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Articles from the February 6, 2019 edition

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Fir Lawn church to offer warming shelter

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church will open an overnight warming shelter starting Saturday night, Feb. 9, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. The church, at 109 W. Holley Road (Highway 228), will provide an evening meal and a bagged breakfast, as well as sleeping... Full story


Holiday patrols elicit one DUI arrest, tickets, lot of warnings

Sweet Home police arrested one person for driving under the influence during the Christmas season as part of a focus on drunken driving during the holidays. The period, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6, was the first of two periods of extra patrols planned to...


District pursues options to help homeless

The Sweet Home School District is looking for new ways to help its large group of homeless students. The number of students designated as homeless in the district has been running in a range of 230...


SH resident named ODF 2nd-in-command

Lena Tucker of Sweet Home has been named the state's deputy forester. Tucker follows Nancy Hirsch, who retired from the position in December. Tucker was named to the position by State Forester Peter...


Mark Roger DeLong

Sept. 8, 1964 - Jan. 27, 2019 Mark Roger DeLong, age 54, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. He was born in Lynwood, Calif. on Sept. 8, 1964, to Dorothy Jane (Heigis) and Roger Phillip DeLong. Mark... Full story


Geraldine "Gerri" Kay Aldrich

Jan. 31, 1961 - Jan. 29, 2019 Geraldine "Gerri" Kay Aldrich, 57, passed away Tuesday. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan to Willis Jay and Beverly Elizabeth (Roberts) Wisterman. She lived in Michigan... Full story


Patrick Duncan

Oct. 28, 1926 – Feb. 2, 2019 Patrick Morrill Duncan, 92, of Sweet Home, died Feb. 2, 2019. He was born Oct. 28, 1926 in Barnard, Mont. to Paul M. and Ethel Elizabeth Roberts (Duncan).  Mr. Duncan served in the United States Navy three times,... Full story


Mary Ripley

Aug. 13, 1924 – Feb. 2, 2019 Mary Virginia Ripley, 94, of Sweet Home died peacefully in her sleep Feb. 2, 2019. She was born Aug. 13, 1924 in Kansas City, Mo. to John and Marylean (Bitzer) Ryan.... Full story


Jack K. Schmidt

Sept. 25, 1940 – Jan. 27, 2019 Jack K. Schmidt, 78, of Sweet Home, died at home on Jan. 27, 2019. He was born Sept. 25, 1940 in Orange, Calif., to Kenneth and Dawn (Treece) Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt... Full story


Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

Editor’s note: This column was submitted to us by the Oregon School Activities Association. We’re not publishing it because we think what the authors are talking about is, necessarily, a huge problem here in Sweet Home, but any of us who have...


OSU study: Northwest Forest Plan has yet to turn the tide for birds at risk

By Steve Lundeberg Oregon State University Writer Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in bird populations have not been reversed, new...


Around Town Feb. 6, 2019

Kids can serve as legislative pages The Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate are hosting students from around the state as part of the Honorary Page Program. This program is steeped in history and allows students to witness the...


Public Safety Log Feb. 6, 2019

Feb. 3 4:22 a.m. - Christopher Wilson-Reeder, 28, arrested for fourth-degree assault, 27900 block of Liberty. Transported to Linn County Jail. Feb. 2 8:34 a.m. - Cutty Moore arrested for misdemeanor...


SH cagers fall to Woodburn, Philomath

Sweet Home picked up two losses last week in boys basketball, falling to Woodburn 74-40 at home on Jan. 29 and at Philomath 58-46 Friday night. The Huskies fell from ninth to 13th in statewide...


Husky girls win inaugural OSAA South Regional wrestling championship

Sweet Home's girls won the team title Saturday, Feb. 2, at the inaugural OSAA South Regional state championship qualifying tournament, held at Thurston High School. The Huskies qualified two wrestlers...


Huskies finish regular season with easy wins over Oregon West teams

Sweet Home's boys capped off their regular season Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Oregon West Duals tournament, but the Huskies weren't really there for a trophy, Coach Steve Thorpe said. He limited his...


SH man charged with sex offenses

A Sweet Home man was charged Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Linn County Circuit Court with first-degree sex abuse and first-degree sexual penetration in a case involving a minor. Joshua James Deffenbaugh,...


Girls score decisive wins in tune-up for district swim meet; boys second

Sweet Home ended its regular swim season Thursday, Jan. 31, with a decisive performance by the girls in a three-way meet with North Marion, Cascade and Kennedy. The Huskies outscored North Marion...


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