Author: Chronicle Staff

January Class Acts, 2023

CRESWELL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Sarah Trout, Freshman Savannah Bonn, Sophomore Natasha Battan, Senior Kalon Tatum-Black, Junior Creswell Christian Academy January Students of the Month are, from left: Ryann Stevens, kindergarten; Johanna Houser first grade; Lincoln Smith, first grade; Lincoln Crow, second grade; Elleona Jazek, third grade; Hannah[Read More…]

Grove honors poet Burns

COTTAGE GROVE — Last week, Coast Fork Brewing hosted the 8th Annual “Robert Burns night,” celebrating the birthday of the Bard of Scotland. The ale-house was filled with tartan, whiskey and poetry in the spirit of Robert Burns Day, a Scottish national holiday that celebrates the life and work of[Read More…]

Creswell Grange honors members, re elects president

At the January meeting of Creswell Grange, volunteers were recognized for the work they did during 2022. Pictured above, from left: Creswell Grange President Patrick Dearth and Grangers of the Year Louise and Martin McClure. Pictured below are Stanley Garboden, Volunteer of the Year Priscilla Phillips and Dearth. Dearth was[Read More…]

Stoehr steps down

Stoher SPRINGFIELD — Leonard Stoehr, Springfield Ward 4 councilor, announced his resignation at the Jan. 23 meeting, citing a job transfer to Atlanta, Ga. “Serving as a Springfield City Councilor has been a tremendous honor and I am going to miss being part of this team and this community,” Stoehr[Read More…]

Lane transit elects leadership

Grimaldi Last week, the Lane Transit District Board of Directors elected its leadership team, including president Gino Grimaldi, a retired Springfield city manager. He spent 45 years serving in city  government in Arizona, Maine, and Oregon. He represents Subdistrict 1, East Springfield to McKenzie Bridge.  Cox Susan Cox was elected[Read More…]

Roger Toner

Oct. 30, 1938— Jan. 23, 2023 Roger Toner passed away peacefully at his Springfield, Ore. home Jan. 23, 2023. He will be terribly missed by his families. After graduating high school, Roger served in the Coast Guard and went on to a successful career in the building industry that culminated[Read More…]

Go2: week of Feb. 2

MON. FEB. 6 – SUN. FEB. 12 • Bourbon Street Fest at the PublicHouse, 418 A St. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Features seven days of New Orleans-style food specials, Bourbon Street cocktails, specialty beers, and live music. TUESDAY, FEB. 7  • Willamalibrary Book Club, 10:30-11:30 a.m.[Read More…]

Springfield artist receives career opp grant

SPRINGFIELD  – In the first round of FY2023 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $92,297 to 36 artists for career development projects, including one artist from Springfield.  Erin Langley, of Springfield, will be granted $2,000 to support the cost of[Read More…]

LCSO responds to school

CRESWELL — Lane County Sheriff’s Office deputies say an intense search did not turn up any reason for concern after an allegedly armed individual was reported near Creswell High School last Thursday.According to LCSO, at about 3:39 p.m. on Jan. 19, a Creswell School District employee reported that a person[Read More…]

Fifty First Names Only: A remix

I started a monthly column titled, “Fifty First Names Only” soon after purchasing The Creswell Chronicle in 2019. Early on it was easy to fill the column once a month as I immersed myself in Creswell and the surrounding towns, meeting residents, business owners, government officials, and many others from[Read More…]