

 
 By Staff Reports    Outdoors    July 4, 2019

Oregon's big game regulations open for discussion before Sept. 13 decision

Residents have an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to Oregon’s big game regulations at a series of meetings around the state in July. Some of the proposals are sweeping changes, and hunters need to be heard. This will be the only chance...

 

Angler's Log - July 4, 2019

Salmon are at the top of the report this week. The ocean salmon season opened in June and the fishing has been exceptional off the Lane County Coast. For parties fishing out of Florence there are a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

Bayne Gardner: 'Superhero of Art,'

Muralist Bayne Gardner said he has been interested in the art form for as far back as he can remember. From 7 years old he remembered seeing '80s-style graffiti on TV and in his hometown. "It was some...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 4, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Hot days, cool smoothies

Now that summer weather has finally arrived, our gardens are starting to flourish. Soon, our refrigerators will be full of fresh vegetables and we'll have the challenge of finding ways to enjoy and...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    July 4, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

A couple of weeks ago, I promised to tell you a bit more about our wonderful 11-day American History East tour that we took at the end of May. The tour itself was only in Washington, D.C. for two...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 4, 2019

Building bridges: Family Relief Nursery honors past, still looking forward

Chanelle, 25, found herself "completely and utterly lost" and uncertain "where to turn for help" before a chance meeting with a teacher in a Yoncalla store led her to the Family Relief Nursery....

 

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