From Our Files (Oct. 12, 2022)

Oct. 12, 1972

Police Chief Roy Clover, 56, who served the force since 1948, died this week of an apparent heart attack.

Born in 1916 in Minnesota, he came west during World War II and worked at Bremerton ship yards and Sweet Home’s Stockett Lumber Co. before moving into the police force.

Bob Milburn, 13, was named winner of a statewide “Hire a Veteran” contest.

The eighth-grader heard he won when Gov. Tom McCall called him with the news. Milburn was presented a $50 savings bond for area competition and a $75 bond for the state competition. His poster was composed of three sections in red, white and blue connected by brass links.

The request of environmental organizations for reconsideration of the South Santiam River for inclusion in the Scenic Waterways System will not be acted upon by Gov. Tom McCall. The decision lies with the State Water Resources Board, which earlier this year ruled against the proposal.

Oct. 8, 1997

The Crawfordsville Post Office moved into a new building that provides more space.

The post offce was formerly housed at the Crawfordsville Market where its 104 postal boxes remained sold out. The new office holds an extra 92 boxes to accommodate the slow but steady growth of the community’s needs.

Mary Ellen Lind was chosen as Wiley Creek’s administrator.

The facility will open next month with its first 20 units.

Lind’s grandfather, N.A. Lind, was pastor of the first Mennonite Church in Sweet Home, which provided her fond memories of the area and her grandfather’s farm.

She was managing a 200-bed, 100-unit assisted living facility in Iowa when she decided to return to Oregon.

Steven James Lacoste, 14, and Douglas Hugh Hile, 12, were charged with rape for an incident that allegedly occurred with a 12-year-old girl in May.

Chief Bob Burford said the girl apparently was with the boys when they got intoxicated at Sankey Park.

She passed out, and when she woke up she allegedly found one of the boys having intercourse with her while the other was holding her down.

The Planning Commission approved a request from developer Richard Geyer to amend the City’s Comprehensive Plan map and rezone a parcel of property on Hwy. 20 for highway commercial and high-density residential use.

The property, across from Cedar Shack, is not designated as highway commercial use.

The comprehensive plan recognizes the highway between 18th Avenue and Foster is prime for development as highway commercial, but the map and zoning ordinance do not.

It is now up for city council to decide on the commission’s decision.