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Pazzo: A place to get together

CRESWELL - Good food is a staple for all walks of life. It triggers memories, entices happiness, and perhaps most importantly for Pazzo owner and executive chef Scott Pisani, it connects people...

City approves new gas station, new look for busy intersection

CRESWELL - One of the busiest and high-profile corners in town will be getting a makeover that will change the look of Oregon Avenue for generations. So long Joe's Diner and the old Dairy Queen...

Emerald Valley Salon: Same digs, new name, owner

CRESWELL - Patricia Cook first walked into Platinum Hair Salon six years ago to get a manicure and walked out with a styling chair and a job. Now, the whole business is in her name. The former...

District removes 'Skippyjon' books

CRESWELL – Creswell School District officials have removed the controversial "Skippyjon Jones" children's books from school libraries following a letter on the topic from Creswell resident Joelle...

Make your voice heard at Town Hall

COTTAGE GROVE - Finally, I am getting to enjoy some proper Oregon weather. Although I am not native, I have been here long enough that if the winter weather is too dry and warm, I get nervous. People...

Cottage Grove Chamber: Glitz, glamour and goodwill

COTTAGE GROVE – On an evening with the glitz and flare of "A Red Carpet Event," it was the humble, down-home acceptance speeches from the honorees that stole the show during the Cottage Grove Area...

Marching for Martin Luther King Jr.

SPRINGFIELD - In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, tied in a...

Built by the McKenzie River

SPRINGFIELD - When it comes to local rivers, Springfield Museum Curator Maddie McGraw said people tend to first think of the Willamette, though the McKenzie River has a long and meandering history...

Library kicks off winter author celebration

SPRINGFIELD - Vikings have gained a reputation in present-day views of history for pillaging villages in England, but Oregon author William "Bill" Sullivan suggests that the Vikings were more...

Three cheers for the Ducks women's basketball team

LORANE – Life right now is rather mundane following the business of the holidays. For Jim and I, the days are filled with doctor appointments, yoga classes, and trips to town to run errands ...

William Ferrell "Bill" Bryant - March 26, 1931 - Jan. 14, 2020

William Ferrell "Bill" Bryant, 88, of Creswell, Oregon, passed away on Jan. 14, 2020. He was born on March 26, 1931 in Visalia, Calif., to parents Roy H. and Martha (Duncan) Bryant. Bill graduated... Full story

Serena Norine Sytsma-Ragsdale - March 2, 1961 – Jan. 3, 2020

Serena Norine Sytsma-Ragsdale, 58, of Creswell, Ore. died at home on Jan. 3, 2020. She was born March 2, 1961 to Leo F. Sytsma and Betty Lou Dinger in Springfield, Ore. Serena is survived by her... Full story

William 'Bill' Birch - Oct. 24, 1935 – Jan. 7, 2020

William “Bill” Birch, 84, of Creswell, Ore., passed away on Jan. 7, 2020. Bill was born in Bradford, Pa., on Oct. 24, 1935 to Wilda and Harvey Birch. He moved to Creswell in 1952 with his parents and siblings and graduated from Creswell High... Full story

Betty J. Schnell - Oct. 24, 1932 – Jan. 9, 2020

Betty J. Schnell, 87, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, passed away on Jan. 9, 2020. She was born on Oct. 24, 1932 in Eugene, Ore. to parents Claude and Mamie (Wilson) McMillen. Betty received an associate's... Full story

Death Notices - Jan. 23. 2020

BONINE — Donald Ray Bonine, 71, of Pleasant Hill died Jan. 17, 2020. Arrangements by Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. GALINDO — Stephen Galindo, 46, of Roseburg, Formerly of Springfield died Jan. 17, 2020. Arrangements by Springfield... Full story

Earl Reavis - June 12, 1944 - Jan. 3, 2020

Earl Clinton Reavis, 75, of Springfield, Ore., passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in his home. Earl was born on June 12th, 1944 to Ethel D. Harp and James Clinton Reavis in Alpena, Arkansas and moved... Full story

William 'Bill' Birch - Oct. 24, 1935 – Jan. 7, 2020

Bryan Paul Linse of Cottage Grove, Ore., passed away Jan. 14, 2020 at the age of 44. Bryan was born May 27, 1975 in Watsonville, Calif., to parents Robert Paul Linse and Sandra Kaye (Barth) Linse.... Full story

Sheriff dishes up compelling fare at luncheon

CRESWELL – Let's get a few things straight, right from the top. He's not Andy Griffith, Lane County isn't Mayberry, and this sure as heck ain't the 1950s. No, our sheriff faces real-world bad guys...

