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Scholarship tree auction organizers expect to clear $30,000

The Trees for Scholarships auction and dinner, held Dec. 8 at Sweet Home High School, grossed $36,634 for the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation, which has created a endowment that funds scholarships for...

New SHPD officer finds himself in familiar territory

After starting work at Sweet Home Police Department on Nov. 15, Ethan Rowe is doing what he's always wanted to do. Sweet Home Police Department has hired two new officers, said Police Chief Jeff...

Police chief vows to get help out to local homeless

Police Chief Jeff Lynn told an ad hoc committee on homelessness last week that he wanted move forward with an attempt to bring an adult services team to Sweet Home to begin pushing resources out to...

Public Safety Log Dec. 19, 2018

Dec. 14 3:46 a.m. - Andrew William Scott, 31, cited for speeding, 1900 block of Main. 5:56 a.m. - Chaylan Dale Tosta arrested on Lebanon warrant for contempt of court and probation violation and Linn...

Ex-councilman now leading homeless survey effort

Scott McKee of Community Services Consortium is seeking volunteers to help count and gather information about the local homeless population during the last week of January. The U.S. Department of...

Sweet Home foresters among county Small Woodlands leaders

A new year brings new officers and committee assignments for the Linn County Small Woodlands Association directors. Lee Peterman of Scio is the group’s new president, taking over for outgoing President Bill Bowling. Tim Otis of Brownsville is the...

'Christmas Store' gives nearly 150 kids chance at gifts for others

The Evangelical Church fellowship hall was a busy place Saturday, Dec. 15, as young shoppers and their families converged for the 4th annual Kids Free Christmas Store. Founder and director Nancy...

Transient arrested in alleged ax attack

A 35-year-old transient was arrested on the morning of Dec. 9 for second-degree assault after a woman reported being hit with the handle of an ax. Arrested was Michael Marshall Jr. "A (transient)...

City Council OKs zoning changes for City Hall

The Sweet Home City Council adopted an ordinance Dec. 11, changing the zoning on a portion of the new City Hall property to highway commercial. A portion of the 6½-acre property, 3225 Hwy. 20, was zoned residential. Three small lots along Highway...

Boys continue pile on two more wins

The Huskies continued piling wins on their boys basketball record last week, defeating Tillamook 53-34 Dec. 12 and Scio 60-48 Dec. 11 at home. "Against Scio, we definitely had some stretches where we...

Cheerleaders' first local comp draws crowd, runs smoothly

The Sweet Home High School cheer team hosted its first ever cheer competition Saturday, filling the main gym. A total of 25 teams, including three from Sweet Home, attended the competition. "I...

Girls beat Scio in first win of season, fall to Tillamook

The Huskies picked up their first win of the year 43-33 at home against Scio Dec. 11 in girls basketball. "They were really excited," said Coach Michelle Knight. "It was a fun win. It was fun because...

Girls win all swim events at Philomath

Sweet Home’s girls won all nine events at the Rhonda Relays held at Philomath Dec. 13. With deep and experienced defending state champion Newport in the line-up for the boys, the Huskies did not come away with any wins on the boys side, but they...

Wrestlers place first at GP

Sweet Home’s wrestlers placed first on the boys side at the Grants Pass Winter Kickoff Dec. 14-15, which featured 30 teams from southern Oregon and northern California. Juniors Nich James (184) and Travis Thorpe (152), and sophomore Tristan...

So what does that poem say, anyway?

Editor: I’m old and not hooked up, so I wonder what Bridgette Harrington’s poem was, that she gained fame for in DC.  In case I’m not the only unelectronic reader, would you please print it for us? Thanks lots, Joan Scofield Sweet Home...

Christmas a chance to reflect on what's important

It’s really been a pleasant Christmas season for Sweet Home. The Capitol Christmas Tree experience was heart-warming for many, and we’ve heard a lot of comments to that effect from our readers – no exaggeration. This was a really big deal for...

Kids Christmas a community effort

Editor: There is no way to express the gratitude and love for the community I have with all the support they shared for our fourth annual Kids Free Christmas Store we held on Dec. 15. We gave out 770 gifts, with 147 kid shoppers.   I have served...

Matthew Hubler

April 2, 1976 – Dec. 11, 2018 Matthew Roland Hubler, 42, a former Cascadia resident, died Dec. 11, 2018. He was born April 2, 1976 in Lebanon, the son of Robert and Isabella (Buck) Hubler. He grew up in Cascadia and attended East Linn Christian...

Bobbie Bilyeu

Aug. 11, 1939 – Dec. 6, 2018 Bobbie Ray Bilyeu, 79, of Sweet Home died Dec. 6, 2018. He was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Peggs, Okla. to Ralph Benjamin and Flossie Fay (McCraw) Bilyeu.  His family moved...

Clifford Hensley

Aug. 16, 1951 – Dec. 4, 2018 Clifford Hensley, 67, of Sweet Home died Dec. 4, 2018 in Junction City. He was born Aug, 16, 1951 in Warrensburg, Mo. He was a veteran, who served in and worked for the Army for 40 years. He retired from service in...

Raymond Jordan

Jan. 4, 1942 – Dec. 16, 2018 Raymond Eugene Jordan, 76, of Sweet Home died Dec. 16, 2018. He was born Jan. 4, 1942 in Witter, Ark. to Virgie Hazel Jordan.  He grew up in Arkansas. Mr. Jordan...

Michael Miller

March 14, 1940 – Nov. 10, 2018 Michael Kent Miller, 78, of Sweet Home, died peacefully Nov. 10, 2018 at home with his wife in attendance. He was born March 14, 1940 in Lebanon to Joe and Elouise...

Around Town Dec. 19, 2018

Horse visits to help mental health Linn County Animal Rescue and Linn County Mental Health host regular visiting sessions with horses for the developmentally disabled and people suffering from PTSD. For more information on joining the sessions, or...

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