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Holiday market lights dazzle

COTTAGE GROVE – Inspired by the European Christmas markets from the late Middle Ages, the Village Green Christmas Market at 725 Row River Road is an "open air" outdoor holiday market that offers...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    December 5, 2019 

Giving thanks for another great-granddaughter

LORANE – The holiday season seemed to come swooping in this year. It seems that once I passed 50 or so, the days, weeks, months and years have taken on the speed of an express train. Once the...

 

Creswell VFW requests donations for local soldiers this holiday

CRESWELL –A portion of the local National Guard unit is currently deployed in the near East. The Creswell VFW post will be putting together care packages to send to local soldiers. Monetary...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    December 5, 2019 

Woman falls, gets helping hand

CRESWELL – Rose Eldredge, an 82-year-old Creswell resident, is grateful for the kind gentleman who stopped and came to her aid her after she fell on Oregon Avenue. “I’d like to thank the Good Samaritan who helped me when I fell outside of...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    December 5, 2019 

Hooked on a feelin', high on believin' ... 'tis the season

COTTAGE GROVE – Hang on to your mistletoe, the Grove is going full "holidaze" this weekend. The events that are sweeping into town like a polar blast run the gamut from serene to large-scale ...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 5, 2019 

HIV Alliance ceremony honors World AIDs Day

SPRINGFIELD – Roses floated down the Willamette River on Dec. 1 in remembrance of those who lost their lives to AIDS. As the world honored AIDS Day, the HIV Alliance met at the Willamalane Adult...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 28, 2019

A place of peace

CRESWELL – The dream of helping others was instilled in R. Vicente Rubio from a young age. Although he had a traumatic childhood that resulted in a brain injury and post-traumatic stress, it was...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 28, 2019

Logging legend: Wilbur Heath's claim to fame

COTTAGE GROVE – Wilbur Heath's photo has been seen in magazines all over the world. In 1991 he graced the centerfold of Time Life Magazine's "Year of Photos 1990," where he was posed with a spotted...

 

Shop Local for a chance to win prizes

The campaign: The Creswell Chamber of Commerce and its members encourage local shopping this holiday weekend. The "Win a Window" program gives shoppers special discounts at participating businesses....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 28, 2019

Planning Commission 'OK' signals willingness to work with developers

CRESWELL – Planning Commission members approved the property partition of David and Hannah Sanderbrink, as well as updating the Comprehensive Plan Amendment during their Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting....

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 28, 2019

Memorable nights: Reliving history and watching powerful performers

LORANE – Thank you to Nanette Bordner, the lifestyle director for the Junction City Retirement and Assisted Living Center, for inviting me to give a talk on the history of the Pacific Highway, U.S....

 

Tiny houses? Now that's a giant idea

As you are hopefully relaxing, gratefully stuffed from the holiday meal with a roof over your head, there are others in our community who don't have this luxury that should be a basic right....

 
 By Gini Davis    News    November 28, 2019

Decade of dedication: Clubhouse celebrates with service goals

CRESWELL – For the past 10 years, the nonprofit Creswell Clubhouse, located on the Creslane Elementary School campus, has provided safe, developmentally oriented afterschool and summer camp...

 

'Old Schoolhouse' sets sights on window restoration

On Nov. 7, it will be three years since a group of Creswell citizens who were concerned about the fate of Creswell’s old schoolhouse attended a City Council meeting to express that concern. At that...

 
 By Cody Warren    News    November 21, 2019

New Heights - On a quest for glory, growth

Near the border of Argentina and Chile, the world's tallest active volcano stands waiting for its next contestant. Ojos del Salado has seen many men try to conquer its steep and icy summit on...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019

District plans for expanding population

CRESWELL – Creswell School District is looking into the future, preparing for the additional 130 students anticipated in the district within the next 10 years. “What are we going to do as...

 

RAIN to strengthen businesses in 2020

RAIN is plugged into 18 rural communities and five city regional areas including Albany, Florence, Lincoln City, Linn and Benton counties, and Oakridge and Lowell. Last month, the City hosted a luncheon for over 20 Creswell business leaders and...

 

EV magazine bigger, brighter than ever

Two magazines in one. The new Winter edition of the Emerald Valley Magazine is available in businesses, Creswell Chamber, and The Chronicle....

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 21, 2019

Creswell VFW honors students for democratic essays

CRESWELL – As part of the National VFW scholarship program, Creswell VFW 4039 last weekend awarded Creswell and Pleasant Hill students for penning admirable Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen...

 

Heyman honored for valor

PLEASANT HILL – Retired Colonel Richard Heyman, of Creswell, spent a lengthy career in the United States Air Force, serving in three wars including World War II, Korea and Vietnam. For his...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 21, 2019

Whistle Stop building torn down

CRESWELL – As of press time Tuesday, work is underway but still incomplete at the Whistle Stop Building at 213 S. Mill St. The building is torn down nearly in its entirely and ATEZ Environmental...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019

On-time graduation increases while grade-level expectations decrease

CRESWELL – With the release of the new school district report cards from the Oregon Department of Education, the data found that 87% of students are on time to graduate – a 10% increase from the...

 

'Dharma Town:' City has long history with Buddhism

Cottage Grove is a place that is deceptively deep in hidden treasures. Sure, we are known for our covered bridges, excellent biking trails and historic downtown, but did you know we host not one but...

 

Taking action through advocacy

Last week, Magnolia Gardens in Cottage Grove began hosting monthly meetings for the League of Women Voters. From left are Beth Pool, Susan Johnson, Cynthia Sharp, Gayle Downing, Carol Shelly, Cecelia...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019

Springfield Museum Rocks!

SPRINGFIELD – "Rocks are unifying," Museum Curator Madeline McGraw said about the Springfield Museum's latest exhibit, "Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon," which drew over 200 people of all...

 

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