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The Chronicle is a weekly publication, that comes out on Thursdays, serving the Creswell and surrounding rural areas of Oregon. For news, tips, and suggestions please email [email protected] or call (541) 895-2197. Deadlines: Town Crier Listings - Monday by 5 p.m. News - Monday by 5 p.m. Display Ads - Friday by 12, noon Classified Ads - Monday by 12, noon Legals - Friday by 5 p.m.

Good morning! If you're looking to get out of the house today, physical distancing at Emerald Valley Golf Resort while w...
05/17/2020

Good morning!

If you're looking to get out of the house today, physical distancing at Emerald Valley Golf Resort while watching top local amateurs compete is a terrific option.

More than 130 players are competing in a 36-hole event that started Saturday and ends today. The field has several accomplished players, GM and head golf pro Laine Wortman said.

Two current PGA Tour professionals and one LPGA pro is competing, all with ties to the University of Oregon. Several individual and team NCAA national champions also are competing.

And current college players are in the field, as well as a few of the most accomplished junior golfers in Oregon.

The course is at 83301 Dale Kuni Rd., Creswell.

05/17/2020
Molina Leadership & Business Development Solutions

Let's talk newspapers with Chronicle publisher Noel Nash and Mark Molina Leadership & Business Development Solutions!

What an amazing journey of development, exposure, training, learning and growing. Listen to Noel share a mezmerizing journey in his media travels from Miami, to Alabama, to Texas to ESPN!

“It takes a village,” as the adage goes, to raise a child – and apparently, walls and roofs too. With its Legion Cottage...
05/15/2020
Visionary ‘village’ builds cottages for vets | Chronicle

“It takes a village,” as the adage goes, to raise a child – and apparently, walls and roofs too. With its Legion Cottages project to provide affordable housing for local low-income and homeless veterans on track for summer completion, Cottage Grove is demonstrating what can be accomplished when government entities, organizations, agencies and programs collaborate to do good.

“It takes a village,” as the adage goes, to raise a child – and apparently, walls and roofs too. With its Legion Cottages project to provide affordable housing for local low-income and homeless veterans on track for summer completion, Cottage Grove is demonstrating what can be accomplished whe...

The Chronicle's cover photo
05/15/2020

The Chronicle's cover photo

Following the guidelines of the Oregon Department of Education, Superintendent Mike Johnson shared on the district websi...
05/15/2020
’Pass‘ or ’incomplete‘ – students in K-11 await their grade | Chronicle

Following the guidelines of the Oregon Department of Education, Superintendent Mike Johnson shared on the district website that students enrolled in K-11 will be awarded either pass or incomplete status for the last two quarters of the year.

Following the guidelines of the Oregon Department of Education, Superintendent Mike Johnson shared on the district website that students enrolled in K-11 will be awarded either pass or incomplete status for the last two quarters of the year.

Creswell High School students will still have an opportunity to walk across the graduation stage and receive their diplo...
05/15/2020
Graduation plans balance celebration, safety | Chronicle

Creswell High School students will still have an opportunity to walk across the graduation stage and receive their diploma and awards during a staggered three-day long event. Graduation itself will be a recorded virtual event with all the traditional elements on June 5 at 7 p.m.

Creswell High School students will still have an opportunity to walk across the graduation stage and receive their diploma and awards during a staggered three-day long event. Graduation itself will be a recorded virtual event with all the traditional elements on June 5 at 7 p.m.

With this week marking Hospital and Healthcare Workers week, PeaceHealth celebrates and commends our courageous healthca...
05/15/2020
’A message of gratitude‘ | Chronicle

With this week marking Hospital and Healthcare Workers week, PeaceHealth celebrates and commends our courageous healthcare heroes — those who provide direct patient care and support those who do.

With this week marking Hospital and Healthcare Workers week, PeaceHealth celebrates and commends our courageous healthcare heroes — those who provide direct patient care and support those who do.

Over the winter of 2019, you saw a flurry of activity at the Old School House/Library. Creswell Heritage Foundation had ...
05/14/2020
Turn-of-the-century plates tell new story | Chronicle

Over the winter of 2019, you saw a flurry of activity at the Old School House/Library. Creswell Heritage Foundation had acquired money through grants and generous private donations to replace the foundation and front porch.

Over the winter of 2019, you saw a flurry of activity at the Old School House/Library. Creswell Heritage Foundation had acquired money through grants and generous private donations to replace the foundation and front porch.

