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 By Erin Tierney    News    January 23, 2020 

Pazzo: A place to get together

CRESWELL - Good food is a staple for all walks of life. It triggers memories, entices happiness, and perhaps most importantly for Pazzo owner and executive chef Scott Pisani, it connects people togeth...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 23, 2020 

Emerald Valley Salon: Same digs, new name, owner

CRESWELL - Patricia Cook first walked into Platinum Hair Salon six years ago to get a manicure and walked out with a styling chair and a job. Now, the whole business is in her name. The former...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 16, 2020

Plumbing company buys more property

CRESWELL - It was an active City Council meeting this past week as a local business bought more land on Oregon Avenue, two volunteers signed on to committees, the judge penned an abatement warrant,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 16, 2020

Homegrown: Sheriff's Office launches young cadet program

With a “grow your own” mentality, Lane County Sheriff’s Office last week launched a new mentorship program for 18- to 21-years-olds to cultivate passionate deputies from the roots up. “That’s the philosophy — to grow our own from the insi...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 9, 2020

Committee to recommend keeping fee, adding 1 deputy

CRESWELL - The results are in: A recent public safety survey favors adding another Creswell deputy to the roster through the public safety fee. Survey results show that 75% would not mind paying an...

 

New art series illustrates Springfield pride

SPRINGFIELD – Art is smart, and Springfield just got smarter. The City of Springfield and Travel Lane County last week hosted a launch party for a new retro art series highlighting Springfield...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    December 12, 2019

$2,500 closer to Old Schoolhouse restoration

CRESWELL - Since 2017, a group of Creswell volunteers in Creswell Heritage Foundation have been fundraising to restore the century-old Old Schoolhouse and return it to public use. This year, the...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 21, 2019

Creswell VFW honors students for democratic essays

CRESWELL – As part of the National VFW scholarship program, Creswell VFW 4039 last weekend awarded Creswell and Pleasant Hill students for penning admirable Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 21, 2019

Whistle Stop building torn down

CRESWELL – As of press time Tuesday, work is underway but still incomplete at the Whistle Stop Building at 213 S. Mill St. The building is torn down nearly in its entirely and ATEZ Environmental...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 7, 2019

Biggest Horse Seize in County Fueled by Neighbors' Complaints

CRESWELL – Strained whinnies pierced through a grassless pasture, bouncing off gnawed barn doors while animal control seized 61 severely neglected horses from a horse trainer on Oct. 30. "This is...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 7, 2019

Revved up and 'dolled' up

COTTAGE GROVE - Danny and Candace Solesbee's Shampoo Dolls Salon car made downtown pop in black and white. The couple, owners of the salon and 5 Flying Monkeys, bought the 1972 Delta 88 convertible...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 31, 2019

Measles Carrier Visited Creswell

CRESWELL – Two new measles cases were confirmed in Oregon, and one of those infected made a stop in Creswell on Monday, Oct. 21, according to Lane County Public Health officials. A Lane County resident and a visitor to Washington County were...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 24, 2019

Businesses shift, reshape downtown

CRESWELL – Downtown Creswell is shifting and reshaping, and the proof is behind the “closed for renovations,” “coming soon” and “now open” signs taped on Oregon Avenue storefronts. While Creswell bid adieu to a handful of businesses...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 17, 2019

Manhunt for stabbing suspect put city on high alert

CRESWELL – It was a typical Monday evening ... until it wasn't. By 7 p.m., about 30 local and state police officers and their canines blanketed the city in search of a man who allegedly stabbed...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 17, 2019

Council tosses out 'not a nuisance' protest

CRESWELL – After the word hit in September that the Whistle Stop building on South Mill Street was to be abated, property owner Carlton Garton penned a letter of protest to City Recorder Roberta Tharp. “I have performed clean up work and believe...

 

City to abate Whistle Stop

CRESWELL – The Whistle Stop building at 213 S. Mill St. -- a charred, abandoned structure since a 2017 fire -- finally will be cleaned up thanks to a city council vote Monday night. With the vote to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    September 5, 2019

The RIGHT to ORGANIZE

The Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network was among the groups celebrating Labor Day on Monday at Splash! at Lively Park in Springfield. ESSN's mission states that it "brings together labor unions,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 29, 2019

Whistle Stop fate decided Sept. 9

Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect that Carlton Garton is the sole owner of the Whistle Stop property. His brother, Wade "Beau" Garton, is not part owner; he sold his share in 2015,...

 

Creswell at heart of coverage

Across the country, newspapers are being taken out at the knees by the media conglomerates of this world. A recent merger of Gannett and Gatehouse created the largest newspaper company in the...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 22, 2019

Boy, 13, guilty of murder

A Creswell preteen pleaded guilty last week to murdering a 92-year-old woman on Creswood Drive earlier this year. The boy killed Erma (Sapp) Burnell, of Creswell, in her home on Jan. 7. His name was mentioned in court, but The Chronicle generally...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 22, 2019

Pisgah burns

The Mount Pisgah fire on Aug. 15 that burned over 50 acres was caused by a lawn mower, county officials said. A call came into fire crews about noon last Thursday. Locals with emergency alert text...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 15, 2019

TRASH TALK

By Erin Tierney Executive Editor Sanipac got an OK for a 2.9% rate increase during Monday night’s Creswell City Council meeting, but not without sitting through a contentious council quarrel. Council President Amy Knudsen did not mince words. She...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 8, 2019

Career criminal gets 10 years for meth

A Goshen man with a rapsheet dating to 1984 was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in July for drug charges. Randall Neal Jernigan-Wynn, 59, is the kind of guy that the local drug dealers were...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    July 25, 2019

Sanipac pitches 2.9% rate increase - Council questions yearly rising costs

Sanipac representatives Monday attended a Creswell City Council work session and requested a rate increase, but councilors want to hear more before approving another annual increase. Sanipac...

 

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