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Articles from the March 27, 2019 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

Temporary dead ends

Hallways lead to barriers. Doorways in the gym open to wooden walls where the locker rooms once stood. The entire wall in one classroom is made out of plywood. To get inside Sweet Home Junior High,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

City builds funding for sewer plant

If everything goes just right, City Manager Ray Towry told the City Council March 12, the project to rehabilitate and expand the city's Wastewater Treatment Plan could be as much as 60 percent funded...

 

Few file for open seats in May 21 election

Two incumbents have filed for the May 21 Sweet Home School Board Election. The district has five open seats out of nine. The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and the Sweet Home Cemetery District had no candidates filing. SHFAD has three out of...

 

Armed standoff ends peacefully

A high-speed pursuit ended in a standoff Friday night 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 Road. Darrell...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

City explores ideas for Main Street crossing at 22nd Avenue

The City of Sweet Home is looking at options to provide a safer pedestrian crossing at the intersection of 22nd and Main streets, the site of a serious crash involving a pedestrian March 15. Following that crash, the driver committed suicide. The vic...

 

Irene Slaughter

Sept. 26, 1936-March 24, 2019 Irene Slaughter, 82, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Hassloch, Germany to Johann and Katherine (Hess) Thomas. She married Samuel Slaughter in 1956 when he was in the Air Force. They came to the USA in... Full story

 

Helen Hightower

Dec. 28, 1926 – March 9, 2019 Former Sweet Home resident Helen M. Hightower, 92, of Locust Grove, Ga., and formerly of Sweet Home died March 9, 2019 at Sacred Journey Hospice. She was born Tuesday,... Full story

 

Lindal Harris

March 25, 1947–March 15, 2019 Lindal Harris, 71, of Crawfordsville, died March 15, 2019. Mrs. Harris loved tending to her flowers, feeding wild birds, and all the frogs in her front pond. She enjoyed spending time with family. She is survived by... Full story

 

Sonia Taylor

Aug. 9, 1962-March 19, 2019 Sonia Jean Taylor, 56, of Sweet Home died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Lebanon. She was born in Springfield to James and Marjorie (Cox) Warner.  She married Dustin Taylor in 2004.  Mrs. Taylor enjoyed music, drive-ins,... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 27, 2019

Community Foundation awards nearly $13,000 in grants

The Sweet Home Community Foundation last week awarded $12,787 in grants to seven charities and programs benefiting the Sweet Home community. The foundation awards grants to local projects and...

 

Changes to SHHS auditorium boost to arts

Five years ago, on Feb. 12, 2014, we published an opinion piece complaining about the state of our high school auditorium. The facility, frankly, had become an embarrassment. Its condition was a slap in the face to anyone, especially our young...

 

Congrats, thanks to award 'earners'

Editor: Congratulations to all the Awards Banquet winners! Sweet Home is a community of kind, caring people. We are proud to have all of you as fellow community members. You did not win these awards – you earned them. Thanks for the good work!...

 

Community offers good activities

Editor: There are several good activities in town that are showing up. n Attending the March 12 City Council meeting and listening to a very well presented program called “RAIN.” A very enthusiastic young man, Corey Wright, explained fully the...

 

Doctors appreciated for what they do

Editor: At Samaritan Health Services, building healthier communities is at the core of our mission. As we prepare to celebrate Doctors’ Day on March 30, it is the perfect opportunity to thank and recognize our physicians for the important work...

 

Around Town March 27, 2019

SHPD to host Citizens Academy 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 the...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 27, 2019

VFW Auxiliary head's goal is to help vets, community

When people think about the VFW building on Highway 20, they figure it's "just some bar" where veterans and members get drunk, says Cathy Lindsay. She's tired of people thinking that and she's...

 

Public Safety Log March 27, 2019

March 23 11:52 a.m. - Caller reported a refrigerator floating in the water near Foster Dam. Corps of Engineers notified. March 22 4:28 a.m. - Caller found a bicycle lying in her front yard, 500 block of Mountain View. Placed in found property. 6:21 a...

 

Kaitlyn Victor named Huskiettes' Most Valuable Dancer

The Sweet Home High School Huskiettes dance team named sophomore Kaitlyn Victor Most Valuable Dancer Thursday evening at the team's annual awards dessert. Freshman Gracie Wilson was named Rookie of...

 

Huskies sweep Woodburn in league-opening baseball series

After a tough week in baseball opening against three top-five teams, Sweet Home swept its first Oregon West Conference rival, Woodburn, in a three-game series last week. The Huskies beat Woodburn, 9-1 with Colton Smith throwing a no-hitter on the...

 

Track athletes run different events at Regis

Sweet Home’s Track and Field team wound things down for Spring Break with a fun day at the Regis Coed Relays in Stayton Wednesday, March 20. The event included smaller schools that the Huskies normally don’t see during the season and unusual...

 

Softball team tops Stayton, falls to Philomath

The Sweet Home's softball varsity team beat Woodburn 12-0 under the 10-run rule in its league opener on the road March 18, lost 2-1 to fourth-ranked Philomath at home March 20 and then beat Stayton...

 

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