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 By Richad Heyman    Opinion    August 16, 2018 

Let the campaigning begin

Election time is coming in about two months and campaigning is just getting going. We don't have a lot of influence in the state, county or national elections. But we do have the responsibility to...

 

Truman's Truths - Pondering from the desk of a 9-year-old

Creswell participated in their first National Night Out! On Tuesday night we had hot dogs served by the "Duck Truck '' and chips and Pepsi too. The Kiwanis Club gave us all of that. I even found a...

 

Creswell is fortunate

Dear Editor, Richard Zettervall is running for mayor of Creswell this coming Nov. 6 election. I couldn’t be more delighted. Richard has proven his leadership, expertise and commitment over the past several years on the Creswell City Council....

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - It's election time in Creswell

It is time for politics in Creswell, a topic for much deliberation. This happens every two years with two slots for City Council members and a Mayor to be elected. I hear that Mayor Stram is not seeki...

 

Over 3,000 volunteer labor hours later…

Dear Editor, Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel were thrilled to host an open house at the WOE fairgrounds Saturday, August 4, 10-2. This unveiling of the assembled carousel, which is 85% complete, accumulated over 3,000 volunteer labor hours....

 

Habitat for Humanity to close CG ReStore, but will still provide affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Thanks to the hard work of many committed volunteers, staff and generous donors, Habitat for Humanity has been well represented in the Cottage Grove Area since 1992. At... Full story

 

Through the eyes of the colonel

I received an email from a retired USAF brigadier general recently. The man was a new lieutenant when he was assigned to my squadron to fly combat in F105s during the Vietnam Conflict in 1968. I wish...

 
 By Marti Gaitor    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Find me, where I have 'Ben' An introduction to Ben Gaiter at the end of his life

Hello Creswell and Southern Lane County. Martin Gaiter, aka Marti Gee, is here to discuss the things that make you go, "Hmmm!?" The first question you may have is, "I just started to get used to...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As many of you may remember reading, or seeing stories in Oct. of 2016, telling and showing the volunteer firemen distributing carousel animals to storefronts in and around Cottage Grove, this was done to promote public knowledge of the...

 

Chronicle welcomes Aliya Hall, reporter

Originally from the Fern Ridge area, Aliya Hall always wanted to be a writer. In elementary school she started writing her own books, as well as make a one-page newspaper about the events that...

 
 By Richad Heyman    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: City needs ordinance for controlling stray cat population

There are noticeably a lot of cats in Creswell, and the immediate surrounding area, which encouraged me to seek out individuals with knowledge concerning the perceived problem. I went to Mr. and Mrs....

 

TRUMAN'S TRUTHS

Editor’s note: Truman Derminer is The Chronicle’s newest, and possibly youngest ever column writer! This spunky, smart 9-year-old from Creswell will keep us up-to-date with the goings-ons for...

 

Killingsworth junkyard

Dear Editor, It seems to me that the city has had eight years to work on some ordinances to keep property values up on our street. The city has known for years about this on Killingsworth St. being an eyesore with old cars that don’t run on the...

 

Where are the compassionate doctors?

Dear Editor, How is it that our healthcare system pays all expenses for a methadone user who drives around with kids in the car, and not pay for medical care to a Navy vet and wildland firefighter? None of the doctors who accept Trillium will get...

 

A warm thank you

Dear Editor, Thanks to Chris Gardner, Sheriff of Creswell, for giving me a ride home from the emergency room in Cottage Grove. Chris was in the emergency room on business and learned that I needed a ride home and drove me home. Chris is a devoted...

 

Summer heat and childhood memories - Summer heat and childhood memories

When I was a young boy many years ago, we suffered from the Dust Bowl days. The summer heat was extreme. From June into September temperatures were 100 degrees or more every day - at least that is...

 

Shout out to the Fourth of July volunteers

Dear Editor, Show of hands, how many of you have ever thrown a party? Do you remember the amount of time it took? The money? The worry? The endless details? Wasn’t it worth it to see and feel the happiness of all the attendees? Of course it was....

 

Check out Lorane mural unveiling Aug. 12

Dear Editor, Our community of Lorane, Oregon has commissioned a large mural to be painted and unveiled on Aug. 12, 2018. Two of our local, professional artists, Karen Pidgeon and Alix Mosieur, have been working on it since last fall. The design has b...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    July 12, 2018

MEDIA ALLOWED. ACCESS DENIED. INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED. Part 4

Nearly four months after this reporter was booted from a Creswell School Board (CSB) executive session without cause, on June 29, Oregon Ethics Commission (OEC) unanimously voted to move the case...

 
 By Richad Heyman    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: Creswell's Fourth of July celebration was a wonderful display of patriotism

The July 4th celebration was an absolute wonderful display of Patriotism, loyalty and dedication. Our city can be proud of itself in our continuing efforts to recognize and remember our heritage. The...

 
 By Slim Randles    Opinion    July 5, 2018

A very private American moment

We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course. A great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the mounted patrol, the ski patrol in their...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Oregon was John F. Kennedy's make-or-break state in 1960 primary

As the 1960 Democratic presidential primary neared, Sen. John F. Kennedy was looking at Oregon with increasing apprehension. At that time, Oregon was the first Western state to hold a mandatory...

 
 By Richad Heyman    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: New law goes into effect July 1 regarding driving and texting

There's a new updated law effective July 1 this year. In just a few days the law governing the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, will result in pretty stiff fines. The...

 

We'll miss you, Gini!

Dear Editor, I would like to commend Gini Davis for her 11-plus years at The Creswell Chronicle. What a great job she has done – both with her excellent sports coverage, as well as reporting on other area events. Whether she was covering these...

 

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