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 By Cody Warren    News    November 21, 2019 

New Heights - On a quest for glory, growth

Near the border of Argentina and Chile, the world's tallest active volcano stands waiting for its next contestant. Ojos del Salado has seen many men try to conquer its steep and icy summit on...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019 

District plans for expanding population

CRESWELL – Creswell School District is looking into the future, preparing for the additional 130 students anticipated in the district within the next 10 years. “What are we going to do as...

 

RAIN to strengthen businesses in 2020

RAIN is plugged into 18 rural communities and five city regional areas including Albany, Florence, Lincoln City, Linn and Benton counties, and Oakridge and Lowell. Last month, the City hosted a luncheon for over 20 Creswell business leaders and...

 

EV magazine bigger, brighter than ever

Two magazines in one. The new Winter edition of the Emerald Valley Magazine is available in businesses, Creswell Chamber, and The Chronicle....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 21, 2019 

Creswell VFW honors students for democratic essays

CRESWELL – As part of the National VFW scholarship program, Creswell VFW 4039 last weekend awarded Creswell and Pleasant Hill students for penning admirable Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen...

 

Heyman honored for valor

PLEASANT HILL – Retired Colonel Richard Heyman, of Creswell, spent a lengthy career in the United States Air Force, serving in three wars including World War II, Korea and Vietnam. For his...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 21, 2019 

Whistle Stop building torn down

CRESWELL – As of press time Tuesday, work is underway but still incomplete at the Whistle Stop Building at 213 S. Mill St. The building is torn down nearly in its entirely and ATEZ Environmental...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019 

On-time graduation increases while grade-level expectations decrease

CRESWELL – With the release of the new school district report cards from the Oregon Department of Education, the data found that 87% of students are on time to graduate – a 10% increase from the...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    November 21, 2019 

'Dharma Town:' City has long history with Buddhism

Cottage Grove is a place that is deceptively deep in hidden treasures. Sure, we are known for our covered bridges, excellent biking trails and historic downtown, but did you know we host not one but...

 

Taking action through advocacy

Last week, Magnolia Gardens in Cottage Grove began hosting monthly meetings for the League of Women Voters. From left are Beth Pool, Susan Johnson, Cynthia Sharp, Gayle Downing, Carol Shelly, Cecelia...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019 

Springfield Museum Rocks!

SPRINGFIELD – "Rocks are unifying," Museum Curator Madeline McGraw said about the Springfield Museum's latest exhibit, "Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon," which drew over 200 people of all...

 

Commissioner reflects on first year

SPRINGFIELD – First elected to office 10 months ago, Lane County Commissioner Joe Berney, District 2-Springfield, last week reviewed his year so far in a presentation to the Springfield City Club....

 
 By Cody Warren    News    November 21, 2019 

Colts down Wilsonville, advance to semifinals

Thurston Colts linebacker Santino Stranieri, No. 10, breaks up a pass in the endzone intended for Wilsonville wide receiver Mason Dean, No. 1. The Colts defeated the Wildcats 48-9 on a foggy night at...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 21, 2019 

Time spent, and its changing ways

LORANE – Each year, time seems to go faster and faster. Thinking back to my youth, it seemed as though the days, weeks and years, kept at a leisurely pace. There was time to go to school, do...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 14, 2019

'Pitching a ringer' - Longtime resident, vet is a man of milestones

CRESWELL – At 97, veteran and longtime resident Lowell Davis is still going strong. He doesn't have to take any prescribed medication and it only cost him $20 last year for health-related services....

 
 By Gini Davis    News    November 14, 2019

Library mystery fundraiser delivers 'killer' good time

Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harrold and library assistants Hanna Shumate-Knopp (left) and Michelle Thielke study the chalk outline of the body of the "murder victim" whose untimely demise was the focus...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 14, 2019

Young entrepreneur opens salon

CRESWELL – Shannon Whitehead is seeing her vision come to life. At 25, the Creswell entrepreneur opened up her own salon in October in the former Burlap and Lace shop on Oregon Avenue. Whitehead...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 14, 2019

KNND radio moves buildings, adding FM

COTTAGE GROVE – Listeners can soon catch KNND 1400 AM on both radio waves. The country, rock and talk station, will soon be adding an FM station, said Cameron Reiten, owner of KNND. As part of AM...

 

Bird walk will be something worth squawking about

COTTAGE GROVE – If you are not familiar with the feathered members of our community, this Saturday would be a good chance to make their acquaintance. The Coast Fork Birders will be led on their...

 

A tribute to the fallen - Bikers ride to Arlington, honoring Gold Star families along the way

SPRINGFIELD – They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. They may have died in action during a war overseas, in a training accident or even by their own hand while on active...

 

Developer on a mission to improve Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – When talking about his success as one of downtown Springfield's most prolific developers, David Loveall said that "the most crucial element to doing anything" is to have "skin in the...

 
 By Dez Brock    News    November 14, 2019

Playwright brings first full show to stage

SPRINGFIELD – For Aaron Michael Smart, 23, of Springfield, writing is a compulsion. That compulsion has propelled him into the premiere of his first full-length play, on Nov. 14 at Lane Community...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 14, 2019

Singing the praises of joining the choir

I stepped out of my comfort zone this last week. I’ve always loved music and whenever possible, I sing along with it ... Jim and I are seasoned “car radio singers.” We know every word to the...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 7, 2019

Biggest Horse Seize in County Fueled by Neighbors' Complaints

CRESWELL – Strained whinnies pierced through a grassless pasture, bouncing off gnawed barn doors while animal control seized 61 severely neglected horses from a horse trainer on Oct. 30. "This is...

 

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