Letters to the Editor

Gov: Social distancing tips

• In order to protect the health and safety of Oregon families, we must work together and support each other. • It may seem like we’re in the middle of this, but it’s just the beginning. That’s why the new social distancing measures Governor Brown announced are so important. •[Read More…]

Our leaders need to act now

Dear editor, It is my intention to ask why the governor has not ordered a full and inevitable social shutdown. Partial measures like closing schools and limiting social gatherings are inadequate. People are lulled into complacency by false case numbers which is a flawed figure due to the paucity of[Read More…]

Demolition of Creswell’s Community Center

This proposal of SLF&R is so totally self-serving that it’s hard for us to articulate all the reasons this idea shouldn’t fly with our City Council. During this era of environmental concern, it’s suggested we consider a sound building as disposable as plastic bags. Demolishing this building would not only[Read More…]

Old Schoolhouse update

• We held board and officer elections in January. The current board makeup is: Verlean McCoy, President; Don Ehrich, Vice President; Mary Ann Howard, Secretary; Patty Birch, Treasurer; and member Cheri Spaulding. • We received grants of $2,500 from Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund; $2,600 from Cycle Oregon; $1,500 from the Lane[Read More…]

Oregon State University flag display offensive

Dear Editor: Oregon State University, a public university located in Corvallis, has refused to remove an offensive flag from its building. The local community has requested this removal as early as November, and has offered an alternative flag for display in their building. However, OSU states it is using this[Read More…]

A public apology

Dear parents and schoolchildren of Creswell, I want to express my deepest apology for the incident passing the school bus on Holbrook on Feb. 13, 2020 when it was unloading children. There was, and is, no excuse and it has devastated me. Unfortunately, I was distracted more looking for an[Read More…]

Fine doesn’t fit horse abuse crime

Dear Editor, I would like to express my opinion, once again, on the latest outcome to the horse neglect in Creswell. As an animal advocate, I am truly disappointed in the final outcome of the situation handled by Lane County. First of all, some folks truly wish that the animal[Read More…]

A ‘gang’ by any other name?

Dear Editor, I am writing in regards to the article in the Jan. 9 edition of The Chronicle entitled “Four juveniles face mischief charges.” My concerns are not with the article or its writing but the details provided by the school. Over time, everyone has pretty much accepted that in[Read More…]

Removing one book is not a ‘quick fix’

Dear Editor, I am glad they’ve decided to remove the books but I don’t want this to be the final step they take. This issue is larger than one book series. Skippyjon Jones was just an example of how racism is as normal to us white people as taking a[Read More…]