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Community May. 29
Songwriting helped band survive pandemic
COTTAGE GROVE – The overflow crowd at The Brewstation did a commendable job Friday night in giving Jah Sun & The Rising Tide some air beneath their wings.
Community May. 29
SLSD, Pleasant Hill schools making schedule changes
South Lane and Pleasant Hill school districts continue to make rapid-fire changes as COVID-19 information changes, finding new ways to help struggling students and update mask policies.
Community May. 28
If you’re on the go, consider a garden salad ‘in a jar’
Here is a tasty and healthy lunch option some of you might have seen on popular websites. When it’s time to enjoy a lunch salad, give the jar a little shake, then pour onto your plate.
Community May. 28
The ‘Blue Goose’ and the legendary beauty of the classic Steam Engine #19
One of the joys of retirement is that it gives me time to visit over coffee with friends. As the readers know, I devoted a great deal of my energies to what I hope is bringing happy times through tourism, the Cottage Grove Carousel, and now with Bohemia Mining Days.
Community May. 28
Farmers Market: Fresh air, food and faces a welcome return
It sure is nice to have some real Oregon weather, cool, gray, and rainy. I hope it lasts as we can use the moisture following a droughty new year.
Opinion May. 28
Reflecting on unity through diversity
For the second year in a row, Memorial Day observances in communities, organizations and even within family groups will look different later this month because of the pandemic.
FreeCommunity May. 27
County closing in on ‘low risk’
Vaccinated residents will soon have access to mask-free areas indoors and other benefits in counties designated as “low risk,” according to public health officials.
Opinion May. 27
Locating history: Geocaching at the Old Schoolhouse
Historic Preservationists and Geocachers hunt for treasure. They both hunt for cultural treasure and often they cross paths in their methods. Historic Preservation is a profession and Geocaching is a hobby.
News May. 27
Creswell Chamber: Fireworks show a go
CRESWELL – With the assembly of a new Creswell Chamber Board in April, the first call to action was to secure a location to host the annual Fourth of July Celebration fireworks show.
Community May. 27
Deputies execute warrant, charge parolee for firearms
CRESWELL – A Lane County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to Creswell developed a search warrant that led to the arrest of an unnamed suspect. The LCSO is working on a sex-crime case, and the search warrant also revealed there were several firearms, which were seized.
Community May. 26
Shearer interim SPD chief after Lewis retires
SPRINGFIELD – Andrew Shearer was sworn in Monday, May 24, as the SPD interim police chief following the retirement of former Chief Rick Lewis, who is retiring after 38 years with the department. Lewis has been on leave since March.
FreeCommunity May. 26
Huling: Teacher of the year
SPRINGFIELD – A middle school teacher in Springfield is one of 16 educators awarded Regional Teacher of the Year by the Department of Education.
Community May. 26
Economic leaders in Springfield explore priorities for development
GLENWOOD – Springfield’s economic development leaders met this week to generate a clear vision and priorities for partnerships on the nine-acre Glenwood riverside property.
News May. 26
‘Patriot‘ parade plans facing hurdles, concerns
CRESWELL – Discussions and planning around a Fourth of July Celebration has sparked plenty of fireworks – just not the kind anyone expected.
FreeObituaries May. 26
Lucille P. Weber: Oct. 21, 1923 – May 8, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 26
William G. Henson: May 4, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 26
John Wendell Petty: Sept. 10, 1952 – May 13, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 26
L. Wayne Workman: Nov. 14, 1933 – April 26, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 26
Barbara Lowry: April 1, 1941 – May 5, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 26
Norma Dream Port Henry: April 16, 1929 – May 4, 2021
FreeObituaries May. 26
Lyle Houser: Jan. 13, 1931 – April 16, 2021

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