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Wooten: New station would be district hub

CRESWELL - South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten this week updated Creswell City Council on current safety concerns and future ideals for a proposed new fire station. Station 203 is... Full story

Springfield wants its own slice of TrackTown -Indoor track proposed on Glenwood riverfront

SPRINGFIELD - By 2021, a new structure could grace the vacant land along Glenwood's riverfront. An indoor track facility has recently been proposed to fulfill that space, which would complement the...

Creswell VFW to celebrate diamond anniversary

CRESWELL - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4039 will be celebrating 75 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families on March 16. The Diamond Anniversary Award Citation is...

City Council weighs property annexation request

SPRINGFIELD - During the Feb. 19 Springfield City Council meeting, the council heard two ordinance first readings regarding a property annexation for a health hazard abatement issue and amending code...

CHS jazz band members recognized at Jazz Festival

CRESWELL - Three Creswell High School Jazz Band 1 students were recognized for outstanding musicianship during the Oregon Jazz Festival, held Jan. 24-25 at Lane Community College in Eugene. Brandon...

Making a joyful noise ...Choir helped Creswell 'Pack the House'

CRESWELL - The community responded with gusto to a call to "Pack the House," filling the high school gym Feb. 19 for girls and boys basketball games, fete players on Senior Night, and to celebrate...

City crafts award-winning budget fourth year in row

CRESWELL - For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Creswell this week received the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. There are over 1,600...

Pro tips: Teacher has students on 'real' path

CRESWELL – Stan Mercer is sure of a few things, and one of them is this: Students don't get jobs anymore just using hand tools. The Maker's Class teacher said that to prepare students properly for...

Celebrating opening of new clinic

SPRINGFIELD - G Street Integrated Health, a nonprofit health clinic at 1435 G St., opened its doors to Springfield in October 2019, and made it official with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 20. The...

City, Chamber discuss dollars

CRESWELL - The City of Creswell is on the sidelines when it comes to tourism, and as the Chamber tourism contract comes up for renewal, council is reconsidering its involvement. City council this...

Marvin Dean Rhodes - April 21, 1954 - Feb. 14, 2020

Friday, Feb. 14, we lost a gentle, and genuinely kind man, Marvin Dean Rhodes. He was 65. He was a community servant in Medford, from 1974-92. Marvin was born April 21, 1954, in Eugene, to Cecil and... Full story

Calvin 'Cal' C. Taylor - March 1, 1925 - Feb. 16, 2020

The Creswell community has lost a good man. Calvin "Cal" C. Taylor, 94, passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 16, 2020. Born March 1, 1925, in Coburg, the family moved to Creswell when he was... Full story

Robert Alan Southwick - Feb. 21, 2020

Robert Alan Southwick, 48, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Myrtle Creek, passed away Feb. 21, 2020. Robert was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon to parents Gary L. and Darrellyn (Steele) Southwick. He... Full story

John Malcom Simmons - Nov. 15, 1937 - Feb. 20, 2020

John Malcom Simmons, 82, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Feb. 20, 2020. John was born on Nov. 15, 1937, in Eugene to parents John Milton Simmons and Ruth Marie (Mansell) Simmons. He graduated from... Full story

Linda Joel Nicolay - Oct. 17, 1958 - Feb. 18, 2020

Linda Joel Nicolay, 61, of Cottage Grove, passed on Feb. 18, 2020, from cancer. She was born on Oct. 17, 1958, in Jamestown, N.D., to parents Norbert and Darlene (Nitschke) Schlenker. Linda married... Full story

Death Notice - Christal Lee Nelson

NELSON — Christal Lee, 72, of Drain, Ore., passed away on Feb. 11, 2020. A Memorial Service was held on Feb. 22. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove,... Full story

'Commercial Kitchen' coming to fruition

Creswell (CFFC) wishes to thank the following donors and partners in fundraising for making our commercial kitchen project possible: Donors and Sponsors CreswellFirst! Community Foundation Pacific...

Tough times? 'Let's keep going'

Even now, it’s difficult to think about it long enough to properly write on it. The wounds are still soft and sore, the scars are too fresh. And I’m confronted each day with so many events that require a forward-focused mindset, I’m grateful...

Disney sought to create utopian land

Walt Disney was born under the sign Sagittarius-Ox. He created Disneyland, "The happiest place on Earth." I've always admired Walt Disney for the vision and entrepreneurial spirit that motivated him...

