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Articles from the September 28, 2022 edition

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This blessed land

Cascadia residents, officials from county, state and federal agencies, local residents and about a dozen Native American tribes members gathered Wednesday, Sept. 21, to officially transfer ownership...

 

Police chief: Opportunity to serve in home town a 'blessing'

A farewell party for Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn took place at the Police Department on Sept. 26 to celebrate Lynn's 23 years of service to the Sweet Home community in the police profession....

 

Fire board reflects on shutoff

At its Sept. 20 meeting, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Board of Directors discussed the public safety power shutoffs that kept parts of the city in the dark for close to 20 hours. The out...

 

Bounty of fun on Harvest Festival menu

Anyone in search of fall-themed fun should be able to find it this weekend during the city's 16th annual Harvest Festival, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave...

 

Alvin Weed

Alvin "Al" Harry Weed, 84, of Sweet Home, formerly of Alaska, died Sept. 17, 2022. He was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Lebanon to Harvey and Myrtle (Van Epps) Weed. He grew up on the family farm in Sweet... Full story

 

Death Notices (Sept. 28, 2022)

Jack David Barringer, 92, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 24, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Bonnie J. Morehead, 78, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 26, 2022. Sweet Home... Full story

 

Bonnie Jean Gregory

Bonnie Jean Gregory, 79, of Sweet Home passed away Sept. 14, 2022. Bonnie was born May 5, 1943, in Rhinelander, Wis., to Grace Mary Brigman. Bonnie was a confirmed Catholic as a child. Bonnie has live... Full story

 

Danny Robert Thompson

Danny Robert Thompson, 71, of Brownsville, passed away Sept. 10, 2022. He was born Oct. 24, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio, to Mabelle and Bob Thompson. Dan had three sisters. He had early exposure to music, Scouts, 4-H, and Pee Wee Baseball. He graduated... Full story

 

Leo Deen Bennett

Leo Deen Bennett, 91, of Corvallis, a longtime resident of Sweet Home, passed away Sept. 9, 2022. He was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Lebanon, to Norval and Lucille (Whitworth) Bennett. He grew up in Foster... Full story

 

Highway 20 reopens to traffic

U.S. 20 east of Sweet Home reopened to through traffic as of 1:30 p.m. Friday, about half a day earlier than scheduled. The Oregon Department of Transportation is nearing completion of a landslide...

 

Commentary: Good thoughts at Cascadia Park (Sept. 28, 2022)

A lot of thoughts went through my head last week as I watched smoke wisp upward during a smudging ceremony conducted by local Native Americans to celebrate the transfer of Cascadia Park from state to local control by the Linn County Parks...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 28, 2022)

Sept. 28, 1972 Through chattering teeth, a boy from Boy Scout Troop 62 (Foster) quipped, “Neither rain, nor hail, nor snow, nor sleet can stop us.” He was one of 12 Scouts who worked nearly four hours picking up litter along the roadside area of...

 

Timber contract lawsuit heading to Legislature

The Oregon Supreme Court’s Sept. 16 decision to not accept the appeal of a $1 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by 13 counties and numerous taxing districts against the Oregon Department of Forestry will ultimately result in more...

 

LBCC Honor Roll (Sept. 28, 2022)

The following local students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during summer term, June to August 2022. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits. Honor Roll...

 

Public Safety (Sept. 28, 2022)

Sept. 19 12:21 p.m. - Deputy responded to a littering violation and removed trash from the 47600 block of Cascadia Drive. 2:10 p.m. - Citizen reported a male threatening husband with a firearm and hitting him, 150 block of Main St. Raymond Paul...

 

Around Town (Sept. 28, 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    September 28, 2022

Still rolling

Another year has rolled on, bringing with it bowling league season once again. On Fridays, Linn Lanes in Lebanon is filled with the sound of pins getting knocked off their butts and friendly chatter...

 

Turning history's pages (in a 1910 McCall's)

First, a joke: A lady lost her little shaggy poodle. When a policeman brought back her soiled and bedraggled little dog, his mistress rejoiced, but asked, "How did he ever get so wet?" "Why, when we...

 

Sunnyside pine project dedication scheduled Oct. 15

By Larry Mauter LCSWA Member More than a decade in the making, an environmental education project at Linn County’s Sunnyside Park is complete, with a dedication ceremony scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The gathering will be at the project si...

 

Circuit Court (Sept. 28, 2022)

Andrew James Freitag, 21, was charged Sept. 15 with DUII and criminal driving while suspended or revoked. Wendy Lee Grogan, 53, was charged Sept. 9 with perjury, a Class C felony. Steven Lanham, 66, was sentenced Sept. 21 to two consecutive...

 

Albany man arrested in sexual-assault case

An Albany man was arrested Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, after a sexual-assault report in the 4200 block of Ramona Place SE. According to the Albany Police Department, police responded to the residence shortly before 6 p.m. after a witness reported a...

 

Fire destroys Ames Creek home

An early-morning fire destroyed a home at 2040 Ames Creek Road. Firefighters responded shortly after 3 a.m. to find the structure heavily involved. Fire Chief Nick Tyler said a second alarm was...

 

Football: After shutting down Cottage Grove, Huskies to face No. 4 Marist

Sweet Home football (2-2) faces off against No. 4-ranked Marist Catholic (3-1) on the road at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 30. The Trojans sit atop Special District 3, while Sweet Home is fifth out of se...

 

Pee Wee the dachshund and a very big bone

It was early Sunday morning when the phone rang. We weren’t out of bed yet. We didn’t have any firm plans for the day, but we’d discussed going up the Calapooia River to swim. The weather had be...

 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities (Sept. 28, 2022)

Monthly News -- The Senior Center will hold Medicare Supplemental Insurance information sessions during the coming month. Medicare Supplemental Insurance providers will host meetings in which they will go over the 2023 plans. Stop by the front desk...

 

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