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 By Erin Tierney    News    October 11, 2018

National Newspaper Week - On reporting the tough stuff

This week is National Newspaper Week, and we found this a fit opportunity to connect with our readers and offer insight as to how our newsroom operates on the inside. We know last week's article...


Creswell High School Homecoming - Class of 2019!

Creswell high school seniors explode with emotion as they are paraded in front of the audience during homecoming on Oct. 5.... Full story


Teen CERT grads recognized

Liesel Geyer, Nikki Wood and Grace Perdue have been added to Creswell's Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduates. They were recognized at Monday night's city council meeting, as South...

 By Aliya Hall    News    October 11, 2018

School Board evaluation shows improvement from past years

At the work session meeting held on Oct. 3, Creswell School Board analyzed findings from the 2017-18 academic year evaluation, which overall rated the school board consistently at proficient and effec... Full story


Craig "Craigie" Wilson

Craigie, our sweet, "gentle giant," passed suddenly at home on Sept. 14, 2018. He was born to to the late Dennis Wilson and Sandra Hanson in Springfield, Ore., on Feb. 8, 1961. He was a meat cutter... Full story


Welcome to our world

MEANS - Miranda and Cody Means of Creswell welcomed a baby boy to the world on Oct. 2, 2018 at PeaceHealth Sacred Medical Center RiverBend....

 By Erin Tierney    News    October 11, 2018

'Getting off the crazy cycle' Marriage Builders Conference is Oct. 27

Have you ever said something to your significant other that was with good intentions, but they took it the complete opposite way? An argument ensues, and it's not long before you're both upset,...

 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Local journalism matters because our communities matter

As the number of community newspapers shrinks across the U.S., the ripple effect can be felt throughout the industry. The disappearance of local, small town papers puts more and more communities in...


City Council election 2018

Perhaps I am conceited, but it sure is a compliment when people come up to me and encourage me to submit my name as a write-in candidate for mayor. I truly, for the first time in my life, wish I were...

 By Dave Stram    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Thank you for the privilege of serving as mayor

It’s Fall in Creswell. Though warm temperatures haven’t completely left us, we all know what’s coming: Leaves turning color and dropping to the ground, shorter days, Halloween just a few weeks a...


Let's bring STAR Voting to Lane County!

Frustrated by politics? Remember, democracy has always been a work in progress. Oregon has long been a pioneer in that progress, from the initiative and referendum a century ago to the mail-in ballots and “motor voter” registration of today. Now...


'Shrek the Musical'

If you were seven years old and your parents sent you off to fend for yourself, telling you it was a, "Big, bright, beautiful world out there for everyone but you," what would you do? If you are an og...

 By Dana Merryday    News    October 11, 2018

Home again

Two editions ago I dropped into The Creswell Chronicle without as much as "by your leave" and maybe left you wondering, "Who is this person? Why are they taking up space in the Creswell paper talking...


Offbeat Oregon History

Around 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, March 19, 1932 - just a few months before Prohibition was ended - four vehicles rolled furtively into the little Coast Range town of Toledo. A big,...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 11, 2018

Volleyball team gets it done against eighth-ranked Eagles

The 10th-ranked Lady Bulldogs volleyball team took care of business in three straight games against two league opponents last week, dropping the visiting eighth-ranked Harrisburg Eagles 25-9, 25-17,...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 11, 2018

Battling Bulldogs suffer Homecoming heartbreak

A tough 12-18 overtime loss to the visiting Oakland Oakers during the Bulldogs' Homecoming football game on Oct. 5 leaves the embattled Dawgs still in search of their first league win of the season....

 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 11, 2018

Lady Dawgs, Billies battle to soccer stalemate

Senior forward Morgan Janshen scored both Creswell goals as the 18th-ranked Lady Bulldogs tied the visiting 17th-ranked Pleasant Hill Billies 2-2 in girls' soccer action on Oct. 3. It was the only...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 11, 2018

Soccer Dawgs net shutouts as playoff hunt heats up

Christian Tucker scored a hat trick as the Creswell Bulldogs recorded a pair of shutout victories in boys’ soccer action last week, downing host Central Linn 11-0 on Oct. 1 and host Pleasant Hill 1-...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 11, 2018

Dawgs can't overcome 'ugly' third quarter in gridiron loss

A third quarter in which nothing went right cost the Creswell Bulldogs, who suffered a 20-41 football loss to Central Linn on Sept. 28. Both teams were scoreless after the first quarter, but the...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 11, 2018

Lady Dawgs net league, non league soccer wins

A 2-1 league victory over the visiting La Pine Hawks on Sept. 26 and a non league 3-0 shutout of host Westside Christian on Sept. 24 marked a successful week on the soccer field for the Creswell Lady...

 By Gini Davis    Sports    October 11, 2018

Lady Dawgs host state's best for volleyball tourney

Going 1-1 on Sept. 29 brought the ninth-ranked Creswell volleyball team’s record to 2-1 in league and 6-7 overall, and Saturday’s Creswell Tournament tested the Lady Dawgs’ mettle against many...


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