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Articles from the January 24, 2017 edition

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Cheerleaders win first competition

The Sweet Home High School cheerleader competition team gathers around the first-place trophy they won Saturday at Newberg High School. Here they perform their routine. With second- and third-place...

 

Saved by a stranger: Transfusion gives local man, stricken by rare blood disease, new lease on life

Fresh from a trip where he met the man who saved his life, Rich Little wants to sign up as many donors as he possibly can to make a difference to even more people. Little, 61, a retired local... Full story

 

Bond passage will give schools $4 million match

If Sweet Home voters approve a proposed $4 million bond measure in May, the Sweet Home School District will receive an additional $4 million in state funds for improvement and replacement projects in Sweet Home schools. The Sweet Home district last...

 

New chamber president brings extensive business background to table

The Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce has several new board members as of this month and Bill Matthews has begun a term as president of the organization this month. “We’ve had some reorganiza-tion...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 24, 2017

Building purchase provides options for Sweet Home Pregnancy Center

For Karen Bostrom and the Sweet Home Pregnancy Care Center, 2017 is shaping up to be a big year – size-wise, anyway. The center, which was founded in Sweet Home in 1985, purchased the building...

 

TOPS group celebrates 50th year

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 0309 of Sweet Home is celebrating its 50th year of existence. The group held a special luncheon Thursday, Jan. 19, at the United Methodist Church, where it meets...

 

Wrestling: Olson leads 5 placewinners at Reser’s

Five Sweet Home wrestlers placed at the Reser’s Tournament of Champions Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21 as the Huskies finished ninth in a field of 22 of the best teams in the state. “That one is...

 

Harold Miner Jan. 1, 1933 - Jan. 20, 2017

Harold Eugene Miner, 84, of Medford, a former teacher in Sweet Home, died Jan. 20, 2017. He was born Jan. 1, 1933 to Artie Mae and Wilbur Harold Miner in a farmhouse just outside of Rosston, Okla. He... Full story

 

Claude Milton Jones Dec. 8, 1940 Jan. 13, 2017

Claude Milton Jones, 76, of Sweet Home passed away peacefully in his sleep from Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 13, at Bridge Creek Memory Care in Lebanon. He was born in Anacortes, Wash., to Charles...

 

Lois Adelle Rice Nov. 5, 1918 - Jan. 11, 2017

Lois Adelle Rice was born Nov. 5, 1918, to Norval and Jessie (Warner) Rice in Holley, Ore., a few miles down the Calapooia River from her great-grandparents’ donation land claim. She grew up in...

 

Joan Dugger

Feb. 22,1934 - Jan. 10, 2017 Georgia Joan Dugger died Jan. 10, 2017. She was born Feb. 22, 1934 in Rogue River. Mrs. Dugger had a 30-year career as a library and teacher’s aide in the Sweet Home... Full story

 

Jeffery Goertzen

Sept. 18, 1968 – Jan. 17, 2017 Jeffery B. Goertzen, 48, of Sweet Home died Jan. 17, 2107. He was born Sept. 18, 1968 in Grand Island, Neb. to Frances Goertzen-Wilson. He married Jennifer...

 

Kenneth Johnston

Jan. 28, 1957 – Jan. 13, 2017 Kenneth “Ken” Robert Johnston, 59, of Sweet Home passed away Friday January 13, 2017. He was born on January 28, 1957 in Medford, the son of Robert S. and Donna R. (Cline) Johnston. He grew up in Medford. Mr....

 

Raymond McKay

Jan. 18, 1939 – Jan. 16, 2017 Raymond Leonard McKay, 77, a longtime resident of Sweet Home, died Jan. 16, 2017, two days before his 78th birthday, with his loving wife by his side after a long... Full story

 

Walter Ross Jr.

April 19, 1944 - Jan. 18, 2017 Walter Leroy Ross Jr., 72, of Sweet Home died Jan. 18, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1944 in Akron, Colo., the son of Walter Leroy and Helen Irene (Johnson) Ross Sr. He came to Sweet Home in 1945. Mr. Ross served in... Full story

 

Death Notices January 24, 2017

Charles Wayne Clark, 58, of Halsey died Jan. 18, 2017. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Jesse Joel Hester, 38, of Lebanon died Jan. 18, 2017. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel...

 

Editorial: New President Trump has work cut out for him

It’s a new day in America. After eight years, Baruch Obama no longer sits in the Oval Office. Instead, we have President Donald Trump. Their dissimilarities are so extreme that we won’t even devote time or space here to specify what most of them... Full story

 

Never Trumper offers wish list for Trump’s first 100 days

Elections have surprising consequences. It is hard to know who is most surprised by the results of the 2016 presidential race: Hillary and her supporters, who have spent the last two months vacillating between tears and anger; conservative Never Trum...

 

Letters to the Editor January 24,2017

Left can’t accept ideas not theirs Editor: If nothing else, this election process clearly shows what the Left is all about. For some reason, they just can’t fathom that someone wouldn’t endorse and accept liberalism. They do not accept...

 

Lawmakers’ spending framework includes cuts, no new taxes

EO Media Capital Bureau The co-chairs of the Oregon Legislature’s joint budget-writing committee last week presented a spending plan that included cuts in services to reflect the state’s expected $1.8 billion shortfall for the next two-year budge...

 

Desire to spend more time at home prompts purchase of rental business

Brad Hartsook isn’t Thelma Brady, but he’s following in her footsteps. Hartsook purchased Thelma Brady Property Management, now called East Linn Property Management, in October in a move to focus...

 

Sweet Home Junior High School Fall Honor Roll

Grade Eight – 4.00: Dawson Armstrong, Jessy Hart, Bailee Hartook, Savannah Hutchins, Jerusalen Jimenez-Ramon, Trace Marler, Sicily Neuschwander, Natalie Rodgers, Treyson Smith, Kaitlyn Victor, Maren Weld, Alexis Yoder and Graci Zanona. Grade...

 

Sweet Home High School Fall Honor Roll

Sweet Home High School students on Honor Roll are required to have at least five letter-graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D, F, I or G are not eligible for Honor Roll. Seniors – 4.00: Kristen Adams, Crystal Ashby, Madisen Barringer,... Full story

 

Around Town January 24,2017

Genealogy class in SH this Saturday Sweet Home Genealogy Society will offer a mini-workshop, Genealogy Basics, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the SHCS Library, 1223 Kalmia St. The workshop is open to the public. Cost is $8 for members,...

 

Hospital foundation offering scholarships

Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is offering a number of scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the medical field. The deadline to apply for all of the following scholarships is April 30. Winners will be announced by June 1. n The Rachel...

 

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