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Articles from the March 9, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    March 9, 2022

Fifty Years of Fighting Fires

Last week, Capt. Dave Trask responded to calls for the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District. Nothing new there. If there was a fire somewhere in town over the last half-century, odds are pretty...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 9, 2022

Health clinic plans revealed at town hall

Samaritan Health unveiled plans Thursday, March 3, for its new urgent care and family health clinic, to be built next to Wiley Creek Community off 49th Avenue.  In a virtual "town hall"...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 9, 2022

Solutions sought to save Weddle Bridge

Iconic. Historic. Vital. Many Sweet Home residents use these words to describe Sankey Park's 85-year-old Weddle Bridge. Yet, increasingly, some residents don't seem to be treating it as such. Its...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 9, 2022

Patterns, stories woven through history

Ever hear of the Chinquapin Ladies Quilt Club?  If you haven't, you're not alone. Local historians at the East Linn Museum, some of whom have lived in the area for eight or more decades, hadn't eithe...

 

Darold Bolin

Darold Eber Bolin, 87, died Dec. 12, 2020 at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in Eugene, following a battle with cancer. He was born March 13, 1933 at the Eugene Hospital to Adella K. Bolin and Eber Bo... Full story

 

Death Notices (March 9, 2022)

Jay Bryan Kimball, 79, of Lebanon, died March 4, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Linda D. Neal, 75, of Sweet Home, died Feb. 24, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel... Full story

 

Linda Lee Delano

Linda Lee Delano, 75, of Sweet Home passed away Feb. 22, 2022. She was born Nov. 22, 1946, in Northome, Minn., to Francis Cyril and Elizabeth Jean (McKinnon) Magawa. She moved to Sweet Home where she... Full story

 

Joseph Patrick Steinbacher

Joseph (Joe) Patrick Steinbacher, 62, a former Sweet Home resident, died Feb. 12, 2022, at Community Hospice Center, located at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Joe, who lived in... Full story

 

Gertrude Irene (Emmert) Reeser

Former Sweet Home resident Gertrude Irene Reeserpassed away peacefully at home in Yuma, Ariz., on Sept. 30, 2021. She was born Aug. 7, 1928, to George and Evangeline Emmert in Molalla. Gertrude grew... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 9, 2022

Despite COVID, Manna still feeding a need

With roots extending back to the 1970s, the Sweet Home Emergency Ministries' Manna program has fed the hungry every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night at the Sweet Home United Methodist Church ...

 

Want change? Start with your vote

Oregonians’ COVID experience will likely weigh heavily as we head into this year’s elections. And it should weigh on politicians as well. The primaries, on May 17, and the November elections provide an opportunity to send a message to local,...

 

From Our Files (March 9, 2022)

March 9, 1972 City Manager Mike Gleason got an earful of complaints about flooding waters in the area of Mt. View Drive and 22nd, 23rd and Long streets. When drain ditches and lines reached capacity during the heavy rainfall (2.5 inches in 24...

 

Three join Linn Fair lineup

Organizers have announced a musical lineup for the 2022 Linn County Fair featuring two mid-valley favorites, Sara Evans and Sawyer Brown, and newcomer Five For Fighting. The fair will be held July...

 

County hears 2021 Red Cross data

American Red Cross volunteers assisted 76 people in 31 households affected by home fires last year, Carol Smedberg told Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker during their Tuesday, March 1 meeting. Smedberg said...

 

Rep. Jamie Cate to run for re-election in District 11

State Rep. Jami Cate (R, Lebanon) announced Friday, after the close of the Legislature's Short Session, that she will run for re-election, but in Oregon's House District 11. Due to redistricting in...

 

Around Town (March 9, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 

Public Safety (March 9, 2022)

Feb. 28 11:56 a.m. - Caller reported a hit-and-run in 1000 block Turbyne Rd. According to Sheriff's Office, a 2000 Ford Focus operated by Sy Alan Attebery, 19, of Sweet Home, hit a fence. According to LCSO, Attebery arranged for his own tow and left...

 

Fire Defense Board outlines burn guidelines

In response to Oregon’s burn season, the Linn County Fire Defense Board has asked residents to become familiar with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s open and agricultural burning guidelines. Burn season, which is subject to...

 

Improvements under way at county parks, campsites

In spite of triple-digit weather at times last summer, the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department had a record year, generating almost $3 million in total income, an increase of about $800,000...

 

In-person graduation ceremonies return to OSU

Oregon State University’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this year, the university has announced.  The Corvallis ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Reser Stadium. The...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    March 9, 2022

Learning to listen to those gut feelings

How often do you move in a day? I’m not talking about the frequency of your exercise routine, but how often your gut compels you to go to the bathroom for a bowel movement. There, I said it: How...

 

Quick action stops shop fire

Quick thinking and prompt action prevented a potentially damaging structure fire Thursday night, March 3, at the McLain Racing motorcycle repair shop, 2099 Main St., fires officials said. The incident was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. According...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 9, 2022

Five state champs named most valuable wrestlers for Huskies

Sweet Home wrestling coaches couldn't decide on a worthy recipient of the Pat and Ernie Baxter Outstanding Wrestler Award for the team's awards banquet Saturday night, March 6, at Community Chapel. So...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 9, 2022

Husky girls swimmers recognized as OSAA Team of the Month

Sweet Home's girls swimming team has been chosen as OSAA's 4A Team of the Month for February 2022. The Huskies, who won their fourth state title this year, also delivered in the classroom, Head Coach...

 

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