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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Letter to the Editor -Blachnik always on the move helping feed our community

One of the most important charities in our community is the Creswell Food Pantry. Susan Blachnik is the manager and one of the busiest people I have ever seen. She was so busy that I couldn’t get a proper interview when I visited last week. I am...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor of The Creswell Chronicle, in response to Richard Heyman’s June 20, 2019 installment of his column, “Through the Eyes of the Colonel”: While honored to be a City of Creswell Councilor, I speak here as a private citizen. As soon...

 

Letter to the Editor - Happy to have been elected

Dear Editor, I would like to thank those who elected me to the Creswell Water Control District Board. I chose to become a candidate because I believe it is time for the district to assume a more active role in the community. While our primary focus...

 

Letter to the Editor - Local talent outstanding at recent fundraiser

Dear Editor, On May 18, I attended a concert sponsored by the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel featuring Cascade Chorus. The talent and humor was outstanding. Truly a “not to be missed” event. The community spirit that supports this...

 

Letter to the Editor - Cascade Chorus put on quite the show for carousel supporters

Dear Editor, We wish to thank all the fine citizens of south Lane County who came out Sunday afternoon to support the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel project and enjoy a beautiful musical production by the Cascade Chorus. Some time ago, the...

 

Thank you from Creswell VFW

Dear Editor, The Creswell VFW Post would like to thank the following stores for their support for VFW Buddy Poppies and the recent Loyalty Day celebration: Creswell Bi-Mart, Cascade Home Center, and...

 

Letter to the Editor: Lane County Courthouse inadequate

Dear Editor, From the perspective of a law enforcement officer, I want to offer a few reasons why our current courthouse is inadequate and why we need to replace it now. Our deputy sheriffs are charged with serving the circuit courts and providing...

 
 By Tyler Rhyne    Opinion    April 25, 2019

On losing someone to suicide

Dear Editor, There are hidden sides to losing someone. Most feel sadness, a sense of loss, and some happiness. Yet all these feelings are mixed up when you lose some due to suicide. Last summer I lost...

 

Offbeat loggers column got me thinking

Dear Editor, Finn J.D John’s column on old-time loggers and millworkers in the April 18 edition of The Creswell Chronicle sent my mind spinning with memories of early Northwest Scandinavian...

 

Letter to the Editor: After-school programs

Dear Editor, I read the article in the April 4 edition of The Creswell Chronicle regarding after-school programs. Creswell resident Kimberlee Smith discussed her experience with these activities when...

 

Suicide series can open our communities to talking

Dear Editor, First, I want to thank The Creswell Chronicle, The Cottage Grove Sentinel, The Siuslaw News, and Newport News-Times for taking the time to talk about a complex and hard topic: suicide....

 

Special community news collaboration series

Dear Editor, Kudos! The "Breaking Silence" series is a great collaboration that does indeed reach a larger readership. Issues around at-risk students need more visibility, especially concerning...

 

Thank you, Creswell Public Works

Dear Editor, Earlier this week, city public works plowed the streets in the Emerald Valley West neighborhood where I reside. As the driver started down our street I called my wife to the window and said, “It looks like we’re about to be sealed in...

 

Creswell comes together in snowstorm

Dear Editor, We’ve been snowed in all week without power. But numerous good Samaritans have helped us out. As longtime area residents, it seemed we were losing “Mayberry” recently. Our faith in humankind is restored. Creswell, the Friendly...

 

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