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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 2, 2018

Corps testing waters at Foster Lake to learn whether fish weir works effectively

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fish biologist Fenton Khan is confident the new weir at Foster Dam will improve fish passage downstream for winter steelhead and spring Chinook. Providing more flow and a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 2, 2018

Councilors decide to re-up on enterprise zone

The Sweet Home City Council voted last week to move forward with renewal of the Sweet Home Enterprise Zone and to maintain its existing boundaries. The council voted 5-2. Voting yes were Bob Briana, Susan Coleman, Mayor Greg Mahler, Dave Trask and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 2, 2018

1973 time capsule to be opened soon

In the next few weeks, Sweet Home High School will open a time capsule buried by students at the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1973. School officials are working out the details, and city...

 

Susan McIntire

Oct. 13, 1954 – Jan. 20, 2016 Susan "Sue" McIntire, 61, of Sweet Home died Jan. 20, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Ill. to Carl and Mary Basel. She lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, before moving to Sweet...

 

Ted McIntire

Nov. 29, 1954 - April 28, 2018 Ted Lewis McIntire, 63, of Sweet Home died April 28, 2018. He was born Nov. 29, 1954 in Salinas, Calif. to Lewis Clifton and Virginia (Fisher) McIntire. He lived in...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 2, 2018

Marty Lovik, Carolyn Croxford installed as veterans leaders

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3437 installed Marty Lovik as its new commander and the Auxiliary installed Carolyn Croxford as president last week. The two organizations held installation ceremonies...

 

Housing law could benefit needy in Sweet Home

Housing is increasingly expensive in east Linn County, and the reason is short supply. We detailed some of the specifics in a report in our April 25 issue, but anyone who has acquaintances who are renters seeking to move out or up can attest to the...

 

Confidence in judge candidate

Editor: Usually we have so little information about judges, but this time I know Rachel Kittson-MaQatish (position # 3).  I feel confident in recommending that you vote for Rachel.  Yes, she interned at The Legislature with me and we have kept in...

 

Clean meat is truly pro-life

Editor: Tyson Foods, one of the biggest meat businesses in the world, is joining Bill Gates, Richard Branson (virgin.com), Cargill, the second-largest beef producer in the world along with many others are investing in Memphis Meats and other...

 

Around Town May 2, 2018

Got bees? Students ready to rescue The Sweet Home High School bee club is offering a variety of products and services, including soaps, lotions and honey, and swarm removal. For more information, call (541) 367-7145. Donations sought for Oak Heights...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 2, 2018

Wiley Creek residents get set to celebrate 20th anniversary

Every morning, rain or shine, Donna Ego, Joy Alton and Maxine Martin set out on their walk around Samaritan Wiley Creek Community's neighborhood, watching the sun rise over their community within the...

 
 News    May 2, 2018

Public Safety May 2, 2018

April 29 11:27 a.m. - Caller reported that a male was sending inappropriate photos and videos through Instagram to her 11-year-old daughter, 1700 block of 12th. Officer helped parents block and report the account. The parents would continue to...

 

SH golfers posting solid scores as district tournament nears

Sweet Home's golfers finally got a chance to host their own tournament Tuesday, April 24, then followed that up with tune-ups for the district meet. Both the boys and girls played mixed-team...

 

Softball team sweeps Sutherlin, loses close one to Junction City, battling for second

Sweet Home beat Sutherlin 8-4 and 9-7 in a softball doubleheader on the road Friday after losing a tight game 11-10 to top-ranked Junction City on April 24. The week leaves the 11th-ranked Huskies at 7-4 in the Sky-Em League, third behind Elmira at...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    May 2, 2018

Juvenile court charges rise over past year

Court charges against juveniles are up in Linn County from last year according to a report presented to the Linn County Board of Commissioners on April 24. Commissioner Will Tucker asked Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn about the spike. “We...

 
 News    May 2, 2018

Forestry Club second at state

Sweet Home's Forestry Club took second place as a team in the state championship held April 27-28 at Hopkins Demonstration Forest near Oregon City. Individually, Luke Shiffert took Overall Jack as the...

 

Track: Girls run blazing time in 4x400

With the district track championships a week away, Sweet Home Coach Dakotah Keys is excited about where his Huskies are at, particularly after what he saw on the track the district meet will be held on May 10 and 12. Sweet Home competed April 28 in...

 

JC edges out SH in 10-inning game

Tied for first last week with Junction City in baseball, the Huskies lost two extra-inning games to Junction City at home on April 24 and Wednesday and then turned around and won both games of a doubleheader against Sutherlin at home Friday. The...

 

Ten Sweet Home wrestlers place at state placewinners

Sweet Home had 10 placewinners at the state Greco-Roman and freestyle championships held April 21 and 22 at Newberg. In the Cadet division, Jackson Royer was second in both freestyle and Greco at 138...

 

SH's Josie Hewitt wins state swim title

Sweet Home Swimming Club member Josie Hewitt won a state championship in the 200 Breaststroke at the Oregon State Short Course Championships in February. Hewitt, an eighth-grader, was one of two...

 

JC edges out SH in 10-inning game

Tied for first last week with Junction City in baseball, the Huskies lost two extra-inning games to Junction City at home on April 24 and Wednesday and then turned around and won both games of a...

 

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