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Articles from the October 20, 2021 edition

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Fall feathers

A wild turkey tom shows off his stuff for the ladies, and a couple of competitors, in a field on Pleasant Valley Road on a sunny Saturday afternoon as the weather started a shift toward getting those...

 

Council weighs in on Main Street ramp project

At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Sweet Home City Council heard a pitch from Oregon Department of Transportation representatives on an intergovernmental agreement between the city and ODOT. If approved, the agreement would allow ODOT to move forward on a...

 

Composite released to ID Gordon Road remains

Linn County Sheriff's detectives have learned new information regarding unidentified human remains recovered near Sweet Home in April 2020, Undersheriff Michelle Duncan said Friday morning, Oct....

 

Property market values in county rise to $21B-plus

The real market value of all properties in Linn County climbed to more than $21 billion for the 2021 tax year, according to Linn County Assessor and Tax Collector Andy Stevens. That's up sharply from...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 20, 2021

Sheriff's levy goes to voters on Nov. 2

Linn County voters will have another opportunity in the upcoming Nov. 2 election to vote on whether or not to renew the Linn County Sheriff’s Office’s Four-Year Option Tax Levy.  Ballots for the election were mailed last week and should have...

 

Anthony Avila

Anthony David Avila, 79, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 1, 2021, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He was born June 2, 1942, in San Diego, Calif., to Manuel S. Avila and Mary M.... Full story

 

Timothy Schatz

Timothy Miles Schatz, 30, of Sweet Home, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. He was born Sept. 7, 1991, in Lebanon to Donald James and Sandra Jean (Overstreet) Schatz. Timothy was born and raised in... Full story

 

Wilton Ivie

Jan. 28, 1943 – Oct. 11, 2021 Wilton Lee Ivie, 78, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 11, 2021. He was born Jan. 28, 1943, in Grants Pass to Archie and Iola (Fields) Ivie, one among five other brothers and... Full story

 

Duane Ray

Duane Ray, 68, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 15, 2021. He was born July 24, 1953 in Lebanon, the son of Donna Joyce (Sturgis) Ray. Mr. Ray lived in Lebanon most of his life. He enjoyed golf, crabbing,... Full story

 

Death Notices (Oct. 23)

Lola Louise Isaac, 78, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 11, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. James Errol Isaac, 80, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 13, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral... Full story

 

Increased scrutiny by reporters in Oregon's state Capitol good for all (Oct. 20, 2021)

In the wake of National Newspaper Week, I've got some good news. A big concern I've had, both as a journalist and as a citizen, has been the dearth of news coverage of state government in recent...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 20, 2021)

Oct. 21, 1971 A group that started in 1968 as the Golden Gleaners Club with a handful of members is now 60-strong as the Senior Citizens of Sweet Home, Inc. The group met at various locations, but now has its own location at 1102 Main St. Ideas and...

 

Guest commentary: Oregon's electric vehicle goals falling short of reality (Oct. 20, 2021)

By Rachel Dawson Oregon elected officials and appointed staff love to claim they base their decisions on the best and most accurate data available. A recent Oregon Department of Transportation study demonstrates that this often isn’t the case. In...

 

Police arrest suspect in Timber Linn Park homicide

Albany police last week arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of an Albany man in Timber Linn Park on Oct. 10.  On Wednesday, Oct. 13,  Albany Police detectives, with the help of other...

 

Around Town (Oct. 20, 2021)

Thunder Mountain train rides available Fall family fun and train rides are being held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October at the Tennessee Thunder Stand & Railroad, 37672 KGAL Drive, Lebanon. Activities include a pumpkin patch,...

 

East Linn County Fall Fun 2021

Here are upcoming events in the Sweet Home and Lebanon area: October: Pumpkin Patch Tennessee Thunder Stand & Railroad’s pumpkin patch, scavenger hunt and train ride is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, at 37672 KGAL Drive, Lebanon....

 

Public Safety (Oct. 20, 2021)

October 11 12:22 a.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash, no injuries, 10th Ave./Main St. Officer responded; report taken. Approximate damages more than $2,500. Cassie Lashell Meacham, 33, cited for driving while suspended. 11:07 a.m. - Matti...

 

County adds to youth wage-grant program

Linn County’s annual First-Time Youth Wage Grant program added five more participants in September, the Board of Commissioners learned Tuesday morning, Oct. 12.  There are now 29 companies and 62 young people participating in the program, which...

 

Willamette National Forest initiates prescribed fall burns

The Willamette National Forest has initiated fall prescribed fire operations as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions.  Public notice of specific burn times may only be announced 24 hours in advance and often the mornin...

 

Chick-fil-A treat

Sweet Home Junior High staff members Madelyn Hawken, left, Tim Faulconer, middle, and Billy Canfield enjoy some Chick-fil-A in the staff room during the lunch hour on Oct. 13. Chick-fil-A reached out...

 

Football: North Eugene homecoming not sweet for Huskies

Sweet Home football fell 42-14 to non-league opponent North Eugene on Thursday, Oct. 14, before an energetic crowd of Highlander faithful celebrating their homecoming weekend. The Huskies couldn't...

 

Local 4-H leaders Sallees installed in national Hall of Fame

Sherman (Sherm) and Fay Sallee, of Lebanon, were inducted Oct. 14 into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievements and contributions.  Honored by Oregon State University and the...

 

Watch for SMART buses on Interstate 5 in project training

Buses began showing up on the shoulders of Interstate 5 on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Portland area as South Metro Area Regional Transit drivers begin training for the Bus on Shoulder pilot project. Motorists will see the SMART buses on shoulders at...

 

Investigation into gunfire continuing

Sweet Home police are investigating gunshots that were fired in the 2400 block of Main Street early Tuesday morning, Oct. 12. According to police, at approximately 12:48 a.m. the department received several reports of shots being fired in the area....

 

Removal of barred owls shows slows spotted-owl decline

By Sean Nealon Oregon State University Writer A 17-year study in Oregon, Washington and California found that removal of invasive barred owls arrested the population decline of the northern spotted...

 

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