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Food to help Creswell kids greatly needed

Dear Editor, Creswell Food 4 Kids (CF4K) is a community-sponsored program, meaning it is run completely by donated time, funds and food given locally here in Creswell. Are there any local businesses that would be willing to have a CF4K Food Donation...

 

Letter, contract given to Patrician Mobile Home Park residents

Dear Editor, On Oct. 2, all of the park residents except for those in RVs and a couple who rent, received a letter with a contract (proposed addendum to our rental agreements) attached from Mr. Boyles, the owner/developer of the Patrician Mobile...

 

Green growth coming from an unlikely source

Environmentalists just got some great news. America’s power plants will emit 2.3% less carbon dioxide this year compared to 2018. Even better, emissions will continue falling next year, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Our connected world is wire-thin

We are living in a world that gets smaller everyday, thanks to technology. And, at an exponentially faster pace. It was 1995 when I first received a mobile flip phone from my newspaper. As sports...

 

Incorrect use of words perverts history

Dear Editor, Last week driving into Milton Freewater I noticed the city water tower with the message “Settled 1868.” The message should be changed to “Colonized 1868.” When I read the Sept. 26 Chronicle, the first article stated “Creswell...

 

'You're not from around here'

Dear Editor, “You’re not from around here.” It’s something we often hear and say when someone new shows up. Funny, most of those who actually say it aren’t from around here themselves. People come and people go, but it seems that what we...

 

Thanks for positive press

Dear Editor, The last few weeks have been exciting for Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel. Many doors have opened that tell us we are on the right path of permanently bringing a carousel to South...

 

Mediati family remembers Gio on birthday, offers thanks for the support

Dear Editor, It has been a little over three months since we lost our Gio. He would have been 16 years old last week, Sept.19. We never officially said "thank you" to all those who helped us. Thank you to the first responders. Thank you to those who...

 

Mustang win was a ball for all

Dear Editor, Thanks to Creswell Bi-Mart allowing Coast Fork Kiwanis Club to sell raffle tickets outside of their store. The club has raised over $25,000 locally in the last five years. On average...

 

Fifty first names only …

With the start of school and the fall sports seasons, I met Brandon and – finally – Sandi at the first home football game of the season. I met Gary, too, who was terrific on the PA system. The...

 

Talk of war with Iran 'insane'

Dear Editor, In the melee of news coverage of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, the point was made that the Trump base in the Midwest would support a consequent war on Iran. The assumption is mind-blowing until one realizes that a...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Allegiance. I do not question the overriding importance of the Pledge of Allegiance as a statement of patriotism: We Americans depend on each other for our overall security in a dangerous world. But do we also pledge allegiance to...

 

Costly mistakes led to a bucket-list trip

Did you ever wish you had the chance to compete against a clock, dodging everyone and everything in your way as you make a mad dash in an effort to make it somewhere important on time. Such a scenario came up recently. It was exhilarating. It was gru...

 

The kids have got it right – and have a right

It is not always that young people make the best decisions. Youth can be about indulgence, risk-taking, and just plain dumb moves that come from naïveté. But in the case of 16-year-old Greta...

 

Community steps up to help Rogers family; City leaders have chance to do the same

Main Street east of US 99 has little of the charm of the brick Historic District. Most structures are business-related and are more modern and utilitarian in nature. The one oasis along that stretch...

 

Country salesman provided a little entertainment

When you live in a small town like ours, sometimes you get a bit thirsty for entertainment. I mean, we’ve all heard most of Windy Wilson’s stories, and the radio and the TV stations are in a much...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    September 5, 2019

Mixing it up downtown

The nature of change is more different today than ever. It's constant. It's exponentially faster. It's unavoidable. Sure, it's always been a little scary. An unpleasant surprise can be waiting around...

 

Creswell at heart of coverage

Across the country, newspapers are being taken out at the knees by the media conglomerates of this world. A recent merger of Gannett and Gatehouse created the largest newspaper company in the...

 

Expansion, magazine increases exposure

To our advertising family, Starting with this week’s paper and continuing forward we are jumping up our game big time! One thousand weekly papers will be placed in grocery racks from Eugene to Sprin...

 

Rent is not too high

Dear Editor, Frequently I hear the complaint, “rents are too high,” or “housing prices are too high.” Are the people making these claims thinking clearly? The reason housing costs are difficult for people to afford is often because wages are...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Ready for liftoff

By the time you’re reading this, we’ll be one week from a significant change in our paper’s history – and one month away from our 110th birthday! In my first column nearly six months ago, I...

 

Population concerns

Letter to the Editor: I was pleased to see a guest column on human population increase and the adverse effect on the environment. I was displeased to find the column a thinly veiled antiimmigration piece. The adverse effects of human population...

 

'Local color'

Colorful character: a euphemism that has a wide range of applications. While it could mean endearing or interesting, it can also be a polite term for crackpot or worse. I’m sure if you consider our...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Fifty first names only …

I’m long overdue to mention some of the regulars I see at Farmlands Market: Chrissy, Sam and Chiara (the sandwich maker!). And I have to mention Ian, who loaned me a pen at the start of my delivery...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel:

It is past time that a solution should be found for the needless killings in schools and public places. The fact that there are so many weapons available for mass destruction – and the ability to ea... Full story

 

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