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Veterans Day 2018

Editor's note: Printed here is the speech written and read by VFW Dept. of Oregon State Commander Rick Higgins at the Veterans Day Memorial Celebration in Creswell last weekend. It is my great honor...

 

A simple 'thank you' is a common courtesy

There are a terrific number of charities, all beseeching for donations. Donations are sought in various manners and it is up to us to decide what needy organization we wish to contribute to. So often...

 

Proudly, we salute Larry Weaver

Dear Editor, Larry Weaver served his country in two ways: As a Peace Corp volunteer in Colombia, South America and as a Marine Corp Reserve officer in the 1960s and ’70s. Those times, like these, were tumultuous. The important thing was to bring...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - Commemorating veterans for their service

In the mid-1930s in my hometown of Bartlesville, Okla., I remember when I was about 12 or 13 years old that we always celebrated Armistices Day, which was to commemorate "The War to End All Wars." The...

 

Guest Viewpoint - Growing Up in the Digital Age

From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to Millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today’s digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and demanding ways. The Washington Post conf...

 

Letter to the Editor - Make November Pro-GMO Month

Dear Editor, I was disappointed to see the column from Yaakov Levine (October: Non-GMO month!) demonizing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The piece was filled with misinformation, and readers should have a chance to hear the truth about GMOs....

 

Use your constitutional right by voting

I believe that the election next week is going to be one of the most important midterm elections we will have. There are so many conflicting views and opinions. Who do you want governing you? Whose...

 

Time to utilize your right to vote

We received our voting ballot for the November election, and I noticed that there are only two persons running for the Creswell city council; however, there are three vacancies. I hope there are some...

 

FOOD PANTRY UPDATE: Food Pantry grateful for community support

The volunteer staff at the Creswell Food Pantry would like to thank the entire Creswell community for the incredible outpouring of support these past two months. It all started with a Creswell Food Pantry Facebook post, announcing that our shelves...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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