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Articles from the February 21, 2018 edition

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Highway signs honor vets

Two new signs at the east city limit mark Highway 20 as the Medal of Honor Highway, honoring Oregon's 26 recipients of the Medal of Honor. "These signs will be an everlasting reminder and our way of...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 21, 2018

Smart meters coming to SH March 5

Pacific Power, the power supply company that contracts within the City of Sweet Home to provide electricity to the municipal area, will be installing smart meters on all homes in its district starting Monday, March 5. Initial response from the...

 

City to drop price on former Public Works facility

A split Sweet Home City Council voted last week to drop the asking price for the former Public Works maintenance facility on 9th Avenue. The council voted 4-3 during its regular meeting on Feb. 13 to authorize staff to negotiate a sale price of not...

 

New bidder halves price for sewer plant fixes

Sweet Home’s proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade will cost as little as half of earlier estimates, according to Murraysmith, the firm designing the upgrade. Previously, Brown and Caldwell had estimated the cost at up to $42 million....

 

David Gallagher

July 9, 1965 - Feb. 13, 2018 David Michael Gallagher, 52, of Sweet Home died Feb. 13, 2018. He was born July 9, 1965 in Lebanon to Frank David and Merrill Anne (Whitney) Gallagher. He lived in Salem, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Albany. Mr. Gallagher...

 

Another tragedy tells us hard things about ourselves

The recent horrific shooting spree at a Florida high school impacts all of us because we know it could have been members of our community hovering outside the perimeter of yellow tape, wondering if our kids were OK and grieving over those who were...

 

Council approves community grants for 3 local organizations

The Sweet Home City Council approved $500 community grants to the Friends of the Library, United Way of Linn County for the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and the President's Club for the "Kids...

 

Around Town Feb. 21, 2018

Red Cross blood drive this week The American Red Cross reports lower than usual donations of blood and platelets due to widespread flu and severe winter weather across the U.S. this year. The Red Cross asks residents to consider making an appointment...

 

Public Safety Feb. 21, 2018

Feb. 17 9:16 a.m. - Deputies located a dog running in the road and nearly being hit by cars, 28500 block of Pleasant Valley. Dog returned to owner. Feb. 16 11:29 a.m. - Carrie Lynn Whitten, 36, arrested on a warrant for parole violation, 38300 block...

 

Limo service taking off in Sweet Home, with car lover at wheel

Dave Herring loves cars. He still has his first one, a 1969 GTO. "We've always been into cars," said his wife, Lisa Herring. "We've been together almost 30 years. It's one of our hobbies. We've...

 

Eight placers take wrestlers to third at state

With no Sweet Home wrestlers in state finals matches this year, the Huskies still finished with eight placewinners, who secured a third-place team finish at the OSAA state championships held Feb....

 

Marissa Kurtz secures girls state title with win over Lexi Schilling

Marissa Kurtz won the girls state 105-pound wrestling title and teammate Lexi Schilling was second after an all-Sweet Home final Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. The girls...

 

City runs into complications ‑ and cost overrun – on Grape

The city went over its budget by about $6,300 for a waterline replacement project for Grape Loop when it encountered difficulties in turning off water to the area. The Sweet Home City Council on Feb....

 

Boys down Junction City in basketball to finish league after loss to Cottage Grove

Sweet Home beat Junction City 57-49 at home Friday to end its boys basketball season following a 63-50 loss to Cottage Grove on the road Feb. 13. With the win, the Huskies tied Junction City for...

 

Girls end season with pair of losses

The Huskies wrapped up the girls basketball season with losses to Junction City 67-22 Friday at home and 90-26 at Cottage Grove on Feb. 13. Junction City and Cottage Grove, both 9-1, finished the...

 

Huskies leave doubters in their wake to bring home state swim trophies

By Sean Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home High School girls and boys swim teams exceeded expectations – except maybe their own – finishing second in girls and fourth in boys at the state...

 

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