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Articles from the June 8, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    June 8, 2022

SHHS Class of 2022 names valedictorians, salutatorian

Eight valedictorians and one salutatorian have been named to lead the Sweet Home High School Class of 2022 graduation exercises, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Husky Field, 1012 22nd Ave. Va...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 8, 2022

Classrooms without walls

After the same two-year hiatus that has affected nearly every other institution in the state, Sweet Home's Outdoor School was back in business last week at Camp Tadmor, north of town. "It was so...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 8, 2022

Planning Commission discusses food cart 'pods'

Anticipating the arrival of food cart "pods" in Sweet Home, Planning Commission members on Thursday, June 2, addressed the question of whether they should be regulated and how. "We've had a lot of int...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 8, 2022

Looking for missing pieces

A bar manager at a tavern near Waterloo delivered a drink to a customer and listened to her story. The patron's pregnant 15-year-old sister was moving to Lebanon to live with her, and she didn't know...

 

Charles 'Chuck' Eugene McIntyre

Charles "Chuck" Eugene McIntyre, of Sweet Home, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2022, surrounded by close family just weeks after celebrating his 50th birthday. Chuck was born May 13, 1972 in... Full story

 

June Elaine Bender

On May 27, 2022, June Elaine Bender left this world to be with her mother, Mae; father Jay; and brother Kenneth. June was born May 6, 1940, in Lancaster, Pa. In 1958, she graduated from Penn Manor... Full story

 

Lyle 'Dirk' Jerry Dirksen

Lyle Jerry Dirksen, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2022, the morning after his 81st birthday - a day he was determined to celebrate. He was born on May 27, 1941, in Huron, S.D., to Lloyd and... Full story

 

Death Notice (June 8, 2022)

A memorial service for Sharon Constance Talon, 78, of Brownsville, who died Feb. 7, 2022, will held be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at her home, 35220 Union Point Lane, Brownsville. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated... Full story

 

NASCAR in Sweet Home

NASCAR veteran Andrew Tuttle made a stop in Sweet Home at The Woods Roadshouse Friday, June 3. Tuttle, of Idaho, here with his mom, Gladys Tuttle, competes part-time in the ARCA Menards Series West,...

 

Report: 300 homeless in Linn and Benton counties

How do our local governments and service providers learn about the current and ever-changing status of homelessness in communities? Community Services Consortium (CSC) helps with this by coordinating the annual Point in Time Count in Linn, Benton, an...

 

Editorial: All in all, Ukraine spending worth it

Populist critics have gone after the new $40 billion in aid to Ukraine hammer and tongs. Donald Trump has com-plained that we are sending billions to Ukraine “yet America’s parents are struggling to even feed their children.” Republican Sen....

 

From Our Files (June 8, 2022)

June 8, 1972 The Sweet Home School Board relieved Supt. Douglas Olds of all his official duties during an unannounced special meeting. The board earlier refused to renew Olds’ contract and hired Pleasant Valley’s superintendent, Joey Acaiturri,...

 

New VFW Leaders

Kurtis Begley, left, was sworn in as the new Sweet Home VFW commander and Dennis Lindsay, right, was sworn in as the new Sweet Home VFW Auxiliary president at the VFW's monthly meeting on May...

 

Commissioners OK Sheriff's Office, fire contracts

The Linn County Board of Commissioners approved new contracts between the Linn County Sheriff’s Office – which will provide dispatch services – and area fire agencies at its weekly meeting Tuesday morning, May 31. Commissioners Roger Nyquist...

 

Linn County names new deputy district attorneys

Robert Beaver, Jace Cook and Melissa Allison have joined the Linn County District Attorney's Office as deputy district attorneys. Beaver, 29, is a North Carolina native and North Carolina State...

 

High-speed internet for rural communities?

Linn County residents – especially those in rural communities – could get highspeed Internet connections if enough Oregonians answer an online survey about their current Internet service, according to Steve Braaten, IT director for Linn County...

 

Around Town (June 8, 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....

 

Public Safety (June 8, 2022)

May 29 10:16 a.m. - Deputy patrolling the 44900 block of Quartzville Road found a tree across what appeared to be high-tension lines. Learned they were phone lines, so no power issues, but the tree put enough pressure on the lines that it broke six...

 

Holiday Lights

In the second photo, Oregon National Guard Sgt. Trevor Fillis, center, with Blair Larsen, Sweet Home community and economic development director, and Melody Reese, Chamber of Commerce executive...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    June 8, 2022

The power of hope when making changes

Hope. It’s a powerful emotion, a potent fire that can burn in a very dark place. It looks ahead at the future with confidence. Likely, we all have experience with hope in one way or another. In the...

 

Chinook off-limits on Green Peter through October

Retention of Chinook salmon in Green Peter Reservoir is prohibited through Oct. 31, under a temporary rule adopted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the agency has announced. The rule is consistent with similar water bodies in the...

 

Catcher Chloe Fairchild named Sweet Home softball MVP

Chloe Fairchild was named the softball team's Most Valuable Player at an awards barbecue held Wednesday, June 1, at the softball field. Head Coach Karyn Hartsook described Fairchild, a senior, as a...

 

Low-scorer Morgan Sands named golf team's Most Valuable Player

Morgan Sands was named the golf team's Most Valuable Player at an awards barbecue held Tuesday, May 31. Sands, a senior, consistently shot in the 90s for the Huskies this year, and recorded a season-...

 

LBCC wins Northwest conference baseball title

The Linn-Benton Baseball Team defeated Mt.Hood Community College 4-1 Tuesday, May 31, to win the Northwest Athletic Conference Baseball Championship.  It’s been more than 730 days since the NWAC has been able to crown a new baseball champion. The...

 

Mason Lopez, Ivy Dewitte named track Most Valuable Athletes

Junior Mason Lopez and sophomore Ivy Dewitte were named Most Valuable Athletes at the track and field team's awards dinner Wednesday, June 1. Head Coach Nathan Whitfield introduced the two, noting...

 

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