Articles from the July 12, 2023 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    July 12, 2023

Out-of-control Corvette injures four

*UPDATED 7/14/23 - 11:58PM* An out-of-control Corvette struck multiple spectators, injuring five and sending three to the hospital during the Cut the Gut burnout event Friday night. The incident... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 12, 2023

New School Board members sworn in

New Sweet Home School District Board members Amanda Carter, Mary Massey, Floyd Neuschwander and Jenna Jo Northern were sworn in Monday evening, July 10, at the board's monthly meeting. Massey was...


Festival goes 'pretty smooth'

With the exception of one glitch, Sportsman's Holiday went off without a hitch over the weekend, organizers and public officials said. The glitch was an accident in which a Corvette in the burnout...

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 12, 2023

Planning Commission discusses downtown painting plans

At the July 6 planning commission meeting at City Hall, Community and Economic Development Director Blair Larsen said that the day before, Fitzpatrick Painting committed to providing a four-man painting crew in Sweet Home for 10 weeks at no cost to...


Yvonne Pappadis

June 15, 1958 - July 4, 2023 Yvonne Lenore Pappadis, 65, of Sweet Home, died July 4, 2023. She was born June 15, 1958, to Bobby Gene and Rose Lorene (Leplat) Lamb in Huntsville, Ala. Ms. Pappadis... Full story


Death Notices 7/12/23

Kerry Alynn Aubry, 63, of Sweet Home, died July 1, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.For updated information, visit Robert Louis Collins Jr., 79, of Sweet Home, died July 6, 2023. A Celebration of... Full story

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 12, 2023

Fire danger goes to high

Fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascades and Western Lane districts increased to "High" (yellow) on Tuesday, July 4. That development affects...

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 12, 2023

Firefighters respond to 2 brush fires

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, with the Oregon Department of Forestry, responded to two brush fires on Wednesday, July 5. Both fires were human-caused and thought to be unintentional,...


Public Safety 7/12/23

June 30 10:23 a.m. - Deputy responded to report of injured kittens that appeared to have been thrown from a moving vehicle, Hwy. 228/Crawfordsville Drive, Crawfordsville. Both were taken to veterinarian for care. 10:52 a.m. - Burglary reported in...


Around Town - July 12th Edition

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....


Sweet Home High School announces Honor Roll

Following are Sweet Home HIgh School students who have been announced by the school as having made the Second Semester Honor Roll for 2023. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...


Paraglider crashes into Willamette

A Eugene man died Saturday, July 1, after a paraglider on which he was a passenger plunged into the Willamette River near Peoria. According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, a 56-year-old man...

 By Benny Westcott    News    July 12, 2023

Icebox results announced

The results are in for last weekend's Icebox Cookoff at Radiator Supply House in Sweet Home, a three day event that organizer Will Garrett estimates attracted 38 professional barbecue teams and...


Wrestling camp becoming generational affair

As Steve Thorpe watched dozens of wrestlers lope around the Main Gym floor at Sweet Home High School Thursday, July 6, he realized he'd been here before. So many times, in fact, that Thorpe noted he...


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