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Articles from the October 17, 2019 edition

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 By Erin Tierney    News    October 17, 2019

Manhunt for stabbing suspect put city on high alert

CRESWELL – It was a typical Monday evening ... until it wasn't. By 7 p.m., about 30 local and state police officers and their canines blanketed the city in search of a man who allegedly stabbed...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 17, 2019

Forget Halloween; locals say Cottage Grove is haunted, phantasmic year-round

COTTAGE GROVE – This is the time of year when we turn our attention to Halloween and the idea of ghouls, ghosts and other paranormal activity. Perhaps a scarier thought, however, is that all this...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 17, 2019

Looking Glass is expanding services

COTTAGE GROVE – Family stress can come in many forms when a parent loses their job or housing costs upset the stability of having a "home." Financial stress, particularly for low-income families, ca...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 17, 2019

Council tosses out 'not a nuisance' protest

CRESWELL – After the word hit in September that the Whistle Stop building on South Mill Street was to be abated, property owner Carlton Garton penned a letter of protest to City Recorder Roberta Tharp. “I have performed clean up work and believe...

 

Norman Wallace Benton

Norman Wallace Benton, known to many of his friends as Norm, departed for his heavenly home on Oct. 4, 2019 and now is in the presence of the Lord. Norm was born on April 21, 1923, in Redmond,...

 

Frank 'Lowell' Solesbee

Frank "Lowell" Solesbee left this earth Thursday afternoon on Oct. 3, 2019 followed by a celebratory Willamette Valley downpour. His 79 adventure-filled years of loving life began on Feb. 23, 1940 in...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    October 17, 2019

Library showcases expansion, says 'thanks'

About 150 guests circulated through the airy, expanded space at Creswell Library on Saturday, Oct. 12 as the library celebrated the near-completion of its 10-year expansion project. Library board...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    October 17, 2019

So, how was your weekend?

Mine was great, starting with my Miami Hurricanes and our Oregon Ducks winning Friday night. Then I gorged on college football Saturday, and NFL on Sunday. With no apologies. I’m a child of the TV g...

 

Mayor's Ball highlights value of community

Dear Editor: Had the good fortune Saturday evening to attend the Gala Mayor’s Ball, a fundraising event for the continued reconstruction and update of the historic National Guard Armory in downtown Cottage Grove. The event was opened with the...

 

Bordello madam Carrie Bradley was the Brigid O'Shaughnessy of 1880s Portland

One of the most enduring and appealing tropes in popular fiction is the "Femme Fatale," like Brigid O'Shaughnessy in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. Assertive, sexy, and utterly free from the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 17, 2019

Mayor's Ball shines for Armory fundraiser

COTTAGE GROVE – Twinkling lights against black curtains, gold stars hanging from the armory ceiling and blue-white stars decorating the stage truly made the Mayor's Ball on Oct. 12 as "Timeless as...

 

37 PLAYS / 97 MINUTES

COTTAGE GROVE – A crafty and dysfunctional presentation on the most famous playwright of all time filled Cottage Theatre seats during the opening weekend of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” on Oct. 13. During...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    October 17, 2019

Return of the Friends book sale

COTTAGE GROVE – We live in a town that loves its books. We have three independent book stores on Main Street, a great public library and a vibrant volunteer group “Friends of Cottage Grove...

 

SPOOKY SPRINGFIELD

SPRINGFIELD – For being the oldest cemetery in Lane County, the file on Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Park is notably thin. Aside from a few old newspaper articles, a page in a booklet and a plaque at t...

 

Helping other businesses succeed is his business

SPRINGFIELD – And just like that, Springfield has its own award-winning industry leader. Seth Gruschow, owner of Togather Restaurant Consulting at 116 S. 4th St. said he was surprised to learn they...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 17, 2019

Jessica Cagle-Faber writes her own way

SPRINGFIELD – When Jessica Cagle-Faber was younger, she worked as a professional dancer. At least until her fear of rejection got the better of her. Then she decided to pursue a career where she...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    October 17, 2019

FUN AND FIRE PREVENTION

As most school kids were tucked away in classroom in the morning hours of October 8, approximately 160 students convened for a fieldtrip to learn about fire safety. State Farm Insurance of...

 

A refreshing and flavorful herb

We just returned from a few days away “glamping.” We enjoyed hikes along the Deschutes, sitting by the fire, and meeting other campers and their pets. We usually eat mostly the same foods as at...

 
 By Tipsy Basil    Health    October 17, 2019

Energy Bites

Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup chocolate chips ½ cup flaxseed meal ½ cup toasted coconut flakes ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter* 1/8 cup agave sweetener or honey 1...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    October 17, 2019

Students enjoy 'spirit-ed' Homecoming Week

CRESWELL – Homecoming/Spirit Week festivities at Creswell High School last week attracted and involved a much larger cross-section of the student body than usual – and that was by design. "Our...

 

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