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 By Scott Swanson    News    June 12, 2019 

Sweet Home Ranger District unveils 8,400-acre forest 'management' project

Sweet Home Ranger District officials last week opened the door on a new project that proposes to “manage” some 8,400 acres of timberlands in the Quartzville and Middle Santiam areas, about 20...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 5, 2019

Facebook response lands Prom date

Haley Barron says she wasn’t desperate for a date when she announced on Facebook that she was looking for someone to go to the Sweet Home High School Prom with in early May. Actually, she said, she...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 5, 2019

Council OKs city budget; delays on utility rate hike decisions

The Sweet Home City Council on Tuesday, May 28, voted 4-3 to approve a $19,761,737 city budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning July 1. Voting in support of the budget were Mayor Greg Mahler and Councilors Susan Coleman, James Goble and Dave Tra...

 

Details emerge in Surrey Lane murder case

The suspect in last week's homicide was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, May 28, in Linn County Circuit Court on five charges, including murder. Page Lee Butterfield, 25, appeared in front of Judge DeAnn...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 22, 2019

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,... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    May 22, 2019

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...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    May 15, 2019

SH qualifies for state track in 10 events, boys 3rd at districts

Sweet Home wound up its first Oregon West Conference district track last week with a third-place finish by the boys and state qualifiers in 10 events – six for the boys and four for the girls. The...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 8, 2019

Recent fires prompt warnings as dry weather pattern continues

Area fire officials are cautioning homeowners to be careful when burning backyard debris. A recent spate of escaped debris burns have resulted in serious and preventable damages in the Willamette Valley recently, officials note. As Sweet Home...

 

Ex-chamber manager pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Former Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katrina Crabtree pleaded guilty Thursday, May 2, in Linn County Circuit Court to three misdemeanor counts of fraudulent use of a credit card....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 24, 2019

Foster fish weir working – mostly

A new fish weir installed a year ago in Foster Dam is working – mostly, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologist said. Fenton Khan said the numbers of Chinook salmon and steelhead that have passed...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 24, 2019

Sweet Home to host elite small-school track meet Saturday

When Dakotah Keys was starring in track at Sweet Home High School a decade ago, the Meet of Champions was one of his favorites each season. The event, held then at Willamette University in Salem,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    April 24, 2019

Marissa Kurtz becomes first SH girl to sign to wrestle in college

Marissa Kurtz has made history already at Sweet Home High School, winning three championships in girls wrestling and serving as one of the primary groundbreakers in the establishment of the sport as...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    April 24, 2019

Robert Watkins signs to wrestle at Umpqua Community College

Robert Watkins signed a letter of intent Wednesday, April 17, to wrestle for Umpqua Community College. Watkins, who placed fourth at the state high school championships this year, said he decided to...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019

Top awards go to Ego, Thorpe

Donna Ego was recognized as Distinguished Citizen and Steve Thorpe was named Citizen (formerly the First Citizen award) Saturday night at the Chamber of Commerce's awards banquet held at the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019

SHEDG expects big Jamboree, preparing new grounds

Sweet Home could see a significant crowd at this year's Oregon Jamboree, Festival Director Robert Shamek told members of the Sweet Home Economic Development Group at its annual meeting Thursday,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 13, 2019

County Parks Dept. assumes management of Cascadia State Park for year

Starting immediately, Linn County Parks Department has taken over management of Cascadia State Park for the next year. Linn County Commissioners signed a one-year agreement March 5 to transfer the par...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 13, 2019

Huskies look to cash in on experience, talent in track and field campaign

Having seen his track and field teams spend nearly all of the last two weeks under cover due to the snowy weather, Head Coach Dakotah Keys will be as interested as anyone in what takes place when the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 13, 2019

Boys return state golf experience; full team for girls

Coming off a state tournament appearance, the Sweet Home boys golf team is looking at some new opponents that look to provide some serious competition for a return trip. But Coach Pat Davis isn't...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 6, 2019

SHHS auditorium upgrades make big difference for arts

Josh Crawford stood behind a brand new sound board in the Sweet Home High School Auditorium last week, explaining to a visitor how the new system works. "These four work this mic," he said,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 6, 2019

Sweet Home's Marissa Kurtz honored with inaugural girls wrestling scholarship

Marissa Kurtz was about to start warming up for her state wrestling finals match Saturday evening, Feb. 23, when she heard the announcer tell the crowd that the Tyrone Woodley Woods Scholarship awards...

 

Arts supporters ask district for elementary music

A group of educators and local citizens is asking the Sweet Home School Board to restore an elementary-level music teaching position in the district. SHOCASE members appeared before the board at its...

 

Travis Thorpe, Jackson Royer are titlists as Huskies finish 2nd in state wrestling

See our photo gallery for State Tournament photos: https://www.sweethomenews.com/photos/02_27_2019 Jackson Royer and Travis Thorpe won individual titles Saturday, Feb. 23, in the OSAA 4A state...

 

New officer Brian Prather latest to come back to Sweet Home

Brian Prather is the newest addition to the Sweet Home Police Department and the latest in a stream of officers who have grown up locally and have opted to join the force. He is also the latest in a...

 

Girls defy the odds to win state swimming championship

On paper, it didn't look like Sweet Home's girls really had much of a chance to walk away with a state swimming championship trophy as they entered the finals Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Tualatin Hills...

 

Charter students get pep talk from Ninja star

American Ninja Warrior star Travis Rosen challenged local charter school students to hang tough when life is difficult and to work hard to better themselves during an appearance at Sweet Home Charter...

 

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