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 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...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    June 27, 2019

Going off-roadin'

Creswell's Scott Smith, with his dog, Jersey, is ready to compete in the Gambler 500 Rally starting Friday, June 28. The off-road rally features cheap, impractical vehicles. The event first started...

 

'The epitome of an all-American boy' - Community mourns loss of vibrant teen

The Creswell community is in mourning after a 15-year-old died last week in a swimming accident, just hours after school let out for summer break. On the afternoon of June 13, after a week of taking f...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Boomerang memories

I spent last weekend puttering along at Fisherman's Point in Fall Creek, a spacious campsite made full with friends, crackling firepits and the sound of clinking bottles. When morning crept in, we...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    June 6, 2019

Robocalls: The new 'wild west'

The evolution of digital scammers is a far cry from one of its earliest incarnates - the infamous "Nigerian prince" con. Over a decade ago, harrowed by the incessant, screeching pitches and beeps of...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 30, 2019

School Boards unofficial election results: Lemhouse re-ups, Rogers says goodbye

One Creswell School Board incumbent won their seat, while another lost theirs at the polls this month. Unofficial results from the May 21 Special Election yield a victory for Director Kandice...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 23, 2019

Watch what you toss - Batteries, electronics light up local landfill

Standing over your trash bin, TV remote in one hand and two dead batteries in the other, an internal conflict arises that quietly weighs convenience over consumer accountability. With a flick of the w... Full story

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 23, 2019

Better Together - Creswell's community: Full of help, full of hope

Volunteers came out in droves last weekend to fix up two homes in Creswell as part of the annual Hope Restored event. The project's goal, now in its fourth year, is structured entirely around...

 

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