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 By Gini Davis    News    January 30, 2020

At 65, Anna Houpt a world-class triathlete

CRESWELL - She didn't quite finish the race, but Anna Houpt is winning at life. The 65-year-old Creswell resident competed in the world's premier off-road triathlon – the 24th annual Xterra World...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 30, 2020

Keeping track - New ordinance would help with police tracking

CRESWELL — Creswell City Council is considering an ordinance that would require businesses to record the resale of certain used merchandise to make it easier for police to track stolen goods. Lane County Sheriff’s Sergeant Scott Denham said this...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 30, 2020

Cities to plant Hiroshima 'peace tree'

CRESWELL - The Japanese have a word for a tree that survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945: hibakujumoku. Each fall since 2011, a group of volunteers gather under a...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 30, 2020

Ideas percolate for future parks

CRESWELL - Slides, swings, skate parks and maybe even a "kitten area"; these are some of the results from a future parks survey at Creslane Elementary. Amy Knudsen, city council president, and...

 

Middle school holding can, plastic bottle drive

CRESWELL – Wondering what to do with all the leftover cans and plastic bottles after your Super Bowl party? Creswell Middle School will take them off your hands. Drop off cans and plastic bottles...

 

Raleigh Jay Williams - June 10, 1928-Dec. 29, 2019

Raleigh Jay Williams, age 91, of Springfield, died at home on December 29, 2019, after a long illness. The youngest of four brothers, he was born on June 10, 1928, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Jay I.... Full story

 

Opal Marie Nelson - July 1, 1922 – Jan. 15, 2020

Opal Marie Nelson, 97, of Cottage Grove, Ore., passed away on Jan. 15, 2020. She was born on July 1, 1922 in Huntington County, Ind. to parents Oliver P. and Martha M. (Mason) Land. Opal graduated... Full story

 

Stephen Robert Smith - July 21, 1953 – Jan. 18, 2020

Stephen Robert Smith, 66, passed away on Jan. 18, 2020 following an unfortunate accident while working. Steve was born July 21, 1953 to new parents James Robert "Jim" and Joan Delores (Job) Smith at... Full story

 

Lavern A. Schmidt - Sept. 22, 1926 – Jan. 22, 2020

Lavern A. Schmidt, 93, passed away on Jan. 22, 2020. He was born Sept. 22, 1926 on a farm in Clarksville, Iowa, to parents Alfred and Minnie Schmidt. Vern worked a man’s job from the age of 14. He married Patricia Bussey at Little Brown Church of... Full story

 

Recalling wars, heroes and a loving husband …

Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a speech originally delivered Aug. 10, 2019, by Barbara Heyman to the Eighth Air Force Historical Society, Oregon chapter. It is reprinted here with permission. BY BARBARA HEYMAN CRESWELL – I was...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    January 30, 2020

Leading – without excuses

Publisher's note: This is the first in an occasional series of articles profiling women leaders. In an era where accountability and self-awareness often are lacking, spending any time around Michelle...

 

An attentive doctor

I am grateful to live in a small town, where people know you and are able to help you. I have been glad to have Dr. Blair Wilkinson as a chiropractor. She is a good and kind person. I had her work on...

 

A healthy environment!

THANK YOU Emerald Fitness Club for terrific classes, kind support and zero body shaming. Owners Shane and Sarah May give their members 110%. At last, my gym anxiety is gone! Victoria White...

 

Trump is a Dog and Schiff is a Rat

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial has been rocking the news. Nancy Pelosi (Aries-Dragon) and Adam Schiff (Cancer-Rat) are determined to remove Donald Trump from office. Donald Trump...

 

Bulldogs boys shooting way to league lead

Last week marked the start of the second of three rounds Creswell will make through the Mountain Valley League, where the Bulldogs are first in the standings and in cumulative points scored. When your...

 

PACK THE HOUSE! Wednesday Feb. 19 at CHS

It's Senior Night on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at CHS. Santiam Christian is coming to town, and Creswell wants to "Pack the House" for the big event. Look for special coverage from The Ch...

 

CHS: WEEK IN REVIEW/CHS: THE WEEK AHEAD

Week in Review: BOYS BASKETBALL Results: CHS 63, Santiam Christian 40 CHS 66, La Pine 49 The skinny: The Bulldogs are on a six-game winning streak and have won by an average of 22.6 points per game....

 
 By Joey Blum    Sports    January 30, 2020

SPOTLIGHT: 800M & 1500M SPRINTS - Middle distances, and memories

"Running is a very simple sport. We like to really make it very complicated, but it's honestly such a simple, easy sport." - Donavan Brazier, American record-holder in the 800 meters Track and field...

 
 By Joey Blum    Sports    January 30, 2020

THERE IS A LOT GOING ON!

In both races, runners form a tight pack. Running in a pack allows trailing runners to "draft" off of front-runners. Drafting is a means of conserving energy, and sometimes racers take turns at the...

 
 By Joey Blum    Sports    January 30, 2020

WHO TO FOLLOW/FAST FACTS

World Athletics 100 Top USA Women (800m) Ajee Wilson Raevyn Rogers (UO) Hanna Green Ce'Aira Brown Kate Grace Women (1500m) Jenny Simpson Shelby Houlihan Kate Grace Nikki Hiltz Shannon Osika Men (800m)...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 30, 2020

Hashtag this: Work ethic never grows old

COTTAGE GROVE — I recently saw a post on the Cottage Grove community page from a teenager looking for work. It did my heart good to remember my younger days trying to scratch together some money...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 30, 2020

Springfield's next level - Lundberg plans to push City forward

SPRINGFIELD – As Springfield continues expanding and growing, Mayor Christine Lundberg said she wants to be there to help facilitate it. After serving as mayor for 10 years, serving 20 years on the...

 

Springfield / THURSTON SPORTS

Results Jan. 21 - Jan. 29 BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 21 • SHS went to Ashland and won a close one, 57-54 • THS hosted Willamette and lost 59-47. Friday, Jan. 24 • SHS hosted Eagle Point and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 30, 2020

'Sense of Urgency' - Eyster outlines campaign for mayor

SPRINGFIELD – Longtime resident and community leader Mike Eyster launched his 2020 mayoral campaign last week because, he said, for all of its successes, the city could be achieving even more....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 30, 2020

Books & Brew boasts 'best year yet'

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library is like the community's living room, according to Springfield Public Library Foundation President Sheryl Eyster. This makes the library's annual Books...

 

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