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 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...

 

School officials reminding parents that vaccinations matter

If your kids aren’t up to date on their vaccinations for common communicable diseases, Wednesday, Feb. 20, won’t be a good day when they get to school. That’s because Feb. 20 is School Exclusion Day, and the Oregon Immunization Program is...

 

Girls leave district in their wake on way to swim title; Huskies qualify nine

Sweet Home's girls won their sixth straight 4A/3A/2A/1A District 3 swimming title Friday in a weather-shortened meet that was trimmed from two days to one. Due to predictions of ice and snow, coaches...

 

Huskies qualify 19 for state in winning regional wrestling title

Sweet Home won its fifth straight boys regional wrestling championship Saturday at Junction City in an OSAA 4A Special District 2 tournament that was re-jiggered by weather concerns. A longer day on...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 30, 2019

Sheriff Yon outlines expectations, concerns at Lebanon forum

Sheriff Jim Yon outlined his expectations for his department and some of the issues he expects to deal with in the near future during a talk Friday, Jan. 25, to a capacity audience at a forum...

 

Physical therapist aims to share sports, training expertise – for free

Josh Walters played sports throughout high school and into college and now he's into competitive weightlifting. He's also into seeing young athletes stay healthy, which is why he and his bosses at...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 16, 2019

Wowing crowds

Moriah Winn has turned heads since she was a little girl – most recently in east Linn County. Moriah, 12, is a violinist and singer who has wowed local audiences at church, school, in last year's...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 16, 2019

SHHS alum Candalynn Johnson seeking change through 'civic engagement'

Candalynn Johnson has never been one to miss an opportunity to get involved. So working to garner support for a new process of establishing electoral districts in Oregon is right in line with efforts...

 

Local volunteers get new year off to good start

I enjoy running and over the years I’ve lived in Sweet Home. I’ve put in literally thousands of miles on our local roads. Not only is it good exercise for me, and a lot of fun for my dogs (as they try not to drag me down the road), but it’s a...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 9, 2019

New state laws cover roadkill to retirement – and a lot more

As the echoes of fireworks died away early on Jan. 1, a bunch of new laws went into effect. They range from new rules for strangulation of a domestic partner to qualification for welfare to hit-and-run accidents, to equal pay and fair work hours....

 

Work under way to improve Foster Dam Road, parking

Work is wrapping up this week on a portion of nearly $1 million in improvements to Foster Dam Road and the parking lot serving the west end of Foster Lake. The $826,158.80 project is being...

 

Huskies name Jake Swanson football's Most Valuable Player

Jake Swanson was named Most Valuable Player for the Sweet Home football team at its awards dinner Tuesday, Nov. 20. Although Swanson was named the overall MVP, it was clear that fellow senior Nathan V...

 

3 councilors re-elected, Nash gets fourth seat

Four Sweet Home City Council members were elected Tuesday, Nov. 6, and local voters gave a big thumbs up to funding the community swimming pool for another five years. In the race for four open Sweet...

 

SH turns out in force to celebrate

Sweet Home's Christmas season got a super early start Friday with the departure of the 2018 Capitol Christmas tree for Washington, D.C. The celebration included lots of music, a nighttime parade that...

 

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