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COMMUNITY - CRESWELL May. 18
Making 'tracks:' Creswell ready for Finns
COMMUNITY May. 18
Visiting Veneta’s skate park makes it clear Cottage Grove can do same
What does it take to move a mountain, or better yet, build one?
COMMUNITY May. 18
Springfield's Preciado wins Ms. Wheelchair Oregon
SPRINGFIELD – Your new Ms. Wheelchair Oregon has been crowned – and she’s a local. Melinda Preciado of Springfield will represent the state at the national competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., later this year.
AREA BRIEFS May. 18
Area briefs: ARPA funding, bike at the library, LTD survey and more
COMMUNITY May. 18
University of Oregon Dean’s List: Winter 2022 term
POLICE BRIEFS May. 18
Cottage Grove Police Log: May 10 - May 16
CLASSIFIEDS May. 18
Classifieds: Week of May 16
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AREA BRIEFS May. 12
Around town: Bounty now in the Grove; COVID-19 vaccine report; Artists sought for murals
HEALTH & WELLNESS May. 12
Column: Parents’ experiences, behaviors inspired helping others
COMMUNITY - Springfield May. 12
Springfield elementary principal wins honor
PUBLIC SAFETY May. 12
Police Round Up: Lowell man found dead; FBI tips for online safety; Oregon is 7th in DUI study
COMMUNITY May. 12
Creswell Community Wide Yard Sales: Rain or shine ...
CLASSIFIEDS May. 12
CLASSIFIEDS - Week of May 12
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COMMUNITY May. 5
Covid cases level; teen suicide on the rise
The Lane County Board of Health and Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 3 discussed ongoing health crises in Lane County: the Covid pandemic and the sucide rate among children. PublicHealth manager Dr. Jocelyn Warren and Eve Gray, director of Health and Human Services for Lane County, led the group through a detailed presentation on Lane County’s COVID-19 response and recovery.
COMMUNITY - Creswell May. 5
Creswell assault suspect located near Brookings
Health & Wellness May. 5
Parenting Now: Self-care benefits entire family
As parents, self-care can feel like one more item on our never-ending to-do list. We can even beat ourselves up over it — or feel guilty when we do take time for ourselves. But self-care shouldn’t be a cause of stress or worry. Rather, it should replenish your soul and make the challenges of parenting a little easier to handle.
HEALTH & WELLNESS May. 5
Midwives, McKenzie-Willamette provide unique birthing opportunity
SPRINGFIELD – You might say that ever since the water birth program was first offered inside McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center about nine months ago, midwives and participants have made beautiful music together.
COMMUNITY May. 5
History: Cottage Grove Armory’s Art Deco style endures with grace
COMMUNITY - CRESWELL May. 5
Creswell High School Boosters honor Davis during event
The Creswell High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its newest member on Saturday at the 16th Annual Creswell Boosters Sports Auction.
COMMUNITY May. 5
Part 2: Pupke, ‘Chick’ champion swimming
This is part two of a three-part series on the evolution of the South Lane School District and Ron Pupke’s role in this sea change.
AREA BRIEFS May. 5
Area Briefs: Golf tourny to honor coach; Timeline extended for safety project; ‘State of the Air’: Wildfires a factor; and more
CLASSIFIEDS May. 5
Classifieds: Week of May 5
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COMMUNITY - Creswell Apr. 28
Paving the way: Roads committee talks funding in Creswell
COMMUNITY - Creswell Apr. 28
Just a ‘Few’ stopping by for ice cream
Johnny Saldaña, owner of Bigfoot Fudge, received a nice surprise recently as Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few popped his head in to see how late the ice cream and fudge shop would be open that night.
COMMUNITY - Cottage Grove Apr. 28
Young entrepreneurs make flea market debut
COMMUNITY - Jasper Apr. 28
Weed-A-Thon: Students pull invasive species for 24 hours
A Lane County charter school has continued branching out to help maintain local parks in Eugene and beyond, hosting a 24-hour “Invasive-Weed-A-Thon” on Earth Day at Logs Jam, a state recreation site near the Willamette River in Jasper.
