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 By Noel Nash    Opinion    July 18, 2019 

Downtown dreamin' on such a lovely day

Florence, Ala., is a lovely little town, part of the “Quad Cities” in the northwest part of the state, minutes to Tennessee above and Mississippi to the west. The other members of the Quad Cities...

 

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...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 11, 2019

None of Your Business

President Donald Trump's itinerary at the G-20 summit in Japan included a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government is accused of using dirty tricks to interfere in the U.S. election to sway things Trump's way. As Trump was...

 

Love of pets leads to happy tales

I had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Kris Willaman, the small animal veterinarian. She and her husband, Wes, own and operate the South Willamette Veterinary Clinic in Creswell. Kris is the small ani...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Healthy debate worth having on Independence Day

I wish to thank Ms. McReynolds for her letter to the editor last week in response to my column about the Creswell City Budget. While I certainly don't agree with her, I don't intend to get into an...

 
 By Quint Studer    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Celebrate community on Independence Day

As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I'm reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as...

 

Thank you notes: New community column kicks off

We see a lot of people breezing through our doors – locals, passersby, residents of the past. In our encounters one common theme emerges: a plethora of gratitude for helping hands. Good gets done...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    June 27, 2019

'Fifty first names only...'

One of the regular faces I see at Blue Valley Bistro is Lauren, mostly when I use the drive-thru window for a cup of morning coffee. My day simply goes better when it starts with a quick chat with her...

 

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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    June 20, 2019

A deep dive into the podcasting pool

At this time, there are more than 700,000 active podcasts, according to 2019 Podcast Insights, which does beg the question: “Why would I – in an oversaturated marketplace – go to a workshop to l...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Old Schoolhouse update: Foundation, porch replacement report

Creswell Heritage Foundation board members and volunteers are currently completing site work at Old Schoolhouse, but the Foundation and Porch Replacement Project is otherwise complete. We want to shar...

 

My money, my choice on charity

I don't mind paying my taxes, as long as they money is used for better government, police protection, government administration, and other necessary things to keep us safe and maintain our democratic...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Boomerang memories

I spent last weekend puttering along at Fisherman's Point in Fall Creek, a spacious campsite made full with friends, crackling firepits and the sound of clinking bottles. When morning crept in, we...

 

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...

 

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