Articles from the April 27, 2022 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    April 27, 2022

Building huts for the homeless

As rain fell steadily outside on a gray April morning, Casey Valloni and Lewis Conn, students in Will Coltrin's advanced construction class at Sweet Home High School, assembled and nailed together...

 By Benny Westcott    News    April 27, 2022

Committee approves budget

The Sweet Home Budget Committee on Wednesday, April 20, approved the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-23, which includes a notable tax reduction.  Mayor Greg Mahler and city councilors Diane...

 By Sarah Brown    News    April 27, 2022

Taking steps to help

It took Jake Sansing 10 days to make it to Sweet Home on foot after he began his "Jake Walks America" journey from Newport on Saturday, April 9. Sansing, who hails from a small town in Tennessee, is...

 By Benny Westcott    News    April 27, 2022

Library recovers after COVID-19

After the COVID-19 mask mandate was lifted last month, the Sweet Home Public Library returned to business as usual.  "Even the next day, we definitely saw a lot more people coming in, people that had...


Kathryn Ann Roll

Kathryn Ann Roll, loving mother, grandmother "Nana," sister, wife, and friend, passed away from lung failure on March 31, 2022. Kathy was 76 years old. Kathy was born on April 21, 1945, in Washington... Full story


Shirley J. Lamb

Shirley J. Lamb, 85, was granted her angel wings on Monday April 25, 2022. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends in Bend. Shirley was a long-time resident of Sweet Home. She was b... Full story


Michelle Leigh Hilton

Michelle Leigh Hilton, 50, of Sweet Home passed away April 21, 2022. She was born June 14, 1971, in Paradise, Calif., the daughter of Larry and Betty (Hunter) Hilton and a daughter of God. Michelle... Full story


William Rodney Rosier Jr.

William Rodney Rosier Jr., 76, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully at home April 22, 2022, while being comforted by his beloved wife, Cindy Rosier, grandson Alex Rosier, and step-grandson Orin... Full story


Rose-Marie Allyn

Rose-Marie Allyn, 76, died April 15, 2022 in Corvallis after a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 5, 1945, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene to Pearl-Marie (Templeton) Jovanovich and Thomas N. Jovan... Full story


John Bauman

John Samuel Bauman, 73, of Sweet Home, died April 15, 2022. He was born Aug. 19, 1948 in Millway, Pa., to Elmer and Margie (Hegie) Bauman. He moved with his family to Oregon in 1972, eventually... Full story


Betty LeClerc

Betty Jane LeClerc, 87, of Sweet Home, died April 17, 2022. She was born Oct. 26, 1934, to Thomas Towerson and Jen Sena Maria (Nelson) Gunson of Plankinton, S.D., the youngest of eight children. She... Full story


Patricia Medlock

Patricia Ann (Patty) Medlock, 71, a longtime resident of Sweet Home, died April 16, 2022. She was born July 17, 1950, in Oklahoma, to Betty Jo and Daniel Sossamon. She moved with her parents to Sweet... Full story


Elenore Phillips

Elenore Genevieve Phillips, 93, of Sweet Home, passed away April 21, 2022. She was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Fossil to John A. and Dilla Viola (Beymer) Glaefke. She has lived in Sweet Home, Estacada, Fos... Full story


Frances Wodtli-Stockdale

Frances Wodtli- Stockdale, 72, of Veneta, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 13, 2022. She was born June 10, 1949, in Sweet Home to Howard and Nellie (Humphries) Wodtli and was raised in... Full story


Gloria Stalford

Gloria Mae Stalford, 77, of Sweet Home, died April 12, 2022. She was born July 26, 1944 in Philomath to Asa Leroy and Verla Mae (Young) Smith. She worked as a bus driver. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, fishing, crabbing, camping and canning. Mrs.... Full story


Death Notices (April 27, 2022)

A Celebration of Life for Sherry Johnston, who died Nov. 8, 2021, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Sweet Home United Methodist Church, 845 6th Ave. Lunch will be provided after the service at the church. Friends and colleagues are... Full story


Commentary: Good steps forward for the homeless (April 27, 2022)

It sure was good to see city workers clearing away the blackberries and leveling the nearly three acres of land the county has donated to the Family Assistance and Resource Center for use as a center for Sweet Home’s homeless population. It...


From Our Files (April 27, 2022)

April 27, 1972 About 50 people met with two representatives of the Department of Environmental Quality and officials of a five county Solid Waste Management Model Plan committee at the site of the Holley dump. After an hour of argument between local...


County OKs stipend increase for youth wage program

Linn County and the Willamette Workforce Partnership will partner to increase the hourly stipend, from $2 to $5 per hour, to local employers who hire young people for their first jobs this summer as part of the Linn County First Time Youth Wage...

 By Sarah Brown    News    April 27, 2022

Missing man found in Cottage Grove

A Colorado man reported missing last week while visiting relatives in the Sweet Home area was found safe Thursday, April 21, in Cottage Grove.  William Tyrrell was initially reported missing Sunday,...


Public Safety (April 27, 2022)

April 17 1:27 p.m. - Taylor Ray Plummer, 29, arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of criminal driving, Oregon State Police. 1:32 p.m. - Deputies responded to a sunken road in the 46600 block of...


Around Town (April 27, 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 Benny Westcott    News    April 27, 2022

Retirement just another walk in the park

He may be chairman of the Sweet Home Park and Tree Committee, but Wally Shreves' days are anything but walks in the park.  In his free time, he skis on snow and water, rides ATVs on sand dunes,...

 By Roberta McKern    News    April 27, 2022

Mining adventures in Linn County history

Here at the East Linn Museum, we're taking yet two more looks at the Quartzville Mining District. First, we had a visit from Cindy Budlong, a Mill City Historical Society volunteer representing their...

 By D E Larsen DVM    News    April 27, 2022

Tripping up bullies in school and in life

Coos County's Broadbent School in the fall of 1952 had grown to its largest enrollment ever with nearly 80 students in eight grades.  The school board had discovered that the upper part of Catching...


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