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 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

Bayne Gardner: 'Superhero of Art,'

Muralist Bayne Gardner said he has been interested in the art form for as far back as he can remember. From 7 years old he remembered seeing '80s-style graffiti on TV and in his hometown. "It was some...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    July 4, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

A couple of weeks ago, I promised to tell you a bit more about our wonderful 11-day American History East tour that we took at the end of May. The tour itself was only in Washington, D.C. for two...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 4, 2019

Building bridges: Family Relief Nursery honors past, still looking forward

Chanelle, 25, found herself "completely and utterly lost" and uncertain "where to turn for help" before a chance meeting with a teacher in a Yoncalla store led her to the Family Relief Nursery....

 

On July 4 Creswell will be Out of This World

Be sure to check out the Chronicle's 12-page special section with all the info you need to know about the July 4 Celebration.... Full story

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 27, 2019

Territorial Highway fixes slated next summer

In their first meeting with townspeople since 2017, Lane County Department of Works (LCDW) representatives were greeted by a packed house at Lorane Grange last week to discuss improving the 5.71 mile...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Fighters against flooding: Creswell Water Control District

There are certain jobs and roles that are often overlooked, not seen or even hidden. The custodian, a behind-the-scenes organizer, the anonymous donor. And the Creswell Water Control District board...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    June 27, 2019

Going off-roadin'

Creswell's Scott Smith, with his dog, Jersey, is ready to compete in the Gambler 500 Rally starting Friday, June 28. The off-road rally features cheap, impractical vehicles. The event first started...

 

Give us two seconds

Volunteers are still needed for a variety of activities and tasks during the July 4 Celebration and parade. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-895-5161. Your help is valued and appreciated....

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 27, 2019

Memorial baseball doubleheader honors Mediati

A memorial service for Gio Mediati, 15, who drowned on June 13, hours after completing his freshman year at Creswell High School, will be held at the CHS baseball field at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    June 27, 2019

'Water Ouzels' are keeping our Coast Fork clean

On Saturday, an intrepid group will assemble at the Row River Boat Ramp with an assortment of watercraft, life jackets, paddles and plastic garbage bags. These volunteers are named for a tough little...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Springfield's murals represent city history

Art has always played an important role in Springfield's history. Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City, said that before there were the restaurants and shops that drew...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    June 27, 2019

A tribute to Latham from Lorane

I have been following the story of the closing of the little Latham Elementary School by the Cottage Grove School District this past week. It brings back memories and the heartache that the people of...

 

IF YOU GO: Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya Books

What: An Afternoon with Shannon Applegate, author of “Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family’s History and Lore.” When: Thursday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m. Where: The Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 27, 2019

Scales and tales - 'Replitle Man' kicks off summer reading program

Back by popular demand, it's ... the Oregon Reptile Man!! The kickoff event for Creswell Library's 2019 Summer Reading Program had no apparent connection to this year's theme, "A Universe of...

 

'The epitome of an all-American boy' - Community mourns loss of vibrant teen

The Creswell community is in mourning after a 15-year-old died last week in a swimming accident, just hours after school let out for summer break. On the afternoon of June 13, after a week of taking f...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 20, 2019

City budget approved, focused on growth

New construction, renovation and newly repurposed staff positions are among the notable aspects of the City's fiscal-year budget, approved Monday, June 10 during the City Council meeting. More...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 20, 2019

Celebrating carousel success with a skydive

Spirits were high Saturday morning, as a handful of board members from The Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel Committee (Carousel Friends) met up at the Creswell Airport for a much-anticipated...

 

City of Creswell meeting notices

City Council/Planning Commission Joint Meeting The City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. in the McCluskey Chambers of City... Full story

 

School's out for summer: Now what?

South Lane School District had their last day of school on Tuesday, and students said their goodbyes and headed home for the summer. When I was a kid I couldn't wait for the summer break from school....

 
 By Ben Deatherage    News    June 20, 2019

Miller continues dominance on 'Dad's Night'

Despite only two classes on the card for the Friday, June 14, event at Cottage Grove Speedway, fans were treated to exciting racing. The Interstate Sprint Car Series opened up its 2019 season after...

 

Grand marshal chosen

Costumed members of the Bohemia Mining Days (BMD) Board and its festival coordinator recently dropped in and surprised Banner Bank Cottage Grove branch manager, Jim Gilroy with the announcement that...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 20, 2019

Public has unique chance to meet board

An official public meeting of the SUB board scheduled Thursday, June 20 -- where board members will respond directly to Springfield residents and ratepayers. It’s believed to be a first by an elected board in Springfield. The Springfield Utility...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 20, 2019

Just another day...

A couple strolls by one of the most well-known murals, installed by the Old City Artists in 2014, depicting Matt Groening's epic Simpsons characters. This is only one of many murals throughout the...

 

PublicHouse hosts museum fundraiser

The Springfield Museum will be holding a "pint night" fundraiser with the PublicHouse from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019. One dollar from each pint sold during the event will be donated to the...

 

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