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From Our Files (May 25, 2022)

May 25, 1972 Sweet Home firemen answered a call from the Boise Cascade plant west of town to extinguish a small blaze in a pile of sawdust near the mill. The fire was caused when a dump truck hauling the sander dust from a bin to the dump site...

 

From Our Files (May 18, 2022)

May 19, 1972 An electronic piano was presented to the Senior Citizens of Sweet Home. The Lebanon chapter of Knights of Columbus, which includes Sweet Home member Bud Steinbacher, donated $250 toward the piano’s purchase. Membership in the senior...

 

From Our Files (May 11, 2022)

May 11, 1972 Tammy Williams, 14, was taken to the hospital following a bike accident on Pleasant Valley Road. The accident occurred when she lost control of her bike after dogs ran onto the road as she was riding downhill. She was treated for cuts...

 

From Our Files (May 4, 2022)

May 4, 1972 David and Bridget Cooper will assume ownership and management of The New Era after buying the paper from John and David Nelson, and Connie Johnson, who’ve owned the paper since 1970. Cooper leaves his job as news editor of the Daily...

 

From Our Files (April 27, 2022)

April 27, 1972 About 50 people met with two representatives of the Department of Environmental Quality and officials of a five county Solid Waste Management Model Plan committee at the site of the Holley dump. After an hour of argument between local...

 

From Our Files (April 20, 2022)

April 20, 1972 Members of the Chamber of Commerce approved a resolution urging the DEQ to reconsider its evaluation of the Sweet Home dump near Holley. The DEQ said the dump is a potential fire and pollution hazard, and has been working on closure...

 

From Our Files (April 13, 2022)

April 13, 1972 The City Council took steps to rid the community of two nuisance and dangerous areas. They passed a resolution to advertise bids for clean-up of the sites. The first includes a concrete building apparently used once for drying lumber,...

 

From Our Files (April 6, 2022)

April 6, 1972 Sweet Home will have its first nursing home in the near future. Application for building a 20-bed structure at 980 Nandina was approved by the Planning and Zoning commissions. The nursing home will be Medicare-approved, according to...

 

From Our Files (March 23, 2022)

March 23, 1972 William V. Carpenter was named the Sweet Home Ranger District’s new district ranger. He began working for the U.S. Forest Service in 1961, holding positions on the Okanogan, Gifford Pinchot and Ochoco national forests. Carpenter will...

 

From Our Files (March 16, 2022)

March 16, 1972 The District 55 School Board approved the hiring of a diversified occupations director and a vocational education director for high school programs. They will develop vocational programs being stressed by the state board of education...

 

From Our Files (March 9, 2022)

March 9, 1972 City Manager Mike Gleason got an earful of complaints about flooding waters in the area of Mt. View Drive and 22nd, 23rd and Long streets. When drain ditches and lines reached capacity during the heavy rainfall (2.5 inches in 24...

 

From Our Files (March 2, 2022)

March 2, 1972 Mrs. Jim Brown, owner of Maples Grocery at Cascadia, reports a third break-in within the past three weeks. The Sweet Home District Ranger for the Willamette National Forest, Orval Jess, will retire on his 62nd birthday this week. Jess...

 

From Our Files (Feb. 23, 2022)

Feb. 24, 1972 A traffic accident at 4219 Hwy. 20 sent Everett Taylor to the hospital and left three trucks in considerable damage. When Taylor entered the highway from the Gateway Cafe drive, he collided with an eastbound truck, which then slammed...

 

From Our Files (Feb. 16, 2022)

Feb. 17, 1972 About 60 people crowded into the school district conference room for the school board meeting this week. A number of parents voiced dissatisfaction with ungraded report cards from elementary and junior high schools. Most of the meeting...

 

From Our Files (Feb. 9, 2022)

February 10, 1972 For the second time in eight days, a motel has been the target for out-of-control vehicles. Last week a pickup truck struck Porta Via Motel. This week, three men were injured and hospitalized after their car rammed into a corner...

 

From Our Files (Feb. 2, 2022)

Feb. 3, 1972 A pickup truck wiped out one unit of the Porta Via Motel when driver David Henry Bruseau, 35, left Terrace Lane and crashed into the back end of the building where the bathroom is. Bruseau and his passenger, daughter Marsha Lee, 14,...

 

From Our Files (Jan. 26, 2022)

Jan. 27, 1972 Last week’s storm that dumped 2.32 inches of rain on Sweet Home and even greater amounts in other areas caused heavier damage locally than in other parts of the Willamette Valley. At least three bridges were washed out in Eastern...

 

From Our Files (Jan. 19, 2022)

January 20, 1972 It was learned Wednesday that the contract of Douglas Olds, school superintendent for four years, has not been renewed by the Board of Directors of District 55. The decision, according to Olds and Walter Mulholland, board chairman, w...

 

From Our Files – The New Era 25/50 Years Ago – August 14, 2019

Aug. 14, 1969 A thousand balloons, each with a certificate inside good for free merchandise from area merchants, are scheduled for release over Sweet Home next week. The “Bonus Balloon Bonanza” is a Chamber of Commerce Retail Trades Committee...

 

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