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Creswell State of the City address, part 2

Editor’s note: This is part two of Mayor Richard Zettervall’s State of the City Address. The first part of his column appeared in the Feb. 14 edition. Looking forward into 2019 I’m very excited...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - Vacationing in Phoenix

I am in Phoenix, Ariz., for a week visiting family. I thought I would get away from the rain, which incidentally doesn't bother me, but surprise, surprise, it was a downpour when we landed; last night...

 

Creswell State of the City address, part 1

Editor's note: This is part one of Mayor Richard Zettervall's State of the City Address. The second part of the column will appear in the Feb. 21 edition. This is my first State of the City Address...

 

'Help yourself' said the Colonel

Dear Editor, For clarity “The Lord helps those who help themselves” is not a Biblical quote, but I do wish to question what it has come to mean. The Lord helps those who: Help themselves to all the food on the table? Help themselves to the...

 

In response to recent homelessness articles

Dear Editor, In reference to the recent articles in our local paper in Creswell on homelessness, I would like to give an opinion. In the Feb. 7 Chronicle, Mr. Heyman, “The Colonel” stated his concerns about the safety of the people: if folks are...

 

Roberta Tharp is a key employee at City Hall

Creswell has a staff in city hall who on a week-by-week basis do an outstanding job of taking care of our civic business. Without their dedicated service it would be utter chaos here in town. Roberta...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - The issue of homelessness

I read an article last week about a court case involving the rights of indigent homeless people, and an interpretation of cruel and inhuman treatment under the constitution. I'm not certain I got it...

 

No 'lion' about this wildlife encounter

A leisurely Sunday afternoon spent diddling away at the Oregon Coast is always an adventure in my book, especially if it concludes with a terrifying sprint to the car with my life flashing before my...

 

Big thanks for bingo success

Dear Editor, Creswell Grange would like to recognize the local businesses that helped us get off to a great start on our monthly bingo games. A big thank you for donating gift certificates for bingo prizes goes to Blue Valley Bistro, Country Farms &...

 

In response to Spencer's letter

Editor’s note: This column is in response to a letter to the editor in the Jan. 24 edition, entitled “In response to ethics column” written by community member Bill Spencer. Thank you, Bill...

 

Thank you for your persistence of the truth

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Chronicle for their persistence of the truth, and for providing critical information to the community that is more than lacking from our school district office and school board. I resign...

 

Enjoying winter in paradise

I am so happy when I view the green grass and the evergreen trees here in the Willamette Valley at this time of year. I feel fortunate that I don't shovel snow and have to be concerned about getting...

 

Looking back on my nine terms in the Oregon State Legislature

I moved out of my office in the State Capitol in Salem a few days ago. Just before Christmas Marty Wilde, the new state representative, moved into his office there. During my nine terms much has...

 

Cottage Grove carousel gingerbread

Dear Editor, I have seen several articles of late regarding vocational/shop programs being taught in high schools. We have a similar program going with the restoration of the carousel, not high schoolers, but retired millwrights, etc. The carousel...

 

Response to ethics column

Dear Editor, I have been waiting patiently for The Chronicle to share with its readers the results of the Ethics Commission’s investigation into the complaint you filed. Your comments were in the Jan. 17 edition. I read them carefully as I was...

 

MEDIA ALLOWED. ACCESS DENIED. INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES. Part 5 - Ethics Commission dismisses Creswell School Board case

In April 2018, this reporter filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OEC) alleging that I was unjustly booted from an executive session at a Creswell School Board (CSB) meeting...

 

Resolutions

I'm just like thousands of others - I make New Year's resolutions. This year's one is simple and easy to comply with. No use revealing it. Barbara tells me that having a drink before dinner and...

 

Tamara's party a lovely tribute

Dear Editor, WOW, what a nice party Mr. Bennett had in honoring his late wife, Tamara Blum, on Jan. 12. Everyone there seemed real engaged and happy, and the pictures of Tamara on the windows were great. She was quite the sports woman, too. The...

 

Beautiful vigil for Erma

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Creswell community for the candlelight vigil held for Erma Burnell last Saturday night, Jan. 12, 2019. Her life was taken and I will never foget how thoughtful everone in Creswell was. Thank you so very much.... Full story

 

Focus on shopping locally; supporting established, new businesses

Recently there was a Facebook post on the Creswell Community Connections page asking, "What store or business does this town need to add? (Looking for suggestions.)" There were over 200 comments in...

 
 By Don Ehrich    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and Creswell to merge and form new Coast Fork Kiwanis Club

Two local Kiwanis Clubs have recently agreed to combine their resources and merge into a single area club to increase service to youth in the Southern Willamette Valley. In the upcoming months, the Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and the Kiwanis Club...

 

Thank you to everyone who is dedicated to working during the holidays

The holidays are over, and now we can all think about our joys and sorrows of the past year. I find it much better to remember the good things, although I must admit, one thing we knew would happen...

 

PFFT, WHO SAYS PRINT IS DEAD?

In 2018, The Creswell Chronicle published 132 MORE PAGES than we printed in 2017, and 348 MORE PAGES than we printed in 2016. That means 480 pages have been added to The Chronicle since 2016, and...

 

In 2018, The Chronicle:

▲ Launched a new website in January 2018, making it much easier for readers to get the local scoop virtually. ▲ Expanded its monthly special sections including the Local Eats, Health and Home & Garden sections. ▲ Expanded Emerald Valley...

 

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