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News Jun. 23
City, Chamber, Hobby Field all in; TJ’s owner nixes rally
CRESWELL – The spirit of July 4 returns to Creswell next weekend as both the Chamber and City ramp up to provide family-friendly events, including airplane rides, the traditional fireworks display and citywide contests.
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Community Jun. 23
Comedy builds to crescendo at The Grove’s Village Green
COTTAGE GROVE -- James Blame isn’t joking when he says comedy saved his life.
News Jun. 23
Wise Woman Herbals seeking zoning OK to build facility
CRESWELL – Wise Woman Herbals, an all-natural herbal and botanical supplements company, is looking to expand its footprint in Creswell. In fact, one might say the proposed growth is Bigfoot-sized.
FreeObituaries Jun. 23
Elizabeth Marie Miller: July 15, 1921 – May 4, 2021
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Kyle James McCall: April 18, 1995 – May 29, 2021
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Brandale Oliver Lee: July 25, 1988 – June 6, 2021
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Jane Margaret Hill: Dec. 13, 1949 – June 11, 2021
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William ‘Bill’ Edward Holestine: July 14, 1950 – June 8, 2021
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Franklin ‘Frank’ Murray Long: Feb. 26, 1932 – June 10, 2021
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Larry Lee Lansbery: Oct. 1, 1937 – June 12, 2021
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Edward Lee Guiley: Sept. 22, 1943 – June 5, 2021
Jun. 22
Extreme drought declared in Lane County
Community Jun. 20
A big idea: Cottage Grove replica town
As readers know, my columns contain nostalgia and history. And hopefully, things that might suggest a happy family outing.
Community Jun. 20
Selecting rod and reel a critical part of success: Here’s how
I was in a local big box sporting goods retailer earlier this spring. I met a friend to help him select a couple of bass fishing rods and matching reels.
Sports Jun. 19
Trials bringing just the right energy to charge Hayward
A close friend of mine likes to say that, “Life is a zero-sum game,” meaning things tend to balance out. Such was certainly true May 29, when news came to track and field aficionados that fans could attend the upcoming Olympic Trials in Eugene.
Community Jun. 19
How people can respond to COVID disparities: Mindfulness
A recent survey conducted by the Eugene City Council investigated the impact of the pandemic on our community’s mental health.
Opinion Jun. 18
Ex-teacher building on solid foundation
Meet Tim Olguin, educator, affordable housing advocate, homebuilder, and entrepreneur.
Music Jun. 18
JaSkaMon, band fuse different styles during Brewstation appearance
COTTAGE GROVE -- The flyers at the Brewstation proclaimed that none of the five major vaccine manufacturers are as effective as JaSkaMon – especially when dealing with rare tropical disorders such as Raskanitis.
Graduation 2021 Jun. 18
Cavinee completes long march toward U.S. Military Academy
Imagine taking a fitness test to get into college. And needing a nomination from a congressman or senator just so a school will even look at the application at all. And, having to begin this process the moment high school begins.
Graduation 2021 Jun. 18
Flexibility is key for a Cottage Grove teen graduating in the Class of 2021 from Willamette Connections Academy, a tuition-free, online public school for K-12 students.
EVENT CANCELLED: TJ's owner didn’t approve plans
CRESWELL – The Fourth of July Celebration that has been promoted for Sunday, July 4, at TJ’s Restaurant and Lounge appears to be over after the restaurant’s current owner told The Chronicle on Thursday afternoon that “there will be no organized event of any kind in the TJ’s parking lot, and the police are going to enforce that.”
Community Jun. 17
Crow, Lorane granges ramping up activities
Saturday, June 19, between noon and 9 p.m., the Applegate Regional Theater (ART, Inc.) campus will be the venue for boxing matches put on by the West Eugene Boxing Academy and visiting clubs from out of the area.
Opinion Jun. 17
Newton leading dynamic team at critical time
A year has finally passed since the initial shutdown of our economy, school system, and government offices.
Graduation 2021 Jun. 17
Handman receives $1,000 scholarship
CRESWELL – Six graduating seniors across Oregon – including Seth Handman of Creswell High School – won scholarship money through a special program partnership between OnPoint Community Credit Union and the Oregon School Activities Association.
Graduation 2021 Jun. 17
Two years in the making, a resilient class stands tall
This is the story of two school years, two schools, and two very special graduating classes paired with one very lucky day to celebrate our graduates in the small, close-knit town of Cottage Grove.
Sports Jun. 17
Buzzer-beaters don’t pay off for CHS boys
PLEASANT HILL – The Creswell boys hit some dramatic buzzer-beating shots as they returned to the basketball court after taking a forced two-week hiatus.
Community Jun. 17
CSD offers summer employment opportunities
CRESWELL – The school district is encouraging high school students ages 16 and older to apply for summer employment opportunities through the district.
News Jun. 16
City approves fee increases across utilities
CRESWELL – Residents can expect rate increases for public safety, water, sewer, and trash beginning July 1. All increases were approved by the city council at Monday’s meeting. There was no public comment.
News Jun. 16
Ems baseball may take swing at Glenwood
GLENWOOD – Development interest keeps building in Glenwood as a minor league baseball team flirts with the idea of a riverfront stadium, and the city’s economic development leaders approve a process for developing their own riverside property.
News Jun. 16
Drink up: Council OKs booze on 4th
CRESWELL – A celebratory “shot and a beer” could have a different meaning this July 4 holiday.
News Jun. 16
Creswell librarians have books, programs ready
Libraries aren’t supposed to be too quiet. But in the age of Covid … “We were not a quiet library. It’s disturbingly quiet now,” said Nick Caum, Youth and Community Services Librarian at the Creswell Library.
FreeObituaries Jun. 16
Frank Long: Cottage Theatre fixture, Kiwanis leader
COTTAGE GROVE – The final curtain has fallen on one of Cottage Grove’s finest citizens and his name is no doubt in lights on Heaven’s marquee announcing his appearance there. Frank Long passed away Thursday, June 10, after a long, active life of service to local theater, Cottage Grove High School, and the community at large.
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David Wilbur Sharkey: Oct. 27, 1927 – June 3, 2021
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Kassandra ‘Kassi’ Lee Kale Sanders: March 26, 1988 – June 1, 2021
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Ernest ‘Jean’ Giraud: Jr. Oct. 17, 1948 – June 9, 2021
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Dorothy Watts: May 29, 1923 – May 27, 2021
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April Marie Scott: April 27, 1969 – May 30, 2021
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Barbara L. Smith: June 28, 1949 – June 1, 2021
Community Jun. 13
The guitar (repair) man
COTTAGE GROVE – Gregg Biller has been in the guitar-repair business for 39 years, so he knew his move from Eugene to Cottage Grove five years ago would be costly – but also something he needed to do.
Community Jun. 13
BMD on the horizon: Cart races, feuds & fun
COTTAGE GROVE – Faced with all of the difficulties of trying to plan and organize a traditional community-wide event that draws thousands of people over an entire week, the leaders of Bohemia Mining Days turned to a tried-and-true tactic: They revived a feud.
Community Jun. 12
Cottage Grove ‘Book Club’ develops students, teachers
Deb Henderson has had a long career in the South Lane School District, 35 years and still going.
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