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Articles from the August 18, 2015 edition

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Maria Pace-Alo

Sept. 15, 1957 – Aug. 21, 2015 Maria Pace-Alo, 57, of Sweet Home passed away Aug. 21, 2015, and has gone on to see our Lord. She was born Sept. 15, 1957 in Longview, Wash. To Otto and Renate Pfe...

 

BBQ honors Husky Field donors, volunteers

Many of the key players in the conversion of Husky Field from natural to artificial turf gather on the field Friday evening during a barbecue to honor their contributions to the project. The donors...

 

James Malone

Feb. 14, 1941 - July 29, 2015 James Lee Malone, 74, of Holley died July 29, 2015. He was born on Feb. 14, 1941 in Holley, the youngest of seven children born to Ernest and Vina (Matlock) Malone. He... Full story

 

Sheriff warns of local scam

The Sheriff's Office is warning Linn County residents about a scam technique that, Sheriff Bruce Riley said, is currently on the rise locally. “Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male subject who identifies himself as Capt. Dan...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 18, 2015

Fire on Courtney Creek

Area firefighters were able to quickly control a wildland fire around the 37000 block of Courtney Creek Drive Saturday afternoon. The blaze burned just 1.6 acres, a small fire – “but a lot of... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 18, 2015

McDowell Creek project seeks to improve conditions for beavers, fish

Humans from the South Santiam Watershed Council are taking cues from beavers and helping out the beavers and fish in Johnson and Morgan creeks, tributaries of McDowell Creek in the area of Speasl Road. Watershed members noticed evidence of beaver...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 18, 2015

City weighing CH2M Hill’s contract offer

The Sweet Home City Council is open to extending early its contract with CH2M Hill, which operates the city’s wastewater and water treatment plants. CH2M Hill offered a discount in the final year of its current contract with the city in exchange... Full story

 

Toni Nelson

April 26, 1985 - Aug. 12, 2015 Toni Lynn Nelson, 30, of Sweet Home died Aug. 12, 2015 at her home. She was born April 26, 1985 to Steve and Coletta Nelson in Lebanon. Ms. Nelson was one of a kind.... Full story

 

Cara Simpkins

July 27, 1962 – Aug. 13, 2015 Cara “Tootie” Mae Simpkins, 53, of Sweet Home died Aug. 13, 2015 in Albany. She was born July 27, 1962 in Texas to Burl Simpkins and Francis Ventura. She was... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 18, 2015

After summer of fun for kids, library turns attention to adults

The Sweet Home Public Library has completed its annual Summer Reading Program for children, and now it’s the adults’ turn to join the program. The library is inviting adults to participate in...

 

Kids’ lawsuit flies in face of power

Editor: Some Eugene, Oregon kids are suing President Obama for letting fossil fuels ruin their future environment. Right on! That inaction on climate change is a violation of their right to life, liberty and property – and they are demanding... Full story

 

Public Safety Log Aug. 19, 2015

Aug. 16 6:28 a.m. - Caller reported a neighbor’s dog had been barking for an hour. Officer unable to locate a barking dog. 9:08 a.m. - Elias James Severson, 38, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for...

 

Around Town Aug. 19, 2015

Congressman to hold town hall Congressman Peter DeFazio will hold a town hall meeting in Sweet Home from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Community Center, 870 18th Ave. DeFazio, who has represented Oregon’s 4th Congressional District since...

 

Good times at Psychostock

Organizer Andrea Culy said it was the best show ever, with eight bands and 15 vendors. The crowd, including bands and vendors, stayed steady throughout the day, with a couple of hundred attending...

 

SHHS alum making rapid strides in world of trail running

This Saturday, Aug. 22, Amanda Basham plans to run a 50-mile race through the forests of Squamish, British Columbia. A few weeks later, on Sept. 16-17, she’s scheduled to compete in the Run Rabbit... Full story

 

Council approves levy requests for police, library for ballot

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved two local option levy renewal requests for the November ballot that would help recover tax revenue uncollected due to property tax “compression.” If...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 18, 2015

1st public meeting to weigh Weyerhaeuser land options

The public is invited to help decide the future of the former Willamette Industries-Weyerhaeuser Sweet Home Mill site, beginning with a meeting planned for Tuesday, Aug. 25. The property includes about 200 acres formerly owned by Western States Land... Full story

 

Guitar stolen from Rascal Flatts recovered

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies made a safe recovery of a $2,000 custom guitar stolen Friday night, Aug. 14, from the Rascal Flatts band during the Willamette Country Music Festival, Sheriff Bruce...

 

Two arrested after SH drug search

Sweet Home police arrested two adults Monday, Aug. 17, after a narcotics-related search at 2215 Long St. According to a department statement, police arrived at approximately 7 a.m., accompanied by...