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Sisters accused of robbing elderly veteran

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
On Friday, the Cottage Grove Police Department announced the arrests of two area sisters suspected of bilking an elderly area veteran out of over $100,000 in a four-month period.
The Department said Friday that it had arrested 57-year old Rita Amundson and her sister, 64-year old Teena Taylor, both of Cottage Grove, after a 94-year old World War II
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Joint ceremony held to honor, retire flags

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The United States Flag Code states that, "The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." On Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, representatives of local American Legion Post 32, VFW Post 3473 and Boy Scouts Troop 140 presented a ceremonial flag
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Local gardener Andrea Mull receives state's top honor

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The care and maintenance of a downtown Cottage Grove park was one of the reasons that a local woman was named the Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs' Gardener of the Year for 2016. A meeting involving that very same park, however, kept her from attending the ceremony and accepting her award.
Andrea Mull has been involved with the Cottage
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Local LCC campus plots its future

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The economic downturn that devastated this country's economy several years ago sent many people who were frustrated with the state of the workforce and their place in it back to the halls of higher education. College enrollment figures soared, though the protracted recovery from the Great Recession has had the opposite effect, as numbers continue to fall. It is against
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Sunshine General Store marks 40 years on Main Street

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
Fresh out of hyssop? Got a recipe that calls for kava kava root? Running low on coltsfoot or comfrey?
For decades now, the store at 824 Main Street in Cottage Grove has been a premier outlet for such items, and this week (Tuesday, June 14, to be exact) its owner will celebrate exactly 40 years of business in this
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Police search for suspect in downtown assault

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
Cottage Grove Police said Monday that they're continuing the search for the suspect believed to be responsible for assaulting a 27-year old Cottage Grove man over the weekend.
Detective Doug Skaggs said that the victim was walking home from the Grove Tavern at about 3 a.m. Sunday when he encountered a couple walking in the other direction near the
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Kennedy High salutes its 'cornerstones'

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
Saturday was a day of celebration for many young adults here in Cottage Grove. Seniors of the Al Kennedy Alternative High School and Cottage Grove High School received their diplomas or GED equivalents.
While both ceremonies celebrated the same types of achievements, each had its own twist.
Kennedy High School's celebration kicked off at 10 a.m. at the OLPH
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Seven valedictorians lead CGHS grad class

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
It was a sunny day at Cottage Grove High School's football stadium, and the sunlight reflected off of the bright blue caps and gowns of the graduates assembled on the field in front of hundreds of friends and family filling the stands and crowding the field around them.
Saturday saw 186 graduating seniors from Cottage Grove, with seven valedictorians
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Village Green up for auction

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
A Cottage Grove landmark will be up for auction later this month.
A listing with online platform Ten-X.com states that the Village Green Resort and Gardens will be the subject of an auction that begins June 28 and ends June 30, 2016. The 16-plus acre resort and gardens was built in 1959, and at the time, it was the
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Police search for suspect in downtown assault

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
Cottage Grove Police said Monday that they're continuing the search for the suspect believed to be responsible for assaulting a 27-year old Cottage Grove man over the weekend.
Detective Doug Skaggs said that the victim was walking home from the Grove Tavern at about 3 a.m. Sunday when he encountered a couple walking in the other direction near the intersection
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