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Lucie Davis sets swimming records, qualifies for nationals

Lucie Davis of Sweet Home was the top finisher for Oregon in the 1,000 and 500 Freestyle events at the Speedo Champions Series Western Section Championships in Federal Way, Wash. Davis, 15, was 13th...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 26, 2014

Local tumbler gives up medal to injured competitor

Karly Newport was getting ready to perform at the Oregon Elite Classics cheer competition in Salem late last month when she noticed something strange. “I was on deck, the next to compete,” said...

 

Rolland Conklin

Jan. 4, 1921 - March 6, 2014 Rolland C. Conklin, 93, of Sweet Home died March 6, 2014. He was born Jan. 4, 1921 in Sutherlin to Albert Edson and Floy (Bolinger) Conklin. He was raised in the Sutherlin and Cottage Grove area. He served in the United... Full story

 

Kathleen Ann Arnold

March 13, 1946 - March 21, 2014 Kathleen Ann Arnold, 68, of Sweet Home, beloved mother of Sandra Walters of Keizer and Darren Schultz of Sweet Home passed away Friday at Good Samaritan Regional...

 

Ramona Lake

May 22, 1932 - March 20, 2014 Ramona Jewell Lake, 81, of Sweet Home died March 20, 2014. She was born May 22, 1932 in Pine Valley, Okla. to Lendle Carl and Ida May (Pugh) Story. She lived in Sprague River from 1941 to 1948, then moved to Lakeview....

 

Beth Ray

Aug. 18, 1946 – March 21, 2014 Oregon State University First Lady Beth P. Ray died March 21, 2014, after battling cancer. She was 67. She arrived at OSU in 2003 when her husband, Edward J. Ray, was named OSU’s 14th president. A lifetime...

 

James Sorrell

Jan. 9, 1938 - March 13, 2014 James “Buddy” Sorrell, better known as “Buddy the Barber,” 76, of Sweet Home died March 13, 2014 due to complications following a fall and brain surgery in... Full story

 

Touch of history

Marge Lillich of Sweet Home examines native American instruments provided and demonstrated by Kiamichi, who was on hand to discuss Choctaw heritage at the 34th Annual Genealogical Workshop held at...

 

Rock Show this Saturday at SHHS

Sweet Home’s 66th Annual Gem and Mineral Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, at the Sweet Home High School Activities Gym. The event includes displays of rocks and minerals from local and faraway locations, dealers, demonstrations,... Full story

 

Dedicated doctors deserve thanks

Editor: As we prepare to celebrate Doctors Day on March 30, I want to acknowledge and thank the hundreds of dedicated physicians who work in Samaritan Health Services’ hospitals and clinics in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. Physicians are...

 

Early-morning search leads to three arrests

Three people were arrested following an early-morning drug-related search in Sweet Home last week. At approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, members of the Sweet Home Police Department, the Linn...

 

Public Safety Log March 26, 2014

March 21 12:44 a.m. - Andrea Joyce Ashby, 33, arrested on Linn County warrants for failure to appear on original charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and reckless driving and probation violation on two counts of criminal mistreatment;...

 

Around Town for March 26, 2014

Tutors needed at grade school Do you love math and kids? Third-graders at Holley School need help practicing math as much as possible. Opportunities are available any day from 11:00-11:30 a.m., 12:15-1:30 p.m., or 2-2:30 p.m. If you or anyone you...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 26, 2014

City officials offer advice on trees that may pose risks

The wreckage from February snow, ice and rain storms is still clearly visible along The Narrows west of Sweet Home, with numerous branches and trees down along the south side of Highway 20. It also took its toll inside Sweet Home, where broken...

 

Service station undergoes switcharoo

The Shell station at the corner of 13th and Main is no more. The station’s brand was converted earlier this month to Chevron by the owner, John Truax, said Alain Steenbeeke, a business consultant... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 26, 2014

Cops begin campaign to raise crosswalk awareness

Sweet Home police are planning an enforcement drive to encourage local residents to obey the crosswalk laws. “It’s just that time,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. “More and more people are out and about.” Lunn acknowledged a pedestrian being...

 

Young dancers finish 13th in competitive state competition

Sweet Home’s dance/drill squad placed 13th in the 1A/2A/3A/4A division at the OSAA state championships in Portland Friday and Saturday. The Huskiettes scored 64.58, which was their best outcome of t...

 

State expanding program to aid homeowners facing foreclosure

Oregon Housing and Community Services Department has announced the expansion of the Rebuilding American Homeownership Assistance Pilot Program to help more Oregon homeowners struggling to stay in their homes. The program is designed to help...

 

Huskies down Newport, Stayton to start softball 2-0

Sweet Home’s softball team opened its season with two wins, downing Newport 3-0 on the road Tuesday, March 18, and beating Cascade 2-1 at home Thursday. -------- “I feel real good about how it’s...

 
 By Roberta McKern    News    March 26, 2014

Museum’s collection of telephones brings back memories

Right up there with household electricity and the automobile, surely one of the big transformers of the 20th century was the rise of the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell is generally credited with inventing it, though others were also working in the...

 

Snowmobiler dies near Hoodoo

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a snowmobile crash that killed a Lebanon man near Hoodoo Saturday, March 22. Sheriff Bruce Riley said that at approximately 4 p.m. a crash was...

 

Grant Kauffman named Sweet Home boys basketball MVP

Senior Grant Kauffman was named Most Valuable Player for Sweet Home boys basketball at the team’s awards banquet Thursday, May 20. Kauffman was one of the leaders for the Huskies, who started 1-13...

 

Speedway offers car show, pit access April 5

Willamette Speedway will host a race car show and test-and-tune day on Saturday, April 5. The car show will start at noon and last until around 3 p.m., with cars being displayed in the gravel area across from the pit sign-in building. At 3 p.m....

 

Track team opens season behind Central, Lebanon

Sweet Home opened its 2014 track and field schedule Friday, March 21, with a three-way dual meet with Lebanon and Central in Independence. The Huskies were missing some of their athletes, thanks to...