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 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

City approves new gas station, new look for busy intersection

CRESWELL - One of the busiest and high-profile corners in town will be getting a makeover that will change the look of Oregon Avenue for generations. So long Joe's Diner and the old Dairy Queen...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 23, 2020 

Pazzo: A place to get together

CRESWELL - Good food is a staple for all walks of life. It triggers memories, entices happiness, and perhaps most importantly for Pazzo owner and executive chef Scott Pisani, it connects people togeth...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 23, 2020 

Emerald Valley Salon: Same digs, new name, owner

CRESWELL - Patricia Cook first walked into Platinum Hair Salon six years ago to get a manicure and walked out with a styling chair and a job. Now, the whole business is in her name. The former...

 
 By Noel Nash    News    January 23, 2020 

Cottage Grove Chamber: Glitz, glamour and goodwill

COTTAGE GROVE – On an evening with the glitz and flare of "A Red Carpet Event," it was the humble, down-home acceptance speeches from the honorees that stole the show during the Cottage Grove Area...

 
 By Noel Nash    News    January 23, 2020 

District removes 'Skippyjon' books

CRESWELL – Creswell School District officials have removed the controversial "Skippyjon Jones" children's books from school libraries following a letter on the topic from Creswell resident Joelle...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 23, 2020 

Make your voice heard at Town Hall

COTTAGE GROVE - Finally, I am getting to enjoy some proper Oregon weather. Although I am not native, I have been here long enough that if the winter weather is too dry and warm, I get nervous. People...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Marching for Martin Luther King Jr.

SPRINGFIELD - In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, tied in a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Library kicks off winter author celebration

SPRINGFIELD - Vikings have gained a reputation in present-day views of history for pillaging villages in England, but Oregon author William "Bill" Sullivan suggests that the Vikings were more...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020 

Built by the McKenzie River

SPRINGFIELD - When it comes to local rivers, Springfield Museum Curator Maddie McGraw said people tend to first think of the Willamette, though the McKenzie River has a long and meandering history of...

 

'Inspiring excellence' - Springfield Chamber Awards

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce staff, from left: Max Molzahn, Paige Sharpe, Judy Clark, Elora Kelsh, Vonnie Mikkelsen, Dani Thompson, Natasha Boska, and Phil Morton....

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    January 23, 2020 

Three cheers for the Ducks women's basketball team

LORANE – Life right now is rather mundane following the business of the holidays. For Jim and I, the days are filled with doctor appointments, yoga classes, and trips to town to run errands ...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 16, 2020

Plumbing company buys more property

CRESWELL - It was an active City Council meeting this past week as a local business bought more land on Oregon Avenue, two volunteers signed on to committees, the judge penned an abatement warrant,...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 16, 2020

Remembering one of the Grove's best: John 'Pat' Patterson

COTTAGE GROVE – The new year in Cottage Grove got off to sad start. On Jan. 2, we lost one of the most dynamic and community service-minded of our citizens, John Reuben "Pat" Patterson. Encircled...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 16, 2020

Homegrown: Sheriff's Office launches young cadet program

With a “grow your own” mentality, Lane County Sheriff’s Office last week launched a new mentorship program for 18- to 21-years-olds to cultivate passionate deputies from the roots up. “That’s the philosophy — to grow our own from the insi...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

'Vision, Guts, Gravitas'

SPRINGFIELD - As Mayor Christine Lundberg reflected on the City's strides during Monday's Springfield State of the City Address, her eyes remain fixed on the future. "We will move into the future...

 

Eyster says he's running for mayor

SPRINGFIELD - Mike Eyster is running for Springfield mayor this year, he announced on Tuesday. "I'm running for mayor because I care deeply about Springfield," he said. "As a champion for our city and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

Springfield wants to keep Preschool Promise Program

SPRINGFIELD - January has been a busy month for the Springfield School District. Along with doing the legwork to apply for the Student Success Act funding, the district is also working to keep major...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    January 16, 2020

This time, we're prepared for snow

Well, we've made it into the new year without any major weather inconveniences, but most of us are still preparing ourselves for the possibility of another snow/ice storm that caused us to be without...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    January 16, 2020

Holocaust hits home for teen doubter in 'Anne Frank and Me'

CRESWELL - The first drama production of the school year was an ambitious undertaking in theme and execution, but students proved up to the task in presenting their thought-provoking play "Anne Frank...

 
 By Noel Nash    News    January 9, 2020

Four juveniles face mischief charges

CRESWELL – Four juveniles, including one from Creswell, have been charged by Lane County Sheriff's Sergeant Scott Denham for multiple acts of criminal mischief following incidents of graffiti at...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    January 9, 2020

Committee to recommend keeping fee, adding 1 deputy

CRESWELL - The results are in: A recent public safety survey favors adding another Creswell deputy to the roster through the public safety fee. Survey results show that 75% would not mind paying an...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 9, 2020

Planning Commission will propose strategy for high-density zone

CRESWELL - The Creswell City Council will hear a package of suggestions from its Planning Commission – including two that could help attract high-density development. Councilors will hear a formal p...

 

Vision in motion - Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel

COTTAGE GROVE - "Sir" Russ McGuire, sole operator and project engineer of the Cottage Grove Carousel, is seen in action at this week's Carousel event. There will be a tile painting fundraiser on...

 
 By Ron Hartman    News    January 9, 2020

The Minors band crashes bar for retirement sendoff

CRESWELL - The Minors were the perfect band for this party. The Round-Up Saloon hosted a combo retirement/birthday bash Saturday night, Jan. 4, to celebrate the 25-year career of Chris Joyce, one of C...

 

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