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 By Kay Higdon    News    November 8, 2018 

HONOR FLIGHT - A heartfelt 'welcome home' after 50 years

For Tom Bortner of Creswell, his recent participation in the South Willamette Honor Flight to Washington D.C., "was a true heartfelt 'Welcome Home' finally after 50 years!" When Bortner learned two...

 
 By Janet Hansen    News    November 8, 2018 

Reaping the benefits of a Harvest Dinner

In a word, Creswell is nothing if not traditional. When autumn breezes in and begins to settle around us, Creswell's First Presbyterian Church opens its doors to the community on the first Friday of...

 

Local Vets Spotlight - Colonel Richard M. Heyman

Richard Heyman joined the U.S. Army Air Corps to serve in WWII. At 19 years old, he flew a fighter plane over Normandy in June, 1944 to protect the soldiers on the ground during Operation Overlord....

 

Local Vets Spotlight - Rick L. Higgins U.S. Army, Retired Viet Nam War

Rick Higgins served as a U.S. Army Infantryman and Radio Operator during the Viet Nam War, earning three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Commendation Medal for Valor. In recent years, Rick has... Full story

 

Local Vets Spotlight - Lt. Colonel Robert A. Beck, U.S. Army, Retired, Cold War, Defense of Korea

Bob Beck served as a U.S. Army Infantry Ranger and a Combat Engineer Officer. He served in Germany during the Cold War, and then on the Demilitarized Zone in Korea; his last assignment before...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 8, 2018 

Veterans Day - A Day of Remembrance

Loranian, Michael Cantrell, served as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War from 1966 until 1969 and participated in the Tet Offensive of 1968. Like all war time experiences, it was a time that few men...

 
 By Scott Denham    News    November 8, 2018 

Veterans Day - A Day of Remembrance - SFC (Retired) Mark Parker

Sergeant First Class (Retired) Mark Parker began his military career with the US Air Force. After serving for nine and a half years, he transferred to the Oregon Army National Guard where he...

 
 By Michelle Amberg    News    November 8, 2018 

VETERANS DAY - A Day of Remembrance

I have worked closely with police officers throughout my career and I could not think of a finer person, public servant or policing professional than Lane County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Scott...

 
 By Kathy January    News    November 8, 2018 

VETERANS DAY - A Day of Rememberance

Al volunteered to join the Air Force, and served from 1967 to 1973. He took electronics and military police training while in the Air Force. In 1968 to 1969, Al was deployed to Korea. While stationed...

 

VETERANS DAY - A Day of Remembrance

Sgt. US Army 1969-1970 Served in Vietnam and Cambodia with Delta 1-5, First Cavalry Division Earned Combat Infantry Badge. Purple Heart. Three Bronze Stars (two for Valor). Air Medal for 25 Combat...

 
 By Martin McClure    News    November 8, 2018 

VETERANS DAY - A Day of Remembrance

Creswell Grange's 2018 Veteran of the Year, Gary Prichard, has spent the last 52 years serving the community through his Grange activities. Gary grew up on his family's farm in Lane County and was...

 

VETERANS DAY - A Day of Remembrance - I love my local veteran, John Menegat

John Menegat is all about service. Service to his family, to his community and to his country. Born and raised in Arago, Ore., outside of Myrtle Point, he graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1958 and joined the Navy. Serving as a Sonar...

 

Halloween in Creswell: A breath of fresh scare

Vice Principal Alan Stearn's son, Jack, holds his dad's fingers as he walks around as his Incredibles doppleganger during the Safe Halloween event at the Creswell High School....

 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month - Proud mother of four - three that walk, one who soars

'When a baby is born, it is a mother's instinct to protect the baby. When a baby dies, it is the mother's instinct to protect their memory.' -Unknown October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 25, 2018

Poverty conversation combats taboo

"Who are the deserving poor" was the question of the Oct. 18 Oregon Humanities conversation about poverty. The 10th conversation in the series, the event was sponsored by the City of Springfield and...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 18, 2018

Frightful delights at Northern Lights - Local Halloween roundup

With Halloween creeping in, you'd be out of your gourd to miss out on some local spooky events. Visiting Colonial Harvest Days at Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm in Pleasant Hill, you'll find a...

 

Creswell VFW participating in scholarship program

Creswell Post and Auxiliary 4039 is participating in the National VFW scholarship programs, “Voice of Democracy” (VOD) and “Patriot’s Pen.” The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) started the Voice of Democracy Scholarship...

 

Teen CERT grads recognized

Liesel Geyer, Nikki Wood and Grace Perdue have been added to Creswell's Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduates. They were recognized at Monday night's city council meeting, as South...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 11, 2018

'Getting off the crazy cycle' Marriage Builders Conference is Oct. 27

Have you ever said something to your significant other that was with good intentions, but they took it the complete opposite way? An argument ensues, and it's not long before you're both upset,...

 

Tractor Supply gears up for its Paper Clover event

Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is gearing up for its Paper Clover event, a semi-annual fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 27, 2018

Territorial Seed Co. highlights garlic at forum, tasting

Garlic was in the spotlight as Territorial Seed Co. in Cottage Grove hosted their monthly forum along with a harvest tasting. With the season for planting garlic arriving, the team at Territorial...

 

Tractor Supply gives back Buy a chainsaw, plant five trees

Tractor Supply Company in Creswell​ is participating in a company-wide hurricane recovery initiative that will benefit the Arbor Day Foundation's hurricane reforestation efforts. For every...

 

Creswell Grangers' Missing Man Table

Creswell Grangers set up and manned "The Missing Man Table" in recognition of National MIA/POW Day on Friday, Sept. 21 at Creswell Bi-Mart. The United States' National POW/MIA Recognition Day is...

 

Dorena Grange Named Distinguished Grange

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dorena Grange, #835, has been recognized as a Distinguished Grange for a second year in a row. "Those recognized as Distinguished Granges make up less than two percent of the...

 

Scholarships available through VFW Opportunities for middle, high schoolers, teachers

Rick Higgins, of Creswell, was recently elected the The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) state commander for the department of Oregon, so he's got a finger on the pulse of all the VFW happenings. He rel...

 

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