Author: DANA MERRYDAY - for The Chronicle

Local cemeteries hold deep history

For the last few months I have been engulfed in working on a historical display that will be erected at the J. Polk Currin Swinging Bridge.  One side tells of the days when River Road was essentially downtown Cottage Grove and is titled “Slabtown”.  I didn’t have much to do[Read More…]

Celebrating Bud Taylors legacy

COTTAGE GROVE – For a small backwater, Cottage Grove sure seems to have produced some outsized personalities. One that still holds water is longtime swimming coach Bud Taylor.  Some of his former swimmers, realizing that they too were getting up in years and having attended memorials of classmates, felt it[Read More…]