Make someone’s day – lighten their load

LORANE — This week, a close relative who is caretaking both her husband and brother—one in the hospital, needing to come home, and one who is in hospice care who she could not leave—was in desperate need of our help. I offered to pick up her husband from the hospital[Read More…]

Life is either a daring adventure … or nothing

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller Looking back over the past couple of years, I realize how many life changes have occurred[Read More…]

Crow High alumni basketball games near

CROW — Crow alumni are invited to shoot some hoops at the Crow High School Alumni Basketball Games on Saturday, Feb. 29. This is such a fun event. Jim and I spent so many years watching our four kids and six grandkids playing sports. Our son, Rob Edwards, and our[Read More…]

Celebrating a century of local knowledge

Charles ”Chuck” Booher recently turned 100 years old. He and his wife, Dorothy, ran the Curtin Store for decades. Dorothy’s brother was Harry Holt, who along with Bertha, created Holt International in Creswell. Charles recalled seeing a circus wagon overturn in the 1940s. Provided COTTAGE GROVE – On Saturday, local[Read More…]

Three cheers for the Ducks women’s basketball team

LORANE – Life right now is rather mundane following the business of the holidays. For Jim and I, the days are filled with doctor appointments, yoga classes, and trips to town to run errands … with one exciting exception. We have season tickets to the 2020 University of Oregon women’s[Read More…]

This time, we’re prepared for snow

Well, we’ve made it into the new year without any major weather inconveniences, but most of us are still preparing ourselves for the possibility of another snow/ice storm that caused us to be without power and water last February. I’ve always considered that the more prepared we are, though, the[Read More…]

GRADE A Goat dairy in class of its own

Shari Reyna is co-owner of Ferns’ Edge Dairy in Lowell. The farmstead has been in business for almost 50 years. Aliya Hall/The Chronicle LOWELL – It’s not easy being a farmstead dairy in 2019. Shari Reyna, co-owner of Ferns’ Edge Dairy in Lowell, has been in the business for almost[Read More…]

Twinkling lights illuminate South Lane County

The holiday season is upon us in full force. The season is shining through the beautiful Christmas lights and lawn decorations as we travel the roads around Lorane. I love driving down Oregon Avenue in Creswell. The beautiful twinkling white lights on the trees lining the street fill me with[Read More…]



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