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Not 'goodbye,' but 'see you soon'

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014

A standing-room only crowd attended the memorial service for Trenton Lee Nowak, held Saturday at the Cottage Grove Faith Center.
It is not difficult to understand why so many gathered to honor Nowak, who passed away on Aug. 17 at the age of seven from a rare brain tumor. He was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to camp,

Saw it on Facebook

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014

A woman seeks milk and bread to feed her family, and help arrives within the hour. A wedding dress worn once brings $50 upon resale. A menu showcases the many varieties of tamales made by a local chef. Group members ponder the best re-use for a massive box of blue women's stockings.
A February article from the

Construction planned, delays expected for I-5 south of Cottage Grove

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced last week that, after Labor Day, the I-5 Martin Creek to Anlauf Paving project will enter a new construction phase as workers repair or replace damaged concrete in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 between Drain and Cottage Grove.
This means that, between September and November, construction will require I-5 lane and ramp closures.

DeFazio talks timber, veterans at annual Town Hall meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
By Jon Stinnett
The Cottage Grove Sentinel

For many, the ‘dog days of summer' call to mind relentless heat and kids dreading the return to school. For many residents of communities in Oregon's Fourth District, August means a visit in the form of a town hall meeting by Rep. Peter DeFazio.
DeFazio gave Cottage Grove about an hour of

Teaching a new generation

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
Easton shares the art of pine needle weaving

Pat Easton sat in Expo Building One of the WOE fairgrounds, offering to lead any interested visitor through a few stitches of pine needle basket weaving, an art she has practiced for over 25 years.
In teaching the craft to generations of students, Easton, a resident of Cottage Grove,

Round Robin tests competitors' mettle

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

For a typical young person, the Animal Round Robin could be a worst-nightmare ordeal: a no-holds-barred, pop-quiz on any breed in the barn. But the contestants in Saturday evening's competition showed no signs of trepidation as they went about their task.
Unlike other competitions, the round robin tests a showman's ability to quickly ascertain information on a variety

City's employee picnic recognizes years of service to Cottage Grove

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

She's been a friendly face at the Cottage Grove Library for decades, and patrons can expect to see Deanna Fournier there for years to come.
"They'll probably find me at my desk, my hands still on the wheel, when I'm 90," Fournier said.
A Cottage Grove native, this year Fournier marks 37 years of employment with the

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