Readers and supporters helped keep the paper and website running during financial hardship
05/14/2020
Chronicle ends donation campaign | Chronicle

Readers and supporters helped keep the paper and website running during financial hardship

Readers and supporters helped keep the paper and website running during financial hardship

Chronicle staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with three candidates running for Springfield City Council seats.
05/14/2020
Ward 4 & 6 Council Candidates | Chronicle

Chronicle staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with three candidates running for Springfield City Council seats.

Chronicle staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with three candidates running for Springfield City Council seats.

There are signs that things are cautiously easing in the direction of a more normal life. This glimmer at the end of the...
05/14/2020
A welcome, cautious and much-needed Phase I | Chronicle

There are signs that things are cautiously easing in the direction of a more normal life. This glimmer at the end of the tunnel is a ray of hope that we are turning a corner.

There are signs that things are cautiously easing in the direction of a more normal life. This glimmer at the end of the tunnel is a ray of hope that we are turning a corner.

This story has been updated to reflect Gov. Brown's approval of Phase 1 to reopen the county tomorrow, May 15. Reopening...
05/14/2020
Local business owners get ready to reopen | Chronicle

This story has been updated to reflect Gov. Brown's approval of Phase 1 to reopen the county tomorrow, May 15.

Reopening Creswell will look like “our community coming back to life, albeit slowly,” said Creswell Mayor Richard Zettervall. Lane County has been approved to begin Phase 1 of Governor Kate Brown’s reopening plan for Oregon.

Phase 1 will begin for Lane County on Friday, May 15. The types of restrictions that are relaxed in Phase 1, and by how much, are determined by the State. Counties are responsible for demonstrating that local systems (private and public) are in place to continue providing a public health response to COVID-19.

Those businesses slated to reopen once the county reaches Phase 1 include barber shops and other personal-care businesses, gyms and in-restaurant dining, and business owners are planning ahead while also playing the waiting game.

As of Tuesday, city officials and business owners were waiting to hear if Gov. Brown’s reopen plan includes Lane County.

This article is written for newcomers to the community who are unfamiliar with the history of the covered bridges, and f...
05/14/2020
Bridging History | Chronicle

This article is written for newcomers to the community who are unfamiliar with the history of the covered bridges, and for those of you who may have forgotten the treasure which we are fortunate enough to have, representing the history of Lane County.

This article is written for newcomers to the community who are unfamiliar with the history of the covered bridges, and for those of you who may have forgotten the treasure which we are fortunate enough to have, representing the history of Lane County.

Money has freed up for small businesses affected by COVID-19 in city limits, thanks to an unfilled position in the City’...
05/14/2020
City leaders approve new loan program to help small businesses | Chronicle

Money has freed up for small businesses affected by COVID-19 in city limits, thanks to an unfilled position in the City’s planning department.

Money has freed up for small businesses affected by COVID-19 in city limits, thanks to an unfilled position in the City’s planning department.

Everyone wish our dear friend Pamela Palmer Farmer a very happy birthday. Pamela has remained a constant at the paper fo...
05/14/2020

Everyone wish our dear friend Pamela Palmer Farmer a very happy birthday. Pamela has remained a constant at the paper for years; steadfast and true, we love her sweet soul and her love for the Creswell community. 💓

As of Tuesday, city officials and business owners were waiting to hear if Gov. Brown’s reopen plan includes Lane County.
05/13/2020
Local business owners get ready to reopen | Chronicle

As of Tuesday, city officials and business owners were waiting to hear if Gov. Brown’s reopen plan includes Lane County.

As of Tuesday, city officials and business owners were waiting to hear if Gov. Brown’s reopen plan includes Lane County.

Funding requirements have USPS’ future in financial peril
05/13/2020
Stamped Out? | Chronicle

Funding requirements have USPS’ future in financial peril

Funding requirements have USPS’ future in financial peril

The local connectionShelby Strother was a columnist for Florida Today and later at The Detroit News, among other papers....
05/10/2020
Mom always batted cleanup | Chronicle

The local connection

Shelby Strother was a columnist for Florida Today and later at The Detroit News, among other papers. He died March 3, 1991, at the age of 44.

Publisher Noel Nash and Music Editor Ron Hartman worked with Strother during their careers in Florida. Ron, a young copy editor at the time, was a colleague at Florida Today and the St. Pete Times.

