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Articles from the November 30, 2005 edition

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Thanksgiving Tragedy

Smoke pours out of the second story of a house at 35399 Wiley Creek Road as Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District firefighters battle a blaze that began shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. A...

 

Two state records set at Sweet Home swim meet

A Lake Oswego boy set two Oregon state swimming records during the Sweet Home Swim Club's Fall Splash Swim Meet at the Sweet Home pool Saturday, Nov. 26. Santo Condorelli, 10, swam 56.65 in the...

 

East Linn Loggers to hold nine-man football tryouts

The East Linn Loggers will hold tryouts for the National Nineman Football League team in December and January. Last season the Loggers finished 3-4 on the season, just missing the playoffs. That was a significant improvement over the previous...

 

Ladies turn to transition attack this year

Of The New Era Returning seniors Nicki Aerni and Hannah Swanson will lead a transition-oriented attack on the girls basketball court this season. The Huskies return Swanson at point guard and Aerni at wing. Both were starters last year. Junior Tabby...

 

No rebuild needed; Swimmers to make splash again at districts

Of The New Era It looks to be a bit of a rebuilding year for the Husky swimmers, but Head Coach Doug Pearg1in expects his team to make a splash again in the district. Peargin knows the territory,... Full story

 

Small, quick cagers plan disciplined offense, tenacious defense

Of The New Era The Husky boys basketball team will bring a fast-striking but disciplined and patient offense with a tenacious, intense defense to the court this year. The entire team is small but...

 

Wrestlers want to leave mark in Capital Conference

Of The New Era In their last year as Capital Conference members, the Sweet Home wrestlers want to put an exclamation mark on their run of five straight district championships. "A lot of guys are setti...

 

City to turn unused portion of Nandina over to neighbors

Of The New Era The City Council moved forward last week with plans to vacate a portion of Nandina Street in the Foster area and rezone property on 47th Avenue, actions that could lead to further development in those areas. The council held public...

 

Junior high soccer helped local kids

Editor: Thank you for the wonderful article you published regarding junior high soccer (Nov. 2). I feel it is important to have public awareness in our community of the positive activities that our youth are involved in. I had to smile when I also...

 

Money for bridge not city budget

Editor: I can certainly understand why Kim Lawrence is confused about the Weddle Bridge repairs in her Nov. 23 letter to the editor. I hope I can clear up some the things she questions. Some of my knowledge is from serving on the city budget...

 

Thank you for welcoming troops

Editor: I want to give a huge thank you to the community of Sweet Home. On Sunday, Nov. 13, we had soldiers return home from Iraq. It was incredible, the crowd the guys saw while going through Sweet Home. There were five soldiers on that bus that...

 

From Our Files

December 1, 1955 A hunting accident Saturday afternoon claimed the life of Walter Edward Harper, 30, Sweet Home, when he was mistaken for a deer by his hunting companion. Harper was killed instantly about four miles from the McDowell Creek school by...

 

Give your kids some help

District 55 Superintendent Recently I read an article on the Internet at a site with the address www.KeepKidsHealthy.com. It reminded me when my own children would bring home school work. I was never sure how much help to provide. If I helped too... Full story

 

Kristal White, Jason Carroll marry

Kristal White, daughter of Lee and Marlene White of Sweet Home, and Jason Carroll, son of Thomas and Debbie Carroll of Salem, were married on Aug. 6 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. They had an...

 

Kathryn Renville

Feb. 3, 1983 - Nov. 26, 2005 Kathryn (K.T.) Rose Renville, 22, of Brownsville, a student of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, died in an auto accident in Utah on Saturday, Nov. 26. She was born in San Jose, Calif., to Daniel G. and Kimberly A. (...

 

Kimberly Renville

Dec. 6, 1955 - Nov. 26, 2005 Kimberly "Kim" Ann (Carr) Renville, 49, of Brownsville, died in an auto accident in Utah on Saturday, Nov. 26. She was born in Grants Pass to Edwin C. and Venieta L. (Mehlhoff) Carr. She graduated from Aptos High School... Full story

 

Nancy Gaskey

Aug. 25, 1938 - Nov. 25, 2005 Nancy Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Gaskey, 67, of Lebanon, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at her home after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born on August 25, 1938 in Wrigh...

 

Alice May Folsom

April 20, 1935 - Nov. 24, 2005 Alice May Folsom, 52, of Lebanon died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born on April 20, 1935 to Milard Fillmore Sivy and Erma McCormick in Washington State. She is survived by...

 

Theodore ‘Ted' Forsythe, Jr.

Nov. 30, 1931 - Nov. 23, 2005 Theodore "Ted" Verda Forsythe, 73, of Sweet Home, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He was born Nov. 30, 1931 to Theodore and Elizabeth Forsythe in Knox, Ind. He spent...

 

Holiday fun heats up this weekend

The annual Sweet Home Holiday Weekend will kick off the holday season this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4. One change in the usual routine is that the tree-lighting ceremony will be held at a...

 

Local firefighter learns about life during hurricane relief effort

Of The New Era Randy Whitfield's experiences in Louisiana and Mississippi have reinforced what's important to him — family and life. "The one thing it makes you want to do is go home and squeeze...

 

Two arrested after 19th Avenue drug sweep

Of The New Era Sweet Home police arrested two persons in connection to a drug-related search warrant served at 1902 19th Ave., Police Chief Bob Burford said. Police arrested Katrina Marie Tenbusch,... Full story

 

FBI report: Sweet Home crime on the upswing

Of The New Era Sweet Home's serious crime rate increased in 2004 while those in Lebanon and Albany decreased, according to the 2004 FBI Uniform Crime Reports. The FBI report, which tracks crime rates...

 

Weddle Bridge to get new roof

Of The New Era Weddle Bridge will get a partial new roof within a matter of weeks. Part of the new roof will be temporary until decaying structural beams and rafters are replaced. "We're still working...

 

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