Rotarians, Boy Scouts share common values

Editor’s note: This is an edited version of the presentation Don Williams made at the Jan. 16 Cottage Grove Rotary luncheon. Thank you, Madam President. And thanks to the program chair for inviting Joe (Raade) and me to make our presentation on...

Letter to the Editor: Parents must get involved to help students

Dear Editor, In response to Jan 9 Campanella column: the biggest mistake parents make concerning their children’s education is believing they are rational about their children. If parents wish to advance the education of their children, read or...

Happy Chinese New Year!

Bulldog Central

CHS: THE WEEK AHEAD

Two extraordinary competitors going head-to-head in 400-meter hurdles

Track and field does not often lend itself to sustained dominance. The ability to deliver peak performance is challenged by any combination of physical realities, luck and fate. There are always...

SPOTLIGHT: THE HURDLES - Only for the brave at heart

"You need to be fast to be a great hurdler, and you need to be a good tactician to get over the hurdles as quickly as possible." – Sydney McLaughlin, American hurdler As I've said before, most fans...

Cottage Grove High School Results/Schedules

RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Friday, Jan. 17 CGHS hosted Siuslaw and narrowly lost, 56-54. Tuesday, Jan. 21 CGHS traveled to Marshfield after this issue went to press. GIRLS BASKETBALL Friday, Jan. 17...

AROUND THE LEAGUE

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Harrisburg girls basketball went from 4th to 3rd in the new OSAA coaches poll this week. Harrisburg was unranked in the preseason poll, and has now reached its highest position in...

AROUND THE STATE

WRESTLING: Class 3A Rainier finished 8th as a team at state in 2019; it's returning three wrestlers who placed at state, five who qualified for state and overall have six wrestlers ranked in the Top...

SPRINGFIELD / THURSTON SPORTS

Results BOYS' BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 14 SHS won at North Bend 47-34. THS lost a close one when they hosted Willamette, 53-50. Friday, Jan. 17 SHS hosted Churchill and lost 65-37. Tuesday, Jan. 21...

PLEASANT HILL SCHEDULES/RESULTS

RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 14 PHHS hosted Harrisburg and took home their first league win of the season, 51-38. Friday, Jan. 17 PHHS lost at Santiam Christian 54-37. Wednesday, Jan. 22...

Nutritionally Speaking: Try comfort food with a keto twist

Part of my work as a health coach is helping people find healthier food choices when they come to me asking for this guidance. They want to be healthier and manage their weight, often not knowing...

Jobe Woosley & Co. keep rolling

COTTAGE GROVE - In so many different ways, the Jobe Woosley & Co. band is a good mix. First and foremost, they blend well together. Their music flows through each other, creating the kind of...

Music Listings

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 Whole Milk (Surf jazz duo), PublicHouse, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 24 Jack McCain Band (Indie, alt-rock, blues), Mohawk Tavern, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Richie G & MA Beat...

NOTEBOOK

So, who’s up for a festival? If you’re a local musician, or a musician-in-training, the 18th annual Florence Winter Music Festival might be worth the 90-minute trip just for the free workshops being offered. Of course, seeing Livingston Taylor...

Happy to Help: SERVICE GROUPS

COAST FORK KIWANIS EVENTS & INFO • Scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 5, at El Tapatio in Cottage Grove. • Contact info: Don Gould at (541) 942-5920 and Donald Ehrich at (541) 895-4309. COTTAGE GROVE...

Key resources- Get involved

• Dial 211 toll free; text your zip code to 898211; or email [email protected] Helps people identify, navigate and connect with the local resources. • Cottage Grove Community Sharing...

'Martha Circle' lends half-century of support for Korean orphan

CRESWELL — For more than 50 years, the Martha Circle – a small group of women from Creswell Presbyterian Church – helped make life more comfortable for a Korean girl under the care of Holt...

New Monthly Feature: Happy to Help

A note from our editor The Chronicle today debuts a new monthly page that spotlights the volunteers, nonprofit agencies and others committed to helping make our lives better each day. While we...

Chamber of Commerce

CRESWELL CHAMBER SATURDAY, JAN. 25 • Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 298 W Oregon Ave. COTTAGE GROVE CHAMBER TUESDAY, FEB. 11 • Chamber Ambassadors meet second Tuesday each month at 5:30. Ruth...

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