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Articles from the March 23, 2022 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    March 23, 2022

Getting down to earth

Samantha Franks carefully and deftly sliced into the stem of a cider apple as Miranda Justus and her son Sawyer, of Lebanon, watched closely. Franks, of Elmira, was one of more than a dozen...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 23, 2022

Taco Bell plan gets Planning Commission OK – barely

Maybe it wasn't a corned beef joint, but fans of bean burritos accompanied by the ring of a bell should have felt extra lucky on St. Patrick's Day, as the Sweet Home Planning Commission approved a...

 

Sweet Home names next fire chief

It's unanimous: Sweet Home has named a new fire chief, albeit one with a familiar face. At its March 16 meeting, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Board voted to appoint Nick Tyler to...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 23, 2022

Police department seeks a few good candidates

Staff shortages affect many organizations these days. The Sweet Home Police Department is no exception. At the beginning of 2021, it had 15 officers taking calls, down from 16 at the beginning of the...

 

Roseanne Lupoli Fitzsimons

Roseanne Virginia Lupoli Fitzsimons, 53, of Sweet Home, died March 14, 2022. She was born June 1, 1968 in El Monte, Calif., to Raymond James and Carolyn Sue (Carpenter) Lupoli. She was raised in Water... Full story

 

David Phillips

David Duane Phillips, 66, of Sweet Home, died March 12, 2022, of a heart problem. He was born Aug. 27, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Harold Rhea and Lois Ruth (King) Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a helpful and considerate person, who had a lot of... Full story

 

Death Notices (March 23, 2022)

Jean Alice Herbert, 83, of Lebanon, died March 12, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Services for Jay Kimball, of Sweet Home, who died March 4, 2022, will be at 2... Full story

 

Two die in Highway 20 crash

Two people died Friday morning, March 18, in a two-car head-on collision at the weigh station on Highway 20 in Foster.  According to the Oregon State Police, OSP troopers and emergency personnel...

 

School Disrict honors March 2022 ESPY Winners

Foster School: Mickey Russell and Bella Walls, first grade. Hawthorne School: Paisley Grabeel*, second grade; and Ava Padua*, sixth grade. Holley School: Hensley Haigh, first grade Oak Heights: Arash Hemedanizadeh, first grade; and Bryce Barber,...

 

From Our Files (March 23, 2022)

March 23, 1972 William V. Carpenter was named the Sweet Home Ranger District’s new district ranger. He began working for the U.S. Forest Service in 1961, holding positions on the Okanogan, Gifford Pinchot and Ochoco national forests. Carpenter will...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 23, 2022

Child Abuse Prevention Month events announced

To commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Sweet Home plans to "turn the town blue."  "[W]e recognize the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and...

 

COVID-19 gone? Don't forget the flu vaccine

The lifting of the COVID-19 pandemic’s state mask requirements has prompted many Oregonians to remove them, giving health officials an opportunity to remind people about the importance of influenza vaccinations. Oregon is seeing a late-season rise...

 

Around Town (March 23, 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 23, 2022)

March 14 9:16 a.m. - Deputy contacted an adult male sleeping in a travel trailer attached to a truck, partially blocking a Cascade Timber Consulting gate, 41300 block of Marks Ridge Drive. The subject was told he needed to leave the area, as there...

 

Albany man arrested in Sweet Home burglary

An Albany man was arrested early Sunday morning after Linn County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary in progress in the 28000 block of Ridgeway Road in Sweet Home. Sheriff Michelle Duncan said Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received an...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 23, 2022

'Rocking' out again

For the first time since 2019, the Oregon Jamboree's not the only rock extravaganza in town.  That's because, following a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, the (very) long-running Sweet Home Gem &...

 

County commends IT for ransomware-attack response

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker gave the county's Information Technology (IT) department a standing ovation Tuesday, March 15, commending its response to a...

 

Fire in wall doused quickly, thanks to alert homeowner

An alert homeowner saved a house from severe fire damage Sunday morning with an early-morning call to the Fire Department. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel were dispatched at 7:18 a.m. to a fire at 43554 Wiley Creek Drive, where they...

 

Rookies make immediate impact in Huskies' first track meet

Thursday's track opener at Junction City was a brand new experience for many of Sweet Home's track athletes – try the entire freshman class – but it didn't show as the Huskies left coaches...

 

Study: Leisure activities lower risk of depression, improve mental well-being

By Molly Rosbach Oregon State University Writer As people turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities...

 

Sweet Home forestry team starts season with win

Sweet Home High School's Forestry Club won its first competition of the season Saturday, March 5, at Knappa High School, outscoring six other teams. Sweet Home's 124 points bested Clatskanie's 112...

 

Corvallis woman wins $1M in Lottery prize

A Corvallis woman, playing the Oregon Lottery’s Raffle game for the first time Raffle, won $1 million after learning about the game from her boyfriend. Janelle Visaya claimed her prize Thursday after using the lottery app to check her tickets on...

 

Blue-Collar Career Fair

Fifty-five juniors and seniors at Sweet Home High School attended a March 16 High School Career Fair at the former Wells Fargo building. Represented businesses included Knife River, Albany's Palm...

 

Real Estate (March 23, 2022)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during February 2022. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or...

 

Municipal Court (March 23, 2022)

February 23, 2022 Kenneth G. Adair II  – guilty by default – Violation driving while suspended or revoked, fine $2,015, license suspended; driving uninsured, fine $1,015, license suspended; failure to install ignition interlock device, fine $2,0...

 

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