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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...

 
 By Don Williams    News    September 19, 2019 

Carousel committee continues progress

COTTAGE GROVE - A Philippine delegation visited the District 5110 as part of the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Ten members of the Philippine delegation visited local Springfield, Cottage Grove, and...

 

Aqua Lions ride again

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 S. 8th St. in Cottage Grove,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 12, 2019

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...

 

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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

Coast Fork Willamette Watershed aims to eradicate knotweed

COTTAGE GROVE – Representatives of the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) visited Cottage Grove last week and educated Coast Fork Science Pub attendees on efforts being made to...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 29, 2019

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 on...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 15, 2019

Armory starting to glow

Prepare to do a double-take if you haven't been by the Cottage Grove Armory lately. The 88-year-old structure is looking pretty spruce with cracks repaired and gleaming new paint job. Inside, tile-set...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 8, 2019

Diamond in the rough:

The idea for the name Misfit Toy Ranch came from co-owner Zach Driscoll because when their ranch started in 2013 it became known as the place that would take horses that were no longer wanted, or...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 8, 2019

Clock is ticking:

I hope you will forgive me for the short notice but there is something unique happening in Cottage Grove tonight (Thursday, Aug. 8) that you really should see. That is, if you enjoy plays on words...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    August 1, 2019

'A Chance to show off your best'

On the third weekend of August, a long-held Cottage Grove tradition will bloom again. Friday, Aug. 16-18, the Western Oregon Exposition (WOE) will ride again. The stated mission of the fair is: "The...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    August 1, 2019

Kalapuya Books a 'literarty' haven in historic 'Grove

Perhaps one key to Kalapuya Books' 22 successful years is that owners Betsy and Hal Hartzell sell what they love, and love selling from their charming historic building at 637 E Main St. The shop's...

 

Calvary Creek, Cowsills croon favorite folk music for Carousel

Two popular local musical groups donated their harmonies at a benefit concert last month to raise money for the Cottage Grove Carousel Project at Calvary Chapel. In the third performance of the Carous...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    July 18, 2019

'Houston, the Eagle has landed'

Purists will complain that the title of this column is an abbreviation of the first words spoken from the moon's surface. I grant that claim and wish to point out that this condensation has become an...

 

Ride 'em, COWBOY

The 71st Annual Cottage Grove Rodeo was jam-packed full of action last weekend as riders from far and wide descended on the Riding Club just south of town...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    July 11, 2019

50 years of psycho-spiritual rejuvenation for all

As you read this I will be camped out and ready for the opening of the 50th Oregon Country Fair. For the past 27 years, the second weekend in July has been indelibly marked on my calendar as an "I...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

"Splash down" in sight for new aquatics center

A bond measure passed three years ago is coming to fruition in the form of a renovated public pool and competitive aquatics center for Cottage Grove residents. Renovations to the Warren H. Daugherty...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    July 4, 2019

The Swinging Bridge is coming down

While it is a bit sad to see something that has been standing since 1965 slowly coming apart, the promise of what is to come tempers that feeling. Crews from Hamilton Construction Company moved in...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    June 27, 2019

'Water Ouzels' are keeping our Coast Fork clean

On Saturday, an intrepid group will assemble at the Row River Boat Ramp with an assortment of watercraft, life jackets, paddles and plastic garbage bags. These volunteers are named for a tough little...

 

IF YOU GO: Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya Books

What: An Afternoon with Shannon Applegate, author of “Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family’s History and Lore.” When: Thursday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m. Where: The Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove Thoughts from the desk at Kalapuya...

 

School's out for summer: Now what?

South Lane School District had their last day of school on Tuesday, and students said their goodbyes and headed home for the summer. When I was a kid I couldn't wait for the summer break from school....

 
 By Ben Deatherage    News    June 20, 2019

Miller continues dominance on 'Dad's Night'

Despite only two classes on the card for the Friday, June 14, event at Cottage Grove Speedway, fans were treated to exciting racing. The Interstate Sprint Car Series opened up its 2019 season after...

 

Grand marshal chosen

Costumed members of the Bohemia Mining Days (BMD) Board and its festival coordinator recently dropped in and surprised Banner Bank Cottage Grove branch manager, Jim Gilroy with the announcement that...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    June 13, 2019

'Color Their World' Tie-dye creations to be on display, for bid at Mining Days

Bohemia Mining Days board members and volunteers last weekend worked with retired hotel bed sheets and encouraged the public to create mind-expanding creations at Coiner Park. The "Color Their World"...

 

Carousel Corner

Master Woodcarver Ken Means offered to paint this carousel horse, bringing it to life for a CG resident, Nadine Kelley, who had "adopted" a carousel horse. Pictured are the before (top) and after...

 

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