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Articles from the December 25, 2019 edition

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Fire destroys office at former Weyerhaeuser Mill

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel and police officers responded about 10:13 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, to a fire that destroyed the office building at the former Willamette Industries Sweet... Full story

 

Council, police union sign off on new contract

Barely enough City Council members to form a quorum, needed to make a decision, gathered Wednesday evening, Dec. 18, to approve two salary increases for city employees. The four councilors who were able to attend the meeting, one by phone, approved...

 

Woman accused of shooting her sleeping husband

A Sweet Home woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting her husband as he slept, according to Sweet Home police. Chief Jeff Lynn said the Police Department received a report of the incident at...

 

After years of saving, waiting, local family gets baby

The road to a baby adoption has taken a lot of twists and turns over the past two years for Pam and Jason Ogden, but they finally got there just before Thanksgiving when they brought home Jossa Mae...

 

Robert Dean Baldinger

Sept. 18, 1953 - Dec. 8, 2019 Robert Dean Baldinger, 66, of Sweet Home passed away unexpectedly at home on December 8, 2019. He was born Sept. 18, 1953 in Lebanon to Clayton R. and Lorene (Coonrod)...

 

William Fullbright

Aug. 28, 1943 – Dec. 6, 2019 William "Bill" Fullbright, 76, of Sweet Home died Dec. 6, 2019, with his family at his side. He was born Aug. 28, 1943 in Menlo Park, Calif. Mr. Fullbright served in...

 

Donald Gallogly

Nov. 14, 1930 – Dec. 13, 2019 Donald Ray Gallogly, 89, of Sweet Home died Dec. 13, 2019 in Albany. He was born Nov. 14, 1930 in Highland Park, Calif. to Ronald and Lillian Ruth (Maynard) Gallogly....

 

Tami Mott

Nov. 18, 1959 – Dec. 19, 2019 Tami Lee Mott, 60, of Cascadia, died Dec. 19, 2019. She was born Nov. 18, 1959 in Arlington, Wash. to Raymond D. and Bonnie L. (Slayton) Scheuffele. She came to Oregon...

 

Peace, happiness start with virtue

It’s a crazy world out there. Anyone who has paid the slightest attention to the impeachment process in Washington can probably relate. Of course, we still have military conflict – in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, other assorted spots scattered acros...

 

Kids Christmas Store big success

Editor: The fifth annual Kids Free Christmas Store was a huge success again this year. On Saturday, Dec. 14, 147 kids 12 and under shopped for the relatives they live with. Over 825 gifts were selected by the kids. This year we knew Dutch Bros was...

 

Around Town Dec. 25, 2019

Extension seeks extra bee cocoons Local residents who have extra blue orchard mason bee cocoons can donate them to the Oregon State University Extension Service, which will happily take them and find new homes for them. Most home yards need about 50...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 25, 2019

Dec. 20 1:50 a.m. - Deputy found a small tree and several branches on the road blocking one lane, 41200 block of Skyline Road. Tree and branches removed. Dec. 19 2:55 a.m. - David Justin Laylon, 49, arrested on Sweet home warrant for failure to...

 

Three SH residents arrested for allegedly passing counterfeit bills

Sweet Home police have arrested three people, with more arrests possible, after a rash of counterfeit bills being passed in town during the last few weeks. Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his department...

 

Public Works to remove trees from Main Street median next week

After some delays, Sweet Home Public Works will begin removing five trees from the Main Street median strip planters Dec. 30. The work will continue through Dec. 31 if necessary. During that time, traffic will be restricted to one lane in both...

 

Outpouring of generosity pays off in happy hearts for GIs' kids

Christmas spirit reigned Friday afternoon, Dec. 20, in the Sweet Home School District Board Room. It was the culmination of the inaugural Operation Happy Hearts, an effort to provide gifts for childre...

 

Cagers beat Tilllamook, Molalla, extend record to 6-1

The Huskies extended their win streak in boys basketball last week with victories at home against Molalla, 77-65, on Friday and at Tillamook, 61-44, on Dec. 17. The Huskies started out back and forth...

 

SH beats Scio, loses to Regis, Mohawk

Rounding out a seven-game schedule in 10 days, Sweet Home went 1-2 at a tournament held in Regis, falling to Regis 58-48 Thursday in overtime, beating Scio 58-29 Friday and losing 52-46 to Mohawk Saturday. The games were part of the Regis Holiday...

 

Wrestlers sixth at Northwest Duals despite depleted numbers

A depleted Sweet Home varsity wrestling squad finished fifth in the finals bracket of the Northwest Duals tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec 20-21, at the Linn County Expo Center. "This is a...

 

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