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 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    January 17, 2019 

MEDIA ALLOWED. ACCESS DENIED. INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES. Part 5 - Ethics Commission dismisses Creswell School Board case

In April 2018, this reporter filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OEC) alleging that I was unjustly booted from an executive session at a Creswell School Board (CSB) meeting...

 

Resolutions

I'm just like thousands of others - I make New Year's resolutions. This year's one is simple and easy to comply with. No use revealing it. Barbara tells me that having a drink before dinner and...

 

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....

 

Focus on shopping locally; supporting established, new businesses

Recently there was a Facebook post on the Creswell Community Connections page asking, "What store or business does this town need to add? (Looking for suggestions.)" There were over 200 comments in...

 
 By Don Ehrich    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and Creswell to merge and form new Coast Fork Kiwanis Club

Two local Kiwanis Clubs have recently agreed to combine their resources and merge into a single area club to increase service to youth in the Southern Willamette Valley. In the upcoming months, the Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and the Kiwanis Club...

 

Thank you to everyone who is dedicated to working during the holidays

The holidays are over, and now we can all think about our joys and sorrows of the past year. I find it much better to remember the good things, although I must admit, one thing we knew would happen...

 

PFFT, WHO SAYS PRINT IS DEAD?

In 2018, The Creswell Chronicle published 132 MORE PAGES than we printed in 2017, and 348 MORE PAGES than we printed in 2016. That means 480 pages have been added to The Chronicle since 2016, and...

 

In 2018, The Chronicle:

▲ Launched a new website in January 2018, making it much easier for readers to get the local scoop virtually. ▲ Expanded its monthly special sections including the Local Eats, Health and Home & Garden sections. ▲ Expanded Emerald Valley...

 

REMEMBERING CURT: Sept. 25, 1952 – Sept. 27, 2018

Editor's note: This was the first column submitted by the late Curt Deatherage in January 2018. Enjoy. The population of Oregon was burgeoning at the turn of the 20th century – nearly doubling...

 

Looking ahead, looking back - Chronicle Columnist

As you read this you are probably in that strange zone of crumpled Christmas wrappings and thinking about a new year in front of you. With both Christmas and New Year’s falling on the first of the...

 

Why 2018 was a big year for small business - Guest Viewpoint

December is the time of year we reflect on the highs and lows of the past 12 months. When it comes to small business, 2018 was definitely a high. In fact, I believe it was one of the best years for our region’s entrepreneurs and job creators. When...

 

Why I honor the American flag

Editor's Note: Conner Costa, eighth grader at Lincoln Middle School in Cottage Grove, recently won the local VFW Patriot's Pen contest, after writing this winning essay on why he honors the American...

 

Why my vote matters

Editor's Note: Hannah Edwards, 12th grader at Creswell High School, recently won both the Creswell VFW local Voice of Democracy contest, and took home another at Districts. Edwards will be going to...

 

College isn't for everyone, lots of trade jobs to be had

What is the employment situation for the high school graduates today? There are many grads that don't have the desire to go to school after 12 years of studying. They aren't interested, financially...

 

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas: Lutefisk is in the air!

Editor’s Note: This column was originally published in the Dec. 20, 2012 edition of The Creswell Chronicle. Christmas is a coupleweeks away and my salivary glands are already beginning to flow at...

 

10 gift ideas for the gardeners in your life

Whether a gift giver who enjoys splurging or staying within a budget for the gift-giving season, Oregon State University Extension Service has everyone covered. Extension Service experts stepped up...

 
 By Dave Stram    Opinion    December 6, 2018

Mayor's Message - On council culture

Editor’s Note: This is a speech presented by Mayor Dave Stram to Creswell City Council on Nov. 26. I want to talk with you tonight about the subject of council culture. As my service as mayor winds...

 

Passion for wildlife shouldn't override progress, survival of human race

I am amazed at times when I read about freedom of animals. Contention is that all animal life should be free and not encumbered in any manner shape or form. I can understand some of the reasons even...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you, sir

I am fortunate to have retired Colonel Richard Heyman as a neighbor here in Creswell. I consider an iron-jawed icon of the American fighter pilots of yesteryear. Today he is enjoying his well-earned retirement with his beautiful English bride. During...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - A tribute to my lifelong friend

This past week I received word that a friend passed away. This friend, Jack Leisure, became my friend in 1935 when we were both 11-years-old. Our friendship lasted all these years from belonging to th...

 

Happy birthday, Opal

Opal Whiteley looms large in Cottage Grove - namely about 18 feet tall - smiling down from the newly restored mural in the Opal Whiteley Park on Main Street. She is one of the area's most interesting...

 

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