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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....

 

Kiwanis seeking help in choosing service projects

Dear Editor: How can we help? Our local Coast Fork Kiwanis Club is refocusing their efforts and seeking community input on where our modest resources of volunteer time and limited funding should be employed. Kiwanians have been active in communities...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    November 28, 2019

50 first names only ...

The Family Relief Nursery’s fundraiser at Creswell High School last month was an event to remember. The keynote speaker touched our hearts with a story of heartbreaking self-awareness, wondering to...

 

Survey says: Focus on public safety matters, avoid the banana peels

Dear Editor So, I’m sitting here staring at my computer screen, deleting emails I don’t understand. All of a sudden, I come across one from the City of Creswell. It seems they have hired a monkey to see how much I am willing to pay for Sheriff...

 

'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...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    November 21, 2019

Far from a one-man band - New superintendent leading initiative to improve education

Mike Johnson has a plan. Not the plan, but a plan. The Creswell School District superintendent has gathered a large, eclectic group of people – including students, teachers and administrators,...

 

Appreciative of Chronicle's obituary policy, sensitivity

Dear Editor, I would like to say, “Thank You” for the service, which The Chronicle provides, of allowing the publication of obituaries FREE. Being able to honor and remember the deceased in this way is an important and personal narrative of...

 

X MARKS THE SPOT

Editor’s note: On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Crowds lined the streets as Kennedy’s motorcade was turning past the Texas School Book Depository. Then, shots fired. JFK was shot in the neck and head. He...

 

What took so long to save the horses?

Dear Editor: In regard to the recent horse “neglect” article in The Chronicle, dated Nov. 7, I would like to just ask three questions: WHY, WHY and WHY? WHY did it take two years for anything to get done about this very serious horse situation?...

 

Thanks for great 'Groundwaters' program feedback

What a wonderful event we had last Sunday at the Applegate Regional Theater. The “Groundwaters LIVE!” program was well-attended and much enjoyed, according to the feedback I have been receiving this week. Thanks to all of you who joined us as...

 

Thanks to Ron Hanson, a difference-maker

Ron Hanson has made a difference in the lives of those in our community. Ron grew up in Montana and graduated from Colorado State. Ron and Sharon moved to Creswell in 1967. They were teachers and Ron decided he was interested in constriction so he...

 

All-Star kids in The Chronicle

Dear Editor, I just wanted to write something in recognition of Kai Apo, Dallton Dewey, Tyler Frieze and Payden Criddle. Time has flown by. I worked with all four of them at the middle school. They were great mentors to the Life Skills kids in the...

 

Downtown Open House

There is plenty of activity on Oregon Avenue these days, from the recent improvements to the sidewalk around the railroad tracks to a new utility pole (above) being installed to numerous new restaurants – opening and/or reopening soon. The City...

 

School District Input

Mike Johnson, the Creswell School District’s superintendent, has convened a large group of educators, community leaders, students, parents and an eclectic mix of residents to help flesh out a practical vision for the area’s education future. The...

 

Giving Thanks - Grange bazaar a pleasant surprise

I spent an enjoyable day last week participating in the Creswell Grange Holiday Bazaar. I reserved a table at the last minute and was pleasantly surprised to sell more books than I had hoped. A bonus was that I was able to spend the day with a group...

 

Giving Thanks -Thanks for old schoolhouse support

On Nov. 7, it will be three years since a group of Creswell citizens who were concerned about the fate of Creswell’s Old to restore the exterior of the building in 2020. The exterior restoration involves several proj- ects. The back room, which...

 

Letter to the Editor - Perspective on science, drones

Dear Editor, I would like to present my perspective on the articles from Sept. 19 in reference to the science curriculum and Mike Anderson’s drone class project at the Creswell Middle School. I appreciate the presentation of the new science...

 

Bought or Bullied?

I’m not a detective, of course, but something isn’t right here. I’m so disappointed and saddened to the core about the decision the Springfield City Council made last Monday to rezone the Patrician Mobile Home Park. What is the purpose of the C...

 

City Council Voted for Greed

Why did the Springfield City Council approve rezoning the Patrician Mobile Home Park? Why, when its Planning Commission carefully determined rezoning was not in accordance with the City’s policies, plans and testified twice before Council to...

 

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...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Fifty first names only

October is full of opportunities to socialize and participate, from harvest festivals and community fundraisers to The Chronicle’s own Halloween coloring contest. We attended the Family Relief...

 

Olympian: 3 items for real success

I’ve hit rock bottom more times than I can count. As a gymnast, I overcame injuries that would have ended many other athletes’ careers – only to watch my Olympic dreams slip out of reach. As a businessman, I built a successful start-up – and...

 

Historical society grateful for help

Dear Editor, The Creswell Area Historical Society has been blessed in a special way. We wanted an awning to protect the entrance door. This door is the original 1889 door. We contacted Creative...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    October 17, 2019

So, how was your weekend?

Mine was great, starting with my Miami Hurricanes and our Oregon Ducks winning Friday night. Then I gorged on college football Saturday, and NFL on Sunday. With no apologies. I’m a child of the TV g...

 

Mayor's Ball highlights value of community

Dear Editor: Had the good fortune Saturday evening to attend the Gala Mayor’s Ball, a fundraising event for the continued reconstruction and update of the historic National Guard Armory in downtown Cottage Grove. The event was opened with the...

 

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