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 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...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 1, 2019

'Scattershooting: Some hither, others yon ... '

Jackie Sherrod was an institution at The Dallas Morning News, covering the Texas sports scene for decades. His weekly notebook, which hit on a wide variety of topics, always started with the phrase...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    July 25, 2019

'Fifty first names only ...'

Karen dropped off a flyer for the Presbyterian Church Ice Cream event. She helped design it – including the bright yellow background -- and we placed it in our front window. Pictures from the event...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Downtown dreamin' on such a lovely day

Florence, Ala., is a lovely little town, part of the “Quad Cities” in the northwest part of the state, minutes to Tennessee above and Mississippi to the west. The other members of the Quad Cities...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    June 27, 2019

'Fifty first names only...'

One of the regular faces I see at Blue Valley Bistro is Lauren, mostly when I use the drive-thru window for a cup of morning coffee. My day simply goes better when it starts with a quick chat with her...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 23, 2019

'Fifty first names only …'

Finally met a few folks in May who somehow had avoided me the first two months. Barbara and Rev. Norm visited the newsroom while dropping off a letter for publication. Their presence immediately...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 16, 2019

It's pretty simple; cast a vote for decency

I’m not sure any decision is a “no-brainer,” although many come close. Hot fudge sundae with nuts? Uh, yeah. Thin fries over steak fries, everytime. And, yes, of course I’ll take mayo on my...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    May 2, 2019

May is National Historical Preservation - Treasuring our past in Creswell

Editor’s note: On behalf of National Historical Preservation Month, Each week this month, The Chronicle will publish articles relating to historical preservation on the editorial page. This week, Ch...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    April 25, 2019

'Fifty first names only …'

I’d heard his name spoken reverently since the first days we arrived in southern Lane County. Particularly whenever someone was talking about community service. “Have you met The Cowboy yet?...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    April 11, 2019

'You're not from here, are you?'

What does it mean to be from here? Sure, “local” can be defined in terms of geography. “I was born here and I’ll die here.” It’s a valid philosophy, and ultimately just a subcategory of th...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Publisher's Corner - 50 first names only…

We met Peggy and Dan a few days after the big storm, in the lobby of a local bank. Dan said he’s been in town since there were only 450 people living here, and was the third person in Creswell to ow...

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 14, 2019

What's next for The Chronicle?

It’s been an exciting first week in Creswell, as former owners Scott and Jeanne Olson help my wife and I transition into our new roles. I also want to thank everyone for all of the kind replies to... Full story

 By Noel Nash    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Meet Noel Nash, new Chronicle publisher

The predawn hours are filled with a certain, specific kind of anticipation. The sun is on its way, soon to break through with splintered light across the sky, illuminating familiar sights. With maybe... Full story


It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas: Lutefisk is in the air!

Editor’s Note: This column was originally published in the Dec. 20, 2012 edition of The Creswell Chronicle. Christmas is a coupleweeks away and my salivary glands are already beginning to flow at... Full story

 By Scott Olson    Opinion    October 4, 2018

A long, strange trip comes to an end

I was deeply saddened when I received the obituary of Curt Deatherage in my email box Friday night. For years Curt had generously shared his writing and photography with the readers of The Creswell...


An inspirational Labor Day message

You never know when an interesting human interest story will fall right into your lap. This past Labor Day, I was working on getting ready for this week's edition of The Chronicle when the phone...

 By Scott Olson    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Are you prepared for the next big disaster?

What would you do if the Cascadia earthquake were to hit our area? Or, how about another repeat of the 1962 Columbus Day storm? As most of us have witnessed throughout our lifetime, Mother Nature can...

 By Scott Olson    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Time to make some decisions on policing

Drug trafficking in Creswell has been a major issue in Creswell, and to some business owners and residents of the community the issue seems to be getting worse. From the outside looking in, it... Full story


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