Strother also covered the NBA for decades, including the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys” era. When he died, league officials made that year’s NBA Finals press badges with a Hawaiian shirt theme – in honor of Strother wearing them for all situations.

The local connection Shelby Strother was a columnist for Florida Today and later at The Detroit News, among other papers. He died March 3, 1991, at the age of 44. Publisher Noel Nash and Music Editor Ron Hartman worked with Strother during their careers in Florida. Ron, a young copy editor at the ti...

Hello and happy Saturday! It was great to see all of the classic cars cruising down Oregon Avenue this morning. We have ...
05/09/2020

Hello and happy Saturday!
It was great to see all of the classic cars cruising down Oregon Avenue this morning.

We have EXTENDED the coloring contest deadline. You have all weekend to color and submit your entry to The Chronicle. Winners get awesome spring baskets filled with goodies.

Drop them in the mail slot at The Chronicle, 34. W. Oregon Ave., or mail them to PO Box 428, Creswell.

Need a new entry to color? Come by our office and pick up a fresh sheet or print it out here.

THANK YOU to our sponsors: Point S Tire & Auto Center, Sanipac, Health Hub, Wise Woman, RC's small-engine repair, SLCF&R, Coverage Pros and Blue Ribbon Pet Grooming.

Amid the hardships of COVID-19, there’s at least one bright spot: animal adoptions and foster volunteers have not decrea...
05/08/2020
Sheltering pets in the pandemic | Chronicle

Amid the hardships of COVID-19, there’s at least one bright spot: animal adoptions and foster volunteers have not decreased, and intakes have not increased at Greenhill Humane Society of Eugene.

Amid the hardships of COVID-19, there’s at least one bright spot: animal adoptions and foster volunteers have not decreased, and intakes have not increased at Greenhill Humane Society of Eugene.

As Derek and Mindy Weber eye their fourth year in business, they are busier than ever trying to keep The Washburne Cafe ...
05/08/2020
Takeout + support = keeping a cafe afloat | Chronicle

As Derek and Mindy Weber eye their fourth year in business, they are busier than ever trying to keep The Washburne Cafe at 326 Main St. afloat through a pandemic.

As Derek and Mindy Weber eye their fourth year in business, they are busier than ever trying to keep The Washburne Cafe at 326 Main St. afloat through a pandemic.

Many years ago, I hosted a call-in radio talk show in Los Angeles answering questions about Chinese astrology. Listeners...
05/08/2020
Love match for a Leo-Pig and Lucille Ball | Chronicle

Many years ago, I hosted a call-in radio talk show in Los Angeles answering questions about Chinese astrology. Listeners would tune in for three hours on Friday evenings, and we never seemed to have enough time to answer all the calls queued up. We had a lot of fun, and the most frequently asked questions were related to career and love.

Many years ago, I hosted a call-in radio talk show in Los Angeles answering questions about Chinese astrology. Listeners would tune in for three hours on Friday evenings, and we never seemed to have enough time to answer all the calls queued up. We had a lot of fun, and the most frequently asked que...

It’s been 10 years now that I can’t just give my mom a call, to say “hi,” to get a recipe or share an experience. I alwa...
05/08/2020
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! | Chronicle

It’s been 10 years now that I can’t just give my mom a call, to say “hi,” to get a recipe or share an experience. I always miss her the most in May. She always told me I was her best Mother’s Day gift (don’t tell my sister). She went into labor on Mother’s Day, and after a couple of miscarriages her firstborn, me, arrived on the scene.

It’s been 10 years now that I can’t just give my mom a call, to say “hi,” to get a recipe or share an experience. I always miss her the most in May. She always told me I was her best Mother’s Day gift (don’t tell my sister). She went into labor on Mother’s Day, and after a couple of mi...

I often mention the agencies and some of the individuals who work essentially behind the scenes to manage and enhance th...
05/08/2020
A lifelong connection | Chronicle

I often mention the agencies and some of the individuals who work essentially behind the scenes to manage and enhance the many fisheries Oregon has been blessed with. Given the demands we place on our forest lands, our rivers and other natural areas.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

I often mention the agencies and some of the individuals who work essentially behind the scenes to manage and enhance the many fisheries Oregon has been blessed with. Given the demands we place on our forest lands, our rivers and other natural areas.

