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Articles from the July 13, 2022 edition

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ENCHANTING SPORTSMAN'S HOLIDAY

In the first photo, Sportsman's Holiday Court Princess Luka Ogden relates some of the history of Sportsman's Holiday during the Queen's Coronation event Thursday evening at Community Chapel. Kelsie...

 

County fair starts July 14

Linn County Expo Center manager Randy Porter has a big challenge ahead of him when the 2022 fair kicks off July 14-16. The 2021 event was a gangbuster with a record 34,330 attendance, and Porter...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 13, 2022

Martin to continue as Sweet Home schools superintendent

The Sweet Home School Board on Monday, July 11, unanimously approved an employment contract for Interim Superintendent Terry Martin to continue in that capacity through the 2022-23 academic year....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 13, 2022

Burke named Sportsman's Holiday Queen

Brookelyn Burke was chosen Sportsman's Holiday Queen Thursday evening, July 7, during a coronation ceremony held at the Community Chapel Amphitheater. Burke, 16, the daughter of Aaron and Amy Burke,...

 

Lorraine Baarson

Lorraine Marie Baarson, 99, of Sweet Home, died July 8, 2022. She was born June 16, 1923 in Great Falls, Mont. to Frank and Myrtle (Skeie) Stocker. She married Raymond Erickson Baarson on Jan. 19,... Full story

 

Anna Luna-Campos

Anna Marie Luna-Campos, 42, of Sweet Home, died July 2, 2022. She was born Feb. 18, 1980 in Albany. She lived for most of her life with her grandparents, Roy and Birdie Kruse, in Lebanon. She... Full story

 

Linn County and Lebanon police logs June 14 - July 7

Lebanon logs for June 14-July 7 July 7 12:48 a.m. - Dustin Phares, 42, of Lebanon, cited and released on warrant, 3300 block S. Santiam Hwy. Report taken. 1:32 a.m. - Samuel Monroe, 45, of Scio, and Tina Miller, 38, of Scio, both cited and released o...

 

Dennis Huenergardt

Dennis Charles Huenergardt, 67, of Sweet Home, died May 20, 2022. He was born Sept. 15, 1955, to Chuck and Donna Huenergardt in Portland. He had two siblings, Randy Huenergardt, now of Colville... Full story

 

Death Notices (July 13, 2022)

Robert “Rob” Lynn Jones, 60, of Sweet Home, died July 2, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Services for Mark Edward Nelson, 57, of Lebanon, who died June 25,... Full story

 

Local residents Rod, Cheryl Bricco celebrate 50 years of marriage

Rod and Cheryl Bricco celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. They met in August 1970 and went on a double date to an all-night drive-in movie with many other friends in Klamath Falls.... Full story

 

Letter: Thanks, volunteers who make festival (July 13, 2022)

Editor: What an amazing Sportsman’s Holiday weekend! Thank you to all the hardworking, dedicated volunteers who continually give to the community of Sweet Home and make it a great place to call home. The Sportsman’s Holiday Coronation was a real...

 

Letter: Two people have stake in abortion (July 13, 2022)

Editor: It appears that Diane Daiute (July 6) is a very unhappy person and wishes she had not been born. We have laws because it is the only way we as humans can see our way to keeping any order. Humans have a drive to control what is around us,...

 

Letter: Abortion simply kills the innocent (July 13, 2022)

Editor: “Beware of people convinced of their moral superiority,” stated Diane Daiute in her July 6 letter to the editor, “SC ruling returns U.S. to ‘Dark Ages.’” Diane’s view is that the Supreme Court has recently taken away all bodily...

 

Letter: Alternatives to abortion available (July 13, 2022)

Editor: This is in response to the opinions of Diane Daiute (July 6) and all those who hold similar views. It’s time to take responsibility for your own actions. The truth is you want to live your life without restraints and suffer no consequences...

 

From Our Files (July 13, 2022)

July 13, 1972 A Sweet Home airline stewardess has been grounded at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, but she doesn’t mind. In fact, it’s an honor. Pat Beers was one of two out of 1,500 Western Airlines stewardesses selected to...

 

Planning group: No to detention pond fence

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on Thursday, July 7, denied a variance to allow a six-foot fence to be built around two sides of a detention pond on 4900 Mimosa Circle, abutting Mimosa Circle and...

 

County to continue transportation program for local veterans

Linn County will continue a highly successful medical transportation program for veterans, even after a grant from the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs runs out next spring, Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed...

 

Around Town (July 13, 2022)

Vacation Bible School at Hillside Fellowship “Camp Turn Around” will be the theme for the Hillside Fellowship Vacation Bible School next week. It will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, at 501...

 

Public Safety (July 13, 2022)

June 27 12:12 p.m. - A caller reported people living in a parked motorhome were defecating on private property, 4500 block of Main St. An officer responded and contacted the property owner, who was going to post the motorhome for removal. Buzz Star...

 

Mill City man arrested in assault on girlfriend

A Mill City man was arrested Saturday, July 9, after he allegedly beat up and shot at his girlfriend at a campsite south of Detroit Lake, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan said. Duncan reported that at 4:29 a.m. Saturday, the Linn County...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 13, 2022

Sunshine Industries seeking new director

As it emerges from a difficult stretch that included an extended COVID-19-forced shutdown and reductions of operations, Sunshine Industries is facing a new challenge: replacing its executive director.... Full story

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    July 13, 2022

Considerations for the Traeger and barbecue cooking

Do you ever have a nutrition question that hovers around the edges of your mind for a time until it finally makes its way to the forefront, where it firmly demands to be answered? You're in good...

 

JBO Baseball

In the first photo, Kyle Zajic scores for Sweet Home in a Senior American East Junior Baseball game against Harrisburg July 7 as Brayden McClure watches. Lynkin Royer fields the ball in the second...

 

Olympic gold medalist visits Sweet Home

Cody Miller, a 2016 Olympic swimming gold medalist, presented a clinic Saturday, July 9, for the Sweet Home Swim Club. Coach Kelly Sautel said “it was one of the coolest experiences ever, as a...

 
 By Benny Westcott    Sports    July 13, 2022

Wrestlers flock to Sweet Home camp

More than 150 boys from around the state participated in the Santiam Wrestling Camp July 5-8 at Sweet Home High School. In the second photo, Riley Vaughn practices a move with Jasper Victor. In the...

 

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