Opinion & Editorial

Letter to the Editor – Thank you, sir

I am fortunate to have retired Colonel Richard Heyman as a neighbor here in Creswell. I consider an iron-jawed icon of the American fighter pilots of yesteryear. Today he is enjoying his well-earned retirement with his beautiful English bride. During World War II, at the age of 19, he prowled[Read More…]

Mayor’s Message – On council culture

Editor’s Note: This is a speech presented by Mayor Dave Stram to Creswell City Council on Nov. 26. I want to talk with you tonight about the subject of council culture. As my service as mayor winds down, I’m excited to be passing the baton to Mayor-Elect Richard Zettervall. I’m[Read More…]

Happy birthday, Opal

OPAL WHITELEY Photo provided Opal Whiteley looms large in Cottage Grove – namely about 18 feet tall – smiling down from the newly restored mural in the Opal Whiteley Park on Main Street. She is one of the area’s most interesting and mysterious former inhabitants, and there is a birthday[Read More…]

Proudly, we salute Larry Weaver

Dear Editor, Larry Weaver served his country in two ways: As a Peace Corp volunteer in Colombia, South America and as a Marine Corp Reserve officer in the 1960s and ’70s. Those times, like these, were tumultuous. The important thing was to bring his highest ideals to the task at[Read More…]



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