Articles from the May 10, 2018 edition

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BE LOCAL FOR MOTHER'S DAY! Things to do with mom this weekend

Wondering what to do with your mom for Mother's Day these weekend? The Chronicle's got you covered. Check out this hyperlocal list of Mother's Day happenings in Southern Lane County. With so many...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 10, 2018

Q&A with 6 in East Lane commissioner race Tuesday, May 15 is election

Six candidates are vying for the East Lane County Commissioner seat - reportedly the most jam-packed campaign locals have seen since the 2010 Springfield City Council race that was stacked with seven...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 10, 2018

North 5th Street is getting overhaul Phase one begins Sunday

The 5th Street Improvements Project will soon be underway and the community will see a full reconstruction from Oregon Avenue north to A Street. So what can you expect? Because of Creswell's 4th of...

 

City highlights 2018-19 budget

PERSONNEL SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS A salary schedule was developed in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014‐15. Each fiscal year, employee evaluations are given in January and employees are considered for a step...

 

Billie Susan Alvarez

Billie Susan Alvarez passed away on March 18, 2018 in Escondido, California. She was surrounded by her two children, John and Natalie Book, and her companion of 12 years, Larry Manley of Carlsbad, California. Although her death was unexpected, she... Full story

 

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD

DORMAN Michael and Heather Dorman of Creswell recently welcomed twins - a boy and a girl - to the world on May 1, 2018 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center - RiverBend. MOREHOUSE Seth and Tia... Full story

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: It's a sad state of affairs if we can't trust our elected officials

We have three organizations that our taxes support. They are all very important to our livelihood. I refer to the Creswell City Council, the South Lane County Fire & Rescue Board and the Creswell...

 

Seeking contact for Mary Gay Cogswell Pioneer Cemetery

Dear Editor, The Creswell Area Historical Society has received a call from a fifth-generation descendant of Martin Baker Gay. This lady wants to take her grandson to the Mary Gay Cogswell Pioneer Cemetery which is in the swale area. It is a private...

 
 By Carol Campbell    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Preserving Old Schoolhouse links Creswell's past, present, future

Creswell Public Library and Civic Improvement Club Clubhouse, locally known as the “Old Creswell Schoolhouse,” located on South 2nd Street here in Creswell, is our only community site on the National Historic Register. When I was a Creswell high... Full story

 

Please vote in the 2018 Primary Election Calling all Oregon voters!

Please remember to vote in Oregon’s 2018 Primary Election and encourage your friends and family to vote, too. Historically, voter participation has been relatively low in non-presidential primary elections, which means that the voters who do turn...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 10, 2018

Creslane volunteer reading program team wins award, sees growth in kids

According to the Center for Public Education (CPE), research strongly indicates that if children cannot read proficiently by the end of third grade, they face discouraging hurdles that can follow...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 10, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Enjoy avocados

One of my favorite fruits are avocados (Persea americana)! Originally found in the wild in their native Central America, we have been enjoying cultivated avocados since early in the last century when...

 

CAH Community Choir performs first public concert

From African American spirituals to Broadway and from traditional to classical, Creswell at Home Community Choir featured multiple musical genres during their first public concert, held May 6 at...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 10, 2018

Jazz Choir places fourth at Reno Jazz Festival

Blake Nelson and Matthieu Foster each received Outstanding Musician awards for both Jazz Choir and Jazz Band and the Creswell High School Jazz Choir placed fourth as CHS musicians competed in the...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 10, 2018

Moveable Feet's Maypole Dance celebrates spring

Beribboned garlands of flowers adorned women and girls and dancers waved leafy boughs as Moveable Feet and Creswell Library co-hosted Creswell's sixth annual Maypole Dance, held May 1 in the...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 10, 2018

Two piano students earn 'distinctive' honor

Two local piano students recently passed the highest level, Level 10, with Distinction during the Oregon Music Teachers' Association Spring Syllabus Testing Program, held April 27-28 and May 5. They w...

 

COFFEE AND A CRUISE-IN

In conjunction with Creswell Coffee Co. and Bi-Mart, Creswell Library hosted its eighth outing of Creswell Cars & Coffee (CC&C) in the Bi-Mart parking lot on May 5. The first of six scheduled meet...

 

History lives and breathes in Creslane's Wax Museum

Creslane Elementary fourth graders brought historical figures to life during their annual Wax Museum, held May 3 at the school. Students choose a historically important social, political, science,...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 10, 2018

Smith, Allen lead Dawgs against Hawks, Eagles

Sophomore Gauge Smith won three events to pace the Bulldog boys and senior Cali Allen won two to lead the girls as Creswell hosted La Pine and Harrisburg for a league track and field meet on May 2....

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 10, 2018

Howard no-hitter helps Dawgs nip Eagles

Dean Howard pitched a no-hitter as the Bulldogs earned a 3-2 baseball victory over visiting Harrisburg on May 1. Howard gave up two unearned runs, struck out 10, walked eight and hit one batter with...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 10, 2018

Lady Dawgs drop three; will honor seniors Friday

Inconsistent pitching and fielding cost the Lady Dawgs as they fell 2-18 to visiting ninth-ranked Harrisburg on May 1 in the first of three softball games last week. Morgan Janshen and Gracelynn...

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    May 10, 2018

Lowell track teams prepare for upcoming district meet

Lowell had its final track outing prior to the district meet Saturday at McKenzie, traveling over the mountains to a meet at Gilchrist. Katie Chapman placed in three girls' events, taking third in...

 
 By Tom Page    Sports    May 10, 2018

Harrisburg gets revenge on Pleasant Hill in softball

A week after handing Harrisburg a 6-5 Mountain Valley League softball setback, Pleasant Hill dropped a 1-12 verdict last week in the rematch. The lone Billie run came in the third when Kylee Holsted...

 

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