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Arrested boy in gun case named

A 15-year-old boy arrested Jan. 28 after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School has been identified, officially. The boy has been identified by Linn County Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn as Andy Sharber. He was...

Sweet Home at Timber Unity Rally

Twenty-four rigs left Sweet Home early on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6, to join a statewide #TimberUnity convoy at the capitol in protest of proposed Senate Bill 1530, known colloquially as the...

Remaining Main Street trees removed

Sweet Home Public Works removed the remaining downtown Main Street median trees last week. The city's Park and Tree Committee voted Jan.15 to remove the remaining trees, due to infrastructure damage,...

Motel tenant dies of natural causes

A Sweet Home police investigation has determined that the death of a 77-year-old man last week at the Sun Motel was the result of natural causes. Police responded to a reported death at 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Sun Motel, 3026 Main St., where a...

Public Safety Log Feb. 12, 2020

Feb. 9 4:15 a.m. - Caller reported he was hit by a vehicle while walking on Ames Creek Road in the dark, 42600 block of Ames Creek. Report taken. Feb. 8 9:34 p.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash, Turbyne and Paddock. No injuries. Feb. 6...

Librarian seeking missing pieces in Timber Echo collection

Sweet Home High School librarian Jill Wilson is looking for copies of old yearbooks and Huskian newspapers. The High School Library houses a nearly complete collection of yearbooks, from 2019 back to...

Officials get walk-through of nearly completed schools

Sweet Home School Board members got to see two elementary school construction projects that were basically finished, and a junior high project in which major construction is just about wrapped up,...

Mixing in little consideration, kindness can go a long way for leaders

Are you interested in listening to a creatively layered, thoughtfully produced audiobook about power dynamics? If so, Adam Grant’s “Power Moves” is for you. In “Power Moves” the listener gets to travel with Grant to Davos, Switzerland as...

Schools developing plans for SSA funds

Supt. Tom Yahraes told the School Board Monday that district staff will use the findings from a community survey and the district’s data to develop a plan to spend some $1.7 million in additional funding expected next school year. The funding is...

Girls lose to Woodburn, No. 1 Philomath in hoops

The Huskies lost 67-53 at Woodburn on Feb. 4 and then to top-ranked Philomath 57-25 at home Friday evening. Against Woodburn, the Huskies got behind 17-10 in the first quarter, and Woodburn poured it on. “We were down 41-25 at halftime,” said...

Wrestling: Girls sixth at regionals as Schilling repeats, boys win OWC title

Sweet Home’s girls placed sixth out of 61 teams at the OSAA South Regional Wrestling Championships held Feb. 6-7 at Thurston High School. The boys won the district dual championships behind some...

Boys down No. 3 Philomath to pull into middle of OWC hoops race

Sweet Home's boys held off a massive fourth-quarter surge by the third-ranked Philomath Warriors Friday night to win 51-42 at home in boys basketball. That followed a 54-44 defeat at the hands of...

Swimming: Girls post 30th win in final home meet; boys third

In their final home meet of the season Thursday, Feb. 6, Sweet Home's swimmers continued to put the pedal to the metal as they zeroed in on this weekend's district meet. It was the final home meet...

Cheer squad warms up for state with big championship

The Sweet Home High School cheerleaders finished first in their division and won the grand champion trophy at the OE Classic in Salem on Saturday. The Huskies will compete in the OSAA state cheerleading championships Saturday at the Veterans...

Tigers triumph at district tournament

Sweet Home Junior High wrestlers show off their hardware after wining the Valley League district tournament Saturday, Feb. 8, at Creswell. The Tigers' 21 wrestlers in the 15-team tournament took home...

Wave of bills in Salem a real threat

Oregonians – especially those in rural regions – should be acutely aware, after last year’s legislative session, that we have to pay attention to what’s going on in Salem. It isn’t easy. Even dedicated newspaper reporters who cover Salem...

Cap-and-Trade bill a Californiazation

Editor: Wake up, people! This Cap-and-Trade house bill is nothing but another Spotted Owl lie to stop any of the rural areas from living the way they are accustomed. Salem and its political animals managed to kill the logging industry as we knew...

Linda Taylor

Feb. 3, 1951 – Jan. 29, 2020 Linda Lee (Jackson) Taylor, 68, of Sweet Home died Jan. 29, 2020 at OHSU following a battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 3, 1951 in Raymond, Wash., to William and...

Guy Backus

Dec. 14, 1949 – Feb. 3, 2020 Guy Edward Backus, 70, died on the afternoon of Feb. 3, 2020 at his home in Sweet Home after an illness of several months. He was born Dec. 14, 1949 at the U.S. Navy...

Ronald Wood

Feb. 16, 1946 – Feb. 4, 2020 Ronald Lee Wood, 73, of Sweet Home died Feb. 4, 2020. He was born Feb. 16, 1946 in Eugene to Francis and Evelyn (Carter) Wood. He served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. Mr. Wood lived in Bend for 40...

Around Town Feb. 12, 2020

Good, bad bugs at Master Gardeners Linn County Master Gardeners will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Albany Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE. The public is welcome.Participation is free. Master Gardener Ranee Webb will discuss “Good Bugs/Bad...

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