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 By Pat Edwards    News    March 7, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Today, Thursday, Feb. 28, is the first day in awhile that I’ve been able to sit down at my computer and write. Jim and I have spent the last four days living in the family room and breakfast nook...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 7, 2019

Incident near schools cause Pleasant Hill 'lock-ins'

On Friday, March 8, a lock-in was performed at Pleasant Hill elementary and high schools. According to the release issued by the District, law enforcement was investigating a possible incident at a... Full story

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 28, 2019

Problems, some fun snowballs out of winter storm

Late Sunday and Monday, Creswell got hammered with an estimated 18 inches of snow, leaving many without power, cell service and without open stores to buy supplies. The storm on Feb. 24 and 25...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 28, 2019

Cal Taylor: Been here since '32

Some are fortunate to have lived a long, well-intentioned life; the rest of us can only hope for the same. In the meantime, we are fortunate enough to hear stories of a life well-spent - like...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 28, 2019

land needs analysis committee - Operating industrial land a focus

As the Land Needs Analysis Committee met for their fifth meeting on Feb. 22 to discuss the revised draft of economic development policies, a specific goal came to mind: Focusing on getting Creswell's...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 28, 2019

State Rep. Wilde visits Creswell

Oregon State Representative Marty Wilde (D-D-11) hosted a town hall at Creswell City Hall on Feb. 19, and heard from a handful of community members about issues ranging from vaccinations to housing...

 

Family Relief Nursery announces new executive director

Family Relief Nursery recently announced Peggy Whalen as the new executive director. This comes after the board revitalized their executive director search in January when Diane Hazen announced that...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 28, 2019

Missionaries to visit Church of Christ this weekend

To show support for Missions Week, Creswell Church of Christ will welcome missionaries Kathy and Keith Ham to their service on Sunday, March 3 at 10 a.m, located at 380 Kings Row. The couple visited...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 28, 2019

Parks and Tree Advisory Committee: Arbor Day planning includes coloring poster contest

Arbor Day will be held at the Cobalt Activity Center on Saturday, April, 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Parks and Tree Advisory Committee decided on their Feb. 12 meeting at 10 a.m. With press...

 

Sweet Lorane Community News

The Unicorn Ranch in Lorane has just announced that it is signing area-based youth from ages eight to 19 for its Lane County 4-H programs. They will definitely have a horse project, but they are also considering adding art, agriculture, growing...

 

Cottage Grove bridges: pardon our dust

There are currently four out of five ways open to cross the Coast Fork of the Willamette River. Things are about to be a little more complicated for travelers in the present, but in the future all...

 

'Making way for customers'

Cascade Home Center in Creswell was "making way for customers" on Tuesday, Feb. 26....

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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