Opinion & Editorial

Response to ethics column

Dear Editor, I have been waiting patiently for The Chronicle to share with its readers the results of the Ethics Commission’s investigation into the complaint you filed. Your comments were in the Jan. 17 edition. I read them carefully as I was searching for multiple subjects. I wanted to know:[Read More…]

Cottage Grove carousel gingerbread

Dear Editor, I have seen several articles of late regarding vocational/shop programs being taught in high schools. We have a similar program going with the restoration of the carousel, not high schoolers, but retired millwrights, etc. The carousel itself is pretty much rebuilt. It is the gingerbread, rounding boards, mirror[Read More…]

Beautiful vigil for Erma

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Creswell community for the candlelight vigil held for Erma Burnell last Saturday night, Jan. 12, 2019. Her life was taken and I will never foget how thoughtful everone in Creswell was. Thank you so very much. Beverly Kelly Creswell

Tamara’s party a lovely tribute

Dear Editor, WOW, what a nice party Mr. Bennett had in honoring his late wife, Tamara Blum, on Jan. 12. Everyone there seemed real engaged and happy, and the pictures of Tamara on the windows were great. She was quite the sports woman, too. The music was super, the company[Read More…]


I’m just like thousands of others – I make New Year’s resolutions. This year’s one is simple and easy to comply with. No use revealing it. Barbara tells me that having a drink before dinner and eating fried foods isn’t good for me, and I should eat more salads and[Read More…]

MEDIA ALLOWED. ACCESS DENIED. INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES. Part 5 – Ethics Commission dismisses Creswell School Board case

In April 2018, this reporter filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OEC) alleging that I was unjustly booted from an executive session at a Creswell School Board (CSB) meeting. To briefly recap, the incident occurred on March 14, 2018, when then-Chair Mike Anderson dismissed myself from attending[Read More…]

Grange dinner enjoyed by 65

Dear Editor, Creswell Grange welcomed about 65 guests at their Annual Holiday Dinner and Open House on Dec.15. Everyone enjoyed the plentiful holiday feast, sang Christmas carols, and learned more about the Grange. Dinner included turkey, ham, pork loin, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls,[Read More…]



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