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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 13, 2018

Graduation hats go up as rain comes down

An overflow crowd packed Sweet Home High School's Main Gym Friday night for the Class of 2018's graduation exercises. The ceremony was moved indoors after weather reports predicting almost certain...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Improvements, clean-up efforts in progress at Sankey; more in pipeline

The City of Sweet Home is moving forward with improvements at Sankey Park, last week sending out a request for proposals for a new pedestrian bridge over Ames Creek upstream from Weddle Bridge. Soon...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Board OKs boost to web access in schools

Sweet Home School District Internet service improved substantially this school year, and the board Monday approved another project to continue boosting performance at the elementary and junior high schools. The district made big gains at the high...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Planning commissioners finalize accessory dwelling recommendations

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week voted to recommend approval of new rules for building or siting accessory dwelling structures within the city limits. In 2017, the state legislature approved a new law, Senate Bill 1051, allowing...

 

Albert Cowan

Sept. 16, 1920 - June 6, 2018 Albert Edgar Cowan, 97, of Sweet Home died June 6, 2018 in his Wiley Creek home. He was born Sept. 16, 1920 in Birch Tree, Mo. to LeRoy and Anna Mae (Larrew) Cowan. He...

 

Shannen Kyriss

June 22, 1976 - April 5, 2018 Shannen Skye Kyriss, 41, formerly of Sweet Home, died April 5, 2018 in Monument. She was born June 22, 1976 in Lebanon to Clarence and Donna Kyriss. She grew up on a mink...

 

Barbara Rice

July 17, 1933 – June 3, 2018 Barbara Ann (Brendle) Rice, 84, of Sweet Home died June 3, 2018. She was born July 17, 1933 in Vernonia, daughter of the late Thomas H. and Florence L. Brendle.  The family, including three younger brothers, moved to...

 

Elda Wacek

July 4, 1929 - June 8, 2018 Elda Arlene Wacek, 88, of Sweet Home died June 8, 2018. She was born July 4, 1929 in Clara City, Minn. to Harm and Leilemata (Bunkow) Kleene.  She was a member of St....

 

David Barrett

Oct. 7, 1948 - Oct. 17, 2017 David L. Barrett, 69, died Oct. 17, 2017 in Casper, Wyo. He was born Oct. 7, 1948 in National City, Calif., to William and Juanita Barrett. Mr. Barrett worked various...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Library summer programs focusing on music, dance

Libraries rock! That theme is driving the content of this year’s Sweet Home Public Library annual Summer Reading Program. Children can sign up beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the library. The programs begin at 10 a.m. on June 20, with a...

 

Free summer meals for kids start June 20

Sweet Home School District offers free lunch to local children ages 18 and younger starting June 20 and running through Aug. 24. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and breakfast from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St....

 
 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Alum's advice right on the money for Class of '18

It’s been a bit of a tradition for us to offer up some advice to our graduating classes on this page each year, but for a number of reasons that I won’t go into here, we didn’t this year. As it turned out, that was a genius move because it...

 

Around Town June 13, 2018

Expanded hours for Art Center Brownsville Art Center is now open Sundays from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Hours at the Art Center have expanded to Wednesday afternoons as well, from 1:30 till 5 p.m. These new hours are in addition to the usual hours of 10 a.m....

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

City continuing Visitor Information Center contract with chamber

The Sweet Home City Council has agreed to continue contracting with the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce to operate the Visitor Information Center. Council members voted 6-0 to continue the contract on May 22. Bob Briana, Lisa Gourley, Mayor Greg...

 

Public Safety June 13, 2018

June 11 12:10 a.m. - Joshua Thomas Henderson, 27, arrested on Linn County warrant for first-degree theft, 1283 44th Ave. Cited and released. June 10 2:46 a.m. - Christina Sue Evans, 42, cited for no license and no insurance, Clark Mill and railroad....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 13, 2018

'Ordinary' kid from Fern Ridge, retired optometrist honored with High-Q Award

Gerald Wodtli, a 1965 Sweet Home High School graduate and longtime optometrist, was honored with a High-Q award at the school's graduation ceremonies Friday, June 8. Wodtli, 71, received the award...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 13, 2018

Local resident, done with medical school, heads east to residency

After a lifetime of growing roots in the Sweet Home and Lebanon areas, Amanda and Ben Emmert recently uprooted and transplanted themselves to Nebraska. Amanda, the first Lebanon High School student...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Council plans to transfer city's Community Grants Program to SH Foundation

The Sweet Home City Council has instructed City Manager Ray Towry to work with the Sweet Home Community Foundation on transferring the city’s Community Grants Program to the foundation. Council members discussed the issue during their May 22...

 

Circuit Court local round-up: guilty plea and sentencing

Daniel Jay Shoemaker Daniel Jay Shoemaker, 33, of Sweet Home pleaded guilty June 7 in Linn County Circuit Court to first-degree sodomy. Shoemaker had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy, a class A felony. The charge is in...

 

Freshman Savannah Hutchins voted softball MVP

The Sweet Home High School softball team voted pitcher Savannah Hutchins its Most Valuable Player. Coach Karyn Hartsook presented the awards during the team's annual awards banquet June 4. Softball...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

SHHS business teacher tools up for new CTE classes

Sweet Home High School students are filling classes for next school year that will allow them to work on products from design through production. Business teacher Ammon Mills has taken delivery of a...

 

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