Articles from the October 18, 2023 edition

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"A long time coming"

Seven years ago, it looked like the Sweet Home community would have to say goodbye to Wiley Creek Senior Living. On Sunday, October 15, Mosaic Management cut the ribbon on a new memory care facility...

 By Chris Chapman    News    October 18, 2023

Hit and run leads to spike strips, blocking on Highway 20

A car chase from Lebanon to Sweet Home ended Saturday night with a Bend man facing several charges, according to Oregon state police. Troopers said Anthony Tallon, 49, hit a vehicle on Denny School...


Junior "Burlon" Miller

Junior "Burlon" Miller December 22, 1938 – October 11, 2023 Junior "Burlon" Miller, 84, of Sweet Home, passed away October 11, 2023. We are saying goodbye to a local legend. Whether you loved him... Full story


Robert Frank Haggard

Robert Frank Haggard January 9, 1946 - October 10, 2023 Robert Frank Haggard, 77, a longtime Sweet Home resident passed away October 10, 2023 in Lebanon. He was born in Chehalis, Washington to Frank and Maxine (Lowe) Haggard. He worked in Alaska for... Full story


Neal Jay Smith

Neal Jay Smith November 15, 1941 - October 3, 2023 Neal Jay Smith, 81, of Sweet Home passed away October 3, 2023. He was born on November 15, 1941 to James and Florence (Worley) Smith in Tacoma,... Full story


Wilma Nell Hyde

Wilma Nell Hyde February 10, 1932 - October 10, 2023 Wilma "Nell" Hyde went to her heavenly home on October 10, 2023 at the age of 91. She was born to Thomas and Florence (Anderson) Steel on February... Full story


Benjamin Enoch Robertson

Benjamin Enoch Robertson July 21, 1929 - September 22, 2023 Benjamin Enoch Robertson, 94, of Brownsville passed away, September 22, 2023 in Albany. A memorial service will he held 10 am Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Sweet... Full story


Tabitha Rae Cook

Tabitha Rae Cook July 17, 1967 - October 12, 2023 Tabitha Rae Cook, 56, of Sweet Home passed away October 12, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Full story


Catherine Louise Flippo

Catherine Louise Flippo August 12, 1953 - October 6, 2023 Catherine Louise Flippo, 70, of Sweet Home, passed away October 6, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Full story


Camella Marie Boyd

Camella Marie Boyd April 2, 1954 - October 11, 2023 Camella Marie Boyd, 69, of Sweet Home passed away October 11, 2023. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Full story


Around Town - October 18 Edition

Special Parish Mission St. Helen Catholic Church at 600 6th Avenue in Sweet Home, is having a special Parish Mission, “The Holy Eucharist: Shadows and Fulfillment,” from Sunday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 19. Each evening from 7 p.m to 8 pm,...


Public Safety - October 18, 2023 Edition

Oct. 9 1:36 p.m - Dezirae Mackenzie Kimble, 22, was cited for violation of the basic rule and failure to maintain lanes. 1:45 p.m - Caller reported a tire being slashed on a vehicle located on National Forest land. Report taken, valued loss $240....


From our Files - October 18, 2023 Edition

Oct. 19, 1973 The Green Peter and Foster reservoirs' fish migratory facilities will be opened to allow maturing salmon to move downstream. Since 1968, Emmery Wagner, project leader Oregon State Fish... Full story


Circuit Court - October 18, 2023 Edition

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Calvin Alvin Ames, Samuel Frank Ayers, Brittany Chantel Coughran, Curtis Ray Daniel, Ashlee Dee Flanagan, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Daniel Henry Johnson, Isaac Booker Justham, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael...


Mayor hits pause on health committee

Sweet Home's Community Health Committee has become a victim of its own success and will be on pause for the next few months. "What it looks like to me, is the health committee has been extremely...


Library introduces payment plan for out-of-town cardholders

Sweet Home's Public Library is kickstarting a payment plan for people who live out of town and can't afford to pay $35 upfront for a library card. Library Director Megan Dazey announced the new plan...


2nd Place in 2nd Year for FFA Students

Sweet Home's Future Farmers of America took home second place in a preliminary soil competition last Wednesday. Spotty rain showers at Waterloo Park, where the competition was held, couldn't keep...


SHOCASE Showdown sees Sweet Home talent on full display

Homegrown talent from Sweet Home took the stage for a night of song with a dash of laughter in this year's SHOCASE Showdown, held by the Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Art & Scholastic...

 By Sarah Brown    News    October 18, 2023

Building bridges

One of the first projects Mrs. Cheryl Jones' third grade class at Oak Heights Elementary gets to do every school year is build a bridge using their own imagination and, maybe, a little help from mom...

 By Sarah Brown    News    October 18, 2023

Superintendent: We need to do better

At its Oct. 9 meeting, the Sweet Home School District 55 Board of Directors discussed most recently available graduation rates and academic standings. Supt. Terry Martin presented the annual district...

 By Sarah Brown    News    October 18, 2023

Teal pumpkins can save lives

After 3-year-old Thatcher King bops from house to house in his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume on Halloween night, collecting his booty of treats and salivating over the candy he'll soon get to...


PEO scholarships and grants awarded

The Sweet Home Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) Chapter FA announced the award of scholarships and grants to the following recipients: Kailey James, Katrina Reynolds, Ashley Scott, Lisa Shields and Graci Zanona. The scholarships and grants...


Burn ban lifted

Oregon has traded the smoke and flames of wildfire season for red and orange leaves, rain and Autumn temperatures. The Oregon Department of Forestry officially ended the fire season on October 10. Now, residents throughout Linn County can get...


Letters to the Editor - October 18, 2023 Edition

Dear Editor, Here is another way to look at Linn County’s requirements for new driveways. Other areas have been there, done that. After many years of requiring paved surfaces, government officials in urban areas are dealing with the consequences. F...


Year of growth for Sweet Home's cross-country runners

It’s been a year of growth for Sweet Home’s cross-country runners, most of whom were brand new to the sport in September. In 10 days the Huskies will be able to demonstrate how much they’ve improved as they head to the district meet, hosted by...


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