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Articles from the November 23, 2022 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    November 23, 2022 

Committee meets to talk about homeless shelter

Despite delays, the Sweet Home Sleep Center is still on track to open – as soon as an office facility can be installed, Brock Byers, project manager for the Family Assistance and Resource Group...

 By Benny Westcott    News    November 23, 2022 

Departures, returns at fire department

It was a day of goodbyes and returns during the Tuesday, Nov. 15, Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District's board of directors meeting at the Jim Riggs Community Center. Fire Chief Nick Tyler...

 By Scott Swanson    News    November 23, 2022 

Intermodal center ready to start shipping

Roger Nyquist drove down a newly paved strip of asphalt paralleling Interstate 5 just north of Albany last week, pointing out a row of railroad tracks running alongside the freeway. Nyquist, chair...


Wrestling workout

Johnny DePas, left, and Anaken Garinger flip a large, heavy tire during what has become an annual event for Sweet Home wrestlers – their outdoor workout, held this year on Saturday, morning, Nov....


Sharyn Lee Smith

Sharyn Lee Smith, 81, passed away of heart failure in Lakeview at Lake District Hospital on Nov. 1, 2022. She was born July 11, 1941, in Rapid City, S.D. to Katherine Stanton Smith and LeRoy G.... Full story


Edward Jones

Edward "Wayne" Jones, 79, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 12, 2022. He was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Idabel, Okla., to Raymond Jap and Julia Ann (Haley) Jones. He moved from Idabel to California as a young... Full story


Marion 'Mac' Hamilton McCuistian

Marion Hamilton McCuistian, 76, fondly known as Mac, went peacefully into the arms of our Lord on a warm autumn day, Oct. 6, 2022, in Boerne, Texas. Born May 1, 1946, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to Joh... Full story


Donna Raye (Francis) Thurman

Donna Raye (Francis) Thurman, 76, of Sweet Home, passed away Nov. 16, 2022, with her family at her side. She was born Dec. 10, 1945, in Salem. Her parents were Cluff and Irene Francis. She joined the... Full story


Betty Lou Weidner

Betty Weidner, 79, of Sweet Home has gone home to heaven. She was born March 19, 1943, in Marshfield, Wis., to Harvey and Mabel (Tracy) Sprange. She was raised in Wisconsin, living in the small... Full story


Death Notices (Nov. 23, 2022)

Anna Jane Hensley, 93, of Salem, died Nov. 14, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit Earl Lynn Kelso Sr., 76, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 16, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral... Full story


Commentary: Thinking Thanksgiving (Nov. 23, 2022)

The 400th anniversary of what is generally considered the birth of our Thanksgiving holiday actually took place last year. But a lot of us were still fighting our way out of the COVID pandemic then and, well, we kind of missed that moment. Fact is, i...


From Our Files (Nov. 23, 2022)

Nov. 23, 1972 Sweet Home Junior High opened a new elective class for boys only: home economics. It’s a class the high school has offered for several years now. The boys mainly learn cooking and sewing, which include a subset of skills: comparison...


Letter: Reader supports no pay-to-play (Nov. 23, 2022)

Editor: I would like to give a big pat on the back to the Sweet Home School District Board of Education for eliminating “pay to play” fees for our student-athletes and others involved in extracurricular activities. I have never liked activity fe...


October ESPY Winners

Sweet Home School District's ESPY honorees for the month of October include, in front from left: Cayson Morgan, second grade, Oak Heights; Ricki NIcholson, first grade, Charter School; Avery...

 By Benny Westcott    News    November 23, 2022 

Newly poured sidewalk vandalized outside Rio Theatre

Rio Theatre owner Thomas Baham is asking for help identifying a man caught on video Wednesday, Nov. 9, vandalizing a new sidewalk in front of his venue. Baham said that a community member has...


Oregon State Police issues statement on Measure 114

The Oregon State Police agency is aware of questions regarding Ballot Measure 114. The Oregon Secretary of State’s office notified OSP that the measure will go into effect at midnight Thursday, Dec. 8. The agency is working closely with the...


Around Town (Nov. 23, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers takeout 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....


Circuit Court (Nov. 23, 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...


Public Safety (Nov. 23, 2022)

Nov. 14 1:19 a.m. - Alexis Nichole Armstrong cited for driving with a suspended license and driving uninsured, 20th Avenue and Sun Lane. 5:07 a.m. - Caller reports son is at her house on drugs and he is scaring her, 1709 Fir St. Kaleb Kimber Banta,...

 By Scott Swanson    News    November 23, 2022 

Forestry Practices Act changes pose challenges for loggers

Local foresters and loggers will be faced with new rules on forest practices following the Oregon Board of Forestry’s approval of more than 100 changes to the Forest Practices Act at a special board meeting Oct. 26. The rule changes are a result...


Redmond man dies in crash with Lebanon pumper truck

A Redmond man was killed Monday evening, Nov. 14, in a two-vehicle crash involving a Lebanon Fire Department pumper truck near milepost 16 on Hwy. 20, west of Sodaville-Waterloo Road. The collision was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. A preliminary...


Crash at Main, Pleasant Valley Road

On Monday, Nov. 14, a motor-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Pleasant Valley Road, reported at 3:46 p.m. Wanda Grajeda, 51, of Sweet Home, was driving a 2014 Honda Accord westbound on Main...

     November 23, 2022 

Respiratory virus joins seasonal lineup

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the usual winter colds and flus all but disappeared as people masked up and kept their distance. Now, with children back in school, most pandemic restrictions lifted and in-person gatherings again...


Suspected fentanyl found in I-5 traffic stop near Albany

An Oregon State Police trooper found 12 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop Wednesday evening, Nov. 16, on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 227 south of Albany. According to a news release, at 10:30 p.m., an OSP trooper pu...


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