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Reminiscing

It seems that, this time of year, I tend to recall things from years ago, I guess because so many things happened in late spring and early summer during my teens, upwards to my 40s. Of course, lots...

 
 By Erica Barr    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Chronicle welcomes new intern

Living in Creswell for only a few months, I am already experiencing the beauty of what a small town has to offer. Creswell is a tight-knit community, the kind of community where your neighbor borrows...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - Beautiful ranch, fast cars

After all the years we have lived here, we never had visited the Dorris Ranch. It is so easy to get there. The ranch is just south of Springfield, right alongside the river, and there is so much to...

 

Letter to the Editor - Happy to have been elected

Dear Editor, I would like to thank those who elected me to the Creswell Water Control District Board. I chose to become a candidate because I believe it is time for the district to assume a more active role in the community. While our primary focus...

 
 By Keith Roach MD    Opinion    June 6, 2019

To Your Good Health - Meningioma is tumor of brain's lining

DEAR DR. ROACH: In January 2014, I was diagnosed with a benign neoplasm of my cerebral meninges (meningioma). I am a healthy 64-year-old Caucasian woman. I do not take any medications. The finding was...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    June 6, 2019

2019 Reader Survey Results - You spoke, we listened.

“Enjoy articles about where people are now; feature articles about local success stories.” We launched a reader survey a little more than a month ago, and the feedback was specific and clear. We...

 

Creswell Heritage Foundation members thank first 100 supporters

Creswell Heritage Foundation has completed the first phase of restoring the Old Schoolhouse....the replacement of the foundation and porch. We wish to acknowledge and thank all those who have helped in this effort in the two and a half years since...

 

Reminiscing

A former enlisted man, a friend of mine, was present when I gave a presentation at an organization to which I belong. This talk was about some of the experiences I had while flying combat in fighter...

 

Letter to the Editor - Local talent outstanding at recent fundraiser

Dear Editor, On May 18, I attended a concert sponsored by the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel featuring Cascade Chorus. The talent and humor was outstanding. Truly a “not to be missed” event. The community spirit that supports this...

 

Letter to the Editor - Cascade Chorus put on quite the show for carousel supporters

Dear Editor, We wish to thank all the fine citizens of south Lane County who came out Sunday afternoon to support the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel project and enjoy a beautiful musical production by the Cascade Chorus. Some time ago, the...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 23, 2019

'Fifty first names only …'

Finally met a few folks in May who somehow had avoided me the first two months. Barbara and Rev. Norm visited the newsroom while dropping off a letter for publication. Their presence immediately...

 

Historic preservation gives a town a sense of community, history

By Annette Bowers Gapp Creswell was my hometown growing up. In my heart, it is still my hometown. I come back quite often to visit family. My mom saves The Creswell Chronicle for me (at my request), s...

 
 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...

 

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