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Articles from the February 9, 2022 edition

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Shelter: Homeless no more

Duck Hollow neighborhood residents who expressed opposition to a proposed homeless facility near their properties during Jan. 25-26 meetings at Sweet Home City Hall got their wish at a Tuesday, Feb....

 

Police arrest one in attack on junior high student

Police have arrested a teenager who is suspected of participating in an attack Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 9, on a Sweet Home Junior High student on the Sweet Home High School campus. According to a statement issued today, Feb. 11, by the Sweet Home... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    February 9, 2022

County reviews bids on former Sweet Home mill acreage

 Linn County Board of Commissioners, on Feb. 1, reviewed two bids for some 150 acres of the former Willamette Industries mill site in Sweet Home. At the commissioners meeting, county Property...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    February 9, 2022

Rio Theatre to host first Sweet Home film festival

Hankering for some film fare that's off the beaten track?  Sweet Home might have just what you're looking for: family-friendly, but not the usual Hollywood media.  SHOCASE, the local organization...

 

Rollover in Narrows

Driver Collette Ann Valentine, 20, center, stands next to a Toyota pickup that rolled on the icy surface of Highway 20 early Monday morning. According to Oregon State Police, the incident happened...

 

State updates salmonid habitat map

The State of Oregon last week released an updated essential salmonid habitat map, which shows streams where activities like building docks or adding riprap usually require a removal-fill permit. The m...

 

Death Notices (Feb. 9, 2022)

Roger Dale Godell, 71, of Sweet Home, died Feb. 3, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Marnita Kay Kendrick, 58, of Sweet Home, died Feb. 6, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral... Full story

 

Commentary: Bright side of COVID: Parents are thinking of new ways to teach kids (Feb. 9, 2022)

By Kathryn Hickok Oregon students are now half-way through their third school year since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Here in Oregon and around the country, families have struggled to keep their children engaged with their education, under difficult...

 

From Our Files (Feb. 9, 2022)

February 10, 1972 For the second time in eight days, a motel has been the target for out-of-control vehicles. Last week a pickup truck struck Porta Via Motel. This week, three men were injured and hospitalized after their car rammed into a corner...

 

Public Safety (Feb. 9, 2022)

January 31 8:25 a.m. - Caller reported that mailbox was open, some mail was on the ground in 27900 block Walkerwood Lane. 12:32 p.m. - Weezer Ciccone, 46, was cited and released on Sweet Home Municipa...

 

State: Indoor mask rule to be lifted by March 31

Oregon will remove general mask requirements for indoor public places no later than March 31, state health officials announced Monday, Feb. 7. Oregon’s current hospitalization rates remain high at more than 1,000 per day, according to the Oregon...

 

Santiam State Forest delivers $11.3 million for county and local services

 The Oregon Department of Forestry released a report to state forest trust land counties last week, highlighting economic, environmental and social accomplishments in fiscal year 2021, including distributing $11.3 million in revenue to Marion, Linn...

 

Around Town (Feb. 9, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50. Al...

 

Sweet Home man arrested after report of road rage incident

A Sweet Home man was arrested Feb. 1 after a “road rage” incident that reportedly began on South Santiam Highway near Sodaville-Waterloo Drive south of Lebanon and continued toward its city limits. Lebanon Police Department personnel learned of...

 

Girls qualify 3 for state in third-place district wrestling finish

Sweet Home's girls are sending three girls to the state wrestling championships, two of them district titlists, following the OSAA Special District 2 championship tournament held Saturday, Feb. 5, at...

 

Honoring 'Coach'

Longtime Sweet Home swimming Coach Doug Peargin Doug Peagin, center, stands with alumni from the Sweet Home program Friday evening during a celebration in his honor. Family and friends of surprised...

 

Girls basketball: Surging Huskies upset higher-ranked Woodburn

Propelled by double-digit scoring performances from guards Brooke Burke and Kaylynn Mamac, the Sweet Home girls basketball team scored a home victory against Woodburn, a team ranked directly above...

 

Boys basketball halftime: Sweet Home vs. Woodburn

Fans at halftime of Tuesday's boys basketball game vs. Woodburn got a chance to win a bottle of soda if they paid one dollar and made a three-pointer. The soda was provided by the Sweet Home Booster...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    February 9, 2022

Sweet treats for a sweet Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, a time to celebrate the sweet things in life with the ones we love. Just remember: It’s not a celebration about the sweets but about the sweet things ...

 

Boys wrestling: Huskies down Estacada in Senior Night visit

Sweet Home said good-bye to its departing senior wrestlers Thursday evening, Feb. 3, and then the Huskies got down to business to give them something to remember. The boys defeated Estacada, which...

 

Boys basketball: Despite tough 'D,' Huskies fall to Woodburn

Sweet Home boys basketball (2-18, No. 32 in 4A) is still searching for its first league win after last week's action, with just four chances remaining before the season winds up on Feb. 22. The...

 

Boys pull out another swim win to finish in the black for season

Sweet Home ended its regular dual-meet swimming season Friday, Feb. 4, with wins from both the boys and girls over Junction City, North Marion and Kennedy, finishing an undefeated string for the girls. “(Senior) Jamie Seward came up to me at the...

 

Cheer squad aiming to finish near-perfect competition season with state title

Like all the other high school sports, COVID has impacted Sweet Home's competitive cheerleaders, who are aiming this Saturday, Feb. ##, for their fourth state title in Coach Amber Rosa's 12 years at...

 

County commissioners agree to sell Sweet Home mill site to firm owned by Josh Victor

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed unanimously Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, to sell the former Willamette Industries mill site in Sweet Home to Sweet Home... Full story

 

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