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 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...

 

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...

 

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