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Articles from the May 24, 2023 edition

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 News    May 24, 2023 

Following the Rabbit Trail

Allison Griffin, in the first photo, cuddles Bailey, a lionhead rabbit that she brought along to Saturday morning's Rabbit Run at Sankey Park in Sweet Home. Griffin, who operates Albany-based Jade...

 News    May 24, 2023 

Election 2023: Adams, Keene, Massey lead schools race

Newcomer Mary Massey and incumbents Mike Adams and Dale Keene had leads for seats on the Sweet Home School Board in the May 16 election, according to vote totals as of Tuesday morning, May 23. In the single contested race for the Sweet Home Fire and...

 News    May 24, 2023 

Mental health team goes mobile

Law enforcement officers respond to a late-evening call concerning an individual who is undergoing mental health therapy and is feeling suicidal. The individual is not responding well. Family members...


Stanley Brennan

Stanley Louis Brennan, 64, of Sweet Home, died May 11, 2023, in Salem. He was born July 17, 1958, in Portland to Kathleen Didier, one of three boys. Mr. Brennan graduated from Sweet Home High School.... Full story


Jack Gourley

Jack Larry Gourley, 72, longtime resident of Foster, died May 18, 2023, in Albany. He was born Sept. 11, 1950, in Lebanon to Jack Elwin and Betty Beatrice (Taylor) Gourley. He grew up in the Gourley... Full story


Patrick Ochoa

Patrick "Pat" Garcia Ochoa, 81, of Sweet Home, died May 14, 2023. He was born January 9, 1942, in Pacoima, Calif., the first-born child of Patrick Wolfe and Emma (Garcia) Ochoa. He grew up in the San... Full story


Edith Thompson

Edith Loraine (Courtright) Thompson, 93, of Sweet Home, died March 29, 2023, at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. She was born in Oregon on Feb. 2, 1930, to Mabel Amelia (Gordon) and Guy Courtright.... Full story


Death Notices (May 24, 2023)

Benjamin Wilson Allen, 70, of Sweet Home, died May 17, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit   James Roger Rice, 94, of Sweet Home, died May 19, 2023. Sweet Home... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 24, 2023 

Health partnership delivers county reports

The Partnership for Community Health, which includes health departments from Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, outlined health-related area statistics and sought community input during a meeting May...


Letter: Most oblivious to what's reality (May 24, 2023)

Editor: What’s wrong with the bought-and-sold portions of this country today? The nation has forgotten God intentionally. There is a case for saying far too many residents are no longer citizens but are brainwashed into passive war-hawks who have...


From Our Files (May 24, 2023)

May 23, 1973 Gas stations are facing gas shortages and rising prices. O.K. Gas has run out of fuel. Bowman's Shell was asked to ration gas at 10 gallons per customer and Keeney's Arco is following...

 By Benny Westcott    News    May 24, 2023 

Fire district reflects on year, looks ahead

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District budget committee on May 16 unanimously approved a proposed 2023-24 budget reflecting an overall $513,862 increase over the previous year, one that saw a lot...

 News    May 24, 2023 

County says goodbye to outgoing health officer

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Sherrie Sprenger thanked outgoing Health Officer Dr. William Muth by phone Tuesday morning, May 16, for his nearly 14 years of service, Tuesday morning. Commissioner Will Tucker was on vacation. The...

 News    May 24, 2023 

Public Safety (May 24, 2023)

May 15 8:52 a.m. - Caller reported that a trespassed male had returned to Thriftway, 621 Main St. Kyle Austin Hanscam, 30, was cited and released for second degree criminal trespass and unlawful possession of a weapon. 1:45 p.m. - A white 1985 Ford...

 News    May 24, 2023 

Remains found near Sweet Home in 2006 identified as Aumsville man

Human remains discovered in 2006 east of Sweet Home have been identified as those of an Aumsville man, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan announced Friday, May 19. According to a LCSO news release, Jesus Ruiz had last been seen by his family in...


Around Town (May 24, 2023)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers an on-site lunch at noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays to seniors over 60 at the Sweet Home Community Center. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. Meals are ordered in advance, and are...

 News    May 24, 2023 

Memorial Day commemorations set in mid-valley

A number of Memorial Day services and activities are scheduled in Linn County. Samaritan Evergreen Hospice invites participants to make handmade bouquets from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at its location 4600 Evergreen Place SE, Albany. The event...

 News    May 24, 2023 

Crash at Quartzville Intersection

Two vehicles collided Monday, May 13, at the intersection of North River Drive and Quartzville Road. Medics and Linn County Sheriff's Office personnel responded about 4:44 p.m. According to the the...

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 News    May 24, 2023 

Man dies in Calapooia River while walking dogs

A Sweet Home man was found dead Tuesday afternoon, May 16, in the Calapooia River after falling into the water while walking his dogs, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District reported. According to...

 News    May 24, 2023 

County: Safety first during boating season

Boating season has arrived in the mid-valley and soon, local waterways will be filled with all kinds of watercraft - from kayaks and paddleboards to fishing boats to high-speed ski boats. Linn County...

 News    May 24, 2023 

Auction and More at Oak Heights

It was fun and games Saturday evening, May 20, at Oak Heights as the school PTC put on its annual carnival and auction, which provides funds for school needs and activities....

 Sports    May 24, 2023 

Huskies finish track districts with qualifiers in four events, 31 PRs

Sweet Home has athletes going to the state track and field championships in four events this Friday and Saturday, at Hayward Field in Eugene, following a fourth-place finish for the boys in the...

 By Scott Swanson    Sports    May 24, 2023 

Kelsie Rush commits to wrestle for Linfield University

Kelsie Rush may not have been thinking long-term when she asked Coach Steve Thorpe in the summer of 2021 about the possibility of participating in the inaugural women's-only wrestling camp to be held...

 Sports    May 24, 2023 

Huskies upset Hidden Valley on road in softball playoffs

Sweet Home softball pulled off an upset win against No. 8 Hidden Valley (19-8) on the Mustangs' home field in a play-in game on May 20. It took the Huskies one extra inning to knock off the favored...


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