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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL JANUARY 3, 2018 5A
Cottage Grove Retrospective
A look back at Sentinel stories from the past
Jan. 3, 1946
Jan. 1, 1986
National Beat
Appeal made for funds for veterans
memorial building
Ice creates havoc over holidays
News from the state and around
the nation
Approximately 3,000 letters are being mailed out this week from
the Veteran’s Memorial Inc., asking the people of South Lane coun-
ty to contribute to the proposed all veterans memorial building here.
The project is sponsored jointly by the American Legion, the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, the Chamber
of Commerce and other civic organizations. A lot for the proposed
building has been purchased.
Sponsors of the memorial hope to have the building under con-
struction before the close of the summer.
The appeal:
To our friends of southern Lane county: The veterans of southern
Lane county are asking you to assist in erecting a memorial to the
men of our vicinity who will not come home. Many of you have
sons and brothers or other relatives who have given their lives for
our country and to secure for use the homes we live in and that we
might continue to enjoy the privileges of a free country. We are
asking you to join with us in expressing an appreciation of their
sacrifi ces and to help in erecting a memorial building in their honor.
This building is to be used as a center for patriotic organizations.
It is beautiful in design and will be a credit to the community. We
are asking you to give towards its erection as much as your circum-
stances permit that you may feel you have an interest in honoring
the boys that are resting in far countries and give the honor and
respect due to them. Our community needs this living memorial to
keep their memory sacred. We think you will be pleased to have a
part in this memorial and ask you to give what you can in bonds or
cash to this fun.
For your protection, send your donation to the Veterans Memo-
rial Building Fund or hand it to H. E. Eakin at the First National
Bank; C J. Kem , chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Memorial
committee; Chas. S. Hall, chairman of Veterans Memorial Building
Fund.
POLICE BLOTTER
The sights and sounds along Interstate 5 just south of the border
separating Lane and Douglas Counties have been very consistent
during the past two and a half weeks.
Consistently bad.
Oregon State Police troopers directing long lines of traffi c, the
fl ashing of motorists’ brake lights and paramedics hauling around
medical bags have been as commonplace as the sounds of truckers
shifting down, fl ares sizzling along the roadside and, for those in
the wrong place at the wrong time, metal hitting metal.
Since Dec. 13, state police, paramedics and tow truck drivers
from Cottage Grove and Drain have been making regular trips to
I-5 between mileposts 168 and 162.
As of Monday, the OSP fi led reports on 35 accidents in that area
and many more likely have gone unreported. None have yielded
serious injuries.
Ron Taylor, who has operated Taylor’s Towing since 1969, says
he would prefer business not being quite so good.
“This is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” Taylor said Thursday morn-
ing after being called to an accident in the southbound lanes where
the freeway begins to snake into a small canyon.
“It makes me nervous every time I’m here, I’m bound to get hit
eventually.”
Taylor was responding to a mishap which came about when a
Portland woman lost control of the car she was driving.
Cottage Grove Police Department 24-Hour Anonymous Tip Line: 767-0504
December 21
December 24
A suspicious condition was reported when 12-15 juveniles
were reportedly on the roof of a grocery store on Gateway
Blvd.
A man was seen running out of a gas station on Gateway
with beer. The amount of beer was valued at $23.69.
A man who had placed unknown items inside his zip-up
hoody was charged with third degree theft at a grocery store
on Gateway Blvd.
December 23
A woman on E. Madison woke up after an unknown person
was knocking on her door in the early hours of the morning.
•
The new
federal tax code—
which went into
effect on Sunday—caused a bit of confusion
in Oregon last week as residents attempted
to pay their 2018 property taxes prior to Dec.
31. The mad rush was an attempt to beat out
the new $10,000 cap on state and local de-
ductions. Taxpayers who itemized deductions
could claim their property taxes prior to the
new law going into effect. However, Oregon
counties do not permit tax payments to be
collected before the rolls are certifi ed leaving
some taxpayers without the deduction.
From around the state
•
A report out of Michigan titled, “Monitoring
the Future,” notes that the number of Oregon
teens poisoned by marijuana jumped last
year. Marijuana use in the age group (13-19)
has remained steady but 2016 saw a spike in
emergency room visits with symptoms that
included agitation and anxiety.
•
Oregon commercial crabbing will open Jan.
15 to allow more time for the animals to “fi ll
with meat.”
•
The United Health Foundation released
its annual report, citing Oregon as one of
the worst states for vaccinations. Counties
around the state, including Jackson, Lane and
Clackamas have low vaccination rates for
their children.
December 25
•
Late last
week, Russian
Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused the
United States of interfering with the coun-
try’s elections. Zakharova said the U.S. had,
“direct interference in our electoral process
and internal affairs.” The accusation came
after the U.S. State Department criticized
Russia’s decision to bar Vladimir Putin’s
opponent from running against him in the
presidential election.
From around the nation
An individual reported a suspicious subject when they saw
a man on 10th St. riding a skateboard and carrying two car
batteries.
Four men in a jeep were seen attempting to steal a utility
trailer parked on 9th St.
December 26
It was reported that three or four neighborhood juveniles
are up in an attic on 2nd St. and that this has been going on
for a couple weeks. The complainant reported that his fi ancé
has booby trapped the attic.
December 27
Several subjects were seen loading large items into a vehi-
cle at 3:26 a.m.
An individual at a gas station reportedly tried to pay with a
fake ten dollar bill.
An individual reported that after a dispute over horses and
property, an individual pulled a gun on him.
December 28
6
-day
weather forecast
THURSDAY Jan. 4
FRIDAY Jan. 5
50° | 38°
51° | 42°
Showers
Mostly cloudy
SATURDAY Jan. 6
SUNDAY Jan. 7
50° | 37°
52° | 39°
Mostly cloudy
Showers
MONDAY Jan. 8
TUESDAY Jan. 9
49° | 36°
50° | 37°
Showers
Showers
A suspicious vehicle was reported on Hwy. 99 when an in-
dividual noticed lots of foot traffi c to and from the vehicle
in an hour. The individual was concerned that they may be
dealing drugs.
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A study released Monday found that articles
Facebook had tagged as “disputed” were read
at a higher rate. The tag was meant to counter
“fake news” and articles that contained false
information. The social media giant an-
nounced it would no longer tag articles.
State
Representatives
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT
Senator Floyd Prozanski
District 4 State Senator
PO Box 11511
Eugene, OR 97440
Phone: (541)342-2447
E-Mail : sen.fl oydprozanski@state.or.us
Rep. Cedric Hayden, Republican
District 7 State Representative
900 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1407
Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/ hayden
E-Mail : rep.cedrichayden@state.or.us
OREGON REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS
Peter DeFazio (House of Representatives)
405 East 8th Ave.
#2030
Eugene, OR 97401
Email: defazio.house.gov/contact/email-peter
Phone: (541) 465-6732
Ron Wyden (Senator)
405 East 8th Ave., Suite 2020
Eugene, OR, 97401
Email: visit wyden.senate.gov
Phone: (541) 431-0229
Jeff Merkley (Senator)
Email: visit merkley.senate.gov
Phone: (541) 465-6750