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Memorial Day 2019

Monday, May 27 is a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their county while serving in the United States Armed Forces. A Memorial Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. at...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 23, 2019

Watch what you toss - Batteries, electronics light up local landfill

Standing over your trash bin, TV remote in one hand and two dead batteries in the other, an internal conflict arises that quietly weighs convenience over consumer accountability. With a flick of the w...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

Two superintendent finalists selected; forum planned

Two finalists are moving forward for Creswell's superintendent position: Sean Gallagher and Michael Johnson. Gallagher is the current superintendent at Brookings-Harbor School District in Brookings,...

 

Remembering Molly Holt - Nov. 24, 1935 – May 17, 2019

Molly Holt, 83, died May 17, 2019 near her home in Korea. In South Korea, Molly was known by many names, from the Mother Teresa of Korea to the Mother of all Korea's Orphans. Although she devoted her...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 23, 2019

CHS Jazz Band 1 repeats as state 3A champion

The students who make up Jazz Band 1 at Creswell High School flexed their musical muscles last weekend, successfully defending their title as 3A division champions during the Oregon Music Educators...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 23, 2019

'Fifty first names only …'

Finally met a few folks in May who somehow had avoided me the first two months. Barbara and Rev. Norm visited the newsroom while dropping off a letter for publication. Their presence immediately...

 

Historic preservation gives a town a sense of community, history

By Annette Bowers Gapp Creswell was my hometown growing up. In my heart, it is still my hometown. I come back quite often to visit family. My mom saves The Creswell Chronicle for me (at my request), s...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Lest we forget

Seventy-four years ago this month, World War II ended in Europe. The conflict continued with Japan for another three months. We persons who had fought in this conflict and the ones who supported the...

 

Thank you from Creswell VFW

Dear Editor, The Creswell VFW Post would like to thank the following stores for their support for VFW Buddy Poppies and the recent Loyalty Day celebration: Creswell Bi-Mart, Cascade Home Center, and...

 

Memorial Day reminds us of our highest ideals – and the price we pay for them

Every year, I'm struck by the powerful - and often, opposing - emotions that Memorial Day stirs. We celebrate our freedoms, and yet, we mourn the cost that they required. We look ahead to a bright fut...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    May 23, 2019

We love you, Latham School - Community celebration is May 31

Latham School's long story has reached its last chapter. The current building dates back to 1922, but the large cost to bring the deteriorating building up to grade, along with declining student...

 

Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya Books

Our small town is surrounded by a larger, always changing world. Sometimes the events of that world impact our community personally as they did in 2009 when the national news shared the story of...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    History    May 23, 2019

Offbeat Oregon History - Hillboro's 'Diamond Bill' Barrett: 'The Heiress Whisperer'

Every now and then, one runs across a man who can sweet-talk absolutely anyone into anything. Such a man was William "Diamond Bill" Barrett Jr., the black sheep of a solid, respectable family of...

 
 By Susan Blachnik    News    May 23, 2019

Good news brewing for food pantry, kitchen project

APRIL UPDATES In April, Community Food for Creswell was awarded $20,000 from the Elizabeth S. Holden Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, toward the Community-use Commercial Kitchen project. Our g...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

Leaps and Bounds: Young driver finding success

When Keegan Bounds first started box stock kart racing at five years old, he was the slowest car on the track. It wasn't until his fifth race, when he hit the wall and flipped his kart, that he was ab...

 
 By Ben Deatherage    Sports    May 23, 2019

Speedway set for Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic

The Memorial Day weekend features a full schedule of events at Cottage Grove Speedway, starting Friday, May 24, with a pre-race party followed by two full nights of racing Saturday and Sunday. The...

 

Memorial Day 2019 - Spring in her step

Kat Romig, 16, of Springfield passes by the Uncle Sam hat painted on the Ken Kesey mural on Tuesday, May 21. The mural, located on the east stucco wall of Plank Town Brewing Company on Main Street in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

City makes it easier to build 'small units'

The Springfield City Council has changed the development code, hoping to encourage builders to construct smaller housing units, an area city leaders say is necessary as one part of its affordable hous...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 23, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Canine calendar contest underway Live in Springfield? Pick up a pet’s waste? That’s all that qualifies residents to enter their dogs for the chance to be featured in the city’s 2020 “Canines for Clean Water” calendar. Many people may not...

 

Chamber of Commerce past award winners

Citizen of the Year 2018 Cathy Morgan 2017 Jane Vincent 2016 Susan Blachnik 2015 Mayor Dave Stram 2014 Jay Payne 2013 LaVae Robertson 2012 Bob Hooker 2011 Patti Bond 2010 Jean McKittrick Rose Barker...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

Equestrians place in state's top five in three events

Equestrian athletes representing Creswell High School placed second in two events and fourth in another during the 2019 OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Teams) State Championships, held May 9-10...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

Flag football 'Raiders' win league, top playoff seed

The Creswell "Oakland" Raiders – a flag football team of Creslane fourth graders that competes in a Eugene-Springfield area NFL Flag Football league – won its last two regular-season games May 19...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

State playoffs calling Lady Dawgs' number

A 13-3 six-inning loss to league leader Harrisburg on May 13 had Creswell tied with Santiam Christian for second in league standings. So, with the top three teams headed for state playoffs, it came...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

State track titles elude district champion Bulldogs

After winning three individual titles and the boys' team title during the 3A Special District 4 Track and Field Championships on May 10-11, the Bulldogs were well represented as eight Creswell...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

Dawgs honor seniors, wrap baseball season

The final chance for a league victory this season slipped through the Bulldogs' fingers May 13 with a 5-2 loss at Harrisburg. The Dawgs' season ended with an 8-1 loss to Santiam Christian on senior...

 

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