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Tango in the Grove: Cottage Grove Wrestling Invitational

COTTAGE GROVE - Cottage Grove Lion Walker Humphrey lifts Cade Wynne and powerfully puts him on the mat at last weekend's Cottage Grove Wrestling Invitational. Check out pages xxx for more photos from...

 By Erin Tierney    News    February 6, 2020

Floodplain changes may affect east side

CRESWELL - An update to Creswell flood risk boundaries is expected to roll out next month that city officials say may largely affect the east side of Creswell. The changes in the flood map come as...

 By Aliya Hall    News    February 6, 2020

Increases to water rate proposed

CRESWELL - The Water Rate Advisory Committee last week agreed it will recommend a 2% water rate increase and a 3% sewer rate increase to Creswell City Council for a vote. If approved, the total water...


Finish line in sight

University of Oregon track and field officials announced this week that five Oregon legends would be featured on the 187-foot tower standing over the new Hayward Field. Bill Bowerman (former Ducks...

 By Noel Nash    News    February 6, 2020

Creswell library won't ban 'Skippyjon' books

CRESWELL – The recent public concerns regarding Hispanic stereotypes in the Skippyjon Jones children's book series made its way onto the agenda for the Library Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. No...

 By Aliya Hall    News    February 6, 2020

Principal: School committed to leadership class

CRESWELL – Despite concern in the community that the Creswell Middle School class was disappearing, Principal Shirley Burrus said that the class is still available to students and is in no danger of...


Louis Mosle Lyon - Oct. 28, 1944 - Dec. 15, 2019

Louis Mosle Lyon filled his 75 years with love of earth, sky and family. Growing up in Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., Louis's passions were surfing, "tinkering" with cars and riding... Full story


Joan Lillian Glenn-Tingey - Dec. 15, 1933 - Jan. 13, 2020

Joan Lillian Glenn-Tingey, 86, passed away on Jan. 13, 2020 in Cottage Grove, Ore. She was born on Dec. 15, 1933 in Roseburg, Ore., to parents Clarence Johnson and Hattie Caroline (Fisher) Johnson,... Full story


Ronald Gerald Reynolds - Oct. 21, 1933 - Jan. 25, 2020

Ronald Gerald Reynolds, 86, died on Jan. 25, 2020 in Creswell, Ore. Ron was born on Oct. 21, 1933 to Chester and Irene (Waterfield) Reynolds and grew up in Castaic, Calif. During his high school... Full story


David Lanning - April 13, 1953 - Jan. 26, 2020

David D. Lanning, 66, of Springfield, Ore., died Jan. 26, 2020 of a sudden heart attack. He was born in Yreka, Calif., the son of Jesse and Audrey Lanning. His family relocated to Springfield when he... Full story


Talmadge Stiles - Dec. 9, 1924 -Jan. 28, 2020

Talmadge Stiles, 95, of Springfield passed away on Jan. 28, 2020. He was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Dillsboro, N.C., to Hicks and Alice Stiles. Before coming to Oregon, he worked with the TVH sometime... Full story


Ruth Millner Kazebee - April 25, 1921 - Jan. 30, 2020

Ruth Millner Kazebee, 98, of Cottage Grove, Ore., passed away Jan. 30, 2020. She was born April 25, 1921 in Baltimore, Md. to parents Clarence and Addie (Axt) Millner. Ruth worked as a secretary for... Full story


Death Notices - Feb. 6, 2020

• McHAFFIE — Dick Brian McHaffie, 62, of Yoncalla, died Jan. 25, 2020. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove . • ELLINGSON — Uriah Ell Ellingson, 9, of Creswell died Jan. 27, 2020. Arrangements by Musgrove Family... Full story


Kobe's complicated legacy

This past week, many of us – possibly most of us, in the U.S. – experienced the horrific pain of the loss of multiple young lives. Fatal accidents as well as premature death of those generations...


Books are a matter of 'freedom of choice'

I am Kim Wilbur. I share this email with Dennis Michael Fisher, my partner. We are retired educators with combined 60+ yrs. in public schools in Douglas County, Ore. We appreciated your column, “We are Creswell, we can do better,” in the Jan. 16...


A thing of no consequence?

Dear Editor, Some children's books have been removed from Creswell School District libraries. Their removal is being considered by the Creswell Library Board because some people find them offensive....


Removing one book is not a 'quick fix'

Dear Editor, I am glad they’ve decided to remove the books but I don’t want this to be the final step they take. This issue is larger than one book series. Skippyjon Jones was just an example of how racism is as normal to us white people as...


Anthony Hopkins, a strong silent Ox

Actor Anthony Hopkins was born under the sign Capricorn during the Chinese lunar Year of the Ox. This astrological combination of East and West is the epitome of the characterized "strong, silent...


ABCs of safe essential oil use for humans and pets

A popular class I offer at Natural Grocers is a beginner's guide to the use of essential oils. In this class we explore the basics about these oils, how they are produced, how and why to safely use...


Tips for coping with allergy season

Last year, Western Oregon saw extremely high counts of tree and grass pollen. In fact, 2019 was one of the worst years for allergies in Lane County. In June 2019, meters recorded a grass pollen level...

 By Joey Blum    Sports    February 6, 2020

World leaders off track with decision to ban honest, worthy competitors

"All Olympians have some exceptional traits. That is why they are elite athletes. A level playing field for everyone remains elusive, perhaps unattainable." – Jeré Longman, writing in The New York...

 By Joey Blum    Sports    February 6, 2020

COUNT DOWN: World and USA Records

WORLD RECORDS Women's 800m 1.53.28, Jarmila Kratochvilova, 1983 Women's 1500m 3:50.07, Genzebe Dibaba, 2015 Men's 800m 1:41.09, David Rudisha, 2010 Men's 1500m 3:26.00, Hicham El Guerrouj, 1998 USA RE...


Bodies in motion

COTTAGE GROVE – CHS participated in the Cottage Grove Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The Creswell boys took 26th out of the 30 teams, with Jurny Halvorson placing sixth in...


Brick laying solid foundation for state run

COTTAGE GROVE – Twenty-nine years. When you're in high school, it seems like a lifetime away. When you're a young journalist about to turn 30, it literally was your lifetime away. In 1990 there was...



BOYS BASKETBALL CHS 71, PHHS 53 The skinny: Tyler Frieze not only had a game-high 27 points but he also reached another high point: 1,000 career points at CHS. The compiled list of OSAA athletes that...


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