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FreeNews Jul. 24
Caravan a short, uneventful ‘parade and protest’
A small caravan of trucks with flags and homemade signs backed up traffic on Oregon Avenue in Creswell on Saturday morning; fewer than 10 people watched the demonstration along downtown sidewalks on a sunny day with blue skies.
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Community Jul. 24
Watchmaker’s Covid lesson: Innovate, chase your passion
SPRINGFIELD – Sometimes inspiration will find you again, even if it takes a few years to return.
Community Jul. 24
Improving its lot: VFW receives money for paving
CRESWELL – A pothole-riddled parking lot at the Creswell VFW Post is one step closer to getting back to tip-top shape, after the post received a $1,000 donation from two Creswell businesses on July 15.
Opinion Jul. 23
Chronicle earns 12 more awards
There are many ways journalists receive feedback on their work, and one is being judged by your industry peers. It’s not so bad, really.
Sports Jul. 23
‘Covid Olympics’ are still must-see TV
Fine words spoken by an aristocratic French educator, historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee, but I suspect few Olympic athletes want anything less than victory.
Community Jul. 23
Honoring U.S. flag always a core tenet for veterans
Gen. George Washington contracted with Betsy Ross to make a flag for the new Continental Army. Each American Regiment carried our new flag into battle; a color sergeant was named to carry that battle flag.
Community Jul. 23
A heroic effort by Bohemia Mining Days organizers
This past weekend the Bohemia Mining Days celebration was held in Cottage Grove. It would have been the 62nd BMD had Covid not forced the festival to take a year off. This is not in-depth coverage of the comeback year for BMD.
Community Jul. 22
Main organizers of parade receive citations from LCSO
CRESWELL – Julie Bivens of Creswell and Chris Tough of Cottage Grove were cited Monday, July 19, by LCSO Sgt. Scott Denham for their roles in organizing and participating in a July 4 parade in Creswell.
Jul. 21
Lane Transit general manager resigns
News Jul. 21
LCC goes full vax status for on-campus learning in Fall
Lane Community College will require vaccinations to return to on-campus learning starting in the Fall, its board unanimously decided at Wednesday night's meeting.
News Jul. 21
Construction costs slow Creswell fire station
COTTAGE GROVE – With the exorbitant price tag dangling off a single sheet of lumber, South Lane Fire District won’t be building its new Creswell fire station anytime soon.
Community Jul. 21
Patrician residents buy park, avoid eviction
SPRINGFIELD – Sayonara, Patrician Park; welcome to Filbert Grove Cooperative, a 55-plus manufactured home park, now a “resident-owned community.”
Opinion Jul. 21
Creswell is right place to learn for summer internship
"Hello, I’m a lifelong Fall Creek resident, will be entering my junior year at Lowell High School this fall and will be interning with The Chronicle this summer..."
News Jul. 21
Driving a message in Springfield: Buttigieg, DeFazio tout rural investment
GLENWOOD – South Lane County is fully charged – just ask Pete Buttigieg, the United States Transportation Secretary.
FreeObituaries Jul. 21
Marilyn J. Pepple: Jan. 9, 1938 – June 4, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 21
Darlene Marie Burback: March 9, 1944 – July 16, 2021
Outdoors Jul. 16
Strategic water release helped salmon; believe it or not – walleye gain ground
Cooler weather was in the forecast as I prepared this week’s report, which is always good for summer fishing.
Opinion Jul. 16
New on the menu: Plenty of patience
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the Fourth of July this past weekend. More importantly, I hope that each of us, regardless of which way we lean on the political spectrum, took the time to really appreciate how blessed we are to live in this wonderful country as we celebrated its birthday.
Community Jul. 16
LTD helps drive home importance of vaccine
Lane Transit District is offering the community a boost with the Vaxpass free bus pass during August for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Community Jul. 16
VFW recognizes Creswell’s Wright
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Oregon held its 100th Convention in June.
Community Jul. 15
Baseball facility attracting more interest
SPRINGFIELD – That dream of having a state-of-the-art baseball facility is finally close to becoming a reality for Bushnell University as it prepares to bring back baseball after a 50-year absence.
FreeCRESWELL Jul. 15
Businesses give back: Creswell VFW thankful for donations
CRESWELL – A pothole-riddled parking lot at the Creswell VFW Post is one step closer to getting back to tip-top shape, after the post received a $1,000 donation from two Creswell businesses on July 15.
Springfield's Patrician residents buy park
After two years dreading the eventual loss of their homes, Patrician Mobile Home Park is now a “resident-owned community.”
Community Jul. 15
Blueberry festival, BMD events get underway this weekend
Festival-goers could find their thrill this weekend by supporting CASA, the nonprofit that is aligned with the 10th annual Adkins Farm Blueberry Festival Blues & Brews on Saturday, July 17.
Community Jul. 14
Give credit where it’s due: Finding small-business loans post-Covid
Coming out of the historic year that was 2020, there are some once unfamiliar words and phrases that have now become commonplace: social distancing, personal protective equipment, Delta variant, mRNA, and more.
FreeOpinion Jul. 14
Ignorance, hatred fuel ‘community’ comments
Geno Auriemma is the 11-time national champion coach of the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team. His players are household names to fans. Sue Bird. Maya Moore. Breanna Stewart.
Community Jul. 14
Skatepark supporters keep grinding in effort to save, enhance city venue
Skateboarding – like the Cottage Grove Skatepark itself – has had a bumpy ride.
News Jul. 14
Parade aftermath still sparks debate: City leaders try to explain roles, dispel misinformation
CRESWELL – It was standing-room only at this week’s first in-person city council meeting since the pandemic, as community members voiced concerns regarding the unauthorized Fourth of July activities in downtown Creswell.
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Jenny LeCompte: July 1, 1978 – June 25, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Linda H. Hill: July 3, 1947 – June 20, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Steven Wynn Coons Oct. 22, 1949 – July 2, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Katie Kowalko: Nov. 25, 1921 – July 1, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Sandra K. Massey: Jan. 16, 1954 – July 6, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Ray J. Coburn: Nov. 8, 1936 – June 28, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Herman Ray Thompson: Dec. 12, 1934 – July 5, 2021
FreeObituaries Jul. 14
Fern Carpenter: Feb. 18, 1921 – June 26, 2021
Springfield Jul. 9
Springfield man arrested for bias crime downtown
FreeNews Jul. 9
Proud Boys won't be in Bohemia Mining Days parade
The extremist group told Bohemia Mining Days organizers it would not make an effort to participate.
Community Jul. 9
Offbeat Oregon History No. 599: Stewart Holbrook preserved the spirit of mid-century Oregon
Ninety-eight years ago, in a logging camp deep in the forests of British Columbia, a logger in a funny hat walked up to a big stump, an ax in his hand.
Community Jul. 8
Holiday car show winner hardly a surprise
CRESWELL – This wasn’t the first car show victory for Bob Ramsey, and chances are it won’t be his last, either.
Community Jul. 8
Stream of consciousness: Rules are rules
When I was 23, I was stopped at 12:07 a.m. and cited for lewd contact in Olympia, Wash.
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