William (Bill) Martin
June 29, 1939 – Sept. 13, 2020
Bill lived in Marcola for 43 years. He worked at Weyerhaeuser for 23 years. After retiring from there, he ran his own senior foster care home for 14 years. Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice; his children Mark, Billy, Terry, Vikki, Alan and Lori; two brothers, Arthur & Jerry; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews. Bill loved traveling, camping, fishing, gardening, his home and family. He is truly loved and will be greatly missed. There will be no services or celebration of life.
FreeNews Jul. 24
Caravan a short, uneventful ‘parade and protest’
A small caravan of trucks with flags and homemade signs backed up traffic on Oregon Avenue in Creswell on Saturday morning; fewer than 10 people watched the demonstration along downtown sidewalks on a sunny day with blue skies.
Community Jul. 24
Watchmaker’s Covid lesson: Innovate, chase your passion
SPRINGFIELD – Sometimes inspiration will find you again, even if it takes a few years to return.
Community Jul. 24
Improving its lot: VFW receives money for paving
CRESWELL – A pothole-riddled parking lot at the Creswell VFW Post is one step closer to getting back to tip-top shape, after the post received a $1,000 donation from two Creswell businesses on July 15.
Opinion Jul. 23
Chronicle earns 12 more awards
There are many ways journalists receive feedback on their work, and one is being judged by your industry peers. It’s not so bad, really.
Sports Jul. 23
‘Covid Olympics’ are still must-see TV
Fine words spoken by an aristocratic French educator, historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee, but I suspect few Olympic athletes want anything less than victory.