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 By Don Williams    Opinion    January 23, 2020 

Rotarians, Boy Scouts share common values

Editor’s note: This is an edited version of the presentation Don Williams made at the Jan. 16 Cottage Grove Rotary luncheon. Thank you, Madam President. And thanks to the program chair for inviting Joe (Raade) and me to make our presentation on...

 

We are Creswell, we can do better

CRESWELL – I am a Creswell community member as well as an educator and a young white woman. Months ago, a child I work with told me about a favorite book series of theirs to get from the Creslane El...

 

The big mistake parents make in education

By ANDREW R. CAMPANELLA This National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 - Feb. 1), I want to share with you one of the most common short-circuits that parents run into when choosing the right school for their child. It starts with a thought like this:...

 

Let's give veterans the respect, resources they deserve

SALEM – We will lose 50% of Oregon's veterans over the next 20 years. Currently, 54% of Oregon veterans are over age 65. Many of those served in Vietnam and never received the appreciation for their...

 

Coast Fork Kiwanis seeking public's ideas on service projects

By Don Ehrich The Coast Fork Kiwanis Club is refocusing its efforts and seeking community input on where our modest resources of volunteer time and limited funding should be employed in the South Lane area. How else can Kiwanis help in the South...

 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2019

Editor's note: Creswell resident Rick Higgins is a former state commander of the Oregon VFW. This is the speech he gave Saturday. Greetings. Today, we recall an event on Dec. 7, 1941 that forever...

 

Lane County initiative focusing on helping young, rural drivers

Do we need Driver Education? The simple answer is yes. But, why? Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 0 to 20 – in the nation, in the State of Oregon and in Lane County....

 

'Experiential shopping'? Local stores invented it!

As online shopping has steadily grown during the past decade, brick-and-mortar retail businesses have been looking at new ways to address this shift. In an attempt to convert some of those “clicks...

 

Shootin' Straight on Huntin'

BY SLIM RANDLES Home Country “Feel that crispness in the air this morning?” said Dud. “Just about time to go hunting, don’t you think?” “I’m always ready,” said Steve, smiling. “I’ll go right after fall branding this year. But...

 

'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 Virginia Ladd    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Flawed system hurts seniors

Millions of Americans who rely on prescription medicines just received some bad news. The Trump administration recently shelved a proposal that would have saved patients billions at the pharmacy counter. By changing course, the administration missed...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 11, 2019

None of Your Business

President Donald Trump's itinerary at the G-20 summit in Japan included a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government is accused of using dirty tricks to interfere in the U.S. election to sway things Trump's way. As Trump was...

 
 By Quint Studer    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Celebrate community on Independence Day

As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I'm reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Old Schoolhouse update: Foundation, porch replacement report

Creswell Heritage Foundation board members and volunteers are currently completing site work at Old Schoolhouse, but the Foundation and Porch Replacement Project is otherwise complete. We want to shar...

 
 By Erica Barr    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Chronicle welcomes new intern

Living in Creswell for only a few months, I am already experiencing the beauty of what a small town has to offer. Creswell is a tight-knit community, the kind of community where your neighbor borrows...

 

Historic preservation gives a town a sense of community, history

By Annette Bowers Gapp Creswell was my hometown growing up. In my heart, it is still my hometown. I come back quite often to visit family. My mom saves The Creswell Chronicle for me (at my request), s...

 

Memorial Day reminds us of our highest ideals – and the price we pay for them

Every year, I'm struck by the powerful - and often, opposing - emotions that Memorial Day stirs. We celebrate our freedoms, and yet, we mourn the cost that they required. We look ahead to a bright fut...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    May 16, 2019

May is National Historic Preservation Month - Questions surrounding Old Schoolhouse history

Cal Lewis's article, "The Old Creswell school gives up some secrets," in last week's Chronicle gave some intriguing information about the construction of the building. As the Creswell Heritage...

 
 By Mike Fizgerald    Opinion    May 2, 2019

The glories of small, western towns

Brilliant gold streaks slash through the crimson clouds and azure sky. Super-bright twinkling stars retreat into the night as another day dawns in Pinedale, Wyoming. It is a spectacular view every...

 
 By Jeremy Field    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Guest Viewpoint: Now is the time for Millennials, Gen Xers to buy a small business

When it comes to growing the economy, we often focus on job growth through starting a new business. However, there is also a lot to be said about job retention and growth through transitioning...

 
 By Quint Studer    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Get engaged, not enraged - Take ownership of your community's future

When things aren’t going well in our community, our first impulse has traditionally been to get upset. Our second impulse has been to look for someone to blame. Typically, we may point the finger...

 

Hunted

As the cougar crouched 20 yards away, the arrow I shot passed over its head. A clear miss and now the cougar moved even closer. I knew an attack would come very soon. This began in Eastern Oregon 13 miles east of Ukiah on an elk hunting trip with my...

 

Looking back on my nine terms in the Oregon State Legislature

I moved out of my office in the State Capitol in Salem a few days ago. Just before Christmas Marty Wilde, the new state representative, moved into his office there. During my nine terms much has...

 

Focus on shopping locally; supporting established, new businesses

Recently there was a Facebook post on the Creswell Community Connections page asking, "What store or business does this town need to add? (Looking for suggestions.)" There were over 200 comments in...

 
 By Don Ehrich    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and Creswell to merge and form new Coast Fork Kiwanis Club

Two local Kiwanis Clubs have recently agreed to combine their resources and merge into a single area club to increase service to youth in the Southern Willamette Valley. In the upcoming months, the Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove and the Kiwanis Club...

 

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