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Articles from the November 9, 2009 edition

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It's a pirate's life for him

Sixteen-month-old Seth Nicely, center, gets a taste of life on the rampage during the Downtown Trick-or-Treat celebration Friday afternoon in Sweet Home. Here Seth gets a lollipop from Lerena Ruby, owner of Seamingly Creative....


Ex-Huskies score for Pacific, OSU

Former Sweet Home cross-country runners were well-represented Oct. 24 at the Oregon State University Beaver Classic at Avery Park in Corvallis. Cassandra Schumacher, running for OSU, was 26th overall out of 112 runners, finishing the 6,000-meter...


SH wins girls team, individual X-C crowns

Last year the Sweet Home cross-country girls team missed a trip to state by one point, edged by Philomath in the Val-Co district meet at Pilomath. At this year's district championships on Saturday, Oct. 31, it came down to a one-point margin again,...


Alsea woman dies in crash near Lebanon

An Alsea woman was killed in a two-car collision early Saturday morning, Oct. 31, at the intersection of Oak Street and Denny School Road near Lebanon. Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller said a 1987 Mazda RX7 driven by Leon Wendt, 52, of Alsea, was...


Woman indicted in death of drunk teen

A Linn County Grand Jury last week indicted a 38-year-old woman in connection with the death of a 14-year-old Lebanon boy last winter. Adrian Renee Rodriguez has been charged with nine counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor and one count of...


Hospitals stiffen visitation rules in effort to ward off flu

To reduce exposure to flu viruses circulating in our community, Samaritan Health Services has implemented visitor restrictions at all Samaritan hospitals, as of Monday, Nov. 2. The following visitor restrictions will remain in place until further... Full story


Council appoints members to committees

The City Council appointed and reappointed members to three committees during its regular meeting on Oct. 27. The council reappointed Bud Mather and Shirley Hansen to the Traffic Safety Committee. Their current terms expire on Nov. 7. Their new...


Foundation announces 2009 giving campaign

The Sweet Home Community Foundation has announced the beginning of its "2009 Community Giving Campaign." Those who have assisted us in the past will soon receive a mailing with updated information on our activities and will be asked to continue their...


Woman gets 13 months, fine for burning child

Krystal Humphries, 24, was sentenced on Oct. 22 to 13 months in prison on five charges connected with assaulting and burning her boyfriend's 2 1/2-year-old child in February. She pleaded guilty to attempted assault, a class B felony; two counts of...


SHPD gets new logo, thanks to local artists

The Sweet Home Police Department has selected one of six designs by local resident Abe Burns as its new logo. Burns finished first among 15 designers, who submitted some 21 designs for a competition held by the department. Community Services...


Obituary: Nina Johnson

Nina Irene Johnson, 94, of Eugene died Oct. 27, 2009. She was born Jan. 9, 1914 in Glover, N.D. to parents Gustav and Lydia (Perlenfein) Buske. She attended Dickey County Public Schools and La Moure County Public Schools in North Dakota. She... Full story


Obituary: David Anderson

David Michael Anderson, 62, of Monmouth, died October 28, 2009. He was born Dec. 2, 1946 in Seattle, Wash.. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1965. In 1968 he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the 101st Airborne Division... Full story


Obituary: Betty Potter

Betty Lee Gamble Potter, 84, died at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2009 at home. She was born Nov. 11, 1924 to Nuel and Violet Gamble of Fillmore, Ind. She joined the WAC in 1945 and was serving at Fairfield-Suisun where she met and married Wallace "Tex"...


Obituary: Donald Keef

Donald Dee Keef, 68, of Sweet Home died Oct. 31, 2009 at his home. He was born in Newcastle, Wyo. to Charles Dee and Mina Lee (Kimsey) Keef. He met his wife, Becky, through his brother; and on Aug. 26, 1961, they were married. He began working for...


Obituary: Blake Enos

Blake Elizabeth Enos, 93, of Sweet Home, died on the morning of Nov. 2 at Avamere Rehabilitation of Lebanon. She was born Feb. 9, 1916 in Harrisburg to Anders Christian and Katharine Elizabeth (Williams) Christensen. She was a lifelong resident of... Full story


Obituary: Edith Crockett

Edith Jewel Crockett, 87, of La Pine, died away early on the morning of Oct. 27, 2009 at Prairie House Assisted Living in La Pine. She was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Sweet Home, the daughter of Albine Benjiman and Muriel (Reinheart) Nothiger. She married...


Flu bug showing up in Sweet Home

The H1N1 influenza virus, informally called the swine flu, is making the rounds in Sweet Home, and attendance has fallen in several schools this week, officials say. District 55 Supt. Larry Horton said Tuesday morning that more than 20 percent of...


Charges mount for ex-local resident accused of stabbing mother to death

A Linn County Grand Jury returned an indictment last week against Josh Lee Shaddon, 31, of Brownsville, who is accused of murdering his mother, Gerlene A. Thorne. Shaddon, who has lived in the Sweet Home and Crawfordsville areas in the past, was... Full story


City, schools facing retirement cost hikes as PERS takes dive

The city of Sweet Home and School District 55 both face increasing retirement costs as the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System's assets lag behind its liabilities. Both will face higher rates based on 2008 investment losses, but those high... Full story


Desler's project gets 2-year extension

The Sweet Home Planning Commission granted Monday night a two-year extension on the Santiam Commons Subdivision, owned by Western States Land Reliance Trust. The commission approved the subdivision in 2005, and the approval has been extended once... Full story


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