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July 26, 2023

1973: Turning in "leftovers" mostly empty boxes are the top prize winners in the reacent Sweet Home Little League candy sale. The top salesmen, reporting to Gene Hyatt, candy sales chairman, are (from left) James McConnel fourth, who won $10; Cliff Leader, third $10; Tim Fields, second $25 savings bond; Robert McAfee, fifth, baseball glove; and Tracy VanRosky, first $50 savings bond. The candy sale frive, only fund-raising project allowed for Little Leaguers in uniform, raised $864 -- from 1,782 candy bars sold -- for Sweet Home Little League.

July 26, 1973

Arlo Gustaf Nordendahl died after falling off a 25-foot cliff in Cascadia State Park. Early investigation revealed Nordendahl was "horseplaying" with Harold F. Maier on a bluff when they fell over and into the river below. Maier sustained fractured ribs and a broken arm and Nordendahl died while en route to the hospital.

Willamette Industries issued a petition to City Council to annex to Sweet Home under a delayed taxation plan. The plan would mean the first four years as part of the city, Willamette Industries would pay less than the full rate of taxation on its property, and...

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