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 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Lest we forget

Seventy-four years ago this month, World War II ended in Europe. The conflict continued with Japan for another three months. We persons who had fought in this conflict and the ones who supported the...

 

Thank you from Creswell VFW

Dear Editor, The Creswell VFW Post would like to thank the following stores for their support for VFW Buddy Poppies and the recent Loyalty Day celebration: Creswell Bi-Mart, Cascade Home Center, and...

 

Memorial Day reminds us of our highest ideals – and the price we pay for them

Every year, I'm struck by the powerful - and often, opposing - emotions that Memorial Day stirs. We celebrate our freedoms, and yet, we mourn the cost that they required. We look ahead to a bright fut...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 16, 2019

It's pretty simple; cast a vote for decency

I’m not sure any decision is a “no-brainer,” although many come close. Hot fudge sundae with nuts? Uh, yeah. Thin fries over steak fries, everytime. And, yes, of course I’ll take mayo on my...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    May 16, 2019

May is National Historic Preservation Month - Questions surrounding Old Schoolhouse history

Cal Lewis's article, "The Old Creswell school gives up some secrets," in last week's Chronicle gave some intriguing information about the construction of the building. As the Creswell Heritage...

 

Letter to the Editor: Lane County Courthouse inadequate

Dear Editor, From the perspective of a law enforcement officer, I want to offer a few reasons why our current courthouse is inadequate and why we need to replace it now. Our deputy sheriffs are charged with serving the circuit courts and providing...

 

Whyat Ocumpaugh for Creswell School Board position No. 1

A school board, as I read in the Oregon State Constitution, is responsible for and obligated to provide a budget and curriculum for our local schools. The State does require subjects, but how subjects are taught and how material is presented is a...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 2, 2019

May is National Historical Preservation - Treasuring our past in Creswell

Editor’s note: On behalf of National Historical Preservation Month, Each week this month, The Chronicle will publish articles relating to historical preservation on the editorial page. This week, Ch...

 
 By Mike Fizgerald    Opinion    May 2, 2019

The glories of small, western towns

Brilliant gold streaks slash through the crimson clouds and azure sky. Super-bright twinkling stars retreat into the night as another day dawns in Pinedale, Wyoming. It is a spectacular view every...

 
 By Tyler Rhyne    Opinion    April 25, 2019

On losing someone to suicide

Dear Editor, There are hidden sides to losing someone. Most feel sadness, a sense of loss, and some happiness. Yet all these feelings are mixed up when you lose some due to suicide. Last summer I lost...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Reflecting on 'Breaking the Silence' series

I want to commend the subjects of the Breaking the Silence series for their bravery in coming forward about their experiences with suicide. I sit in awe of their courage and candidness in telling...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    April 25, 2019

'Fifty first names only …'

I’d heard his name spoken reverently since the first days we arrived in southern Lane County. Particularly whenever someone was talking about community service. “Have you met The Cowboy yet?...

 

Driving home the point on poor roads

About 20 years ago I read an article in the newspaper about a U.S. Supreme Court hearing concerning the liability of government officials who were responsible for maintaining of public properties, roa...

 

Offbeat loggers column got me thinking

Dear Editor, Finn J.D John’s column on old-time loggers and millworkers in the April 18 edition of The Creswell Chronicle sent my mind spinning with memories of early Northwest Scandinavian...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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