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Articles from the March 13, 2019 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 13, 2019

SHJH kids getting real busy

Sweet Home Junior High has nearly achieved a goal Vice Principal and Athletic Director Terry Augustadt set when he went to work at the school last year. The number of students involved in some kind...

 

Foster woman dies in head-on collision

A Sweet Home-area woman was killed this morning, March 14, in a head-on collision near Harrisburg. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said deputies responded at 6:55 a.m. to the crash on Peoria Road near Irish Bend Loop. Yon said Kelly Flower, 55, of Foster...

 

Update: Police investigating crash followed by suicide

Sweet Home police continue to investigate the death of an elderly male who, they say, killed himself following a motor vehicle collision involving a female pedestrian Friday evening, March 15. Police...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 13, 2019

District to look into water wells

The Sweet Home School Board instructed Supt. Tom Yahraes Monday night, Feb. 11, to look into drilling wells and into whether the district has water rights to use Ames Creek to water its high school...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 13, 2019

Crawfordsville firefighter Kropf gets top SHFAD honor; Hickcox named top cop

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and Sweet Home Police Department named six award winners during their joint awards banquet at the Elks Lodge Saturday evening. Crawfordsville firefighter...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 13, 2019

County Parks Dept. assumes management of Cascadia State Park for year

Starting immediately, Linn County Parks Department has taken over management of Cascadia State Park for the next year. Linn County Commissioners signed a one-year agreement March 5 to transfer the par...

 

Margueritte (Peggy) Arnold

Sept. 8, 1924 - March 6, 2019 Margueritte (Peggy) E. Arnold, 94, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Wiley Creek Assisted Living Facility in Sweet Home. Peggy was born Sept. 8, 1924 in Avant, Okla. Her family moved to Lebanon in the late 1930s....

 

Theda Morris

Dec. 3, 1941 - March 6, 2019 Theda Eloy Morris, 77, died suddenly on March 6, 2019. She was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Alburquerque, N.M. to LaVerne and Mabel Evans. Mrs. Morris was well known for her love...

 

Lee Taylor

June 16, 1952 - March 8, 2019 Lee Ray Taylor, 66, of Sweet Home died March 8, 2019. He was born June 16, 1952 in Eugene to Richard and Jean (Banta) Taylor.  He grew up and lived in McKenzie Bridge...

 

Library offering new VOX books

Sweet Home Public Library has put out 72 new children’s VOX books that allow children to listen while they read and look at the pictures. “We have a collection of picture books and juvenile nonfiction books,” said Director Rose Peda. Each one...

 

Applications for LBCC Ashton scholarships open

Applications for the annual Dan and Daisy Ashton Scholarship are available from the Linn-Benton Community College Sweet Home Center. The Ashton Scholarship application is also available on line at www.sweethome.k12.or.us/. Once on the district...

 

Trump primary challenge may be Waterloo for GOP

By Rich Lowry The race for 2020 is taking shape, although there are still significant unknowns, including whether Donald Trump will get a serious primary challenge. His fiercest Republican critics say, “Yes – please, please, yes.” They are...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 13, 2019

Superintendent: Snow Day decisions involve multiple people, are not hasty

Deciding whether to cancel school, delay school or go ahead and have school is an overnight process involving multiple School District staffers trying to make a judgment call based on existing road...

 

Sheriff: Crawfordsville woman died from burns after 'tragic accident'

A 77-year-old Crawfordsville woman died after catching fire and suffering burns last week. “We went on a medical call in Crawfordsville,” said Fire Chief Dave Barringer. “It was (for) unknown burns. The patient was deceased on arrival....

 

Around Town March 13, 2019

Century Farm award applications Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 award year for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program. The application deadline is May 1. Families throughout Oregon who have continuously farmed portions of their...

 

Public Safety Log March 13, 2019

March 10 8:32 a.m. - Caller reported a neighbor living at the end of Old Hufford Road found a full-sized Ram pickup jack-knifed with a dump trailer near milepost 3. The vehicle combination completely blocked the road, isolating all residents east of...

 

Sweet Home forestry team wins its home competition

The Sweet Home High School Forestry Club won its home competition Saturday, March 9, by some 120 points with a total of 366 points. Clatskenie finished second. Also competing were Scio, Philomath,...

 

North River fire spreads from shop to home, destroys both

Fire destroyed a North River Road shop and home March 6. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 41875 North River Drive at 3:44 a.m. to find a fully involved 25-by-40-foot shop, said Randy...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 13, 2019

SH teen named B&G Club Youth of the Year

Sweet Home High School senior Angeleah Williams was honored as this year's Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam. In an essay describing her life as a child whose...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 13, 2019

School Board decides not to extend school for snow days – if unions agree

The School Board voted Monday night to try to add makeup days without extending school into the summer or spring break. The board allowed a contingency to add days at the end of the year or during spring break if the superintendent is unable to...

 

Natalie Rodgers named girls hoops MVP

The Sweet Home High School girls basketball team named sophomore Natalie Rodgers Most Valuable Player during its annual awards dessert held March 4. Coach Michelle Knight applauded the strides her...

 

Schilling qualifies for S. Africa trip

Lexi Schilling, above, right, won the girls 115-pound division of the Oregon Cultural Exchange Trials Saturday at Sweet Home High School. Wrestlers from around the state, from all divisions,...

 

Huskies enter season aiming to make run in baseball playoffs

Returning eight players, a deep, flexible Sweet Home High School baseball team is looking to win the Oregon West Conference championship in its inaugural season in the league and make some noise in st...

 

Veterans, multiple pitching options have softball team aiming high

This year's Sweet Home High School softball team returns a lot of experience, flexibility in pitching staff and a goal of going deeper into the state playoffs than last year. The team lost Ally Tow...

 

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