Cottage Grove

The kids have got it right – and have a right

It is not always that young people make the best decisions. Youth can be about indulgence, risk-taking, and just plain dumb moves that come from naïveté. But in the case of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and “climate crisis” activist, failure of adults to do the leading has caused[Read More…]

Grovers can get free food at numerous locations

If you live in Cottage Grove, here are the places you can go to get free food. To find a food pantry that serves you or for more information, call 541-343-2822. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 820 S. 10th St. Free produce, third Mondays, 1 p.m. Hot Meals Cottage Grove Community[Read More…]

Oregon’s 1940s hipsters:

COTTAGE GROVE — What started as a small Civilian Public Service (CPS) camp in 1945’s Waldport, Oregon, emerged into what became the Beat Movement of the early 1960s. These conscientious objectors from World War II became some of the key members to produce art and poetry that helped revolutionize the[Read More…]

Aqua Lions ride again

Connie Huston is at work on the Aqua Lions mural at the Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center in Cottage Grove. DANA MERRYDAY/THE CHRONICLE COTTAGE GROVE – As the Cottage Grove community waits breathlessly for the Oct. 1 reopening of the newly refurbished Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center, located at 1440[Read More…]

Jane Rapier: Going beyond to keep CG litter-free

COTTAGE GROVE – If you have ever spent time driving around Cottage Grove you will no doubt have noticed two things. One: the streets and byways are remarkably litter-free; the other: a very industrious individual with a cart and those long-handled trash picker-upper tongs. Following her own schedule and routes,[Read More…]


Ordinary Elephant’s Pete Damore and Crystal Hariu-Damore. PHOTO PROVIDED/Kim Still COTTAGE GROVE – An intimate crowd at the Cottage Events Venue was treated to an evening anything but ordinary last Thursday. Looking like they just walked out of a Dorothea Lange photograph, a husband/wife duo stood out in the simple,[Read More…]

Do it yourselfers to ‘fly-in’ to Jim Wright Field

COTTAGE GROVE – The first recorded airplane landing in Cottage Grove occurred on June 14, 1919, in a field off South 6th Street. The party included four planes, Oregon Governor Olcott et al., and one pilot who excited the several thousand spectators by performing some daring stunts and maneuvers. One[Read More…]

Declaring ‘Independence from Hunger’

Cottage Grove Grocery Outlet’s expanded food drive benefits Cottage Grove’s Community Sharing Program and the Creswell Food Pantry. From left: co-owners Kori and Ed Sowa, Bob Boettcher, Winnie Balaty, Kurt Blachnik, Phyllis Smith (background), Jeanne Barclay, Judy Surface and Susan Blachnik. Photo Provided/Rose Sleanbeck There’s nothing like a little neighborly[Read More…]



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