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Articles from the November 24, 2021 edition

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Thinning forests for the trees

It's a rainy November morning and U.S. Forest Service staffers Joan Schmidgall and Autumn Metz stand with a visitor on a hillside in the Quartzville drainage, looking over a stand of 36-year-old trees...

 

Committee considers shelter plans

Sweet Home city councilor Lisa Gourley expressed a desire at a Nov. 15 Community Health Committee meeting to get a homeless shelter “up and going” on the city’s Public Works property by Dec. 1. “I hope we are able to meet those hard-weather d...

 

Market robbery suspect arrested

A Harrisburg man was arrested Friday, Nov. 19, in connection with an Oct. 27 robbery at the Crawfordsville Market. According to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release, the caller in the original...

 

Vern Garrett

Vern (Bud) Lamont Garrett, 94, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 11, 2021, at his home. He was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Woodbine, Kan., to Ray and Olive Garrett. Mr. Garrett moved his family to Oregon after... Full story

 

Hannah Owen

Hannah Ann Owen, 36, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 22, 2021. She was born Feb. 10, 1985 in Denver, Colo., to Ben Edwin and Leah Ann (Culbertson) Owen. Ms. Owen had lived in Monmouth, Lebanon, Cottage... Full story

 

Death Notices (Nov. 24, 2021)

Michael Lee Choate, 43, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 21, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Robert “Bob” Leon Grissom, 78, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 19, 2021. Sweet... Full story

 

School district announces November ESPY winners

See photos of individual winners in our Nov. 24, 2021, photo gallery. -- Noah Medellin, seventh grade, Sweet Home Junior High -- Serenity Herrera, eighth grade, Sweet Home Junior High -- Savannah Thompson, fifth grade, Foster School -- Devon Sharp,...

 

Notes from the Newsroom: Turmoil aside, let's be thankful

Boy, it’s hard to believe that it’s … Thanksgiving. Already? But despite the calendar shock, Thanksgiving really sounds good right about now, in more ways than just flavor. Ever heard that saying, “Quit complaining and count your...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 24, 2021)

Nov. 25, 1971 Nearly 600 people showed up to the public hearing concerning the designation of the South Santiam as a Scenic Waterway, forcing the meeting to be moved to the junior high school gym. Sweet Home area residents joined together to fight...

 

Letter to the editor: Leave of absence rationale explained (Nov. 24, 2021)

Editor: I decided to write a followup to the article (Oct. 27) that mentioned me going on a leave of absence from SHFAD. I wasn’t trying to make the news when I explained myself to the district board, but since I did I’ll elaborate a bit on why...

 

State Supreme Court leaves new legislative boundaries intact

By Julia Shumway  Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon’s new legislative boundaries are set for the next 10 years after the Oregon Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 22, dismissed two challenges to the maps approved by legislative Democrats. The Supreme Cou...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 24, 2021)

November 16 12:48 p.m. - Clinton Jack William, 33, was arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of second-degree criminal mischief, Eugene Police Department. 2:42 p.m. - James Linder, 33, was cited...

 

Around Town (Nov. 24, 2021)

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. Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon request...

 

HBO crew shoots in Sweet Home

A film crew from HBO was in Sweet Home Friday, Nov. 12, filming a documentary at a home in the 4600 block of Long Street. Vehicles from the Portland-based crew filled the parking lot at Harvest...

 

Holiday Activities Opportunities (Nov. 24, 2021)

Following are some of the holiday events scheduled in the surrounding area over the next month: November -- Holiday store: The Lebanon Mercantile hosts a Christmas Store & Bazaar at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., starting in mid-November. The Mercantile...

 

How to keep data secure while shopping online

It seems that just couple of years ago, consumers were skeptical about shopping online, but today it’s become the norm. It comes with some risks, however. The FBI Internet Crime Report shows that cybercriminals were responsible for $4.1 billion in...

 

Small forestland owners invited to apply for grants

The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a call for projects today for $5 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762. The Small Forestland Grant Program, authorized by Section 24 of Senate Bill 762, will award $5 million to projects supporting...

 

Entek fire quickly extinguished

Lebanon Fire District personnel responded Tuesday morning, Nov. 16,  to a fire at Entek manufacturing plant. On arrival, responders were advised that a blender containing battery separation products had ignited and employees were attempting to put...

 

Community college enrollment stabilizing

By Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon's 17 community colleges have managed to slow steep pandemic drops in enrollment according to figures released Friday but their future is...

 

Two-car crash at 15th and Main

Police and medics respond Monday morning, Nov. 22, to a two-crash at the corner of 15th Avenue and Main Street. According to Police Chief Jeff Lynn, Stevana Russell, 64, of Sweet Home was injured and...

 

Lebanon man jailed for tax evasion

A Lebanon man was sentenced to roughly three and a half years in federal prison Monday, Nov. 15, after failing to pay more than $1.7 million in personal income taxes in a complex tax evasion case dating back to 2001. According to court documents, in...

 

Man arrested after shots fired in Lebanon apartment

 A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 13, after reports of shots fired into an adjoining apartment in the 300 block of East “A” Street in Lebanon. The Lebanon Police Department responded to the incident at around 6:30 p.m., where they...

 

Real Estate (Nov. 24, 2021)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during October 2021. Some sales at the end of the month had were not available when Lebanon Local went to press, but will be reported next...

 

Caleb Christman named MVP by Huskies' boys soccer team

The Sweet Home boys soccer program distributed its team awards Wednesday, Nov. 3, at its annual postseason banquet, which took place at the Towry residence. Award winners were selected through "a...

 

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