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 By Erin Tierney    News    October 24, 2019

Businesses shift, reshape downtown

CRESWELL – Downtown Creswell is shifting and reshaping, and the proof is behind the “closed for renovations,” “coming soon” and “now open” signs taped on Oregon Avenue storefronts. While Creswell bid adieu to a handful of businesses...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 24, 2019

YOUNG AND PREPARED

CRESWELL – When a disaster happens in the area, the more trained hands on deck the better. That's why South Lane County Fire & Rescue offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Fo...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    October 24, 2019

FRN donors help families write success stories

CRESWELL – During a fundraiser dinner held Oct. 18 in the Creswell High School commons, guest speaker Elizabeth Harter, at left, of Creswell, shares her family's experiences utilizing respite care,... Full story

 

Samuel H. Cole

Samuel H. Cole was born in Flint, Mich. in 1931 and was adopted as an infant. The family moved to Santa Monica, California, and Sam graduated from Santa Monica High School. Shortly thereafter, Sam...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Fifty first names only

October is full of opportunities to socialize and participate, from harvest festivals and community fundraisers to The Chronicle’s own Halloween coloring contest. We attended the Family Relief...

 

Olympian: 3 items for real success

I’ve hit rock bottom more times than I can count. As a gymnast, I overcame injuries that would have ended many other athletes’ careers – only to watch my Olympic dreams slip out of reach. As a businessman, I built a successful start-up – and...

 

Battleship U.S.S. Oregon was lost in Pearl Harbor attack – sort of

Dec. 7, 1941, was a bad day for American battleships. Four of the U.S. Navy's front-line battleships – the Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia and California – were sunk or destroyed. Four more were...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    October 24, 2019

Time to "gird up"

Starting today and running all weekend there is more going on than you can easily accomplish in the historic downtown of Cottage Grove. It is like that all too often 'round here. Nothing for it but...

 

Springfield school admins want to make students 'real-life ready'

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Public School District Superintendent Todd Hamilton spoke at last week's Springfield City Club luncheon on how the district is planning for student success. "What is a...

 

Council focuses on housing

SPRINGFIELD – Housing dominated the Springfield City Council agenda this week, including a mobile home park rezone, a temporary homeless shelter designation and grant for low-income housing....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 24, 2019

Teens share spooky stories

SPRINGFIELD – A group of over 20 teenagers huddled together around a fake campfire, s’mores in hand as they shared scary stories in a dark room behind the library, preparing for Halloween. The...

 

SPRINGFIELD CALENDAR

THURSDAY, OCT. 24 • Purple Thursday. Wear purple to raise awareness about Domestic violence. #PurpleThursday. • Cornucopia Restaurant’s grand opening in Springfield, 521 Main St., Springfield. FRIDAY, OCT. 25 • Meet the Developers Session 3....

 

Historical society grateful for help

Dear Editor, The Creswell Area Historical Society has been blessed in a special way. We wanted an awning to protect the entrance door. This door is the original 1889 door. We contacted Creative...

 

Dogs (and cats) support optimal health

A few months ago, and a couple of years after our last dog, Poppy died, my wife Donna went to the animal shelter and brought home our new family member: cat-friendly, 8-year-old Emma. We have two...

 

Fall storms sink any fishing success

About every condition that works against angling success is at the top of this week's fishing report. No way to flower this up, folks, but a series of fall storms that began to reach the Lane County...

 

Fru Skagerrak

Most of us rarely take the time to sample the tasty cornucopia of sounds and rhythms from around the world. We’re really missing out, too. Haven’t you stumbled upon some kind of international music — maybe a Celtic festival or an African music...

 

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