Chronicle staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with the three candidates running for the vacant Springfield City Council seat. ...
05/08/2020
Springfield City Council candidates Ward 3: Rodley, Tadeo, McAlister | Chronicle

Chronicle staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with the three candidates running for the vacant Springfield City Council seat. Johanis Tadeo focusing on serving ‘marginalized’ community. Kori Rodley touting broad experience, commitment to inclusion. Kris McAlister seeking ‘RELIEF’ for Springfield‘s most needy.

Chronicle staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with the three candidates running for the vacant Springfield City Council seat.

Love seeing all those painted rocks around town? Wanna give it a whirl? Creswell's Jenni Donley gives you the step-by-st...
05/07/2020
Bored yet? Let’s rock! | Chronicle

Love seeing all those painted rocks around town? Wanna give it a whirl? Creswell's Jenni Donley gives you the step-by-step in this week's Chronicle.

Jenni Donley, a Creswell resident, mom and ‘painted rock’ enthusiast, provides tips for creating art that rocks

Now that you’re home more often while in quarantine, it is a great time to keep your dog busy with walks, fetch and scen...
05/07/2020
‘A tired dog is a good dog:’ Keeping a pet busy in quarantine | Chronicle

Now that you’re home more often while in quarantine, it is a great time to keep your dog busy with walks, fetch and scent and training games to cover their need for exercise and brain stimulation.

Now that you’re home more often while in quarantine, it is a great time to keep your dog busy with walks, fetch and scent and training games to cover their need for exercise and brain stimulation.

05/07/2020
City of Creswell

City of Creswell

You may have noticed that Holt Park is partially opened. We hope that you will enjoy the play areas with your children. Please do not allow children to go to the park alone unless they understand and follow the proper distancing protocols. Your cooperation in this matter will mean that we can keep the parks open.

Please remember that we are still under COVID-19 restrictions. We ask that you please:

• Be respectful of barrier tape. Areas that are taped off are not open at this time.
* Be safe and responsible by choosing activities within your comfort zone.
• Maintain your own personal hygiene like washing your hands often, bringing your own soap and water or hand sanitizer.
• Avoid crowds. Be prepared for last minute changes to ensure the safety and health of others.
• All of the standard ways to protect public health apply in the outdoors too, like maintaining physical distance.
• Keep at least 6 feet between you and others enjoying the outdoors.
• If you drive to the park please leave at least one parking space between your vehicle and the vehicle next to you.

A slice of life from rural Oregon during the pandemic: Crow couple exchange vows from inside a semi.Check out Pat Edward...
05/07/2020
Wanna get hitched? Truck yeah! | Chronicle

A slice of life from rural Oregon during the pandemic: Crow couple exchange vows from inside a semi.

Check out Pat Edwards' story in this week's edition, with photos by Mike Nordtvedt of LifeSlice Photography.

Crow couple exchange vows from inside a semi

As a mom of three, Creslane principal Amy Halley said with the closure of the schools, she recognized the challenges tha...
05/07/2020
Virtual story times engage students | Chronicle

As a mom of three, Creslane principal Amy Halley said with the closure of the schools, she recognized the challenges that came with the transition of teaching from home and felt a sense of urgency to keep the kids connected to the school and each other.

As a mom of three, Creslane principal Amy Halley said with the closure of the schools, she recognized the challenges that came with the transition of teaching from home and felt a sense of urgency to keep the kids connected to the school and each other.

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  • Owner and Publisher - Noel Nash — [email protected]

  • Co-owner: Denise Nash — [email protected]

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  • Contributors: Aliya Hall, Ron Hartman, Bradley Cook, Aaron O’Gara, Joey Blum, Dana Merryday, Don Williams, Yaakov Levine, Linda LaZar, Ron Hartman, Pamela Farmer, Ron Hartman, Mike Nordtvedt, Pat Edwards

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    I am so pleased that Noel and the Creswell Chronicle invited me to be part of their family. I'm a neighbor... I live and write from Lorane, but my husband and I have family in Creswell and I try to keep my column pertinent to my readers. It is so vital that our small communities have their own voices so that we are able to share with our neighbors our experiences and the things that mean so much to each of us. Thanks, Noel Nash, for providing us with such a fresh and interesting way to connect!
    I have been going to your Fourth of July parade for years and have enjoyed watching, but, this is the first that there were so many kids and adults that got up and were standing in front of us. The people on the sidewalk got there early enough to find a spot to sit and then these people come at 1050 and stand in front of people so we couldn't even see the parade. People need to wake up and think of other people and not just themselves.
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