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Local leaders discuss options for homeless

The Sweet Home Community Health Committee batted around different ideas for dealing with the issue of homelessness at their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 22. Discussions centered around the...

Public Safety Log March 3, 2021

Feb. 22 4:14 a.m. - Xavier Judson, 19, of Bend, cited for speeding 73/45, 5200 block Main Street. 9:27 a.m. - Deputy responded to report of theft and criminal mischief to equipment on Cascade Timber Consulting property, 35600 block Courtney Creek...

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Linn County drops into 'Moderate' risk as reported COVID case numbers decline

Linn County moved into the “Moderate” risk level for COVID Friday, Feb 26. The change came after the county’s incidences of new reported COVID cases have dropped precipitously during the most...

Council puts LID on hold after protests

Local citizens expressed resistance to a proposal that would include street, sidewalk, curb, gutter and storm drain improvements in the Willow Street neighborhood during a City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23. The Local Improvement District...

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Community mourns loss of leader Tim McQueary

By Alex Paul Reprinted courtesy of Mid-Valley Media Jo Ann Hull was a freshman at Sweet Home High School when Tim McQueary was a senior in 1962. She "knew about him" since he was involved in student...

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Chamber announces new executive director, lays out goals in online forum

Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce board members met with the public virtually on Thursday, Feb. 26, to provide an update on chamber leadership and its goals. The event, which was streamed live from the...

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SH finally get cleats on football field – uncertainties aside

Sweet Home's football players are ready to go, but the road they'll be taking this season isn't super clear. For starters, the Huskies' scheduled opener against Newport, penciled in for Friday,...

Season 2 to look a little different – if spectators can get in to watch

While sports are resuming at Sweet Home High School after a full year of downtime due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are new rules and regulations that govern athletes, coaches officials and spectators. Also, approaches to sports is varied...

Girls soccer team has experience, but little time to shake off some rust

In 2019, Sweet Home’s girls soccer squad played 14 games, finishing with a record of 2-9-3. In the fall of 2020, they only got two matches in, going 1-1, and losing a hard-fought scrimmage against the boys team. But now, in Season 2 of OSAA’s...

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Volleyball: Veteran Huskies looking to take chance to finish strong

Sixteen months after they played their last game together – at least in a gym, Sweet Home's volleyball team is ready to roll once again. But there are plenty of ifs, hithertofores and forthwiths...

More seasoned boys squad looking for win(s) this season

This year, the Sweet Home Boys Soccer program is looking to get in the win column. The last time the team won a game was October of 2017. “I would really like to come away with a win,” said head coach Eric Stutzer. “I think we have a good...

Huskies will battle clock in race to get in shape for XC district

Successful cross-country requires consistent training, and with the COVID pandemic shutdowns, getting those miles in has been challenging for many of Sweet Home’s team members, according to Coach Kambria Schumacher. But the good news is...

Bad attitudes key to divisiveness

Editor: I regard to Diane Daiute's comment about the “corrupt majority of Republicans” (Feb. 17), I wonder how she thinks this attitude will ever bring the people back together instead of being so totally divided. The difference of opinion is...

Athletes back in action, and let's keep them there

High school athletics kick off this week in earnest after a year in cold storage and we should all be happy, even those of us who’ve never warmed a seat at a sports event. We’ve reported a few sports stories during that period, but most...

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Doris Stone

June 4, 1942 – Feb. 22, 2021 Doris Alyene Stone, 78, of Sweet Home, died Feb. 22, 2021. She was born June 4, 1942 in Los Buenos, Calif. to Amon and Alameta Birdwell. She grew up in California and...

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Charlotte Ann Harper

March 20, 1941 - Feb. 22, 2021 Charlotte Ann Harper, 79, of Sweet Home, passed away on Feb. 22, 2021. She was born March 20, 1941 in Scappoose to Hans and Anna M. (Westra) Boer. When she was a child...

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Milton Dodge

Dec. 12, 1930 – Feb. 22, 2021 Milton Carl Dodge, 90, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, formerly of Sweet Home, died Feb. 22, 2021 at Wapello Specialty Care. He was born Dec. 12, 1930 in Kingsley, Iowa,...

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Evelyn Walker

Sept. 30, 1931 – Feb. 25, 2021 Evelyn Maie Walker, 89, of Sweet Home died Feb. 25, 2021. A native Oregonian, she was born Sept. 30, 1931 in Lacomb to Frank Rainier and Wilma (Latta) Ewing. She grew...

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Jamie Riggan

Aug. 15, 1961 – Feb. 18, 2021 Jamie Louise Riggan, 59, died Feb. 18, 2021 at her home in Sweet Home with her significant other, Donald Courtway, at her side. She was born Aug. 15, 1961 in Walnut...

Around Town March 3, 2021

Science Pub to focus on activism Science activism and the role it plays in aiding communities vulnerable to environmental risks will be the topic of the Oregon State University Science Pub on March 8. The virtual event, a joint effort of Oregon...

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