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Articles from the March 4, 2020 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

City staff: Water rate hike needed

The city council intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the former Public Works headquarters and Water Treatment Plant on 9th Avenue to help pay for needed capital projects at the Water Treatment Plant and offset some potential rate increases...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Officials concoct 'plans' for virus

Local emergency responders have taken some steps to help prevent the potential spread of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, which made its first confirmed appearance in Oregon over the weekend. “We’re monitoring the situation,” said Police Chief...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

City staff: Water rate hike needed

The city council intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the former Public Works headquarters and Water Treatment Plant on 9th Avenue to help pay for needed capital projects at the Water Treatment Plant and offset some potential rate increases...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 4, 2020

Leap Year baby, now 16, celebrates birthday No. 4

Javi Cuevas celebrated his fourth true birthday Saturday, Feb. 29. That's because Cuevas, now truly, 16, was born on Feb. 29, Leap Day, in 2004, in Prineville. His mother, Lisa Cuevas, said it didn't...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Rookie quiltmaker's work popular favorite in City Hall exhibit

Beth Suhr came to the craft of quiltmaking very late, but her work has been an almost instant hit. Based on votes by visitors to the Fiber Arts Show in the lobby of City Hall, Suhr's quilt "Window to...

 

Russell Seiber

April 21, 1945 - Feb. 26, 2020 Russell Seiber, 74, of Sweet Home, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. He was born April 21, 1945 at home in Sweet Home to Otto David and Frona (Russell) Seiber. He... Full story

 

Wanda Farley

May 19, 1936 - Feb. 23, 2020 Wanda Lea Farley, 83, of Sweet Home died Feb. 23, 2020. She was born May 19, 1936 in Wright City, Okla. to James Evans and Helen (Davis) Coffman. She came to Sweet Home 74 years ago from Oklahoma. Mrs. Farley worked at... Full story

 

Students receive DAR Good Citizen Awards

The Santiam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its Good Citizen Awards at a tea held Feb. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. The awards are presented annually...

 

GOP flight not long-term solution for rural interests

Even habitually disengaged citizens of Oregon should be aware by now that things are far beyond normal in the state capitol. The level of rancor and distrust across the aisle is such that the Republicans walked out, nearly en masse, last week, to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

City Council takes steps to change zoning in problem areas

The Sweet Home City Council held the first readings of ordinances that will change zoning in two areas. The first of those is composed of 32.1 acres between 18th and 22nd avenues and between Tamarack...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

City hires consultants to overhaul planning rules, using model codes

Planning consultants John Morgan and Walt Wendolowski have started working on a complete overhaul of Sweet Home’s planning ordinances based on model codes they have developed for Millersburg. Morgan, who has assisted Sweet Home in a variety of plan... Full story

 

Around Town March 4, 2020

PEO’s annual plant sale under way PEO Chapter FA is selling plants through April 13. Proceeds go to scholarships for local women, both current graduates and those returning to school. Flowers, herbs, vegetables and some potted plants are...

 

Public Safety Log March 4, 2020

Feb. 28 8:09 p.m. - Caller flagged down an officer to report someone was sleeping outside, 1200 block of 18th. Officer contacted a male and female and trespassed them from location. 9:51 a.m. - Caller reported a theft the previous day, 621 Main St.,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Nine girls named to 2020 Sportsman's Holiday Court

The Sportsman's Holiday Court Committee has selected all nine girls who applied to serve on this year's court. Court members made their first public appearance at the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce's...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 4, 2020

Mudders test their metal on soupy Northern Farms courses

Tucker Downs of Sweet Home didn't hesitate driving his rig straight into a big pool of water Saturday morning at the Northern Farms Mudfest, west of Holley off Highway 228. He had a pretty good idea...

 

Royer, Thorpe win repeat state wrestling championships as SH team just misses

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era It was oh-so-close, but Sweet Home's wrestlers fell just short of beating a stacked La Grande team in the state championships Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29. But the...

 

State placers are girls swimming MVPs, Wright and Calderwood for boys

Swim Coach Doug Peargin named the four Huskies who placed in the state championship swimming finals Outstanding Swimmers of the Year for the girls swimming team at the annual awards night Thursday,...

 

Despite final loss at Newport, SH girls played 'competitively' this year

While Sweet Home ended its girls basketball season with a 56-37 loss to Newport on the road Feb. 25, the team made substantial gains and has a lot going for it next season. Newport pulled ahead quickly, leading 14-6 after the first quarter, 30-19 at...

 

Alumni roundup: Ally Tow signs to play volleyball for Corban

Former Sweet Home star Ally Tow (2018) signed a letter of intent Feb. 19, during halftime at a Linn-Benton Community College basketball game, to play volleyball at Corban University. Tow led LBCC...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    Sports    March 4, 2020

Hot-shooting Phoenix ends Sweet Home's basketball season

Phoenix came to town with a hot hand Friday night and hit a lot of shots early, including six three-pointers, to build an insurmountable lead against their hosts in boys basketball to end the...

 

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