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Articles from the April 30, 2014 edition

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Defense deserts Huskies as they fall 12-1 to Sisters

The Huskies’ defense broke down Monday afternoon, as they committed nine errors and helped the Sisters Outlaws dominate the baseball diamond and hand Sweet Home a 12-1 loss. Sisters scored seven runs in the first two innings. The Huskies were able...


Public Safety Log April 30, 2014

April 28 9:45 a.m. - Caller reported the neighbor’s chickens are loose and eating her flowers, 2100 block of Main. Referred to code enforcement. 10:23 a.m. - Caller reported finding money on the sidewalk, 16th and Elm. Placed in found property. 10:...


Woman hit by car, has pickup stolen, then burned

A transient Sweet Home woman was injured in a hit-and-run Thursday night, and then Friday her pickup truck was apparently stolen and then abandoned and burned on Highway 20 west of Sweet Home. At 10:08 p.m. on Thursday, Sweet Home police responded... Full story


SH driver injured in wreck

Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a crash Thursday afternoon, April 24, that left a Sweet Home man seriously injured on Highway 20, near Lebanon. According to OSP Sgt. James Halsey, at ap...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 30, 2014

New commissioner sees need to get involved

Ned Kilpatrick knows he needs to get involved if he wants to help shape Sweet Home’s future. To that end, he applied for an opening on the Planning Commission, and the council appointed him on...


Arbor Day

STUDENTS at Oak Heights School and Foster School got to help out with tree plantings April 16 as part of the city’s Arbor Day celebration. Photos by Scott Swanson....


Close to finished

Workers put the final touches on the new Bi-Mart store in Sweet Home Monday, April 28. The store, which will employ around 70 people, is scheduled to open to the public on May 15. Next week local...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 30, 2014

Voters asked to increase county Law Enforcement Levy

Linn County voters will decide May 20 whether to approve a 25-cent increase in the Linn County Law Enforcement Levy. The Law Enforcement Levy, which provides funding the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Linn County Juvenile Department and the District... Full story


‘Biomedical waste’ or babies?

Editor: Just when you think things could not get any more perverted, you find out Canada is supplying America with dead babies to use as fuel at a Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Brooks, Oregon. They are very quick to inform us that...


What do we know that others don’t?

Editor: I would like to applaud City Councilors Trask, Mahler and Mayor Gourley for standing up and trying to look after the citizens of this community. Obviously, the other four councilors are lacking common sense and don’t understand the...


Community Foundation helps

Editor: Many thanks to the Sweet Home Community Foundation Committee for choosing the Sweet Home School District Digital Vision Screening Program as a recipient of a $1,500 award this year. These funds will go towards the purchase of the Pedia...


Road trip will teach reality of grunge

Editor: I’m disappointed that Wildflower (Buttitta, April 23) finds our Community Center restrooms unsatisfactory. I think she hasn’t driven across our continent enough to find out what really grungy facilities look like. And that’s not...


Correction: That was Leslie Ancke

Editor: I would like to make a correction concerning my previous letter (April 23) about the Oregon Jamboree. As has been pointed out to me, it was indeed Leslie Ancke, not Leslie Howe, who worked with Marge Geil in securing the first Jamboree. I... Full story


Zoning laws can be subject to change

Editor: I would like to address some issues of April 22 (see page 1) in a positive way. It is a fact that any law or ordinance (especially zoning ordinances) is going to be a benefit to most people, but not all. The issue at this meeting was the... Full story


Foster Dam Road closures scheduled

The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, and from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 8 to move equipment being used for juvenile fish passage and research....


Robert Whitfield

March 11, 1927 - April 26, 2014 Robert James Whitfield, 87, of Sweet Home, died April 26, 2014. He was born March 11, 1927 in Philomath to George and Maysel (Blanchard) Whitfield. He grew up in a...


Marvin Richard Wilson

May 20, 1952 - April 17, 2014 Marvin Richard Wilson, 61, of Sweet Home, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday following a heart attack at the Portland VA Hospital. Marvin started life in Toledo on May... Full story


Debra Kay Zook

Jan. 26, 1954 — April 13, 2014 Debra Kay Palkki Zook, 60, of McMinnville passed away from heart failure April 13, 2014 in McMinnville. She was born in Sweet Home to Phillip H. and Helen P.H....


George Howard Boughner

July 2, 1930 - April 12, 2014 George was born to the late Howard and Evelyn Boughner, July 2, 1930, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was raised and educated in Saskatchewan. He received a BA in... Full story


Wilma Vasey

Feb. 6, 1929 - April 25, 2014 Former Sweet Home resident Wilma L. (Parker) Vasey, 85, went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2014. She was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Joplin, Mo. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Vasey also lived in Las Cruces, N.M. and in Joplin....


William J. Wend

Dec. 15, 1932 - April 26, 2014 William J. Wend, 81, of Lebanon, quietly left his earthly home and stepped into eternity on Saturday. He was born in Rensselaer, New York to Joseph and Delores (Moxon)... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 30, 2014

City codes prohibit RV from being couple’s home in Sweet Home

A retired Sweet Home couple’s request to stay in their recreational vehicle between trips out of town has been denied, leaving them and city officials pondering their options. The Sweet Home City Council last week denied an appeal of a Planning...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 30, 2014

Split council snuffs pot moratorium

Sweet Home will not impose a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The council, in a tight 4-3 vote, turned down a motion to enact a one-year moratorium on the facilities during its regular meeting on April 22, following the third reading of... Full story

 By Scott Swanson    News    April 30, 2014

Longtime columnist calls it quits, with fond memories

Retirement for Mona Waibel hasn’t been a matter of giving anything up, really. She’s simply replaced her jobs with other activities – so many that she stayed just as busy as she did when...

 By Scott Swanson    News    April 30, 2014

Brief thunderstorm leaves lasting effects

A brief thunderstorm left a big impact Tuesday afternoon, April 22. The storm, which lasted only about 15 minutes left Sweet Home buried under a blanket of white M&M-sized hail, splintered at least...


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