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 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

K9s, deputies, community mingle on National Night Out

By Gini Davis Community Editor Hourly demonstrations by Lane County Sheriff's Office's K9 Unit were a big hit during Creswell's second National Night Out, held Aug. 6 in Holt Park. The event was part...

 
 By Kay Higdon    News    August 15, 2019

CHS 1959 reunion

Approximately one-third of the Creswell High School Class of 1959 were able to come together for their 60th reunion in late July. They enjoyed a dinner on a sultry Saturday night, catching up on each...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Library grants, awards help inspire fresh ideas

Recent scholarships and honors have Creswell Library Director Su Liudahl and Youth Librarian Nick Caum eager to develop fresh ideas to better serve their community. Liudahl received a $2,000 State...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

PRIDE

Springfield-Eugene Pride held its first march on Aug. 10. Pride activities have been going strong for 28 years, organizers said, but the march was a new installment this year. This year, there were...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 15, 2019

Armory starting to glow

Prepare to do a double-take if you haven't been by the Cottage Grove Armory lately. The 88-year-old structure is looking pretty spruce with cracks repaired and gleaming new paint job. Inside, tile-set...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

Rad games, mad science

Kids and chemicals both reacted explosively – the former with laughter, the latter with... well, explosions – as Creswell Library hosted Minute to Win It and Explosions, Inc.'s Aaron Berenbach...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 15, 2019

It's a party!

Back-to-school necessities, food and fun aplenty greeted families at Creswell's 15th annual Party in the Park last weekend in Holt Park. Within two hours, 290 of 320 free backpacks stuffed with...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 8, 2019

faux-real

One of the biggest misconceptions that Curran Munzer hears about taxidermy is that the process involves "stuffing" an animal. "These are not stuffed, they're mounted," he explained. "The term 'stuffed...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 8, 2019

'Not charity'

By GINI DAVIS Community Editor The City of Creswell has supported local nonprofits for the past three years -- a common practice among area communities in Lane County -- with more than $19,000...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 8, 2019

Career criminal gets 10 years for meth

A Goshen man with a rapsheet dating to 1984 was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in July for drug charges. Randall Neal Jernigan-Wynn, 59, is the kind of guy that the local drug dealers were...

 

'My _____ has been diagnosed with cancer'

Fill in the blank: My ______ has been diagnosed with cancer. It's a sentence spoken all too often these days. Whether it's a mother, friend, son, niece, co-worker or grandparent, I hear this...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    August 8, 2019

Taking a swing at it

On Tuesday, July 23, Emerald Valley Golf & Resort hosted the 45th annual Eugene/Springfield Joint Chamber Golf Classic. Members of the Eugene and Springfield Chamber teed off at 1 p.m. and were...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 8, 2019

Diamond in the rough:

The idea for the name Misfit Toy Ranch came from co-owner Zach Driscoll because when their ranch started in 2013 it became known as the place that would take horses that were no longer wanted, or...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 8, 2019

Clock is ticking:

I hope you will forgive me for the short notice but there is something unique happening in Cottage Grove tonight (Thursday, Aug. 8) that you really should see. That is, if you enjoy plays on words...

 

Carousel dream comes to fruition

Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel volunteers have been involved in the total restoration of the 1929 Hershall 36-foot, 34-animal menagerie carousel since 2017. Since then, 7,000 volunteer hours ha...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 8, 2019

Lovin' those 'bountiful beavers'

With a little prompting from her cousin Jenna (right), little Emily kisses the "head" of a beaver pelt during Creswell Library's Bountiful Beavers Summer Reading Program event on July 31 at Creswell...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Cathy Morgan bids banking farewell after 40 years

After 40 years in the banking industry – most of it right here in Creswell – Cathy Morgan retires next week as Creswell branch manager for Banner Bank. It's a bittersweet transition for Morgan,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 1, 2019

Board elects new chair, awards reroofing contract

Creswell School Board Director Mike Anderson was elected board chair for the 2019 school year during the July 23 special meeting, with board member Lacey Risdal elected as vice-chair. The decision cam...

 

In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild

With a 9-foot Steinway in tow, musician Hunter Noack will roll into South Lane County to deliver the "In a Landscape" outdoor concert experience on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Ken Kesey Farm in...

 

How Public Works, work

Safety First! Wearing his "hard hat" – one of the freebies for kids at the event–a young boy tries his hand at "operating" a John Deere mower with an articulating arm for mowing ditches and brush...

 

Lions Club donates to heritage group

The Lions Club presented a donation of $1,500 to the Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) on July 25 as part of the Lions Club disbursement of funds upon disbanding. Pictured, Lions Club President John...

 

Welcome to our world

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD TILLEY – Dameon and Katrina Tilley, of Creswell, welcomed twin girls to the world on June 16, 2019 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Nalani and Makana...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 1, 2019

Thurston teacher's new series debuts

Family, belonging and ... goblins? These are the themes in local author William Ritter's new series debut, "The Oddmire: Changeling." The book follows two brothers as they "follow a curious map into...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 1, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Springfield Night @ the Emeralds Aug. 11 Eugene Emeralds will team up with the City of Springfield for the annual Springfield Community Night on Sunday, Aug. 11 at PK Park. Tickets include the pregame exhibition softball game between the Springfield...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 1, 2019

'A Chance to show off your best'

On the third weekend of August, a long-held Cottage Grove tradition will bloom again. Friday, Aug. 16-18, the Western Oregon Exposition (WOE) will ride again. The stated mission of the fair is: "The...

 

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