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 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019

Creswell man is new county sheriff

Lane County's got a new sheriff, and you can't find 'em more homegrown-Creswell than Cliff Harrold. Sheriff Harrold's family first set up shop in Creswell in 1946, when his great-grandparents, Foster...

 
 By Mark Brennan    News    April 18, 2019

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Vet suicides in Ore. are two times national average, 3 of 4

Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part special collaboration between The Creswell Chronicle, the Cottage Grove Sentinel, Siuslaw News and Newport News-Times. Each week in April, these...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019

Fire personnel receiving awards for bravery, excellence

Five South Lane County Fire & Rescue members will be receiving recognition from the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OCFA) for bravery and excellence next month. The Meritorious Service Awards...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Committee picked to screen search for superintendent

The Creswell School Board met April 10 for its regular meeting and appointed the screening committee members for the superintendent search. The board received 25 applications and needed to pick 15 to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Board dismisses complaint, votes to respond

During the April 10 school board regular meeting, the school board held an executive session at 8:09 p.m. to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought...

 

Creswell VFW is an 'early bird'

Last month the Creswell Veterans of Foreign Wars received the Early Bird award from the VFW National Commander-in-Chief, B. J. Lawrence. The award was for the highest membership growth in the nation...

 
 By Jeremy Field    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Guest Viewpoint: Now is the time for Millennials, Gen Xers to buy a small business

When it comes to growing the economy, we often focus on job growth through starting a new business. However, there is also a lot to be said about job retention and growth through transitioning...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 18, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Medicinal mushrooms: potent medicine for people and planet

The estimated number of mushroom species ranges from 30,000 to 1.5 million. We have had a close relationship with mushrooms and have enjoyed the benefits they offer for thousands of years. The...

 

Letter to the Editor: After-school programs

Dear Editor, I read the article in the April 4 edition of The Creswell Chronicle regarding after-school programs. Creswell resident Kimberlee Smith discussed her experience with these activities when...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    April 18, 2019

The Spring events are underway

Even though it is still grey, cold and rainy, the time to get out and do things fun has come to the Northwest. And a little rain has rarely slowed down Oregonians. Ken Kesey in “Sometimes a Great...

 

Creswell-Cottage Grove Kiwanis clubs sponsor part-carousel chariot

Creswell and Cottage Grove Kiwanis clubs recently signed up to sponsor a portion of the handicapped bench, or "chariot" on the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel, of which there are four. On the...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 18, 2019

Cascade Chorus, Social Insecurity show is May 19

The Cascade Chorus and quartet Social Insecurity will be performing on May 19 in Cottage Grove as a fundraising effort for the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel's building fund. The event will be...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Norton's farm sells hops, vines

Don Norton likes to think outside the box. Along with growing organic hops, Norton and his wife, Tina, of Norton's Hop Farm in Springfield, also add value to the plants by selling its vines and making...

 

Offbeat Oregon History: Old-time loggers and millworkers were tough, stoic characters

Nearly everyone whose family has been in Western Oregon for more than one or two generations has an older male relative who’s missing some parts — one or more fingers perhaps, or part of a foot...

 

Coast Fork Feed Store - Springtime in the Grove

Spring has sprung, and Coast Fork Feed Store in Cottage Grove has the answer! Open seven days a week, Coast Fork Feed Store is always ready to provide customers with unique and high-quality items to...

 

Dan's Plants: Sprouting up specials

Owned by Peggy and Dan Grousbeck, Dan's Plants in Creswell offers Southern Lane County residents beautiful flowers, plants and other outdoor gardening supplies. Not only do they have a variety of...

 

The Flower Basket & Gift Boutique: Beaucoup bouquets, baskets and other 'egg'cellent gifts

The Flower Basket and Gift Boutique on South 6th Street in Cottage Grove is now carrying spring and Easter-related flowers and gifts. Known for its beautiful and unique floral arrangements and...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 18, 2019

Equestrians break record at district 'super-meet'

Ashley Anderson, Levi Bones and Grace Haga of Team Penning set South Valley District and state-timed event records – and earned an automatic bid to state – by penning three cows in only 28.37...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 18, 2019

Lady Dawgs 1-1 after challenging league openers

The opening week of the Mountain Valley Conference softball season was one of wide swings – in game scores, that is – for the Creswell Lady Bulldogs, who downed host La Pine 12-2 on April 9 but...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 18, 2019

Errors, weather plague Dawgs in MVC openers

The opening week of Mountain Valley Conference baseball action was a tough one for the Creswell Bulldogs. The Dawgs were shut out by host La Pine 10-0 in five innings April 9 and fell 19-1 in five...

 

Sports Schedule - April 18, 2019

Baseball Thursday, April 18 Creswell vs. Santiam Christian, 4:30 p.m. La Pine at Pleasant Hil, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 22 Creswell vs. La Pine, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 Pleasant Hill at Philomath...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    April 18, 2019

Girls' tennis loses to more experienced programs

The Lady Bulldogs tennis team battled hard against larger, more experienced teams at Junction City on April 9 and at Willamette on April 12, while a boys' match scheduled for April 8 at Springfield...

 

Smith paces PR-setting Dawgs at Prefontaine Invite

The Bulldog boys finished 11th in a field of 22 teams – many from larger schools – and Creswell's track and field team set personal records and season's best times while competing in the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Earth Day: Environmentally conscious residents share earth day tips

With Earth Day coming up Monday, April 22, one way to celebrate is by adopting sustainable practices into an everyday routine. "We're living in a finite world," Dana Merryday, Cottage Grove resident,...

 

Sweet Lorane Community News

I’m finally able to turn my attention to community news this week. Although the going is slow, Jim is healing from his falls of a couple of weeks ago. I’m still his chauffeur, cook and morning help at the store, but we’ve fallen into a routine...

 

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