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 By Jeremy Field    Opinion    April 18, 2019 

Guest Viewpoint: Now is the time for Millennials, Gen Xers to buy a small business

When it comes to growing the economy, we often focus on job growth through starting a new business. However, there is also a lot to be said about job retention and growth through transitioning...

 

Letter to the Editor: After-school programs

Dear Editor, I read the article in the April 4 edition of The Creswell Chronicle regarding after-school programs. Creswell resident Kimberlee Smith discussed her experience with these activities when she was in school. Ms. Smith suggests the schools...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    April 11, 2019

'You're not from here, are you?'

What does it mean to be from here? Sure, “local” can be defined in terms of geography. “I was born here and I’ll die here.” It’s a valid philosophy, and ultimately just a subcategory of th...

 

A flood of memories, and thanks

The big news this week is the high water, and we sure got our share of it. We can be thankful that we made it through without loss of life. I am certain that there were property losses, but it is...

 

Suicide series can open our communities to talking

Dear Editor, First, I want to thank The Creswell Chronicle, The Cottage Grove Sentinel, The Siuslaw News, and Newport News-Times for taking the time to talk about a complex and hard topic: suicide. This is an important topic that should be talked...

 

Special community news collaboration series

Dear Editor, Kudos! The “Breaking Silence” series is a great collaboration that does indeed reach a larger readership. Issues around at-risk students need more visibility, especially concerning suicidal ideation. Dr. Richard Page...

 

What in tarnation?

Chronicle columnist Richard Heyman came across this rather large boulder on Melton Road on Monday. He suspects it likely fell off of a vehicle and was dragged to the side of the road. Does anyone...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    April 4, 2019

A freelance journalist's 'vacation'

When I first worked on this column, I was sitting in a London coffee shop outside of my Airbnb frantically trying to make deadline. I originally planned this trip last November, a 10-day excursion to...

 
 By Dana Merryday    Opinion    April 4, 2019

April is Earth Month

April showers bring May flowers, is something I learned in school. And after all of that snow it is a welcome relief to see spring really budding out. April is also the month we celebrate our one...

 

Breaking the Silence: Shining a light on Oregon's suicide crisis Preventing suicide is a collaborative effort

In 2018, more than 800 people in Oregon died by suicide. While suicide is the second-leading cause of death among our young people (ages 10-24), Oregon's highest rate of suicide is actually among men...

 

Superintendent search: A perspective, present and future

Editor’s note: This community view was presented at the March Creswell School Board meeting during the public input section. It has been my experience and opinion of the Creswell School District that there has been only a few areas that have...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: On-demand movies, PBS provide options

I realize that the programs on commercial TV are paid for by corporations that advertise to sell their products. The programs now on prime time sure have changed. Sensationalism, mayhem, sexual...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Publisher's Corner - 50 first names only…

We met Peggy and Dan a few days after the big storm, in the lobby of a local bank. Dan said he’s been in town since there were only 450 people living here, and was the third person in Creswell to ow...

 

Multiple observations

I have several things that I wish to discuss in my column this week. First, I have always resisted the urge to jump on any sitting president for their actions that I don't agree with. I did not...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 14, 2019

What's next for The Chronicle?

It’s been an exciting first week in Creswell, as former owners Scott and Jeanne Olson help my wife and I transition into our new roles. I also want to thank everyone for all of the kind replies to...

 

Though the Eyes of the Colonel - Chronicle change of ownership

I have had the pleasure of working with Scott and Jeanne Olson, now former owners of our weekly newspaper. It has been a real pleasure to be allowed to write a weekly article for the newspaper and...

 
 By Quint Studer    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Get engaged, not enraged - Take ownership of your community's future

When things aren’t going well in our community, our first impulse has traditionally been to get upset. Our second impulse has been to look for someone to blame. Typically, we may point the finger at government: Why, we demand, aren’t they making...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Meet Noel Nash, new Chronicle publisher

The predawn hours are filled with a certain, specific kind of anticipation. The sun is on its way, soon to break through with splintered light across the sky, illuminating familiar sights. With maybe... Full story

 

2019 winter snow storm

There are a lot of stories being told about the recent snow storm we had and the problems we suffered, but I believe it is great that we had such wonderful service that most of the power was restored...

 

Thank you, Creswell Public Works

Dear Editor, Earlier this week, city public works plowed the streets in the Emerald Valley West neighborhood where I reside. As the driver started down our street I called my wife to the window and said, “It looks like we’re about to be sealed in...

 

Creswell comes together in snowstorm

Dear Editor, We’ve been snowed in all week without power. But numerous good Samaritans have helped us out. As longtime area residents, it seemed we were losing “Mayberry” recently. Our faith in humankind is restored. Creswell, the Friendly...

 

Last week's storm made easier by emergency kits

Dear Editor, A small purchase this summer for my “big one” emergency kit made a cold, snowy day this past Monday a whole lot more comfortable. One of the first things I do every morning is make hot tea. It soothes me, wakes me up and gets me...

 

Hunted

As the cougar crouched 20 yards away, the arrow I shot passed over its head. A clear miss and now the cougar moved even closer. I knew an attack would come very soon. This began in Eastern Oregon 13 miles east of Ukiah on an elk hunting trip with my...

 

Complaints not tracked, logged at Creswell schools

I have heard comments from many different people, none good, about trying to complain to the schools on just about anything — be it how something is done or a complaint directed at an employee. I was on the school board, in particular on the...

 

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...

 

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