COMMUNITY - Cottage Grove Apr. 28
A teacher and coach, Pupke’s legacy runs deep in the Grove
CLASSIFIEDS Apr. 28
CLASSIFIEDS - Week of April 28
Community - Cottage Grove Apr. 28
Living green
COMMUNITY - Cottage Grove Apr. 28
Making peace with plastic
Usually, if you tell someone their dress looks like a potato sack you’d be in big trouble – but the designers of the annual Opal Center Trashion Show wouldn’t have it any other way.
AREA BRIEFS Apr. 28
AREA BRIEFS - Week of April 28
COMMUNITY Apr. 21
Earth, wind & dire, Protecting the planet a top priority for residents
COMMUNITY Apr. 21
Seniors, artists ‘walk’ with a purpose
Beth Barker has always loved penguins – and it makes sense, they look like they’re wearing tuxedos, they mate for life, and they are undeniably adorable. That’s why she decided to paint one for the Cottage Grove Art Walk.
AREA BRIEFS Apr. 21
AREA BRIEFS - Week of April 21
COMMUNITY - Springfield Apr. 21
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Editor’s note: Below is a letter of petition sent to Brian Conlon, director of operations for the City of Springfield, signed by 44 residents on Centennial Boulevard between 21st and 28th streets, and submitted to The Chronicle.
COMMUNITY - Cottage Grove Apr. 21
Miss Lane pageant winners moving on
COTTAGE GROVE –Miss Lane County’s Women’s Scholarship Program hosted its annual pageant in the Cottage Grove Armory on Saturday, April 16, for the first time.
COMMUNITY Apr. 21
Happy Earth Day, folks: ‘There is no Planet B!’
ANGLER'S LOG Apr. 21
Cold snap slows trout action; salmon anglers see promising runs
HEALTH Apr. 21
McKenzie-Willamette receives transplant award
SPRINGFIELD – McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has been named a PNTB Hope Award winner. The 2021 Hope Award is presented to hospitals in the PNTB service area in honor of their partnership and collaboration toward saving lives through organ donation.
HEALTH Apr. 21
PeaceHealth receives grant to enhance its neurological care
SPRINGFIELD – Time is critical when treating medical conditions affecting the brain, including strokes and aneurysms. The longer a patient goes without treatment, the greater the chance of irreversible damage.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Apr. 15
Increasing rural health care in South Lane a focus
South Lane clinic inches closer to funding goals
AREA BRIEFS Apr. 15
City of Creswell recognizes Grange, open house slated, City of Springfield seeks input, and more
Apr. 7
Urban Forestry experts: Local communities benefit from efforts to protect, grow trees
ANGLER'S LOG Apr. 7
Angler's Log: McKenzie continues recovering after wildfires
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTING NOW Apr. 7
Column: Gardening, outdoor activities help kids avoid indoor doldrums
COTTAGE GROVE Mar. 30
Recalling the Indian Wedding Tree
Broken trunk still stands as testament to 250+ year-old fir
HEALTH & WELLNESS Mar. 30
Column: What life is like after surviving a sexual assault
CRESWELL Mar. 30
Familiar, friendly face heading to retirement
Clara Polson was a longtime fixture at the transfer station serving Creswell and the surrounding area.
BRIEFS Mar. 30
Area briefs: Creswell Heritage Foundation gets grants, elects officers, and more
IN THE SCHOOLS Mar. 30
Promposal: Thurston senior sends message from the rooftop
HEALTH & WELLNESS Mar. 24
Privacy, convenience driving at-home colorectal screening
COTTAGE GROVE Mar. 24
Arbor Day in Cottage Grove still branching out
Mar. 24
Area briefs: Springfield man wins $8.9 million; LTD approves ‘MovingAhead’ plans; Tadeo building LatinX Parent group; and more
HEALTH & WELLNESS Mar. 17
Column: Move your body for your mind
COMMUNITY Mar. 9
BEAR WITH US: Fraternity donates 300 teddies to pediatric patients
On Tuesday, March 8, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center received a donation of teddy bears from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity to comfort pediatric patients during their visit to the hospital.
MUSIC Mar. 9
Cook off to next adventure: On tour with Buddy Guy
It’s rare when one can make the leap from “fan” to “friend and colleague.” For local photographer Bradley Cook, it’s only one of many adventure-filled stories, and his decades-long relationship with Buddy Guy culminates in a cross-country trip following the Blues legend on his latest tour, “The Blues is Alive and Well.”
