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Articles from the February 27, 2019 edition

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Slow snowy Monday in SH

The snow finally stuck in Sweet Home early Monday morning, after a series of close calls from the weather service. This one was for real, burying the community in 6 to 10 inches of snow. It started ov...

 

Water rate hike on table for next year's budget

As city officials prepare the budget for 2019-20, they plan to include an incremental increase in water rates, while maintaining the sewer rate as it is. Finance Director Brandon Neish told the City Council’s Administration, Property and Finance...

 

Sister: Local homeless man died after he was found with hypothermia

A 55-year-old Sweet Home homeless man, who was found earlier this month suffering from hypothermia, died three days after he was taken to the hospital, a family member said last week. Sweet Home...

 

Arts supporters ask district for elementary music

A group of educators and local citizens is asking the Sweet Home School Board to restore an elementary-level music teaching position in the district. SHOCASE members appeared before the board at its...

 

Thelma Heth

May 2, 1949 – Feb. 13, 2019 Thelma Rae Heth, 69, of Sweet Home died Feb. 13, 2019. She was born May 2, 1949 in Redding, Calif. to Louis and Daisy (Dennison) Caviness.  She grew up in Western Colorado, in Nucla and Grand Junction. She married her h... Full story

 

Gene Harris

May 5, 1938 – Feb. 23, 2019 Gene Edward Harris, 80, of Sweet Home died Feb. 23, 2019. He was born May 5, 1938 in Sweet Home to Leighton Jack and Hazel Lauree (Willey) Harris. He lived on Whiskey... Full story

 

Gertrude Johnson

March 1, 1921 - Feb. 5, 2019 Gertrude Ina Johnson, 97, of Albany, formerly of Sweet Home, died Feb. 5, 2019 at the Mennonite Home.  A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Sweet Home Mennonite Church. Private family burial was held... Full story

 

Anthony Milligan

Oct. 1, 1968 – Feb. 16, 2019 Anthony Earl Milligan, 50, of Sweet Home died Feb. 16, 2019. He was born Oct. 1, 1968 in Commerce, Texas, to Freddy Earl and Jessie Mae (Stover) Milligan. He lived in... Full story

 

Billy Seibert

Jan. 25, 1964 – Feb. 13, 2019  Billy Gene Seibert, 55, a longtime resident of Sweet Home, died Feb. 13, 2019 from hypothermia and from a stroke with his family at his bedside. He was born Jan. 25,... Full story

 

East Linn Christian Academy First Semester Honor Roll

Following are students named to the First Semester Honor Roll at East Linn Christian Academy, as announced by the school. High School 4.00: Aden Aerni, Madeline Bowler, Aubrey Cade, Susannah Cray, Shayla Hatfield, Carlie Ils, Benjamin Johnson,...

 

Green New Deal plus Modern Monetary Theory equals socialism

By Dr. Mark Hendrickson Thank you, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Green New Deal she has unveiled is most illuminating. It is now unmistakably clear that AOC, Bernie Sanders, and other democrat socialists in the Democratic Party...

 

Gun control bill only goes so far

Editor: I want to advise all Oregon residents that the governor’s new gun control bill only applies to legally purchased and licensed hand guns. Owners of unregistered or illegal weapons may continue to use them, along with large-capacity...

 

Around Town Feb. 27, 2019

Search and Rescue team seeks teens Young men and women ages 14 to 18 are invited to join the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and participate in a 10-day summer training program. The 26th Search and Rescue Training Academy in Linn County wil...

 

Planners approve Strawberry Ridge cul-de-sac subdivision

The Sweet Home Planning Commission, during its regular meeting on Feb. 19, approved an eight-lot subdivision at the north end of Strawberry Ridge Drive, rejecting a plan to leave the cul de sac in the private ownership of the residents. In 2005 or...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 27, 2019

Feb. 25 12:23 a.m. - Deputy took a report for assault, 45600 block of Sunnyside Road. 2:04 a.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash when an inexperienced driver lost control in the snow and slid off the road, 28900 block of Dixie Lane. No...

 

SH suspect arrested after police chase

A Sweet Home man was arrested in Albany early Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, after a pursuit in an allegedly stolen vehicle, Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reported. According to Yon, at 5:39 a.m....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    February 27, 2019

Sweet Home's Bonnie Neal, 76, still a 'truck-drivin' woman'

A song vocalized by Norma Jean in 1968 begins "A little boy is what my daddy wanted, a little girl just didn't fit his plans to help him on the road when he was on it, cause Daddy was a truck drivin'...

 

Travis Thorpe, Jackson Royer are titlists as Huskies finish 2nd in state wrestling

See our photo gallery for State Tournament photos: https://www.sweethomenews.com/photos/02_27_2019 Jackson Royer and Travis Thorpe won individual titles Saturday, Feb. 23, in the OSAA 4A state...

 

Marissa Kurtz wins second state girls wrestling title; Lexi Schilling fourth

See our photo gallery for State Tournament photos: https://www.sweethomenews.com/photos/02_27_2019 Marissa Kurtz won her second state wrestling championship Saturday, Feb. 23, during the OSAA girls...

 

Husky state qualifiers, Calderwood named to Outstanding Swimmer honors

Seniors Sarah Hewitt and Brad Wolthuis, junior Megan Hager, sophomore Hunter Calderwood and freshmen Malia Hewitt, Jamie Seward and Chloe Tyler shared Outstanding Swimmer honors Feb. 21 at the...

 

Newport defeats cagers in play-in game on road

The Huskies lost a play-in game 58-49 in a rematch at Newport Friday evening, ending their season in state playoffs with their entire league, after losing their final league game 62-58 at home on...

 

Girls end hoops season with loss to Newport

The Sweet Home High School girls wrapped up their basketball season with a 53-25 loss to Newport Feb. 19. They finish the season 0-12 in league and 1-22 overall. The girls grabbed a 43-33 against...

 

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