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 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

'Paws-itive' service

After growing up largely in foster care, Creswell native Jayson Southmayd served in the Marines, and as an Army combat medic in Iraq. Seriously injured twice, he's undergone 48 surgeries. An implanted...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 15, 2019

TRASH TALK

By Erin Tierney Executive Editor Sanipac got an OK for a 2.9% rate increase during Monday night’s Creswell City Council meeting, but not without sitting through a contentious council quarrel. Council President Amy Knudsen did not mince words. She...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

DATA NARRATIVE

By Aliya Hall Staff reporter Live Healthy Lane wants to make sure their data is telling the right story. Healthy Lane (LHL) has been collecting feedback from communities to see if the data from their...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

K9s, deputies, community mingle on National Night Out

By Gini Davis Community Editor Hourly demonstrations by Lane County Sheriff's Office's K9 Unit were a big hit during Creswell's second National Night Out, held Aug. 6 in Holt Park. The event was part...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Fifty first names only …

I’m long overdue to mention some of the regulars I see at Farmlands Market: Chrissy, Sam and Chiara (the sandwich maker!). And I have to mention Ian, who loaned me a pen at the start of my delivery...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel:

It is past time that a solution should be found for the needless killings in schools and public places. The fact that there are so many weapons available for mass destruction – and the ability to ea...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Learning writ large; it's better together

Validation. That was my key takeaway from the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland the first weekend of this month. I’ve only recently gotten back into creative writing, after stepping away...

 
 By Kay Higdon    News    August 15, 2019

CHS 1959 reunion

Approximately one-third of the Creswell High School Class of 1959 were able to come together for their 60th reunion in late July. They enjoyed a dinner on a sultry Saturday night, catching up on each...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Library grants, awards help inspire fresh ideas

Recent scholarships and honors have Creswell Library Director Su Liudahl and Youth Librarian Nick Caum eager to develop fresh ideas to better serve their community. Liudahl received a $2,000 State...

 

Mining law answered plan to seize gold mines with military force

In the years that followed the American Civil War, the American federal government was gasping for cash. The war had been largely financed by borrowing huge sums of money from abroad, mostly from...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

PRIDE

Springfield-Eugene Pride held its first march on Aug. 10. Pride activities have been going strong for 28 years, organizers said, but the march was a new installment this year. This year, there were...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 15, 2019

Armory starting to glow

Prepare to do a double-take if you haven't been by the Cottage Grove Armory lately. The 88-year-old structure is looking pretty spruce with cracks repaired and gleaming new paint job. Inside, tile-set...

 

Creating a strong, healthy community

In the Summer of 2015 I started attending monthly Be Your Best (BYB) meetings after an invitation from a member of Sustainable Cottage Grove. I was impressed by how efficient, informative and...

 

Ditch backpack back pain

How much does your child’s backpack weigh before they head off to school in the morning? Do you know? It’s okay if you don’t, but it is important information to learn. A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s bodyweight can impact...

 

Nutritionally Speaking:

I love shopping for food, and enjoy taking my time to find my favorites, and even though I always shop with a list, I find new “favorites” on most shopping adventures. Whenever I shop, I see...

 

Chronicle Kitchen

Living close to the coast is awesome! Having freshly caught fish on a local level is a dream come true to me. It's tuna and salmon time on the Oregon coast, so it's the perfect month to try this...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Rad games, mad science

Kids and chemicals both reacted explosively – the former with laughter, the latter with... well, explosions – as Creswell Library hosted Minute to Win It and Explosions, Inc.'s Aaron Berenbach...

 

Anglers continue hauling in salmon

At the top of the report this week is the salmon fishing off the Lane County coast. The weather has been good, and light winds and calm seas have played to every fisherman's advantage. Although...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

It's a party!

Back-to-school necessities, food and fun aplenty greeted families at Creswell's 15th annual Party in the Park last weekend in Holt Park. Within two hours, 290 of 320 free backpacks stuffed with...

 

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