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Articles from the September 18, 2019 edition

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Councilors oppose idea of policing rental interiors

Sweet Home City Councilors and the city manager told an audience last week that the city has no intention of passing an ordinance allowing the city to enter the homes of renters. City Manager Ray Towry reiterated the message later in the week...

 

Local man seeks Good Samaritans who aided him after ATV accident

A Marks Ridge man says he is grateful to people who stopped to help him after he sustained minor injuries in an ATV crash near his home. The problem is he hasn't been able to find them. Dale Burnett,...

 

Sprenger to run for county commissioner

State Rep. Sherrie Sprenger announced her candidacy for Linn County Commissioner Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12, on the courthouse steps. "Earlier this afternoon, I filed for Linn County Commissioner...

 

Betty Anna Scofield

July 31, 1935 - Sept. 10, 2019 Betty Anna Scofield, 84, of Albany passed away peacefully, in her home, on Sept. 10, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Betty Anna Vanzant-Scofield was born on July...

 

Connie Coatney

Feb. 26, 1956 - Sept. 13, 2019 Connie Luella Coatney, 63, of Sweet Home died at her home Sept. 13, 2019. She was born Feb. 26, 1956 in Vernonia to George and Vera (Graham) Miller. She loved spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Coatney is...

 

Curtis Long

Feb. 7, 1961 – Sept. 10, 2019 Curtis Alan Long, 58, of Sweet Home died Sept. 10, 2019. He was born Feb. 7, 1961 in Garden Grove, Calif., to Robert and Dariene (Montgomery) Long.  He moved to Sweet...

 

Donna Taylor

Feb. 3, 1940 – Sept. 7, 2019 Donna “Jean” Taylor, 79, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 7, 2019. She was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Walla Walla, Wash. to Arthur Vern and Anna Helen (Dietzman) Russell.  She...

 

Harvest Festival, on Oct. 5, to be bigger, better than ever

The 13th Annual Harvest Festival, on Oct. 5, will feature more hours, more activities and free rides to the event. "We are excited to continue this great tradition of hosting a fun event by our...

 

Putting proposed ordinances to the test

The City Council is considering several ordinances, that range from pointless to effective and even to good, described in our stories on page 1 and 16. Traffic Safety This proposal would prohibit people in vehicles from handing items through their...

 

Transparency: Actions speak louder than words

By Daniel Bevarly Open, accessible and accountable government, with freedom to public information without interference from governing bodies – or elected officials, is essential to our democratic republic. But that fundamental value may be at...

 

Around Town Sept. 18, 2019

Christmas Tree choir forming The Sweet Home Singing Christmas Tree has begun rehearsing for its 2019 holiday program. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room of Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St. Those who wish to join the...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 18, 2019

Sept. 16 12:57 a.m. - Caller reported a tree across the road, 28700 block of Pleasant Valley. 1:16 a.m. - Tyson Derek Boren, 36, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for four counts of failure to appear on original charges of second-degree criminal...

 

Ex-SH woman dies in I-84 crash

A former Sweet Home resident was killed early Sunday morning, Sept. 15, when her vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver on I-84, who also died at the scene, according to Oregon State Police....

 

Suspicious object results in bomb squad visit Monday

Sweet Home police closed down sections of 5th and 6th avenues Monday morning as a precaution while they removed a suspicious package. According to a statement from the Sweet Home Police Department, a citizen in the area saw the object and reported...

 

Motorcyclist killed east of SH

A Terrebonne motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12, in a crash on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home. According to the Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency personnel responded at approximately 4:49 p.m. to a report of a crash near...

 

'Crosswalk Blitz' results in citations for variety of violations

Sweet Home police stopped 30 drivers during a 3½-hour "Crosswalk Blitz" from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the intersection of 22nd and Main streets. Officers continued traffic...

 

Councilors discuss expanding noise ordinance, ATVs, downtown exclusion

The Sweet Home City Council last week continued discussion on several ordinances last week that would add the human voice to the noise ordinance, allow the use of certain ATVs on city streets, outlaw urination and defecation in public places and...

 

Oregon Jamboree festival profits up 90 percent over last year

While it is clear that the Oregon Jamboree country music festival made money this year, organizers aren't ready to divulge exact amounts. Board members for the Sweet Home Economic Development Group,...

 

Sen. Girod blames financial 'mismanagement' for state woes

The last legislative session was tough for Sen. Fred Girod. "I loved my job up until six weeks before the end of the session," Girod said during a wide-ranging presentation at the monthly Chamber of...

 

Heavy rains bringing fire season to early end

Fire season is scheduled to end at 12:01 a.m. Thursday for the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascade District, which includes the Sweet Home Unit. "The moisture," said Unit Forester Craig Pettin...

 

Prescribed burns to begin in Willamette National Forest

The Willamette National Forest is preparing for its fall prescribed burns which may continue until late November. Pile burning will be scattered throughout the national forest, while meadow burning and underburning will be conducted in a number of lo...

 

Huskies get tough introduction to this season's Oregon West boys soccer

Sweet Home’s young boys soccer team lost lopsided opening league games last week to a couple of the Oregon West’s top teams, 19-0 to Woodburn on the road Sept. 10 and 8-0 at home Thursday....

 

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