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Opinion July 31
Editorial: Springfield golf event was a ball
I’m not a good golfer. In fact, I’m not even a good golf-cart driver. This is notable only because playing golf has been a significant part of my career. I oversaw golf coverage for The Dallas Morning News, including the “Texas Two-Step” of the Byron Nelson Classic and The Colonial. I played those courses on “media day” each year. As publisher of The Chronicle, business-related golf events are critical parts of relationship-building.
Cottage Grove July 31
Center sought ‘best possible outcome’
This will be the third and final installment of the story of the unique woman – and family-centered birthing practice that developed in Cottage Grove. Who could say what the magic was that brought the people together who guided it just when conditions were right to allow it to grow, bloom, and send seeds out into other communities. But it was a special time and sent ripples out from this small town.
Business • Springfield July 31
A decade of hair design: Live long and prosper? That’s what Mothership is about
Alaina Rush, 38, and Emily Campbell, 40, will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Mothership Salon this August 9. Campbell, the salon’s newest co-owner, bought into half of the salon in June. Rush, the original owner of The Mothership Salon located at 322 Main St. in Springfield, said she has always known she wanted to be a hairstylist. She finished the required schooling while still in high school, and has been a stylist for 24 years.
Outdoors • Angler's Log July 31
‘Dog days of summer’ drive fish to the depths
It took awhile this year but the hot weather has finally arrived. All this week we had temperatures in the ninety degrees range, ushering in those “dog days of summer“ and the hottest weather of the year. The heat, baking the ground and warming the water in most lakes and ponds. Sending trout, kokanee and the other cold water fish to the depths. Seeking a cooler and better oxygenated summer habitat and where they will mostly stay, deep in the depths, until colder weather again returns in the fall.
Community July 30
FILLING A NEED, FIGHTING HUNGER: Creswell Food Pantry receives money, partners to serve families, lift spirits
Last Friday might have started out with a gloomy, overcast morning, but volunteers from the Creswell Food Pantry and FOOD for Lane County served free lunch to the Creswell community outside of Creslane Elementary School. But the enthusiasm was palpable.
Community July 30
A storied heirloom that remains timeless
My mother and father were raised on ranches in Montana; mom in Graycliff near the Yellowstone River, and my dad on a horse-and-cattle ranch near Roundup, Montana. Mom was born and raised in Montana and my father was born in 1910 in Lawrence, Washington. Under the 1909 Homestead Act, my grandfather homesteaded a section of land near Flatwillow, Montana, about 16 miles from Roundup. The section was adjacent to an old stage road that ran across the edge of the homestead property and near Antelope Springs. This was the source of water for the animals. They had a well for domestic purposes.
Opinion • Chinese Astrology July 30
Power and service drive a Scorpio-Pig
I was speaking to a 24-year old Chronical reader this week who was born under the sun sign Scorpio during the lunar Year of the Pig. She told me it has been difficult to know what sort of career she should pursue. She began college and dropped out due to work conflicts and financial constraints, and before she returned to college, she hopes to find clarity on a career path. I told her I would offer her an astrological profile in this column, and then I shared advice that I received from my high school phycology teacher, which I believe is good advice for all signs. He said, “The happiest, most well-adjusted people in the world are those who do what they love to do more than anything else and get paid for it.”
Community • Our Stories July 30
Happy 92nd birthday, Jack Connolly
I want to wish one of The Chronicle’s loyal readers, Jack Connolly, a very happy 92nd birthday. Jack is the father of my wife, Nancy, her two sisters, Deb and Joan, and a man whose life has taken him around the world and into the lives of many. He is lively of mind, fit of body, and he likes ice cream and coffee.
News • Springfield July 30
DA addresses virus’ effects, use-of-force investigations
District Attorney Patty Perlow spoke at Springfield City Club on how the courts have been impacted by COVID-19 and then fielded questions ranging from use-of-force investigations to prosecuting rioters. Perlow is the first woman DA in Lane County and was appointed in 2015. She was re-elected in May to what she said would be her last four-year term.
