From Our Files (Jan. 11, 2023)


January 11, 2023

File photo

Blasting of the Wiley Dam at Foster was completed in January of 1973. Debris was retained by nets of tires and wire mesh, left, before the dynamite charge was set off. Broken section at right is result of test blast prior to the real thing.

Jan. 11, 1973

Shawn Patrick Lindley was the first baby born of the Sweet Home district this year, and the first child for parents Kenneth and Carolyn Lindley.

Shawn was born Jan. 3 at 9:49 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 14 oz. He already has plans to spend the first few years of his life in Scotland. His father, currently on leave in Virginia, is a Navy man, boiler tender third class.

His mother arrived in Oregon two days before Shawn's birth and will join her husband in Scotland in February, where he will be stationed. Both parents are graduates of Sweet Home High School.

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