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Somber scenes from Creswell Memorial Day 2019

Creswell VFW Post No. 4039 held its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, located in front of the Veterans' Memorial on South 1st Street. The ceremony honored those who have given their life for...

 

Memorial Day 2019

Monday, May 27 is a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their county while serving in the United States Armed Forces. A Memorial Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. at...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 23, 2019

Better Together - Creswell's community: Full of help, full of hope

Volunteers came out in droves last weekend to fix up two homes in Creswell as part of the annual Hope Restored event. The project's goal, now in its fourth year, is structured entirely around...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019

Vote Tuesday! Roundup of 5 local school board races

Voters in Lane County will be asked to cast their votes for the special election on Tuesday, May 21. There are a handful of local school board seats contested for this election, while others remain...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

Hope Restored builds more than houses

When Trisha Hern first saw her house after it was renovated by Hope Restored last year, she said she started to cry because it was so beautiful. "It was exactly what I always wanted, but I was okay wa...

 

Another winning piece of art

Little Dalia Burgren, 4, was not pictured in a spread with the winners of The Chronicle's Spring Coloring Contest a few weeks back, but later stopped in with a smile to claim her prize. With over 40...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 16, 2019

Where are they now? Creswell couple living in China, helps clean up Scotland

A former couple known locally for being active community members recently took a trip to Scotland to lend helping hands on Scottish beaches. It's not much of a surprise their philanthropic spirits...

 
 By Staff    News    May 16, 2019

2019 Citywide Yard Sale - Sunshine and sweet deals

With over 120 sales listed and many more in between, Creswell's population swelled last weekend during the annual Creswell Citywide Community Yard Sale. Last weekend was also a good opportunity to...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 2, 2019

The 40&8 donates to Family Relief Nursery

Family Relief Nursery Executive Director Peggy Whalen recently attended the Lane County 40&8 dinner at their monthly promenade in acknowledgement of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Whalen has...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 2, 2019

'Accentuate the Positive' Singers' Spring Concert is May 5

The Creswell Community Singers will be presenting their spring concert on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at the Creswell Church of Christ. The spring concert will feature a variety of songs, including musical show tunes, jazz, spiritual, pop, patriotic,... Full story

 
 By Don Ehrich    News    May 2, 2019

KIWANIAN KNOW-HOW Coast Fork Kiwanis Club hosts Food4Kids, plans for circus

The Coast Fork Kiwanis Club hosted representatives from the Food4Kids program, Creswell High School Key Club and Creswell’s departing district superintendent for lunch recently at Los Cabos Restaurant. The group of over 20 Kiwanians from South...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

'Plant trees & gladden hearts' - City, community celebrates Arbor Day

he City of Creswell held its ninth annual Arbor Day celebration and its 10th year as a Tree City last week, drawing a crowd of about 85 people to plant a tree, chow down and enjoy the sunshine at the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Earth Day: Environmentally conscious residents share earth day tips

With Earth Day coming up Monday, April 22, one way to celebrate is by adopting sustainable practices into an everyday routine. "We're living in a finite world," Dana Merryday, Cottage Grove resident,...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 11, 2019

CHS wins 'OBOB' state championship

Brielle Brick, Raina Davis, Emma Kersgaard and Julianne Kersgaard have worked together for three years as a team and earned their first trip to the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) state competition...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 11, 2019

Community comes together for collaboration meeting

Crystal Perdue works under the motto of, "See a need, fill a need." That's why, on April 2, the family resource coordinator held a community collaboration to speak with pastors, business owners,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

New Creswell deputies

LCSO Sergeant Scott Denham said both Popp and Naber requested to come to Creswell when they heard about the open positions. Deputy Popp replaces Creswell Deputy Levi McKenney, who was promoted to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 11, 2019

UPDATE: About that big ol' boulder...

In the April 4 issue, Chronicle columnist Richard Heyman submitted a photo of himself standing next to a big boulder on Melton Road that had somehow kerplunked onto the roadway about April 1. Heyman...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    April 4, 2019

Want more after school programs? Community meeting is April 11

On Thursday, April 11, there will be a community meeting on the possibility of getting a Creswell Boys & Girls Club - an organization that provides after-school programs for children. Creswell...

 

Singers awarded small arts, culture grant

Creswell Community Singers recently received a $2,500 grant form Oregon Community Foundation for 2018-19 operating expenses. "This grant is essential to our being able to purchase music, hire an...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 14, 2019

Lifted - Elevating the Old Schoolhouse

It may have been a mucky, muddy mess last week, with rain and melting snow, but that didn't stop a job from getting done at Creswell's Old Schoolhouse. The building at 195 S. 2nd St. was lifted Thursd...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 14, 2019

Funding sought for community-use commercial kitchen

Community Food for Creswell (CFC) is in the midst of a fundraising projet to install a community-use commercial kitchen in the Cobalt Activity Center. The is a project aimed to facilitate new...

 

LCSO recognized for Every 15 Minutes program participation

Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) was recognized on March 5 as the 2018 Oregon Group Advocate of the Year by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in connection with the LCSO's efforts in decreasing...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 14, 2019

If a bear can dance, you can, too - Moveable Feet Teddy Bear Dance is March 15

If you can walk, you can dance. And if you bring a teddy bear, you give comfort. That's the premise of this weekend's Moveable Feet Teddy Bear Dance to be held on Friday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at...

 

Hovering doves

Fun Fact: This pale dove expanded its range spectacularly from the Middle East all the way across Europe during the 20th century. According to the National Audubon Society, the bird was introduced...

 

Friendly City gives back during snowstorm

Creswell's motto of being "The Friendly City" was reaffirmed during last week's snow storm, as evidenced by the countless stories of neighbors taking care of one another. Creswell Mayor Richard Zetter...

 

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