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Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 22, 2018

Leadership Lessons

A group of 27 young people spent Friday kayaking around Foster Lake – learning about leadership. At stops around the lake, the youths heard from various speakers, including high school senior...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 22, 2018

Realities of pot production not looking so green for growers

A report released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area this month shows that marijuana overproduction in Oregon is fueling illegal transport to black markets out of the state. Linn County is part of the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA, and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 22, 2018

City Council stalls on rate increase for recycling

After telling Sweet Home Sanitation last month by consensus to go ahead and move forward with a rate increase designed to help pay for higher costs associated with recycling, the Sweet Home City Council last week held off the first reading of an...

 

Joel Christen Ives

Feb. 20, 1978 - Aug. 8, 2018 Joel Christen Ives, 40, passed away on Aug. 8, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. Joel was born Feb. 20, 1978 in Bend to Christen Ray Ives and Gail Sharlene Bertagna. He was...

 

JoAnne Gifford

March 28, 1950 - Aug. 9, 2018 JoAnne Marie (Mosher) Gifford, 68, passed away Aug. 9, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Portland after a short stint of lung cancer. She was born March 28, 1950 to James and Geraldine Mosher in Sweet Home. JoAnne grew up...

 

Dean Mink

April 6, 1928 - Aug. 10, 2018 Dean Richard Mink, 90, of Sweet Home died Aug. 10. 2018. He was born April 6, 1928 in Lebanon to Archie L. and Rita S. (Sherfy) Mink. He graduated from Sweet Home Union High School. Mr. Mink served in the United States...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 22, 2018

New Nazarene pastor has plans to reach out to community

Bethanie Young, the new pastor at Sweet Home Church of the Nazarene, moved to Sweet Home from Washington at the end of June to take up her new ministerial role, which began in the pulpit Sunday, July...

 

Hard reality of recycling: It's time to pay the price

As we’ve observed the move this summer to increase local trash collection rates to accommodate rising costs of recycling, we reluctantly acknowledge the outcome but we definitely are bothered by the process. While we aren’t big fans of the...

 

Commissioners vote subject to law

Editor: We have had some personal response to the recent action taken by the Planning Commission regarding another marijuana store, and after the newspaper article showing the votes, I feel it is imperative to give some public reply. The decision by...

 

Around Town Aug 22, 2018

Christmas Tree parade applications Applications to participate in the Capitol Christmas Tree Parade, a lighted night-time event planned for 6 p.m. on Nov. 9, are being accepted. The theme will be “Christmas All Year Round.” Openings are available...

 

Public Safety Aug. 22, 2018

Aug. 20 1:55 a.m. - Amber Dawn Barton, 39, cited for driving while suspended and Lebanon warrant for contempt of court on original charge of second-degree theft, 23rd and Long. 3:45 a.m. - Caller repo...

 

Local man arrested after rash of cut cables

Sweet Home police have arrested a Sweet Home man in connection to approximately 20 cases of cutting and damaging phone, cable and power lines and boxes. Brandon Scott Schatz, 29, has been charged...

 

Dallas woman killed in motorcycle crash Aug. 12 east of Sweet Home

A Dallas woman was killed in a single-motorcycle crash early last week. At approximately 11:34 a.m. on Aug. 12, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single motorcycle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 34. The...

 

Suspects sought in assault at Willamette music fest

Linn County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking suspects in a Sunday night assault at the Willamette Country Music Festival that sent an 18-year-old man to the hospital. Sheriff Jim Yon said deputies responded at 10:11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 22, 2018

N. 18th property owners concerned about well water quality

With arsenic, diesel, heavy oil and formaldehyde well contamination detected in well water supplies of up to 40 homes, landlord Josh Victor, joined by several residents of the neighborhood around the...

 

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