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On July 4 Creswell will be Out of This World

Be sure to check out the Chronicle's 12-page special section with all the info you need to know about the July 4 Celebration.... Full story

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 27, 2019

Territorial Highway fixes slated next summer

In their first meeting with townspeople since 2017, Lane County Department of Works (LCDW) representatives were greeted by a packed house at Lorane Grange last week to discuss improving the 5.71 mile...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Fighters against flooding: Creswell Water Control District

There are certain jobs and roles that are often overlooked, not seen or even hidden. The custodian, a behind-the-scenes organizer, the anonymous donor. And the Creswell Water Control District board...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    June 27, 2019

Going off-roadin'

Creswell's Scott Smith, with his dog, Jersey, is ready to compete in the Gambler 500 Rally starting Friday, June 28. The off-road rally features cheap, impractical vehicles. The event first started...

 

Give us two seconds

Volunteers are still needed for a variety of activities and tasks during the July 4 Celebration and parade. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-895-5161. Your help is valued and appreciated....

 

Giovanni "Gio" Bruno Mediati - Sept. 19, 2003 - June 13, 2019

Giovanni "Gio" Bruno Mediati, of Creswell, was born on Sept. 19, 2003 to Rick and Laura Mediati. He died on June 13, 2019 at the age of 15. Gio was an exceptional student, classmate, teammate, friend... Full story

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 27, 2019

Memorial baseball doubleheader honors Mediati

A memorial service for Gio Mediati, 15, who drowned on June 13, hours after completing his freshman year at Creswell High School, will be held at the CHS baseball field at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    June 27, 2019

'Fifty first names only...'

One of the regular faces I see at Blue Valley Bistro is Lauren, mostly when I use the drive-thru window for a cup of morning coffee. My day simply goes better when it starts with a quick chat with her...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor of The Creswell Chronicle, in response to Richard Heyman’s June 20, 2019 installment of his column, “Through the Eyes of the Colonel”: While honored to be a City of Creswell Councilor, I speak here as a private citizen. As soon...

 

Jacqueline Jane Davis - Nov. 6, 1934 - June 7, 2019

Jacqueline Jane Davis, 84, of Eugene, passed away on June 7, 2019 from heart and kidney disease. She was born on Nov. 6, 1934 in New Orleans to parents John and Marie (Leidner) Schroder. Jacqueline... Full story

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    June 27, 2019

'Water Ouzels' are keeping our Coast Fork clean

On Saturday, an intrepid group will assemble at the Row River Boat Ramp with an assortment of watercraft, life jackets, paddles and plastic garbage bags. These volunteers are named for a tough little...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Springfield's murals represent city history

Art has always played an important role in Springfield's history. Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City, said that before there were the restaurants and shops that drew...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    June 27, 2019

A tribute to Latham from Lorane

I have been following the story of the closing of the little Latham Elementary School by the Cottage Grove School District this past week. It brings back memories and the heartache that the people of...

 

Offbeat Oregon: The 'Hold-Up Session' of 1896-97 featured a giant house party

At the time of this writing, the Oregon Legislature is stuck, unable to do anything; a group of lawmakers has gone off to Idaho for the express purpose of denying the legislature's leaders a quorum....

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 27, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Is there life after bread?

Part of my work as a health coach is helping people find healthier food choices. When they come to me asking for this guidance, they want to be healthier and manage their weight, often not knowing...

 

What motivates you?

One of the best things about being a fitness professional is getting feedback from clients about how much better they feel after a workout, how much fun they have in class and why they keep coming...

 

Mediterranean stuffed artichokes

This healthy recipe is a showstopper; a bit fancy and quite chic, it is a perfect dish for entertaining. SERVES: 6 PREP TIME: 1 1/2 hours Ingredients: 2 large artichokes 2 large lemons; juice...

 

IF YOU GO: Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya Books

What: An Afternoon with Shannon Applegate, author of “Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family’s History and Lore.” When: Thursday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m. Where: The Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 27, 2019

Basketball camp builds tomorrow's players, today

Dribbling, passing, individual defense and shooting were fundamental skills practiced during a coed youth basketball camp held June 17-19 at Creswell High School. "Almost every drill is something...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 27, 2019

Transition game: Criddle hopes to move into key role this season

He’s a young man of few words off the court, “but his personality on the court is the opposite,” Creswell Bulldogs boys’ basketball coach, Jesse Thomas said of returning wing/guard Payden Crid...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 27, 2019

All-State baseball: Howard on 2nd team

Creswell Class of 2019 graduate Dean Howard received a belated graduation present of sorts when he received Second Team honors as a utility player on the OSAA 3A All-State baseball team. Howard was...

 

Trial gardens show vegetables can be grown without irrigation

Growing vegetables without irrigation may sound farfetched, but two Willamette Valley trials proved crops can be grown in home gardens without a drop of irrigation. At demonstration gardens in Benton...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 27, 2019

Scales and tales - 'Replitle Man' kicks off summer reading program

Back by popular demand, it's ... the Oregon Reptile Man!! The kickoff event for Creswell Library's 2019 Summer Reading Program had no apparent connection to this year's theme, "A Universe of...

 

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