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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...

 

School Board Discusses Student Investment, Success

SPRINGFIELD – So what does a “life-ready” student look like? That was one of the questions addressed when the Springfield Public School Board met on Oct. 28 to discuss aspects of student success. A timeline by the Oregon Department of...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    November 7, 2019

Harvest Dinner serves up good food for a good cause

Creswell Presbyterian Church's annual Harvest Dinner on Nov. 1 served up nearly 400 traditional turkey dinners with all the trimmings (including 142 takeout orders), raising about $3,555 – plus...

 

Transformational transportation

All aboard the LTD bus! We are a one-vehicle family. With my wife out of town with the truck, I have fared fairly well walking and biking around town for my needs. But this past week I had to get to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 7, 2019

Revved up and 'dolled' up

COTTAGE GROVE - Danny and Candace Solesbee's Shampoo Dolls Salon car made downtown pop in black and white. The couple, owners of the salon and 5 Flying Monkeys, bought the 1972 Delta 88 convertible...

 

School board discusses student investment, success

SPRINGFIELD – So what does a “life-ready” student look like? That was one of the questions addressed when the Springfield Public School Board met on Oct. 28 to discuss aspects of student success. A timeline by the Oregon Department of Education...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    November 7, 2019

Halloween a real 'treat'

Families keeping it local for Halloween were in for a real treat as they trick-or-treated, with at least six events in Creswell on Oct. 31 where kids met up with friends, showed off their costumes,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    October 31, 2019

A heart for homelessness:

PLEASANT HILL – Halloween is a time to enjoy being frightened, but for people who are unhoused, there is something real to fear. To bring more awareness and raise funding for Ann's Heart, a women's...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    October 31, 2019

Measles Carrier Visited Creswell

CRESWELL – Two new measles cases were confirmed in Oregon, and one of those infected made a stop in Creswell on Monday, Oct. 21, according to Lane County Public Health officials. A Lane County resident and a visitor to Washington County were...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    October 31, 2019

Fall Sounds

Showcasing "The Power of One" on the closing number of the Creswell Middle School Choir's fall concert on Oct. 22 were soloists Allie Marshall, Rylee Cline, Grace Polloreno, Aubreelyn McComas, Regan...

 

Spooky Storytelling Makes the Carousel Go 'Round

Last weekend, about 70 supporters of the Cottage Grove Carousel attended a storytelling fundraising event and were entertained by actor, storyteller and oral interpreter Rickie Birran. He told...

 

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