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SH shooting leaves one man dead, a second hospitalized

Sweet Home police are investigating a pair of shootings that left one man dead and another hospitalized, according to a department statement. Corey A. Burdick, 43, of Sweet Home was pronounced dead...

Ex-SH man dies in Salem prison

Former Sweet Home resident Ovid John Teixeira, 55, died May 18 in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections. He died in the infirmary at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem while under...

Suspected arson fire closes Walmart for a week

Lebanon police arrested a 49-year-old male in connection to a fire Tuesday, May 14, that closed the Lebanon Walmart Superstore throughout the week. Joel Lee Reynolds Jr. was taken into custody at the...

Public Safety Log May 22, 2019

May 19 11:10 a.m. - Caller reported a golden Lab running loose in the area, 1200 block of Laurel. Officer located the dog and contacted the owner, who requested the dog be placed in the owner’s residence. 11:50 a.m. - Stacy Teixeira, 53, arrested...

Council hears from public on city funds transfer plan

During a public hearing last week, several members of the public objected to a proposed transfer in the 2019-20 budget of money from the Police Department and library levies to a new Internal Services Fund to pay for administration and finance...

Nine students named to lead June 7 SHHS graduation exercises

Sweet Home High School has announced eight valedictorians and one salutatorian to lead the Class of 2019 graduation ceremonies on June 7. The valedictorians, Chase Boyd, Sarah Hewitt, Sydney Hooley,...

SH driver injured in Hwy. 228 crash

A Sweet Home man was injured Monday evening, May 13, when his pickup hit a tree head-on on Highway 228, Oregon State Police said. According to police, a Ford pickup driven by Jerico Joshua Jones,...

ODF: Get burning done now, before it's too late

Oregon Department of Forestry officials say now is the time to finish preparing for fire season. Sweet Home Unit Fire Protection Supervisor Chad Calderwood said people should get their debris...

Baseball and softball move to second round in state playoffs

The Huskies move forward to the second round of state playoffs in baseball and softball Friday, May 24, after beating Gladstone 5-4 in softball and La Grande 2-0 in baseball, Wednesday, May 22. The...

One championship, three seconds give boys fourth at state track meet

It had been nearly a decade since Sweet Home last brought home a team trophy in boys track and field, but the Huskies broke that drought Saturday, May 19, at the state 4A championships with a...

Baseball team shuts out Elmira; to face La Grande in playoffs

The Huskies shut out Elmira in a pickup game Friday afternoon, May 17, on the road in preparation for a trip to the first round of state playoffs at La Grande. Elmira finished second in the Sky-Em League, said Coach John Best. “We picked them...

Day 2 a better round for Husky girls in state golf

Sweet Home's girls finished at the bottom of the leaderboard May 13-14 in their first-ever state tournament. The Huskies showed definite improvement on the second of the two-day event, shooting 485,...

Softball team will face Gladstone in playoffs

The Sweet Home High School softball team is headed for Gladstone Wednesday, May 22, in the first round of the playoffs. Game time is 5 p.m. Ranked ninth in the state, the Gladiators finished first in the Tri-Valley Conference with a 13-2 record in...

Softball 10U team wins tournament

A Sweet Home Softball Association 10U team coached by Clint Sieminski won four straight games in a weekend tournament at home. The team beat the Albany Redhawks 13-7, the Dallas Dragons 15-5 and 16-9 and Eugene Lightning...

Republican walkout an effort to get Legislature supermajority to listen

Guest Commentary: Sherrie Sprenger I have received a few messages and questions about the Senate Republicans walking out of the Capitol building on May 7. Before you can understand the situation itself, it is important to realize that the Democrats...

City leaders not guilty of 'crimes'

Editor: From many of the comments that I heard at the Public Hearing on the proposed City budget at the May 14 meeting, it appears that many of our citizens use your paper as an information source and use it as a basis to form their opinions. With...

How to negotiate city government

Editor: Sweet Home’s city government has five departments. Each department head runs their respective department and reports to the city manager. The city manager then reports to the City Council. The City Council’s responsibility is to make...

Communication fails in controversy

Editor: Having attended the May 14, 2019 City Council meeting because I had felt confusion regarding the huge controversy over the Budget Committee decision about the funds being transferred from the Library and the Police Department, I wanted to...

Dean Jurica

Sept. 11, 1968 - May 11, 2019 Dean P. Jurica, 50, of Sweet Home, died May 11, 2019 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1968 in Lebanon. He grew up in Sweet Home and...

John Neil Hay, Jr.

Dec. 7, 1953 - May 6, 2019 John Neil Hay Jr., 65, of Sweet Home, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. John was born on Dec. 7, 1953, in Hastings,...

Donna McKendree

Jan. 31, 1952 - May 8, 2019 Donna Kay McKendree, 67, of Sweet Home died May 8, 2019. She was born Jan. 31, 1952 in Whittier, Calif., to Richard and Darline (Cossler) Lippert.  She came to Sweet...

Kelley Newens

Dec. 6, 1958 – April 24, 2019 Kelley R. Clark Newens, 60, of Sweet Home died in her sleep April 24, 2019 while visiting a cousin in Pedee. She was born Dec. 6, 1958 in Corvallis to Dan and Barbara...

Around Town May 22, 2019

Host a foreign exchange student Families are needed to host international high school exchange students for the next school year. Foreign Links Around the Globe works closely with host families to place an exchange student who will transition well...

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