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 By Erin Tierney    News    March 8, 2018

CRESWELL IS THE BUTT OF A BAD JOKE

Report: In Creswell, tobacco is seven times easier to get than fresh fruits, veggies In Creswell, it takes seven times more effort to hunt down a bag of fresh spinach than it does a pack of...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 8, 2018

Water rate committee suggests new tiered rate design

CORRECTION: ​In the March 8 edition of The Creswell Chronicle regarding the newly proposed tiered rate design for Creswell, City Administrator Michelle Amberg was regrettably misquoted stating,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 8, 2018

EPUD execs explain tiered rates, outline key focuses

The spike in electricity bills seen by some Emerald People's Utility District (EPUD) customers this winter has caused quite the clamour, and EPUD General Manager Scott Coe said there are two facets th...

 

Crystal Bonham

Crystal Bonham, 75, died of Alzheimer's Disease on Feb. 24, 2018. She was born on March 18, 1942 in Chino, Calif. to Arley and Dora Westlake. She was the youngest of five children. Soon after she was... Full story

 

Steve Prechtel

Steve Prechtel, 68, peacefully passed away on March 3, 2018. Steve was surrounded by loved ones as he moved on from this life. Steve was born on Sept. 10, 1949 in Cottage Grove to Elmer and Jane... Full story

 

We are a nation of problem-solvers

The senseless killings in schools around the nation are problems that must be solved – and the sooner the better. When I was in school there was a killer that hit our local school. It was named...

 

Is sexual harassment a civil rights Violation? It should be.

If the recent wave of sexual harassment and sexual assault revelations has taught us anything, it’s that we have not done enough to end sexual harassment and gender-based violence. It has been over 30 years since a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, in...

 

MARCH IS PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH

For the 14th year, the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling dedicates March to helping people "have the conversation" about problem gambling. "Problem Gambling directly affects approximately 2.6... Full story

 

Services temporarily restored to help Oregonians with disabilities live independently

The Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities program (APD) has announced that they have reached an agreement with Disability Rights Oregon, Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the... Full story

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 8, 2018

Lady Dawgs' season ends with two losses at state

After upsetting sixth-ranked Lakeview to punch their ticket to the big dance, the 11th-ranked Lady Bulldogs went two-and-out at the OSAA 3A Girls' Basketball State Tournament, held March 1-3 in Coos...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 8, 2018

Bellew is POY, four Lady Dawgs are All-League

Creswell senior forward Karley Bellew was named Player of the Year and three other Lady Dawgs also garnered nods when 3A Mountain Valley Conference All-League teams for the 2017-18 season were...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 8, 2018

Magnuson is co-POY, three Dawgs are All-League

Creswell senior guard Trey Magnuson was named co-Player of the Year, three more Bulldogs were honored and the Bulldogs' head coach, Jesse Thomas was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    March 8, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Spring cleaning

Later this month, we will officially enter my favorite season: Spring! Just as we may have excess "stuff" that has built up around the house and garage during our long winter season, we may have some...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    March 8, 2018

CHS Concert Band on to state after festival win

After winning their 3A division during a state-qualifying competition held March 2 at Warner Pacific University in Portland, the Creswell High School Concert Band, under the direction of Sandi Green,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 8, 2018

The Opal Center for Arts and Education presents: 'The King Who Wanted a Whale'

If you need a dose or two of the fantastical and whimsical to liven up your evening, let me direct you to The Opal Center at 513 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove to feast your eyes upon "The King Who...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    March 8, 2018

'Stars' come out for Moveable Feet's fifth anniversary

Moveable Feet Family and Community Dance celebrated its fifth anniversary of bringing global folk music to Creswell with a special "Stars"-themed dance held March 2 at Creswell Community Center. Live...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    March 8, 2018

'Do you like green eggs and ham?' Kids sample the treat on Dr. Seuss' birthday

Green eggs and ham was the featured treat as Creslane kindergartners celebrated the birthday of beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss on March 2. Kids sampled the colorful snack made famous by Dr....

 

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