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Articles from the April 14, 2015 edition

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Boys third in Meet of Champs, both teams second at Elmira

Although the Meet of Champions was so early this year that some athletes just missed qualifying for the competition at Willamette University Saturday, the Husky boys had a good day, finishing third....


Taking care of Ames Creek

Robert Sayers, left, and Gilbert Guzman remove blackberries from the banks of Ames Creek below Weddle Bridge in Sankey Park. They were assisting the South Santiam Youth Watershed Council with a work...

 By Audrey Gomez    News    April 14, 2015

Pinwheels draw attention to child abuse

Children romped through the grass in front of the Sweet Home Police Department on Friday, planting pinwheels along the way. “That’s how kids should be, not hurting,” said Gina Riley, Community... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 14, 2015

School Board mulls supt. compensation

Next year when the School Board searches for a new superintendent, Chairman Mike Reynolds told the board Monday night, the district should consider increasing its compensation package based on comparisons to other districts of similar size. He pointe... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 14, 2015

Changes in state code prompt look at city fence heights

The default limit for fences in Sweet Home may change to 7 feet, up from 6 feet, if the City Council adopts ordinance revisions in the city’s fence code. The Sweet Home Planning Commission will likely decide at its May 4 meeting whether to recommen... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 14, 2015

Mental health expert gives cops options

A local police officer responds to a call and finds a subject who is clearly having mental health issues. What now? Only a few years ago, law enforcement officers in Linn County dealing with such situations would have responded by putting the...


Livability participants report

Some 25 people gathered Tuesday, April 7, to discuss progress made in implementing some of the results of the Livability Assessment for Sweet Home released last November. The meeting was a follow-up to the Livability Workshop held March 3-4, in... Full story


Joel Jesse Martin

Joel Jesse Martin, 52, of Bend passed away Sunday. He was born in Pendleton to Clayton Jesse and Fern Mildred (Hopkins) Martin. He grew up in South America. He has lived in various places in Oregon...


Planners present annual awards

The Sweet Home Planning Commission presented its annual Quality Development Awards during its regular meeting held on April 6. It presented three awards. One went to Foster Lake Market, formerly...


Obama’s remarks troubling to reader

Editor: I was deeply troubled this past week upon hearing our president speak disparagingly of Christians as hypocrites. The truth be known, we are all hypocrites. It doesn’t matter what faith – Buddhists, Christians, Muslims or no faith at...


Dairy products may harm babies

Editor: The dairy industry markets their products as being good foods which are healthy, especially for our bones. Its hype is right up there next to Fairyland. Unfortunately, Dairyland has done a great job at keeping the general public confused...


Discrimination OK for some

Editor: If you love someone then you should be able to marry them. Even President Obama said so. If you disagree with his statement, then you no doubt will be labeled a homophobe, racist or a bigot, just to mention a few choice names. Since love...


Marijuana law doesn’t look like a winning proposition

The state’s going to pot, and now the question is whether Sweet Home is. This week’s City Council meeting took place after we went to press, but indications were that it was going to be lively. Newly elected Councilmember Jeff Goodwin’s propose...


Community involvement key for new SHALC coordinator

Community involvement has long been part of Sharon Kanareff’s life, and it’s one of the reasons she has a new job: to head the effort to develop a community forest and a riverside trail east of... Full story


Around Town April 15, 2015

Sunshine Industries needs garden plants Sunshine Industries is seeking donations of a variety of perennial plants for its community garden. Among the plants it hopes to collect are asparagus, cranberry, huckleberry, oregano, sea kale, lilac and...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 14, 2015

OSEA members asking community to register for free books

Sweet Home members of the Oregon School Employees Association are asking local residents to register with First Book to bring thousands of books to the community’s schools and children. First Book is a social organization dedicated to ending... Full story


Public Safety Log April 15, 2015

April 13 11:43 a.m. - Caller reported a fence being constructed without a permit, 1800 block of 53rd. Referred to code enforcement. April 12 3:44 p.m. - Amanda Rae Stafford, 39, arrested on state warrant for contempt of court on original charge of... Full story


Boys win one, lose two on diamond

Sisters 12, Sweet Home 5 Sisters broke open a close contest with Sweet Home in the top of the fifth and built a dominating lead on its way to a 12-5 win in baseball on Friday at Sweet Home. The...


Golfers finish fifth at J. City

Sweet Home’s golfers finished fifth in two tournaments last week and Coach Pat Davis said his inexperienced Huskies may be there for a while. The good news, though, is that his players are getting better each time they hit the fairways. While...


Huskies dominate Sisters, lose in seventh to Elmira

Sweet Home 16, Sisters 0 The Huskies shut out the Sisters Outlaws 16-0 under the 10-run rule in the fifth inning Friday on the road. The Huskies opened the game up with four runs and scored another...


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