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Man shoots arrows at people in mobile-home park

CRESWELL – Last week, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a disorderly person armed with a bow and arrows at a mobile home park south of Creswell. The call further stated that the man had put on an army helmet at one point. The Sheriff’s Office received[Read More…]

Cedar Creek Fire: 113,000 acres burn

A weekend of cooler weather and some widespread rainfall helped a still-growing army of nearly 2,600 firefighters on the 113,000-acre Cedar Creek Fire conduct burnout work and build fire lines, to reach their first containment figure in days, at 11%, Cedar Creek Fire officials said this week.   Last week,[Read More…]

Letter to the editor

Addi’s Diner article brings back sweet memories Dear Editor: In your Sept. 8 issue you published an article on Addi’s Diner. It brought back some lovely memories. Thirty-one years ago, I escaped the traffic madness of Los Angeles and settled into a wonderful house on West D Street in Springfield[Read More…]

Things 2 do

Flynn Creek Circus, a rurally-based, circus-theater company, is bringing its talents to Cottage Grove  in October.  Its theme, “‘Balloons, Birds and Other Flying Things’ is created, directed and choreographed by Blaze Birge and the circus cast.The circus will feature original, live music from legendary rock stars, Eric McFadden and Kate[Read More…]


“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.”  —  Stephen Chbosky Author of the frequently challenged “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” This is National Banned Book Week. It is a celebration of[Read More…]

John Ted Bowman

July 12, 1940 – Sept. 11, 2022 John Ted Bowman, beloved father, husband, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2022 surrounded by his family and friends. John’s life was lived with astute wit, wisdom and inimitable style. He was born on July 12, 1940  in Redding, Calif.[Read More…]

Robert ‘Bob’ L. Eveland

Dec. 23, 1938 – Aug. 18, 2022 Robert “Bob” L. Eveland, 83, of Yoncalla, Oregon, passed away Aug. 18, 2022.  Bob was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Iowa City, Iowa, to parents Harold and Delores (Dewey) Eveland.  After completing high school, Bob began his career as a painting contractor and[Read More…]

Virginia Marshall

Aug. 8, 1927 – Sept. 6, 2022 Virginia (Whiteman) Marshall of Dexter, Ore. passed away on Sept. 6, 2022, at the age of 95. She was born Aug, 8, 1927, in Albany, Ore. She grew up with two brothers. She worked as a secretary for Mountain State Electric. Virginia met[Read More…]