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Articles from the January 2, 2019 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 2, 2019

New high school program prepares teens for careers in real world

A new career and technical education program at Sweet Home High School is giving students a glimpse into what their community is all about, possible career paths and concrete applications of skills...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 2, 2019

Hospital program helps participants learn to control pain naturally

Kari White says she's an introvert due to chronic pain from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, restless leg syndrome, and Renaud's Syndrome, but a new physical therapy class in Lebanon is helping her...

 

Dorothy McArtor

July 8, 1959 – Dec. 27, 2018 Dorothy "Dottie" McArtor, 59, of Sweet Home, died Dec. 27, 2018. She was born in Lebanon on July 8, 1959, the daughter of Larry E. and Wilma Y. (Daniel) Coulter. She...

 

Carolyn Walberg

Sept. 27, 1941 – Dec. 22, 2018 Carolyn M. (Brewer) Walberg, 77, of Sweet Home died early on the morning of Dec. 22, 2018. She was born Sept. 27, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Leonard and Maxine (Graybill) Brewer.  She moved to Oregon at the...

 

Cleora Finnell

Dec. 16, 1940 - Dec. 21, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Cleora Jane Finnell, of Sweet Home, announces the death of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend. She passed away Dec. 21, 2018 –five short days after her 78th...

 

Year in review: Christmas tree leads list of stories from 2018

Here is a review of the major news stories of 2018, compiled by our staff. By far, we think, the biggest story of 2018 for Sweet Home was the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree experience. But there were...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 2, 2019

New Sweet Home police officer started as Explorer in department

When he was sworn in at Sweet Home Police Department Dec. 6, Sweet Home's second new hometown police officer, Bret Adams, achieved a goal. Adams is filling a new position authorized in the 2018-19...

 

Wrapping up: Final day in D.C. was a big one

It’s been busy since we left Washington, D.C., as we’ve been getting holiday-season newspapers out and then getting ready for vacation over Christmas break. Simply put, I haven’t had time to sit down and wrap up my little trip log by...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 2, 2019

Oregon Congressional delegates weigh in on fixes they'd like to see for U.S.

In addition to listening to and talking with Sweet Home officials about local issues during the delegation's trip to Washington D.C. at the beginning of December, Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio...

 

Around Town Jan. 2, 2018

Free sports injury treatment for kids Samaritan Sweet Home Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine is now offering a free sports medicine clinic for student athletes who have recently sustained a sports injury. Physical therapists at the clinic...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 2, 2019

Volunteer cat lovers address challenge of feline overpopulation

For some, retirement is a period of life to rest, catch up on projects around the house, and travel. But two Sweet Home residents might be working harder than they ever have, and not for pay. Doris...

 

Merkley to hold town hall in Albany

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall in Albany at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Timber Ridge Middle School, 373 Timber Ridge St. NE, off Knox Butte Road. Merkley will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., and answer their...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 2, 2019

Library receives $4,500 grant for pop-up program

The Sweet Home Public Library recently received a $4,500 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to pay for pop-up libraries in the spring and summer. “We’ve tested the waters,” said Libary Director Rose Peda. “We have attended events...

 

Girls notch another win at Stayton swimming invitational

Sweet Home's girls won their fourth meet in a row, with a first-place team finish at the Stayton Invitational Dec. 29. The girls won all but one of the their events, Megan Hager, Josie Hewitt, Jamie...

 

Huskies get mass of matches at Northwest Duals; varsity 6th

Sweet Home placed sixth – and 16th – out of 36 teams last weekend at the Northwest Duals tournament held at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany. The Dec. 28-29 tournament featured some of the...

 

Girls lose close game to Regis

The Sweet Home girls basketball team played what Coach Michelle Knight called “the best game of basketball we’ve played so far this year in a close loss to Regis, 39-31 Saturday, Dec. 29. “We were in the fourth quarter and it started slowly...

 

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