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FOURTH OF JULY 2020 July 4
Creswell residents make July Fourth a homemade celebration
This year's Fourth of July in Creswell is like no other — celebrating patriotism in a pandemic. Coronavirus restrictions have limited gathering sizes and halted traditional events, but have not hindered the city's spirit.
Cottage Grove July 4
Rose gardens & raptors
Owen Rose Garden at 300 N. Jefferson in Eugene brings back many fond memories of walks I used to take with family and friends. The footbridge there crosses from the Valley River parking lot, over the Willamette River and then connects to a bike path, eventually leading to the rose garden.
Holiday July 4
An extended celebration to last a lifetime of anniversaries
he following is an excerpt from my mother’s autobiography, “A Tennessee-Floridian’s Life Story,’ a year-by-year recounting of her first 40 years in Tennessee, followed by her next 40 years in Cocoa Beach, Fla. When Ken Hartman met my mother, Jean, he had recently got home from WWII and, in his typical fashion, was in love and wanted to get married right away.
News • Cottage Grove July 4
Just ‘beeing’ friendly
My yard has gone wild ... with best of intentions
Opinion • Chinese Astrology July 3
Aries-Rabbits well matched with warriors
A female reader born under the sun sign Aries during the lunar Year of the Rabbit asked me what sign would match well with her sign. An Aries-Rabbit is very strong, independent, and a good leader.
Health July 3
Nutritionally Speaking: A ‘Terroir Manifesto‘
Do you know where your food comes from? Have you met any of the farmers who work tirelessly in the heat so that you will have veggies and fruit on your table? Met any of the folks who baked the bread for the sandwich or toast you may be enjoying as you read this?
FreeMISSING PERSON July 3
Teen missing from Drain
Deputies are seeking information as to the whereabouts of a missing 15-year-old from Drain.
Community July 3
PACKING ONE HECK OF A ‘TAIL’
Cottage Grove running legend shares background, unique experiences
FreeChronicle1909 Exlcusive July 2
No LTD bus service July Fourth
There will be no Lane Transit District (LTD) bus or RideSource paratransit service in observance of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4.
FreeCRESWELL July 2
Letter: Masks required; Farmlands employees ask for patience, kindness
We are all living through an unprecedented crisis. We are all scared, frustrated, uncertain, tired, and there is no end in sight. Despite all those things you have continued to show compassion, kindness, and patience to our team members and for that we are deeply grateful.
Pets July 2
Sound sensitivity makes the Fourth hard on pups, others
It’s the Fourth of July! It’s the time of year we celebrate our country and show our patriotism … but it’s the time of year our dogs think the world is ending.
FreeCOMMENTARY July 2
We still need your support
We are offering separate subscriptions for the weekly newspaper and our 24/7 digital site.
Community July 2
Highway project starts at Stony Point
Drivers will need to plan for a little extra time these days. The Lane County Territorial Highway Project has finally begun in earnest and is in its first phase.
Community July 2
Wide, open spaces
Local band avoiding inside venues
FreeNews • Springfield July 2
Springfield CDAC submits COVID-19 fund recommendations
The Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) met June 24 to discuss the allocation of $327,639 from the federal relief fund to help prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19.
Education July 2
Education Station Notebook
The Oregon Department of Education released a a plan on June 26 to move Oregon toward the goal of giving Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) students a “right to a safe, supportive and inclusive education free from violence, harassment and discrimination.
Community July 2
Wortman dominates state amateur with dad caddying
Bryce Wortman, a Creswell resident and son of the head golf pro at Emerald Valley Golf Resort, dominated the final rounds of the 111th Oregon State Amateur on Saturday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club to win the men’s title. His father, Laine, caddied for him during the event.
Community July 2
Creswell adapts special education services
The switch to distance learning this past academic year hadn’t been easy for anyone involved, and special education was in a uniquely challenging situation. During a school board meeting in April, Superintendent Mike Johnson had mentioned that districts across the U.S. had been working on dialing in their services.
FreeOutdoors • Angler's Log July 2
Coronavirus still making us all stop and pause
Traveling to distant recreation sites to fish or camp is a problem we will have to deal with for the foreseeable future.
Education July 2
Farm fresh ... online
Cheechov, others seeking buyers
Community July 2
Creswell Chamber reopens award nominations
The annual Creswell Chamber Awards Banquet was canceled, but celebrating scholarship winners and community leaders remains on the agenda.
News July 1
Front-porch 4th
This Fourth of July weekend having to be spent in a pandemic may have canceled the traditional celebratory events in South Lane County, though alternative activities that both encourage the celebration of holiday and adhere to social distancing requirements have been scheduled.
SLCF&R July 1
Wooten ‘sorry’ for posts, residents torn on outcome
South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten was reinstated June 18 after being placed on paid administrative leave while the board investigated posts on his personal Facebook page, which was not publicly available.
News • Springfield July 1
Proposed indoor track falls after heated debate
A heated debate preceded a 4-4 vote at the Springfield Economic Development Agency meeting on June 29 – a result that effectively killed efforts to purchase a North Glenwood property for a proposed indoor track and field venue.
FreeObituaries July 1
Death Notices
FreeAnnouncements July 1
Milestones
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Obituaries July 1
Clella ‘Jeri’ Tompkins
April 29, 1924 - June 21, 2020
FreeObituaries July 1
Patricia Mellott
Sept. 5, 1936 - May 6, 2020
FreeObituaries July 1
William ‘Will’ Lee Neil
Aug. 13, 1966 - June 19, 2020
FreeObituaries July 1
Glenn E. Randall
Dec. 10, 1926 - June 18, 2020

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