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'The epitome of an all-American boy' - Community mourns loss of vibrant teen

The Creswell community is in mourning after a 15-year-old died last week in a swimming accident, just hours after school let out for summer break. On the afternoon of June 13, after a week of taking f...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 20, 2019

City budget approved, focused on growth

New construction, renovation and newly repurposed staff positions are among the notable aspects of the City's fiscal-year budget, approved Monday, June 10 during the City Council meeting. More...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 20, 2019

Celebrating carousel success with a skydive

Spirits were high Saturday morning, as a handful of board members from The Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel Committee (Carousel Friends) met up at the Creswell Airport for a much-anticipated...

 

Joey Deon Strebe March 25, 1969

Joey Deon Strebe of Cottage Grove, died on June 8, 2019 at the age of 50. She was born on March 25, 1969 in Arcata, Calif. to parents Randy Cooper and Jeri Hunter (McCutcheon). Joey married Jon... Full story

 

City of Creswell meeting notices

City Council/Planning Commission Joint Meeting The City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. in the McCluskey Chambers of City... Full story

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    June 20, 2019

A deep dive into the podcasting pool

At this time, there are more than 700,000 active podcasts, according to 2019 Podcast Insights, which does beg the question: “Why would I – in an oversaturated marketplace – go to a workshop to l...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Old Schoolhouse update: Foundation, porch replacement report

Creswell Heritage Foundation board members and volunteers are currently completing site work at Old Schoolhouse, but the Foundation and Porch Replacement Project is otherwise complete. We want to shar...

 

My money, my choice on charity

I don't mind paying my taxes, as long as they money is used for better government, police protection, government administration, and other necessary things to keep us safe and maintain our democratic...

 

School's out for summer: Now what?

South Lane School District had their last day of school on Tuesday, and students said their goodbyes and headed home for the summer. When I was a kid I couldn't wait for the summer break from school....

 
 By Ben Deatherage    News    June 20, 2019

Miller continues dominance on 'Dad's Night'

Despite only two classes on the card for the Friday, June 14, event at Cottage Grove Speedway, fans were treated to exciting racing. The Interstate Sprint Car Series opened up its 2019 season after...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    June 20, 2019

Wild Caught Cilantro Shrimp served with creamy avocado and topped on a cucumber slice

Serves 6 Marinate 1 pound large, wild caught shrimp, peeled ½ bunch cilantro, washed and chopped fine 2 limes, zested and juiced 1 Tbsp honey ½ serrano chili chopped fine 2 cloves...

 

Grand marshal chosen

Costumed members of the Bohemia Mining Days (BMD) Board and its festival coordinator recently dropped in and surprised Banner Bank Cottage Grove branch manager, Jim Gilroy with the announcement that...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 20, 2019

Public has unique chance to meet board

An official public meeting of the SUB board scheduled Thursday, June 20 -- where board members will respond directly to Springfield residents and ratepayers. It’s believed to be a first by an elected board in Springfield. The Springfield Utility...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 20, 2019

Just another day...

A couple strolls by one of the most well-known murals, installed by the Old City Artists in 2014, depicting Matt Groening's epic Simpsons characters. This is only one of many murals throughout the...

 

PublicHouse hosts museum fundraiser

The Springfield Museum will be holding a "pint night" fundraiser with the PublicHouse from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019. One dollar from each pint sold during the event will be donated to the...

 

Bungling attempt by old crimps marked the end of the shanghaiing era

The election of 1904 didn't end the practice of shanghaiing in Portland, but it did put a huge and (eventually) fatal dent in it. Larry Sullivan, the socially poised and politically connected prince o...

 

Flower Basket celebrates 35 years of success, involvement

Carol Reeves has put her heart and soul into The Flower Basket - her curated shop of flowers, Oregon-made chocolates, boutique clothing, jewelry and gifts - for the past 35 years. So naturally, she...

 

Healthy eating made easy

Making healthy food choices can be challenging. The chaos of life almost always makes it easier to swing by a drive-thru. Not only is this typically an unhealthy option, but all that money spent on...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 20, 2019

Germen uses football camp to improve, mentor others

Reece Germen didn't think he would like football when he was younger – in fact, he didn't play until one of his friends encouraged him to try it when he was in eighth grade at Creswell Middle...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 20, 2019

Football kid campers take heat to learn fundamentals

Creswell High School coaches and returning high school football players put young hopefuls through their paces during a Football Summer Kids' Camp for kindergarteners through sixth graders, held June...

 

Hatch, Black earn all-state honors

Two players on the Creswell Bulldogs softball team have been selected for 3A All-State teams. Outfielder Aubrie Hatch, a senior, was named to the All-State Second Team and pitcher Destiney Black, a...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 20, 2019

No horseplay, just winning for Creswell HS equestrian team

Creswell equestrians performed like old hands at high-level competition during the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship (PNWIC), a regional Washington/Oregon invitational meet held June 14-16 a...

 

Stunning site: Heceta Head offers scenic view of history from old lighthouse

Reaching from the crest of the Cascade Mountains to the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean, Lane County is among the most popular destinations in our great state – a place where you can catch a...

 

Angler's Log

The calendar tells us that summer is still several days away, but the weather has been loudly proclaiming that summer arrived several weeks ago. Fortunately we had a wet winter with above-average...

 

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