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Articles from the November 16, 2022 edition

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Posse on Parade

Larry Chafin of Sweet Home, left, leads the Linn County Sheriff's Mounted Posse during the Veterans Day Parade Friday, Nov. 11, in Albany. Behind him is Sheriff Michelle Duncan, fresh off being...

 

Election 2022: Three return to Sweet Home City Council, one debuts

Three familiar faces are returning to the Sweet Home City Council and a fourth makes his debut following the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election. Incumbents Susan Coleman, Dylan Richards and Greg...

 

Officers commended with Life Saving Awards

An information-packed Nov. 8 Sweet Home City Council meeting began with four Sweet Home Police Department officers receiving Life Saving Awards for a pair of incidents, one involving one of their...

 

Martin named permanent Sweet Home School District superintendent

Sweet Home School District trustees voted unanimously Monday night, Nov. 14, to change Terry Martin's role from interim superintendent to superintendent, pending a mutually agreeable contract between...

 

Shellee Christine Feigum Jones

Shellee Christine Feigum Jones, passed away Oct. 26, 2022, on her highly anticipated 60th birthday, in Lovelock, Nev., surrounded by her loving daughters. She was born in 1962 to Roger and Irma... Full story

 

Terry Guy Lovely

Terry Guy Lovely, 71, of Sweet Home, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. He was born May 23, 1951, in Sweet Home to Harlin Guy Lovely and Leida Mary (Williams) Dewey. He was born and raised in Sweet... Full story

 

James Jerome Hickey

James Jerome Hickey, 89, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. Nov. 10, 2022. He was born Sept. 21, 1933, in Dougherty, Iowa, to Sylvester "SJ" and Katherine (Calahan) Hickey. He graduated from LeRoy... Full story

 

Clifford 'Jim' James Panages

Clifford James Panages, 66, of Sweet Home passed away Nov. 2, 2022. He was born Aug. 22, 1956, in Hermiston to Clifford Konstintine and Pansy Viola (Ray) Panages. Jim served in the United States... Full story

 

Ricky McKay

Ricky "Rick" Raymond McKay, 61, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 7, 2022. He was born March 5, 1961, in Sweet Home to Raymond and Joyce (Rowe) McKay. Mr. McKay lived in Sweet Home his entire life. He was a... Full story

 

Death Notices (Nov. 16, 2022)

Celeste Glassley, 80, of Grants Pass, formerly of Sweet Home, died Nov. 7, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Thomas J. Potter, 89, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 13, 2022... Full story

 

Community Meet and Greet

Local leaders interact with community members at a Community Meet and Greet hosted by the Sweet Home Community Foundation at the Jim Riggs Community Center on Nov. 9. The event was intended to help...

 

Letter: SH volunteerism a model for others (Nov. 16, 2022)

Editor: When my wife and I moved to Sweet Home in 1970 we were impressed by the volunteerism in this community. Whenever we had a visitor or a new neighbor from elsewhere, we would list the attributes of Sweet Home, and right on top was the...

 

Letter: Court case another Indigenous attack (Nov. 16, 2022)

Editor: In their typical insidious fashion to take people’s rights away, the Republicans are taking their  Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 case (Brackeen v. Haaland) to – their – SCOTUS in hopes to start the ball rolling for them and their bi...

 

Letter: Poet expresses desire for change (Nov. 16, 2022)

Editor’s note: The following was written prior to the election and Veterans Day, but the timing did not allow it to be published in the newspaper prior to those events. Editor: When you see the world and the way it is now you wonder why, when, and...

 

Bivalent boosters available in Linn, Benton counties

The Linn and Benton County health departments are offering the COVID-19 bivalent, an mRNA vaccine that teaches immune systems to target the coronavirus’ original and omicron strains, at booster events throughout the mid-Willamette Valley. This...

 

Around Town (Nov. 16, 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....

 

County hears Planning and Building efforts

Linn County’s Planning and Building Department issued 309 total permits in October, Director Steve Wills told Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker Tuesday morning, Nov. 8. Wills said there were seven permits for...

 

Circuit Court (Nov. 16, 2022)

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

 

Public Safety (Nov. 16, 2022)

Nov. 7 8:02 a.m. - Caller reported fuel stolen from a vehicle overnight, 700 block of Elm St. 10:33 a.m. - Callers reported a female crashing into a median and running, 54th Ave./Main St. Report taken; driver unknown. Clayton Mayfield, 42, was cited...

 

LCSWA tour displays county conservation efforts

By Larry Mauter LCSWA member Family forestry has flowered at Oak Basin Tree Farm. The Linn County property is a checkerboard of wildlife habitat, agroforestry and productive timber stands spanning 940 acres in the Coburg Hills. In the fall of 2020, c...

 

Tigers deliver

Sweet Home Junior High Tiger Leadership Council members deliver food to Sweet Home Emergency Ministries on Nov. 8 that students collected during their Spirit Week Canned Food Drive. TLC members...

 

P.E.O. Paint Class

P.E.O. Chapter DD members enjoyed a painting class with local art teacher Don Ross at his studio on Nov. 9. From left, are Wendy Smith, Debbie Duncan, Patty Holk, Dawn Dalton, Jane Strom and Don...

 

Benton County reports its first two monkeypox cases

Benton County on Monday announced its first two cases of hMPXV, commonly known as monkeypox. The Benton County Health Department does not disclose protected health information, which includes any information that could identify a specific patient. Th...

 

Chris Christman, Evan Towry voted boys soccer top players

Goalkeeper Evan Towry and midfielder Chris Christman, both seniors, were named Sweet Home boys soccer MVPs at an end of season awards banquet at the high school cafeteria on Monday, Nov. 7. Towry...

 

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