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Young entrepreneur opens salon

CRESWELL – Shannon Whitehead is seeing her vision come to life. At 25, the Creswell entrepreneur opened up her own salon in October in the former Burlap and Lace shop on Oregon Avenue. Whitehead... Full story

Playwright brings first full show to stage

SPRINGFIELD – For Aaron Michael Smart, 23, of Springfield, writing is a compulsion. That compulsion has propelled him into the premiere of his first full-length play, on Nov. 14 at Lane Community...

'Pitching a ringer' - Longtime resident, vet is a man of milestones

CRESWELL – At 97, veteran and longtime resident Lowell Davis is still going strong. He doesn't have to take any prescribed medication and it only cost him $20 last year for health-related...

KNND radio moves buildings, adding FM

COTTAGE GROVE – Listeners can soon catch KNND 1400 AM on both radio waves. The country, rock and talk station, will soon be adding an FM station, said Cameron Reiten, owner of KNND. As part of AM...

Library mystery fundraiser delivers 'killer' good time

Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harrold and library assistants Hanna Shumate-Knopp (left) and Michelle Thielke study the chalk outline of the body of the "murder victim" whose untimely demise was the focus...

Developer on a mission to improve Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – When talking about his success as one of downtown Springfield's most prolific developers, David Loveall said that "the most crucial element to doing anything" is to have "skin in the...

A tribute to the fallen - Bikers ride to Arlington, honoring Gold Star families along the way

SPRINGFIELD – They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. They may have died in action during a war overseas, in a training accident or even by their own hand while on active... Full story

Singing the praises of joining the choir

I stepped out of my comfort zone this last week. I’ve always loved music and whenever possible, I sing along with it ... Jim and I are seasoned “car radio singers.” We know every word to the...

Bird walk will be something worth squawking about

COTTAGE GROVE – If you are not familiar with the feathered members of our community, this Saturday would be a good chance to make their acquaintance. The Coast Fork Birders will be led on their...

Veterans Day - Creswell

Tribute - Memories of Jon

Last week I received some shocking news that Jon Moore, a friend and fellow golfer, passed away after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 5. I had gotten to know Jon, who was a barber and hairdresser at Platinum Hair in Creswell, the past six months...

Scott Wayne Miller Dec. 9, 1980 - Nov. 3, 2019

Scott Wayne Miller died suddenly on Nov. 3, 2019. He was born on Dec. 9, 1980 in Springfield, Oregon to Kim and Janice (Bobbi) Miller. He started most of his life back and forth between Utah and... Full story

Kenneth Victor Erickson 1927 - 2019

Kenneth Victor Erickson, 92, a WWII veteran, barber and LTD bus driver, joined his wife, Bonnie, in Heaven on Sept. 19, 2019. He was born in Gresham, Oregon, to Harold and Alma (Yokum) Erickson. He... Full story

Michael Lee Eldredge -Dec. 19, 1959 - Sept. 13, 2019

Michael Lee Eldredge, 59, of Eugene, Oregon, lost his battle with an aggressive form of cancer on Sept. 13, 2019. Mike was born in Eugene on Dec. 19, 1959. He received a geology degree from the... Full story

John Willard Thorn Jr. - March 5, 1938 - Nov. 7, 2019

John Willard Thorn Jr., 81, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, passed away on Nov. 7, 2019. John was born March 5, 1938 in Cottage Grove, to parents John W. and Vera (Prior) Thorn. After high school, John... Full story

Robert "Bobby" LeRoy

GODING – Robert “Bobby” LeRoy Goding, born Jan. 19, 1950 in Del Norte, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 23, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at VFW Hall Post No. 3965, located at 5344 Main St.,... Full story

Thanks to Ron Hanson, a difference-maker

Ron Hanson has made a difference in the lives of those in our community. Ron grew up in Montana and graduated from Colorado State. Ron and Sharon moved to Creswell in 1967. They were teachers and Ron decided he was interested in constriction so he...

Thanks for great 'Groundwaters' program feedback

What a wonderful event we had last Sunday at the Applegate Regional Theater. The “Groundwaters LIVE!” program was well-attended and much enjoyed, according to the feedback I have been receiving this week. Thanks to all of you who joined us as...

All-Star kids in The Chronicle

Dear Editor, I just wanted to write something in recognition of Kai Apo, Dallton Dewey, Tyler Frieze and Payden Criddle. Time has flown by. I worked with all four of them at the middle school. They were great mentors to the Life Skills kids in the...

School District Input

Mike Johnson, the Creswell School District’s superintendent, has convened a large group of educators, community leaders, students, parents and an eclectic mix of residents to help flesh out a practical vision for the area’s education future....

Downtown Open House

There is plenty of activity on Oregon Avenue these days, from the recent improvements to the sidewalk around the railroad tracks to a new utility pole (above) being installed to numerous new restaurants – opening and/or reopening soon. The City...

Moehlmann, team make strides at State

EUGENE – Junior Brandon Moehlmann placed 17th with a time of 17:19.80 to finish among the top 20 runners during the 3A Cross Country State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Lane Community...

Lady Dawgs can't slow Eagles' perfect roll

'It was our goal for the season to get to the state championship game, and it was a bummer not winning, but I was really proud of us for coming that far, and we had a lot of fun together.' Breanna...

2019 State Volleyball - State, league reward Dapron's 'killer' instincts

CRESWELL - Netting First Team All-Tournament at the OSAA 3A Volleyball State Championships capped a "killer" junior season for the Lady Bulldogs' go-to outside hitter, Breanna Dapron – who was also...

Nutritionally Speaking - Healthy tailgating a winning choice

The leaves are falling, swirling in the wind; the morning air has a chill, thoughts of eggnog and cranberries creep into our thoughts... and we are in fall sports season. Tailgate parties or home...

Jazz bands prep for competition

CRESWELL – Jazz Band 1 had an opportunity to perform and receive feedback from clinicians when they represented Creswell High School at the annual District Jazz Festival, held Nov. 8 at Willamette...

McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival

SPRINGFIELD-Last weekend, an estimated 3,000 people attended the seventh annual McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival at the Bob Keefer Center in Springfield. Over 150 varieties of cider and beer...

Revel in showmanship - Hannah Cooper at BVB Friday

CRESWELL – Hannah Cooper was in her early 20s and taking a break from her music career when she decided to take a cross-country trip. On her bicycle. "I had always wanted to do something like that," said Cooper, who will play at the Blue Valley...

Music Listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 • Jesse Boden Band (Roots-rock, blues, Americana) The Brewstation, 7:30 p.m., no cover • Hannah Cooper Blue Valley Bistro, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 16 • Anna Fine, Olivia Rose, Aida, The Chorduroys, Plushie, Do Mi Stauber, Hannah...

Veterans Day - Cottage Grove

From left is son Michael, daughter Beverly, and Raymond Bourque at the Cottage Grove Veterans Day Ceremony Monday. Michael is holding a picture of himself, while Beverly is holding a picture of her...

Build something together - Gingerbread workshop a way to connect, invent this holiday

COTTAGE GROVE – The Cottage Events Venue is offering several opportunities for families to have creative holiday fun this season by decorating a handmade, pre-built gingerbread structure together....

Keys for growing successful houseplants

Gardeners hear it often enough: right plant, right place. It's a fundamental rule of gardening, said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service, and one that...

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