Opinion & Editorial

Local journalism matters because our communities matter

As the number of community newspapers shrinks across the U.S., the ripple effect can be felt throughout the industry. The disappearance of local, small town papers puts more and more communities in the dark about what’s happening around them, and regional to national outlets are struggling — and in many[Read More…]

A long, strange trip comes to an end

I was deeply saddened when I received the obituary of Curt Deatherage in my email box Friday night. For years Curt had generously shared his writing and photography with the readers of The Creswell Chronicle under the title of “It Happened in Oregon.” These articles were well read and often[Read More…]

A Long Strange Trip

Editor’s Note: This “ It Happened in Oregon” article was published in the Oct. 5, 2017 edition of The Chronicle. We rerun this column as we mourn the loss of Curt and pay homage to the legacy he’s left behind. We’ll all miss you, Curt. Never. Never in a million[Read More…]

Meet Kevin Prociw, city council candidate

Kevin Prociw – City Council Candidate Greetings Creswell (and those who love Creswell), My name is Kevin Prociw, and I’m a candidate for city council in the upcoming November election. The Chronicle has graciously provided me the opportunity to introduce myself to the community (thank you!), so let me tell[Read More…]

Herbert is a fine candidate

Dear Editor, House District 11 voters have a fine candidate in Mark Herbert. Herbert has management experience, and he wants to control spending and tax increases for Oregon voters in the Oregon Legislature. Herbert has lived in our local area for several years. He believes in economic development, understands the[Read More…]



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