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Articles from the May 30, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Sweet Home resident Yon next Linn County Sheriff

Undersheriff Jim Yon will be sworn in as sheriff Friday morning, June 1, in the Linn County Courthouse. The Linn County Board of Commissioners appointed Yon May 24 to succeed Bruce Riley who retires F...

 

Alert broadcast locally warns of toxins in Salem-area water.

An alert broadcast to local broadcast outlets and cellphones at 8:31 p.m. is warning of toxins in the water in the Salem area It warns not to drink tap water in Salem and surrounding communities. Levels of toxins have been detected in the City of... Full story

 

Former chamber manager arrested

Sweet Home police arrested the former executive director of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Friday morning, May 25. Katrina Crabtree, who separated from the chamber in March 2017, was charged with...

 

Crawfordsville bookkeeper sentenced

A former local bookkeeper, Petreena Marie Clow, was sentenced last week to serve 90 days in jail and pay $117,600 in fines and restitution following her guilty pleas to seven felony counts. Linn...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 30, 2018

Find ornament on trail, win trip for two to D.C.

You're hiking one of the mountain trails in the Sweet Home Ranger District when you suddenly spot a green glass Christmas ornament, maybe in a tree off the trail. You notice it has a website and a...

 

Three SH-area fires do damage over Memorial Day weekend

Two fires destroyed a shop and a piece of heavy equipment on Friday and Sunday, then a third on Monday burned roughly a half acre and three pine trees Friday through Monday in the Sweet Home area....

 

Miriam 'Mim' Hooley

April 24, 1948 - May 21, 2018 Miriam "Mim" Hooley, 70, of Sweet Home went home to be with her Savior on Monday, May 21, 2018. Mim was born in Sweet Home on April 24, 1948 to Clayton and IdaRose...

 

Helen Elizabeth Bliege

Feb. 17, 1943 - April 30, 2018 Helen Elizabeth (Baker) Bliege, age 75, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2018 in York Twp., Mich. Helen was born on Feb. 17, 1943 in Topeka, Kan. to parents Samuel...

 

Lisa Hayworth

Feb. 3, 1967 - May 23, 2018 Lisa Marie Hayworth, 51, of Sweet Home died May 23, 2018. She was born Feb. 3, 1967 in Lebanon to Jackie Eugene and Gail Lee (Lindberg) Morse. She grew up in Sweet Home and has lived here most of her life. She loved her...

 

Leon Ohnesorge

June 25, 1933 - May 24, 2018 Leon Kay Ohnesorge, 84, of Sweet Home died May 24, 2018. He was born in Belvidere, Neb. to Emil C. and Paula Lilly (Kapperman) Ohnesorge. He grew up Henriette, Minn. He moved in 1995 from Bloomington, Minn. to Sweet...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Gleaners take steps to give thrift store dramatic facelift

Sweet Home Gleaners' thrift store is getting an interior facelift, among other changes the organization has been implementing in recent months. The Gleaners have been busy putting numerous donations...

 

MaQatish, Plagmann qualify for November in contested race

During the May 15 election, Rachel Kittson-MaQatish won the most votes for Linn County Circuit Court judge, position one. With 44.92 percent of the vote, 9,915 votes, she will face Teri L. Plagmann, who received 30.04 percent of the vote (6,631...

 

Steps to provide for homeless timely, necessary

We see them nearly every day, though sometimes they aren’t very obvious – our local homeless population. Some stand out, walking the streets, panhandling, hanging out at favorite spots around town. Others are a lot less noticeable, or way under...

 

Christmas tree a big opportunity

Editor: Many great things are being done in and for the City of Sweet Home. I finally got to attend one of the meetings for the Christmas Tree activities. This is the biggest opportunity for everyone in and around Sweet Home to participate in this na...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Local leaders focus on how to assist homeless in need

Longtime Planning Commission Chairman Henry Wolthuis is leading a new committee with the goal of helping the homeless off the streets and possibly into work. That’s a long-term objective. “I think there’s a lot of interest in this,” said...

 

Around Town May 30, 2018

Photographer to exhibit at bank Lebanon photographer Ken Bolf is displaying five new photographs this June and July at Citizens Bank, 2122 S. Santiam Highway, Lebanon.  The June photographs are black and white and are a mixture of literal and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

New city Commercial Exterior Program aims to put face on economic development

The Sweet Home City Council last week unanimously approved a new Commercial Exterior Program. Voting to approve the program during the council's regular meeting on May 22 were Bob Briana, Susan...

 

Sweet Home's Symphonic Choir at State

The Sweet Home High School Symphonic Choir sings "Sisi Ni Moja" at the state choir competition held at George Fox University on May 4. The choir finished seventh among 12 choirs. "I do think this was...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 30, 2018

Noah Project at Fir Lawn seeking 'boat elves' to help teens build crafts

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church's sailboat-building project is gearing up for its second year and Pastor Joe Medley says help is needed. Specifically, some "boat elves." Medley has had a hankering for years...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

SH honors fallen, veteran, military personnel over weekend

Sweet Home Public Works crew members Friday put up 41 "honor banners" along Highway 20 from about the new City Hall, 3225 Main St., to Clover Memorial Park, the intersection of 1st Avenue and Highway...

 

Public Safety May 30, 2018

Editor’s Note: The majority of last week’s police logs from Sweet Home Police Department were not available at press time. See next week’s edition for those missing here. May 27 12:34 p.m. – Anonymous caller reported loud music in the 27800...

 

Huskies make it to softball quarterfinals before falling at Philomath

Sweet Home overcame a mid-game McLoughlin lead to win their first round of state playoffs 7-5 on the road May 23 but fell 8-4 Friday at Philomath in the second round of state playoffs. Fourth-ranked...

 

Golfers celebrate 'good season'

The Sweet Home golf teams celebrated their season Thursday, May 24, with a barbecue hosted by Coach Pat Davis. Davis said the future is bright for the both the girls, who will lose four-time state...

 

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