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Ducks hoops: What you need to know

• With four wins in the 2019 Pac-12 tournament, Dana Altman became the winningest coach in tournament history. He finished 2019 with 19 career conference tournament wins. This year he passed Sean...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 21, 2019

Expedited search for super underway

The superintendent search process is underway for Creswell schools, after current Superintendent Todd Hamilton announced March 7 that he will be leaving in July to become the Springfield Public...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 21, 2019

Part Five - Lobbying for learning

Four months after Board Director Lacey Risdal first appealed to the school board about Creswell becoming more involved at the state level, she was able to do her part, with the help of Board Director...

 

Eli Olsen

Eli Olsen was born in Petoskey, Mich., to Eli and Celia Olsen. He was one of nine children. Eli graduated high school in Michigan and attended trade schools. Eli was a jack of all trades. He had been... Full story

 

John Wesley Solesbee - Mar. 12, 1947 – Mar. 12, 2019

John Wesley Solesbee, 72 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on March 12, 2019. He was born on March 12, 1947 in Murphy, North Carolina to parents Jacob and Dorothy (Kephart) Solesbee. John made his... Full story

 

Annetta Gaylor - Feb. 7, 1942 – Mar. 15, 2019

Annetta Irene Gaylor, 77, passed away on March 15, 2019. She was a longtime resident of Creswell, but resided in Albany, Ore. for the past seven months. She was born on Feb. 7, 1942 in Omaha, Neb., daughter of Stanley and Shirley Martin. She had a... Full story

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Publisher's Corner - 50 first names only…

We met Peggy and Dan a few days after the big storm, in the lobby of a local bank. Dan said he’s been in town since there were only 450 people living here, and was the third person in Creswell to ow...

 

Multiple observations

I have several things that I wish to discuss in my column this week. First, I have always resisted the urge to jump on any sitting president for their actions that I don't agree with. I did not...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    March 21, 2019

Out of this world!

If you haven't taken advantage of the excellent exhibition, NASA's Discover Exoplanets at the Cottage Grove Public Library yet, time is slipping through your fingers. It will be at the Cottage Grove L...

 

Forest Floor Organic Soils: Harness the power of the Pacific Northwest

Forest Floor Organic Soils has been offering southern Lane County businesses and residents quality landscaping supply needs since early 2018. Over the last year, they have become known in the...

 

Brothers Bears Lawn Care: Family values, quality services

Owned by Pablo Garcia, Brothers Bears Lawn Care has been offering residents of Lane County superior lawn care services since 2013. Garcia has satisfied customers all across the county, including...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 21, 2019

Bulldog bats heat up for 3-0 start to baseball season

The Creswell Bulldogs came out swinging, scoring 20 runs in three games to open nonleague baseball play with three wins last week. The Dawgs edged host Jefferson 3-1 on March 11 and bested host...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 21, 2019

Bulldogs open tennis season at Springfield

Creswell Bulldog tennis teams split their singles matches 4-4 with host Springfield as they opened their 2019 Special District 3 4A/3A/2A/A season on March 13. Winning singles matches against...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 21, 2019

Smith's three wins break the ice on track season

The late-winter ice was officially broken on the 2019 track and field season, with Gauge Smith proving a triple threat for the Creswell Bulldogs during the Pleasant Hill Icebreaker on March 13....

 

Ice breaker: Results from March 13 Pleasant Hill Track and Field meet

Boys 100 meters Gauge Smith, Creswell, 11.44; 2. Micah Tardie, Marshfield, 11.76; 3. Tyson Brasfield, Lowell, 11.81; 4. Trevor Tinney, Santiam, 11.95; 5. Aden Aerni, 12.06; 6. Mitchell Krokus,...

 

Sports Schedule - March 21, 2019

Baseball Thursday, March 21 South Umpqua at Creswell, 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 Creswell at Elmira, 4:30 p.m. Pleasant Hill at Cascade, 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 Pleasant Hill at Salem Academy, at Salem/Keizer Volcanoe Stadium, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    March 21, 2019

Black's arm, Hatch's bat help Lady Dawgs tame Lions

Pitcher Destiney Black gave up two earned runs on five hits, struck out nine and walked one, and Aubrie Hatch smacked two doubles in going 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs as the Lady Dawgs...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    March 21, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Have you tried ear candling?

Spring is here. The daphnes are blooming, the melting snow is giving way to crocus shoots sprouting, and all of a sudden there's a rush of folks asking me about ear candling. Ear candling is a...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 21, 2019

Creswell VFW talks to Congress

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a national conference in Washington DC this month to discuss the priority goals of the organization, in which each state's delegates met with their members of...

 
 By Ben Deatherage    News    March 21, 2019

Local boy wins West Coast Nationals

Kage kart sensation Keegan Bounds, 8, of Cottage Grove recently attended the prestigious West Coast Nationals south to Red Bluff, Calif. and claimed the coveted Eagle Trophy in the Box Stock...

 

Merkley, Kennedy: Airlines may be monitoring passengers through in-flight entertainment systems

In a bipartisan letter this week to the CEOs of eight major airlines, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and John Kennedy (R-LA) raised alarms about recent reports that airlines may be using in-flight...

 

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