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Articles from the January 15, 2020 edition

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Stats say 2019 was SHFAD's third-busiest

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance posted its third-busiest year in 2019, with 2,704 medical and fire calls. That's a 2.5-percent increase from 2,639 in 2018 but lower than 2017, which totaled 2,761...

 

Sweet Home driver arrested on suspicion of DUII after crashing into creek

A Sweet Home man was arrested Tuesday night, Jan. 14, on suspicion of DUII and reckless driving after his truck plunged into Ames Creek near the 900 block of Long Street in Sweet Home. According to... Full story

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 15, 2020

Timber Unity gearing up for legislative session

Timber Unity members are warming up their trucks for another rally at the capitol on Thursday, Feb. 6, to put pressure on the legislature regarding a successor to House Bill 2020 that is expected to b...

 

'Amazing' fiber art on display at City Hall

Fiber arts are getting their turn in the spotlight this winter with a new art show on display at City Hall. Behind each piece, the quilts, doilies, cross-stitch, needlepoint, crocheting, knitting and...

 

John Norman Edwards

Sept. 29, 1936 - Jan. 9, 2020 John “Norman” Edwards, 83, of Lebanon, died Jan. 9, 2020. He was born Sept. 29, 1936 in Gallatin, Mo. to Jonathan W.T. and Lida Mae (Troxel) Edwards. Norm lived in Or...

 

Franklin Thompson

Dec. 30, 1944 – Dec. 17, 2019 Frank A. Thompson, 74, of Sweet Home died peacefully Dec. 17, 2019. He was born Dec. 30, 1944 in Lebanon to Riley W. Thompson and Golda (Lawrence) Thompson. He was...

 

Gala concert to feature 'Broadway Baritone' singer, local talent

SHOCASE will present a gala concert featuring Broadway baritone Douglas Webster next week to celebrate what the organization has accomplished in the past few years. The performances start at 7:30...

 

Mandates not good policy for Oregonians

By Sen. Dennis Linthicum A recent Wall Street Journal book review, “When the Earth Had Two Moons,” by Erik Asphaug, starts with: “If you visited the surface of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, you wouldn’t recognize it. The newly formed...

 

Around Town Jan. 15, 2019

Winter Rod and Speed Show at Linn County Expo Center The 2020 Winter Rod and Speed Show will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, in Albany, and Friday night...

 

Sweet Home man killed in Highway 20 car crash

A 20-year-old Sweet Home man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 west of Philomath on Jan. 3. Oregon State Police and medics responded to a report of the crash on Highway 20 near milepost 33 and Clem Road at 11:45 p.m. Tanner Jewell...

 

Something's afoot as high school Drama Club presents 'Miss Holmes'

The Sweet Home High School Drama Club will present "Miss Holmes" this week. "It's a version of Sherlock Holmes and Watson as females," said director Elizabeth Wilks, language arts teacher. That's the...

 

School board agrees to list of services offered by Education Services District

The Sweet Home School Board approved a resolution during its regular meeting Monday night agreeing to the list of services provided by the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District. The ESD provides services to 12 school districts in three count...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 15, 2019

Jan. 11 4:05 p.m. - Caller reported unknown suspects stole 25-cent fish food dispensers from the South Santiam Fish Hatchery, 43100 North River Drive. Jan. 10 3:09 a.m. - Earl Ryan Dodge, 26, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on or...

 

Narcotics bust in Sweet Home results in eight arrests Jan. 10

Sweet Home police arrested eight persons Friday morning, Jan. 10, after serving a narcotics-related search warrant Friday morning, Jan. 10, at 2225 Long St. They made the bust at 9:30 a.m. with...

 

Boys lose conference opener to Woodburn in basketball

A strong press kept the Huskies in a game against the sharpshooting Woodburn Bulldogs Friday night at home, but it wasn't enough for the boys basketball team to snag the win. Woodburn beat Sweet Home...

 

Police, bicyclists say new 'Idaho Stop' law won't be big change

Local police say a new bike law, passed last year by the legislature, will give cyclists a little more latitude at stop signs than they’ve had in the past, but not much will change from a law enforcement perspective. The law, which many backers...

 

Walker finds box of dead puppies

Ray Maynard was out for a walk on New Year’s Eve, when he spotted a “disturbing” sight: a box of dead puppies. Sweet Home police are investigating the reported death and dumping of the five puppies near the railroad. Police responded to a...

 

Turnovers do number on girls in league opener

Sweet Home lost its opening league game 49-36 to Woodburn in girls basketball at home Friday evening. Woodburn took the early lead and was ahead 14-7 after a quarter. Sweet Home rallied to a 21-19...

 

Wrestlers second at Earl Gillis after Thorpe reaches 600 wins

It was win No. 600 for Coach Steve Thorpe Thursday evening, Jan. 9, as the Huskies beat Elmira 73-6 after demolishing Mazama 75-3. Then it was on to another round of tough competition Friday at...

 

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