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Articles from the October 19, 2022 edition

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HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS

In the first photo, King Von James, left, and Queen Makayla Guthrie check out the view from their throne after they were crowned during the Homecoming Assembly Thursday morning, Oct. 13, at Sweet...

 

Candidate forum hosted by The New Era

Five of the six candidates for Sweet Home City Council share their views, answer questions in this forum held Oct. 18, 2022 by The New Era newspaper. Candidates are, from left, Susan Coleman, David Lowman, Greg Mahler, Dylan Richards and Josh... Full story

 

Council votes to grant liquor license to Rio Theatre

The Sweet Home City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 11, voted 5-1 to recommend granting an Oregon Liquor Control Commission "Full On-Premises" liquor license to the Rio Theatre. The group had decided at its...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 19, 2022

Oak Heights third-graders build bridges to learning

Cheryl Jones was pretty proud of her third-graders at Oak Heights School last week after they came back with an assignment she'd given them to build bridges – real ones, out of whatever they could...

 

SHSD October ESPY award winners

Exceptional students for the month of October, who received ESPY Awards at the Oct. 10 School Board Meeting, are, in the first photo, from left, Ryder Farris, sixth-grader, Foster School; Caleb...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    October 19, 2022

Weyerhaeuser employee strike continues at site

Weyerhaeuser employees finished their fifth week of a strike Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lebanon site. The strike now enters a sixth week as contract negotiations between the company and union members...

 

Dora Allen

Dora Della Allen, 85, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 8. 2022. She was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Waco, Texas to Helen (Curtis) Baker. Mrs. Allen had lived in Sweet Home since 1987. She worked at Smoke Craft in... Full story

 

David King

David Edward King, 69, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 8, 2022, after a fall. He was born Sept. 29, 1953 in Oakland, Calif., to John and Sue Ann (Rohrman) King. Following school, he served in the United... Full story

 

Rose Eva Brett

Rose Eva DeShazer Brett was born on Jan. 10, 1982, in Reedsport. She was the youngest child and only daughter of Donald and Debra (Rennau) DeShazer, baby sister to Jason and Louie. Rose left us on... Full story

 

Max Coffield Thompson

Max Coffield Thompson, 92, of Lebanon passed away Oct. 8, 2022. He was born May 13, 1930, in Grants Pass to Byron Cooley and Marcelle Dale (Coffield) Thompson. Max was a very quiet man, whose family... Full story

 

Commentary: Ready to vote? This election counts (Oct. 19, 2022)

This is a big election year for Oregonians, an indicator of which is the frequency and viciousness of the attack commercials this time around. Since 2012, both houses of the Legislature and the Governor’s Office have been controlled by Democrats....

 

Letter: Management takes experience, training (Oct. 19, 2022)

Editor: The election for Linn County Sheriff is of utmost importance to our community and I urge all voters to take the time to educate yourselves and make an informed vote. I generally sit on the sidelines and quietly cast my vote in an election,...

 

Letter: Duncan 'clearly most experienced' (Oct. 19, 2022)

Editor: Sheriff Michelle Duncan is clearly the most experienced candidate for the job as our Linn County Sheriff. I retired last year after 30 years with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and similar to Sheriff Duncan, I was a resident patrol deput...

 

Letter: Duncan 'most qualified candidate' (Oct. 19, 2022)

Editor: Many of us choose to live in Linn County because of its quality of life and it being a safe place to live and raise a family. The public safety we enjoy is not due to happenstance or luck. It’s because historically, Linn County residents...

 

Letter: Duncan has what it takes for position (Oct. 19, 2022)

Editor: Linn County and the people who live here are important to me. This is where I grew up, met the love of my life and raised my children. This is a wonderful community, and I have dedicated most of my adult life ensuring it stays that way. I...

 

Letter: Tucker deserves to be re-elected (Oct. 19, 2022)

Editor: We’d like to give a shout out for the re-election of Will Tucker. Over the many years or so, we have had the privilege of working with Will on several community projects that without his help these improvements wouldn’t have been...

 

Letter: Brother: Lowman 'will work very hard' (Oct. 19, 2022)

Editor: David Lowman tirelessly volunteers in the city he loves, and lives in and also works in the city of Sweet Home. He was appointed and served three years on the Sweet Home Budget Commitee, one year on the city Charter Review Committee, and now...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 19, 2022)

Oct. 19, 1972 A memorial fund has been established to erect a memorial fleur-de-lis fountain in honor of Roy Clover, the police chief who recently died from a heart attack. The fountain will be installed in the small city park at First Avenue and...

 

Around Town (Oct. 19, 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....

 

Public Safety (Oct. 19, 2022)

Oct. 10 6:46 a.m. - Caller reports dispute over child taking money, 395 Holley Rd. According to Sheriff’s log, female came at him so he threw coffee on her. Jedediah Trevor Childress, 42, arrested for domestic violence strangulation. 9:57 a.m. -...

 

Circuit Court (Oct. 19, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Andrew James Freitag, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie Lynne Miller, Kendra Lynne Montoya, Julianne Nicole Phillips,...

 

Building permit numbers relayed to commissioners

The Linn County Planning and Building Department issued 304 total permits in September, including seven for new homes, Director Steve Wills told Linn County Commissioners Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker Tuesday morning, Oct. 11. Commissioner Roger...

 

Tax statements out to property owners

Linn County property owners should receive tax statements this week, according to Andy Stevens, Linn County assessor and tax collector. Statements will be mailed on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and should arrive within a few days, Stevens said. There are...

 

Three arrested after Oct. 11 attack near Sweet Home

Linn County Sheriff’s detectives have made two additional arrests related to the Oct. 11 stabbing of a transient on Quartzville Road, northeast of Sweet Home, Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported last week. Carl William Serpa, 38, and Micha...

 

Municipal Court (Oct. 19, 2022)

October 5, 2022 Kelman, Raquel A – guilty by default – violation driving while suspended or revoked, fine $2,015, license suspension; driving uninsured, fine $1,015, license suspension. Long, Jacob R – operating a vehicle without driving...

 

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