Articles from the September 13, 2023 edition

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SHFAD attends annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Five uniformed Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel attended the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony sponsored by the American Legion Post 10 on the north steps of the Linn County Courthouse at...

 

Best in the West brings in 150 more participants than last year

The 12th Best in the West Triathlon Festival at Lewis Creek Park and the surrounding areas on Sept. 9 and 10 brought in just under 1,000 racers from 23 states and various countries. That was about...

 

Bridge built in "record" time to help fight Wiley Fire

267 firefighters fought the Wiley Fire, but despite all this manpower they came up against a problem. How were they going to get fire fighting apparatus across Little Wiley Creek to continue battling...

 

Commission permits RV cover, extends hearing on duplex

The Sweet Home Planning Commission had a long meeting on Sept. 7, in which they voted both to allow someone to construct a metal RV cover on their property and to extend a public hearing on an...

 

Woman injured, chihuahua killed in confrontation with pit bull

A Sweet Home woman was injured and one of her dogs was killed after a confrontation with a pit bull while on a walk last weekend. At 10:13 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1530 Tamarack St., a civilian repo...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 13, 2023

Dropped art connects people through creativity

World Art Drop Day was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Sweet Home by Annette Reisbick when she "dropped" a couple pieces of her knitted work around town. World Art Drop Day is a day for artists of...

 

Thistle Creek Boat Ramp closed due to low water level

On Sept. 6, Linn County Parks' Thistle Creek boat ramp on Green Peter Reservoir was closed to the public, according to Parks Director Stacey Whaley. The closure is due to the rapid lowering of Green...

 

Husky volleyball goes 2-2 in four game week

The Sweet Home volleyball team earned an even split in last week's action, going 2-2 in four games. On Tuesday the Huskies lost at Marshfield 12-25, 13-25, 15-25. Then they stormed back to beat...

 

Boys soccer loses 3-1 to East Linn

Sweet Home boys soccer fell to 0-2-1 on the season on Tuesday, Sept. 5 with a 3-1 loss at home against East Linn Christian Academy. Head Coach Eric Stutzer said "We really struggled to get up the fiel...

 

Huskies struggle to score in 29-6 football loss to Molalla

Sweet Home football is still in search of its first win after losing its home opener against Molalla 29-6 on Friday night. The game started out great for Sweet Home as senior Kelso Ellis broke...

 

New talent gains experience in Sweet Home Cross Country

Sophomore Mckenzie Miller was Sweet Home’s top finisher at the Stayton XC Invitational Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Stayton Middle School Nature Trail. That venue has the potential to be a fast course but with 27 teams competing Saturday, the narrow...

 

Girls soccer to focus on passing, communication

Sweet Home girls soccer fell to 0-3 on the year last week with an 8-0 loss at Junction City on Sunday, Sept. 9. Head Coach Ramiro Santana said one of the issues is injured players, with the maladies including concussions and ankle and knee problems....

 

Vicki Ann Lamb

Vicki Ann Lamb April 20, 1952 - September 2, 2023 Vicki Ann Lamb, 71, of Sweet Home passed away September 2, 2023. She was born on April 20, 1952 to Helen (Hatfield) and Marion "Skeet" Starr in... Full story

 

Roger Lavern Clay

Roger Lavern Clay July 28, 1964 – August 27, 2023 We are extremely saddened to announce the death of Roger Lavern Clay on August 27, 2023 at the age of 59. Vern was born on July 28, 1964 to JoAnne and Roger Clay. He had a strong aptitude for... Full story

 

Joshua Caleb Jefferson

Joshua Caleb Jefferson February 27, 1984 - September 2, 2023 Joshua Caleb Jefferson, of Lebanon and Sweet Home, died September 2, 2023, in a tragic car accident. Josh was born February 27, 1984, in... Full story

 

Theda Joanne Knighten

Theda Joanne Knighten April 18, 1954 – June 15, 2023 Fort Laramie – A wonderful, faith-filled, woman of God went home to her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2023. Theda Joanne Knighten, née Slawter,... Full story

 

Public Safety - September 16, 2023 Edition

Sept 4 4:41 p.m - Caller reports $1,500 was stolen from her wallet, Safeway, 1540 Main St. Report taken. 7:54 p.m - Nicole Frame, 36, arrested for fourth degree domestic violence assault and second degree criminal mischief, at the 900 block of 7th...

 

Courts - September 16, 2023 Edition

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Calvin Alvin Ames, Samuel Frank Ayers, Brittany Chantel Coughran, Curtis Ray Daniel, Ashlee Dee Flanagan, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Isaac Booker Justham, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Daniel...

 

Around Town - September 16, 2023 Edition

Senior Center Lunch Wednesday, Sept. 13, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Sweet Home Senior Center, 890 18th Ave., Sweet Home. Every Wednesday the Sweet Home Senior Center sells delicious hot lunches to the community. Senior Center membership is not requir...

 

From Our Files - September 16, 2023 Edition

Sept. 6, 1973 Deputies are investigating the death of John Wesley Place, 15, who was found in the back seat of a vehicle behind My Tavern Place. The boy lived in a residence at the same location....

 

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