Articles from the September 14, 2022 edition

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 By Sarah Brown    News    September 14, 2022

Going off the grid

It all began with a forecast, albeit a familiar one with historically dire consequences. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Wednesday, Sept. 7. That meant strong winds, warm temper...

 

Green Peter Dam road closures scheduled through Monday

Green Peter Dam Roadway will be closed Thursday, Sept. 22, to Monday, Sept. 26, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced. The road closure will be in place from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. This will be a full closure; only emergency vehicles can pass... Full story

 

Six vie for four city council positions

Six candidates are pursuing four spots on the Sweet Home City Council in the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Voters may choose among incumbents Greg Mahler, Dylan Richards and Susan Coleman and challengers Josh Thorstad, James Risinger and David Lowm...

 

School board discusses shutoff, numbers

At the Monday, Sept. 12, Sweet Home School District board meeting, Superintendent Terry Martin addressed the weather-related public safety power shutoffs (see story on this page) that hit the city...

 

Linda Miller

Linda Marie Miller, 66, of Sweet Home died Sept. 5, 2022. She was born in Lynnwood, Calif. to Robert Elsmere and Dawn Marie (Fuller) Brown. Mrs. Miller lived in California until 1974 when she moved... Full story

 

Robert Reynolds

Robert L. Reynolds, 75, formerly of Sweet Home, passed away Aug. 20, 2022, in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was born Nov. 4, 1946, in Forest Grove. Robert is survived by his sons, Joseph and Jeremy; a daughter-in-law; three grandchildren; his father,... Full story

 

Donna (Reynolds) Nolan

Donna Lee (Reynolds) Dubois Nolan, 83, of Coos Bay, formerly of Sweet Home, died April 23, 2022. She was born Oct. 18, 1938, on Hufford Ridge, in the John Hufford family log house, to Hazel Elma... Full story

 

Death Notices (Sept. 14, 2022)

Mary Jo Colburn, 63, of Aumsville, died Sept. 5, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com.... Full story

 

From Our Files (Sept. 14, 2022)

Sept. 14, 1972 Harold (Jack) Roberts, his granddaughter Yvonne Slack (visiting from Walnut Creek, Calif.), and Ray Riggs left Sweet Home for a pack-in fishing trip near Detroit Lake. When they returned they found a small fire burning near a stump....

 

Cooking up a career path

New Sweet Home School District Nutrition Services Director Amber Walker has worked in the kitchen since 2013, but her family has an even longer association with local palates: her mother, Kathleen...

 

Lebanon man arrested Sunday in incident with gun

A Lebanon man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 11, in connection with an incident involving gunfire from a home and multiple responding agencies in the 100 block of West Vine Street in Lebanon. The incident was reported shortly before 3 p.m. According to...

 

'Tree Farmer of the Year' to be celebrated Sept. 24

Rescheduled from August, the Linn County Small Woodlands Association “tree farmer of the year” walking tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, on Northernwood Drive south of Brownsville. Hosting will be the families of Ed and Jim Merzenich at...

 

Commentary: Bipartisan cooperation not dead yet (Sept. 14, 2022)

By Rich Lowry Joe Biden and Donald Trump are proving that even sworn enemies can cooperate to promote one another’s political interests. President Biden, with his criticism, and his Department of Justice, with its search of Mar-a-Lago and related...

 

Letter: Qualification matters on county sheriff (Sept. 14, 2022)

Editor: I am also a long-term resident of Linn County and concerned about the qualifications of the next sheriff. I had the opportunity to meet and hear Sheriff Duncan speak at the Senior Center last week. She is well qualified to continue as our...

 

Letter: Suicide walk will benefit training (Sept. 14, 2022)

Editor: September is Suicide Awareness month, and we would like to bring your attention to our annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk that will be taking place on Saturday September 24th at Ralston Park in Lebanon. The walk is organized by Leba...

 

Athletes Rewarded

Sweet Home boys soccer players were presented with a check for $3,036 at Sweet Home High School from Radiator Supply House Tuesday, Sept. 6, for helping out during the Icebox Cookoff barbecue...

 

Commissioners oppose Board of Forestry's plan

A proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for Oregon State Forest lands does not recognize best sciences information and will have serious social and economic impacts on counties where the more than 700,000 acres of State Forests are located, the Linn...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 14, 2022)

Sept. 4 10:08 a.m. - Leanna Kay Lynn Smith, 35, was cited and released for harassment and resisting arrest, 300 block of W. Holley Road. 11:44 a.m. - Jeffrey Alexander McNees, 29, was arrested for failure to appear on original charges of criminal...

 

Crews battle six-acre Lebanon blaze

Multiple agencies battled a six-acre natural cover fire Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7, on Brewster Road near the Grant Street bridge in east Lebanon. The blaze was reported at 3:30 p.m. and included six acres of mixed grass, brush, and trees as well...

 

Circuit Court (Sept. 14, 2022)

Paul Allen Conklin, 32, was charged Sept. 2 with first-degree forgery for allegedly forging a check in the amount of $49,440.71, first-degree aggravated theft for allegedly stealing at least $10,000, and aggravated identity theft for allegedly...

 

Around Town (Sept. 14, 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....

 

CHS' dual mission: learning and community

Visitors to the physical therapy program at the Lebanon branch of Western University of Health Sciences can support its dual mission just by walking through one of the two front doors. The door on the...

 

Weyerhaeuser workers stop production, strike

Weyerhaeuser employees went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, outside all West Coast facilities, including the location in Lebanon, where a large group of workers congregated that morning...

 

Good times, turnout overcome Best in the West 'hurdles'

Despite some "hurdles," more than 600 contestants showed up Saturday and Sunday to compete in a multitude of Best in the West Triathlon series events at Lewis Creek Park. "It went really well," said...

 

Dealing with issues of food restriction and guilt

You hear it all the time. Likely, you’ve even said it: “I was bad today” or “I was good today.” “Good” and “bad” — terms commonly used for moral and ethical issues — somehow...

 

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