From Our File

February 7, 1957

Charles P. Schleicher, professor of political science at the University of Oregon will speak on conditions in the Middle East at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, sponsored by the University of Oregon Mothers club. A potluck dinner will precede the speaker, and the public is welcome.

Jack Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vyrle Taylor of Sweet Home, has been elected president of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, at Oregon State college.

Miss Carole Kennedy, a junior at Oregon State college, spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kennedy. She was recently initiated into Alpha Delta Pi sorority and has been selected as one of three outstanding girls in her house.

February 10, 1982

After hearing pleas from two City Council members and a local citizen to eliminate the current ban against youths under 18 from playing the popular video games, the Sweet Home City Council passed a resolution of intent to lift the ban on a mixed vote Tuesday night.

Don Dascomb, a one-year Foster resident who south to end the age restriction…told council members that he would like to put a video arcade in the city.

“This has nothing to do with pinball or gambling,” he said.

Sweet Home residents began lining up to receive a free five-pound box of processed cheese yesterday morning, an hour before distribution was set to begin at 10 a.m., and the local allotment of 180 boxes was gone within an hour and 15 minutes, according to volunteers on hand at the Sweet Home Senior Center.

Senior Center Carol Mussler said that besides the 180 packages distributed to those coming to the center, drivers gave out some 35-40 packages of the cheese to local shut-ins on Tuesday.

A 16-year-old AFS exchange student from west Germany says that his stay in Sweet Home since August has given him the chance to study photography and psychology, two subjects reserved for college students in his native country, but all the same he’s beginning to look forward to going home at the end of the school year.

Nearly everyone loves a hero who does his part to keep law and order, even if the hero turns out to be a Belgian Shepherd. Everyone except the villains.

Ten-month-old Buck, partner to Linn County Sheriff Deputy Dave Severns, already has proven his worth and make the Sheriff’s Department proud.

“Two days after Buck went to work, we used him on a burglary,” Cpl. Severns said. “We took him to the victim’s residence and Buck tracked from the victim’s residence to a suspect’s house. A couple of days later the suspect was arrested and the property was recovered. Buck tracked right up to the suspect’s front door where he was living.