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Remembering one of the Grove's best: John 'Pat' Patterson

COTTAGE GROVE – The new year in Cottage Grove got off to sad start. On Jan. 2, we lost one of the most dynamic and community service-minded of our citizens, John Reuben "Pat" Patterson. Encircled...

'Vision, Guts, Gravitas'

SPRINGFIELD - As Mayor Christine Lundberg reflected on the City's strides during Monday's Springfield State of the City Address, her eyes remain fixed on the future. "We will move into the future...

Homegrown: Sheriff's Office launches young cadet program

With a “grow your own” mentality, Lane County Sheriff’s Office last week launched a new mentorship program for 18- to 21-years-olds to cultivate passionate deputies from the roots up. “That’s the philosophy — to grow our own from the...

Springfield wants to keep Preschool Promise Program

SPRINGFIELD - January has been a busy month for the Springfield School District. Along with doing the legwork to apply for the Student Success Act funding, the district is also working to keep major...

Plumbing company buys more property

CRESWELL - It was an active City Council meeting this past week as a local business bought more land on Oregon Avenue, two volunteers signed on to committees, the judge penned an abatement warrant,...

Eyster says he's running for mayor

SPRINGFIELD - Mike Eyster is running for Springfield mayor this year, he announced on Tuesday. "I'm running for mayor because I care deeply about Springfield," he said. "As a champion for our city...

Holocaust hits home for teen doubter in 'Anne Frank and Me'

CRESWELL - The first drama production of the school year was an ambitious undertaking in theme and execution, but students proved up to the task in presenting their thought-provoking play "Anne...

This time, we're prepared for snow

Well, we've made it into the new year without any major weather inconveniences, but most of us are still preparing ourselves for the possibility of another snow/ice storm that caused us to be without...

Donald Lamar Elveback - Aug. 13, 1929 – Dec. 30, 2019

Donald Lamar Elvebak of Cottage Grove, Oregon, passed away Dec. 30, 2019 of natural causes at the age of 90. He was born on a farm in Winnebago County, Iowa on Aug. 13, 1929 to Leonard and Edith... Full story

Christina Moore -June 6, 1946 – Jan. 6, 2020

Christina Moore, 73, of Westfir, Oregon, passed away on Jan. 6, 2020. She was born on June 6, 1946 in San Pedro, California, to parents Walter Vernon and Agnes Walker (Bane) Steimer. Tina was a... Full story

Dorothy Seymour - Aug. 31, 1930 – Jan. 2, 2020

Dorothy Seymour, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, and formerly of San Jose, Calif., passed away Jan. 2, 2020 at the age of 89. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 31, 1930 to parents Roy Albert and... Full story

John Reuben Patterson - April 20, 1928 –Jan. 2, 2020

John Reuben Patterson, known to his friends and family as Pat, died on Jan. 2, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old. Pat was born on April 20, 1928 in Glendale, Calif. to J.W.... Full story

Larry Allen Saunders - Oct. 21, 1947 – Dec. 12, 2019

Larry Allen Saunders, beloved husband and father, was surrounded by family when he passed away at home on Dec. 12, 2019. Born Oct. 21, 1947 in San Diego, California, to Mark Theodore and Bernetta... Full story

Appreciation from The Chronicle

Whatever or whomever you're grateful for, this is the space to say THANKS for all deeds big and small. Email your THANK YOU notes, full name and contact information to Erin at [email protected]

Wear red underwear for Chinese New Year

Chinese tradition suggests it is lucky to wear red underwear two weeks before and after the lunar new year. Jan. 25 marks the Chinese Year of the Rat. Tradition advises us to be kind and say only...

We are Creswell, we can do better

CRESWELL – I am a Creswell community member as well as an educator and a young white woman. Months ago, a child I work with told me about a favorite book series of theirs to get from the Creslane...

Frieze frame

CRESWELL - Tyler Frieze goes up for a layup during the third quarter of the Bulldogs' league victory over Pleasant Hill. CHS: WEEK IN REVIEW BOYS BASKETBALL Results: Creswell hosted Chemawa after...

THE 400-METER SPRINTS: 'I see the ball and I hit the ball'

Watching the 400-meter race, I always imagine where I would be when the winner crosses the finish line. At my fastest (years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth), I would have been lucky to get to...

Pleasant Hill Schedules/Results

RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 7 PHHS lost at Sutherlin 39-29. Friday, Jan. 10 The Billies lost their league opener at Creswell 61-41. Tuesday, Jan. 14 PHHS hosted Harrisburg after this issue went to press. Check OSAA.org for updated scores....

Springfield/Thurston Sports

Results Jan. 7 - Jan. 15 BOYS’ BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 7 • SHS lost at THS, 46-32. Friday, Jan. 10 • SHS lost at home to No. 4 Crater, 72-40. • THS won their fifth game in a row in a home game against Eagle Point, 68-46. Tuesday, Jan. 14...

Nutritionally Speaking: Read all about it: 'Herbal medicine' releases third edition

Whenever possible I am excited to share with you my favorite resources that empower us to help ourselves as we work towards better health. These days, DIY (Do It Yourself) is trending, and learning...

Overview: Don't overlook these spots in late January

The series of Pacific storms that began to sweep across our state and county late in December have continued and last week was exceptionally wet. So here in the middle of January, angling conditions...

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