94-year-old skydives for birthday

John Vanvechten with Mark Shoemaker, Eugene Skydivers owner. SCOTT OLSON/THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE Last Friday John Van Vanvechten of Eugene celebrated his 94th birthday last Friday, June 15 by skydiving with Mark Shoemaker, owner of Eugene Sky Divers in Creswell. For Vanechten skydiving is something he had never done before and[Read More…]

Preparedness Fair draws crowd, educates community

Creswell City Council helped organize Creswell’s very first Emergency Preparedness Fair, held on May 19 at the Cobalt Activity Center. From left are Councilor Martha McReynolds Jr.; Council President Richard Zettervall; Councilors Amy Knudsen, Judy Drago and Misty Inman; City Administrator Michelle Amberg; and Mayor Dave Stram. IMAGE PROVIDED After[Read More…]


SCOTT OLSON/THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE Richard and Barbara Heyman of Creswell celebrate Memorial Day. Heyman, 94, served in World War ii, the Korean War and the Vietnam War . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

CG, Springfield students awarded scholarships

Faryn Dahlen and Jackson Perkins, from Cottage Grove High School, and Alessandra Weiss, from the Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield, were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships from SELCO Community Credit Union. Winners were selected based on criteria that include both academic performance and community involvement. Applicants were asked to[Read More…]

Moveable Feet’s Maypole Dance celebrates spring

Mary Foust and a little girl named Sophia pass under an arch of boughs created by Dory Bennett (left) and a little girl named Sophia while dancing ”The Festival Processional” during Moveable Feet’s annual Maypole Dance. GINI DAVIS – THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE Beribboned garlands of flowers adorned women and girls[Read More…]