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Community Jan. 22
‘Free Rein’ to shop local
COTTAGE GROVE – Melanie Stuhlmiller wasn’t about to spend her life working 9-to-5s. Despite the familiar pandemic-related challenges, she pushed through to make her small-town women’s boutique, Free Rein on Main, the success it is today.
Chinese Astrology Jan. 22
Sheep-born is curious about his luck in ’21
"Last year at this time, a reader of The Chronicle asked me if 2020, the Year of the Rat, would be a good year for him. He was born under the sun sign Sagittarius during the lunar Year of the Sheep. I was happy to tell him that it would be a good year for his sign. There would be challenges, but they would lead to amazing and wonderful opportunities, beneficial changes in his life and career."
Community Jan. 22
Cycling through the Grove
Cottage Grove has a history of reinventing itself. For a while, gold mining dominated the local economy. After the glimmer of gold faded, the Grove became a timber town with small mills up and down the valley and provided the bulk of the local economy before fading in the 1980s. There were hopes at one time of landing an important railway terminus that would put the town on the map, but that didn’t pan out.
Opinion Jan. 22
Capitol attack adds even more heartbreak
"I am heartbroken. The attack on the United States Capitol building and members of our House of Representatives and Senate was too fresh for me to write about last week. As I watched the horrible attack unfold, besides being heartbroken, I was furious that something like this was happening in our country by our own citizens."
FreeCommunity Jan. 21
Coping tips for dealing with Covid
This week Dear Bernard’s guest columnist and licensed psychologist Jon Davies offers tips on persevering your well-being through the next six months of the pandemic. Have you been feeling frustrated, irritable, anxious, lonely, depressed or even hopeless? Are you worried about your health or that of your kids or other loved ones? Are you worried about money? You are not alone.
Goshen - Breaking News Jan. 21
Equipment stolen in Goshen; police ask for public's help
A burglary occurred around 7 a.m. on Jan. 21 in Goshen. The stolen R and D Propane truck was located off Howe Lane in Creswell shortly thereafter. The crane was missing as well as some property from the truck.
Community Jan. 21
Coastal weather dynamic in the winter
Winters on the Oregon coast can get a little wild – a delight to storm watchers. When Pacific storms sweep in, they often bring strong winds, giant crashing waves and heavy rainfall. But the storms pass, leaving weather that even in the winter is mild.
Community Jan. 21
Creswell man guilty of child sex abuse
CRESWELL – William Hamann, 38, of Creswell on Jan. 19 pled guilty to sexually abusing a child, and federal prosecutors will seek a 13-year prison sentence.
Community Jan. 21
Creswell man guilty of child sex abuse
CRESWELL – William Hamann, 38, of Creswell on Jan. 19 pled guilty sexually abusing a child, and federal prosecutors will seek a 13-year prison sentence.
Community Jan. 21
Cottage Grove mayor delivers State of the City Address
Cottage Grove Mayor Jeff Gowing gives his exclusive State of the City statement to The Chronicle, "...through the rough year I was so proud of the way the citizens of Cottage Grove responded to all of the challenges."
Community Jan. 21
Ex-mayor: A nod to ‘scrappy Springfield'
Leaders share priorities, hopes - former Mayor Christine Lundberg shares her statement exclusively with The Chronicle, "I am proud of Springfield's legacy as a city..."
News Jan. 20
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY: ‘We are truly free when none are oppressed’
SPRINGFIELD – Organizations found a safe way for the community to gather together in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. for the 23rd year by hosting a safe and socially-distanced rally on Jan. 18.
FreeNews Jan. 20
County health officials planning to replicate ‘mass vax’ effort
Coming off the heels of a successful mass vaccination effort over the weekend, local health officials are beginning to feel a little better about the vaccine roll out in Lane County – particularly with the anticipated upcoming dose allotment. It’s a bright spot in dark times, especially since public health officials expected 3,000 doses last week and received only 100.
News Jan. 20
School leaders work toward February return
CRESWELL – Despite the county’s ongoing status in the “extreme risk” category for the coronavirus, the Creswell superintendent said the district is still moving forward with in-person schooling.
News Jan. 20
Athletic officials start practices, waiting on OSAA
High school players and coaches across all sports began practicing again Monday, Jan. 11, adhering to pandemic-specific safety guidelines, dreaming of actual competition once again. Those dreams are hanging by a thread right now.
Obituaries Jan. 20
Harley Edward Lewis Jr.: Dec. 28, 1940 – Jan. 12, 2021
FreeObituaries Jan. 20
James ‘Jim’ Perkins: April 25, 1941 – Jan. 12, 2021
FreeObituaries Jan. 20
Eli Laird: Aug. 27, 1981 – Nov. 15, 2020
FreeObituaries Jan. 20
Stevan Richard Jaffe: May 9, 1948 – Jan. 9, 2021
FreeObituaries Jan. 20
Lonnie Jay Davis: April 30, 1950 – Jan. 16, 2021
FreeObituaries Jan. 20
Chere Johnson: March 26, 1938 – Jan. 4, 2021
FreeObituaries Jan. 20
Tina Mercurio: Feb. 1, 1972 – Dec. 4, 2020
News Jan. 19
Coop’s widow seeking closure: 'I didn't get to say goodbye'
It's been nearly a year and a half since Candy Coop lost her husband to a tragic treefall as he drove down Hamm Rd. Mike Coop, a well-known and beloved husband, friend and neighbor, was suddenly gone. Candy was hoping she’d be feeling a sense of closure by now. Things haven’t worked out that way.

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