Cut tree strikes, kills Creswell man

CRESWELL – Don't expect a resolution anytime soon in the case involving Mike Coop, a 59-year-old Creswell man who was killed by a falling tree as he passed by a logging site on Hamm Road Sept. 3....

'Humans, not property'

SPRINGFIELD - Citizens filled the seats and lined the walls in the Springfield City Council Chambers for the Sept. 3 council meeting. More than 30 people spoke on the possible rezoning of 13.6 acres...

OPEN FOR JUSTICE

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Justice Center will be hosting an Open House from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to meet police...

Aqua Lions ride again

COTTAGE GROVE – As the Cottage Grove community waits breathlessly for the Oct. 1 reopening of the newly refurbished Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center, located at 1440 S. 8th St. in Cottage Grove,...

Mariachi music, traditional dances, food, piñatas at City Hall Sept. 13

SPRINGFIELD – Celebración de la Herencia Hispana & El Grito, the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and El Grito, is being held at Springfield City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

Longs celebrate 70 years wed

FALL CREEK – Cliff and Mary Lou Long of Fall Creek will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18. They were married on Sept. 18, 1949 in Delake, Oregon. They have one son, Cliff and his...

Oregon's 1940s hipsters:

COTTAGE GROVE — What started as a small Civilian Public Service (CPS) camp in 1945’s Waldport, Oregon, emerged into what became the Beat Movement of the early 1960s. These conscientious objectors...

City to abate Whistle Stop

CRESWELL – The Whistle Stop building at 213 S. Mill St. -- a charred, abandoned structure since a 2017 fire -- finally will be cleaned up thanks to a city council vote Monday night. With the vote...

Setting the pace, setting an example

CRESWELL - Dairy farming never stops, according to Bobbi (Harrold) Frost of Harrold's Dairy on Dale Kuni Road. "You can't ask the cows to take a break," she said. Frost, 30, is the fourth generation...

Making safety fun

Casey Earl Scarlett

Casey Earl Scarlett, 39, of Creswell, Oregon, died Sept.1, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the VFW Hall in Creswell, 111 S. 10th St. Come eat and share...

Michael Duane Coop

Michael Duane Coop, 59, of Creswell, Oregon, passed away on Sept. 3, 2019. He was born on June 18, 1960 in Eugene, Oregon to parents Duane L. and Dorothy Jean (Odom) Coop. Mike graduated from...

Nancy Seales O'Hearn

Nancy Gene Seales O'Hearn passed away at SouthTowne Rehabilitation Care Center in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 1, 2019. She was born on March 13, 1943, in Eugene, to Welmer and Roseine Dockter Seales. At...

Remembering lifelong Loranian, Nancy O'Hearn

LORANE – Last week, I lost a very special friend. How do I begin to tell you about Nancy O'Hearn? Nancy's family in Lorane goes back five generations, when her great-grandparents settled in the...

Arleta Martin

Arleta Martin, 94, of Creswell, Oregon, passed away Sept. 5, 2019. A lifelong resident, Arleta was born in Creswell to parents Ray and Lela (Harrington) Syphers on Jan. 28, 1925 and was a Creswell...

Community steps up to help Rogers family; City leaders have chance to do the same

Main Street east of US 99 has little of the charm of the brick Historic District. Most structures are business-related and are more modern and utilitarian in nature. The one oasis along that stretch...

Country salesman provided a little entertainment

When you live in a small town like ours, sometimes you get a bit thirsty for entertainment. I mean, we’ve all heard most of Windy Wilson’s stories, and the radio and the TV stations are in a much...

Creswell Soccer

The Cape Kiwanda dory fleet of Pacific City

If you get up early enough in the summertime in Pacific City, you might get to watch the Cape Kiwanda dory fleet launching for a day of fishing - launching right off the beach, into the teeth of the...

25 years ago...

Local bike enthusiast Nicole Brown competed in her first race, riding her custom built BMX at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. She finished in second place, competing as the only female in the competition....

Weather depressing warm-water fishing

A popular saying among Oregonians is, "If you don't like the weather (or do like it, for that matter), just wait a minute and it will change." That is pretty much what happened last week as a series...

'ExplOregon: The Backstories'

Oregonians love to travel, and we – Rick and Kathy Dancer – are hooked on traveling to the less-likely tourist spots on the backroads of rural Oregon. I worked in television news in Eugene for...

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