History: From Our Files

July 19, 1956

A Sweet Home housewife learned early this week that she had submitted a winning entry to the TV “Glamour Girl” show originating in Hollywood, Calif.

Awarded a round-trip flight by United Airlines and other prizes was Mrs. Kenneth Bouton, who will leave from Portland next Wednesday. She will appear on the show Thursday afternoon, seen at 2:30 p.m. on Channel 12, and will return Friday, arriving in Portland shortly after noon.

A former Sweet Home Husky baseball player is now on duty with the Air Force in Germany, and playing what is comparable to class B ball, it was disclosed in a letter this week from A2/c Tom Brewer Jr., to his father, Tom Brewer Sr., 723 9th Ave.

A clipping from the Bitburg Skyblazer Weekly which accompanied Brewer’s letter, credits him with the winning run in a recent game when his team came from behind 6-1 to take the series.

His letter also said that two of the players on the team have been signed by the majors when they are discharged.

Found dead in the wreckage of their light plane along with two other men were a former resident of Sweet Home and his brother-in-law, formerly a Junction City contractor who was known here.

Apparently killed instantly were Lindy C. Pecht, former employee of the Willamette National Lumber Co., who moved from Sweet Home about a year ago, and Max K. Wall, the pilot. The other two men were also related by marriage.

July 23, 1981

The Sweet Home City Council decided Tuesday that it will not be blackmailed.

…Amos Horner, owner of Tomco. Inc., has taken out a two page ad in this week’s edition of The New Era that clearly states he will move his business to another town if “Sweet Home doesn’t want us.”

The dispute centers on 700 feet of rutted gravel road called 43rd Avenue. It is the main access road log trucks use to access Horner’s veneer plant. Horner wants the city to pave it, claiming his company contributes enough money in taxes and payroll to Sweet Home to justify the expense.

To drive home his point, Horner closed the gates to his plant on 43rd Avenue Monday and is re-routing the log trucks on to Clark Mill Rd.

Residents of Clark Mill Rd. attended a Tuesday evening work session of the City Council and Public Works Committee to protest the increased traffic.

The council interpreted this pressure from the citizens as subtle blackmail on Horner’s part.

A picnic lunch, a beautiful sunny day, an atmosphere of praise and worship and several outstanding musical groups and individuals singing both new and old gospel favorites drew a big crowd to the Gospel Jamboree last Saturday at Sankey Park. Ed Knox was an outstanding master of ceremonies.

Charlene Emmert became the bride of Paul Schultz June 13 in an afternoon ceremony at the Assembly of God church in Sweet Home. The ceremony was performed by Eugene Garber of the Sweet Home Mennonite Church before 430 guests.