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Articles from the January 9, 2019 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 9, 2019

SHFAD calls down, but department's getting plenty done

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District saw a 4.4 percent decline in its total number of calls in 2018. But while that aspect of the department's operations saw a downtick, SHFAD's been plenty busy...


Driver in fatal 2016 truck crash charged

Robert Gene Mayfield was arraigned today in Linn County Circuit Court on multiple charges, including manslaughter, in connection to the crash that killed Sweet Home log truck driver Neil Nightingale...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 9, 2019

Late Frank McCubbins' stories come to life in new book

The late Frank McCubbins lived a colorful life, and he used to tell his family and friends all about it. He wrote a book about it, but that was in manuscript form – just for his family. His daughter...


Charlotte Diane Rodgers

Oct. 9, 1953 - Dec. 27, 2018 Charlotte Diane Rodgers was born Oct. 9, 1953 to Leo and Barbara Bennett in Lebanon. She passed into the arms of Jesus on Dec. 27, 2018, in Klamath Falls, after battling... Full story


George Duane Ferguson

Dec. 24, 1943 - Dec. 27, 2018 George Duane Ferguson, aka Pudy, 75, of Sweet Home, passed away Dec. 27, 2018. He was born on Dec. 24, 1943 in Covington, Ky. to Henry and Margurite (McTavish) Ferguson.... Full story


Balvant M. Patel

June 1, 1959 - Jan. 7, 2019 Balvant "Bal" M. Patel, 59, of Sweet Home, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2019. He was born June 1, 1959 in Tundi, Gujarat, India, the son of Manibhai V. and Gajaraben... Full story


David Paul Lambert

Feb. 14, 1955 - Dec. 27, 2018 David Paul Lambert, 63, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday Dec. 27, 2018. He was born on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1955, in McMinnville to Armand and Mary Louise... Full story


Carolyn M. (Brewer) Walberg

Sept. 27, 1941 - Dec. 22, 2018 Carolyn M. (Brewer) Walberg, 77, of Sweet Home passed away early on the morning of Dec. 22, 2018. She was born Sept. 27, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Leonard and Maxine (Graybill) Brewer. She moved to Oregon at the... Full story


Daniel Farrier

Oct. 4, 1946 – Jan. 3, 2019 Daniel Lee Farrier, 72, of Sweet Home died Jan. 3, 2019. He was born Oct. 4, 1946 in Eugene to Donald and Fae (Engelstad) Farrier. Mr. Farrier lived most of his life in... Full story


Teresa Mausen

Jan. 12, 1927 – Jan. 4, 2019 Teresa Lois Mausen, 91, of Sweet Home died Jan. 4, 2019. She was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Sheridan to Joseph Rock LaChance and Alvina Parker.  She came to Sweet Home in... Full story


Local volunteers get new year off to good start

I enjoy running and over the years I’ve lived in Sweet Home. I’ve put in literally thousands of miles on our local roads. Not only is it good exercise for me, and a lot of fun for my dogs (as they try not to drag me down the road), but it’s a...

 By Scott Swanson    News    January 9, 2019

New state laws cover roadkill to retirement – and a lot more

As the echoes of fireworks died away early on Jan. 1, a bunch of new laws went into effect. They range from new rules for strangulation of a domestic partner to qualification for welfare to hit-and-run accidents, to equal pay and fair work hours....


Around Town Jan. 9, 2019

Grants available for local culture The Linn County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for grants to fund projects that will promote and improve access to the arts, to history and local heritage, and for humanities-related activities in Linn...


Public Safety Log Jan. 9, 2019

Jan. 6 9:03 a.m. - Stanley Edward Gray, 55, cited on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of driving under the influence, Albany. 10:53 a.m. - Amanda Leah Binks, 21, cited and r...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 9, 2019

Sankey Park work proceeding with changes to parking lot, new bathrooms

Joe Graybill's plan for Sankey Park is taking shape. Sweet Home's city engineer has new pathways painted onto the ground, and the sewer, water and power connections are in the ground ready to accept a...


Husky wrestlers come away with pair of trophies from county championships

Sweet Home's boys and girls both won team titles at the Papé Linn County Championships tournament held Friday, Jan. 4, at Harrisburg. Coach Steve Thorpe said his wrestlers enjoyed a chance to...


SH girls win against tough crowd at Lebanon swim meet

Sweet Home swimmers got a taste of the big time Saturday at the Lebanon Invitational, which featured several of the top teams – either on the boys side or the girls – in the state 4A Division....

 By Sarah Brown    News    January 9, 2019

First baby's brother has plans for him

Sweet Home’s first baby of 2019 was welcomed into the world Thursday, Jan. 3, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Baby Emmett Ray Villines was born at 9:24 a.m. to parents Matt and Heather...


City leaf pickup final tally: 1,350 cubic yards

The new city leaf pickup program officially ended on Dec. 15. The Public Works Department has described it as a huge success and will offer the service to local residents next fall starting Oct. 1....


New Oregon license plate to feature Smokey

Keep Oregon Green, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry, is launching the sale of a brand new Oregon license plate design.  The plate will feature the ico...


SH girls lose close one to Woodburn

The Huskies played a close game at Woodburn Friday, Jan. 4. before losing 47-42 in girls basketball. Sweet Home took an 8-7 lead by the end of the first quarter before falling behind 22-19 at halftime. Woodburn stretched its lead to 32-27 in the...


Woodburn takes it to Huskies in boys basketball win

Sweet Home’s boys ran into a wall at Woodburn Friday night, losing 61-47, ending a nine-game winning streak and opening league play; but the wall is not unbreakable. “That’s one of he toughest, if not the toughest, game in league,” Emmert...


Cheer wins at Lebanon

Sweet Home's cheer squad placed first at a competition held at Lebanon High School Saturday, Jan. 5. Two 4A varsity teams competed, with Sweet Home finishing ahead of Sisters. The Sweet Home youth...


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