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 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

Coast Fork Willamette Watershed aims to eradicate knotweed

COTTAGE GROVE – Representatives of the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) visited Cottage Grove last week and educated Coast Fork Science Pub attendees on efforts being made to...

 

Fate of Patrician Mobile Home Park still undecided

SPRINGFIELD – Citizens filled the seats and lined the walls in the Springfield City Council Chambers for Tuesday night's Council meeting. More than 30 people spoke on the possible rezoning of 13.6 acres of land between Beltline and Game Farm Road...

 
 By Noel Nash    News    August 29, 2019

Hello, world! Say 'hi' to The Chronicle

By Noel Nash Publisher It’s been nearly 110 years in the making: Today marks the debut of The Chronicle of Creswell, Cottage Grove, and now Springfield. And we couldn’t be happier as new “parent...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 29, 2019

Whistle Stop fate decided Sept. 9

Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect that Carlton Garton is the sole owner of the Whistle Stop property. His brother, Wade "Beau" Garton, is not part owner; he sold his share in 2015,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 29, 2019

Cottage Theatre starts remodel

After years in the making, Cottage Theatre is moving forward with their remodeling plans. Although unexpected changes in cost over the years required a different strategy, Executive Director Susan Goe...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 29, 2019

Do it yourselfers to 'fly-in' to Jim Wright Field

COTTAGE GROVE – The first recorded airplane landing in Cottage Grove occurred on June 14, 1919, in a field off South 6th Street. The party included four planes, Oregon Governor Olcott et al., and on...

 

Passion builds for downtown redevelopment

SPRINGFIELD - It is no secret that downtown Springfield is growing, with new businesses moving in on a regular basis. It is upscaling and quickly becoming a popular destination. Beautification...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 29, 2019

Moon Child Vintage brings groovy tastes downtown

SPRINGFIELD - Jenna Moser-Cohen has always been interested in fashion. Growing up on the East Coast, she studied fashion design and merchandising before going on to work at a fashion company; while...

 

Paving the way for safer roads

SPRINGFIELD – City leaders are partnering with county and state traffic officials to address reports that consistently show that parts of Main Street are considered "one of the most unsafe city stre...

 

Dispute leads to man being shot

PLEASANT HILL — Deputies responded to a report of a dispute involving a firearm in the Pleasant Hill area on Wheeler Road. Both the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police went to the scene, where they discovered a deceased man....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 29, 2019

A RAISIN TO SMILE

Yaakov Levine, 66, of Creswell, has always been on a journey to be healthier. His father was a semi-invalid from heart disease by the time Levine was 5 years old, and it made him want to live a...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 22, 2019

Boy, 13, guilty of murder

A Creswell preteen pleaded guilty last week to murdering a 92-year-old woman on Creswood Drive earlier this year. The boy killed Erma (Sapp) Burnell, of Creswell, in her home on Jan. 7. His name was mentioned in court, but The Chronicle generally...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019

Next challenge?

After eight and seven years, respectively, in the Creswell School District, Todd Hamilton and Ryan Beck and have said goodbye – but they didn't move far. Both former administrators have been hired...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 22, 2019

Pisgah burns

The Mount Pisgah fire on Aug. 15 that burned over 50 acres was caused by a lawn mower, county officials said. A call came into fire crews about noon last Thursday. Locals with emergency alert text...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019

Remembering the fishin' musician

When Ulla Hacker-Harada's friend lost someone to cancer, she thought that she was being a sympathetic and supportive pal, one who was there for whatever her friend needed. But when her own husband,...

 

Community THANK YOU notes

Party in the Park 2019 organizers wish to THANK all volunteers, contributors and participants for an outstanding event on Aug. 10, including Creswell Faith Center, Creswell Family Dental Clinic, Platinum Hair, Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Demarcos...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019

Declaring 'Independence from Hunger'

There's nothing like a little neighborly cooperation. For the past six years, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, at 200 S. Gateway Boulevard in Cottage Grove, has held an Independence from Hunger food...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019

Developer pitches new hotel

Springfield Developer David Loveall isn’t finished with his plans for Springfield. Loveall, who owns and redesigned the 300 block downtown, pitched the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) about buying...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019

Digital Monsters

If a bird were to fly up to the window, digital artist Josh Searl said he would stare at it for at least 20 minutes. "I love watching them move; I like to see how their wings work and how their moveme...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    August 22, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s been a while since I reported anything about Jim’s and my adventures since his accident that fractured his pelvis in three places last April. Amazingly, he was able to enjoy our 11-day vacati...

 
 By Joseph Blum    News    August 22, 2019

Blue Valley Bistro to unveil McKenzie Allison mural

Since 2010, when Seth and Melissa Clark bought the Blue Valley Bistro – formerly Creswell Coffee Co. and thought of as “Creswell's living room” – the community-minded couple has used the shop’s walls and environment to showcase local...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 22, 2019

Kick-the-can ice cream a tasty SRP finale

More than 120 kids showed up at Holt Park on Aug. 14 to make kick-the-can ice cream during Creswell Library's popular Ice Cream Social – the 2019 Summer Reading Program finale. Volunteers mixed...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

'Paws-itive' service

After growing up largely in foster care, Creswell native Jayson Southmayd served in the Marines, and as an Army combat medic in Iraq. Seriously injured twice, he's undergone 48 surgeries. An implanted...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 15, 2019

TRASH TALK

By Erin Tierney Executive Editor Sanipac got an OK for a 2.9% rate increase during Monday night’s Creswell City Council meeting, but not without sitting through a contentious council quarrel. Council President Amy Knudsen did not mince words. She...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

DATA NARRATIVE

By Aliya Hall Staff reporter Live Healthy Lane wants to make sure their data is telling the right story. Healthy Lane (LHL) has been collecting feedback from communities to see if the data from their...

 

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