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 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 10, 2019 

'The beat goes on' (the road) for CMS athletes

CRESWELL – No one wants to think about the possibility of sitting in the stands, watching their son, daughter or grandchild participate in school football or basketball game, and seeing their child...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    October 3, 2019

'CATCH' healthy behaviors

CRESWELL - Bolstered by a $20,000 Lane County Public Health (LCPH) grant, Creswell Middle School is out to "CATCH" students eating healthy foods and being physically active. The two-pronged...

 

One 2 Watch

CRESWELL - Savvy and slippery, senior quarterback Dallton Dewey – an all-league returner in three sports – reliably makes plays for the Bulldogs on offense and alters them on defense. A team...

 

Help Bulldogs 'end(zone)' childhood cancer

CRESWELL - Whenever they take the field, the Creswell Bulldogs football team always works hard to get into the endzone and – if possible – win the game. But now they have extra incentive to...

 

Golfers, sponsors asked to step up 'fore' CHS sports

CRESWELL - Sixteen hole sponsors are already onboard, and excitement is building among local sports fans and golf enthusiasts for this year's Big Dawg Golf Tournament, a fundraiser supporting...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    September 5, 2019

CES Principal Amy Halley supports 'learning, with kindness'

CRESWELL - As the third new Creswell School District administrator this year – joining CSD Superintendent Mike Johnson and Creswell High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Brandon Standrid...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    September 5, 2019

Lady Dawgs net key volleyball win

It took a five-game battle on the road, but the Creswell Lady Bulldogs got the job done, defeating defending 2A state champion Portland Christian, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 25-27, 15-10 in an important...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019

Declaring 'Independence from Hunger'

There's nothing like a little neighborly cooperation. For the past six years, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, at 200 S. Gateway Boulevard in Cottage Grove, has held an Independence from Hunger food...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    August 22, 2019

Coach Baltrusch 'set' for 500th volleyball win

Ask Anna Baltrusch, set to begin her 23rd season as Creswell High School's head volleyball coach, knows what it takes to be a successful prep volleyball coach, and she doesn't cite deep knowledge of...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019

Kick-the-can ice cream a tasty SRP finale

More than 120 kids showed up at Holt Park on Aug. 14 to make kick-the-can ice cream during Creswell Library's popular Ice Cream Social – the 2019 Summer Reading Program finale. Volunteers mixed...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

'Paws-itive' service

After growing up largely in foster care, Creswell native Jayson Southmayd served in the Marines, and as an Army combat medic in Iraq. Seriously injured twice, he's undergone 48 surgeries. An implanted...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

K9s, deputies, community mingle on National Night Out

By Gini Davis Community Editor Hourly demonstrations by Lane County Sheriff's Office's K9 Unit were a big hit during Creswell's second National Night Out, held Aug. 6 in Holt Park. The event was part...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Library grants, awards help inspire fresh ideas

Recent scholarships and honors have Creswell Library Director Su Liudahl and Youth Librarian Nick Caum eager to develop fresh ideas to better serve their community. Liudahl received a $2,000 State...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Rad games, mad science

Kids and chemicals both reacted explosively – the former with laughter, the latter with... well, explosions – as Creswell Library hosted Minute to Win It and Explosions, Inc.'s Aaron Berenbach...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

It's a party!

Back-to-school necessities, food and fun aplenty greeted families at Creswell's 15th annual Party in the Park last weekend in Holt Park. Within two hours, 290 of 320 free backpacks stuffed with...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 8, 2019

'Not charity'

By GINI DAVIS Community Editor The City of Creswell has supported local nonprofits for the past three years -- a common practice among area communities in Lane County -- with more than $19,000...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    August 8, 2019

Baders 'feel the heat' at BMX Worlds

Record-breaking heat eclipsed the main event as two of Creswell's three Bader brothers, Zane, 15, and Sage, 13, competed with Team USA in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) BMX World...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 8, 2019

Lovin' those 'bountiful beavers'

With a little prompting from her cousin Jenna (right), little Emily kisses the "head" of a beaver pelt during Creswell Library's Bountiful Beavers Summer Reading Program event on July 31 at Creswell...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Cathy Morgan bids banking farewell after 40 years

After 40 years in the banking industry – most of it right here in Creswell – Cathy Morgan retires next week as Creswell branch manager for Banner Bank. It's a bittersweet transition for Morgan,...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Kalapuya Books a 'literarty' haven in historic 'Grove

Perhaps one key to Kalapuya Books' 22 successful years is that owners Betsy and Hal Hartzell sell what they love, and love selling from their charming historic building at 637 E Main St. The shop's...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Video gamers have 'Elite' spot in Creswell

It's been a fun, rewarding first year in business, said Jeanet and Daniel Campbell, owners of Elite Game Spot, 287 S Front St., Creswell. Since opening on July 14, 2018, the Campbells have built a...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    August 1, 2019

In 2020, Smith will sprint against 'clock' for state title

Like tenths of seconds on a race timer, Creswell High incoming senior Gauge Smith, 17, has been ticking off achievements as a sprinter. In 2018, Smith won the district championship in the 300m hurdles...

 

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