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Riding to the top

Ojos Del Salado, Chile – What do you do when it seems like everything that can go wrong does go wrong? According to Chase Boehringer, you have to get resourceful. Earlier this month, Boehringer,...

 

Fighting the 'winter blues'

The holidays can be a time of joy, laughter and family togetherness. It is also the time of year when primary care providers see an increase in patients who are feeling "down in the dumps." In...

 

Building memories

CRESWELL - Bringing kindergartners and their dads together to build decorative – and, of course, tasty – gingerbread houses is a beloved tradition at Creslane Elementary. Here, Olivia Clark seems...

 

A 'medley' of piano students

CRESWELL –The 2019 Christmas Recital was held on Dec. 14 at Creswell Presbyterian Church. Performers included 13 youth and one adult student of Dave Stram's Piano Den and two students of another...

 

Liudahl honored

CRESWELL - At last week's Lane Library District Board (LLD) meeting, the board presented Creswell Library director Su Liudahl with an award certificate from the Special Districts Association of...

 

Merry Christmas, veterans

CRESWELL – Little elves from Ellie's Preschool Promise and Daycare assembled Christmas gifts for the Creswell VFW Post to deliver to homeless and needy veterans. There are two separate package...

 

Betty J. Morris - April 29, 1931 – Dec. 15, 2019

Betty J. Morris, of Creswell, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2019 with her family by her side. Betty was born April 29, 1931 in Jefferson, Ore., the fourth child of William and Bryda Vogt. She...

 

Mabel Nancy (Shipp) Tackett - Feb.10, 1930 – Dec. 15, 2019

Mabel Nancy (Shipp) Tackett, 89, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2019. She was born on Feb. 10, 1930 in Cottage Grove to parents Sterling and Margaret (Johnson) Bolton. Mabel was...

 

Merriel Jeannette Bradley - June 17, 1933 – Dec. 19, 2019

Merriel Jeannette Bradley passed away suddenly and quietly at her home in Springfield, Oregon, on Dec. 19, 2019. Jeanne was born on June 17, 1933 in Roseburg, Oregon, to Harold “Dutch” and Marie Francis Miller. Jeanne descended from pioneer Orego...

 

Gregor Max Roessle - Dec. 12, 1931 – Dec. 17, 2019

Gregor Max Roessle, 88, of Anza, Calif., passed away in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Dec. 17, 2019. Gregor was born to parents Max and Louise Roessle on Dec. 12, 1931 in Koeln, Germany. He was the owner...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    December 26, 2019

Fifty first names only ...

This is the 10th and final "50 first names only" column ... 500 total names, if you're counting. Most of the names have come from interactions with service organizations such as the Cottage Grove...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    December 26, 2019

Twinkling lights illuminate South Lane County

The holiday season is upon us in full force. The season is shining through the beautiful Christmas lights and lawn decorations as we travel the roads around Lorane. I love driving down Oregon Avenue...

 

Play your way into the new year at 'Gamesquall'

COTTAGE GROVE – If you have ever wondered about the lighted sign bearing the letters "I.O.O.F." with three interlocking links on Main Street, you are not alone. That building, the Cottage Grove...

 

THE CAROUSEL CORNER - Happy New Year from carousel friends

Dear Chronicle readers: The Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel wish to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish to thank The Chronicle for the superb coverage of the carousel...

 

Pleasant Hill Theatre: Inspiring adolescent expression

PLEASANT HILL – As art and culture programs are being cut and dwindling from public schools, Pleasant Hill Community Theatre on Zephyr Way has become the home for adolescents to explore their creati...

 

Young musicians playing it smart

CRESWELL – While playing at the Blue Valley Bistro on Saturday night, Katie Culp of The Glass Straws was proud to admit that she had just landed her first "real" job. "I'm working three hours a...

 

'Swinging' into the spirit

CRESWELL –Student musicians helped audiences swing into the spirit of the season with a trio of winter concerts: Creswell Middle School bands on Dec. 12, CMS choir on Dec. 17 and Creswell High...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 26, 2019

CRAN helps felines find purr-fect home

SPRINGFIELD – From rehoming a cat whose owner has died, or placing kittens after a cat gives birth outdoors, to helping a cat whose owners moved away without them, each month Cat Rescue and...

 

Springfield Sports: Thurston Girls' Basketball

The Thurston Colts' Megan Miller, #13, gets a rebound in traffic. The Colts were defeated by the Semiahmoo Totems 53-39 in their third game of the Emerald City Shootout tournament at South Eugene...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 26, 2019

Egan Warming Center warms hearts

SPRINGFIELD ­- Egan Warming Center has a personal connection for volunteer Shelley Davidson. Davidson said that it's important to her to give back to the community, because she has been there. She ha...

 
 By Noel Nash    News    December 26, 2019

Carrying the torch of Liberty

SPRINGFIELD – You've probably seen them. No, you've definitely seen them. People in Statue of Liberty costumes on roadside sidewalks, sometimes spinning a sign or prop, waving and encouraging...

 

'I'm Alive': Kartsounes takes trail that leads him to Oregon

SPRINGFIELD – Bend resident Pete Kartsounes is one of Oregon's most gifted musicians. Now, it looks like he's going to be spending a lot of time in this neck of the woods. After performing two...

 

How sugary drinks unlock obesity genes - Nutritionally Speaking

As we approach the end of this calendar year and decade, we will have many opportunities to resolve to do better, and sometimes there are "baby steps" we can take that may be easier than we think....

 

Bulldogs earn memorable 2OT win

CRESWELL – It was a game for the ages. Not so much, maybe, for the aged. In a heart-pounding, back-and-forth double-overtime thriller Friday night at Oakland, the Creswell boys basketball team...

 

Four CMS players earn all-state football honors

CRESWELL – After the conclusion of a hard-fought 3-3 season in the Valley League, four Creswell Middle School Tigers eighth-grade football players were selected to various post-season All-Star...

 

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