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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL March 11, 2015
Cottage Grove Retrospective
A look back at a Sentinel story from 50 years ago
March 11, 1965
Mental, Main and I St.
Multiple calls came in regard-
ing a male subject that appears
to be trying to “dress the tele-
phone pole” with various items
of clothing, talking to himself,
throwing objects into the street.
When fi rst observed, the sub-
ject had a knife in his hand and
was cutting the T-shirt attached
to the pole. Offi cers contacted
the subject and advised him in
regard to disorderly conduct.
News and notes from our neighbor to the north
Ernest Sloan, 71, (above right) will have an important
part in an intercollegiate log-bucking contest held
March 31 at Bozeman, Mont. His part was completed
early last week when he fi nished fi lling two old-time
bucking saws that were sent to him for sharpening by
the Utah State team of Logan, Utah.
John Ray Shoberg, Dorena, is a member of the Utah
State team. As the team practiced for the event, he told
the other members about the expert saw fi lers of the
Cottage Grove community, and as a result he sent the
two saws to his father, Carl Shoberg (above left).
Shoberg, administrative assistant in the Georgia-Pacifi c
Springfi eld Division timber department, looked up
Sloan, who retired several years ago after a long career
in the local timber industry. He worked for Row River
Lumber and Booth-Kelly Lumber, retiring about the
time Booth-Kelly sold to Georgia-Pacifi c. “I knew that
if anyone could put these saws in top-top condition,
Ernie could do it,” said Shoberg.
Sloan uncovered his old fi ling bench on the bank of the
Mosby Creek, unpacked his carefully stored fi les, ham-
mers, gauges and other tools and went to work. He said
one of the saws was at least 40 years old and both were
made of good material. It took about a day for Sloan to
get the saws into condition that satisfi ed him.
According to the somewhat sketchy reports on the
forthcoming contest from his son, Shoberg said he
believes the meet in Montana is a regional affair, with
a number of colleges participating. “I hope the boys
work at it harder than they do at jobs around home,” he
ane County Sheriff’s
Deputies were called to
investigate a suspicious pack-
age that arrived on the door-
step of a Creswell daycare last
The Sheriff’s Offi ce said
that, on Tuesday, March 3, at
7:13 a.m., it received a call
from a staff member at Grow-
ing Place Pre-School and
Daycare regarding a suspi-
cious package found in front
of the business entrance door
upon arrival. The Daycare
school shares a building with
the Creswell U.S. Postal Of-
Police say the caller de-
scribed the package as a heavy
cardboard box that was “taped
up really tight,” with “Happy
Birthday Billie” written on it.
The caller advised there is no
Billie working at or attending
Deputies responded to the
scene and requested that the
joint-agency Explosives Dis-
posal Unit (EDU) respond to
the scene as well. Both the
daycare and Post Offi ce per-
sonnel sheltered in place in
the back of the building with
an evacuation plan in place if
The Sheriff’s Offi ce said
that EDU offi cers evaluated
the package and were able to
determine no explosives were
present. Inside the package
was a sweatshirt and pair of
overalls. They say there was
no indication on the outside or
inside of the package to deter-
mine where it came from.
Cottage Grove Police Department 24-Hour Anonymous Tip Line: 767-0504
bucket of oil fell off a truck
that departed the area and oil
is now all over the road. Per
caller the oil is contained but he
requested help from CG Public
Works to keep it from entering
a nearby storm drain.
Suspicious condition, S.
Eighth and Arthur
Multiple calls regarding pos-
sible shots fi red or illegal
fi reworks in the area.
Traffi c hazard, Row River
Burglary, S. 6th St.
Caller advised his residence has
been broken into again. This
time they took items from the
enclosed back porch, including
two suitcases containing ap-
proximately 1000 cds, suitcas-
es, cd player and clothing.
Menacing, Birch Ave.
Caller advised she saw subject
shoot at a cat in a nearby yard.
She said something to the man,
who reportedly came back out
of the residence with a different
pellet gun. Subject left the resi-
dence and offi cer was unable to
Criminal mischief, CG Jail
Arrestee Sean Rentz charged
with third-degree criminal
mischief for throwing food con-
tainers outside his cell, throw-
ing partial cups of tea at the jail
camera and urinating on the jail
Caller reported a fi ve-gallon
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Theft, Elks Lodge
Caller advised unknown sub-
jects took bolts off the can bin
at the location and took several
bags of cans.
News and events from the City's 'Friday Update'
ee benefi ts coverage to member Family Fishing
cities and counties in Oregon.
Additionally, Dunny Soren- Day set for April 4
Cottage Grove City Manager
Richard Meyers and Finance
Director Bert Olsen recently at-
tended the annual City/County
Insurance Services (CIS) Con-
ference, which provides an op-
portunity to meet with other
local government leaders and
discuss risk management and in-
surance issues facing communi-
ties. The City of Cottage Grove
is a member of CIS, which was
jointly formed by the League
of Oregon Cities and the Asso-
ciation of Oregon Counties and
provides risk management as
well as property, liability, work-
ers’ compensation and employ-
son, Senior Risk Management
Consultant with CIS, visited
with the City Manager in Cot-
tage Grove this week to review
the City’s Risk Management
program and provide assistance
in strengthening the City’s risk
City Council tours
On Wednesday, March 11,
City staff were scheduled to
conduct whirlwind tours of City
facilities for the City Council.
THURSDAY March 12
FRIDAY March 13
39° | 67°
48° | 71°
SATURDAY March 14
SUNDAY March 15
48° | 57°
41° | 61°
MONDAY March 16
TUESDAY March 17
45° | 69°
44° | 69°
Families interested in angling
can fi nd a great fi shing oppor-
tunity Saturday, April 4 at the
Cottage Grove Pond in Row
River Nature Park. The Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife
plans to release approximately
2,000 rainbow trout into Cot-
tage Grove Pond in advance
of the Family Fishing Event.
ODFW staff and volunteers will
be on hand from 9:30 am to 1:30
pm to provide access to fi shing
equipment and angling instruc-
Under Oregon Sport Fish-
ing Regulations, anglers under
the age of 14 can fi sh for free.
A juvenile license is required
for anglers 14-17 years of age.
Juvenile angling licenses can be
purchased for $9 from ODFW
fi eld offi ces and license outlets.
All other anglers must have an
Oregon adult fi shing license.
This event is for kids, so while
the standard fi shing regulations
will apply, ODFW would like
to ask adults to leave the fi shing
to the young anglers for a few
This will be the twelfth year
for this event. Cottage Grove
Pond is located in the Row Riv-
er Nature Park off Row River
Road east of Cottage Grove.
Tidy up the Town
Volunteers will meet in down-
town Cottage Grove on Friday,
March 13 from 9 am to noon
to “Tidy Up The Town,” an an-
nual event that brings volunteers
together to clean up downtown
sidewalk areas, wash windows
and generally tidy things up.
Those interested in helping out
are encouraged to bring a friend
and plan to join the group.
The Cottage Grove Public Li-
brary is excited to welcome two
new librarians to its team.
Angela Arena is the new Head
Librarian, and Valarie Ford is
the new Youth and Children’s
Services Library Assistant.
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A package marked "Happy Birthday Billie" drew
intense scrutiny after it was left on the steps of a
Creswell daycare last week. It was discovered there
was no "Billie" either working at or attending the
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