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Articles from the December 8, 2021 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    December 8, 2021

Arrival of the mail

Nov. 19 marked 10 years since the Cascadia Post Office burned down in a fire that also leveled the old Cascadia School building.  For residents without on-highway mailboxes, it's been a long haul...

 

Teen pedestrian injured in Main Street crash

A 15-year-old Sweet Home girl was injured Tuesday evening in a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle crash in the 1600 block of Main Street, the Sweet Home Police Department reported Wednesday morning. Sweet...

 

Young wordsmiths participate in NaNoWriMo

For the last five years, students in Lana Holden's seventh-grade language arts classes at Sweet Home Junior High School have participated in a different warm-up activity than usual when November rolls...

 

Duncan named new Linn County sheriff

Linn County Undersheriff Michelle Duncan will have a new job title come January. County commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday, Nov. 30, that she should succeed...

 

Carol Andrews

Carol Alice Andrews, 82, of Sweet Home, died Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2021. She was born Dec. 28, 1938 in Jamestown, N.D., to Walter James and Irene Leila (Bellen) Bowden. She, her mother, and... Full story

 

Charlotte Shirlee Hunter

Charlotte Hunter, 80, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday. She was born in Commerce, Oklahoma to Robert and Ruth (Gratton) Hicks. She has lived in Oklahoma, Morgan Hill, California, Wyoming, Texas... Full story

 

Mary Stilwell

Mary Ann Stilwell, 89, of Albany, a former Sweet Home resident, died Nov. 30, 2021. She was born March 4, 1932 in Yaquina Bay to William and Retta (Gibson) Hopper. She grew up in Toledo. After the... Full story

 

Death Notices (Dec. 8, 2021)

Daniel Richard Allen, 68, died Dec. 6, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Teresa “Teddy” Alma (Baxter) Bishop, 78, formerly of Sweet Home, died Dec. 3, 2021, in... Full story

 

Christmas Gala concert Saturday evening

Special guest Jessie Leigh headlines a spirited evening of musical holiday fun at the Christmas Gala, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the auditorium at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St....

 

Holiday Activities Opportunities (Dec. 8, 2021)

Following are some of the holiday events scheduled in the surrounding area over the next month: December -- Christmas Storybook Land welcomes people of all ages to its 45th presentation through Dec. 17 at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox...

 

Commentary: Social events raising holiday spirits

Noticed the Christmas cards that have magically appeared over the weekend around town? If you happened to pass the Community Center on Saturday night – if you weren’t inside the building – you may have noticed that the parking lot was...

 

From Our Files (Dec. 8, 2021)

Dec. 9, 1971 A 1913 poster for a wood and steel hydraulic cider press was on show for guests at the “Narrows” Brocard farm as they waited for the original machine to show what it can do. The press was purchased in 1913 by Joe Brocard, Sr., for...

 

LCSWA meeting canceled

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association’s annual meeting at Z Hall in Scio has been canceled, the firm’s directors confirmed in a Dec. 2 decision. Board president Tim Otis cited ongoing pandemic issues, adding that he was “uncomfortable...

 

Project organizers to SH residents: Time to display Christmas cards

Organizers of Sweet Home’s Christmas card project are encouraging residents who have cards stashed away to display them. “We probably have about 10 cards that are not being displayed,” said Jim Gourley, one of those involved in the effort....

 

Holiday Bazaar (Dec. 8, 2021)

The Sweet Home Evangelical Church's Holiday Bazaar, seen here in an overhead shot, drew a crowd of vendors and some customers on Friday afternoon in the church's fellowship hall. The event featured...

 

LCSO quartet recognized for water rescue

The Oregon State Marine Board recognized the "heroic" life-saving efforts of four Linn County Sheriff's Office personnel who rescued two boaters on the Middle Fork of the Santiam River on Aug. 4....

 

School district hosting listening sessions

The Sweet Home School District’s school board will hold listening sessions at various locations over the next month in an effort to connect parents and guardians with administrators and school board members. In addition to new Supt. Lisa Riggs,...

 

Around Town (Dec. 8, 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...

 

Public Safety (Dec. 8, 2021)

Nov. 29 3:29 a.m. - Catherine Jean Hampton, 31, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of a fraudulent use of a credit card, Linn County Sheriff’s Office. 3:31 a.m. - Jon Julian Robertson,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    December 8, 2021

Record-breaking crowd, return at Christmas tree auction

Sweet Home responded to the first in-person Trees for Scholarships auction Saturday night, Dec. 4, with a record crowd and record spending. The event, sponsored by the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation, wa...

 

Christmas Around Sweet Home

See more photos from the tree-lighting and Shop with a Cop events in our online gallery....

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    December 8, 2021

It's never too late to get it together for your health

The year 2021 has been unprecedented for its amount (and rate) of change, controversy, lack of control and overall “uncertainties.” For many adults, changes in employment, work stress, finances...

 

Hawthorne students collect food, have fun, in 'Civil War' event

Hawthorne sixth-graders load up food they collected during the school's annual "Civil War" celebration, pitting students and teachers representing Oregon State University and the University of Oregon...

 

Swimmers open with wins over Stayton, Blanchet, Kennedy

Sweet Home's swimmers got their feet wet for the new season Friday, hosting Blanchet, Stayton and Kennedy in a meet that the Huskies won easily, not just with depth but with top finishes. "We had a to...

 

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