From Our Files: May 30, 2024

May 30, 1974


Some mill workers at Boise Cascade Wood Products Division on Highway 20 went home after a bomb threat. Carol J. Brenner, a secretary, told Linn County Sheriff’s Office that she received a call from a woman who said, “My brother planted a bomb in the mill.” The mill was searched for two hours, but no bomb was located.


With residents permission, house numbers will be painted on curbs throughout the city by Boy Scouts. City Council granted permission for the fundraising activity. Troop 101 Scoutmaster Bob Wulf said residents will be asked if they want the numbers, and will be asked for donations. The program has been successful in previous years.


Circuit court actions were filed by 177 residents of Foster-Midway against the City of Sweet Home. An Oregon State Health Division administrator and 11 petitioners who initiated the annexation proceedings were named as defendants by the Foster-Midway group. The Health Division is presently forcing the F-M territory to annex to the city, in accordance with state law.


After a two-year winning streak, Sweet Home’s High-Q team was defeated by Gladstone 285-240. The match, televised on channel 8, was “a very emotional experience,” said Coach George Wenzel, who has assisted the team through 13 consecutive wins before the Gladstone upset.


An arts, fashion, musical and industrial arts show is slated at the junior high school. Shirley Eddy will begin the festival by introducing the latest fashion collection made by the students. Demonstrations and exhibits of art and shop work will be shown as musicians wander the halls playing, and bands will perform later.


June 2, 1999


Listing of Chinook salmon, Chum salmon and steelhead on the Endangered Species Act may have an impact on water flows and water storage levels at 13 dams, but breaching of Foster and Green Peter is not being considered at this time. This comes at a time when state and federal officials are battling over attempts to breach dams on the Snake River.


Police arrested Tosheko Marie Sivlernail, 26, after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, John Kirby Wilson, 30, at their residence, 3224 Hwy. 20, #14. Wilson underwent surgery for a punctured lung. Witnesses said Silvernail found Wilson in bed with another girl.


The $2.5 million repair of two 46 megawatt generators at Green Peter Dam is underway by a French corporation. One generator has been down since 1997 while the second one went down a month ago. They each produce $20,000 worth of electricity a day. Both generators have been in operation since the dam was built in the mid-1960s, and both went down from a winding failure.


Water shutoffs related to a waterline replacement project frustrated some business owners due to notification errors. The city is replacing two-inch waterlines in Highway 20 with 12-inch waterlines prior to an ODOT repaving project. Short notice and errors in scheduling for water shutoffs left businesses scrambling to operate their business properly.