AROUND TOWN Mar. 9
Area calendar: Week of March 10
AREA BRIEFS Mar. 9
Area briefs: Well-known speaker appearing in Creswell, and more
Suicide awareness campaign launched; LCC chooses finalists for president; 'Spice of Life' food drive upcoming ...
COTTAGE GROVE Mar. 9
Cottage Grove's Dudley honored for community contributions
Ana Maria Dudley first came to the Family Resource Center in Cottage Grove in 1993. Since then, she has met countless families, enriching their lives with her warmth, grace, and spirit.
CRESWELL Mar. 2
Creswell crossing Finnish line in ’22
The Finnish are coming, the Finnish are coming!
COTTAGE GROVE Mar. 2
Column: Pioneer cemeteries have rich stories and fascinating figures
At the top of a knoll on Blue Mountain School Road that forces Mosby Creek to take a jog around it lies the Brumbaugh Cemetery. Like many of the area's early pioneer burial grounds it sits on a high point with an inspiring view of the surrounding countryside ...
HEALTH & WELLNESS Mar. 2
Column: Thoughts on rumination, frustration during pandemic
When looking at incidents of domestic violence against women and children since the pandemic began, studies show that interpersonal violence has increased. There is a clear need for people to practice self-care during these times, but how do we do that while also feeling like we are out of control of our own fates?
COTTAGE GROVE Feb. 23
Boy Scouts: ‘Prepared’ for another 112 years!
February is Scout History Month
CALENDAR Feb. 23
Calendar of events: Feb. 24 - March 1
COTTAGE GROVE Feb. 16
Grape expectations: Oregon Grape in high demand during Covid
This tale started when I first noticed discarded foliage from Oregon Grape in our church gardens, where I serve as buildings and grounds chairman. I didn’t think too much about it until I started seeing more scattered leaves about town. Then I noticed some processing of Oregon Grape stems, stripping of leaves at a local park and later at a nearby house. Seeing bundles of stalks and greenery stuffed into black plastic trash bags aroused my curiosity.
LORANE Feb. 16
An opportunity to own and preserve history
I’ll wager that some of you may remember picking up free copies of a colorful 32-page magazine called “Groundwaters” at your local library, organization or community store every three months for quite a few years.
COTTAGE GROVE Feb. 9
Happy 135th birthday, Cottage Grove
Grove marks notable milestone
HEALTH & WELLNESS Feb. 9
Column: What is all this talk about mindfulness?
Community - Springfield Feb. 3
Springfield bakery owner finds success after a lifetime of hard work
As a teenager, Juvenal Martinez worked at a famous bakery in Mexico City (La Gran Via). He started by sweeping floors and washing dishes. Ultimately, he became the production manager of the bakery.
Community Feb. 3
Arboretum, Pisgah group merging
There’s strength in numbers. That’s one of the reasons why the Mount Pisgah Arboretum is joining forces with the Friends of Buford Park. For 32 years, the two nonprofit groups kept plugging along – oftentimes taking aim at similar goals. Now, at least they’ll all be on the same team.
Community Feb. 3
Area briefs - Week of Feb. 2
Area Calendar Feb. 3
Area Calendar - Through Feb. 12
Community Feb. 3
Public Safety - Week of Feb. 2
Classifieds Feb. 3
Classifieds - Week of Feb. 2
Community Jan. 26
AREA CALENDAR - Jan27 - Feb. 12
Community Jan. 26
AREA BRIEFS - Week of Jan. 27
Community Jan. 26
‘Wall of death’ yields fantastic Umpqua steelhead results
This season’s run of winter steelhead has been one that reminds many of us seasoned anglers of the runs from three and four decades ag –from my many friends and associates in the river-guide industry and from my own early season fishing trips that have all been on the Umpqua River.
COTTAGE GROVE Jan. 26
Not your normal garden-variety band
COTTAGE GROVE – Kevin Nichols, bass player for Ida Jane & The Weekend Gardeners, says he came up with the name of the band because “gardening is something we all like to fiddle around with a little bit.”
FreeHealth and Wellness Jan. 19
Relief on way for beleaguered hospitals
As cases of the highly transmissible Omicron Covid variant continue to stack, the Oregon National Guard is again scheduled to arrive in Lane County on Friday, Jan. 21 to assist strained hospital staff.
