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Articles from the March 30, 2022 edition

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 By Sarah Brown    News    March 30, 2022

No stone left unturned

Not all who wander are lost.  Some are just looking for rocks.  More than 3,000 wanderers did just that at the 72nd Sweet Home Gem & Mineral Show, held Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, inside...

 

Final suspect arrested in assault on Sweet Home boy

Sweet Home police have announced the arrest of a final suspect in the beating attack on a 13-year-old Sweet Home student. Custin Jones, Jr., 21, of the Albany area, was arrested Tuesday, March 29, and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, a... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 30, 2022

City to get $30M from feds for plant

Sweet Home city staffers showed up to work Monday morning, March 28, to a big surprise: $30,057,061. That’s the amount the city will receive from the federal government to help its wastewater treatment plant become compliant with the federal Clean...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 30, 2022

Peer Court back in session

Like many activities halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sweet Home Peer Court is returning after a long layoff.  The typically monthly court will be back in session starting April 12 for the first...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 30, 2022

Wiley Creek kicks back after COVID

Wiley Creek Senior Living hosted a Community BBQ Bash on Friday, March 25, marking its first big event since 2019, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic.  More than two years later, the mood in the...

 

DSA honors Tim McQueary

The late Tim McQueary, a former Sweet Home mayor and longtime community activist, has been honored with the 2022 Oregon Transit Association Local Distinguished Service Award. Ken Bronson, recently...

 

Obituaries (March 30, 2022)

Tawni Blu Anderson, 27, of Lebanon, died March 18, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Paul Avery Carlson, 61, of Marcola, died March 22, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 30, 2022

City Council OKs downtown streetscape, parking plan

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, March 22, to formally adopt a downtown streetscape and parking plan.  Developed by Eugene-based Dougherty Landscape Architects, the project... Full story

 

Drivers: Remove studded tires by March 31

With the arrival of spring comes the annual removal of studded tires, to be completed by Thursday, March 31. “Drivers are encouraged to not wait until the March 31 deadline to remove their studded tires, especially if they aren’t driving in the...

 

Commentary: Wastewater plant funding a windfall for SH

Wow. $30 million. That’s quite a good-bye gift from Congressman Pete DeFazio, who’s served Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District for 36 years. DeFazio, who has announced that this will be his last term, shocked Sweet Home officials Monday...

 

County lists top felonies, misdemeanors for 2021

For the first time since Doug Marteeny became Linn County District Attorney in 2013, criminal offenses associated with methamphetamine and heroin did not top a list of felonies and misdemeanors prosecuted by his 13 attorneys. However, that’s not...

 

From Our Files (March 30, 2022)

March 30, 1972 A pioneer cemetery was recently deeded to the Sweet Home Cemetery District by the Evangelical Church of North America. The 2.5-acre site on Whiskey Ridge began as a family plot in the early 1900s and was deeded to the Evangelical...

 

Linn County DA distributes employee awards

The Linn County District Attorney’s Office recently recognized three employees for their work over the past year.  -- Employee of the Year, attorney: District Attorney Doug Marteeny called 2021 “the year of Baker,” describing the...

 

County youth receive training to help find jobs

Eleven youth from the Linn Juvenile Detention Center, Benton County Juvenile Department, Albany Options School and Jack Street Youth Services, recently completed virtual and hands-on heavy equipment...

 

Around Town (March 30, 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....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 30, 2022

Seniors, police back on the beat

After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together council is back up and running, and one of its members, 77-year-old Leo Singler, was ready. In fact, he joined the Sweet...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    March 30, 2022

The art of speculation and history

If we want to exercise our speculating and surmising abilities, the East Linn Museum's the perfect place to visit. Why? Because it's filled by objects with obscure pasts. Some were possessions...

 

Public Safety (March 30, 2022)

March 21 10:54 a.m. - Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen Tilt Deck trailer that had been reported to Salem police. 41200 block of Upper Calapooia Drive. Also recovered was a stolen excavator on the trailer from a separate theft. Report taken....

 

Motorcyclist killed in Brush Creek Road crash

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday, March 22, when his motorcycle crashed in the 24700 block of Brush Creek Road. Full details were not provided, but according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Carlson, 61, whose city of residence was not...

 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities

Monthly News Wow! After a very long hiatus, activities have returned to the Senior Center! The Sweet Home Senior Center is operated by Senior Citizens of Sweet Home, Inc. The center is a private, non-profit corporation created in 1971. It is one of t...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    March 30, 2022

Remembering a good man – and very intense Husky fan

It was the fall of 1980. As a newly elected school board member, I'd been asked before to attend a volleyball game and was starting to feel guilty about not getting to one. "Doc, I'm telling you: You...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 30, 2022

Local team finding success in little-known high school sport – bass fishing

Gabriel Thomas and Bode Nichols have the level gaze and physical stature of successful high school athletes. But their sport isn't played on a field, a course, a pitch, a track. They compete on water...

 

Sweet Home softballers take 4-1 record into league play

The Sweet Home softball team won three of four games during the Redmond Spring Break Tournament, held Monday and Tuesday, March 21-22. The Huskies (4-1) defeated 5A South Albany, 4A Madras and 3A La Pine, but fell to 5A Redmond. “I felt like it...

 

Sweet Home baseball teams fall to tough pitching in Hidden Valley tourney

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Sweet Home softball team won three of four games during the Redmond Spring Break Tournament, held Monday and Tuesday, March 21-22. The Huskies (4-1) defeated 5A South Albany, 4A Madras and 3A La Pine, but fell to...

 

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