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Articles from the November 2, 2022 edition

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Lion's Share for Halloween

Zeke (Cowardly Lion) Forsberg, 2, gets a treat from Mike Fulton of Sweet Home Tattoo as Zeke's mom, Candice Forsberg, checks out his goodies. They were among the Sweet Home residents who poured into...

 

City Council hails police for act of heroism

In addition to its Tuesday, Oct. 25, agenda, the Sweet Home City Council heard a story of life-saving heroism involving the staff of the Sweet Home Police Department. It all happened Wednesday, Oct....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 2, 2022

Weyerhaeuser workers end strike

Weyerhaeuser employees returned to work this week after being on strike for nearly seven weeks for contract negotiations. More than 1,100 employees on the West Coast of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge W24...

 

Four hurt in Hwy. 20 crash

Four people, including two children, were hurt early Monday morning, Oct. 31, in a two-vehicle crash near milepost 40 on Hwy. 20 east of Sweet Home. The accident was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. According to a preliminary Oregon State Police...

 

County works on rural Internet speeds

Linn County IT Director Steve Braaten wants rural residents to take advantage of a federal infrastructure bill and several grant opportunities to provide faster Internet through fiber optics for...

 

Doris Eck

Doris May Eck, 94, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 29, 2022. She was born May 14, 1928, in Omaha, Neb., to Frank J. and Clarinda (Martinson) Kretschmer. She lived in Omaha and Kansas City, Kan., before... Full story

 

James Ferebee

James Baxter Ferebee, 69, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 25, 2022, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1952, in Sweet Home to William Baxter and Dorothy (Holdridge) Ferebee, the oldest of four: brother... Full story

 

Raymond Kelly

Raymond Paul Kelly, 61, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 29, 2022. He was born Feb. 6, 1961, in Calgary, Alberta. At 6 weeks old he was adopted by Claudia and Paul Bouffard and moved to San Jose, Calif. His... Full story

 

Ruth Powers

Ruth Lisbeth Powers, 73, of Foster, died Oct. 24, 2022. She was born Jan. 28, 1949, in San Francisco, Calif., to Champion Nicholas and Miriam Hope (Collier) Nixon. She grew up in Mountain View,... Full story

 

Death Notice (Nov. 2, 2022)

Lorraine Marie Wright, 91, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 26, 2022. Viewing will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel... Full story

 

Jerry White

Jerry Lee White, 75, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 26, 2022, after a battle with colon cancer. He was born Feb. 4, 1947 in Isabella County, Mich., to Francis and Freda (Terry) White. Following his... Full story

 

Sweet Home Junior High announces October students of the month

Sweet Home Junior High has inaugurated a new award: Student of the Month. Principal Mark Looney said one student from each home room, selected by the home room teacher, will be honored each month....

 

Letter: Reader responds to recent content (Nov. 2, 2022)

Editor: Responsing to recent items: First, the paid advertisement for City Council candidate James Risinger: Sir, the City Council did not force you to agree to a shelter for the homeless persons in the area. Your shortsightedness in the plight of...

 

Letter: 'Pretendville' not good place to be (Nov. 2, 2022)

Editor: I went to see the border of Pretendville. Brace for impact. Pretendville is tenacious and widespread when people live in ho-hum unbelief. Pretendville’s foundation is secular: People claim God is irrelevant or inappropriate to certain...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 2, 2022)

Nov. 2, 1972 The local International Woodworkers Of America (IWA 3-265) reported the federal pay board granted a 26-cent salary increase and all requested fringe benefits for employees of Willamette Industries and Titus Trucking Co. Workers had...

 

Around Town (Nov. 2, 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. Al...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 2, 2022)

Oct. 24 3:27 a.m. - Stolen vehicle recovered in the 32800 block of Berlin Road. Vehicle was reported stolen by its owner in September from Sweet Home. Vehicle was then recovered by the owner, who, however, failed to notify law enforcement. The owner...

 

Huskies' football season ends with 'unfortunate' 33-20 home loss to Philomath

Sweet Home football lost its final game of the season at home on Friday, Oct. 28, falling 33-20 to Philomath. The game put both the Huskies and Warriors at 3-6 to end the season. Sweet Home finished...

 

Zack the springer spaniel and a squirrel's big bite

The clinic was quiet when Joan burst through the door. A regular client, she was a trim young lady in her mid-30s. She had Zack, a young springer spaniel, with her. Today she was covered in blood ...

 

Circuit Court (Nov. 2, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Noah David Colgrove, Curtis Ray Daniel, Andrew James Freitag, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie...

 

County seeks help with FEMA BiOp issues

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker are asking for help from House and Senate officials to delay implementation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Marine Fisheries Service...

 

Crashed aircraft recovered in Mount Jefferson area

Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reported Thursday, Oct. 20, that the Sheriff’s Office assisted in the recovery of a 1996 Piper Cherokee aircraft that crashed Thursday, Sept. 22, near Mount Jefferson, killing its pilot, 67-year-old Wayne Wirt...

 

Rain, cooler temps end fire season

With widespread rain and cooler temperatures across the state, all Oregon Department of Forestry districts ended the fire season Saturday, Oct. 29. The start and end of fire season are set by each fire protection district based on area conditions....

 

Miller 10th in girls district championships as Huskies finish cross-country season

Freshman McKenzie Miller was Sweet Home's top finisher at the Oregon West Conference cross-country district championships Saturday, Oct. 29, at Philomath High School. Coach Dave Martin was pleased...

 

Girls soccer: Girls lose final game to league leader

Sweet Home girls soccer lost 8-0 at North Marion on Oct. 25 in their final game. The Huskies finished the season 2-10-2, fifth out of six teams in the Oregon West Conference. The game was called 15 minutes into the second half, when North Marion...

 

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