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 By Erin Tierney    News    February 21, 2019 

Natural Path bows out

Tom Foust, owner of The Natural Path at 65 W. Oregon Ave., and his wife, Mary, celebrated the shop's last hoorah on Wednesday, Feb. 13 with cake, coffee and community drop-ins. He's been in this...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 21, 2019 

Welcome Home Animal Sanctuary: From slaughterhouse to second chance

For runts on meat farms, for alpacas with bum legs, for little pet pigs that got bigger than their owners' expected, Creswell's Misty and Robert Moore are their liberators, their protectors and their...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 21, 2019 

1 month till election filing deadline

Positions for Creswell School Board (CSB), South Lane County & Rescue (SLCF&R) and Lane Library District (LLB) are up for grabs. Election season is nearing, and filing deadline for the following...

 By Aliya Hall    News    February 21, 2019 

Quantifying educational quality - Part 4

Editor's note: This is part four of a five-part series about the statewide problems in Oregon's education system, and how it affects local schools in the Southern Willamette region. This week's story...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 21, 2019 

Creswell Heritage Foundation wins award for 'organizational excellence'

On Feb. 9, Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) was presented with the Lane County Historical Society's (LCHS) 2019 Organizational Excellence Award for their efforts in restoring Creswell's Old...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 21, 2019 

High school presented with $2,500 for new sound system

A Creswell graduate, a car dealership and a credit union recently made it possible for Creswell School District (CSD) to acquire a new sound system in the high school gym. Devin Pratt, Creswell High...

 By Aliya Hall    News    February 21, 2019 

Board talks grad rates, approves resolutions

The Creswell School Board met on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. for their regular board session where they discussed and voted on unfinished and new business, before talking about graduation rates. Board...


Office of Emergency management advises flood preparation

With recent wet weather and more rain on its way, now is a good time to prepare for floods, check emergency supplies and adhere to basic flood safety. Some simple tips include clearing out leaves or... Full story

 By Pat Edwards    News    February 21, 2019 

Sweet Lorane Community News

Jim and I had a wonderful visit with our daughter Kelly and her husband Justin Fontaine last week. We ate entirely too much food, visited beautiful Sedona, Ariz., and took lots of long walks with...

 By Dana Merryday    News    February 21, 2019 

Kalapuya Roots – Still Blooming

Before the settlers began following the Oregon Trail, and Hudson Bay traders and trappers found their way into what was to become Oregon, Native Americans scratched out a pretty decent living. The...

 By Mike Rothgeb    News    February 14, 2019

Jonathan Woodland: On the road to glory

Triathlons: to most, just hearing the word brings on uneasy thoughts of muscle fatigue, side cramps and shin splints. Before May 2016, Jonathan Woodland, 32, of Creswell was no exception. It was...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 14, 2019

Sanipac yard debris subscription gets OK

At Monday, Feb. 11's Creswell City Council meeting, a public hearing was held for the proposal to bring a Sanipac yard debris pick-up service to Creswell, in which no public opted to speak. Aaron...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 14, 2019

Appointees, stipends, other biz discussed

Budget appointments, council stipends and a housing survey were among the items discussed at this week's Creswell City Council meeting. In the Mayor's Report, Creswell Mayor Richard Zettervall...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 14, 2019

Wendy Smith joins City staff

It was announced at Monday's Creswell City Council meeting that the City's newest employee is Wendy Smith. Smith, of Creswell, is the assistant city recorder/court clerk and will be assisting City... Full story


Musical notes jazz style

Cottage Grove, the covered bridge capital, might not come across as a place for innovative jazz, but at the Cottage Events Venue each fourth Tuesday, the magic happens. The Jazz Jam is a...

 By Pat Edwards    News    February 14, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

By the time you read this, Jim and I will have returned from our four day visit to Anthem, Ariz., to visit our youngest daughter, Kelly, and her husband Justin Fontaine. Since my submission deadline...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

A desire to help: 480 homeless kits assembled

About a month ago, a homeless couple was seen camping outside on the Creswell Presbyterian Church property. When Pastor Seth Wheeler approached the husband and wife, he noticed the woman's feet were...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

Creswell counts its unsheltered

On Jan. 31, Creswell's Patti Scott, Randy Mogstad and Katelyn Marks took to the city's underbelly to help quantify the homeless and their needs as part of a Lane County unsheltered count. In a short...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

Deputy under investigation - Police coverage still intact

One of Creswell's deputies is under a criminal and an internal investigation. Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) Deputy Bryan Holiman is being investigated in response to unspecified complaints, and...

 By Aliya Hall    News    February 7, 2019

Fighting Failure, part 3: Mental health's toll

Editor's note: This is part three of a series about the statewide problems in Oregon's education system, and how it affects local schools in the Southern Willamette region. This week's story follows...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 7, 2019

Jonesy wins big at Round Up

The new year just got a little bit more exciting for one Creswell couple. Robert, "Jonesy" Jones recently dipped into the Round Up Tavern at 13 N. Front St. to catch up with his buddies, but walked...


Tornells celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Ron and India Tornell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 1, 2019. They moved to Creswell in 1974 and still live in that same house today. Ron and India have three children that...

 By Gini Davis    News    February 7, 2019

Sold-out Saucy Jazz delivers on music, food, fundraising

The Sixth Annual Saucy Jazz event, held Feb. 2 in the Creswell High School commons as a fundraiser for the Creswell Music Program, was an elegant, sold-out affair featuring the jazz stylings of...

 By Aliya Hall    News    February 7, 2019

School Board discusses cap on open enrollment

The Creswell School Board met on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. for their regular school board meeting. The board also met for executive session, which The Chronicle wrote about on Jan. 17. Enrollment was up by...


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