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 By Aliya Hall    News    January 2, 2020

Astrological Roadmap = LaZar finds patterns in time

COTTAGE GROVE – Forty years ago, when Linda LaZar was in a bookstore looking for a birthday gift, her life was changed forever. "My eye caught something that was foreign to me and it was like a...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 2, 2020

GRADE A Goat dairy in class of its own

LOWELL - It's not easy being a farmstead dairy in 2019. Shari Reyna, co-owner of Ferns' Edge Dairy in Lowell, has been in the business for almost 50 years with her partner and they have never paid...

 By Joey Blum    Sports    January 2, 2020

USA's elite athletes to sparkle in Emerald Valley

CRESWELL – In the United States we call it Track and Field: the rest of the world calls it Athletics. The biggest competitions in the sport are The Olympics, held every four years and The World...


Chamber holiday contest winners announced

CRESWELL - The Creswell Chamber of Commerce announced the 2019 Win a Window winners: Carolyn Allen, top right, Wendy Smith, bottom right, and Nancy Honer, top left. Allen won the "Let's Celebrate!"...

 By Joseph Blum    Sports    January 2, 2020

ABOUT THIS EVENT: 'THE SPRINTS' - Sheer power, speed and timing

"What it takes to be a great sprinter, you've got to be relaxed but still moving fast ... You have that confidence and even flow. And that's something easy to say but hard to do." Ed Temple, former sp...


Leela Raey Hoogstad - Oct. 17, 2019 - Nov. 28, 2019

Leela Raey Hoogstad, 1 month, 1 week and 4 days old, passed away in Springfield, Oregon, on Nov. 28, 2019. Leela was born on Oct.17, 2019 to Rachel Eckstine and Jan (J.R.) Hoogstad in Springfield. Leela was her mom and dad’s little wiggle worm and... Full story


Gary Eugene Ausmus - Aug. 25, 1948 - Dec. 13, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Eugene Ausmus, 71, a Vietnam veteran, announces his passing on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Gary will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Joyce;... Full story


Death Notices

LLOYD – Dale A. Lloyd, 65, of Cottage Grove, died Dec. 6, 2019. Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Services in Springfield. KEITH – David Henry Keith, 77, of Cottage Grove, died Dec. 11, 2019. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills... Full story


Ron Rosander - March 15, 1938 - Dec. 20, 2019

Ronald "Ron" Rosander, 81, of Springfield, Oregon, passed away Dec. 20, 2019. Ron was born on March 15, 1938 in Taholah, Wash. to Clarence "Chuck" and Pearl (Cultee) Rosander. He was the third of... Full story

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    January 2, 2020

On track, with insight: Two experts join The Chronicle

We welcome two new voices to The Chronicle during the next two weeks, both of whom bring their own subject-matter expertise and experienced writers with their own styles. And while Joey Blum will be...

 By Jordan Lampe    Sports    January 2, 2020

CHS: The Week Ahead

BOYS BASKETBALL GAMES: CHS at Junction City, 7:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4 and CHS at La Pine, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7. OVERVIEW: For the first time since December 2008, Creswell will make the...


Let's give veterans the respect, resources they deserve

SALEM – We will lose 50% of Oregon's veterans over the next 20 years. Currently, 54% of Oregon veterans are over age 65. Many of those served in Vietnam and never received the appreciation for their...

 By Jordan Lampe    Sports    January 2, 2020

CHS: Week in Review

BOYS' BASKETBALL RESULTS: CHS played Salem Academy on Monday, Dec. 30 after this issue went to press. Check or for postgame stats and scoring information. GIRLS' BASKETBALL...


License to thrill: Time for family to get fishing, hunting tags

At the top of the report this week is the annual run of folks heading to their local sporting outlet for a new fishing and/or hunting license and their related tags. For those enthusiastic "resident"...

 By Dana Merryday    News    January 2, 2020

Here's to a happy – and healthier – new year!

COTTAGE GROVE – To rework an old phrase; “The road to health is paved with good intentions.” I imagine there is a four-letter word stuck in your mind right now and sorry for the cheap literary...


Something to squeal over

SPRINGFIELD - You don't have to be a pig to appreciate a nice "sow-prise" just around Christmastime – like peering out of your window only to find a large pig in your yard. That's what happened to...


Nutritionally Speaking: Resolve to rest and exercise

Now that we are into the start of the new year 2020, and our next decade, I'm going to guess that many of you are not acting on any New Year's resolutions. I know you tried last year; maybe set your...

 By Aliya Hall    News    January 2, 2020


SPRINGFIELD - The bingo balls pop and spin as hostess and drag queen Ms. Trai La Trash enters Jasper's Tavern, as a jazzy rendition of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" booms from the speakers....

 By Gini Davis    Sports    January 2, 2020

Wins, losses, tragedy mark Bulldogs sports

No overview of Creswell athletics in 2019 could be complete – or even properly begun – without honoring the bright light that was Gio Mediati. The freshman pitched more varsity baseball innings...


Springfield HS Sports

RESULTS Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 BOYS’ BASKETBALL • SHS lost at Silverton 55-38 on Saturday, Dec. 28. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL • Springfield matched up against Corvallis in a home non-league game on Monday, Dec. 30 after this issue went to press. Check out...


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