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Articles from the September 22, 2021 edition

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When there's smoke, send in the drones

It's early on a Saturday morning and someone's reported smoke emanating from the site of a fire local agencies had responded to the previous evening, Sept. 3, on a bluff overlooking the South Santiam...

 

Officer overcomes early hardships to become a cop

Sweet Home's newest police officer, Savannah Bradd, has wanted to be a cop since she was a high-school freshman. As a young woman, she witnessed law enforcement at work firsthand. Her parents suffered...

 

'Manley Jobs' videos draw nationwide attention

It appears that "Manley Jobs," the YouTube series launched a year ago by Sweet Home High School forestry and natural resources teacher Blake Manley and editor Ramil Malabago, has, as they say, gone...

 

Julie Ann Lafayette

Dec. 15, 1963 - Sept. 10, 2021 Julie Ann (Dimick) Lafayette, 57, of Gervais, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Julie was born Dec. 14, 1963, in Lebanon to William and Bonnie (Denver)... Full story

 

Jeffrey Boyd Stafford

Aug. 3, 1955 - Sept. 14, 2021 Jeffrey Boyd Stafford, 66, of Sweet Home passed away Sept. 14, 2021. He was born Aug. 3, 1955, in Sweet Home to Virgil Jackson and Emogene Alma Meta (Koehring) Stafford.... Full story

 

Wendy Weedman

Oct. 23, 1951 – Aug. 16, 2021 Wendy Sue Weedman, 69, most recently of Lebanon, but a longtime Sweet Home resident, died Aug. 16, 2021 in Boise, Idaho, of COVID. She was born Oct. 23, 1951 to James... Full story

 

Bret Jeppsen

Bret J. Jeppsen, 63, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 15, 2021 in Corvallis. He was born May 16, 1958 in Lebanon, the son of Jackie and Josephine "Jody" Jeppsen, one of five children, with siblings Dennis Je... Full story

 

Death Notices (Sept. 22, 2021)

A celebration of life for Gary D. Coakley, 77, who died April 29, 2020, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, in Albany. To RSVP, call (503) 689-7300. Linnea Karen Goodwin, 70, of Brownsville, d... Full story

 

Discussion continues on state of emergency

At Sweet Home City Council’s Sept. 14 meeting, Crawfordsville resident David VanDerlip spoke against Resolution No. 22 for 2021, which proclaimed a “state of emergency” as a result of mask mandates and other precautionary restrictions ordered b...

 

County to resume vaccination clinics

The Linn County Public Health Department will resume hosting free weekly primary and secondary COVID-19 vaccination clinics starting Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center. Todd Noble, Linn County Health administrator, said the...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 22, 2021)

Sept. 23, 1971 An east wind blew through Linn County, causing disruption to logging, power and forestry services. Wind velocity at Green Peter Lookout measured 35 MPH, and more than 60 MPH at Swamp Mountain. Logging activity was curtailed due to low...

 

Letter: Thanks for keeping the median beautiful (Sept. 22, 2021)

Editor: Thank you to the “Green Team” who are responsible for maintaining the beautiful median strip gardens on Main Street! Annette Reisbick Sweet Home...

 

Letter: Hypocrisy shows in abortion fight (Sept. 22, 2021)

Editor: The hypocrisy of the people of faith is stunning, I’ll tell you. All religions are loaded with sexual predators preying on teens and prepubescent boys and girls! In my opinion they have zero right in the whole sex debate. Zero! They are...

 

Around Town (Sept. 22, 2021)

Tune It Up Tuesdays wraps Rhonda Funk wraps up the Tune It Up Tuesday concert series on Tuesday, Sept 21, in Sweet Home’s downtown area. The weekly events were held in conjunction with the Sweet Home Farmers Market, in an effort to encourage...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 22, 2021)

September 13  8:29 a.m. - Michael Watkins, 39, of Sweet Home, arrested on warrants after deputy responded to call about abandoned vehicle in 42200 block North River Dr.  Report taken.  1:46 p.m. - A sergeant found a bike at Northside Park. Placed...

 

Christmas yard cards coming back to town

The Christmas in Sweet Home Committee will be painting primer on its 16 Christmas Yard Cards at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the fenced area behind City Hall, 3225 Main St. The committee has already hosted two such events, the first on Aug. 17 and...

 

Fire burns brush next to Bi-Mart

Firefighters from Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to the north end of 22nd Avenue Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, to a plume of smoke coming from a...

 

Sheriff announces LCSO personnel promotions

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon has announced the promotions of several Linn County Sheriff’s Office staff members. Brandon Fountain has been promoted to patrol captain. He started as a Marine Patrol deckhand and was soon hired as a patrol deputy in...

 

Permit fee waived for homes lost in 2020 Santiam Canyon fires

Linn County has waived more than $71,000 in building permit fees for Santiam Canyon families who lost their homes in the 2020 Labor Day fires, Planning Department Manager Alyssa Boles told Commissioners Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker Tuesday,...

 

Football: Clutch defense, point-after, seal win for Huskies at Madras

Sweet Home's football players had to cross an entire mountain range and pull out some fourth-quarter theatrics to get their second road win of the season. On a night of offensive woes for the green...

 

Mail service to get boost in Cascadia

Cascadia resident Roy Stokes, right, in main photo, breaks ground for new mailboxes that will be installed at the U.S. Forest Service Day Use Area at Short Bridge on Highway 20. Work began last week...

 

Day-use fees waived for National Public Lands Day

The USA Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 25, also known as National Public Lands Day. The fee waiver includes many Forest Service picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers....

 

Members sought for city Park and Tree Committee

The City of Sweet Home seeks applicants for its  Park and Tree Committee. This is a volunteer position with a term ending  Dec. 31, 2022, with a reappointment opportunity thereafter. Park and Tree Committee members make recommendations and provide...

 

Wet weather aside, Best in the West delivers crowd of triathletes

After a year's hiatus, officially, at least, the Best in the West Triathlon Series returned to Sweet Home last weekend, and while the numbers weren't record-breaking, it was a good turnout, Director...

 

Cross country: Sieminski leads Huskies at NW Classic meet

Sweet Home's cross-country runners competed Saturday at the Northwest Classic at Lane Community College, where they saw some of the fastest competition in the 4A Division. Siuslaw swept the team...

 

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