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 By Aliya Hall    News    December 19, 2019

South Lane receives input on spending $2.3 million SSA funds

COTTAGE GROVE – South Lane School District is in the process of seeking community input on how to invest the new $2.3 million funds from the Student Success Act in their district. The district held...

 

City receives grant to help low, moderate-income residents

CRESWELL – Business Oregon is investing in the City of Creswell through through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and will receive a grant of $400,000 for a housing repair...

 

Dennis Dean 'Joe' Anderson - July 14, 1940 – Nov. 26, 2019

Dennis Dean "Joe" Anderson, 79, passed away at his home in Creswell surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. He and his twin sister Denyce were born on July 14, 1940 in Ross, North Dakota... Full story

 

Rosena May Durflinger - Jan. 10, 1933 – Dec. 9, 2019

Rosena May Durflinger, 86, fondly called "Rosie," passed away on Monday, Dec. 9. Rosie was born Jan. 10, 1933 to Edwin Theodore and Dorothy May Ziniker in Eugene. Rosie married Ronald Durflinger on... Full story

 

Veterans, or Santa's elves?

Creswell VFW and Auxiliary members assembled 25-plus Christmas care packages. They were full of candy and cookies, new socks, books and a number of personal items to send to our troops. The gifts...

 

Fred Stauffer Jr. - June 20, 1942 – Nov. 13, 2019

Fredrick Michael Stauffer, 77, of Creswell, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2019 from complications of diabetes and heart failure. Fred was born in Inglewood, Calif., minutes before his identical... Full story

 

David Dailey - Sept. 7, 1940 – Nov. 20, 2019

David Dailey, 79, a longtime resident of Springfield, passed away on Nov. 20, 2019 after a long battle with cancer, which he handled with dignity and grace. David was born and raised in Steilacoom,... Full story

 

Walter Pierce - Jan. 19, 1940 – Nov. 5, 2019

Walter H. Pierce, 79, of Springfield, passed peacefully at home in his sleep on Nov. 5, 2019 after courageously and bravely fighting complications from multiple surgeries. Walter was born on Jan. 19,... Full story

 

Gwen Marie Cordon - Nov. 16, 2019

Gwen Marie Cordon, a longtime resident of Dexter, Ore., passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. She spent her life in service to God and to her family. She will be greatly...

 

Alys Saber Gordon - April 4, 1921 – Dec. 1, 2019

Alys Gordon was born on an autumn day, April 4,1921 in Johannesburg, South Africa and died on Dec. 1, 2019 in Dexter, Ore. She lived a long and full life. She was a second-generation South African... Full story

 

Christopher Matthew Parent

PARENT – Christopher Matthew Parent, 54, of Creswell died Dec. 11. Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.... Full story

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    December 19, 2019

Putting a bow on a few end-of-year items

Wow, it's already my penultimate column of 2019. OK, I'll admit there is no other purpose to writing that first sentence other than to use the word "penultimate." It's one of those journalism-ese word...

 

Coast Fork Kiwanis seeking public's ideas on service projects

By Don Ehrich The Coast Fork Kiwanis Club is refocusing its efforts and seeking community input on where our modest resources of volunteer time and limited funding should be employed in the South Lane area. How else can Kiwanis help in the South...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - It's Chanukah time

This year from sundown, Sunday Dec. 22 through Monday Dec. 30, Jews worldwide commemorate Chanukah, a Jewish holiday which celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the larger Syrian army. It also...

 

Creslane Winter Concert

Members of the Creslane Choir perform "Hot Chocolate" during their winter concert on Dec. 10. The third, fourth and fifth graders confidently performed seven winter- and holiday-themed songs – most...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    December 19, 2019

Lorane loses longtime resident

LORANE –Another of our longtime Lorane residents has passed. Donna Moore was a kind, sweet woman. She and her husband Larry had been married for 68 years and were both active in the Lorane Grange...

 

Lexie Smith wins at VFW Districts

Creswell Middle School student Lexie Smith received the first-place award for the Patriot's Pen essay contest by local VFW District 13 on Dec. 14. District 13 contains eight posts in the southern...

 

Keeping track of the winter solstice

I actually prefer using the more inclusive "Happy Holidays." For me it has nothing to do with political correctness or desire to please or at least not offend anybody. It just comes down to the fact...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 19, 2019

Pioneer Cemetery Association lays loved ones to rest

CRESWELL – Surrounded by trees on the outskirts of Creswell's city limits, rows of headstones cover the rolling hills. Graves from the 1800s are covered in moss, coinciding with freshly dug burial...

 

Downside Up flips expectations - 'Old hard-rockers' can help in a jam

SPRINGFIELD – Downside Up is a pro's pro band, the kind you can call on when you're in a jam. You need a rock band, check. You need a dance band, double check. You need a multi-genre band for a...

 

New restaurant offers Cornucopia of choices

A small crowd gathered outside of Cornucopia for their grand opening last week at 521 Main St. in Springfield. Some guests included Springfield City Council members, representatives of the...

 

Eight Creslane Choir members in All-State Elementary Honor Choir

Eight Creslane Choir members have been chosen to perform with the Oregon Music Education Association All-State Elementary Honor Choir in January. Each choir director may rank and nominate up to 10...

 

Band's most striking feature:Musicianship

COTTAGE GROVE – It turns out that Zepparella has a whole lotta love for The Axe & Fiddle. "We used to love coming to the Eugene area because The Axe & Fiddle was one of our favorite stops,"...

 

New art series illustrates Springfield pride

SPRINGFIELD – Art is smart, and Springfield just got smarter. The City of Springfield and Travel Lane County last week hosted a launch party for a new retro art series highlighting Springfield...

 

Music Listings - Dec. 19, 2019

FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Killer B’s (Classic country, old-time rock-n-roll) Saginaw Vineyard, 6 p.m., no cover THURSDAY, DEC. 26 Sweet N’ Juicy (Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz) Axe & Fiddle, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 27 The Huckleberrys (Country, bluegrass) Saginaw...

 

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