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Opinion May. 22
Vaccine delivers normalcy
Last week, Jim and I were ecstatic to hear the announcement from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that our country has reached the point in our continued fight against COVID-19 where all of us who are fully vaccinated will no longer be expected to wear masks or socially distance except in certain situations (i.e. assisted living centers, medical offices and hospitals, on public transportation, etc.) where masks might still be mandated.
Opinion May. 22
Recalling a bellwether event for Schoolhouse
In November 2020, I was contacted by Steve Jones who said that his family was in possession of a bell that may have come from Creswell’s old schoolhouse. It was on their property on Gibson Lane, which was being sold.
Community May. 21
SEDA looking beyond current development proposals
GLENWOOD – Springfield Economic Development Agency (SEDA) last week announced its new process for selecting a development partner for the Glenwood riverfront area, resetting the clock in the race for development.
Opinion May. 21
Let’s get to work actually speaking and listening to each other on jobs
I am a retired, lifelong construction worker, a man approaching 70. Blue collar to the core, I was and remain a proud member of the working class. I am at an age where the rearview mirror holds more image than the windshield. Perspective we call it.
Community May. 21
Fond memories of mom, in church and at home
For Mother’s Day we can find many stories in the Bible that tell us of a mother’s love. I have chosen the story of Hannah, a barren woman who prayed to God for a son, and then, in gratitude, dedicated her first son to God’s service.
Chronicle1909 Exclusive - South Lane County May. 20
Round up of local election results
School, fire, water and recreation district election results in South Lane County:
Community May. 20
Creswell helps agency fill its needs
It was late spring, and the floodgates had opened. After an “eerily quiet” first few months of the Coronavirus pandemic, an overwhelming number of calls swamped Womenspace.
Community May. 20
OASIS: ‘favorite things’ = $9,000
SPRINGFIELD – Eight desserts, 127 boxes and a ton of community support recently raked in $9,000 for OASIS, a drop-in day center for homeless families in Springfield.
Education May. 20
Creswell HS ball fields suffering damage; CSD seeks greenskeeper
CRESWELL – Groundskeeping has fallen below standard, said Mike Johnson, superintendent for Creswell School District, at the May 12 school board meeting. The biggest landscaping challenge at Creswell High School has escalated into what Johnson called “a mafia undertaking of moles,” as well as other runaway maintenance issues.
Education May. 20
CSD nails down 2021-22 school year calendars
Creswell School District teachers and staff rushed to the May 12 school board meeting after the Creswell Middle School track meet to discuss recent academic updates for graduation, new outdoor lunchtime protocols, prom and back-to-school plans for the fall.
Community May. 20
‘Water bill’ fees support climate, other utilities charges
Besides having a hand in securing Cottage Grove’s first “All America City” designation in 1968, the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has been steadily evolving as the town’s population has grown. The facility was expanded and modified in 1984 through an EPA Construction Grant and upgraded in 2006.
Sports May. 20
Creswell boys, girls crush Elmira in Game 1
CRESWELL – Creswell basketball coaches Jesse Thomas and Tyler Hollingsworth can only hope that Tuesday’s opening-game action is a harbinger of things to come.
Springfield - Education - Chronicle1909 Exclusive May. 20
Springfield educator honored for leadership, impact
Community May. 20
Cottage Theatre receives grant, remodeling project underway
COTTAGE GROVE – Cottage Theatre is beginning construction on its ACT III remodeling project, an effort that has been 10 years in the making. The remodel will add 50 seats to the theatre’s auditorium and make a variety of safety and technical upgrades to enhance audience and participant enjoyment at the 39-year-old community theatre.
Sports May. 20
Whitson sets tone for upbeat outlook
When Breanna Dapron blew out her ACL on March 27, it cast quite a shadow over the Creswell campus.
Sports May. 20
Creswell’s Cunningham a ‘coach on the court’
Carter Cunningham is a different breed of athlete. “He’s a Coach’s Hall of Famer,” Creswell basketball coach Jesse Thomas said. “The kind of kid every coach dreams about coaching.”
Community May. 20
Officials: Now is the time to fireproof your home
Residents might not realize it, but there is “fuel” all around most homes. A grant from Firewise and the Oregon Department of Forestry could help area homeowners like Kim Scofield of Cottage Grove take the necessary measures toward fireproofing their homes.
- SPRINGFIELD - RELIGION - CHRONICLE1909 EXCLUSIVE - May. 19
New kitchen key to 'breaking bread' at Springfield church
Saint Alice Catholic Church in Springfield cut the ribbon for its new commercial-grade kitchen on Wednesday. Father Mark Bentz said that the kitchen will help the diverse congregation "reconnect" and "share food and cultures so that we can eliminate misunderstandings.”
News May. 19
Pitts: ‘Culture shift’ needed beyond SPD
SPRINGFIELD – Residents this week criticized the Springfield City Council for “inaction” in enforcing police accountability, and the council contended that changes don’t come fast or easy, but progress is still being made.
News May. 19
Domestic violence support group all business helping others go from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’
There’s a bottom-line reality for all businesses, even those in the nonprofit or “charity” world: the ledger sheet. When one looks beyond the safe shelters, food pantries, clothing donations and all manner of healthcare – delivered with a combination of heart and elbow grease by mostly volunteers – the operation is only as effective and efficient as the business behind it.
FreeObituaries May. 19
Allen Gene May: June 30, 1939 – May 7, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 19
Paul Grant Macauley: May 27, 1939 – May 3, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 19
Olsa Lucille Scott: Oct. 20, 1936 – April 8, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 19
Mary Wytoski: June 5, 1929 – April 4, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 19
Kelly W. Demorest: April 13, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 19
Nathan Christopher Mathews: Sept. 4, 1982 – May 16, 2020
FreeObituaries May. 19
Vida L. Brickner: July 22, 1916 – May 9, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 19
Suzanne J. Carlile: Sept. 29. 1940 – Feb. 6, 2021
Creswell High School Basketball May. 19
Bulldogs boys, girls basketball cruise past Elmira
The CHS girls were never challenged and led 29-2 at halftime; the boys team led by only one point at halftime before pulling away.

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