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 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019 

Creswell man is new county sheriff

Lane County's got a new sheriff, and you can't find 'em more homegrown-Creswell than Cliff Harrold. Sheriff Harrold's family first set up shop in Creswell in 1946, when his great-grandparents, Foster...

 
 By Mark Brennan    News    April 18, 2019 

Breaking the Silence: Vet suicides in Ore. are two times national average

Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part special collaboration between The Creswell Chronicle, the Cottage Grove Sentinel, Siuslaw News and Newport News-Times. Each week in April, these...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019 

Committee picked to screen search for superintendent

The Creswell School Board met April 10 for its regular meeting and appointed the screening committee members for the superintendent search. The board received 25 applications and needed to pick 15 to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019 

Fire personnel receiving awards for bravery, excellence

Five South Lane County Fire & Rescue members will be receiving recognition from the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OCFA) for bravery and excellence next month. The Meritorious Service Awards...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019 

Board dismisses complaint, votes to respond

During the April 10 school board regular meeting, the school board held an executive session at 8:09 p.m. to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Creswell VFW is an 'early bird'

Last month the Creswell Veterans of Foreign Wars received the Early Bird award from the VFW National Commander-in-Chief, B. J. Lawrence. The award was for the highest membership growth in the nation...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    April 18, 2019 

The Spring events are underway

Even though it is still grey, cold and rainy, the time to get out and do things fun has come to the Northwest. And a little rain has rarely slowed down Oregonians. Ken Kesey in “Sometimes a Great...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Creswell-Cottage Grove Kiwanis clubs sponsor part-carousel chariot

Creswell and Cottage Grove Kiwanis clubs recently signed up to sponsor a portion of the handicapped bench, or "chariot" on the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel, of which there are four. On the...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019 

Cascade Chorus, Social Insecurity show is May 19

The Cascade Chorus and quartet Social Insecurity will be performing on May 19 in Cottage Grove as a fundraising effort for the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel's building fund. The event will be...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019 

Norton's farm sells hops, vines

Don Norton likes to think outside the box. Along with growing organic hops, Norton and his wife, Tina, of Norton's Hop Farm in Springfield, also add value to the plants by selling its vines and making...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019 

Earth Day: Environmentally conscious residents share earth day tips

With Earth Day coming up Monday, April 22, one way to celebrate is by adopting sustainable practices into an everyday routine. "We're living in a finite world," Dana Merryday, Cottage Grove resident,...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Sweet Lorane Community News

I’m finally able to turn my attention to community news this week. Although the going is slow, Jim is healing from his falls of a couple of weeks ago. I’m still his chauffeur, cook and morning help at the store, but we’ve fallen into a routine...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019 

'Organ Trail' team going to Global Finals

The Destination Imagination team at Pleasant Hill Middle School recently placed first in the Medical Mystery Challenge at the Affiliate Tournament on April 6. The program applies a unique pedagogy...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

Soggy days - 'Snorkels recommended'

While people are still trying to catch their breath from the aftermath of the February snowstorm that collected over 19 inches of snow, Creswell again fell prey to weather conditions between April...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

WHILE YOU SLEEP, THE CITY IS AWAKE - Possible reboot of a Neighborhood Watch group?

It is no secret that Creswell does not have 24-hour police coverage - neither to its citizens nor to its criminals. The lack of full coverage and limited officers can leave Creswell vulnerable, and...

 
 By Stephanie Blair    News    April 11, 2019

Supporting those without shelter

Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part special collaboration between the Cottage Grove Sentinel, The Creswell Chronicle, Siuslaw News and Newport News-Times focusing on the rising suicide...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 11, 2019

Wilson is Lane Electric permanent general manager

A Creswell woman is the permanent general manager at Lane Electric Cooperative, after serving as acting manager since January 2019. Debi Wilson has worked for Lane Electric Cooperative for two...

 

OSU honor roll

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Winter term 2019 have been announced by Oregon State University. Creswell Straight-A Average: Rachael M. Hawken, Senior, Human Devel and...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    April 11, 2019

Opal Whiteley in the 21st Century

Cottage Grove and Opal Whiteley have a long and somewhat complicated relationship. She grew up in nearby Walden, Star, and other logging towns and camps and was undoubtedly a savant, the likes of...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Let's Rock! - Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club hosts show

For rock and mineral enthusiasts, the 62nd Annual Thunderegg Rock and Mineral Show on April 6-7 was the place to be. The variety of show-goers' backgrounds and interests were as diverse as the wide...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Springfield City Council discusses city administrator hiring process

Before Springfield City Council met for its 7 p.m. regular meeting on April 1, the mayor and councilors had a work session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the hiring process for the new city administrator...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 11, 2019

CHS wins 'OBOB' state championship

Brielle Brick, Raina Davis, Emma Kersgaard and Julianne Kersgaard have worked together for three years as a team and earned their first trip to the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) state competition...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Community comes together for collaboration meeting

Crystal Perdue works under the motto of, "See a need, fill a need." That's why, on April 2, the family resource coordinator held a community collaboration to speak with pastors, business owners,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

New Creswell deputies

LCSO Sergeant Scott Denham said both Popp and Naber requested to come to Creswell when they heard about the open positions. Deputy Popp replaces Creswell Deputy Levi McKenney, who was promoted to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

UPDATE: About that big ol' boulder...

In the April 4 issue, Chronicle columnist Richard Heyman submitted a photo of himself standing next to a big boulder on Melton Road that had somehow kerplunked onto the roadway about April 1. Heyman...

 

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