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FreeCommunity May 15
Visionary ‘village’ builds cottages for vets
“It takes a village,” as the adage goes, to raise a child – and apparently, walls and roofs too. With its Legion Cottages project to provide affordable housing for local low-income and homeless veterans on track for summer completion, Cottage Grove is demonstrating what can be accomplished when government entities, organizations, agencies and programs collaborate to do good.
FreeEducation May 15
Graduation plans balance celebration, safety
Creswell High School students will still have an opportunity to walk across the graduation stage and receive their diploma and awards during a staggered three-day long event. Graduation itself will be a recorded virtual event with all the traditional elements on June 5 at 7 p.m.
FreeEducation May 15
’Pass‘ or ’incomplete‘ – students in K-11 await their grade
Following the guidelines of the Oregon Department of Education, Superintendent Mike Johnson shared on the district website that students enrolled in K-11 will be awarded either pass or incomplete status for the last two quarters of the year.
FreeCOVID-19 May 15
’A message of gratitude‘
With this week marking Hospital and Healthcare Workers week, PeaceHealth celebrates and commends our courageous healthcare heroes — those who provide direct patient care and support those who do.
FreeCOVID-19 May 14
Chamber cancels Fourth of July Celebration
Pandemic forces 'drastic step'
FreeEducation May 14
Education Station Notebook
The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced that Oregon families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get cash benefits for meals they would have received at school, even if they have been accessing meals from schools during the closure.
FreeCommunity May 14
Turn-of-the-century plates tell new story
Over the winter of 2019, you saw a flurry of activity at the Old School House/Library. Creswell Heritage Foundation had acquired money through grants and generous private donations to replace the foundation and front porch.
FreeCOVID-19 May 14
Chronicle ends donation campaign
Readers and supporters helped keep the paper and website running during financial hardship
FreeEditorial May 14
Letter to the Editor: ‘Catch the wave’
I sometimes feel like with our protective masks on we are all in robotic, safety mentality. I need my friendly town back. I want us all to “catch the wave.”
FreeChinese Astrology May 14
Gemini-Dragon love, and Blake Shelton
For the past few weeks, we have been featuring a series of “perfect love-match profiles” because I receive so many questions asking which signs make the perfect match.
FreeNews • Springfield May 14
Ward 4 & 6 Council Candidates
Chronicle staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with three candidates running for Springfield City Council seats.
FreeNews • Cottage Grove May 14
A welcome, cautious and much-needed Phase I
There are signs that things are cautiously easing in the direction of a more normal life. This glimmer at the end of the tunnel is a ray of hope that we are turning a corner.
FreeCommunity May 14
Bridging History
This article is written for newcomers to the community who are unfamiliar with the history of the covered bridges, and for those of you who may have forgotten the treasure which we are fortunate enough to have, representing the history of Lane County.
FreeNews May 14
City leaders approve new loan program to help small businesses
Money has freed up for small businesses affected by COVID-19 in city limits, thanks to an unfilled position in the City’s planning department.
Classifieds May 14
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News May 14
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
The name of The Cottage Grove Sentinel’s parent company is News Media Corporation. According to multiple public reports, the Illinois-based company has more than 500 employees and $50 million to $100 million in annual revenue. Verlean McCoy is president of the Creswell Heritage Foundation. We misidentified her title. The Chronicle regrets the errors.
FreeCommunity May 13
Yes, we're open for business
An updated list of local businesses open to the public.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories May 13
Stretching wire
I learned to stretch wire from my “second father,” my Uncle Wes, who taught me a lot about tools and land. Wes was a 30-year-career Army Chief Warrant Officer. When he retired in 1965, he began building a new house in front of the old one in which he was born in 1919.
FreeCommunity May 13
Constructing positive thoughts around the house ...
Despite the constrictions put upon daily life, Jim and I are finding ways to celebrate these past couple of weeks.
FreeCommunity May 13
COFFEE, CARS & CHEERS
Car cruise brightens weekend for ‘couped’ up community
News • Springfield May 13
Fixing city streets
Bond measure available for online review
FreeNews • Springfield May 13
School board OKs financing for purchase
During their school board meeting on May 11, the Springfield School Board approved a resolution to authorize financing a property parcel that the board purchased on March 9.
FreeEmerald Valley Almanac May 13
Stalking the Wild Asparagus
FreeNews May 13
Local business owners get ready to reopen
As of Tuesday, city officials and business owners were waiting to hear if Gov. Brown’s reopen plan includes Lane County.
FreeNews May 13
Business is b(l)ooming
Area shoppers fill nurseries, DIY-supply stores
FreeNews May 13
Stamped Out?
Funding requirements have USPS’ future in financial peril
FreeObituaries May 13
Death Notices
FreeObituaries May 13
Bernice Archibald
Nov.19, 1934 - April 30, 2020
FreeObituaries May 13
Janet Martin
Oct. 27, 1953 - May 7, 2020
FreeObituaries May 13
Barbra Ackerman
April 9, 1938 - May 1, 2020
FreeObituaries May 13
Patricia Carr Bowie
June 21, 1923 - April 3, 2020
FreeObituaries May 13
Mike Ray Butler
Feb.1, 1967 - May 5, 2020
FreeObituaries May 13
Frederick Bierlmaier
May 4, 1944 - May 4, 2020

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