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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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 By Erin Tierney    News    November 15, 2018

ELECTION ROUNDUP- Zettervall wins mayor spo - Write-ins may lead to third councilor

Creswell's got a new mayor and a couple new councilors to boot. Unofficial results from Lane County saw a little over 69.44 percent voter turnout at last week's Nov. 6 general election. Results indica...


Veterans Day 2018

Veterans Day Memorial Celebration held on 1st Street in front of the Fire Station on Nov. 11, 2018. See Page 4 to read the entire speech presented by VFW State Commander Rick Higgi...


Baggin' Some Birds - Annual Turkey Shoot at Creswell Clay Target Sports

John Fittinger, right, poses with his son Benjamin, left, and twin nephews Noah and Levi Taggart after collecting their prizes in the annual turkey shoot at Creswell Clay Target Sp...

 By Erin Tierney    News    November 15, 2018

Does Creswell want a yard debris pick-up service?

Creswell residents are being surveyed about potentially implementing a yard debris service in town with Sanipac. There are three options available: Tack on additional cost to every residential custome...


Opal Louise Cook

Opal Louise Cook, 82, of Creswell, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2018. Louise was born Feb. 1, 1936 in Myrtle Point. She graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1954 and married her... Full story


Elaine Marek

Elaine Alden Marek, 89, of Creswell peacefully passed away at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 from renal failure, with family at her side. She was born before dawn in Glendale, Calif., in the loving arms of her... Full story


William "Bill" J. Swires

William "Bill" J. Swires, 83, of Eugene died on Nov.11, 2018. He was born on April 9, 1935 in Canadian, Texas, to parents Archie and Anna (Evans) Swires. Bill served in the U.S. Army. He was a millwri... Full story


James Gerald Bittle

James Gerald Bittle of Cottage Grove died on Nov. 11, 2018.  He was 81. There will be a Visitation on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. There will be a Funeral on Friday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m.,... Full story


Veterans Day 2018

Editor's note: Printed here is the speech written and read by VFW Dept. of Oregon State Commander Rick Higgins at the Veterans Day Memorial Celebration in Creswell last weekend. It is my great honor...


A simple 'thank you' is a common courtesy

There are a terrific number of charities, all beseeching for donations. Donations are sought in various manners and it is up to us to decide what needy organization we wish to contribute to. So often...


Proudly, we salute Larry Weaver

Dear Editor, Larry Weaver served his country in two ways: As a Peace Corp volunteer in Colombia, South America and as a Marine Corp Reserve officer in the 1960s and ’70s. Those times, like these, were tumultuous. The important thing was to bring...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    November 15, 2018

Four Lady Dawgs net All-League volleyball nods

Four members of the Creswell Lady Bulldogs volleyball team were recognized when the Mountain Valley Conference's 2018 All-League teams were announced recently. Sophomore outside hitter Breanna Dapron...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    November 15, 2018

Eight Dawgs earn All-League soccer honors

Eight members of the Creswell Bulldogs boys' soccer team have been honored with spots on Special District 3's All-League teams for the 2018 season. Senior defender Nick Bronson, senior...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    November 15, 2018

Eight Lady Dawgs garner All-League soccer nods

Eight members of the Creswell Lady Bulldogs soccer team were honored when 2018 All-League teams for 3A/2A/1A Special District 3 were announced recently. Creswell senior midfielder Allison Smathers...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    November 15, 2018

Two Bulldog harriers earn All-District spots

Two members of the Creswell Bulldogs cross country team have earned All-District First Team honors by placing in the top seven in the boys' 5,000-meter race during the Special District 4 3A Boys' and...


Thurston Colts advance to semifinals

Thurston quarterback Cade Crist crosses the goal line unopposed in last week's quarterfinal match-up against the Lancers....


Master Sergeant Kenneth Thomas visits PH schools

On Friday, Nov. 9, over 600 students and faculty of Pleasant Hill Middle and High School held their Annual Veterans Recognition Assembly, where they honored World War II Rosie the Riveters, active...

 By Aliya Hall    Health    November 15, 2018

Dairy Goat Day welcomes all goat farmers, enthusiasts

Goat lovers across Oregon and Washington joined together on Nov. 3 in Pleasant Hill for Dairy Goat Day, which was sponsored by Oregon State University Small Farmers Extension Program and Emerald... Full story


Nutritionally Speaking: Time for Cranberries

A relative of the beloved blueberry, cranberries are a staple on our holiday tables during our fall and winter holiday season. I have included below a favorite cranberry sauce recipe from Natural...


Local is where it's at

I am pretty sure you have seen signs or heard it said: Shop local. Well this holiday season, I would like to encourage you to really take that to heart; to put your money where your heart, or more lik...

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 15, 2018

Na-meow-ste: Greenhill offers cat yoga

What's the perfect way to relax on a foggy, Sunday morning? Yoga and cat cuddles will do the trick! Greenhill Humane Society held one of its popular events - Cat Yoga - on Sunday, Nov. 11. From 10...


Sweet Lorane Community News

My brother, Jim Burnett Sr., aka Jiminy Cricket in Groundwaters, is dying. He’s in the end stages of terminal esophageal cancer, and has been told he has only a short time remaining. Yesterday, my sister Barbara (I call her B.J.) and I drove to...

 By Erin Tierney    News    November 15, 2018

Creswell Heritage Foundation gives thanks to supporters

One of the first bylines by this reporter in The Chronicle was a story about the Old Schoolhouse back in October 2016. At that time, council was working to decide whether to sell, demolish or surplus...


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