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 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Foundational learning

To bring awareness to fair housing rights and laws, Springfield City Hall tried something a little different to involve the whole family. Fair Housing Story Time with Mayor Christine Lundberg on...

 By Staff Reports    News    May 9, 2019

New Miss Springfield is Linda Wagnon

From May 8, 1969 edition of Creswell Chronicle A Pleasant Hill lass, Linda Ann Wagnon, is 1969's Miss Springfield. Miss Wagnon won the annual crown at Thurston High School Saturday before a reported 750 persons. The Pleasant Hill girl presented a...

 By Staff Reports    News    May 9, 2019

Study results in Willamette closures

The Oregon Department of State Lands announced Monday the temporary closure of banks and islands of the Willamette River within the city limits of Eugene to overnight use and camping. Beginning May...

 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Bark in the Park: Walk, run, pant

Grab those fuzzy friends: The largest pet event in southern Willamette Valley is scheduled to return May 19 at Alton Baker Park. “Bark in the Park” -- Greenhill Humane Society’s annual...

 By Staff Reports    News    May 9, 2019

Area fishing report

Coast Fork Willamette River: Stocked the week of April 15 with 1,566 legal-size rainbow trout. The river is open to fishing all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead over 24 inches. Bait is allowed through...

 By Erin Tierney    News    May 2, 2019

Finding funding for public safety difficult

A 23-cent bump in the public safety fee was proposed at city council last week. But the increase would only maintain the public safety status quo and city officials are concerned by how much money is...

 By Gary Mounce    News    May 2, 2019

Booster auction brings in $35k

Silent and Live auctions, Dessert Dash, raffles and games raised about $35,000 during Creswell High School Athletic Boosters' 15th annual auction, held April 27 at CHS. "This is a really fun event...

 By Staff Reports    News    May 2, 2019

The 40&8 donates to Family Relief Nursery

Family Relief Nursery Executive Director Peggy Whalen recently attended the Lane County 40&8 dinner at their monthly promenade in acknowledgement of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Whalen has...

 By Staff Reports    News    May 2, 2019

'Accentuate the Positive' Singers' Spring Concert is May 5

The Creswell Community Singers will be presenting their spring concert on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at the Creswell Church of Christ. The spring concert will feature a variety of songs, including musical show tunes, jazz, spiritual, pop, patriotic,... Full story

 By Don Ehrich    News    May 2, 2019

KIWANIAN KNOW-HOW Coast Fork Kiwanis Club hosts Food4Kids, plans for circus

The Coast Fork Kiwanis Club hosted representatives from the Food4Kids program, Creswell High School Key Club and Creswell’s departing district superintendent for lunch recently at Los Cabos Restaurant. The group of over 20 Kiwanians from South...

 By Dana Merryday    News    May 2, 2019

Waving a sad goodbye to Clarence Kreamier

It takes all kinds of people to make up a community. Some people like to blend in and remain anonymous, others like to strut their stuff, loud and brashly. Some are bad, some good and some are just...

 By Aliya Hall    News    May 2, 2019

Springfield church receives big lift, looks to next level of elevator funds

The historic Ebbert United Methodist Church, constructed in 1916 on the same lot where it sits today, is a monument to big, bold architecture. It's five stories of red brick, with tall ceilings...

 By Aliya Hall    News    May 2, 2019

Creswell Grange hosts Grange playfest

Is it a coincidence that three patients visit the office of Dr. Boehnkrakker on the same day after being hit by a speeding car? The three patients don’t think so. As they lament about filling out...

 News    May 2, 2019

'Plant trees & gladden hearts' - City, community celebrates Arbor Day

he City of Creswell held its ninth annual Arbor Day celebration and its 10th year as a Tree City last week, drawing a crowd of about 85 people to plant a tree, chow down and enjoy the sunshine at the...

 By Aliya Hall    News    May 2, 2019

Committee learns how to find best-fit superintendent

The Creswell School Board has 26 applicants for its superintendent position after more than 30,000 people were emailed about the job opening, said Sarah Herb, executive search specialist for the...

 By Staff Reports    News    May 2, 2019

Little Picassos showcase coloring expertise

Out of over 40 entries, the Chronicle spring coloring contest winners are 8-year-old Ava Foote; Brady Pratt, 9 years old; 5-year-old Blakely Adler; 9-year-old Molly Silbernagel; 7-year-old River...

 By Gini Davis    News    April 25, 2019

Bulldogs go 'country' to raise $8k

Ask any Mr. Bulldog contestant, past or present, about their experience and they'll surely recount the hijinks and camaraderie involved in putting on the annual pageant at Creswell High School. But...

 By Erin Tierney    News    April 25, 2019

BREAKING THE SILENCE: For those left behind, for those who have tried, 4 of 4

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

 By Erin Tierney    News    April 25, 2019

Support grows for kitchen project

Community Food for Creswell (CFC) is in the middle of a fundraising project to install a community-use commercial kitchen in the Cobalt Activity Center. The kitchen will serve three main services to...

 By Erin Tierney    News    April 25, 2019

Old Schoohouse lowered

There has been lots of news surrounding the Old Schoolhouse and Creswell Heritage Foundation lately. To briefly recap, in March the Old Schoolhouse was lifted after work had been delayed a week due...

 By Dana Merryday    News    April 25, 2019

Celebrate May with South Valley Farmers' Market

I am glad I don’t really have to depend on the weather to make my living. This past week went from cold, rainy, 40 degree temperatures to downright balmy by the week’s end. Farmers do have to...

 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, 3 of 4

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 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

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...


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