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Articles from the March 21, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

Council OKs City Hall remodel plan

The Sweet Home City Council last week settled on plans for remodeling the new City Hall. After receiving comments from city councilors last month, Liz Kale, Kate Dougherty and Sid Scott of...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

Numbers shifting at SHEM

The number of food boxes distributed by Sweet Home Emergency Ministries has decreased by about a third in the past three years, but the arrangements of the families assisted by the nonprofit...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 21, 2018

SH's Kayla Miller named Boys & Girls Club Youth of Year

One of small-town America's aspiring teachers has taken the baton from her role models while growing up, and is now running with it to be a role model to other children, herself. Kayla Miller, a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

Clint Black final pick to headline Jamboree

The Oregon Jamboree announced Clint Black Friday as its final headliner for the 2018 festival. Black will be joined by Chris Lane and Darryl Worley, who played the Jamboree's Mystery Concert in...

 

Grace Alene O'Brien

June 7, 1938 - March 6, 2018 A memorial service for Grace Alene O'Brien of Sweet Home will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Jim Riggs Community Center, 880 18th Ave. Sweet Home. Grace, 79, died...

 

Delilah Moore Leach

May 19, 1942 - Feb. 9, 2018 Delilah Moore Leach, 75, a former resident of Sweet Home and Lebanon, died Feb. 9, 2018 of post-polio decline at the home of her youngest brother, Donald Moore, in Middleto...

 

George Matzke

July 28, 1950 - March 17, 2018 George Arthur Matzke, 67, of Sweet Home, died March 17, 2018. He was born July 28, 1950 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. to Betty Lou (Daughty) and Orville H. Matzke. Mr. Matzke moved to Sweet Home in 1995 to live with his...

 

Terry Stafford

Jan. 3, 1949 - March 11, 2018 Terry V. Stafford, 69, of Sweet Home died March 11, 2018 in Portland. He was born Jan. 3, 1949 in Cole Camp, Mo. to Virgal J. and Emogene (Koehring) Stafford. He moved to Sweet Home when he was 2 years old. He lived in...

 

This spring brings opportunities to participate

Things are happening in Sweet Home. We’ve got a vastly rejuvenated Chamber of Commerce planning an awards ceremony featuring a local homegrown country star, Trevor Tagle, on April 7. We’ve got new city government leaders who are gaining...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

High school administrators shuffle seats with A.D.'s departure

Sweet Home High School Dean of Students Chris Hiaasen will be Sweet Home High School's new vice principal next year following the retirement of Athletic Director Steve Brown. Mark Looney will move to...

 

Total support for columnist's stance

Editor: Thank you to Jeff Hutchins for his column concerning gun control and issues. We support your feelings and your comments completely. Bob and Betty Weidner Sweet Home...

 

'Facts, not fallacies' should guide us

Editor: Thank you, Jeff Hutchins, for your guest editorial last week. We need facts, not fallacies, to live rationally. Since time began, men have killed men by whatever means was at hand. It is not the fault of the weapon, but of the user. Every...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

High school officials focus on boosting graduates

In their new positions at Sweet Home High School, Kristin Adams and Chris Hiaasen are spearheading the district’s Measure 98-based efforts to increase high school graduation rates. Adams, who was formerly the district’s GEAR-UP coordinator, will...

 

Around Town March 21, 2018

New Samaritan urgent clinic hours Samaritan Urgent Care Walk-In clinic in Lebanon has new hours. The clinic will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Walk-In Clinics are a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

Councilors approve $788,000 contract for Wastewater Treatment Plant designs

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved an agreement with Murraysmith and Associates to begin work on schematic designs for the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades for $788,000. The city completed four projects to replace sewer lines...

 

Public Safety March 21, 2018

March 19 12:13 a.m. - Brandin Martin Hugley, 30, arrested on Lebanon warrant for contempt of court on original charges of possession of marijuana and probation violation and a new charge of possession of meth, 2405 Main St., Circle K. Cited and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

Galster, Mayfield and Wingo named top Public Safety nominees

Eric Galster was named Firefighter of the Year and Administrative Assistant Julie Mayfield Employee of the Year for Members of the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, while the Sweet Home Police D...

 

Local talent turns out for Showdown

Sixteen local performers competed in SHARC Showdown IV, held Saturday in the Sweet Home High School auditorium. The event was a fund-raiser for the Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and...

 

Council approves annexation of property on Alder Street

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council last week approved the annexation of an Alder Street property, prompting a discussion among city staff and the council about annexing the entire area. The council held a public hearing on...

 

Huskies start baseball season in full stride, with wins over Cascade, Stayton

The Huskies opened their baseball season on the road, with an 18-1 victory over Cascade Monday, March 19, and a 5-0 shut-out over Stayton on March 14. “I think the kids are going a really good job,” said Coach John Best. They gave up just one...

 

After first matches, golfers already improved over last season

Sweet Home’s boys kicked their golf season off by beating their best team score from last year by eight strokes – on the same course, at Tokatee in Cottage Grove – on March 13. And that was in rather miserable conditions, “though I can’t...

 

Softball: Sweet Home gets big win over Stayton in 1-2 start

The Huskies gave up three big innings to opponents, losing a pair of games in the opening week of the softball season; but they also picked up their first win, 10-running Stayton. Sweet Home lost 9-4...

 

Young Huskiettes wind up dance season with 9th place at state

The Sweet Home High School Huskiettes dance team finished ninth in the preliminary round of the state dance competition held Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum. Teams competed in the...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    March 21, 2018

Sen. Wyden talks guns, health and trade at town hall

Gun control and mental health were the dominant topics raised by local citizens during a town hall meeting held by Sen. Ron Wyden at Linn-Benton Community College on March 17. About 175 people...

 

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