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 By Scott Swanson    News    March 7, 2018

Milt Moran takes over helm at CTC as Dave Furtwangler steps down

It's a Friday and Milt Moran is grappling with one of the biggest challenges of his 45-year career at Cascade Timber Consulting. After some 34 years, he's having to change offices. Moran, the most...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 7, 2018

Holley students win Battle of the Books regional title

In their first year of participation in Oregon Battle of the Books, Holley students won the regional competition in Woodburn against 49 other schools March 3, and will move on to the state tournament...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 7, 2018

City Council gets first look at City Hall plans

Sweet Home City Council last week got a look at drawings of the new City Hall building. Scott-Edwards Architects is in the plan development phase of the project, which will remodel the former Sweet...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 7, 2018

City health panel grappling with homeless issue

The city’s health committee is interested in finding ways to help the homeless, but its members last week noted difficulties in solving the problem. Shanda and Gye Deardorff attended the committee’s regular meeting on Feb. 26 to prompt...

 

David Guyer

Dec. 22, 1949 – Feb. 27, 2018 David Lee Guyer, 68, of Sweet Home died Feb. 27, 2018. He was born Dec. 22, 1949 in Fort Towson, Okla. to Dave and Margy (Martin) Guyer. Mr. Guyer moved to Sweet Home f...

 

Patricia Hyatt

June 18, 1933 – Feb. 27, 2018 Patricia L. Hyatt, 84, of Sweet Home died Feb. 27, 2018. She was born June 18, 1933 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Glenna Evelyn Christophers. She lived in Canada,...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    March 7, 2018

SHOCASE aims to advance arts in Sweet Home

A new coalition formed to promote the arts in Sweet Home is looking for members. The only requirement is an interest in the arts. “I don’t really have any skills, I just get involved,” said Shirley Austin, one of the founding members of the...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 7, 2018

New SH doctor grew up in Gold Beach, prefers small towns

Dr. Carl Hoogesteger, Sweet Home Family Medicine's newest physician, is familiar with small-town Oregon life. He grew up in Gold Beach, a small coastal town of 2,000 people. There were 60 kids in his...

 

Short session produces solid accomplishments

Some pleasant surprises have emerged from this year’s “Short Session” in the Oregon Legislature. First, our legislators finished early. Wow. We complain about Salem’s penchant for overreaches, particularly about government overreaches and a...

 

Around Town March 6, 2018

Sweet Home Police Academy March 22 Sweet Home Police Department will offer a six-week Citizens Academy to the public starting March 22. If interested, contact Gina Riley at (541) 367-5181 or download the application at www.sweet-h...

 

Public Safety March 6, 2018

March 5 1:08 a.m. - Officer found a bicycle, Wiley Creek Park. Placed in found property. 4:43 a.m. - Caller reported a male yelling for help, Main and Highway 228. Officer located a male having...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    March 7, 2018

SH woman sentenced to 37 months for role in alleged kidnapping case

Sabrina Marie Major, 35, of Sweet Home, has been sentenced to 37 months of prison for second-degree assault related to a case in which a man reported he was kidnapped on Oct. 2, 2017. Charges of...

 

Police seek man found wandering hallways at Sweet Home High

The Sweet Home Police Department is asking the public's help to identify a man who was spotted inside Sweet Home High School at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5. "We want to interview him, find out...

 

Polar Plunge 2018

Sweet Home Police Department employees and volunteers are making their mark in the annual Polar Plunge fund-raiser for Special Olympics. Team SHPD Super Heroes, above, hit the chilly drink in the Will...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 7, 2018

Homelessness a hard reality for local couple with few options

They were asleep when a Sheriff's deputy knocked on Shanda and Gye Deardorff's door. When they answered, the Deardorffs were told what they'd heard a lot: It's time to move on. Gye wondered exactly...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 7, 2018

Homelessness in community poses lots of questions, no easy answers

Homelessness remains an issue throughout the Sweet Home area. During the summer, national forestland is crowded with homeless campers. The School District continues to have one of the highest...

 

Forestry winners

Sweet Home Forestry Club members won their first competition of the spring season on Saturday, March 3, at Knappa. In addition to the team's win, Callie Baker won Overall Jill and Zech Brown won...

 

Coulter, Yunke, Thorpe and Kurtz named Outstanding wrestlers

Seniors Bryce Coulter and Ricky Yunke, junior Marissa Kurtz and sophomore Travis Thorpe were named the Pat Baxter Outstanding Wrestlers for Sweet Home at the team's 22nd annual awards banquet Sunday e...

 

Yon, Hager, Lupolis named top swimmers

Lauren Yon, Rawlins Lupoli and Rowland Lupoli were named Outstanding Varsity Swimmers and Megan Hager was named Outstanding Frosh/Soph Swimmer Feb. 28 at the Sweet Home swimming team's awards dinner....

 

Holly, Swanson named boys hoops co-MVPs

The Huskies named their teammates Keegan Holly and Jake Swanson co-Most Valuable Players during the boys basketball team's annual awards dessert March 27. Either player might lead the team's scoring,...

 

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