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 By Noel Nash    News    August 29, 2019

Hello, world! Say 'hi' to The Chronicle

By Noel Nash Publisher It’s been nearly 110 years in the making: Today marks the debut of The Chronicle of Creswell, Cottage Grove, and now Springfield. And we couldn’t be happier as new “parent...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 29, 2019

Whistle Stop fate decided Sept. 9

Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect that Carlton Garton is the sole owner of the Whistle Stop property. His brother, Wade "Beau" Garton, is not part owner; he sold his share in 2015,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 29, 2019

Cottage Theatre starts remodel

After years in the making, Cottage Theatre is moving forward with their remodeling plans. Although unexpected changes in cost over the years required a different strategy, Executive Director Susan Goe...

 

Creswell at heart of coverage

Across the country, newspapers are being taken out at the knees by the media conglomerates of this world. A recent merger of Gannett and Gatehouse created the largest newspaper company in the...

 

Expansion, magazine increases exposure

To our advertising family, Starting with this week’s paper and continuing forward we are jumping up our game big time! One thousand weekly papers will be placed in grocery racks from Eugene to Sprin...

 

Rent is not too high

Dear Editor, Frequently I hear the complaint, “rents are too high,” or “housing prices are too high.” Are the people making these claims thinking clearly? The reason housing costs are difficult for people to afford is often because wages are...

 

Susan Marion Martin

Susan Marion Martin, 84, of Dorena, died on Aug. 19, 2019. She was born in Hood River on Dec. 3, 1934 to Ephriam Ashley and Marion Ninnette (Hollinghead) Miller. Susan graduated from Hood River High...

 
 By Noel Nash    Sports    August 29, 2019

Real-time stats this fall from CHS football

About six years ago, two men at ESPN had a vision to serve high school sports fans in much the same way the company was delivering the most comprehensive sports data to college and pro sports fans. Ul...

 

Speedway playing host To ISCS championship

Cottage Grove - Cottage Grove Speedway returns for a three-night event beginning Friday, Aug. 30, Saturday the 31 and Sunday Sept. 1. It will be the championship weekend for the Interstate Sprint Car...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 29, 2019

Do it yourselfers to 'fly-in' to Jim Wright Field

COTTAGE GROVE – The first recorded airplane landing in Cottage Grove occurred on June 14, 1919, in a field off South 6th Street. The party included four planes, Oregon Governor Olcott et al., and on...

 

'in a landscape'

DORENA - There's no shortage of gold in Oregon's lush rolling hills, its vibrant, cascading waterways and breathtaking rock formations. Gold, as in, golden tales about the state's rich history, its...

 

UNPLUGGED

COTTAGE GROVE – An intimate crowd at the Cottage Events Venue was treated to an evening anything but ordinary last Thursday. Looking like they just walked out of a Dorothea Lange photograph, a...

 

Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya Books…

Toni Morrison, in her Nobel acceptance speech said, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Language is what inhabits Kalapuya – words to inspire change in the world, bound in books....

 

An adventure to take your breath away

An old friend saved a quote from a book he once read. Touched by the words that reminded him of his first whitewater trip, he had them written in an old style script on parchment paper. Nicely...

 

Passion builds for downtown redevelopment

SPRINGFIELD - It is no secret that downtown Springfield is growing, with new businesses moving in on a regular basis. It is upscaling and quickly becoming a popular destination. Beautification...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 29, 2019

Moon Child Vintage brings groovy tastes downtown

SPRINGFIELD - Jenna Moser-Cohen has always been interested in fashion. Growing up on the East Coast, she studied fashion design and merchandising before going on to work at a fashion company; while...

 

Paving the way for safer roads

SPRINGFIELD – City leaders are partnering with county and state traffic officials to address reports that consistently show that parts of Main Street are considered "one of the most unsafe city stre...

 

'Fearless' broths and soups

September marks five years since the Eugene Natural Grocers store openedWow, has it been an amazing few years? One category that has exploded in popularity in our store (and everywhere) is collagen....

 

Peaches & Burrata

2 peaches, sliced 8 oz burrata cheese Fresh basil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Chili powder (optional) Arrange peaches and burrata on a plate. Drizzle with balsamic and oil. Season with...

 

Lemon Basil Oil

This recipe is delicious, and so good for you! Lemon basil oil is the French version of pesto. It's also less expensive to make versus the Italian version of pesto because you leave out the parmesan...

 

Eugene's first university died when college president started a gunfight

The University of Oregon, as most alumni can tell you, was founded in 1876 as the flagship of Oregon's university system. But the channels the university project flowed through, with the enthusiastic...

 

Dispute leads to man being shot

PLEASANT HILL — Deputies responded to a report of a dispute involving a firearm in the Pleasant Hill area on Wheeler Road. Both the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police went to the scene, where they discovered a deceased man....

 

Late summer brings diverse mix of fish

At the top of this week's fishing report is "diversity" – as in, the many varieties of fish species that become available in the late summer to anglers in western Oregon. Salmon, tuna, halibut,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 29, 2019

A RAISIN TO SMILE

Yaakov Levine, 66, of Creswell, has always been on a journey to be healthier. His father was a semi-invalid from heart disease by the time Levine was 5 years old, and it made him want to live a...

 

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