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 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019 

RALLY: Communities want more school funding

Roughly 24 teachers and community members - all sporting red - took to Oregon Avenue after school on May 8 to rally for education. The event organizers, Mona Stiffler and Liz Babbs, wanted to bring at...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019 

Vote Tuesday! Roundup of 5 local school board races

Voters in Lane County will be asked to cast their votes for the special election on Tuesday, May 21. There are a handful of local school board seats contested for this election, while others remain...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019 

Update: Pilot dies in plane crash

Update 05/17: The name of the pilot who died has been released as Gillean James McCown, 51, of Eugene. A small plane crashed into a Creswell backyard just south of Hobby Field Airport on Saturday even...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019 

Hope Restored builds more than houses

When Trisha Hern first saw her house after it was renovated by Hope Restored last year, she said she started to cry because it was so beautiful. "It was exactly what I always wanted, but I was okay wa...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Another winning piece of art

Little Dalia Burgren, 4, was not pictured in a spread with the winners of The Chronicle's Spring Coloring Contest a few weeks back, but later stopped in with a smile to claim her prize. With over 40...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019 

Where are they now? Creswell couple living in China, helps clean up Scotland

A former couple known locally for being active community members recently took a trip to Scotland to lend helping hands on Scottish beaches. It's not much of a surprise their philanthropic spirits...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 16, 2019 

Remembering Erica Caridio: A community staple

Saturday afternoon I spent a bittersweet time around the iconic round table at the Axe & Fiddle. Just on the other side of the glass, blurred by the large Axe neon sign, the bustle of Main Street...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 16, 2019 

Grove bank to be rehabbed with grant money

Cottage Grove recently was awarded $200,000 to rehabilitate the 1903 Bank Building on the corner of Main and Sixth streets granted by Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The division awarded 29 other...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Businesses supporting National Police Week

Area business owners are stepping up to show support for local law enforcement during National Police Week. Members of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce are engaging in two separate efforts to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019 

Springfield City moves forward with Comcast settlement

Springfield City Council last week authorized City Manager Gino Grimaldi to execute a settlement agreement with Comcast for payment of additional franchise fees owed, reimbursement for costs...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Annual Springfield clean up day is Saturday

The 31st Annual Spring Clean Up -- an opportunity to recycle items such as old freezers, refrigerators, scrap lumber, metal and other large or hard-to-recycle items -- is scheduled for Saturday, May...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 16, 2019 

Kindergarten moms feted with pre-Mother's Day tea

Creslane kindergarten's annual Mother's Tea illustrated just how special mom is, on Mother's Day and every day. The event was held May 10 in all four kindergarten classrooms. Moms were treated to tea...

 
 By Staff    News    May 16, 2019 

2019 Citywide Yard Sale - Sunshine and sweet deals

With over 120 sales listed and many more in between, Creswell's population swelled last weekend during the annual Creswell Citywide Community Yard Sale. Last weekend was also a good opportunity to...

 
 By Staff    News    May 16, 2019 

2019 Chamber of Commerce Award Winners

Rose Barker Lifetime Achievement Award - Tamara Blum Dr. Tamara Blum's memory and impact remains stronger than ever following her passing in January. Dr. Blum and her husband, Alan Bennett, were...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 16, 2019 

CHS Drama's 'Scariest Play Ever' a spooky, spoofy romp

Creswell High School's Drama Club spoofed well-known horror flicks in "The Scariest Play Ever," penned by Craig Sodaro and directed by CHS teacher Gary Jones. The premise of the play, performed May...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 9, 2019

Grandson charged with murder

A man with a violent history was charged Monday with murdering his 87-year-old grandmother, Sally Baldwin of Creswell, when she died 17 days after being brutally beaten and robbed. The charges, which...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 9, 2019

Vandals strike Babe Ruth baseball batting cage

About 95 local youth ranging in age from five to 15, their coaches and supporters were dealt a blow over Easter weekend when a new batting cage purchased with funds donated to the Creswell Babe Ruth...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    May 9, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

May has arrived, my flower beds and boxes are taking shape and the pace of life is obviously speeding up a bit for everyone. With the sunshine and warmer temperatures, there is suddenly the desire to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 9, 2019

Yard 'hard'

Plenty of sun and no rain is forecast this weekend - the perfect weather for "sailing." The Creswell Citywide Yard Sale is Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. More than 120 addresses have been registered...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Creswell Middle School commemorates 10 years

By Aliya Hall The Creswell Chronicle Creswell Middle School celebrated its 10-year anniversary May 2, along with the school's academic project night and fifth-grade showcase. Principal Shirley Burrus...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

Multifamily, senior housing prioritized

The community advisory committee — a citizen board providing recommendations to city government — reached a consensus on April 26 to prioritize multifamily housing development, especially in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 9, 2019

8 move forward in superintendent search

Creswell School Board members chose eight candidates to move forward in an effort to fill the vacant superintendent’s position at a meeting last week. Multiple candidates are from the area, said Sar...

 
 By Cal Lewis    News    May 9, 2019

Old Creswell school gives up some secrets

Editor's note: On behalf of National Historic Preservation Month, The Chronicle will publish articles each week relating to historical preservation on the editorial page. This week, Cal Lewis,...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 9, 2019

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

You have probably seen the bumper sticker that reads, “It will be a great day when schools get all the money they need and the Air Force will need to have a bake sale to buy a bomber.” While that...

 

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