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 By Erin Tierney    News    March 7, 2019

Snow storm was a real 'eye opener' - Prepare now for future emergencies, mayor says

With an average of 3 inches of snowfall per year in these parts, most Creswellians were undoubtedly unprepared for the 20-some inches that pummeled The Friendly City last week. Longtime locals will...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 7, 2019

Homeless students in our schools

As the state of Oregon faces a crisis of homelessness and a lack of affordable housing, ripple effects are cast into education, as students and their families in Creswell are dealing with its...

 

Friendly City gives back during snowstorm

Creswell's motto of being "The Friendly City" was reaffirmed during last week's snow storm, as evidenced by the countless stories of neighbors taking care of one another. Creswell Mayor Richard Zetter...

 

Chronicle changes hands, welcomes Noel & Denise Nash

Noel & Denise Nash are the new owners of The Creswell Chronicle, made official on Feb. 28. Flip to page 4 (Opinion) to read Chronicle Publisher Noel Nash's introductory column....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 7, 2019

Mind. Body. Health. Creswell Wellness Center grand opening is March 16

The coming-together of Creswell Wellness Center at 24 W. Oregon Ave. has been a serendipitous endeavour for owners Chelsea Pisani and Rachel Magnuson. Pisani and Magnuson both worked for the late Dr....

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Meet Noel Nash, new Chronicle publisher

The predawn hours are filled with a certain, specific kind of anticipation. The sun is on its way, soon to break through with splintered light across the sky, illuminating familiar sights. With maybe...

 

2019 winter snow storm

There are a lot of stories being told about the recent snow storm we had and the problems we suffered, but I believe it is great that we had such wonderful service that most of the power was restored...

 

Thank you, Creswell Public Works

Dear Editor, Earlier this week, city public works plowed the streets in the Emerald Valley West neighborhood where I reside. As the driver started down our street I called my wife to the window and said, “It looks like we’re about to be sealed in...

 

Creswell comes together in snowstorm

Dear Editor, We’ve been snowed in all week without power. But numerous good Samaritans have helped us out. As longtime area residents, it seemed we were losing “Mayberry” recently. Our faith in humankind is restored. Creswell, the Friendly...

 

Last week's storm made easier by emergency kits

Dear Editor, A small purchase this summer for my “big one” emergency kit made a cold, snowy day this past Monday a whole lot more comfortable. One of the first things I do every morning is make hot tea. It soothes me, wakes me up and gets me...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    March 7, 2019

Snow daze

It is hoped that by now everyone has power. This piece in no way wishes to make light of people who suffered losses, and are still dealing with the aftermath from last week’s snow storm. I have...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    March 7, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Spring forward with coffee!

Raise your hands if you are looking forward to losing an hour of sleep this weekend as we "Spring forward" and adjust our clocks an hour forward Saturday night. While I'm not going to review the negat...

 

Step back in time with High Tea at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

High Tea may still be part of the culture in England and part of Europe, but was lost to America as part of our daily lives years ago. Some may even call it the dark day of the lost art of the High...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 7, 2019

Eight Bulldogs earn district wrestling honors

Eight Creswell wrestlers have earned district-level medals or ribbons for the 2018-19 season. Medaling for the Bulldogs during the 3A Special District 2 Championships, held Feb. 16 at Pleasant Hill...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 7, 2019

Two Lady Dawgs earn All-League honors

Two members of the Creswell Lady Bulldogs basketball team have earned All-League nods from the 3A Mountain Valley Conference for the 2018-19 season. Bailey Howell, a senior forward, was named to the...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 7, 2019

Dawgs place three on basketball All-League list

Three members of the Creswell Bulldogs basketball team have earned spots on the Mountain Valley Conference's All-League teams for the 2018-19 season. Tayler Forsman, a senior guard, and Tyler Frieze,...

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    March 7, 2019

Pleasant Hill girls fall to Oregon Episcopal

Pleasant Hill won the Mountain Valley League girls basketball title with a 12-0 record, but fell one win short of reaching the state 3A tournament due to a 40-36 loss to visiting Oregon Episcopal...

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    March 7, 2019

Two Pleasant Hill wrestlers earn state titles

A pair of Pleasant Hill wrestlers earned individual state titles at the state 3A tournament in Portland. Titus Rice (145), a transfer from Creswell, earned his third trip to the top of the awards...

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    March 7, 2019

Two wrestlers win state championships for Lowell

A pair of state individual champions helped Lowell place third behind Culver and Glide at the state 2A-1A wrestling tournament in Portland. Syman Thurman, seeded third, won the 120 pound class while...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    March 7, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Today, Thursday, Feb. 28, is the first day in awhile that I’ve been able to sit down at my computer and write. Jim and I have spent the last four days living in the family room and breakfast nook...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Outdoors    March 7, 2019

Educate yourself before using organic pesticides

Reaching for a pesticide - even an organic one - should be a thoughtful act: Nothing used to kill pests is risk-free.  The first question to ask is if pesticides are really needed at all is by...

 

Offbeat Oregon History: Old-time country doctors led colorful and interesting lives

One of the most colorful and rewarding occupations in human history was that of a country doctor in the first half of the 20th century. By about 1900, breakthroughs in medical science had put some...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 7, 2019

Incident near schools cause Pleasant Hill 'lock-ins'

On Friday, March 8, a lock-in was performed at Pleasant Hill elementary and high schools. According to the release issued by the District, law enforcement was investigating a possible incident at a...

 

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