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Articles from the January 31, 2017 edition

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Wrestlers remain undefeated in Sky-Em with two more wins

Sweet Home’s wrestlers stayed unbeaten in Sky-Em competition last week with convincing wins over Sutherlin, 69-12 on Thursday, Jan. 26, and Elmira, 66-18 the night before. “Sutherlin, in our... Full story

 

Marion County deputies arrest Sweet Home teacher on sex charges

Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sweet Home second-grade teacher on multiple sex abuse charges Feb. 2. After appearing in court Feb. 3 (Friday), Holley Elementary School teacher Rohan Cordy,...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 31, 2017

Local genealogy veterans unravel their family trees

In one of the spacious, open rooms of the Sweet Home Genealogical Society Library on a recent Thursday afternoon, Gladys Siefert is busy organizing folders in one of a row of file cabinets lining one...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 31, 2017

SH’s first baby of the year joins ready-made babysitters

One of Sweet Home’s newest residents, Jeremiah L. Miles-Russell, already has his own fan base. When he accompanies his mother, Alissa Miles-Russell, to have lunch with his brothers at Sweet Home...

 

Council takes step to ban offenders from city property

The Sweet Home City Council held the first reading of an ordinance that would allow police officers to exclude people from city property after the person has violated the law. The ordinance is similar to one that already allows the library and parks... Full story

 

Increasing canine problems dog police, prompt calls for change

Sweet Home Municipal Court Judge Larry Blake last week found a Third Avenue woman guilty of violating city codes because her dogs bark constantly. The woman told the judge she doesn’t like the...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 31, 2017

Flu in area results in packed hospitals

Instances of influenza and influenza-like illnesses have been increasing throughout the United States and the Mid-Willamette Valley is no exception. This has led to packed hospitals and longer ambulance trips. “Like many hospitals, we run at or... Full story

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 31, 2017

Interactive project to make stop at SH Library

Artist Sal Strom is putting together an interactive art project, “Connecting US20,” that will travel from Boston, Mass., on the Atlantic shore, to Newport on the Oregon coast. Her purpose is to li...

 

Editorial: Plans for local schools have upside that could pay off for kids

Over the past several issues we have reported some of the strategies Sweet Home School District Supt. Tom Yahraes is bringing to the table to correct poor performances by Sweet Home students, on average, on state assessment tests. We like where the S... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor January 31,2017

What, exactly, are Republicans up to? Editor: Since the Republicans took back the House in 2010, they have repeatedly passed bills to make it easier to fire federal workers, cut salaries, benefits and pensions, and end dues deductions. Those never...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 31, 2017

Oregon Community Foundation staffers give local nonprofits primer on grant funding

Want some money? Here’s how to get it. That was the basic message last week from Oregon Community Foundation who held a “Morning Meetup” with about 30 people at the Sweet Home Community Center....

 

Around Town January 31,2017

Trees, woodcraft sale at fairgrounds The Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association will hold its annual Seedling Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, or while supplies last, at the Santiam Building at the Linn County Fair and... Full story

 

Full schedule of events planned to celebrate library’s 75th year

The Knights of Veritas stormed Sweet Home Saturday to vanquish the the myths of theatrical sword fighting and demonstrate historically accurate, real-world battle techniques. The group, which... Full story

 

Girls win big, set swim record, but depth proves challenge for Husky boys

Sweet Home’s girls opened their swim meet with Newport, Sisters, Stayton and Toledo Friday, Jan. 27, with a bang, posting a school record in their first event, the 200 Medley Relay. The Huskies...

 

Public Safety Log January 31, 2017

Jan. 29 1:55 a.m. - Derrek Charles Sharp, 27, arrested on Linn County Justice Court warrant for failure to appear on a citation and probation violation and Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of second-degree disorderly...

 

High school graduation rate improves by more than 4 percent

Sweet Home’s high school graduation rate has increased over the past year. Of Sweet Home students who were freshmen in 2013-14, 71.69 percent graduated in 2016, an improvement of more than 4 percent from the year before. Approximately 5 percent...

 

Legislative leaders, governor lay out session priorities in Salem

and Paris Achen EO Media Capital Bureau Oregon’s legislative leaders say they have a difficult session ahead of them. With the games due to begin Feb. 1, balancing the state’s budget is top of mind. Health care costs, education programs and...

 

Cagers unable to find a way around Elmira, Sutherlin

The Sweet Home High School varsity boys basketball team came up short last week looking for its first league win this year. The Huskies lost to Elmira 65-56 Jan. 24 on the road and then went cold offe... Full story

 

Girls look at Sisters after two losses

Continuing to struggle on offense, the Sweet Home High School girls varsity basketball team lost 75-23 at Elmira Jan. 24 and 58-13 at home against Sutherlin Friday. The two games wrapped up the first...

 

Eleven Mat Club wrestlers place at state tourney

Eleven Sweet Home Mat Club wrestlers placed Sunday in the Oregon Wrestling Association USA Wrestling state championships held at the state fairgrounds in Salem. Macen Rosa was the top place-winner for...

 

Fourteen Tiger wrestlers qualify for district tournament Saturday at SHHS

Sweet Home Valley League North Regional meet Saturday, Sweet Home Junior High’s wrestlers won going away, with 260.5 points over Jefferson (190), Philomath (152), Fern Ridge (149), Junction City (143.5), Central Linn (95.5), Harrisburg (83) and... Full story