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Articles from the January 22, 2020 edition

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Mayfield sentenced to 13 months

Robert Eugene Mayfield was sentenced to 13 months in prison Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, in Linn County Circuit Court for the death of Sweet Home log truck driver Neil Nightingale in a crash four years...

 

City to end relationship with Jacobs

The Sweet Home City Council last week declined to negotiate with Jacobs Engineering to continue operating the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants. In a work session held Tuesday, Jan. 14, the councilors made no official decision but...

 

Council begins move toward banning sleeping in bus stops

Sweet Home city councilors last week held the first reading of a new ordinance that would prohibit the use of bus shelters for any purpose other than waiting for a bus. The council considered the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 22, 2020

96-year-old soloist among performers for concert

Mac McNulty had a brief shot at fame, once upon a time, but now the bright lights of the big time seem far away. And at age 96, that's how he likes it – turning his vocal talents to a more local...

 

Tanner Jewell

June 9, 1999 – Jan. 3, 2020 Tanner James Jewell, 20, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 3, 2020. He was born June 9, 1999 in Albany to Jimmy Jack Jewel and Leondra Deffenbaugh. He grew up in Sweet Home, then...

 

June McMullen

June 1, 1936 – Jan. 19, 2020 June Rosella McMullen, 83, of Sweet Home died Jan. 19, 2020. She was born June 1, 1936 in Swiss Home to Vernon and Iva Ellen (Lynch) Hoeflein. She was raised by her...

 

Jean Nickerson

Oct. 22, 1936 – Jan. 18, 2020 Jean Ann Nickerson, 83, of Salem, a former Sweet Home resident, died Jan. 18, 2020. She was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Chelsea, Okla. to Newton M. And Sadie (Frye)...

 

Hard lessons from a real-life tragedy

Sometimes it’s not fun to be a journalist, to witness and report on things that are uncomfortable, if not ugly. In the case with our story on page 1 about the sentencing of Gene Mayfield, it was “the saddest thing I’ve ever covered,” as...

 

New year, new laws, more to come

The Oregon Legislature may have convened back in the first half of 2019, but the results of the hundreds of bills passed back then are being felt now, as many new laws went into effect at midnight on Jan. 1, 2020. For some quick background, when...

 

Councilors approve exclusion law on 5-2 vote

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved an ordinance that will allow police officers to exclude people from the downtown area after they are cited or arrested for a third offense in a year....

 

Around Town Jan. 22, 2020

Bible studies start this week in SH Mid-Valley Women of Christ is holding a community Bible study in various Sweet Home churches starting this week. The free, interdenominational classes, “Finding God Faithful,” are based on the life of Joseph...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 22, 2020

Jan. 20 12:07 a.m. - Caller reported that her ex-husband was in her garage, and a male yelled at the caller from outside the residence before leaving on foot, 1200 block of 44th. Officer checked the area. Unable to locate the male. Report taken for...

 

Girls fall to top-ranked Philomath, Stayton on road in basketball

The Huskies ran into two of the toughest teams in the state last week in girls basketball, falling to top-ranked Philomath 64-20 Jan. 14 and eighth-ranked Stayton 76-33 Friday on the road. In both...

 

SH boys fall just short in basketball to Stayton, Philomath

Sweet Home's boys had their chances to catch top-ranked Philomath and ninth-ranked Stayton on the road last week in basketball but fell 57-50 to Philomath Jan. 14 and 67-65 to Stayton Friday. The...

 

Swimmers set personal bests – lots of them at Albany meet

Sweet Home swimmers got a taste of what the district meet will be like during the Albany Sprint meet Saturday, Jan. 18, at South Albany pool. The non-scoring meet brought together all the teams in 4A/3A/2A/1 Special District 3 in a competition that...

 

Husky boys second in Oregon Classic wrestling; girls fourth

Sweet Home’s boys finished second in the 4A division of the Oregon Classic tournament last weekend in Redmond, losing the final to La Grande 45-19. The girls were fourth. “Fourth place is a very good accomplishment,” said Coach Steve...

 

Cheer squad looking for title this year

It's been four years since Sweet Home's cheer squad won its last state title and the Huskies are hungry. That's per Coach Amber Rosa, who said this year's team is not only talented, but focused....

 

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