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Articles from the October 17, 2018 edition

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Planners OK permit for new City Hall

The Sweet Home Planning Commission Monday approved a conditional use permit for the new City Hall. During its regular meeting, the Planning Commission also recommended to the City Council the approval of a zone change, from low-density residential...

 

Cougar sightings, calf killing raise hackles

Sweet Home police posted warnings Friday, Oct. 12, regarding cougar sightings north of Main Street between 9th and 18th avenues. "We've had several sightings on the north side of Main Street between t...

 

Sheriff warns about phone scam from fake "Captain Guilford"

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is warning about a scam technique that, he says, is currently on a rise in Linn County. Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male who identifies himself as “Captain Guilford.” The male tells recipients...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 17, 2018

SHEDG: Cost-efficient Jamboree in black

Reduced talent budgets and cuts in other expenses are turning things around for the Oregon Jamboree, festival Director Robert Shamek told Sweet Home Economic Development Group board members last...

 

Fire season not over yet

While regulated use restrictions have been lifted, fire danger is at moderate this week in the Sweet Home area. “East winds drove that up,” said Chad Calderwood, the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit forest protection supervisor....

 

Joanne Martin

Sept. 20, 1956 - Oct. 11, 2018 Joanne Martin, 62, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday after a four-year battle with cancer. Joanne was born in Portland on Sept. 20, 1956, to Norman and Mary (Chandler)...

 

Emmy Dimick

Aug. 11, 1928 – Oct. 14, 2018 Emmy Emma Dimick, 90, of Sweet Home died Oct. 14, 2018. She was born Aug. 11, 1928 in Worms, Germany to Wilhelm and Maria (Besch) Holz. She was raised in Worms. She...

 

Julia Langdon

Dec. 24, 1939 – Oct. 9, 2018 Julia Langdon, 78, of Sweet Home died Oct. 9, 2018. She was born Dec. 24, 1939 in Henry, S.D., to Fred and Edith (Mowry) Green.  She attended Junction City High School. She lived in Sweet Home for the past 18 years;...

 

David Olsen

David William Olsen, 69, of Sweet Home died Oct. 14, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Aug. 21, 1949 to William Leroy and Constance Je...

 

Micheal Pappadis

June 9, 1964 – Oct. 6, 2018 Micheal Peter Pappadis, 54, of Sweet Home died Oct. 6, 2018 in Albany. He was born in Oregon City on June 9, 1964. Mr. Pappadis made a living doing construction work as...

 

Criticisms of Senate's composition simply self-serving

By Rich Lowry Democrats suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame. You see, if only the Founders hadn’t forged the Great Compromise between large...

 

County Commission: Republican and incumbent John Lindsey says things good in county

Through hard times, Linn County and its Board of Commissioners have performed, says Commissioner John Lindsey, who is running for what would be his sixth four-year term in office. They've done more... Full story

 

Around Town Oct. 17, 2018

Veterans Home collection drive The Samaritan Lebanon Health Center facility is inviting all employees, patients and the community to participate in a supply drive in October for the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home. Items requested by the VA home...

 

County Commission: Challenger Stephanie Newton says commission needs new blood

If elected to the County Commission, Stephanie Newton says she wants "to bring a fresh perspective" and will pursue businesses to create family wage jobs while expanding access to healthcare and affor... Full story

 

Hillsboro fourth-grader chosen to light tree at nation's Capitol

Details are coming together for Sweet Home's celebration of the cutting and send-off for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be held Friday, Nov. 9. Every year a different national forest in...

 

County Commission: Independent candidate Gary Sullivan wants to cut taxes for residents

Gary Sullivan would like to charge much lower property taxes on residential properties. "It's not so much for me," Sullivan said. "I seem to get by." It's about the little old lady scraping by who has... Full story

 

Councilors mixed in reactions to business license proposal

The Sweet Home City Council last week, by consensus, directed city staff to begin looking into options for creating a business license at the request of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce. Bob Briana, Susan Coleman and Diane Gerson said during the...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: Due to technical difficulties related to new software at the Sweet Home Police Department, this week’s Public Safety log is incomplete for several days of the past week. Oct. 15 7:48 a.m. - Caller reported a male going through... Full story

 

Fire destroys Airport Road home early Saturday

Fire destroyed the home at 4302 Airport Road Saturday morning. Sweet Home firefighters responded at 6:32 a.m. The property owner is listed as Duane Putney, Whitefield said, and about five persons...

 

Elks provide supplies to teachers

Sweet Home Elks held their seventh annual supplies giveaway for local teachers Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Elks Lodge. Lodge members purchase basic classroom necessities, along with individual items...

 

Huskies score another cardiac football win to set up showdown at Newport

Sweet Home pulled out its second nail-biter football win in a row Thursday night, Oct. 11, with a 20-19 win over Stayton to stay unbeaten in the Oregon West Conference. The Huskies, now 4-0 in league,...

 

House District 17: Incumbent Sprenger says she's made progress, but has more to do in Legislature

Sherrie Sprenger says she still has more work to do. Sprenger, 53, is the Republican incumbent for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton and Sweet Home areas, a position she has held for 10 years. She faces a Democrat... Full story

 

House District 17: Windsor-White would bring understanding of rural issues to Salem

Renee Windsor-White says that she can speak to the issues facing the people of House District 17 because she’s faced those issues before. Windsor-White, 66, is running as a Democrat for state House District 17, which includes the Lebanon, Stayton... Full story

 

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