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 By Erin Tierney    News    January 17, 2019 

Weekend of mourning - Vigil held to honor elderly murder victim

The Creswell community was reeling from a two-fold tragedy after a 12-year-old boy last week allegedly murdered a 92-year-old Creswell woman in her home. The community organized a candlelight vigil...

 By Erin Tierney    News    January 17, 2019 

M o r e m o u r n i n g - Two others also remembered last weekend

The Creswell community remembered three women who recently passed on Saturday, Dr. Tamara Blum, who passed away in October 2018, Evangeline "Vange" Bigham, who passed away in December 2018, and Erma...

 By Erin Tierney    News    January 17, 2019 

Charges outline possible levy, fee changes

At the first Creswell City Council meeting of 2019 on Jan. 7, Richard Zettervall called to order his first meeting as mayor, Councilor Amy Knudsen became the new council president and council...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 17, 2019 

School board dismisses complaints

During the Jan. 9 school board regular meeting, the school board held an executive session to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 17, 2019 

Panacea Barbershop - A new spot for tailored cuts

There is a new barbershop in town and its owner, Demarcos Wright, has a mission to "help clients connect with their mind, body and soul." Panacea Barbershop and Lounge is named after the word...


Debi Wilson is Lane Electric new acting general manager

Lane Electric Cooperative General Manager Matt Michel announced his resignation Jan. 14, and Debi Wilson will serve as acting general manager until a successor is named. Wilson is treasurer for the...

 By Staff Reports    News    January 17, 2019 

Updates from Creswell Heritage Foundation

In the past month, Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) received three more grants toward the Foundation and Porch Floor Replacement Project, including $5,000 from the Chambers Foundation; $1,600 from the Lane County Cultural Coalition; and $2,400...

 By Dana Merryday    News    January 17, 2019 

The coat that proved unsinkable

Cottage Grove, being a small town out in the sticks, doesn't usually come to mind when you think of the drama and tragedy associated with the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage. At the time...


Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel receive Gold Diggers Civic Pride Award

The Cottage Grove Prospector and Gold Diggers Civic Pride Award 2018, was awarded to the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel. This award is a yearly presentation to a business or other group that...

 By Pat Edwards    News    January 17, 2019 

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s time I get back to updating everyone on upcoming Lorane events. There aren’t many scheduled yet since most were put on hold during the holidays, but, there are a few things that are “back i...

 By Erin Tierney    News    January 10, 2019

New guy in mayor's chair

Richard Zettervall, as seen accompanied by his wife, Linda Warner, was sworn into the mayor's seat by Municipal Court Judge R. Scott Palmer on Jan. 7 at the city council meeting....

 By Erin Tierney    News    January 10, 2019

4 honored for volunteerism

Four community volunteers were recognized for their service at this week's Creswell City Council meeting. The men - having had collectively served Creswell for almost 46 years - received Volunteer Ser...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 10, 2019

FIGHTING FAILURE: Combatting Oregon school disinvestment

Editor's note: This is part one of a 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 follows... Full story

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 10, 2019

Senator Merkley visits Lane County

Senator Jeff Merkley visited Lane County on Jan. 3 at Hamlin Middle School in Springfield as part of his town hall tour. “In our ‘We the People’ democracy, town hall meetings are an essential... Full story

 By Dana Merryday    News    January 10, 2019

Do something different this weekend

If you made a New Year’s commitment to do something that you haven’t done before, then I have a couple of suggestions that are happening this weekend. One possibility is to participate in the...


Lane County to host Plastics Roundup; early access for 'community collectors'

Lane County Waste Management is hosting a plastics roundup for clean #2, #4 and #5 (polyethylene and polypropylene) at the Glenwood Transfer Station in April, and offering early access to businesses,... Full story

 By Erin Tierney    News    January 3, 2019

Oregon Avenue, railroad crossing getting alterations

Alterations are going to be made to the railroad-highway crossing at Oregon Avenue to include an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant safe crossing on the north side of the street. The...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 3, 2019

Creswell parks updates for 2019

This new year, Creswell will have new park developments. At the last Park and Trees advisory committee on Dec. 11, the members set up their resolutions for 2019. The most notable update is the South...


New Creswell Businesses in 2018

New businesses in 2018 ✪ Beach Bums LLC, 104 S. Mill St., Suite 101 ✪ Elite Game Spot, 287 S. Front St. ✪ Farmhouse Collective, 106 W. Oregon Ave. ✪ Panacea Barbershop & Lounge LLC, 155 E. Oregon Ave. ✪ Road Runner Rocks, 298 E. Oregon...


Grange gifts fruit bowls

As part of its Community Service Program, The Creswell Grange prepared 25 Christmas gift fruit bowls for Creswell Meals on Wheels recipients this holiday season. The project was a team effort with...

 By Erin Tierney    News    January 3, 2019

Building houses with my pops

As the tradition continues at Creslane Elementary School, fathers, granpops and other significant male figures were invited to build gingerbread houses with their kindergarteners in one of the four... Full story

 By Mike Rothgeb    News    December 27, 2018

To INZANITY & Beyond

As a child, few people know what they will be doing once they become adults. Childhood dreams of adventures and excitement can shift to more practical goals of financial security and routine. For...

 By Erin Tierney    News    December 27, 2018

'Hit list' found at middle school

At the end of the school day on Wednesday, Dec. 19, a “hit list” of people to be killed or hurt was discovered on the front cover of a student’s notebook at Creswell Middle School (CMS). Lane...


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