From Our Files (March 2, 2022)


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 has seen a lot of changes since starting the job in Cascadia in 1957. The ranger station moved to Sweet Home in 1959, and again in its present building in 1963.

Jess started with a crew of seven, but now manages 20-plus year-round employees whose role has increased to harvest more timber and develop roads. Jess is responsible for developing the...

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