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Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    July 27, 2022

Classes in session: School's in for summer

For the last four weeks, many K-9 students in the Sweet Home School District have been participating in Scholastic's Summer Lit Camp at the high school. Some 165 kids signed up for the program, and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 27, 2022

Ready for Jamboree weekend?

After a concert-less 2020 and a smaller-than-typical turnout during a pandemic-plagued 2021, the 30th annual Oregon Jamboree, set for July 29-31, returns to business as usual this year, with some...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 27, 2022

Downtown developments

The demolishing of the former bank building-turned video store last month to make room for a long-anticipated Taco Bell got Sweet Home residents' attention. Then, in the last week, the former Santiam...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 27, 2022

'The Queen of Sweet Home'

Alice Grovom, long a leader in Sweet Home, particularly in efforts to improve the city's image, died Tuesday, July 19. She was 96. Universally recognized as the person most responsible for the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 27, 2022

Rio Theater seeing record audiences following upgrades

There's a reason parking lots around the Rio Theatre have been overflowing on movie nights this summer. Owner Thomas Baham said he's seeing record attendance. The theater's drawing double the numbers...

 

Alice Grovom

Alice Louise Grovom, 96, of Sweet Home, died July 19, 2022. She was born Dec. 9, 1925, in St. Helens to Arthur Lee and Virgie (Taylor) Smith. She married Thomas Roger Grovom in June of 1947 in St. Hel... Full story

 

Commentary: Amidst Jamboree celebration, election begins (July 27, 2022)

Normally, at this time of year, we’re writing an editorial welcoming visitors to Sweet Home. We’d be writing about how much we appreciate the revenue and the attention that Oregon Jamboree patrons bring to Sweet Home, extolling the benefits of...

 

Letter: Thanks for fresh paint on buildings (July 27, 2022)

Editor: A couple of years ago I complained about ugly gray paint on too many buildings in our town. Several of them have been repainted and look so much nicer now. Thank you! It’s too bad that beautiful mural for Full Gospel was obliterated. It...

 

Letter: Making abortion crime not for free (July 27, 2022)

Editor: In last week’s “Inter-Face Voices” of the Albany Democrat Herald, I learned why the Catholic faith does not allow women to end an unwanted pregnancy. The author explained: “As Catholics, we believe that at the moment of conception,...

 

Letter: Health Fair to offer lots of local help (July 27, 2022)

Editor: Taking care of ourselves and others is an important investment towards living a quality life. One of the keys to that is having access to healthcare services, which can be both expensive and a frustrating process. That is why I am...

 

From Our Files (July 27, 2022)

July 27, 1972 The Sweet Home Green Peter Boat, Yacht and Regatta Association assisted in placing a new ski dock in upper Foster Lake. The float was constructed by the county parks department and placed at the water’s edge at Sunnyside Park where...

 

Linn County Fair ropes in close to 30K attendees in 'fantastic' turnout

Nearly 30,000 people attended last week's Linn County Fair over its three-day run, according to Linn County Fair & Expo Center Manager Randy Porter. More than 13,709 people came to the fair...

 

Sweet Home man gets federal time for dealing drugs

A Sweet Home man was sentenced last week to federal prison after he sold methamphetamine and a firearm to an undercover federal agent while on federal supervised release for a previous conviction. Roger Lee Bishop, 56, was sentenced to seven years...

 

Around Town (July 27, 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 (July 27, 2022)

July 18 11 a.m. - Daniel Lee Adams, 51, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of third degree theft, Oregon State Police. 12:15 p.m. - Multiple callers reported a motor vehicle crash...

 

Always faithful, Sweet Home High School

Members of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1972 gathered July 9 for their 50-year reunion. Some participated in the Cut The Gut cruise night and gathered at the Woods Roadhouse in Foster (owned...

 

LFD rescues man in Santiam River

Lebanon firefighters and water rescue technicians responded shortly after noon Saturday, July 23, to the report of a water rescue near the 40000 block of McDowell Creek Drive, near Bates Bridge. A news release from LFD did not indicate the time of th...

 

Pacific Power plans for heat

With daily high temperatures forecast to near or above the 100-degree mark this week across parts of the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Power is prepared to face higher demands on the grid from both record temperatures and increased customer need....

 

Two named to George Fox dean's list

Local students were among those who earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University for the spring 2022 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn a...

 

Commissioners discuss rural garbage rate adjustments

The process of adjusting solid waste sanitation rates for the three companies that provide services to rural residents came before Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Sherrie Sprenger Tuesday morning, July 19. Commissioner Will Tucker was...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    July 27, 2022

Keeping a poker face while serving the bull

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column contains graphic anatomical descriptions. I held my three cards firmly and a little cupped, so the three aces were out of view to the other players and the crowd...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 27, 2022

Art, and all that jazz

Jazz is a developed taste, and it's not going to be for everybody. The same goes for abstract art. So says Molly Cook, an abstract expressionist artist and lover of jazz who recently moved to Sweet...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    July 27, 2022

What the nose knew (some scented vignettes)

At this time of year, as summer begins to wane, some of us are lucky enough to be able to visit scented backyards, where perfumes set forth by blooming honeysuckle, privet hedge, butterfly bush and...

 

Wiley Creek Shop Fire

A fire destroyed a shop and damaged two vehicles Monday morning, July 25, at 44060 Wiley Creek Drive. ODF Sweet Home Unit personnel arrived with four engines ahead of SHFAD to the 11:01 a.m. call...

 

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