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Articles from the June 1, 2022 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 1, 2022

Honoring Sacrifice

Dale Jenkins, left, and Stan Gray of the Sweet Home Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, prepare to raise the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony held at noon Monday, May 30, at the... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 1, 2022

Solutions for downtown vacancies?

The Sweet Home City Council reached a consensus Tuesday, May 24, regarding vacant commercial buildings downtown, planning a future discussion between their owners, city staff and administration, and the Finance and Property Committee. According to Ma...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 1, 2022

Council sets hearing on name for treatment plant

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, May 24, to hold a June 28 public hearing to name the city's upgraded wastewater treatment plant the Mahler Water Reclamation Facility. City...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 1, 2022

Tune It Up Tuesdays returning with venue change

City planners have long discussed using the block of 13th Avenue between Main and Long streets as a "festival street," and now that proposed venue is going to get a dry run. Tune It Up Tuesdays,...

 

James Fuller

James “Jimmy” David Fuller, 67, of Sweet Home, died May 24, 2022. He was born May 7, 1954 in Lebanon to Max E. and Catherine I (Gordon) Fuller. Mr. Fuller lived in Sweet Home his entire life. He loved working on cars and was a great cook. He... Full story

 

Michel Millard Robertson

Michel Millard Robertson, 74, of Sweet Home, passed away peacefully in his home and went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2022. He was born Sept. 21, 1947 in Lebanon to Raymond "Bob" Millard and... Full story

 

Death Notices (June 1, 2022)

Lyle Jerry Dirksen, 81, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Sweet Home, died May 28, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com.... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 1, 2022

Junior First Citizens named

Sweet Home has Junior First Citizens for the first time since the fall of 2019. Sweet Home High School seniors Zoe Opperman and Alex Kisselburgh have been chosen as this school year's representatives...

 

Anglers can go fishing for free this weekend

Fishing is free in Oregon the first weekend in June on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon those two days. No fishing/shellfish licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin...

 

Man arrested, following pursuit, in machete case

A California man was arrested early Wednesday morning, May 25, after leading Sheriff’s deputies in a pursuit, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported. According to Duncan and the Sheriff’s Office, Aaron Halvorson, 44, was arrested after...

 

Public Safety (June 1, 2022)

May 23 7:14 a.m. - Deputies towed an abandoned boat in the 25600 block of Brush Creek Road. It was found on an old, rusty trailer left in the roadway on Brush Creek. AA Towing removed the boat. Deputies are working to track its owner down. Report tak...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Editorial: What's the value of historic buildings? (June 1, 2022)

Sweet Home, unlike some neighboring communities, is not blessed with a multitude of classy old buildings. For much of its history, this town has been largely focused on getting ‘er done, primarily getting timber out of the woods to a waiting...

 

Letter: Life comes from someone above us (June 1, 2022)

Editor: Regarding the letter from Diane Dainte about “abortion rights” (May 18): Every person who disdains the saving of another life to “help” make living easier is assuming that only the one who can speak for themselves holds the future....

 

Letter: Volunteers, donors spark Beautification (June 1, 2022)

Editor: We had a great turn-out for our spring Beautification Planting Day earlier this month. Twenty-one volunteers came to help. All went well, taking us nearly three hours to plant 1,350 petunias in the median planters. The early May rain and...

 

From Our Files (June 1, 2022)

June 1, 1972 The week was busy for firefighters as they were called to four area fires. A trailer home at the Westport Trailer Court was lost to fire due to a leaking propane tank ignited by a furnace pilot light. The Smith family was not home when...

 

County hosts meeting of emergency responders

Members of the Region II Health Care Coalition met Friday, May 20, for an all-day session at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany. Coalition chair Neva Anderson, Linn County Health Emergency...

 

Agreement reached on intermodal property tax

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, May 24, unanimously approved an extended property tax agreement between the Linn County Enterprise Zone and ITS ConGlobal, which will manage the new intermodal...

 

Around Town (June 1, 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    June 1, 2022

Looking for a few good veterans

Since 1957, the Sweet Home Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard has given military funeral honors to late United States veterans. But it could use a few more members, especially as its existing... Full story

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    June 1, 2022

Following log drives downriver into history

Thanks to late East Linn Museum volunteer Ted Fitzwater, we can float down the South Santiam River on a log drive. Inspired by the cover of "Sweet Home in Linn County, New Life, New Land," a...

 

Card-skimming device found at 7-Eleven store

An illegal card-skimming device was found Thursday, May 26, at the 7-Eleven at 2405 Highway 20, the Sweet Home Police Department reported Friday morning. Police officer Sean Potter, who said the device was likely installed within the last couple of...

 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities (June 1, 2022)

Monthly News -- The Senior Center will host a Father’s Day Barbecue on Saturday, June 18. Tickets need to be purchased by June 15. Stop by at the front desk or call (541) 367-4775 for more information. -- The Senior Center will be closed on July...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    June 1, 2022

Bringing new life to an elderly cow (June 1, 2022)

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column contains anatomical language. "I wish Dr. Ball was here," I thought to myself as I drove my left arm deeper into the rectum of this old, fat cow. Dr. Ball was the...

 
 By Benny Westcott    Sports    June 1, 2022

Russell Holly named baseball's MVP, top pitcher and slugger

Russell Holly took home a plethora of awards at Sweet Home baseball's end of season banquet at the high school library on May 23. The program's senior stud won the Team MVP Award, Pitcher of the Year,...

 

Softball playoffs: Henley explodes to down Huskies

The top team in the 4A-5 Skyline Conference was too much for Sweet Home softball to handle Wednesday, as the Huskies’ long trip to Henley High School for its round-of-16 game in the 4A state playoffs ended with a 15-0 loss at the hands of the Horne...

 

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