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 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018 

Johnnies-on-the-spot save couple from house fire

A story of courage and altruism has risen from the ashes of a devastating house fire on Dec. 4 in Creswell. A fire broke out in the backside of a residency on the eastside of North 10th Street in the...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018 

Creswell, state populations keep climbing

Oregon's population has increased by 54,200 people between 2017 and '18, according to a study recently released by Portland State University's Population Research Center (PSU-PRC). Within that study,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018 

Stram's last hoorah, other council biz

It was Creswell Mayor Dave Stram's last hoorah at this week's city council meeting. He began by recounting all the steps, favors, good graces and helping hands that guided him through his six years of...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018 

City gets feedback on yard debris proposal

City staff and council have been receiving feedback about the proposed Sanipac yard debris pick-up service, a result of a mailed survey regarding potentially implementing a yard debris service in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 13, 2018 

'Emotional Poverty' book inspires CMS staff

The staff at Creswell Middle School are continuing their own education by forming a book club dedicated to enhancing relationships with their students. This year, the book is "Emotional Poverty in...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    December 13, 2018 

Christmas Recital showcases local piano students

The joy of the season rang in the air as piano teachers Dave Stram and Hanna Shumate Knopp held a combined Christmas Recital on Dec. 2 at Creswell Presbyterian Church. "It was very special to me that...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018 

What makes you feel safe, unsafe, in Creswell?

Creswell Public Safety Committee and Creswell City Council are beginning to look at the issue of safety in Creswell through a different lens. Everyone has heard it, and many have complained: our city...

 
 By Pamela Palmer    News    December 13, 2018 

Win a Window? What's that?

New to Creswell, Win a Window is a game to show your support for local businesses and get your shopping done for the holidays. It’s a win-win! Shoppers pick up game cards available at all participat...

 

Creswell Heritage Foundation receives $25K grant

The Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) has been awarded a $25,000 Community Grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant’s purpose, as expressed in the notification of the grant award, is “to restore...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    December 13, 2018 

A Rotary Christmas comes to Bohemia

Christmas came a little early last Thursday, thanks to the Cottage Grove Rotary Club, local businesses and a host of volunteers. When the doors at Bohemia Elementary School swung open at 6 p.m., the c...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 13, 2018 

Middle School embarks on 15th East Coast Trip

In October, the Creswell Tigers went east and brought back memories that will last a lifetime. Ethan Pisani, seventh grader, said the trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He said there were...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

'And now, here's your host, Drew Carey!' - Creswell woman is contestant on'The Price is Right' Dec. 14

A Creswell woman will be a contestant on the longest-running game show of all time, "The Price is Right," on Friday, Dec. 14. Tune in to CBS at 10 a.m. to watch Haley Lupinski, 25, of Creswell, "come...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 6, 2018

African Children's Choir graces Creswell Dec. 9

On Sunday Dec. 9, Creswell will have the opportunity to hear a collaboration between Western Hymns and Ugandan style music, as the African Children's Choir lists the Church of Nazarene to perform...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

GENERAL ELECTION UPDATE - Council write-in candidate revealed

Official election results from the Nov. 6 general election were released on Nov. 26, and so was the name of the previously undisclosed write-in candidate champ for Creswell City Council. There were...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    December 6, 2018

Family Relief Nursery - Creswell 'harvests the magic' for FRN

When children and families at risk for child abuse or neglect receive services from the skilled and caring professionals at Family Relief Nursery of Cottage Grove, magic happens in their lives....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

Tree Lighting 2018 recap

Mrs. Santa Claus stopped by Creswell Library during the Tree Lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 1. She read Christmas stories and took some time to color with some of her fans....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

Help Family Relief Nursery, help local families

Residents can help Creswell’s Family Relief Nursery help families put gifts under the tree for Christmas. A Christmas Gift and Clothing Drive will be held now through Dec. 18 for children 10 to 18...

 

House catches fire on 10th Street Dec. 4

A fire broke out at a residency on South 10th Street on the eastside of the street in the early afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 4. The fire was called in around 12:10 p.m. Neighbors and onlookers...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    December 6, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

We’re already halfway through “the holidays,” I can’t believe it. It’s amazing how much days, weeks, months and years accelerate as we get older. I can remember, as a child, what seemed...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    December 6, 2018

Alas Slabtown, where art thou?

When you think of a ghost town usually it conjures up dusty, bleached out buildings with flapping doors and maybe some tumbleweeds blowing through. Cottage Grove has a sort of ghost town that looks...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

From street project to annual celebration - The evolution of the Tree Lighting Ceremony

There's no doubt this City knows how to put on a show for Christmas. This year marks 15 years of Creswell's Tree Lighting Celebration, though it has evolved significantly since its Dec. 18, 2003...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

Park design input opp is Saturday

You can get hands-on with park design input on Dec. 1 at City Hall. Creswell will be all decked out for Christmas with events ongoing throughout the community during the day on Saturday, but City...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

City calls 'fowl' on roaming chickens

Cock-a-doodle-do, Creswell's cracking down on roaming chickens in town. After a meandering flock took one too many liberties in their neighbor's yard, code enforcement wants to change the municipal...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 29, 2018

Safley steps aside

Lloyd Safley said he is not a quitter, but after 36 years serving on the Planning Commission, he decided the time has come to "step aside" from the committee. "It's not an easy thing to do," he said....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 29, 2018

Connecting Cultures - A drummer's journey from Guinea to Creswell

Drumming is not what Fode Sylla does, one of his students B.J. Jones said, it's who he is. At two years old, Sylla was taught how to drum by his family in his home country of Guinea; beyond drumming,...

 

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