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 By Erin Tierney    News    September 20, 2018 

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...


What's up with Creswell Heritage Foundation?

— Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) is waiting to hear back from grantors about their requests for funding to replace the foundation and porch of the old schoolhouse. Those results will be announced in October, November and December. If...


5th Street Project nearly complete

The 5th Street Project is approximately 85 percent completed, and should be fully complete the first part of October, said Cliff Bellew, public works director. These photos show the sidewalk...

 By Aliya Hall    News    September 13, 2018

Car shows bring out community, stories

It's been said that everyone has a story, and when it comes to becoming involved in old cars and car shows - that statement rings even truer. For Steve Burnette, car shows automatically give participa...

 By Kay Higdon    News    September 6, 2018

Community Connection - Back to School in 1959

It was not unusual in the 1950's for a youngster to work in the fields of the Willamette Valley to pay for back-to-school clothing and supplies. It was especially true for me in the summer of 1959,...

 By Aliya Hall    News    September 6, 2018

Garden Club blooms in Creswell

Su Liudahl's favorite part of gardening is taking something as small as a seed and turning it into enough zucchini that she has to give some away. She applied this same concept to Creswell Garden...

 By Erin Tierney    News    September 6, 2018

Good samaritans come to the rescue

It doesn't take a huge gesture to make someone's day. Judy Wright, 73, of Creswell, was thankful to encounter a couple of good samaritans last Tuesday, Aug. 28 in town. Wright doesn't drive, so...

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 30, 2018

Exercise your vocal chords, brain with Community Singers

CORRECTION In the Aug. 30 edition regarding Creswell Community Singers, it was incorrectly stated that the Kelleys wrote a song for the proper way to spell their last name. The musician who was the Cr...

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 23, 2018

Mounce, Zettervall run for mayor

The City of Creswell will hold a general election on Nov. 6, and voters will be tasked to select a new mayor and three councilors to fill the City's roster. Deadline to file is this Tuesday, Aug. 28...

 By Aliya Hall    News    August 23, 2018

80-year-old Cottage Grove resident skydives with family

Ever since Jacque Wallace's husband died, she said she has been doing as much as she can. The latest thing on her list: On the bright, summer morning of Aug. 18, at the prime age of 80 years old,...


Smoky conditions worsen

With air quality expected to decline this week, Lane County Public Health advises residents to take special considerations: • Individuals who have preexisting lung conditions or who are very young... Full story

 By Aliya Hall    News    August 16, 2018

National Night Out brings community, law enforcement together

Creswell held its first National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 7, as a way to strengthen law enforcement and community relationships. The event, which took place 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harry Holt Park...

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 2, 2018

National Night Out is Aug. 7

For those interested in helping strengthen the Creswell community, consider coming to National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7 in town. This is a community-building campaign that promotes...

 By Cheryl Richard    News    June 28, 2018

Springfield gets its voice back with new magazine, inside today!

Inside this week's Chronicle you'll find our newest publication, Emerald Valley Magazine - Springfield (EVM-Springfield). This publication is a branch off of our other publication, Emerald Valley...

 By Mike Rothgeb    News    June 28, 2018

Creswell Faith Center: Community Outreach Show & Shine

Last weekend, Creswell Faith Center at 755 S. Front St. hosted their first Show & Shine Car Show. This new event welcomed community members and people from the surrounding areas of Eugene, Springf...


A reminder from ODOT regarding distracted driving

Offenses under the state's distracted driving law will begin counting toward elevated sanctions July 1. Here's how penalties can add up: •First offense, not contributing to a crash: Class B... Full story


Grant awarded for digital speed signs

Sergeant Denham applied for and received a micro-grant from the Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) for digital speed signs for Creswell. These signs will flash...


Report: Oregon hospitals provided $2 billion in community benefit

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health System (OAHHS) released a report last week showing that in 2016, Oregon hospitals provided $2.19 billion in community benefit to the communities they serve. From training medical professionals, to...

 By Erin Tierney    News    June 21, 2018

After 31 years, Faith Center leaders bid adieu

In 1987, Jon and Linda Hovet moved to Creswell on a five-year commitment to serve at Creswell Faith Center. That five-year commitment resulted in 31 blessed years in the Creswell community for the...

 By Susan Blachnik    News    June 21, 2018

Creswell Food Pantry gives community kudos

It's time to thank our community for helping the Creswell Food Pantry provide food for an average of 160 low-income families each month. Organizations, businesses and individuals are holding food driv...

 By Scott Olson    News    June 21, 2018

94-year-old skydives for birthday

Last Friday John Van Vanvechten of Eugene celebrated his 94th birthday last Friday, June 15 by skydiving with Mark Shoemaker, owner of Eugene Sky Divers in Creswell. For Vanechten skydiving is...


Fire season restrictions have begin

As of Friday, June 15, certain fire restrictions were put into effect for Creswell, Cottage Grove and the surrounding areas within South Lane County Fire & Rescue boundaries, according to SLCF&R...

 By Erin Tierney    News    June 14, 2018


If you've been moseying around town lately with a keen eye, you may have noticed little painted rocks scattered in discreet places. Some are painted with landscapes or hearts, others with glitter or... Full story

 By Mike Rothgeb    News    June 7, 2018

Kyle Bushman and the Vintage Air Rally: Across the Americas in 45 days

On Dec. 17, 1903 in North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright performed their debut flight for a distance of 852 feet, in 59 seconds. This landmark achievement paved the way for modern airplanes. On...



Richard and Barbara Heyman of Creswell celebrate Memorial Day. Heyman, 94, served in World War ii, the Korean War and the Vietnam War....


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