Author: Chronicle Staff

VA: Lane veterans eligible through newPactAct

Lane County veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances may be eligible for expanded U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare benefits under the newly enacted Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, commonly referred to as the PACT Act.  This legislation recognizes the various toxic exposures which service[Read More…]

Lane County Awards $3M in ARPA grants

Last week, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to provide a total of $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support projects at 17 local community organizations.  “Tuesday was a great day,” said Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Pat Farr. “I am so proud[Read More…]

Jeremy Craig Hadley Aug 1, 1981 – July 28, 2022

Jeremy Craig Hadley passed away peacefully on July 28th, 2022 at the age of 40 in the company of his loving family. He was born August 1st, 1981 in Springfield, Ore. to Karen and Rocky Hadley. He is survived by multiple family members including his wife Christy Hadley, son Mathew[Read More…]

Health authority launches website on opioid settlement funds

The Oregon Health Authority has launched a new website to share updates on opioid settlement funds. The Oregon Opioid Settlement Funds site has background on multi-state litigation against the pharmaceutical industry involving Oregon. It also has links to national settlement agreement sites, and describes how much money is available, what[Read More…]

Education briefs week of Aug. 25

Students struggling with mental health? The Oregon Departmetn of Education has introduced a new mental health resource, Oregon Classroom Wise – a suite of free print and video resources, tutorials, real interviews with school personnel available at the website.  This self-guided content for adults and for youth has tools for[Read More…]

Creswell resident dies from stabbing

CRESWELL – A Creswell resident died after being stabbed by his girlfriend’s ex-husband on Aug. 5 on Cloverdale Road.  Deputy and medic attempts to revive Justin Wayne Gardner, 49, of Creswell, on the scene were unsuccessful.  Around 1:05 a.m., the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that someone[Read More…]

The Chronicle earns 14 state newspaper awards

WELCHES, Ore. – Competing against statewide papers – including daily newspapers such as The Oregonian and Register-Guard in some categories – The Chronicle added to its three-year haul of more than 40 “Better Newspaper Contest” awards this past weekend at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual convention.  This year, the[Read More…]