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 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

CSD 2019-20 budget in $15 million range

Creswell School District will be starting out 2019-20 strong - an extra $2 million strong. Revenue assumptions from the May 8 school board meeting show that the ending fund balance for 2017-18 has...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 30, 2019

School Boards unofficial election results: Lemhouse re-ups, Rogers says goodbye

One Creswell School Board incumbent won their seat, while another lost theirs at the polls this month. Unofficial results from the May 21 Special Election yield a victory for Director Kandice...

 

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Agriculture photo contest underway Photography enthusiasts can now enter their best images of Oregon agriculture in the annual Oregon Farm Bureau Calendar Contest. Twelve photographers will be selecte...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

Three CHS students earn seal of biliteracy

When Michelle Cantoran-ochoa, senior at Creswell High School, was first approached about the chance to receive a Seal of Biliteracy from her Spanish teacher, Kori Warner, she said she hadn't heard...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

5Cs celebrates its Class of 2019 with spring concert

One little girl stepped up in her white cap and gown and proudly accepted her kindergarten promotion certificate during Creswell Christian Child Care Center's 42nd annual Kindergarten Graduation and...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 30, 2019

Hats off! Special exhibition on display at Cottage Grove Historical Museum

Up until the late 1950s and early 60s, no self-respecting man would think about going out in public without a hat. I am not talking about the ubiquitous ball cap of today, but a real solid affair of...

 
 By Don Williams    News    May 30, 2019

The Carousel Corner - Carousel is about 98 percent complete

The carousel is about 98 percent complete. The work remaining is the electronics on the drive mechanism and some lighting. Master Woodcarver Ken Means offered to paint the horse for a local resident,...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 30, 2019

Sprind City Hall Gallery sends out call for 2020 exhibits

The final deadline is fast approaching for artists hoping to be part of the City Hall Gallery's 2020 exhibit schedule. The Springfield Arts Commission offers artists interested in exhibiting their wor...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

As temperature increases, animal cruelty calls spike

Springfield has seen an escalation of animal cruelty calls this month as temperatures rose. Public safety leaders say it's an important reminder to those who travel with animal companions. "The main...

 

Somber scenes from Creswell Memorial Day 2019

Creswell VFW Post No. 4039 held its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, located in front of the Veterans' Memorial on South 1st Street. The ceremony honored those who have given their life for...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

Six students chosen for All-State choirs

Five Creslane Choir fifth graders -- Regan Gwaltney, Elliette Kinney, Paige Ledgerwood, Allie Marshall and Aubreelyn McComas -- were selected earlier this year to participate in the 2019 Oregon Music...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

CMS Choir delivers winning performance at Oaks Park

Adjudicators praised melody and harmony lines that were "really together and blended," "accurate pitches" and "attention to dynamics" as the Creswell Middle School Choir won its division during the...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

An Evening of Excellence - 2019 Awards Banquet highlights familiar, new faces leading Creswell

The stars shone inside as well as out as some of the community's brightest lights were honored during the Creswell Chamber of Commerce's annual Community Celebration and Awards Banquet, held May 23 at...

 

Memorial Day 2019

Monday, May 27 is a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their county while serving in the United States Armed Forces. A Memorial Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. at...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 23, 2019

Watch what you toss - Batteries, electronics light up local landfill

Standing over your trash bin, TV remote in one hand and two dead batteries in the other, an internal conflict arises that quietly weighs convenience over consumer accountability. With a flick of the w...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

Two superintendent finalists selected; forum planned

Two finalists are moving forward for Creswell's superintendent position: Sean Gallagher and Michael Johnson. Gallagher is the current superintendent at Brookings-Harbor School District in Brookings,...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 23, 2019

CHS Jazz Band 1 repeats as state 3A champion

The students who make up Jazz Band 1 at Creswell High School flexed their musical muscles last weekend, successfully defending their title as 3A division champions during the Oregon Music Educators...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 23, 2019

We love you, Latham School - Community celebration is May 31

Latham School's long story has reached its last chapter. The current building dates back to 1922, but the large cost to bring the deteriorating building up to grade, along with declining student...

 

Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya Books

Our small town is surrounded by a larger, always changing world. Sometimes the events of that world impact our community personally as they did in 2009 when the national news shared the story of...

 
 By Susan Blachnik    News    May 23, 2019

Good news brewing for food pantry, kitchen project

APRIL UPDATES In April, Community Food for Creswell was awarded $20,000 from the Elizabeth S. Holden Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, toward the Community-use Commercial Kitchen project. Our g...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

Leaps and Bounds: Young driver finding success

When Keegan Bounds first started box stock kart racing at five years old, he was the slowest car on the track. It wasn't until his fifth race, when he hit the wall and flipped his kart, that he was ab...

 

Memorial Day 2019 - Spring in her step

Kat Romig, 16, of Springfield passes by the Uncle Sam hat painted on the Ken Kesey mural on Tuesday, May 21. The mural, located on the east stucco wall of Plank Town Brewing Company on Main Street in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

City makes it easier to build 'small units'

The Springfield City Council has changed the development code, hoping to encourage builders to construct smaller housing units, an area city leaders say is necessary as one part of its affordable hous...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 23, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Canine calendar contest underway Live in Springfield? Pick up a pet’s waste? That’s all that qualifies residents to enter their dogs for the chance to be featured in the city’s 2020 “Canines for Clean Water” calendar. Many people may not...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    May 23, 2019

Sweet Lorane community news

Yesterday, I was considering asking my editors, Pam and Erin, if I could take a two-week hiatus from writing my column. My focus, right now, is so centered on our personal lives, that I haven’t trie...

 

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