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Articles from the December 22, 2021 edition

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Making spirits bright: The (holiday) lights of the city

Ready to see some spectacular holiday lights as part of your Christmas celebration? Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce has named the winner(s of its Christmas Lights Contest, which were voted on by the...

 

State warning about coming cold weather, snow

Winter storms are projected to move into the Pacific Northwest over the next seven to 10 days, bringing freezing temperatures, mountain and valley snow, and gusty winds. The Office of Emergency Management is urging Oregonians to reduce their risk by... Full story

 

County OKs mill site sale

Decision reached at contentious meeting EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story includes contributions from Linn County Communications Officer Alex Paul and The New Era reporter Benny Westcott.   Linn...

 

Downtown streetscape unveiled to council

The Eugene-based Dougherty Landscape Architects firm presented a recap of its proposal for preliminary "Downtown Streetscape" improvement project concepts during a Dec. 14 Sweet Home City Council...

 

Mom brings kids to U.S. after 18-year effort

On the early afternoon of Dec. 5, two young Filipinos, 22-year-old Veronica Howser and 19-year-old Jacob Howser, sat on a plane that landed at Portland International Airport. After disembarking and wa...

 

Sonya Adams

Sonya Charlene Adams, 85, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 7, 2021. She was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Independence, Kan., to Robert and Charlene (Grey) Wilson. She lived in Michigan, where she married Roger... Full story

 

Sarah Cox

Sarah Beatrice Cox, 87, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 29, 2021, of pneumonia at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Deuel County, Neb., to Albin and Helen Williams, one of... Full story

 

Wiley Dimick Jr.

Wiley "Shorty" Elvin Dimick Jr., 97, of Sweet Home died Dec. 13, 2021. He was born April 2, 1924, in Aurora to Wiley Elvin Sr. and May (Yoder) Dimick. Mr. Dimick served in the United States Navy on... Full story

 

Duane Williams

Duane "Dewey" Williams, 78, died Dec. 11, 2021 in Lebanon. He was born July 31, 1943, in Prairie City to James Lee Doyle Williams Sr. and Dorothy Gene-vieve Hicks. Mr. Williams spent his formative... Full story

 

Death Notices (Dec. 22, 2021)

Michael Lynn Heath, 72, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 17, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. William McKinley Jones, 54, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 10, 2021. Sweet Home... Full story

 

In Memory: Darold Bolin

Amanda Fields sent us this sketch she drew in memory of Darold Bolin, who died in December 2020, for whom an obituary was never published. "I've only known Darold the last seven years of his life,... Full story

 

Sweet Home Junior High announces Fall Honor Roll

Following are students named to the Sweet Home Junior High Honor Roll for the Fall Quarter, as announced by the school. Eighth Grade 4.00 GPA Kaylie Cooley, Ellie Graham, Alex Hammock, Katriona Harris, Jeddadia Lowe, Loralai Mark, Anabelle Morris,...

 

Sweet Home School District December ESPY winners

Photos of other ESPY honorees were not available at press time. The other winners for December are: -- Sophie Hutchins, Second Grade, Hawthorne School -- Emily May, Fourth Grade, Hawthorne School -- Teagan Craven, Fifth Grade, Sweet Home Charter...

 

Letter: Reader enjoyed Gala Concert (Dec. 22, 2021)

Editor: The Christmas Gala concert on Dec. 11 was so amazing! The whole town needs to come next year. Bob and I love going to the big city for entertainment and realized after Saturday night that this was some of the best we have seen! From the...

 

Letter: Where'd all these rules come from? (Dec. 22, 2021)

Editor: I’m sick of all these rules! Rules made up by un-elected bureaucrats and low-level clerks, telling us what we can or can’t do! Who the heck do they think they are? Mandates! And just who came up with all these crazy ideas? Some looney...

 

Letter: Are leaders really 'following science?' (Dec. 22, 2021)

Editor: Since Day 1 of COVID-19, medical advisors and decision-makers have ordered citizens to “follow the science” while they have themselves not been reading the evidence and have been blinded by their own prejudices and ego. Meanwhile,...

 

From Our Files (Dec. 22, 2021)

Dec. 23, 1971 Linn County deputy sheriffs arrested men from Albany and Independence on charges of possessing stolen property and threatening injury to another. A Sweet Home patrolman alleges the men threatened his life and the lives of members of...

 

Judge rules federal agencies overstepped in forest management

A federal court earlier this month issued two major decisions relating to the management of Western Oregon O&C lands. In one decision on Dec. 2, Judge Richard Leon invalidated President Barack Obama’s proclamation expanding the Cascade Siskiyou...

 

Around Town (Dec. 22, 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. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 

Public Safety (Dec. 22, 2021)

December 13 4:25 a.m. - Quentin Quadros, 24, and Rebecca Fox, 24, both of Sweet Home, were cited on warrants after a deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in the 45300 block of Sunnyside Road. Report taken. 4:33 a.m. - Quentin Wyatt...

 

Tree Winners

Sweet Home's P.E.O. Chapter DD members, from left, Linda McCormick, Paty Holk and Candy Snyder stand beside a Christmas tree the group decorated for Brownsville's Festival of Trees, with decorations...

 

Second-graders compose letters to Santa

Foster School Brittany Brownell Dear Santa, I have been really good this year I want a iPad and a buch of Hulk toys for Christmas. How are your reindeer? How are you doing Santa? Thank you for...

 

Parade of Lights winners

The Chewy's Pub and Grill entry in Sweet Home's Parade of Lights, on Dec. 11, has been voted the winner by spectators who logged in to choose their favorite parade entries. Second place went to the...

 

Chafin signs letter of intent to wrestle for Eastern Oregon

Paige Chafin signed a letter of intent Thursday, Dec. 16, to wrestle for Eastern Oregon University, in a ceremony held in the Main Gym immediately before Sweet Home hosted three other teams in a round...

 

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