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 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

Soggy days - 'Snorkels recommended'

While people are still trying to catch their breath from the aftermath of the February snowstorm that collected over 19 inches of snow, Creswell again fell prey to weather conditions between April...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

WHILE YOU SLEEP, THE CITY IS AWAKE - Possible reboot of a Neighborhood Watch group?

It is no secret that Creswell does not have 24-hour police coverage - neither to its citizens nor to its criminals. The lack of full coverage and limited officers can leave Creswell vulnerable, and...

 
 By Stephanie Blair    News    April 11, 2019

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Supporting those without shelter, 2 of 4

Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part special collaboration between the Cottage Grove Sentinel, The Creswell Chronicle, Siuslaw News and Newport News-Times focusing on the rising suicide...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 11, 2019

Wilson is Lane Electric permanent general manager

A Creswell woman is the permanent general manager at Lane Electric Cooperative, after serving as acting manager since January 2019. Debi Wilson has worked for Lane Electric Cooperative for two...

 

OSU honor roll

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Winter term 2019 have been announced by Oregon State University. Creswell Straight-A Average: Rachael M. Hawken, Senior, Human Devel and...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    April 11, 2019

'You're not from here, are you?'

What does it mean to be from here? Sure, “local” can be defined in terms of geography. “I was born here and I’ll die here.” It’s a valid philosophy, and ultimately just a subcategory of th...

 

A flood of memories, and thanks

The big news this week is the high water, and we sure got our share of it. We can be thankful that we made it through without loss of life. I am certain that there were property losses, but it is...

 

Suicide series can open our communities to talking

Dear Editor, First, I want to thank The Creswell Chronicle, The Cottage Grove Sentinel, The Siuslaw News, and Newport News-Times for taking the time to talk about a complex and hard topic: suicide....

 

Special community news collaboration series

Dear Editor, Kudos! The "Breaking Silence" series is a great collaboration that does indeed reach a larger readership. Issues around at-risk students need more visibility, especially concerning...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    April 11, 2019

Opal Whiteley in the 21st Century

Cottage Grove and Opal Whiteley have a long and somewhat complicated relationship. She grew up in nearby Walden, Star, and other logging towns and camps and was undoubtedly a savant, the likes of...

 

The Sound of Music Presented by the Cottage Theatre: The Grove is Alive with the Sound of Music (and Applause)

The Sound of Music, based on the book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, tells the true story of Maria von Trapp. Set in 1938 during Germany's annexation of Austria, Maria, an unbreakable and... Full story

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Let's Rock! - Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club hosts show

For rock and mineral enthusiasts, the 62nd Annual Thunderegg Rock and Mineral Show on April 6-7 was the place to be. The variety of show-goers' backgrounds and interests were as diverse as the wide...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Springfield City Council discusses city administrator hiring process

Before Springfield City Council met for its 7 p.m. regular meeting on April 1, the mayor and councilors had a work session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the hiring process for the new city administrator...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Outdoors    April 11, 2019

Creswell Clay Target Sports holds ladies night Next event is April 17

Creswell Clay Target Sports is attempting to draw female shooting enthusiasts by offering a special Ladies' Shooting Night once a month. "Shooting clubs in general tend to be 'good ol' boys clubs,'...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 11, 2019

Pitching woes plague Lady Dawgs at Santiam

A five-inning, 16-4 loss at Santiam on April 1 was the Creswell Lady Bulldogs' only game as softball preseason play wrapped last week. A game at Cottage Grove on April 2 was rained out, and a home...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 11, 2019

Bulldog baseball 5-5 as league play opens this week

In the final week of preseason baseball, the Creswell Bulldogs fell 10-5 to host Santiam on April 1, in their only game of the week. A road game at Cottage Grove scheduled April 2 was rained out, as...

 

Sports Schedule - April 11, 2019

BASEBALL Friday, April 12 Pleasant Hill vs. Harrisburg, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Creswell at Harrisburg, 4:30 p.m. Pleasant Hill at Santiam Christian, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Creswell vs....

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 11, 2019

Track Dawgs persevere through 'classic' weather, meets

It was a “Classic” week for Creswell Bulldogs track and field athletes, who also battled “classic” stormy Oregon weather as they competed in the Frank Good Preamble Classic in Sutherlin on...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 11, 2019

CHS wins 'OBOB' state championship

Brielle Brick, Raina Davis, Emma Kersgaard and Julianne Kersgaard have worked together for three years as a team and earned their first trip to the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) state competition...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 11, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking - Collard greens: NW favorite with southern roots

Lately, I have had a few folks seeking optimal health complain about having to eat so much kale; anyone else out there tired of sauteed kale of kale chips? I have just the antidote for you: Collard...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Community comes together for collaboration meeting

Crystal Perdue works under the motto of, "See a need, fill a need." That's why, on April 2, the family resource coordinator held a community collaboration to speak with pastors, business owners,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

New Creswell deputies

LCSO Sergeant Scott Denham said both Popp and Naber requested to come to Creswell when they heard about the open positions. Deputy Popp replaces Creswell Deputy Levi McKenney, who was promoted to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

UPDATE: About that big ol' boulder...

In the April 4 issue, Chronicle columnist Richard Heyman submitted a photo of himself standing next to a big boulder on Melton Road that had somehow kerplunked onto the roadway about April 1. Heyman...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    April 11, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

My world right now is centered on one special person who needs me and my full attention. Oh, don’t get me wrong… Jim is doing well in his healing process, and we’ve worked out a schedule of...

 

Offbeat Oregon History: Skunk's 'beautiful pelt' would have been best admired from afar

One of the most appealing things about life in rural Western Oregon, around the middle of the last century, was the wildlife. Loggers and mill workers in places like Valsetz and Wendling might not hav...

 

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