Local 'Rosie the Riveter' rings in 100th birthday

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Cottage Grove resident and former Rosie the Riveter Alice Heiney rings in her birthday during a party at the Elks' Lodge in Cottage Grove on Saturday, Jan. 6. Heiney, whose actual birthday is Jan. 2, worked as an ammunition inspector in Denver during World War II and is active in the local Rosie the Riveter Association. Approximately 85 people came to celebrate the milestone, and according to Heiney's son Carroll, the party went off without a hitch. "It was very nice," he said. "There was a bit of a reunion around her birthday and when she left I said, 'I'm going to go take a nap, what about you?' And she said, 'No, I'm too excited.'" 


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