From Our Files - September 20, 2023 Edition


September 20, 2023

Rev. Rod Vermillion, pastor of Evangelical United Brethren Church, had his house moved from 1351 Long Street to a pair of lots near the corner of 14th and Kalmia.

Sept. 20, 1973

Willamette Industries Logging Division office was burglarized. A portable Sony AM radio worth $25 was stolen along with a metal box containing an unknown number of stamps and $2.50 in cash.

The Santiam Four Wheel Drive Association, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will participate in a joint effort to clean up Green Peter and Foster Dam areas. The project is part of the "Johnny Horizon '76" program. The club will also be involved in a clean up operation in the Willamette National Forest later in the month.

Alternate plans are being presented to residents of the Foster-Midway area after the City of Sweet Home removed itself from the forced annexation issue. Establishing a County Service District for the development of water and sewer systems is one option, or voters could form a special paid district. Other options include repair of septic tanks and cesspools, establish its own sewage treatment plant, or contract with Sweet Home for its services.

Sept. 23, 1998

Charley Waller finished work on the Foster Lake Trail installing three benches and adding gravel as part of his Eagle Scout project. A member of Boy Scout Troop 362, the 17-year-old used material provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete the work.

In just a little more than a year, the Sweet Home Singles have grown from a backyard barbecue to a thriving group of some 40 members. The members participate in numerous activities such as camping, watching plays, touring wineries and joining community clean-up events.

Parents who want to communicate with the school district can now do so electronically via a new web page designed by SHHS assistant principal Steve Fletcher. The website provides information on each of the schools, and will be up and running on a trial basis. Fletcher said the superintendent wanted the district to get online because he believed it would be a good resource of communication for the community.


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