From Our Files (Dec. 22, 2021)
December 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 his family while he was questioning them here during an investigation into the theft of a pool cue.
Deputies also arrested Earnest Gordon Hughes on a charge of setting fire to forest lands.
Will Rodgers donned his Santa suit this weekend to fill the role of the jolly bearded gentleman for his 23rd consecutive year. It all began in 1948 when he agr...