Education July 30
Education Station Notebook
Over the course of eight weeks, Community Food for Creswell has distributed supplemental food boxes each Friday alongside the FOOD for Lane County Summer Meals Program at Creslane Elementary School.
Education July 30
Tiny houses, big learnings: Lane Arts Council showcases students’ architectural efforts
Students in the winter term Design Arts Apprenticeship were unable to participate in an in-person showcase due to COVID-19; however, their work is now available online at the Lane Arts Council Facebook Page.
Community July 30
Creswell AD ‘cautiously optimistic’
High school athletics directors and coaches are preparing multiple gameplans for fall sports, knowing that they might have to call an audible at any time. The Oregon Schools Activities Association released last week updated policies and guidelines for fall activities, keeping football on the sidelines for now and delaying the start to other sports.
Community July 30
Growth of a golfer: Determined Wortman loosens grip, drives to be the best
CRESWELL – At 8 years old, Bryce Wortman of Creswell won his first golf tournament. At 13, he knew he wanted to be a professional golfer. On June 27, the redshirt college senior, now 22, won the Oregon State Amateur golf title. Although Wortman is considered a consistent athlete, the skill that makes his game successful takes more than natural talent. Competitive by nature, right as Wortman entered high school he said he was obsessed with golf and strived to be better than his fellow student golfers.
Opinion July 29
A simple, little five-letter word
I would like to talk to you about the importance of a simple, little five-letter word that is often overlooked, but is also very important. This word can be used as both a verb as well as a noun. This word has many uses and meanings which depends on the subject and the context. The word that I want to talk about is the word “serve.” Let’s talk about some of the uses, meanings and ways that you can use this word and why it’s such an important simple, little five-letter word.
Education July 29
Parents, teachers leaning toward in-class instruction option
CRESWELL – Parents and teachers who responded to a Creswell School District survey appear to prefer in-person instruction to hybrid or distance-learning options as the community considers back-to-school plans.
Community July 29
Historical showing: City of Creswell gets first dibs on Star Theatre
CRESWELL — The City of Creswell this week got first dibs on the purchase of the old Star Theatre on Oregon Avenue, but with no council consensus met, it won’t be making the transaction anytime soon – if at all. The old theatre building is located at 187 W. Oregon Ave. at the corner of West Oregon Avenue and South 2nd Street. Elinor Ann Bright, 88, resided in the apartment above. She died on June 22 and her daughter asked the City if it would be interested in the property.
News July 29
City pumps the brakes on gas tax
CRESWELL — City council members this week agreed the city should implement a gas tax, and said it might be too late to put the word out before the November election. Council discussed at its work session Monday the possibility of placing a 3-cent gas tax on the Nov. 3 ballot. The tax would enable the city to collect additional revenue for the maintenance of city streets and pay for other street-related projects.
News July 29
CRESWELL PONDERS SOCIAL JUSTICE: Council members pursuing formal statement
City leaders are taking steps to clarify their views on race, white supremacy and social justice after receiving a letter from a community member prompting the city to take a strong public stance. Council on Monday discussed what a resolution that speaks to equity and inclusion would look like in Creswell, and how it might extend beyond a policy.
FreeObituaries July 29
Death Notices
FreeObituaries July 29
Bill W. Walker
July 1941 - Nov.14, 2019
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Derral Dean Mosby
Aug. 29, 1955 - July 1, 2020
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Derek Alan Phillips
Dec. 26, 1972- July 12, 2020
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James Robert ‘Jimmy’ Paschall
March 30, 2000 - June 26, 2020
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Ruby Shipp
July 13, 1931 - June 24, 2020
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Arlene Brenda Taddei
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Roy Wesley Robertson
March 14, 1946 – March 7, 2020
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Grethchen Kitzmiller Plath
Nov. 7, 1938 - July 21, 2020
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Loren ‘Pete’ Palermo
June 27,1937 - July 21,2020
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Ruth Ryker
Dec.10, 1931 - July 16, 2020

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