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Articles from the April 18, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018

Cove logger named SHHS natural resources teacher

Starting next year, Sweet Home High School students will have the option to earn credits in natural resources following the School Board's decision last week to hire a natural resources career and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018

Council finalizes design details for new SH City Hall

The Sweet Home City Council selected a floor plan for the new City Hall last week, asking for a couple of minor changes. In a work session on April 10. Scott-Edwards Architecture presented council...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 18, 2018

County jail gets new scanner to detect narcotics

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to prevent illegal narcotics from entering the jail. A mail screening system was installed on Wednesday, April 11, and positively identified heroin on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018

Canine cop Gemma graduates from training

Sweet Home Police Officer Sasha McDonald's canine partner has graduated and joined her in patrolling the streets. Gemma, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, graduated on April 3 after completing 200 hours...

 

Oscar (Scotty) Evenson

Jan. 27, 1931 – March 18, 2018 Oscar (Scotty) Vincent Evenson, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Salem on the evening of March 18, 2018. He was born Jan. 27, 1931 in Sisseton, S.D. to Oscar...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 18, 2018

Cascadia Shopper bus gets under way

When the bus rolled up in front of Safeway Tuesday morning, April 10, Wanda Neuschwander felt satisfaction. After years of dreaming about it, she and other Cascadia residents had bus transportation to...

 

Free press key to democratic process

Editor: Re: your recent editorial about the current status of journalism in the U.S. (April 4). As a college journalism graduate and lifetime career journalist I have to relay my kudos for your courageous stance in defense of our profession and for...

 

Local candidate for judge is best choice

Editor: Kind, generous, active, fighter, strong, compassionate, smart, long suffering, stable, dependable, organized, thoughtful, moral. The list could go on and on. Rachel Kittson-MaQatish, a schoolmate from long ago, has always been a personal hero...

 

Governor's call for special session raises variety of questions

As of the writing of this article, Governor Brown has indicated she is going to sign Senate Bill 1528, which will disconnect certain portions of the Oregon tax code from the federal tax code. In her press release announcing her intent, she also said...

 

Four candidates for county judgeship in May 15 election

Four candidates are running in the May 15 nonpartisan primary election for Linn County Circuit Court Judge Position 3: Jennifer S. Hisey, Rachel Kittson-MaQatish, Teri Plagmann and Rebecca Winters....

 

Around Town April 18, 2018

GOP Spring Gala Friday at Expo The Linn County Republican Party will hold a Spring Gala at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Willamette Conference Center at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd., Albany. “Politics is funny business,...

 

Public Safety April 18, 2018

April 15 8:41 a.m. - Officer posted a vehicle parked at 18th and Long for removal on April 18. 9:12 a.m. - A 29-year-old female warned for sleeping in Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. 11:44 a.m. - Nicholas Scot Warren, 38, arrested on Sweet Home warrants...

 

Local Realtor receives top state recognition

Longtime local Realtor Don Robertson has been named the 2018 Realtor of the Year by the Oregon Association of Realtors. "Don exemplifies the best in our profession," said Steve Strode, 2018 OAR...

 

Police continue search for SH man after chase

Sweet Home police continue to seek a 31-year-old Sweet Home man in connection to a high-speed early morning pursuit and crash involving a patrol car on April 3 and for outstanding warrants. Officer...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018

New volunteer emergency management coordinator making difference for city

The City of Sweet Home’s Emergency Preparedness Committee has been somewhat stalled in the past year or so, but a new volunteer emergency management coordinator has been a catalyst for renewed activity. Tommy Mull, 45, is moving an update of the...

 

Parade of personal bests continues for Huskies in track and field

Despite some snowy high-altitude weather at Sisters Thursday, April 12, Sweet Home came away with several wins and, Coach Dakotah Keys said, some experience in gutting it out when conditions aren't id...

 

Softball team splits with Elmira, shuts out Cottage Grove

After shutting out Cottage Grove 20-0 at home in softball on April 10, Sweet Home split games in a doubleheader against a much tougher Elmira squad Friday on the road. The doubleheader left the...

 

Baseball team beats Elmira, CG to take lead in Sky-Em

The Huskies took a slim lead in Sky-Em baseball standings last week after dominating Elmira, 15-0 and 14-4, in a doubleheader at home Friday and beating Cottage Grove 6-3 on the road April 10. Sweet...

 

Boys establishing themselves as solid third in league golf

Sweet Home’s boys have established themselves in the pecking order of the district in golf this season. The Huskies finished third, behind Stayton and Cascade, in a league meet at Middlefield in Cottage Grove Friday, April 13, for the third time...

 

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