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Articles from the January 29, 2020 edition

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SHHS student arrested after allegedly bringing handgun to school

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School. According to a Police Department statement, at approximately 8:44 a.m., Sweet Home Police officers responded to the... Full story

 

Sweet Home High School's graduation rate jumps 13.5%

Based on Oregon Department of Education data, Sweet Home High School's graduation rate for last year's Class of 2019 increased by more than 13.5 percentage points from the previous year. The ODE...

 

Local student 'stable' after crash

An 18-year-old Sweet Home High School student remains hospitalized following a Jan. 19 crash in Lebanon east of Wal-Mart on Highway 20. While Peyton Ullrich has had multiple surgeries, his father Shan...

 

Raymond Cross Jr.

March 4, 1930 – Jan. 24, 2020 Raymond Lawrence Cross Jr., 89, a longtime resident of Sweet Home, died Jan. 24, 2020. He was born March 4, 1930 in Benson County, N.D. to Raymond L. and Adella...

 

Warren Davis

May 31, 1934 – Jan. 21, 2020 Warren O. Davis, 85, of Sweet Home died Jan. 21, 2020. He was born May 31, 1934 in Long Beach, Calif.  to John and Ruby Davis.  He was a U.S. Marine for 2½...

 

Larry Johnson

March 30, 1937 – Dec. 23, 2019 Larry L. Johnson, 82, a frequent resident of Sweet Home, died peacefully on Dec. 23, 2019 with his family by his side after a five-year battle with dementia. He was...

 

Doris Wilkinson

May 6, 1931 – Jan. 24, 2020 Doris Elaine Wilkinson, 88, of Sweet Home died Jan. 24, 2020. She was born May 6, 1931 in Winegar, Wis. to Harry J. and Lenore (Starkweather) Dishaw. She came to Sweet Home from Michigan in 1947 and married Eldon Ray...

 

SHOCASE Gala concert draws appreciative crowd

An appreciative crowd of some 200 attended the SHOCASE Celebration Gala held Saturday in the Sweet Home High School Auditorium. "I thought it was fabulous," said Shirley Austin, the SHOCASE board memb...

 

Congratulations due to district

Sweet Home High School’s 13.5-percent bump in its graduation rate, from 70.83 percent in 2017-18 to 84.52 this past year, reported on page 1 of this issue, is a big deal that our community should take note of. Checking back over the past two...

 

Solutions needed in legislature

Editor: On Jan. 10 the legislature introduced LC19 – the newest version of HB 2020 Cap and Trade.  While many of us are still diving into the details, even with whatever supposed concessions they’ve made for rural Oregon, the bottom line is...

 

Superintendent gets thumbs up from school board on performance

Pointing at large increases in Sweet Home High School's graduation rate and freshmen on track rate, the Sweet Home School Board reported a positive evaluation of Supt. Tom Yahraes this month. The boar...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    January 29, 2020

Carver uses scroll saw to create intricate wood designs

Like many kids growing up in impoverished circumstances, Ray Maynard had to use his imagination and a little ingenuity to stay entertained. The only things he played with were things he could make,...

 

Public Safety Log Jan. 29, 2020

Jan. 27 6:03 a.m. - Caller reported fuel siphoned from multiple vehicles and a fuel line possibly cut, 1641 Long St., Sweet Home High School. Report taken. Loss valued at $60. 6:45 a.m. - Caller reported a bag of cans stolen, 400 block of Oak...

 

Police: Crime reports down nearly 20 percent over last year

According to Sweet Home Police Department records, the city had 155 fewer reports of crime last year compared to the previous year, a decline of 19.5 percent. Police officers responded to 8,639 calls in 2019, down 10.25 percent from 9,626 in 2018....

 

Huskies post plenty of PR's in girls' win over Marist, Philomath, Salem Academy

In their most competitive home meet of the season Friday, Jan. 24, Sweet Home's swimmers responded with a slew of personal bests – 23 of them from 13 individual swimmers. Hosting Marist, Philomath...

 

'Low-energy' boys lose early lead, fall to Cascade on road in basketball

Sweet Home lost 58-49 Friday night at Cascade in boys basketball. The Huskies held an early advantage, leading 13-12 after one quarter, but their game went cold in the second quarter, and Cascade had...

 

Depleted girls struggle against Cascade

Suffering from depth problems, Sweet Home lost 59-27 at Cascade Friday evening in girls basketball. Cascade took a big early lead, 17-6 after the first quarter, but the Huskies rallied back and...

 

Wrestlers get on rolls in big wins over Tillamook, Junction City

Just how good are the Sweet Home boys as the wrestling season enters its final month? When they get on a roll, they can be formidable. The Huskies beat the defending state champions, Tillamook, 55-15...

 

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