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 By Erin Tierney    News    February 20, 2020 

SLCF&R to pitch modern station

CRESWELL - A new Creswell fire station is the top priority for South Lane County Fire & Rescue, said Chief John Wooten, who is scheduled to present the plan to city council at Monday's work...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 20, 2020 

Legendary Creswell native passes at 94

CRESWELL - Some are fortunate to have lived a long, well-intentioned life; the rest of us can only hope for the same. Over the weekend, longtime Creswell resident Calvin "Cal" Taylor, 94, passed...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 20, 2020 

Sheriff's Office looking into car break-ins

CRESWELL - A vehicle break-in spree on the west side last week began with a stolen car on North 1st Street and was followed by a flurry of vehicle break-ins. The spree began on Thursday, Feb. 13,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 20, 2020 

Board discusses cybersecurity, tennis coach stipend

CRESWELL - Representatives from the Lane Education Service District (Lane ESD) presented at the Feb. 12 school board meeting to explain two additions to the 2019-21 local service plan. Carol Knobbe, L...

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

The Creswell Wellness Center welcomed clients and the community on a sunny morning this past Tuesday, Feb. 18, for its one-year anniversary as Creswell's premier wellness store. Customers gathered...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    February 20, 2020 

Pie in sky idea?

When I was a kid and heard of a political party, I naturally assumed it was a party like I was used to attending. You know ... balloons, cake, ice cream and similar fun! It didn’t look so fun as I...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 20, 2020 

Cities open doors to affordable housing

SPRINGFIELD - In the Springfield-Eugene area, affordable housing has been a concern for citizens. Together, the cities of Springfield and Eugene are working toward updating their 2020 Consolidated Pla...

 

District expanding dual immersion program

SPRINGFIELD - The Dual Immersion Committee presented its program recommendation to the Springfield School Board as the district rolls out an expansion of dual immersion curriculum into middle school....

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    February 20, 2020 

Life is either a daring adventure ... or nothing

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller Looking back over the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 20, 2020 

CULTIVATING AN INTEREST

After four years in the works, Pleasant Hill High School now has a greenhouse lab that students across the district can use to help embrace the community's agricultural background and provide...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 13, 2020

State reaches deal on horse neglect case

Key terms of deal • Five-year probation, during which time Gwenyth Davies cannot own more than four horses at a time. • Restricted from possessing or being in the physical care of any other...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    February 13, 2020

Swingin' free and easy - Dedicated to fitness

CRESWELL - Creslane Elementary's commitment to fitness – and fun – was reaffirmed Monday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened for "business" (aka, recess) $50,000 worth of new pl...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 13, 2020

CHS principal Watkins won't return next year

CRESWELL - Creswell High School Principal Adam Watkins last week announced his resignation from the District, effective in June. "It was a decision that was difficult to come by, due to the wonderful...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Board evaluates data, aims to close gaps

CRESWELL - In continuing their progress towards the Student Success Act, Creswell School District analyzed student achievement data to gauge where the district was at during the school board work...

 

Spreading the love

CRESWELL - Last week, Creswell Grange put together 39 Valentine's Day treat bags for the Meals on Wheels program. Dottie Jennings, public relations officer, said the Grange partakes in similar...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Four education staff receive commendations

Four Creswell staff members received commendations from Superintendent Mike Johnson in recognition of their excellence in education, including three high school English teachers, Liz Babbs, Deborah...

 

Crow High alumni basketball games near

CROW — Crow alumni are invited to shoot some hoops at the Crow High School Alumni Basketball Games on Saturday, Feb. 29. This is such a fun event. Jim and I spent so many years watching our four kids and six grandkids playing sports. Our son, Rob...

 

State of the City Address - Mayor Richard Zettervall

The 2020 State of the City Address is available online at Chronicle1909.com and on the city's website. Creswell Mayor Richard Zettervall reflects on his first year in office and outlines what's ahead...

 

Love is in the air!

With Valentine's Day being tomorrow it seems appropriate to mention the latest addition to Cottage Grove's historic downtown. "Hearts on Main" is a beautification program sponsored by the Main Street...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Timber leaders discuss industry challenges

SPRINGFIELD - Leaders in the local timber community came together last week at the Springfield City Club meeting to discuss the importance of timber in Oregon and the challenges facing the industry...

 

A welcome sign

Springfield's new landmark greets a log truck returning to town from the McKenzie Highway. The wood and steel sign was installed Friday, Feb. 7, by Urban Lumber Company....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Oregon Humanities discussion illuminates technology's impact

SPRINGFIELD — As part of the the Oregon Humanities’ nationwide conversation project, Springfield residents last week participated in a discussion about technology and how it affects humanity....

 

Thurston Hills, forestry, trails assessment released

THURSTON - A revised Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Thurston Hills Non-Motorized Trails and Forest Management Project was released last week and includes five alternatives for the project. The...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Creative kids: City Hall hosts Young Artists Gallery

SPRINGFIELD - Kids are massive generators and art, though their work is not often put on public display. As the chair of the Young Artists Gallery Committee in the Springfield Arts Commission, Summer...

 

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Lowell native at Navy readiness center

BREMERTON, Wash. – Lowell native Emma Nolan said her experience with Navy medicine has been eye-opening. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Nolan graduated from Lowell Junior/Senior High School in 2014...

 

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