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 By Aliya Hall    News    July 18, 2019

Uplifting Ukraine - A chance to host

Unlike most children from overseas visiting the U.S., 12-year-old Valya Muntian said that the reason she wanted to come to the country was "to get a break from all the difficulties, to feel calm." She...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 18, 2019

Lowell prepares for 25th Blackberry Jam

Although the Blackberry Jam Festival in Lowell is known for its three days of fun-filled activities - from pie making and eating to a car show and parade - the festival is really a celebration of...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 18, 2019

Sweets for a sweet cause

It's a summer tradition for many in the community – and really, with Creswell Presbyterian Women's Association (PWA)'s annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social offering goodies, with proceeds...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 11, 2019

Volunteers team up to feed kids' minds, bodies this summer

Want to help build a better future? Nourish children's minds, bodies and spirits. This summer, Creslane's Intergenerational Reading Collaboration (IRC) and Food for Lane County are teaming up to do...

 

VFW gifted new flag

Just in time for Independence Day, on July 3, members of Creswell VFW Post #4039 replaced the US flag at the Veterans Memorial site beside the Creswell South Lane County Fire & Rescue fire...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 11, 2019

Creswell delivers 'Out of This World' Independence Day

Creswell's 2019 Fourth of July Celebration theme was right on target: With daylong festivities on both sides of the freeway and a spectacular fireworks display at dusk, Independence Day in "The...

 
 By Erica Barr    News    July 11, 2019

My first Fourth in Creswell

Standing in the middle of Holt Park in the early hours of July 4, I was excited to witness this year's event - my first Fourth in Creswell. The theme, "Out of This World," commemorated the 50th...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 4, 2019

Hundreds gather to mourn, celebrate Gio Mediati

The young pitcher's death – at 15, in an accidental drowning June 13 – left family, friends and teammates reeling, and all came together June 29 on Creswell High School's baseball field to share... Full story

 

It's here! Fourth of July Celebration kicks off

Welcome to all who attend Creswell's July 4th Independence Day Celebration. I hope that you enjoy your time here. On this day, Creswell's population typically triples to near 15,000. Creswell is...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    July 4, 2019

Building bridges: Family Relief Nursery honors past, still looking forward

Chanelle, 25, found herself "completely and utterly lost" and uncertain "where to turn for help" before a chance meeting with a teacher in a Yoncalla store led her to the Family Relief Nursery....

 

On July 4 Creswell will be Out of This World

Be sure to check out the Chronicle's 12-page special section with all the info you need to know about the July 4 Celebration.... Full story

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 27, 2019

Memorial baseball doubleheader honors Mediati

A memorial service for Gio Mediati, 15, who drowned on June 13, hours after completing his freshman year at Creswell High School, will be held at the CHS baseball field at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 20, 2019

City budget approved, focused on growth

New construction, renovation and newly repurposed staff positions are among the notable aspects of the City's fiscal-year budget, approved Monday, June 10 during the City Council meeting. More...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 20, 2019

Celebrating carousel success with a skydive

Spirits were high Saturday morning, as a handful of board members from The Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel Committee (Carousel Friends) met up at the Creswell Airport for a much-anticipated...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019

United Way seeks to replicate Creslane's success

Creslane's Intergenerational Reading Collaborative (IRC) program received "gold star" accolades from volunteers, teachers and school administrators during its end-of-year celebration, held June 5 in...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 13, 2019

Creswell's 4th of July is Out of This World - Deadlines approaching

The annual July 4 celebration is within sight, and the Chamber of Commerce is ramping up its planning efforts. That means participants and volunteers – especially volunteers – are being asked to...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 13, 2019

Baker elected VFW post commander

Creswell VFW Post 4039 has elected and installed officers for fiscal year 2019-20. Camren Baker has been elected post commander, Tony Jaques as senior vice commander and Bob Beck as junior vice...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019

Pantry kitchen reaches $10k grant-match milestone

A $2,000 donation from Dr. Matthew Bahen of Emerald Valley Dental on May 30 brought Creswell Food Pantry/Community Food for Creswell (CFFC) to its goal of $10,000, triggering a matching $10,000 grant...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019

Versatility on display - Piano Den students show versatility in spring recital

The sanctuary of Creswell Presbyterian Church was filled with music June 2 as 16 students of Dave Stram's Piano Den held their Spring Recital. "It's a real privilege for me to be able to be with...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019

Marshall, 11, delivers original material, 'Stage of Fear'

Eleven-year-old Allie Marshall, a student of Dave Stram's at The Piano Den in Creswell for just two years, performed her original composition, "Stages of Fear" during the studio's Spring Recital on...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    June 6, 2019

Robocalls: The new 'wild west'

The evolution of digital scammers is a far cry from one of its earliest incarnates - the infamous "Nigerian prince" con. Over a decade ago, harrowed by the incessant, screeching pitches and beeps of...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 6, 2019

At Spring Jam, young 'stars' make music 'til stars come out

A wide range of musical influences including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Elton John, Toto, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and alternative artists My Chemical Romance and 21 Pilots informed the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 6, 2019

Creswell Lions Club disbands after 71

"Poor membership and a lack of interest has seen increases in both service and fraternal organizations...Franklin said that the times are a part of that: communities were more cohesive when there were...

 

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Agriculture photo contest underway Photography enthusiasts can now enter their best images of Oregon agriculture in the annual Oregon Farm Bureau Calendar Contest. Twelve photographers will be selecte...

 

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