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Population concerns

Letter to the Editor: I was pleased to see a guest column on human population increase and the adverse effect on the environment. I was displeased to find the column a thinly veiled antiimmigration piece. The adverse effects of human population...

 

Letter to the Editor -Blachnik always on the move helping feed our community

One of the most important charities in our community is the Creswell Food Pantry. Susan Blachnik is the manager and one of the busiest people I have ever seen. She was so busy that I couldn’t get a proper interview when I visited last week. I am...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor of The Creswell Chronicle, in response to Richard Heyman’s June 20, 2019 installment of his column, “Through the Eyes of the Colonel”: While honored to be a City of Creswell Councilor, I speak here as a private citizen. As soon...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

'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...

 

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 &...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Tamara's party a lovely tribute

Dear Editor, WOW, what a nice party Mr. Bennett had in honoring his late wife, Tamara Blum, on Jan. 12. Everyone there seemed real engaged and happy, and the pictures of Tamara on the windows were great. She was quite the sports woman, too. The...

 

Beautiful vigil for Erma

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Creswell community for the candlelight vigil held for Erma Burnell last Saturday night, Jan. 12, 2019. Her life was taken and I will never foget how thoughtful everone in Creswell was. Thank you so very much....

 

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