Thanks for help with water main

Late afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, an eight-inch water main at the intersection at East Taylor Avenue and Hillside Drive in Cottage Grove was damaged during a utility boring. The break released...

Old Schoolhouse update

• We held board and officer elections in January. The current board makeup is: Verlean McCoy, President; Don Ehrich, Vice President; Mary Ann Howard, Secretary; Patty Birch, Treasurer; and member Cheri Spaulding. • We received grants of $2,500...

SPOTLIGHT: LONG DISTANCE RUNNING - Pre was great, and definitely cool

"A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding." "Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." – Steve...

RALLYING POINTS - Sutherlin at Creswell

The Bulldogs, who lost only one conference game this season, head into their first-round playoff game coming off a rousing victory over Santiam Christian in their regular-season finale. Fans came...

A night to remember

Bulldogs boys, from left: Dawson Sharkey, Kai Apo, Tyler Frieze, Ruben Moreno, Austin Gabriel, Payden Criddle, Dallton Dewey and Gauge...

A "C" OF RED

Fans are encouraged to wear RED to the boys basketball game Saturday at the Creswell High School gym vs. Sutherlin. The game starts at 7...

Springfield/Thurston Sports: Results and Schedules

Results: Feb. 18 - Feb. 26 BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, Feb. 18 • SHS hosted and beat North Bend 46-32. • THS hosted North Eugene in a close loss for the Colts 58-56. Friday, Feb. 21 • SHS lost at Churchill 88-44. Tuesday, Feb. 25 • SHS hosted...

CHS: WEEK IN REVIEW

RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Wednesday, Feb. 19 CHS 69, Santiam Christian 54 The skinny: With eight of their 12 players being seniors, the Bulldogs came out with what some might call pre-game jitters,...

THE WEEK AHEAD

BOYS BASKETBALL Saturday, Feb. 29 Sutherlin at Creswell, 7 p.m. Why2Watch: After losing to Sutherlin earlier this year in its first loss of the year by only three points, Creswell is ready for a...

PLEASANT HILL HS Results/Schedule

RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Wednesday, Feb. 19 PHHS hosted and beat La Pine 55-38. GIRLS BASKETBALL Wednesday, Feb. 19 PHHS won its ninth game in a row hosting La Pine 39-25. SCHEDULES BOYS BASKETBALL...

Nutritionally Speaking: Mushrooms provide many positive health benefits

Are you looking for ways to support your immune system, blood sugar balance, brain health, liver health, respiratory health and hormonal balance, and boost your energy level? Well, the "fungus among...

'Spiders' spin memorable show with original music, easy groove

COTTAGE GROVE - Urban legend has it that people can swallow up to 10 spiders annually in their sleep. The musical group Ten Spiders is happy to announce that you can put those surgical masks away;...

MUSIC LISTINGS

THURSDAY, FEB. 27 • Umphrey's McGee (jam band) McDonald Theater, 6 p.m. • Lyle Lovett (singer-songwriter) Shedd Institute, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, FEB. 28 • Tatiamo (Americana, folk, country)...

Time to pick your plugs, hone your technique

At the top of this week's report is the better-than-average success steelhead anglers have been having in nearly every coastal river up and down the state. Not "red hot," but anglers putting in the...

Community Kitchen reaches milestones

It isn't "pretty" yet, but construction and installation of Creswell Food Pantry/Community Food for Creswell (CFFC)'s new 900-square-foot commercial kitchen at the Cobalt Activity Center is well...

Happy to Help - Service Groups

COAST FORK KIWANIS EVENTS & INFO • Meeting scheduled March 4 at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Cottage Grove, with Al Bennett presiding in Don Ehrich's absence. Karen Rainsong,...

Happy to Help - A monthly spotlight on volunteer and nonprofit efforts

CRESWEL – Did you know that Creslane Elementary School has about 35 adult volunteers working in every K-3 classroom to help children learn to read? We are in our seventh year of operation. This...

DONOR DRIVE RESULTS

• Amy Saling and Jana Waterman helped organize a three-way donation drive for red blood cells, platelets and plasma. KMTR/KVAL helped sponsor the event Wednesday, Feb. 13, at McKenzie Willamette...

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

CRESWELL TUESDAY, MARCH 10 • Monthly luncheon Food available at 11:45 a.m. and meeting begins at noon. COTTAGE GROVE THURSDAY, FEB. 28 • Penny Poker Night with a Magnolia Gardens resident. Contact activities director Lesa Eller at (541)942-0054...

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