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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

Horner's marks four decades in business

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

Midway through 1974, Larry Horner was at a crossroads: he could either continue to work for other people or become one of the earliest distributors of Husqvarna chainsaws in the United States.
He chose the latter, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Last month, Horner's Inc. celebrated its 40th year in business. 
"A lot of things

Police say forgery suspect may have more victims

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
A man facing 29 charges mostly related to allegations of check forgery and identity theft may have victimized residents of several Oregon counties, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
Police served a search warrant at 27681 Hing Lane in Lorane July 31 as part of an investigation into forged checks being passed in Lane, Douglas and possibly Josephine

Growing pains

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

Change has come to Cottage Grove's Concerts in the Park series and Growers Market in recent months, change that has some involved wondering if the two events can continue to co-exist.
For several summers now, the Growers Market has happened in tandem with the concert series on Wednesday evenings during the warm months. Until last season, the

Cottage Grove Police say they've arrested serial graffiti artist

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
Graffiti depicting the letters 'HD' has been appearing on local buildings for months

For most of this year, business owners and others in Cottage Grove have been discovering the letters "HD" scrawled on buildings around town.
Entries regarding reports of the two now-infamous letters have peppered the Cottage Grove Police Department's logbook each week, and now police think

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