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Articles from the August 1, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Was this us?

Since nobody really knew what to expect, members of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1973 were relieved as they opened Saturday, July 28, a time capsule purportedly buried by themselves. Problem...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 1, 2018

Council OKs inter-fund loan to pay for City Hall

The City Council, meeting Tuesday, July 24, at its new chambers location, the Police Station community room, approved an inter-fund loan within the city’s budget to finance the new City Hall at 3225 Main St. The council last year authorized the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Jamboree: Eyes on the thermometer are optimistic this year

Oregon Jamboree Festival Director Robert Shamek sums up his excitement for the 2018 Jamboree in two words: "Good weather." If forecasters have it right, the Jamboree country music festival may see the...

 

SH woman arrested for allegedly stabbing ex-boyfriend

Linn County deputies arrested a Sweet Home woman early Sunday, July 29, in connection to the stabbing of a 58-year-old Sweet Home man. Nancy Edwards, 56, was lodged at Linn County Jail on charges of...

 

Ollie 'Sally' M. Sicotte

Feb. 4, 1915 - July 20, 2018 Ollie "Sally" M. Sicotte, 103, of Sweet Home passed away July 20, 2018. She was born Feb. 4, 1915 in Comyn, Texas to William H. and Mary J. (Swanner) Caffey. Sally, as she...

 

Eugene 'Clair' McIntyre

Nov. 15, 1922 - July 10, 2018 Eugene "Clair" McIntyre, 95, of Sweet Home, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Clair was born in Clatskanie, the son of William Earl and Bernice Marion McIntyre....

 

Fires indicate popular opinion not always wise

Democracy has been a boon to many, including us, the people of the United States. For those of us with limited recall from history class, our system of government is our Founders’ response to the very autocratic rule of the English monarch that,...

 

Around Town Aug. 1, 2018

‘The Outlaw’ free movie at local mill Movies at the Mill presents a series of classic films on Thursday evenings at Scroggin’s Mill, 280 W. Sherman St. in Lebanon. This week’s movie is the 1943 western “The Outlaw,” on Aug. 2. Movies are...

 

Free movie night featuring 'Coco' to lead off late-summer parks activities

The city is gearing up for two events in Sankey Park in the next couple of months. First up, the city is returning its Movies in the Park at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 with "Coco." "Were going to do one (mo...

 

Wreck on Hwy. 228 in Holley

Firefighters direct traffic around a crash that occurred Saturday morning on Highway 228 in front of the Holley Store, at the intersection with Upper Calapooia Drive at about 8:49 a.m. According to...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 1, 2018

Councilors take Jamboree to task for late request before granting it

The Sweet Home City Council voted 5-2 to approve a list of requests for closures and fee waivers from the Oregon Jamboree Tuesday, July 24, after a lengthy give-and-take exhange over particulars in the request and other concerns. The list of street...

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 1, 2018

July 29 3:56 a.m. - Darrel George Berrigan, 46, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree theft and Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of possession of meth, 1209 Main St....

 

Car thief gets 30 months; companion faces more charges

Matthew Everette Wood and James Lee Baker Matthew Everette Wood of Portland was sentenced July 12 in Linn County Circuit Court to 30 months in prison for second-degree burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Counts of third-degree theft...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Speeding complaints prompt use of radar trailer, collection of 'data'

Sweet Home Police volunteers have been moving the department’s radar trailer to different spots around the community to gather data on traffic behavior in response to complaints about speeding. A resident complained to the City Council in July...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 1, 2018

Pool supervisor lands in dream job after nearly opting for next best thing

A. Jay Bronson earned a degree and went to work as a teacher so he could be a swim coach. After years of teaching, Bronson, 30, landed a job in Sweet Home where he could spend all of his time at work...

 

Huskies at Wrestling Junior Nationals

Kurtz went 2-2, losing to two eventual placewinners in the junior women’s competition in both Greco and freestyle, just missing the podium herself. Steve Schilling, Colton Schilling and Patricia...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 1, 2018

Stretching – and humor – help seniors stay loose in exercise class

What started out as a small group of half a dozen members in the exercise program at the Sweet Home Senior Center two decades ago has flourished into a healthy thrice-weekly gathering of almost 30...