Sweet Lorane Community News

I hope that everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July this year. I can remember as a kid the fun we had. Some of my fondest memories of the Fourth of July were of our family joining my grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins in walking from their home[Read More…]

Fire Road blaze reminiscent of 2015 fire

These Aug. 14, 2015 photos capture the scene when a fire broke out along Territorial Road south of Lorane. The fire caught the Mitchell and Matchulat family properties on fire and consumed over 180 acres. Photos provided/Lil Thompson In early August, 2015, Lorane was in the news – and not[Read More…]

Art in the country is this weekend

Local creatives gathered at last year’s first Art in the Country Fine Art & Authors Festival, including musicians, actors and food enthusiasts. This year’s event runs Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Photo provided This week I want to share with you the story of a special organization I[Read More…]

Sweet Lorane Community News

Jim and I are home and recovering from our very busy, but amazing American History East tour. We were able to visit and immerse ourselves in our country’s heritage, its cultures and beginnings. Not only did we get to see many of the national monuments, memorials and buildings housing our[Read More…]

Sweet Lorane Community News

Yesterday, I was considering asking my editors, Pam and Erin, if I could take a two-week hiatus from writing my column. My focus, right now, is so centered on our personal lives, that I haven’t tried to seek out any other news. But, there seems to be quite a bit[Read More…]

A tribute to Latham from Lorane

The recent closing of the Latham Elementary School in Cottage Grove stirs up emotions from when the Lorane Elementary School closed in 2013. Pat Edwards/The Creswell Chronicle I have been following the story of the closing of the little Latham Elementary School by the Cottage Grove School District this past[Read More…]

Lorane: A new start and an old writing style

Noel Nash, the new owner and publisher of The Creswell Chronicle, asked me to drop by the office the other day to discuss what new and exciting changes they are planning for the paper. Part of his plan involves my column, ”Sweet Lorane Community News.” I welcome his suggestions because[Read More…]

Sweet Lorane Community News

Lorane Grange Cemetery spruce-up Lorane Grange members and volunteers met May 7 at the Lorane Grange Cemetery to spruce-up, mow and ready the cemetery for Memorial Day. The Grange also is planning a workday on Tuesday, May 21, to do the same types of things in and around the grange[Read More…]

Sweet Lorane community news

May has arrived, my flower beds and boxes are taking shape and the pace of life is obviously speeding up a bit for everyone. With the sunshine and warmer temperatures, there is suddenly the desire to get out and “do something.” The Lorane Grange last week discussed the annual booth[Read More…]

Sweet Lorane Community News

I’m finally able to turn my attention to community news this week. Although the going is slow, Jim is healing from his falls of a couple of weeks ago. I’m still his chauffeur, cook and morning help at the store, but we’ve fallen into a routine that works for us[Read More…]



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