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Articles from the March 20, 2019 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 20, 2019

Blast from the past

Sweet Home Junior High PE and health teacher Craig Wilson was a little worried last week about the contents of a time capsule discovered on the school grounds, during construction, that included...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 20, 2019

SH Sanitation won't increase garbage rates

A Waste Connections company official told the Sweet Home City Council last week that Sweet Home Sanitation will not increase trash rates this week, although the recycling crisis continues and will continue to be a big problem. Under its franchise...

 

Police in standoff with armed male at Clark Mill

A high-speed pursuit ended in a standoff Friday night (March 22) between an armed male subject and multiple law enforcement agencies and the arrest of a 50-year-old man in the area of Clark Mill... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019

Top awards go to Ego, Thorpe

Donna Ego was recognized as Distinguished Citizen and Steve Thorpe was named Citizen (formerly the First Citizen award) Saturday night at the Chamber of Commerce's awards banquet held at the...

 

Driver strikes pedestrian, commits suicide

A Sweet Home man committed suicide after striking and critically injuring a Sweet Home woman with his vehicle Friday evening. Police and medics found 77-year-old Lon Salladay dead at the scene....

 

Devon Jones

Feb. 22, 1993 - March 12, 2019 Devon Lee Jones, 26, of Sweet Home, died March 12, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 22, 1993 in Albany to Nathan and Chrystal Jones. He grew up with two... Full story

 

Linda Sharp

Aug. 31, 1954 - March 10, 2019 Linda Jean Sharp, 64, of Sweet Home died Sunday, March 10, 2019. She was born in Tulare, Calif., to Ralph Oliver and Thelma Juanita (Anderson) Coonrod. She lived in... Full story

 

Santiam DAR names Sarah Hewitt 'Good Citizen'

Sarah Hewitt of Sweet Home was the winner at a Santiam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution's "Good Citizen" awards ceremony held Friday, March 8, at a tea held at the First United Meth...

 

Robert Smith

Aug. 12, 1944 - March 12, 2019 Robert Ross Smith, 74, of Sweet Home died Tuesday. He was born in Auburn, Wash., to Neal A. and Margaret (Ross) Smith. He had lived all over the country including Washington, California, Florida and Hawaii. Mr. Smith... Full story

 

High school accepting Ashton scholarship applications

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 available on-line at www.sweethome.k12.or.us/. Once on the district website,...

 

Late Secretary of State set standard for public service

Dennis Richardson was a gift to Oregon – particularly to us, the rural residents who populate nine-tenths of the state’s geography. Our Secretary of State died Feb. 26 after a nine-month battle...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 20, 2019

SHEDG expects big Jamboree, preparing new grounds

Sweet Home could see a significant crowd at this year's Oregon Jamboree, Festival Director Robert Shamek told members of the Sweet Home Economic Development Group at its annual meeting Thursday,...

 

Around Town March 20, 2019

Citizens Academy for local residents Sweet Home Police Department is seeking participants for a one-day Citizen’s Academy. Once 10 to 12 have signed up, the department will work with the participants to set a date for the six-hour program. During t...

 

Public Safety Log March 20, 2019

March 14 3:19 a.m. - Officer located a 17-year-old female who was walking to her aunt’s house with her mother’s permission, 1641 Long St., Sweet Home High School. Officer contacted the girl’s mother and counseled her regarding curfew and...

 

SH Woman killed in crash

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

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 20, 2019

Talent contest April 6

The annual talent contest to raise funds for arts in Sweet Home, SHARC Showdown V, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 6. The deadline to register as a contestant is April 2. The event has helped pay for new sound and lighting equipment in the Sweet Hom...

 

Softball team shuts out Banks in season opener

The second-ranked Sweet Home softball team launched its season in a big way, shutting out ninth-ranked Banks 2-0 in a pitchers duel at home Friday afternoon. "That was a big win for our program,"...

 

With little practice ahead of game, golfers open season coldly

Sweet Home’s golf teams opened their season last week cold – in a figurative sense, after having little to no time on the course before their first competitions. The varsity boys played their first match Wednesday, March 13, at Trysting Tree in...

 

Track athletes off to a fast start, racking up 24 PRs

Some Sweet Home’s track and field athletes got off to a fast start as they opened their season against South Salem, Blanchet and Crosshill Christian Thursday, March 21, at the Saxon Icebreaker, hosted by South Salem. The Huskies had 17 personal...

 

Baseball team loses to three top-five teams opening week

Third-ranked Banks scored a series of runs late in the game to slip by the Huskies 5-4 Friday evening. Playing on the road, with one ball and one strike, Nate Virtue tripled on a line drive to center field to things going for 13th-ranked Sweet Home....

 

Swanson MVP as cagers finish with best season since 2010-11

The winner of the high school boys basketball team's Most Valuable Player Award is senior Jake Swanson. He received the award during the team's annual awards dessert on March 12. Nate Virtue was...

 

Huskiettes wrap up season eighth at state

The Sweet Home High School Huskiettes capped off their fall and winter seasons finishing eighth in the state competition held Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum. Competing at state were junior Karla...

 

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