Thurston teacher’s new series debuts

Thurston High School English teacher William Ritter is a New York Times Bestselling Author for his ”Jackaby” series. His new series, ”The Oddmire,” debuted in July. Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle Family, belonging and … goblins? These are the themes in local author William Ritter’s new series debut, ”The Oddmire: Changeling.”[Read More…]

Kindergarten grads ‘bear’ down, look to 2031

Kindergartners (from left, front) Lelainia Zintz-Williams, Brennan Gwaltney, Alyana Akers, Kyle Dappert, Barrett Hamilton and Kali Roberts dance to ”I’m a Gummy Bear” while performing a set of teddy bear-themed songs during Creslane’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle With temperatures no longer in the record-breaking high 90s,[Read More…]

In hot gym, warm words mark the day as CMS promotes ‘Class of 2023’

School board member Lacey Risdal hugs her daughter, Jordynn, as she presents her eighth-grade promotion certificate. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle Packed with their families and other well-wishers into the un-airconditioned gym of Creswell Middle School, the high school graduating class of 2023 endured the sweltering mid-90s heat of June 11[Read More…]

CMS, earth both winners at ‘Watershed Olympics’

CMS seventh grader Kimberlee Kelsey faces off with some fish that Watershed Olympics participants were asked to identify by species. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle Nine Creswell Middle School students became ”Olympic” champions last week, winning the 2019 Riparian Restoration Olympic Games (a.k.a., the Watershed Olympics), held June 4 at My[Read More…]

Welcome aboard’ Johnson is new superintendent

Michael Johnson Photo provided Candidate Michael Johnson has accepted the position of Creswell’s superintendent starting in the 2019-20 school year, after contract negotiations were agreed upon last week. Johnson is currently the principal at James Monroe Middle School in Eugene. He has 28 years of administrative experience at all levels[Read More…]



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