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Chinese Astrology Mar. 13
Pisces-Pig wondering about career in 2021
I received a question from a reader who asked how 2021 looks for his career. He was born under the sun sign Pisces during the lunar Year of the Pig. Pig-born individuals can do well in their careers this year. It has been a rough few years for Pig-born individuals, but the Year of the Ox (2021) should offer opportunities for the Pig-born to follow their passion and be significantly recognized for their hard work of the past.
News Mar. 13
Springfield PD high-speed pursuit races through Creswell
A speed-chase through downtown Creswell on Saturday was a Springfield Police pursuit, said LCSO Sgt. Scott Denham said on Tuesday. “The on-duty Creswell Deputy and a couple other responding LCSO units were in the area prepared to assist,” he said.
Community Mar. 13
County’s new schedule means flooding remains
With the sunshine of the past week and temperatures tickling the 60-degree mark, I have begun to feel a special awareness that spring is just around the corner. A certain energy and revitalization is slowly creeping into this 78-year-old body that has sought the languid warmth and coziness of home all winter. I actually cleared off my large, covered front porch yesterday in preparation for the power-washing that will precede this spring’s new coat of paint that the whole house is scheduled to get.
FreeCommunity Mar. 13
Exhibit explores women’s suffrage
The Oregon Historical Society commemorates the bravery of activists and many others in an original exhibition, “Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment.”
Education Mar. 12
SCHOOLS IN BRIEF: Willamalane, Springfield expand childcare options
SPRINGFIELD – As school reopening continues and spring break approaches, Willamalane has expanded childcare and youth programming options for families. Beginning March 29, Willamalane Kids Club after-school programs will return to Thurston, Douglas Gardens and Yolanda elementary schools.
Community Mar. 12
Local Government Roundup
Local government updates from Springfield, Cottage Grove and Creswell.
Community Mar. 12
Part 3: Church now focusing on homeless, ill
Having had the monumental experience of leading his congregation in building its new home, probably explains why Rev. Hugh Peniston chose to spend his entire remaining ministry in that church. He is the longest serving minister in First Presbyterian’s history. Peniston had been ordained in 1944 and had served two years as co-pastor at a Presbyterian Church in Vallejo, Calif., before taking up the yoke of his ministry here in Cottage Grove, starting Jan. 1, 1947, one that he would carry for 32 years.
Opinion Mar. 11
Area women’s organization still advocating for equity, support
When #MeToo became a national movement in 2017, it was a milestone in advancing equity for women and girls. So was the push to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. So was the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women’s right to vote, now more than a century ago. But did you know that the Eugene-Lane branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been pushing for the same things, even longer?
Education Mar. 11
Student comments, audio woes inform board
SPRINGFIELD – Two freshmen from Thurston High School were asked to speak with the board about their comprehensive distance learning experiences during the SPS zoom meeting on Monday. Unfortunately nearly anytime class president Jaelyn Dunlap or vice president Savannah Efseaff spoke, the audio would cut out, raising student technology concerns among board members.
FreeNews Mar. 11
Sweepstakes coverage brings out scammers
Scammers are leaching themselves to The Chronicle’s coverage of the Publishers Clearing House winners in Cottage Grove on Feb. 28. The story was widely shared on social media platforms. Chronicle staff has reported, banned, and deleted the false profiles when possible. PCH and police urge people to not interact with the accounts, and report the scammers. Area residents and Chronicle readers have been contacted by online scammers claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House – reaching out through comments and direct messages on Facebook.
Community Mar. 11
Prizes, slideshow part of Creswell 76 grand opening
The first phase of the Creswell 76 redevelopment and expansion project along Oregon Avenue is complete, with all pumps operational and the expanded convenience store open.
Opinion Mar. 11
Almanac section, new voices part of growth
Ideas evolve, and so does The Chronicle. We first introduced the weekly Page 2 Emerald Valley Almanac in January 2020 to forge a direct connection to our agro-readers. The idea was sparked after a conversation with Creswell resident Patrick Mooney, whom I affectionately call “Pinecone Patrick.” He sells Oregon pinecones nationally, by the bushels and by truck loads, as well as green sphagnum moss and natural forest products found only in the Pacific Northwest.
Community Mar. 11
Podcast ‘therapy’: Molina bringing diverse leadership voices to air
Mark Molina wears many hats in the Springfield community – and he’s proud of all of them. A U.S. Army veteran, pastor, entrepreneur, and board member for the HIV Alliance, among others, Molina can now add yet another to the list: “Emerging Leader,” the category he won during the Springfield-Area Chamber of Commerce awards program two weeks ago. Molina’s increased presence and influence might seem sudden, but only for the uninitiated. While he is “emerging,” Molina has been putting in the work for years.
News Mar. 10
Lane County cases trend in right direction
Lane County’s case numbers have been low enough to move from “High” to “Moderate” risk on Friday, March 12 – a big win for the dining and sports scenes. Restaurants are able to serve more people inside and outside – now up to 50% of its capacity indoors, and for outdoor dining, up to eight people per table and an overall capacity of 150 people.
FreeCommunity Mar. 10
Student contest winners announced
The Opal Center for Arts & Education has been featuring local artists since January by updating the front-window display case, and for March, students submitted original art to the first contest and were awarded this week. All entries are displayed in the Opal Center’s windows for the month of March.
News Mar. 10
Savage’s 2nd Council shot: Ward 1 seat
COTTAGE GROVE – Chalice Savage wasn’t deterred after she lost the council race last election; instead, she persisted. This week, that persistence paid off. Savage’s ramped-up community involvement was evident to Cottage Grove City councilors, who on Monday appointed Savage to the Ward 1 position.
FreeObituaries Mar. 10
Doris ‘Laverne’ Gresham: July 3, 1936 – Feb. 15, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 10
Gerald (Jerry) Wilson Kirkpatrick: Aug. 17, 1929 – Feb. 28, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 10
Dean Alton Taylor: April 7, 1925 – Jan. 10, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 10
Flora Mae Taylor: June 3, 1924 – Feb. 22, 2021

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