Oh, what a year that was: 2022 in review


January 4, 2023

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Longtime Sweet Home High School swim coach Doug Peargin, right, congratulates 400 Freestyle Relay team members, from left, Isabel Sayer, Kirsten Sautel, Malia Hewitt and Peyton Markell following their second-place finish, which clinched Sweet Home's team title at the state swimming championship in February.


-- Michelle Duncan was sworn in as Linn County's 41st sheriff to serve out retired Sheriff Jim Yon's final year, making her the first female sheriff in the Linn County Sheriff's Office's 173-year history.

-- City Public Works staffers spent a day clearing out storm drain clogs that caused flooded streets during a weekend downpour.

-- Mahlia "Josie" Hewitt and Chloe Tyler won trophies at Oregon Swimming's Top 5 Banquet for both earning three Top 5 times in the state for their age groups.

-- Samaritan facilities require medical-grade masks and Linn County Public Health re-instituted v...

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