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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

Work on upper Sankey Park BMX course back on track

The City of Sweet Home and City Councilor James Goble have resumed work on the BMX track in Upper Sankey Park. "The last thing we did was in 2016 when we did a big community drive out here," said...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

SHHS alum, Harvard prof, wins 'Nobel Prize for the Environment'

When Dr. James J. McCarthy grew up in Sweet Home in the 1940s and 50s, he developed a love for the outdoors that propelled him to a career in ecology and environmental science. This year, McCarthy, a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

School Board sets calendar for 2018-19

The Sweet Home School Board Monday approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The calendar addressed some complaints from teachers and parents while failing to address all of them. On Monday...

 

Dorothy Schwarz

Oct. 26, 1921 - March 5, 2018 Dorothy Lydia Schwarz, 96, of Sweet Home passed away March 5, 2018. She was born Oct. 26, 1921 in Buhl, Idaho, to Jens and Hulda (Kluender) Lassen. She attended school...

 

Pete Porter

Aug. 9, 1929 – Feb. 23, 2018 Harley Frank ‘Pete” Porter passed from this life into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 23, 2018, at 88½ years of age. He was born Aug. 9, 1929...

 

Larry Dale Fagan

Sept. 28, 1941 - Dec. 24, 2017 Larry Dale Fagan, a longtime resident of Sweet Home and Lebanon, died Dec. 24, 2017, at the age of 76 in Kingman, Ariz. The son of Johny and Helen Fagan, he was born...

 

LaVera Anderson

May 10, 1923 - March 7, 2018 LaVera Mae (Brown) Anderson, 94, of Sweet Home died March 7, 2018. She was born May 10, 1923 in Portland to Jess and Beatrice (Berg-lund) Brown. Her favorite hobbies were...

 

Lisa Baugus-Bone

Feb. 10, 1973 – Feb. 27, 2018 Lisa Diane Baugus-Bone, 45, of Sweet Home died Feb. 27, 2018. She was born Feb. 10, 1973 in Lebanon to Johnny and Joyce I. (Miner) Baugus. She grew up and lived most...

 

Barbara Heuett

Oct. 25, 1957 – Feb. 21, 2018 Barbara June Heuett, 60, of Sweet Home died Feb. 21, 2018 at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in Albany after a long bout with cancer. Her family never left her side....

 

Post-tragedy gun arguments smack of ignorance, fallacies

By Jeff Hutchins Following the latest school shooting, in Florida, and the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a lot of false information – and in some cases, flat-out lies, have been disseminated, especially through the mass media. Few things infuriate...

 

Around Town March 14, 2018

Electrical ‘Boot Camp’ for teens A 10-week, once-weekly “High School Electrical Boot Camp” will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 3 through June 5, at Central Electrical Training Center, 33309 Highway 99E, Tangent. The free Boot...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

Hero Banner project progressing, with 10 in works, more orders expected

Jim and Lisa Gourley are moving forward with their effort to hang at least 50 Hero Banners along Main Street by Memorial Day. “We have about 10 of them in process, that are being made at this time,” Jim Gourley said. They have had about 30...

 

Public Safety March 14, 2018

March 11 12:07 a.m. - Caller reported that her vehicle had been hit in a parking lot two days earlier, 621 Main St., Thriftway. Report taken. 2:47 p.m. - Caller reported items stolen from the caller’s property, 50500 bock of Highway 20. Report...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

SHFAD steadily rebuilding equipment with funds from bond

The new water tender for Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District is in Prineville for installation of several final pieces of equipment before receiving striping and decals and deployment at the Crawfo...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    March 14, 2018

2 face charges from Spoleto's heist

Two Sweet Home men face charges related to a November 2017 robbery at Spoleto's. Zachary Mitchell Johnson, 24, has been charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree theft and unauthorized use of...

 

Payoff on a friendly wager

Augustadt said the school challenged the students to decrease the number of tardies. SHJH has implemented tardy sweeps between classes, Augustadt said, and it dramatically cut the number. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

Grant funding provides help for Little Promises' playground equipment

Before the fences came, the smallest students at Little Promises Child Care could only gaze longingly as older children played on a set of four large tires on the preschool and daycare program's...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 14, 2018

Biologist: New fish weir installed in Foster Dam will facilitate fish travel

After a two-week delay U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffers installed a new fish weir in Foster Dam Tuesday, March 6. It was clearly a big moment for Corps Fish Biologist Fenton Khan of the Portland...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 14, 2018

Ally Tow commits to playing volleyball for LBCC Roadrunners

After a stellar volleyball career at Sweet Home High School, Ally Tow signed a letter of intent last week to play for Linn-Benton Community College in the fall. Tow, a 5-11 front-row player, was an...

 

Hailey Miller named Husky cheer Pink Pom award winner

The Sweet Home High School cheerleaders named sophomore Hailey Miller their Pink Pom Girl of the Year during the team's annual awards banquet held March 7. The Pink Pom Award is a season-level...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 14, 2018

Sweet Home swimmer Mia Davis signs with College of Idaho

Sweet Home swimmer Mia Davis has signed a letter of intent to swim at the College of Idaho. Davis, a senior, said she determined "around this time last year" that she wanted to swim in college, after...

 

Forestry Club wins at home meet

The Sweet Home High School Forestry Club finished first Saturday at home to open the forestry competition season. Also competing Saturday were Clatskenie, Knappa, Scio, Philomath and Tillamook. The...

 

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