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 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

'Super' plan devised at childhood

CRESWELL – Mike Johnson grew up California's bay area – in fact, on some of the toughest streets in that part of the country. Poverty, alcohol and drug violence, physical and domestic abuse,...

 

WALK THE SQUAWK

CRESWELL – Coast Fork Birders invite locals for a bird walk in Creswell on Saturday, Sept. 7. Wildlife biologist Alison Center will lead the group in a walk visiting grassland, oak and riparian...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

Oaksong Farm produces vegetables, raises children

LORANE - Christina del Campo said she has two babies: her two-year-old son, Quincy, and her farm, Oaksong Farm. The one-acre farm was established last year in the spring, and del Campo said she's...

 
 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

 

'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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Video gamers have 'Elite' spot in Creswell

It's been a fun, rewarding first year in business, said Jeanet and Daniel Campbell, owners of Elite Game Spot, 287 S Front St., Creswell. Since opening on July 14, 2018, the Campbells have built a...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    July 25, 2019

Sanipac pitches 2.9% rate increase - Council questions yearly rising costs

Sanipac representatives Monday attended a Creswell City Council work session and requested a rate increase, but councilors want to hear more before approving another annual increase. Sanipac...

 

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