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Sweet Home at Oregon Logging Conference

Sweet Home high-schoolers partook in the 84th annual Oregon Logging Conference last week at the Lane County Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene. In the first photo, Dom Freeman and Madi Seavy...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 2, 2022

Contract outlines city manager's departure

Ray Towry's departure as city manager of Sweet Home came after "controversy and conflicts" that  "compromised city manager relationships," according to the release contract agreed to by the City...

 

Super Bowled over at NFL's biggest game

While most of us watched the Feb. 13 Super Bowl LVI from the comfort of our own homes, one Sweet Home family saw the Los Angeles Rams slip past the Cincinnati Bengals from right above the Rams'...

 

Rod McCorkhill

Rod McCorkhill, 60, of Sweet Home died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2022. He was born May 9, 1961, in Eugene to Dick and Connie (Kirsch) McCorkhill. After he finished his time at school in Sweet Home, Mr.... Full story

 

Legislators pitch plans to build more homes, help with down payments

By Julia Shumway Oregon Capital Chronicle Legislative Democrats and local elected leaders from around Oregon on Thursday pitched a $400 million plan to get more homeless people off the streets, build more affordable houses and help low-income...

 

School district weighs continued mask mandates

Sweet Home School District issued a survey Friday, Feb. 25, asking parents whether they want masking to continue following an announcement, made earlier in the week, that Oregon will lift mask...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 2, 2022

Council OKs end of library fines

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously at its Feb. 22 meeting to adopt a resolution eliminating library fines. (Councilor Dylan Richards was not present.) However, as has previously been the policy, charges for lost materials will still occur...

 

High School announces First Semester Honor Roll

Following are Sweet Home High School students who have been announced by the school as having made the First Semester Honor Roll for 2021-22. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...

 

Public invited to virtual town hall on Samaritan clinic plans

Samaritan Health Services is on schedule for construction to begin in July 2022 on a new 15,000-square-foot family medicine clinic, urgent care and heli-pad in Sweet Home.  The new facility will be located on a 42-acre site next to the Wiley Creek...

 

Guest commentary: Independent doctors threatened in U.S.?

By Sally C. Pipes Facing declining revenue prospects, physicians are shuttering their private, independent practices to join up with larger hospitals that have near-monopolies on care in the regions they serve. This trend is depressing news for...

 

From Our Files (March 2, 2022)

March 2, 1972 Mrs. Jim Brown, owner of Maples Grocery at Cascadia, reports a third break-in within the past three weeks. The Sweet Home District Ranger for the Willamette National Forest, Orval Jess, will retire on his 62nd birthday this week. Jess...

 

Poultry operation opposed at county meeting

Some Scio-area residents on Tuesday, Feb. 22, asked the Linn County Board of Commissioners to oppose construction of a large-scale poultry operation about eight miles east of the city. This second of three proposed facilities, they said, would...

 

Around Town (March 2, 2022)

Town hall set to discuss clinic Samaritan Health Services is holding a virtual town hall at noon Thursday, March 3, to discuss the June 2022 construction of a new 15,000-square-foot family medicine clinic, urgent-care and heli-pad on Highway 20 near...

 

Public Safety (March 2, 2022)

February 21 10:20 a.m. - Kevin Earl Terwilliger, 58, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of criminal driving, Albany Police Department....

 

Chilly Gardening

Sweet Home Beautification Committee volunteers work on the Main Street median as snow flurries fall around them last week. Recorded temperatures in Sweet Home dipped into the low 20s, though things...

 

Oregon Cultural Trust gets $5.5M in donations in 2021

Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust surpassed $5.55 million in 2021, a 6.7% increase over 2020’s record-setting results of $5.2 million. The funds will support grant awards to cultural organizations across the state this summer and continue to...

 

Early –and icy – morning fire destroys Willow Street home

Fire destroyed a home at 1907 Willow St. early Wednesday morning, Feb. 23.  According to a Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District statement, occupants of the home noticed an odor of smoke at around...

 

Roommate sought in connection with Albany man's death

An Albany man was found dead in his home Friday night, and police are now looking for both his roommate and his car. The Albany police and fire departments were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. Friday...

 

Watch whales on the coast this spring

The spring whale migration begins in March, and the best whale watching sites are open at your favorite coastal parks, although trained volunteers won’t be on site. The Spring Whale Week hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    Sports    March 2, 2022

Girls basketball: Huskies take No. 2 team to wire, then play first playoff game in 30 years

The first playoff appearance for the Sweet Home girls basketball program since 1992 was a short-lived one, as the Lady Huskies lost at Marshfield 42-29 on Feb. 26 in a postseason play-in game....

 

Corps of Engineers hoping 'atmospheric river' refills reservoirs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers expect an atmospheric river that’s dumping heavy rain in the Pacific Northwest will help refill some reservoirs this week. Since the start of refill season for Corps reservoirs, there has been very...

 

State says Oregon exports to Ukraine, but not much

By Les Zaitz Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon’s main export to Ukraine is fish but the country represents a small share of foreign trade for the state, according to Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. Total exports to Ukraine...

 

Boys basketball: Young Huskies finish two-win season with hope for future

On Tuesday, 2/22/2022, the Sweet Home boys basketball team went 2-22 on the season with a 67-27 home loss against Cascade. The loss ensured that the end of the Huskies' season would be notable for a...

 

Girls wrestling: Chafin tops in state at 115

Sweet Home senior Paige Chafin ended her high-school wrestling career with her first state title during the 2022 OSAA Girls State Championships, held Thursday, Feb. 24, at Culver High School. The...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 2, 2022

Boys wrestling: Wrestlers second in state as four Huskies win titles

Junior Jacob Sieminski wore a vintage Sweet Home wrestling singlet when he won his first state championship last year. This year Sieminski's season has gone pretty much like one would expect for a...

 

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