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 By Erin Tierney    News    August 22, 2019 

Boy, 13, guilty of murder

A Creswell preteen pleaded guilty last week to murdering a 92-year-old woman on Creswood Drive earlier this year. The boy killed Erma (Sapp) Burnell, of Creswell, in her home on Jan. 7. His name was mentioned in court, but The Chronicle generally...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019 

Next challenge?

After eight and seven years, respectively, in the Creswell School District, Todd Hamilton and Ryan Beck and have said goodbye – but they didn't move far. Both former administrators have been hired...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 22, 2019 

Pisgah burns

The Mount Pisgah fire on Aug. 15 that burned over 50 acres was caused by a lawn mower, county officials said. A call came into fire crews about noon last Thursday. Locals with emergency alert text...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019 

Remembering the fishin' musician

When Ulla Hacker-Harada's friend lost someone to cancer, she thought that she was being a sympathetic and supportive pal, one who was there for whatever her friend needed. But when her own husband,...

 

Community THANK YOU notes

Party in the Park 2019 organizers wish to THANK all volunteers, contributors and participants for an outstanding event on Aug. 10, including Creswell Faith Center, Creswell Family Dental Clinic, Platinum Hair, Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Demarcos...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019 

Declaring 'Independence from Hunger'

There's nothing like a little neighborly cooperation. For the past six years, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, at 200 S. Gateway Boulevard in Cottage Grove, has held an Independence from Hunger food...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019 

Developer pitches new hotel

Springfield Developer David Loveall isn’t finished with his plans for Springfield. Loveall, who owns and redesigned the 300 block downtown, pitched the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) about buying...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019 

Digital Monsters

If a bird were to fly up to the window, digital artist Josh Searl said he would stare at it for at least 20 minutes. "I love watching them move; I like to see how their wings work and how their moveme...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    August 22, 2019 

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s been a while since I reported anything about Jim’s and my adventures since his accident that fractured his pelvis in three places last April. Amazingly, he was able to enjoy our 11-day vacati...

 
 By Joseph Blum    News    August 22, 2019 

Blue Valley Bistro to unveil McKenzie Allison mural

Since 2010, when Seth and Melissa Clark bought the Blue Valley Bistro – formerly Creswell Coffee Co. and thought of as “Creswell's living room” – the community-minded couple has used the shop’s walls and environment to showcase local...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019 

Kick-the-can ice cream a tasty SRP finale

More than 120 kids showed up at Holt Park on Aug. 14 to make kick-the-can ice cream during Creswell Library's popular Ice Cream Social – the 2019 Summer Reading Program finale. Volunteers mixed...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

'Paws-itive' service

After growing up largely in foster care, Creswell native Jayson Southmayd served in the Marines, and as an Army combat medic in Iraq. Seriously injured twice, he's undergone 48 surgeries. An implanted...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 15, 2019

TRASH TALK

By Erin Tierney Executive Editor Sanipac got an OK for a 2.9% rate increase during Monday night’s Creswell City Council meeting, but not without sitting through a contentious council quarrel. Council President Amy Knudsen did not mince words. She...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

DATA NARRATIVE

By Aliya Hall Staff reporter Live Healthy Lane wants to make sure their data is telling the right story. Healthy Lane (LHL) has been collecting feedback from communities to see if the data from their...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

K9s, deputies, community mingle on National Night Out

By Gini Davis Community Editor Hourly demonstrations by Lane County Sheriff's Office's K9 Unit were a big hit during Creswell's second National Night Out, held Aug. 6 in Holt Park. The event was part...

 
 By Kay Higdon    News    August 15, 2019

CHS 1959 reunion

Approximately one-third of the Creswell High School Class of 1959 were able to come together for their 60th reunion in late July. They enjoyed a dinner on a sultry Saturday night, catching up on each...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Library grants, awards help inspire fresh ideas

Recent scholarships and honors have Creswell Library Director Su Liudahl and Youth Librarian Nick Caum eager to develop fresh ideas to better serve their community. Liudahl received a $2,000 State...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

PRIDE

Springfield-Eugene Pride held its first march on Aug. 10. Pride activities have been going strong for 28 years, organizers said, but the march was a new installment this year. This year, there were...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 15, 2019

Armory starting to glow

Prepare to do a double-take if you haven't been by the Cottage Grove Armory lately. The 88-year-old structure is looking pretty spruce with cracks repaired and gleaming new paint job. Inside, tile-set...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Rad games, mad science

Kids and chemicals both reacted explosively – the former with laughter, the latter with... well, explosions – as Creswell Library hosted Minute to Win It and Explosions, Inc.'s Aaron Berenbach...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

It's a party!

Back-to-school necessities, food and fun aplenty greeted families at Creswell's 15th annual Party in the Park last weekend in Holt Park. Within two hours, 290 of 320 free backpacks stuffed with...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 8, 2019

faux-real

One of the biggest misconceptions that Curran Munzer hears about taxidermy is that the process involves "stuffing" an animal. "These are not stuffed, they're mounted," he explained. "The term 'stuffed...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 8, 2019

'Not charity'

By GINI DAVIS Community Editor The City of Creswell has supported local nonprofits for the past three years -- a common practice among area communities in Lane County -- with more than $19,000...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 8, 2019

Career criminal gets 10 years for meth

A Goshen man with a rapsheet dating to 1984 was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in July for drug charges. Randall Neal Jernigan-Wynn, 59, is the kind of guy that the local drug dealers were...

 

'My _____ has been diagnosed with cancer'

Fill in the blank: My ______ has been diagnosed with cancer. It's a sentence spoken all too often these days. Whether it's a mother, friend, son, niece, co-worker or grandparent, I hear this...

 

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