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Legendary Creswell native passes at 94

CRESWELL - Some are fortunate to have lived a long, well-intentioned life; the rest of us can only hope for the same. Over the weekend, longtime Creswell resident Calvin "Cal" Taylor, 94, passed...

SLCF&R to pitch modern station

CRESWELL - A new Creswell fire station is the top priority for South Lane County Fire & Rescue, said Chief John Wooten, who is scheduled to present the plan to city council at Monday's work...

Sheriff's Office looking into car break-ins

CRESWELL - A vehicle break-in spree on the west side last week began with a stolen car on North 1st Street and was followed by a flurry of vehicle break-ins. The spree began on Thursday, Feb. 13,...

Life is either a daring adventure ... or nothing

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller Looking back over the...

CULTIVATING AN INTEREST

After four years in the works, Pleasant Hill High School now has a greenhouse lab that students across the district can use to help embrace the community's agricultural background and provide...

Board discusses cybersecurity, tennis coach stipend

CRESWELL - Representatives from the Lane Education Service District (Lane ESD) presented at the Feb. 12 school board meeting to explain two additions to the 2019-21 local service plan. Carol Knobbe,...

Cities open doors to affordable housing

SPRINGFIELD - In the Springfield-Eugene area, affordable housing has been a concern for citizens. Together, the cities of Springfield and Eugene are working toward updating their 2020 Consolidated...

District expanding dual immersion program

SPRINGFIELD - The Dual Immersion Committee presented its program recommendation to the Springfield School Board as the district rolls out an expansion of dual immersion curriculum into middle school....

Pie in sky idea?

When I was a kid and heard of a political party, I naturally assumed it was a party like I was used to attending. You know ... balloons, cake, ice cream and similar fun! It didn’t look so fun as I...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

The Creswell Wellness Center welcomed clients and the community on a sunny morning this past Tuesday, Feb. 18, for its one-year anniversary as Creswell's premier wellness store. Customers gathered...

Bernice Porter - Dec. 27, 1937 - Feb. 12, 2020

Sister Bernice K. Porter, 82, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2020, with loved ones by her side singing her favorite gospel songs. Sister Bernice was born Dec. 27, 1937 in Woodlake, Calif., to... Full story

Judith 'Judy' Lynne Hausman - June 18, 1945 - Feb. 6, 2020

Judith "Judy" Lynne Hausman, 74, of Eugene, Ore., passed away on Feb. 6, 2020. Judy was born on June 18, 1945 to parents Wallace and Ann (Kauppila) Calkins in Worcester, Mass. She graduated from West... Full story

Thomas Miller - Jan. 7, 1947 - Feb. 5, 2020

Thomas O. Miller, 73, of Springfield, Ore., passed away on Feb.5, 2020 of a heart attack. He was born Jan. 17, 1947 to Robert and Lillian (Lloyd) Miller in Green Bay, Wis. Tom worked as a metal fabricator in the RV industry until he retired. He is... Full story

Jesse Hazlett Miller Jr., OD - May 31, 1924 - Feb. 7, 2020

Jesse Hazlett Miller Jr., 95, of Springfield, passed away on Feb. 7, 2020 from pneumonia, after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's. He was born May 31, 1924, in Portland, Ore., to Jesse H. and Ruth... Full story

Margrethe 'Peggy' June (Dawe) Winbigler - Jan. 31, 1928 - Jan. 31, 2020

Margrethe "Peggy" June (Dawe) Winbigler, 92, passed away on Jan. 31, 2020. Peggy was born on Jan. 31, 1928 to Glen Dawe and Gertrude Ness in Sidney, Mont. She met the love of her life, Thomas D.... Full story

Augustina 'Tina' Sweeten - Aug. 28, 1944 – Feb. 3, 2020

Tina Sweeten, 75, of Springfield, Ore., passed away on Feb. 3, 2020 with her family by her side. She was a graduate of Oakridge High School. She loved children, especially babies, so she chose to be an instructional assistant at Guy Lee Elementary... Full story

Death Notices

McCOURT — Harold Bryant McCourt, 82, of Pleasant Hill, Ore., passed away on Jan. 27, 2020. Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield, Ore. CHAPMAN – Richard Dale Chapman, 61, of Dorena, Ore., passed away on Feb. 6,... Full story

Oregon State University flag display offensive

Dear Editor: Oregon State University, a public university located in Corvallis, has refused to remove an offensive flag from its building. The local community has requested this removal as early as November, and has offered an alternative flag for...

Legislators setting positive tone in Salem

I've been distressed to hear from people who believe that the Oregon Legislature does not hear and consider their perspectives. It has been the honor of my life to represent Oregonians in their...

Johannes Kepler theorized lunar astrology

Astrology attracts controversy and is sometimes stigmatized. Some consider astrology ridiculous, taboo, a superstition. Others consider it valuable for offering reliable insight by describing...

A public apology

Dear parents and schoolchildren of Creswell, I want to express my deepest apology for the incident passing the school bus on Holbrook on Feb. 13, 2020 when it was unloading children. There was, and is, no excuse and it has devastated me....

CHS boys look to playoffs

Creswell's boys basketball team starts the postseason at home for the second time in three years, and this time as Mountain Valley League champs. The Dawgs averaged a double-digit margin of victory...

CHS: WEEK IN REVIEW

BOYS BASKETBALL PHHS 66, CHS 64 (OT) CHS XX, HARRISBURG The skinny: The Bulldogs 10-game winning streak ended when the Pleasant Hill Billies held off Creswell's ferocious rally and held on in...

Seniors exit in style

The Bulldogs boys and girls ended their regular seasons Wednesday in front of a packed house at Creswell HS. Coach Jesse Thomas and his team have a week off before the playoffs. Coach Tyler...

Pleasant Hill HS Results

BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, Feb. 11 In an away game, Pleasant Hill delivered Creswell their first league loss of the regular season, in overtime, 66-64. Friday, Feb. 14 PHHS hosted and lost to...

Run, jump and throw – like a girl

A few years ago on a warm spring day, I took a friend's son who had shown an interest in running to the legendary Hayward Field. I thought, why not give him a taste of Hayward, the track and the...

COTTAGE GROVE HS RESULTS/SCHEDULES

RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, Feb. 11 CGHS lost its fifth game in a row in a home game against Elmira, 64-41. Friday, Feb. 14 The Lions lost a close game at Junction City, 66-63. Tuesday, Feb. 18...

AROUND THE STATE

• CHEER – South Albany won its fifth consecutive cheerleading state championship on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Portland. ... After missing out on first place in the 6A division last year by 0.4 points, Newberg returned this year to stand at the top...

Springfield and Thurston Sports

Results: Feb. 11 – Feb. 19 BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, Feb. 11 • SHS hosted THS in a close victory for the Millers, 54-52. Friday, Feb. 14 • SHS lost at Crater 85-42. • THS lost at Eagle Point 57-51. Tuesday, Feb. 18 • SHS traveled to North...

AROUND THE LEAGUE

CHEER – Santiam Christian won its 13th state title at the OSAA Cheerleading State Championships on Saturday, Feb. 15. Santiam won 10 of their titles consecutively from 1995 to 2004 and have started...

Oh baby! Gramps still sly, and a grandson is nigh

COTTAGE GROVE – For those who didn't know him before, Baby Gramps sure won over some hearts with his Valentine's show Saturday night, Feb. 15 at the Axe & Fiddle. While he didn't perform the...

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