Articles from the April 6, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    April 6, 2022

Homeless vacated from site

Camping at the parking lot outside Sweet Home's old City Hall building during daytime hours is no longer allowed, according to a Sweet Home Police Department notice at the site that went into effect M...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 6, 2022

Main Street crowded for March for a Child

Main Street's sidewalks may have been a little more crowded than usual Saturday morning, April 2, but it was all for a good cause. About 20 people took part in the annual March for a Child, waving blu...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 6, 2022

Chamber hands out awards in true Roaring Twenties style Saturday night

Brenda Simmonds was honored with Sweet Home's Distinguished Service Award Saturday night, April 2, at the Chamber of Commerce's annual Community Awards Banquet, held at the Elks Lodge. Shari Melcher...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 6, 2022

Former Sweet Home athlete victim in crash

A former Sweet Home resident, Rochelle Zamacona, was killed early Sunday morning, March 27, when a suspected drunk driver plowed a vehicle into a homeless camp in downtown Salem. The driver, Enrique...

 

Final arrest made in assault of boy

Sweet Home police have announced the arrest of a final suspect in the Feb. 9 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...

 

Rochelle Zamacona

Rochelle Zamacona, 29, a longtime Sweet Home resident, died March 27, 2022 in Salem after being struck by a car. She was born May 19, 1992, in Oceanside, Calif., the daughter of Sonia Zamacona and... Full story

 

Death Notices (April 3, 2022)

Doris Rose Klapprich, 94, of Sweet Home, died April 1, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Loren John Simms, 58, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, April 1, 2022 at his... Full story

 

Jack Roy Henthorne

Jack Roy Henthorne, 65, of Sweet Home, passed away March 29, 2022. He was born June 19, 1956, in Waco, Texas, to Elijah and Juanita (Phillips) Henthorne. As a newborn, Jack moved to Oregon, where he... Full story

 

Les David Seleen

Les David Seleen, 69, of Sweet Home passed away Friday, April 1, 2022 at his daughter's home in Lebanon, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Burns to Theodore Robert and Betty Lou... Full story

 

Roy Dale 'Bear' Williamson

Roy Dale "Bear" Williamson, 60, of Sweet Home passed away Jan. 5, 2022. He was born March 25, 1961 in Lebanon to Ray James and LaMona E. (Stein) Williamson. He was raised in Lebanon, Sweet Home and... Full story

 

OSU names Honor Roll

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Winter 2022 have been announced by Oregon State University. To be on the Honor Roll, students must earn a B-plus (3.50) or better and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work. Students...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 6, 2022

City outlines water project plans for 2022

Greg Springman holds a 4-inch water main that's, well, in rough shape.  Rust pocks the inside, in large deposits in places. Any coating on the surface is long gone.  He picks up a 2-inch pipe, the k...

 

Seventeen years, and never a dull moment

Though time flies, it does seem like eons ago that Miriam and I and our three then-young daughters walked into 1313 Main St., on April 1, 2005, to take over the operations of The New Era. Seventeen years, to be exact. Now Miriam and I have grandkids....

 

From Our Files (April 6, 2022)

April 6, 1972 Sweet Home will have its first nursing home in the near future. Application for building a 20-bed structure at 980 Nandina was approved by the Planning and Zoning commissions. The nursing home will be Medicare-approved, according to...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 6, 2022

High school, COMP-NW students collaborate in program

Juniors and seniors in Michelle Snyder's anatomy and physiology class at Sweet Home High School have been learning not just from their teacher but from other students like themselves – ones,...

 

Around Town (April 6, 2022)

Ridgeway holds Bunco Night Ridgeway Health Center has announced that reservations are open for its “Bunco Night” fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at its location, 1023 Main St. Some 60 spots are available at $25 per person. Tickets are sold...

 

Public Safety

March 27 12:41 p.m. - Trespass reported in the 45600 block of Sunnyside Road. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the property was left vacant when the occupant died. The owner’s daughters were left to care for the property but lived out of the...

 

Lebanon man killed on Interstate 5

A Lebanon man was killed Saturday, April 2, after he was struck by a number of cars while walking near milepost 238 on Interstate 5 in Linn County. The Oregon State Police reported that 55-year-old Robert Halfacre was attempting to cross the lanes...

 

County to Forest Service: Reduce forest fuels now

Commissioners to Forest Service: Reduce forest fuels now Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, March 29, expressed concerns to Willamette National...

 

Collision sends driver to hospital

According to Sweet Home police, at 2:42 p.m., on March 29, Amber Williams, 30, was driving a black 2015 Toyota Camry north on 44th Avenue and turning onto Main Street when her car collided with a...

 

Ford Focus burns in March 29 car fire

Police and fire personnel inspect a black 2003 Ford Focus that burned at 1530 Tamarack St. on Tuesday, March 29, at 1:34 p.m. Sweet Home Police Department reported no crimes or injuries in the fire,...

 

Pastega wing open to patients' families at Corvallis hospital

Guests began using the Alma Pastega wing of the Mario Pastega House last week, marking the completion of a two-pluis-year expansion project on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Campus in Corvallis. The 6,000-square-foot addition doubles the...

 

Track athletes make gains in loss to Cascade

Sweet Home’s track and field squad got a dose of reality in their second meet of the season, at Cascade. The Cougar girls are stacked in the sprints and throws, and it showed as Cascade ran away with the team competition, outscoring the Huskies...

 

Husky golfers third in official team opener

In their first official team match of the season, Sweet Home’s boys finished third at Salishan in Newport Monday, March 28. The Huskies finished with a 400, behind Cascade (343) and Woodburn (386). Stayton, Newport and Cottage Grove also had...

 

Softball team scores three wins

Sweet Home softball started off league play on the right foot last week, earning three conference victories. The Huskies (8-1) beat Woodburn (0-5) and Sisters (2-2) on the road and Philomath (2-6) at...

 

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