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The largest producer of blueberry plants is in our own backyard

Blueberries. The biggest blueberry nursery in the country, perhaps in the world, is right here in our neighborhood - and they don't sell a single blueberry. No, they produce and sell millions of...

 

Response to 'Reporting the tough stuff,' 'Local journalism matters' pieces

Dear Editor, As a subscriber to The Chronicle and as a citizen of our community, I applaud the sentiments and intelligence of both Erin Tierney's piece, "On reporting the tough stuff," and Aliya Hall's opinion piece, "Local journalism matters...

 

Thank you, Creswell First!

Dear Editor, Community Food for Creswell would like to thank Creswell First! for our two 2018 Community Service Fund awards, totaling $1,764. We purchased four stationary wire shelf units for use in our walk-in cooler, four mobile wire shelf units...

 

Councilor Zettervall is a go-getter

Dear Editor, Very soon you will be voting on Creswell’s next mayor. Two members of the city council have applied for the position, councilors Zettervall and Mounce. Several months ago, I encouraged Councilor Zettervall to run for mayor, and I will...

 

Mark Herbert is a solid choice for District 11

Dear Editor, Voters in House District 11 have a new choice — an experienced choice — to represent them in Salem. Mark Herbert brings a solid history of thoughtful management, reasoned decision making and community involvement to the position....

 
 By Dana Merryday    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

The road to Cottage Grove

1990 was a pivotal year in my life and it was time for a change. I left my native Florida in a painted-up Ford van a la Ken Kesey, which I had rigged out to live in. Having had the “On the Road” e...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Local journalism matters because our communities matter

As the number of community newspapers shrinks across the U.S., the ripple effect can be felt throughout the industry. The disappearance of local, small town papers puts more and more communities in...

 

City Council election 2018

Perhaps I am conceited, but it sure is a compliment when people come up to me and encourage me to submit my name as a write-in candidate for mayor. I truly, for the first time in my life, wish I were...

 
 By Dave Stram    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Thank you for the privilege of serving as mayor

It’s Fall in Creswell. Though warm temperatures haven’t completely left us, we all know what’s coming: Leaves turning color and dropping to the ground, shorter days, Halloween just a few weeks a...

 

Let's bring STAR Voting to Lane County!

Frustrated by politics? Remember, democracy has always been a work in progress. Oregon has long been a pioneer in that progress, from the initiative and referendum a century ago to the mail-in ballots and “motor voter” registration of today. Now...

 

A Long Strange Trip

Editor’s Note: This “ It Happened in Oregon” article was published in the Oct. 5, 2017 edition of The Chronicle. We rerun this column as we mourn the loss of Curt and pay homage to the legacy...

 
 By Scott Olson    Opinion    October 4, 2018

A long, strange trip comes to an end

I was deeply saddened when I received the obituary of Curt Deatherage in my email box Friday night. For years Curt had generously shared his writing and photography with the readers of The Creswell...

 

Meet Kevin Prociw, city council candidate

Greetings Creswell (and those who love Creswell), My name is Kevin Prociw, and I'm a candidate for city council in the upcoming November election. The Chronicle has graciously provided me the...

 

It's obvious that the democrats created a scam against Judge Kavanaugh

To the Editor, There was a king who went around without any clothes. Everyone commented how well he was dressed. Finally a little child saw him and said, “Look mommy, that man is naked.” So, the truth finally came out that the king had no...

 

City hall, from the inside, part two

I hear people wonder what we do all day here at City Hall. So, I thought that from time to time it might be worthwhile to give you a snapshot of what is keeping us so busy. Last week, I wrote about...

 

City hall, from the inside, part one

I hear people wonder what we do all day here at City Hall. So, I thought that from time to time it might be worthwhile to give you a snapshot of what is keeping us so busy. Jennifer is the nice lady...

 

Herbert is a fine candidate

Dear Editor, House District 11 voters have a fine candidate in Mark Herbert. Herbert has management experience, and he wants to control spending and tax increases for Oregon voters in the Oregon Legislature. Herbert has lived in our local area for...

 

An inspirational Labor Day message

You never know when an interesting human interest story will fall right into your lap. This past Labor Day, I was working on getting ready for this week's edition of The Chronicle when the phone...

 

When the road rises to meet you, give thanks for how far you've come

I’m admittedly a visceral fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal. When I decided to make the move from Pennsylvania to Oregon in April 2016, I hardly had a plan. I awoke from a fever dream with...

 

Consider this 'safe route to school' option

Dear Editor, In a knee jerk reaction to your Aug. 30, 2018 article regarding “safer” routes to school. May I suggest borrowing a superb idea many airports have adopted. If you have ever had go to the Eugene Airport to pick up an arriving family...

 

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