Author: Gini Davis - The Chronicle

A homeschool chorus

The Creslane Choir was able to perform its winter concert but missed out on its spring concert and other events after schools shut down in mid-March. For Creswell Middle School band and choir, and Creslane Elementary choir and music students, “it has been quite an adjustment to have distance learning[Read More…]

Reflections on the ‘lost season’

All-League first baseman Dawson Sharkey was one of seven returning varsity baseball players missing out on their senior season due to the mid-March school shutdown. Before COVID-19 closures forced cancellation of spring sports, 2019-20 Bulldog athletes and coaches were riding a wave of fall/winter successes, with high hopes and anticipation[Read More…]

8th-grade grads ‘distant, still together’

Eighth grade “grads” Lillie Stepp (left) and Haley Ross celebrate their promotion from the back of a red truck driven by Lillie’s dad, Jack Stepp. CMS STAFF PHOTO Like their high school counterparts, this year’s Creswell Middle School 8th-graders couldn’t “graduate” with their friends, with their traditional ceremony and parent-sponsored[Read More…]

Moving on up

From his own stage in the backyard of grandparents Jim and Nancy Honer’s Creswell home, 5Cs kindergarten grad Blakely Adler, son of Zach and Carmen Adler, addresses his audience of family members. CARMEN HONER/PHOTO Although Creswell Christian Child Care Center (5Cs) never completely shut down due to COVID-19, being granted[Read More…]

Never forgotten

Bob Beck Even at age 10, Bob Beck knew he wanted to become an Army officer. His dream was West Point, but the physical requirements – namely, his height – granted only “provisional” acceptance. Typically, he didn’t take “no” for an answer, so Beck entered the University of Oregon’s ROTC[Read More…]



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