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 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Cathy Morgan bids banking farewell after 40 years

After 40 years in the banking industry – most of it right here in Creswell – Cathy Morgan retires next week as Creswell branch manager for Banner Bank. It's a bittersweet transition for Morgan,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 1, 2019

Board elects new chair, awards reroofing contract

Creswell School Board Director Mike Anderson was elected board chair for the 2019 school year during the July 23 special meeting, with board member Lacey Risdal elected as vice-chair. The decision cam...

 

In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild

With a 9-foot Steinway in tow, musician Hunter Noack will roll into South Lane County to deliver the "In a Landscape" outdoor concert experience on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Ken Kesey Farm in...

 

How Public Works, work

Safety First! Wearing his "hard hat" – one of the freebies for kids at the event–a young boy tries his hand at "operating" a John Deere mower with an articulating arm for mowing ditches and brush...

 

Lions Club donates to heritage group

The Lions Club presented a donation of $1,500 to the Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) on July 25 as part of the Lions Club disbursement of funds upon disbanding. Pictured, Lions Club President John...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 1, 2019

'Scattershooting: Some hither, others yon ... '

Jackie Sherrod was an institution at The Dallas Morning News, covering the Texas sports scene for decades. His weekly notebook, which hit on a wide variety of topics, always started with the phrase...

 

A worthy cause for all of us

We visited the Greenhill Humane Society on Monday morning at its updated facility and what a pleasant experience it was. The complex is new or refurbished and it is a great place that rescues stray,...

 

Mayor: Former city councilor left lasting legacy

It is with a heavy heart that I share my thoughts on former Creswell resident and city councilor Adam Pelatt, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Adam served on the City Council...

 

Welcome to our world

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD TILLEY – Dameon and Katrina Tilley, of Creswell, welcomed twin girls to the world on June 16, 2019 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Nalani and Makana...

 

Adam Thomas Pelatt: Dec. 30, 1977-July 20, 2019

Adam Thomas Pelatt, age 41, passed away on July 20, 2019, in Billings, Montana. Adam was born on Dec. 30, 1977, in Billings – the beginning of an amazing life full of empathy, love, godliness,... Full story

 

Best catches found close to Creswell

Folks are seeing excellent fishing results for the warm-water fish species – bass, crappie and perch – that populate many ponds and lakes across Lane County, and a couple of nearby rivers, too....

 

Notebook - Dramatic changes made to funding

CHRONICLE WIRE SERVICES Two bills – one signed by the governor in July (HB 2829), and one recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 3742) – offer the most significant opportunities to fund fish and wildlife conservation in a...

 

Offbeat Oregon History - Was the Bridge of the Gods a real thing? Almost certainly, yes

The opening scene of The Warlord of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs' third "John Carter of Mars" book, has the hero paddling up the great River Iss as it flows out of a long, dark underground passage, in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 1, 2019

Thurston teacher's new series debuts

Family, belonging and ... goblins? These are the themes in local author William Ritter's new series debut, "The Oddmire: Changeling." The book follows two brothers as they "follow a curious map into...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 1, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Springfield Night @ the Emeralds Aug. 11 Eugene Emeralds will team up with the City of Springfield for the annual Springfield Community Night on Sunday, Aug. 11 at PK Park. Tickets include the pregame exhibition softball game between the Springfield...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 1, 2019

'A Chance to show off your best'

On the third weekend of August, a long-held Cottage Grove tradition will bloom again. Friday, Aug. 16-18, the Western Oregon Exposition (WOE) will ride again. The stated mission of the fair is: "The...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Kalapuya Books a 'literarty' haven in historic 'Grove

Perhaps one key to Kalapuya Books' 22 successful years is that owners Betsy and Hal Hartzell sell what they love, and love selling from their charming historic building at 637 E Main St. The shop's...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 1, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Do we need cholesterol?

I am asked daily about alternatives to prescription medications for lowering cholesterol levels. I have found this question to be a great lead-in for some education about the benefits (yes, benefits)...

 

Zucchini Fritters

Prep time 30 minutes Serves 4 So many zucchinis, so little time. This zucchini fritters recipe is addicting and are perfect with a meal, as a side or as an appetizer. This recipe is perfect to...

 

Calvary Creek, Cowsills croon favorite folk music for Carousel

Two popular local musical groups donated their harmonies at a benefit concert last month to raise money for the Cottage Grove Carousel Project at Calvary Chapel. In the third performance of the Carous...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Video gamers have 'Elite' spot in Creswell

It's been a fun, rewarding first year in business, said Jeanet and Daniel Campbell, owners of Elite Game Spot, 287 S Front St., Creswell. Since opening on July 14, 2018, the Campbells have built a...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    August 1, 2019

Fire Road blaze reminiscent of 2015 fire

'In early August, 2015, Lorane was in the news – and not in a good way. A fire had broken out along Territorial Road south of Lorane and caught the hillside between the Mitchell and Matchulat...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    August 1, 2019

In 2020, Smith will sprint against 'clock' for state title

Like tenths of seconds on a race timer, Creswell High incoming senior Gauge Smith, 17, has been ticking off achievements as a sprinter. In 2018, Smith won the district championship in the 300m hurdles...

 

'All-session' tickets now available

Ticket packages featuring all sessions for the Eugene-hosted 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field can be purchased at TrackTown20.com. Fans also can buy the all-session tickets by...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Kite Day shoots for the stars

Kids made their own delta kites and sent them soaring around Holt Park on July 24 during Creswell Library's Kite Day, with former Creswell dentist and avid kite enthusiast, Dr. Richard Page. Crafted...

 

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