Opinion & Editorial

50+ first names …

The last time I caught up on all of the people I meet and interact with was well before the ice storm. In fact, it might have been before Taylor and Travis started dating.  I’ve been joining a few members of the Twin Rivers Rotary Club for coffee at the[Read More…]

Nash joins Chronicle as distribution manager

Benjamin Nash has been named The Chronicle’s distribution manager, overseeing all aspects of the company’s home delivery, subscription, and single-copy sales of the weekly newspaper. He’ll also lead multiple circulation and subscription initiatives to continue growing the paper’s readership. Nash, 32, has been an automotive parts specialist the past 11[Read More…]

LTE: Officer a godsend in ice storm

Dear Editor, On Monday morning of this recent storm with temperatures in our home in the 40s and no cell phone service to call for any help, my wife and I, both in our 70s, tried to figure a way out of this ice storm crisis. Suddenly, a knock on[Read More…]

LTE: It is said history repeats itself …

Dear Editor,  The recent ice storm brought devastation to many sections of the South Willamette Valley.  Pictures of Coiner Park in Cottage Grove bring back nostalgia of a bandstand/gazebo built by the Lions Club in the late 1980s, and a two-and-a-half foot Douglas fir tree falling through the middle of[Read More…]

Deciphering credible news in the new year

I’ve been fortunate enough to speak at a few public venues recently, and a consistent question comes up each time: “How can we know what is credible, trustworthy reporting?”  It’s harder than ever to draw that distinction.  Large corporations that own daily newspapers for the most part are operated with[Read More…]

Riding the rails 

A dog named Owney:  A nod to beloved animal mascots Dear readers,  thank you for supporting The Chronicle and for following the Nostalgia Corner. I am pleased to be writing again after some time away. Today’s column will be the story of a little dog named Owney, who appeared in[Read More…]



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