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Articles from the February 26, 2020 edition

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Councilors aim for downtown streetscape plan

The Sweet Home City Council is essentially continuing forward with last year’s goals, while adding an action plan to create a downtown streetscape plan. The council met with City Manager Ray Towry and department heads in an annual three-day work...

 

School district poised to fight state's Title IX crackdown

Sweet Home Schools Supt. Tom Yahraes is preparing to lodge a formal complaint against a decision by Oregon Department of Education officials requiring the combining of girls and boys into single...

 
 By The New Era    News    February 26, 2020

Jamboree announces final headliner: Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch has been announced as the third and final headliner for this year's Oregon Jamboree, to be held July 31-Aug. 2. Also added to the lineup is sister duo Walker County. They join a lineup...

 

Donna Tagen

Jan. 30, 1945 – Feb. 18, 2020 Donna Mae (James) Tagen, 75, of Sweet Home died Feb. 18, 2020 in Albany. She was born Jan. 30, 1945 in Klamath Falls to Edgar St. Clair and Jaunita Shirley (LaFever)... Full story

 

Pointing out some pluses in SH

Kudos for Standing Up to ODE The Sweet Home School District and Supt. Tom Yahraes deserve the highest of praise for standing up for the girls in Sweet Home High School’s forestry program. They are fighting for the right of girls to compete in...

 

Rainfall exceeds last year, but not significantly more than normal

Up until last week, to state the obvious, this year has been wet. To date, more than twice as much rain has fallen compared to the same time last year – Jan. 1 through the mid-point in February, but the actual rainfall has been closer to the...

 

Around Town Feb. 26, 2020

Extra mason bee cocoons sought Local residents who have extra blue orchard mason bee cocoons can donate them to the Oregon State University Extension Service, which will happily take them and find new homes for them. Most home yards need about 50...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 26, 2020

From SHHS track to Venice Beach and beyond, life's been challenge for Pam Walker

Pam Walker would tell you she started her athletic career when she was in the third grade, while she attended Holley Elementary. "I was out there runnin' around on the playground and was discovered...

 

Astronaut gives Charter School students up-close glimpse of space

The moon is roughly 25 feet from the earth – that is when the earth is the size of a basketball and the moon is the size of a baseball. That's what a group of students at Sweet Home Charter School...

 

Husky swimmers set two state, six school records in 2nd-place state finish

The Sweet Home High School girls swim team finished second, setting two state records, in the 4A/3A/2A/1A state championships Saturday in Beaverton. Four girls, Megan Hager, Jamie Seward, Malia...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 26, 2020

Feb. 22 10:28 a.m. - A 3-year-old called 9-1-1 because his sister was being mean. Linn County dispatcher wrote, “We talked. He cried. He was fine. No further action.” Feb. 21 7:30 a.m. - Caller reported a male and female came onto the caller’s...

 

Wrestlers qualify record 23 boys for state in winning regional

Sweet Home wrestlers won their sixth straight regional wrestling title Saturday, Feb. 22, with a dominating performance in the Special District 2 championships held at Stayton. "We showed up," said Co...

 

Boys lose in OT to Cascade, then beat Sisters

The Sweet Home boys lost to Cascade 51-48 in overtime at home in basketball Feb. 18 and then beat Sisters 45-20 at home Friday evening. Against Cascade, the Huskies had a rough time at the free thrown...

 

Girls fall to Cascade, Sisters

As their season wound down last week, Sweet Home's girls lost games to Sisters 45-39 at home Friday and Cascade 45-33 at home Feb. 18 in basketball. "Sisters played a great game," said Sweet Home Coac...

 

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