From Our Files (April 12, 2023)

April 12, 1973

City Council will look at the proposed extension of sewer and water service in two areas. To be studied are an engineer’s report on sewer and water extension at Highway 228 from Evergreen Lane west 750 feet and West Fifth Street from the highway north 350 feet.

The project would service 11 homes and six vacant lots inside the city and three homes outside the city. Seven of the 11 current homeowners responded favorably to the proposal.

Bonnie and Louis Ray Trent were injured in a car-motorcycle accident. Louis was reportedly operating the motorcycle on Marks Ridge Road when he crossed the center line on a blind curve and struck a car operated by Mary Margaret DePiero head-on. Bonnie was treated for a fractured leg and her husband was treated for unspecified injuries. DePiero and her passengers were not injured.

Theron Allen Burch was arrested on a warrant for negotiating a bad check, while Charles Lenn Hatch was arrested on a Lebanon warrant. Hatch posted a $53 bail that same day. Police received reports of thefts this week, including three radiators from a residence, seven radiators from Hublers Garage and rock collection specimens valued at $35 from a home.

Dedication ceremonies for Lewis Creek and Sunnyside parks on Foster Lake will take place in June. Leases for operation and maintenance of the two new parks will be turned over by the U.S. Corps of Engineers to the Linn County Parks and Recreation Commission.

The ceremonies will be followed by an open house at the Corps’ newly completed Mid-Willamette Valley Projects office at Foster, which includes warehouse and shop facilities.

April 15, 1998

Fifth grade students from Shari Furtwangler’s class at Hawthorne Elementary celebrated Arbor Day and the City’s Tree City USA status by planting 14 trees at Strawberry Park.

This is the 11th straight year Sweet Home has held the title. In addition to the Oregon ash, cedars and box elders planted by the students, an Aptos Blu Sequoia was planted at Sankey Park and commemorated in honor of Milo John.

Sweet Home Police Chief Bob Burford agreed to use the WeTIP program despite initial reluctance to implement it, citing concerns that anonymous information is hard to use in obtaining a search warrant and using taxpayer money for an untested program.

Sweet Home Drug Free agreed to fund the program in its first year, a move that encouraged Burford to use the program on a trial run.