Articles from the August 31, 2022 edition

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 By Benny Westcott    News    August 31, 2022

Council OKs bridge water main repair

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Aug. 23, to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Pacific Excavation, Inc. of Eugene for emergency repair - not to exceed $60,000 - of...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 31, 2022

District to use Orange Frog to boost goodwill

Many people might associate the Sweet Home School District with green and gold, but lately another color has been showing up more and more often: orange. That's because on Aug. 23 and 24, about 30...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 31, 2022

Ag education comes to Sweet Home High

Scott Jacobson stands in what used to be an auto shop vehicle repair bay at Sweet Home High School, now filled with desks and chairs and with a couple of students who are sweeping the floor and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 31, 2022

Samaritan heralds coming of new clinic

Samaritan Health Services hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning, Aug. 29 to cele-brate the start of construction on a 17,000-square-foot building on 1289 49th Ave. that will house...

 

Death Notices (Aug. 31, 2022)

Elizabeth “Betty” Grace Belveal, 98, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 22, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Paul Jesse Gilliland, 76, of Lowell, died Aug. 28, 2022.... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 31, 2022

SHFD honors seven for life-saving efforts this summer

Several members of the public were honored Tuesday, Aug. 23, by the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District for stepping up to perform rescues or help with rescues during the past summer. New Fire...

 

Commentary: Hopefully, happiness as contagious as COVID

I was walking along the sidewalk on Main Street to our office Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, when I encountered a group of folks clad in some really loud orange garb, masks and balloons and other paraphernalia. They were school district administrators...

 

From Our Files (Aug. 31, 2022)

Aug. 31, 1972 Construction at Sunnyside Park is nearly complete and it will be open for campers and picnickers this weekend. There will be 65 camping facilities, day-use picnic sites, briquet-type burners, grated campfire units and a boat ramp ready...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 31, 2022

County sheriff addresses forum lunch in Lebanon

Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan shared an overview of the Sheriff's Office during an Aug. 26 Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Forum Lunch at the Santiam Place Event Hall in Lebanon. Operating with a...

 

County urges fire management as priority

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, that the executive summary of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response should be sent to the Oregon Department of Forestry, entered into t...

 

Lebanon man hurt when car runs into ditch

A Lebanon man was injured Thursday, Aug. 24, when his car ran off the road on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, Elwood Damon Houston, 81, of Lebanon, was eastbound...

 

Around Town (Aug. 31, 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....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 31, 2022

Dogs hunt to help in new training class

Gracie could smell a rat, but it didn't take long to nose out the culprit. The 4-year-old brindle Plott hound was practicing her nose work at Connie DeBusschere's Canine Training Adventure in Sweet...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    August 31, 2022

Adventures in preservation: saving Weddle Bridge

"You know, this would probably make a good subject for an article," an East Linn Museum volunteer said as she held up a thick, green plastic notebook. The item had come with Ben Dahlenburg's scale...

 

Public Safety (Aug. 31, 2022)

Aug. 22 12:10 a.m. - Perry Leroy White, 58, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of criminal driving with a suspended license, Albany Police Department. 8:34 a.m. - A boat stolen from the...

 

Two hurt Aug. 22 in two-vehicle crash

Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, Aug. 22, at the intersection of 18th Ave. and Main St. According to police, the crash occurred at 3:16 p.m. A 16-year-old male was thrown...

 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities (Aug. 31, 2022)

Monthly News -- Qi Gong: Qi Gong (tai chi)has resumed. Class is at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Qi Gong is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. It is low-impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and...

 

Real Estate Sold (Aug. 31, 2022)

Following are Lebanon and Sweet Home-area real estate transactions recorded with the county during July 2022. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or corporation. Properties are...

 
 By D E Larsen DVM    News    August 31, 2022

Facts and figures are true realities of raising livestock for market

I turned off of McDowell Creek Road into the barnyard. I could see only a few cows in the holding pen and a couple of guys heading up the hill to the upper pasture. I looked at the clock to make sure...

 

Motorhome destroyed in Aug. 24 fire

Firefighters responded early Thursday afternoon, Aug. 24, to a fire in this motorhome at 1530 Tamarack St. According to Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, when firefighter arrived at 1:30 p.m.,...

 

Volleyball team warms up for season by splitting games in jamboree

Sweet Home went 2-2 in a home volleyball jamboree Thursday, Aug. 25. The Huskies lost 25-19, despite a late comeback, to Corbett, then fell 25-20 to Philomath. Sweet Home came back with wins over...

 

Huskies open girls soccer season with 7-1 win over Siuslaw

Sweet Home opened its 2022 season with a 7-1 win over the Vikings at Husky Stadium. Siuslaw, which moved down to the 3A Division this year, is a very young team, with a single junior and no seniors...

 

Football team kicks off season with numbers, experience

Are you ready for some football? With the 2022 season about to get underway, the Huskies are, returning quite a few pivotal players from last year's squad, which went 3-6 overall and 1-3 in 4A's...

 

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