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Articles from the February 5, 2020 edition

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SHPD switching to new handgun

Sweet Home Police Department plans to switch the caliber of handguns its officers carry, department personnel told the City Council last week. SHPD has used .40-caliber handguns – fourth-generation...

 

Update: SHHS student arrested for taking gun to school, officially ID'd

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School. The boy has been identified by Linn County Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn as Andy Sharber. He was scheduled to...

 

Second SH resident enters House race

A 22-year-old Sweet Home man and Oregon State University senior has thrown his hat into what is now a six-way race for the Republican Party primary nomination for state House Dist. 17. Dylan Richards...

 

City seeks, fixes leaks that waste nearly half its water

The city has plugged around 150 water pipe leaks since mid-2018 in an effort to reduce the amount of water apparently lost from the city's water distribution system – nearly half of what it...

 

Sherra Banta

June 16, 1986 – Feb. 1, 2020 Sherra Banta, 33, of Sweet Home died Feb. 1, 2020 at Adventist Medical Center in Portland. She was born June 16, 1986 in Fort Riley, Kan. To David and Emma Banta, and... Full story

 

Brian Howe

June 23, 1956 – Jan. 31, 2020 Brian Fredrick Howe, 64, a life-long resident of Sweet Home, Jan. 31, 2020 in Pasco, Wash. following a long battle with cancer. He was born on June 23, 1956 to LaVona... Full story

 

Foundation announces new grant program

The Sweet Home Community Foundation plans to introduce a new grant program in March, foundation officials have announced. The grant will be named in honor of Alice Blaser, a longtime local elementary school teacher “who touched the lives of many in...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    February 5, 2020

Samaritan to offer new mobile medical clinic in Sweet Home

Sweet Home residents who struggle to get medical care may soon have a new option, right here in town. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 11, Samaritan Health's SamCare Mobile Medicine, a health clinic housed in...

 

Withholding name of arrested youth sets bad precedent for all

Last week, police arrested a 15-year-old boy for bringing a gun to Sweet Home High School. From our perspective, everyone did an outstanding job responding to this threat, details of which are in our report on page 1. Officials quickly identified...

 

Gun owners need to zero in on Salem

 Editor: Oregon’s Legislative Session began Monday, Feb. 3, and ends in 30 days. Citizens: Pay attention, get involved. Oregon anti-gunners have three bills to restrict Second Amendment rights. First up: Senate Bill 1538 (co-sponsor Sara Gelser,...

 

Recycling-based plastic promising

 Editor: After only five years of development an Israeli company, UBQ Materials (stands for “ubiquitous”), has patented a process that breaks down regular household waste such as dirty diapers, food scraps, garden trimmings, all plastics,...

 

Woodcarver's work demands attention

 Editor: In reference to the Jan. 25 article on Ray Maynard, I stopped at Herring’s Auto on 43rd and Main last fall, looking for something else, and was fascinated by Ray’s work displayed in their gift shop. His stuff should be the next exhibit...

 

Around Town February 5, 2020

Learn to talk to kids about abuse ABC House offers a class on Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 228 SW 5th Ave. in Albany. The free training will provide guidance on how to talk with...

 

Public Safety Log February 5, 2020

Feb. 2 9:41 a.m. - Caller reported a loose dog in the area, 600 block of Main. Officer unable to locate. 10:59 a.m. - Jesse David John Martin, 20, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft, 1950...

 

HGTV show application brings out some city spirit, officials

Sweet Home leaders want to get the city on TV – in a good way. Between basketball games Friday night at Sweet Home High School, a crowd urged the HGTV channel to "take over" Sweet Home in HGTV's...

 

Girls down Sisters 57-39 on road for first league basketball win in decade

After a 10-year drought, the girls basketball team delivered its first league victory last week, beating Sisters 57-39 on the road Tuesday, Jan. 28. The win also elevated the Huskies' overall record...

 

Husky wrestlers finish in middle of pack at tough Reser's TOC

Sweet Home's boys placed in the middle of the field at the Resers Tournament of Champions Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. The Huskies warmed up for...

 

Rep. Sprenger introduces riot crimes bill

Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R-Scio) has introduced a bill to increase penalties for riot crimes if a person is wearing a mask to conceal their identity during the commission of the crime. “In recent years we have seen an alarming increase of violent...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 5, 2020

Camp Tadmor hosts how-to for outdoor schools

Outdoor School providers from across Oregon converged at Camp Tadmor in late January to build opportunities for improvement of Outdoor School programs through the Oregon State University Extension...

 

Sweetheart Run Saturday at Sankey

The annual Sweetheart Run begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 8, in Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. Trophies will be given out in three children’s divisions, 0-10 years old, 11-14 and 15-19. Adult trop...

 

Swimmers cash in on short road trip to see new competition

Thanks to a scheduling conflict at the Newport Aquatic Center, Newport High School hosted its annual swimming invitational at Lebanon High School Friday, Jan. 31. The meet featured some coastal-area teams Sweet Home doesn’t see often, as well as...

 

Husky boys notch first league wins in basketball

Sweet Home's boys beat Newport 59-34 Friday at home and Sisters 48-32 Jan. 28 on the road in basketball to put their first two league wins in the book this year. "We played good," said Coach Drew Emme...

 

TimberUnity goes to Salem

A convoy of trucks left Sweet Home at 5 a.m. this morning to join the TimberUnity rally in Salem. Our reporter Sarah Brown is on the scene. Look for her report in our Feb. 12 edition about local... Full story

 

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