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 By Scott Swanson    News    September 21, 2022 

School district welcomes 25 new teachers

Sweet Home School District welcomes 25 new teachers this year. These are brand-new district teachers, joining 16 others returning from various positions last year with the district. Here is a list of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    September 21, 2022 

District looks locally for good school leaders

Like many school districts, Sweet Home has been on the lookout for teachers in the last couple of years, since the onslaught of COVID-19. More and more, district administrators are finding them locally. As this school year begins, depending on how...

 

Good times, turnout overcome Best in the West 'hurdles'

Despite some "hurdles," more than 600 contestants showed up Saturday and Sunday to compete in a multitude of Best in the West Triathlon series events at Lewis Creek Park. "It went really well," said...

 

High school opens new weight room

An effort to get Sweet Home High School students back into the flow of normal life has resulted in a new weight room for the high school. It's a somewhat complicated story, and there were multiple...

 

Following the flow of history

Bobbing along on a pontoon boat on Foster Lake Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, local business people weren't really watching the water. Instead, their heads were turned toward Glenda Hopkins, a longtime...

 

Commentary: New challenges mean changes to playbook (Sept. 7, 2022)

The last couple of months have proved interesting as we’ve adjusted to a new printer, which we told you about in late June. As could be expected, there have been some ups and downs in the process as the Herald and News newspaper in Klamath Falls ha...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 31, 2022

Ag education comes to Sweet Home High

Scott Jacobson stands in what used to be an auto shop vehicle repair bay at Sweet Home High School, now filled with desks and chairs and with a couple of students who are sweeping the floor and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 31, 2022

SHFD honors seven for life-saving efforts this summer

Several members of the public were honored Tuesday, Aug. 23, by the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District for stepping up to perform rescues or help with rescues during the past summer. New Fire...

 

Commentary: Hopefully, happiness as contagious as COVID

I was walking along the sidewalk on Main Street to our office Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, when I encountered a group of folks clad in some really loud orange garb, masks and balloons and other paraphernalia. They were school district administrators...

 

Volleyball team has plenty of numbers, not lot of experience

Entering her eighth season as head coach of the Sweet Home volleyball program, Mary Hutchins has the largest group of girls who have tried out for the sport during her time at the helm. But this is...

 

New cross-country coach returning to SH to build program

Of all the sports at Sweet Home High School, it might be argued that cross-country has suffered the most from the COVID pandemic. Husky harriers have seen multiple coaches since the retirement of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 24, 2022

Green Peter drawdown delayed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that, due to unspecified equipment complications, the planned drawdown of Green Peter Reservoir will be delayed, likely until next fall. That development comes after the Corps released a plan...

 

Huskies looking at slightly different athletic landscape this season

As Sweet Home High School's fall sports kick off with pre-season action this week for almost all sports, the Huskies are moving into some new territory following some Oregon School Activities...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 17, 2022

Health fair returns Aug. 20 after two-year COVID-19 hiatus

After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, Sweet Home's Health Fair will return Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will be held outside, in the Sweet Home High School parking lot facing Long Street, from 9 a.m. to...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 10, 2022

Judge: Lower Green Peter to help fish

Green Peter Reservoir will be lowered to historic levels this fall and early winter, during which period its dam generators will cease to produce electric power, in an effort to preserve young...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 3, 2022

Hot times at the Jamboree

Searing temperatures and humidity aside, this year's Oregon Jamboree drew huge crowds to hear headliners Miranda Lambert, Trace Adkins and Old Dominion, and experienced relatively few problems, accord...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 3, 2022

Gubernatorial hopefuls face off in debate

The three women running for the Oregon governor's seat in November faced off for the first time Friday, July 29, kicking off an historic election season. Republican Christine Drazan, nonaffiliated...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 27, 2022

Downtown developments

The demolishing of the former bank building-turned video store last month to make room for a long-anticipated Taco Bell got Sweet Home residents' attention. Then, in the last week, the former Santiam...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 27, 2022

'The Queen of Sweet Home'

Alice Grovom, long a leader in Sweet Home, particularly in efforts to improve the city's image, died Tuesday, July 19. She was 96. Universally recognized as the person most responsible for the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 27, 2022

Rio Theater seeing record audiences following upgrades

There's a reason parking lots around the Rio Theatre have been overflowing on movie nights this summer. Owner Thomas Baham said he's seeing record attendance. The theater's drawing double the numbers...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 20, 2022

New doctor in the house

Sweet Home is about to get up-close-and-personal access to an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Donald Pennington, formerly head orthopedic surgeon for Oregon State University, has agreed to hold office hours...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 20, 2022

Girls wrestling camp participants triple in its second year

Seventy-plus girls, ages junior high through high school, jogged around the floor of the Main Gym Monday evening, July 11, during the second annual Women's Santiam Wrestling Camp hosted by Sweet Home...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 13, 2022

Burke named Sportsman's Holiday Queen

Brookelyn Burke was chosen Sportsman's Holiday Queen Thursday evening, July 7, during a coronation ceremony held at the Community Chapel Amphitheater. Burke, 16, the daughter of Aaron and Amy Burke,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 13, 2022

Sunshine Industries seeking new director

As it emerges from a difficult stretch that included an extended COVID-19-forced shutdown and reductions of operations, Sunshine Industries is facing a new challenge: replacing its executive director.... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 6, 2022

HOPE Center back in action after two-year hiatus

Bethanie Young sits with Donna, the resident manager of the HOPE Center, in a tastefully lit room with sunlight streaming through the large windows. This is the reception area for the HOPE Center,...

 

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