From Our Files (Jan. 18, 2023)


January 18, 2023

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January 18, 1973: TOMCO truck drivers who had compiled near 1½ million accident-free miles on highways in three states were pictured with company owner Amos Horner, second from left and Burlon Miller, transportation director. From left they were Gene Ormsby, Sid Walters, Jim Roosa, Randy Babcock, Roy Sampson, Durrill Harper, Dudley Lindberg and Jim Maynard.

Jan. 18, 1973

City Manager Michael Gleason said an increase in vandalism is costing the city thousands of dollars in repairs, adding that Sweet Home has one of the worst records in the state for vandalism, particularly in the parks.

Something is broken or damaged every week. Damage at the beginning of the year included broken drinking fountain heads at Sankey Park (cost to replace will be $150 plus labor), broken glass, broken lights at the library parking lot ($15 each plus labor), and dented and scratched doors at Northside Park ($200 each to replace).

Other recent destruction includes...

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