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Articles from the February 28, 2017 edition

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Hotel drowning victim identified, looking for next-of-kin

UPDATE (March 3, 2017 10:40 a.m.) Lebanon Police have been unable to locate next-of-kin to Alfred Andrew Nichelson, Jr., the 56-year-old Sweet Home man who found submerged in the pond at Best Western...

 

Google beefing up technology for school district

The Sweet Home School District recently moved all of its email to Gmail and provided Google accounts to staff members in an effort to take advantage of the variety of applications provided by Google....

 

Mat Champions: Huskies win state wrestling team title; Olson repeats

Years of focused hard work paid off Saturday as Sweet Home won its first state title since 2009 Saturday and put five wrestlers in the finals of the state wrestling championship tournament Friday and...

 

Preparing for mud

Matt Jordan of the Santiam Four-Wheel Drive Association watches, ready to assist, as Joe Richard of JTI Supply of Tangent lowers a water tank into place in preparation for this Satuday’s Mud Fest,...

 

Samaritan to look at options to better serve SH’s health

A Samaritan Health official last week told fellow members of the Sweet Home Health Care Committee that the organization will begin looking into various options to better serve the Sweet Home community. The committee held its monthly meeting on Feb. 1... Full story

 

Lawrence Moe Dec. 1, 1921 - Feb. 22, 2017

Lawrence Clifford Moe, 95, of Deland, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. He was born Dec. 1, 1921 in Albany to John Richard and Leavy Olivia (Berg) Moe. He was raised in Sweet Home. He...

 

Charles Milligan Dec. 28, 1941 - Feb. 21, 2017

Charles Milligan Dec. 28, 1941 - Feb. 21, 2017 Charles “Bud” Edwin Milligan, 75, a longtime resident of Sweet Home, died Feb. 21, 2017. He was born Dec 28, 1941 in Golden, Okla., the son of Fred a...

 

Death Notices

Jackie Jeppsen, 85, of Sweet Home died Feb. 25, 2017. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com....

 

Council poised to appoint Susan Coleman to fill vacant position

The Sweet Home City Council expected to appoint Susan Coleman to fill a vacancy on the council during its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28. Also on the agenda was a vote to appoint Thomas Herb Sr. to fill a vacancy on the Planning...

 

SHHS student among D.A.R. Good Citizen honorees

Santiam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its “Good Citizen” awards on Feb. 22 at a tea held at the First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. The three honorees were...

 

ELCA announces first-semester Honor Roll

East Linn Christian Academy has announced its first-semester Honor Roll. Honorees are: Seniors 4.00 – Wesley Anderson; Rebecca Cray; Lucia Davis; Julia Donner; Ninfa Horner; Bethany Miner; Joshua Miner; Alexandra Moore; Sydney Nichol; Qin...

 

Letters to the Editor February 28, 2017

Greed is industry’s problem, not laws Editor: “Even with a united government in 2017, it will be an uphill climb to roll back the damage done by this [Obama] administration.” That’s Republican Rep. (and Christian Scientist) Lamar Smith, who...

 

Local Democrats report increased interest, turnout to party activities

The Linn County Democratic Central Committee has seen a huge increase in turnouts for its monthly meetings since the start of the year. Sixty-three people attended the Democrats’ Jan. 5 meeting, and about 80 showed up for the group’s Feb. 2...

 

Around Town February 28, 2017

Spelling contest open to local kids Local students are invited to take part in the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship. Students compete first in a written contest, in their division, at the classroom/school level. This contest is usually held in...

 

Polar Plunge

Photos courtesy of Gina Riley The Sweet Home Police Department had 31 local staff members, friends, family and one business owner who took the plunge, earning Sweet Home the Most Plungers Award....

 

City workers begin planned improvements to Strawberry Park

A Public Works crew has completed preparations at Strawberry Park necessary to install a new restroom facility and expand the parking lot, the first steps in improvements to the park since the completion of a concept plan in 2015. Public Works... Full story

 

Public Safety Log February 28, 2017

Feb. 26 12:40 a.m. - Aron Johan Van Dijk, 33, arrested on Linn County warrants for possession of a controlled substance (owes five days in jail) and Lebanon warrant for probation violation on original charge of driving while suspended, 1900 block of...

 

2 file for School Board election

Two candidates had filed to run as of Monday, Feb. 27, in the May 16 election for the Sweet Home School District Board of Directors. Filing to run in the election thus far are incumbents Jason Redick for Zone 7, at large, and Michael E. Adams for...

 

More statistics show decrease in most serious crimes in SH last year

Statistics continue to indicate that most types of serious crimes declined in 2016 from previous years, according to new figures compiled by the Sweet Home Police Department. After reporting reductions in serious crimes and total number of calls for...

 

Saw display offers flashbacks to days of old in the woods

If you were to ask, “Where can I find an intriguing collection of crosscut and chain saws?” a good answer is the East Linn Museum. Passing through the main room toward the back, you enter a...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    February 28, 2017

Serving others is multi-facted exercise for SHEM’s Cindy Rice

Cindy Rice has been serving the community of Sweet Home in some capacity for decades. When her two sons, now in their 30s, were young, she volunteered in schools, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and 4-H....

 

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