Cottage Grove

Sunset for Cottage Grove’s Sunshine General

Then ...

... and now

Cottage Grove lost two institutions this year: The first being the little store that could, Sunshine General Store, which in May finally ran out of steam after serving the community for 45 years. The second being Gordon Beaman, one of the store’s original owners and the glue who held it together for all those years. Beaman peacefully passed away, July 20. As sad as these two losses are, it is perhaps fitting that they should go together; Gordon was really attached to the store and was a . . .