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Basketball All-League Teams

Class 5A Midwestern League Boys1st team: Nate Stiffler, THS2nd team: Walker Bonar, THSHonorable Mention: Hunter James, THS; Isaiah Navarrette, SHS GirlsCoach of the Year: Joe Williamson, SHSPlayer of the Year: Danaeja Romero-Ah Sam, SHS1st team: Danaeja Romero-Ah Sam, SHS; JB Robinson, SHS; Bailey Tovey, THS; Alexi Morgan, SHS2nd team: Juju[Read More…]

HSSZ: Weekly Recaps

Baseball Cottage Grove Lions: The Lions went 0-2 in week one, losing to No. 11 Cascade 10-1 and No. 8 Sisters 14-3. Christian Spear led the way against Cascade with 4 innings-pitched, 5 strikeouts, and also had a hit. Isaiah Cushman got the start against Sisters, pitching for 4 innings[Read More…]

Fernando ‘Nano’ Allen Giffen-Vallejo

April 11, 2003 – March 14, 2023 Fernando “Nano” Allen Giffen-Vallejo, 19, of Creswell, Ore. passed away tragically on March 14, 2023 in Eugene. Nano was born on April 11, 2003 to Victor Vallejo and Quila Giffen in Bend, Ore. He graduated from Al Kennedy High School in Cottage Grove[Read More…]

Letter to the editor: CG Police coverage demonstrates importance of local news

Dear Editor: Congratulations to journalist Ryleigh Norgrove and the entire Chronicle staff for the fine reporting and persistent investigation that revealed the story behind the resignations of former Cottage Grove Police Chief Scott Shepherd and Captain Conrad Gagner (Extremely unacceptable behavior led to Cottage Grove PD resignations, March 9, 2023).[Read More…]

Janet ‘Carol’ DeSpain

Oct. 8, 1935  – March 14, 2023 Janet “Carol” DeSpain, 87, of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away March 14, 2023.  Carol was born Oct. 8, 1935 in Eugene to parents Charles H. and Daisy “Ruth” (Mendell) Gordineer. She married Alvin DeSpain June 23, 1967, in Oakridge.  Carol enjoyed crafts, crocheting,[Read More…]

Alva Gagner

Deceased: March 11, 2023 Alva Gagner of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the age of 85, surrounded by her family. Alva was born in The Dalles, Ore. to Roy and Vivian (Martin) Nichols. She had six siblings, Melvin Nichols, Janet Beck, Clare Knutson, Percy Nichols,[Read More…]