City Concerned About Embezzlement Case

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove’s City Manager announced Monday that a former employee had embezzled money from the city. The city’s news surprised many, but also left a good amount of questions circling among the residents. City Manager Richard Meyers says the alleged thief was fired and the city’s money will be refunded by … Continue reading »

Cell Phone “Ping” Helps to Find Hunter

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office rescued a hunter after receiving a 911 call from the man Monday morning. The Sheriff’s Office receive a call around 9 a.m. from Wayne Marney, 56, who was elk hunting near Cottage Grove Lake. Marney had a medical issue and told the Sheriff’s Dispatcher he needed … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Woman Hit and Killed

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Police have released the name of the woman who was hit and killed by a car Monday afternoon. It happened at 3:18 p.m. in the 74000 block of London Road, south of Cottage Grove Lake. That’s where investigators say a woman was standing at the end of her driveway near her … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Celebrates New Park

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove celebrated the grand opening of a new park with an old tradition. Bohemia Park was built right off 10th and Main Streets. While another park is just down the street, the newly created 13-acre space has its very own stage. On Saturday, the 4th Annual Oregon Covered Bridge Festival … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Speedway Re-Opens

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove Speedway, which has been dubbed the hub for northwest racing by staff and community members, re-opened to the public Saturday. It was shut down last month for code violations, but has since been in the hands of new owners and dedicated volunteers. After loads of clean-up, Managers say … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Museum Celebrates 50 Years

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove Museum is no stranger to age, but curators say its 50-th birthday is a distinguished milestone. The 115-year-old building bodes treasures like pictures of pioneers from the 1800′s, panoramic views of Cottage Grove going back to the year 1820, a local Titanic survivor’s jacket, Native American arrowheads from … Continue reading »

Free Dental Clinic Now Open

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Low-income youth now have a new source for free dental care. Lane Community College is opening a no-cost children’s dental clinic at their Cottage Grove campus on Monday. The non-profit clinic is funded completely by grants and will serve children who would not otherwise receive dental care because of cost or … Continue reading »

Murder Charges Filed in Cottage Grove Man’s Death

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Two men are charged in the death of a Cottage Grove man. Terry Fruichantie (pictured above) died during a home invasion back in January. Robert Smith is charged with killing Fruichantie along with a number of other charges relating to the home invasion. Kenneth Lee is charged with robbery, burglary and … Continue reading »

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