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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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Learning writ large; it's better together

Validation. That was my key takeaway from the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland the first weekend of this month. I’ve only recently gotten back into creative writing, after stepping away...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Recent events brings back memories of my first time

You never forget your first, right? I sure haven’t. It was 1999. We had moved to Florence, Alabama, about eight months earlier. I was the new managing editor of The Times Daily, a...

 
 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...

 

A worthy cause for all of us

We visited the Greenhill Humane Society on Monday morning at its updated facility and what a pleasant experience it was. The complex is new or refurbished and it is a great place that rescues stray,...

 

Mayor: Former city councilor left lasting legacy

It is with a heavy heart that I share my thoughts on former Creswell resident and city councilor Adam Pelatt, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Adam served on the City Council...

 
 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 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 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

Love of pets leads to happy tales

I had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Kris Willaman, the small animal veterinarian. She and her husband, Wes, own and operate the South Willamette Veterinary Clinic in Creswell. Kris is the small ani...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Healthy debate worth having on Independence Day

I wish to thank Ms. McReynolds for her letter to the editor last week in response to my column about the Creswell City Budget. While I certainly don't agree with her, I don't intend to get into an...

 
 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...

 

Thank you notes: New community column kicks off

We see a lot of people breezing through our doors – locals, passersby, residents of the past. In our encounters one common theme emerges: a plethora of gratitude for helping hands. Good gets done...

 

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