Cottage Grove Jan. 19
Centennial Covered Bridge a grand start
Community Jan. 19
A bittersweet farewell to our work ’family’ at the store
Community Jan. 19
Area briefs - Week of Jan. 20
FreeHEALTH & WELLNESS Jan. 13
Omicron continues to spread
New confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases soared to 18,538 in Oregon with 18 new deaths, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported Monday – raising the state’s death toll to 5,779. The 18 new deaths and 18,538 new cases include data recorded by counties between Jan. 7-9.
COTTAGE GROVE Jan. 13
Covered bridge only part of legacy
Samuel, Lydia Brumbaugh made lasting impact throughout area
COMMUNITY Jan. 5
Mapping a new course: Imus bringing a unique vision, clearer direction to his life and craft
Dave Imus wants to change the world. If his master plan works out, he’ll be able to change the way people view the world. Literally.
Jan. 5
Crime Round Up: Week of Jan. 6
LCSO arrests man in Creswell property damage; SPD safely arrests man who shot fireworks at them
COMMUNIY Dec. 29
Winter blankets Willamette Valley
COTTAGE GROVE Dec. 29
In the Grove, everyone pitched in on 'Jerry' duty
The kitchen at First Presbyterian was humming on Christmas Day as teams of volunteers worked together to fill orders for community dinners, no questions asked. The rich aromas of turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, fresh rolls, and homemade cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies wafted over the scene, as did Jerry’s spirit.
CRESWELL Dec. 23
Crime & Karma: Truck, fake ID lead to charges in Creswell
Dripping with absurdities, a poorly executed crime last week at a Creswell business began as a casual transgression – free and easy, at least that was the head movie.
CRESWELL Dec. 23
Creslane student beautifies truck
It’s more than a truck. It’s also a canvas.
COMMUNITY Dec. 23
Holst, Malekzadeh earn VFW awards
COTTAGE GROVE Dec. 23
Cottage Grove offers plenty of intrigue from 'Christmas Past'
COTTAGE GROVE Dec. 20
Opal Whiteley’s past is a local magical mystery tour
In all that is written about Opal Whiteley, there has been little said about the self-guided tour that takes you to some of the places that inspired her in Cottage Grove ... until now.
COMMUNITY Dec. 10
Santa, residents turn out for area events
We’re not sure if Santa belongs to a gym, practices crossfit, or is on a Keto diet, but he no doubt lost weight taking his star turn in parades across the southern Willamette Valley on Saturday, Dec. 4. Communities from Springfield to Creswell to Cottage Grove played host to all manner of holiday celebrations that started with a sunny morning and ended with cool, damp weather.
COMMUNITY Dec. 10
Cycling through the holidays: Sanipac tradition continues
Sanipac’s maintenance building transformed into Santa’s workshop on the evening of Dec. 3 … and nearly all of the “elves” were Oregon Ducks fans.
COTTAGE GROVE Dec. 8
Old, new meet at dedication of veteran legacy therapy horse team
COTTAGE GROVE Nov. 24
Munsell, Grocery Outlet helping teens
“Handing a young person a warm pair of socks can be like handing them a college degree at times.”
COMMUNITY Nov. 19
Willamette River Bridge to complete upgrades in 2022
By this time next year, motorists can expect to see the construction clearing on the Willamette River Bridge. The paint job and strengthening repairs are aimed to be completed by Nov. 30, 2022, according to Angela Beers Seydel, public information officer for the Oregon Department of Transportation. The project is estimated to cost $5.8 million for painting and repairs, and will be paid for by the federally-allocated State Transportation Improvement Project (STIP).
CRESWELL Nov. 19
Helpful holidays: Giving feels more special
CRESWELL – It’s that time of year, so everyone’s cooking up ways to give back to their community. With the help of Creswell First! and other charitable organizations, many local citizens can expect to get plenty of “stocking stuffers” – as well as getting their bellies stuffed – during the holiday season.
COTTAGE GROVE Nov. 17
Remembering Past 45 Arts & Crafts, an iconic piece of Cottage Grove
“It was a tight group who worked downtown,” recalls Dorothea Perkins, past-president of the Cottage Grove collective. “Our makers were also good customers and like family … The volunteer shop clerks worked together to help people find a gift when they didn’t know exactly what they were looking for.”