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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

Best Attendance

Barbi Riggs proudly carried the nearly unrecognizable Golden Shoe trophy out of the school district board room June 11 for the summer after her school posted the highest attendance rates across the...

 

Sweet Home man arrested for hunting violations

A Sweet Home man has been arrested on a series of wildlife violation charges . Nathan J. Rice, 40, was arrested June 14 and lodged at Linn County Jail on a parole violation detainer and multiple... Full story

 

Two men arrested after burglary at Safeway

Sweet Home police arrested two men who allegedly broke into and stole cigarettes from Safeway early Thursday morning, June 21. According to Chief Jeff Lynn, police were notified at about 7:42 a.m.... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

School fixes kick in with end of year

As the school year wound down during the past week, the Sweet Home School District wasted no time tearing into Hawthorne Elementary School. The district's facilities crew began demolishing the front...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

City finding savings in fixing pipe leakage

Technology, innovation and simplicity are bringing down the cost of repairing manholes in Sweet Home. Public Works Director Greg Springman is reluctant to estimate the potential savings of a new technique for manhole repair because the city hasn’t...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 27, 2018

Local firefighter honored with statewide award

Craig Wilson, a Sweet Home teacher who spends his summers as a member of the local Oregon Department of Forestry fire crew, has been named the state's Seasonal Firefighter of the Year . "Craig's...

 

Elizabeth Hillman

Nov. 7, 1931 - June 20, 2018 Elizabeth Jean Hillman, 86, of Sweet Home died June 20, 2018. She was born Nov. 7, 1931 in Duluth, Minn. to John and Eleanor Jean (Beckett).  She worked for the U.S. Postal Service in San Francisco for 25 years. She...

 

Sara Johnson

Dec. 14, 1927 - June 21, 2018 Sara Elizabeth Johnson, 90, of Foster died June 21, 2018. She was born Dec. 14, 1927 in Brownwood, Texas to Samuel Luther and Mattie Virginia (Jones) Driskill.  She...

 

Nona Burbank

Sept. 5. 1964 - June 21, 2018 Nona Rosella (Terherst) Burbank, 53, of Sweet Home died June 21, 2018. She was born Sept. 5, 1964 in Salinas, Calif., to Kirtie and Cleta (Campbell) Terherst. Nona and...

 

JoAnn Kyser

June 1, 1947 - June 16, 2018 JoAnn Carol Kyser, 71, of Sweet Home died June 16, 2018 at Samaritan Wiley Creek Community. She was born June 1, 1947 in Portland to Herman John and Myrtle Esther (Patrick) Zoet.  She was an active and engaged woman,...

 

Eloise Nyberg

April 20, 1948 - June 15, 2018 Eloise Joanne Nyberg, 70, of Sweet Home, died peacefully June 15, 2018. She was born April 20, 1948 in Portland, to Willis and Stella Jean (Moe) Nyberg. After her brother Eric Nyberg was born, the Nybergs moved to...

 

Now is good time to prepare for School Board elections

The return of Jenny Daniels to the School Board, which we reported in our June 20 edition, means Liberty-area residents get an experienced board member to represent their beliefs and values in the decisions made about the operations of the Sweet...

 

Thanks for kind good-bye gift

Editor: I want to thank the Sweet Home Junior High School staff for their kindness to me during the seven years I was in their employ. I enjoyed working with all of you in the lunch program. I do thank you for the lovely card and beautiful plant. It...

 

One-on-one time with constituents important for legislator

I speak often to students, of ages ranging from elementary to high school. I love hanging out with kids and have found them to be more willing to engage in their government than many adults. I hope, by speaking to students, that they will become...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 27, 2018

Fire season begins in Linn County

Fire season began Thursday, June 21, in the Oregon Department of Forestry’s South Cascade Fire protection districts from the mid-coast through the southern Willamette Valley to the crest of the Cascades. “We’re in fire season a couple of weeks...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

Parts suppliers convention has personal touch for ex-Sweet Home couple

Bill and Hannelore Kutsch of West Sacramento, Calif., celebrated their 58th anniversary on Swamp Mountain last week. For the Kutsches, it was a return to the place they got married – Sweet Home....

 

Four women receive PEO scholarships

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD has announced the winners of its annual Oregon and Margarite scholarships.  Sweet Home area residents  Samantha Ashlock, Emily Coleman, Kristen Peterson and Madeline...

 

Around Town June 27, 2018

Love Thy Neighbor bingo fund-raiser Love Thy Neighbor Services holds a Bingo Night fund-raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Home Sweet Home Cafe, 1333 Main St. A limited menu will be available. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s outreach...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 27, 2018

Academy gives local young women chance to get taste of firefighting

Samantha Mitchell says she doesn't have a lot of friends, but she shared a summer weekend with her closest one – Lacey Wilson –dressed in heavy fire gear, learning what it takes to save lives....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 27, 2018

Longtime inventor has plans to help destitute in Sweet Home

Alvin Kimble has faith – that if God wants him to fulfill Kimble's goals to help local individuals who are down and out, it will happen. If that perspective seems unusual, Kimble acknowledges that h...

 

Public Safety Log June 27, 2018

June 24 1:12 p.m. - Dustin Kye Coughran, 28, arrested on Linn County warrant for probation violation of possession of meth and Lebanon warrant for probation violation and contempt of court on original charge of third-degree theft, 2405 Main St.,...

 

Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show Saturday will honor veterans

The 10th Annual Sweet Ride car show begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 30. The event will be held next to Husky Field at 880 22nd Ave., below Sweet Home Junior High. “We’re just doing all our normal stuff,” said Event Director Kimi Nash, but the...

 

SH man gets 8 years for sodomy

Daniel Jay Shoemaker of Sweet Home was sentenced June 20 before Judge DeAnn L. Novotny in Linn County Court to eight years and four months in prison for first-degree sodomy. Shoemaker will remain on...

 

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