Articles from the April 3, 2019 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

City proposes lowering school district water rates

The city’s Administration, Finance and Property Committee has directed City Manager Ray Towry to move forward with a proposal to return the Sweet Home School District’s water rates to last year’s levels for a period of six months. During that...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Donors come through for Sankey upgrades

The city Park and Tree Commission has reached its fund-raising goal of $132,000 to match a $243,000 grant the city will use to make substantial improvements to lower Sankey Park in the coming year. As of Monday, the city had raised $133,191 toward th...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Basset hound, icon at local barber shop, remembered

Some businesses have regulars who customers may sometimes find remarkable and memorable. Think Norm of "Cheers." Quark's Lounge had Morn, along with a sly Ferengi proprietor. At Sweet Home Barber...

 

Ronnie Hill

Sept. 6, 1947 - March 20, 2019 Ronnie Eugene Hill, 71, of Lebanon, died at home March 20, 2019. Mr. Hill was a pharmacist and operated Groves Pharmacy in Sweet Home for many years. Private family services will be held. Huston-Jost Funeral Home is... Full story

 

James Mosher

Nov. 26, 1927 - March 27, 2019 James "Jim" Elwin Mosher, 91, of Sweet Home died Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Sedro Woolley, Wash. to William and Laura (Watts) Mosher. Mr. Mo... Full story

 

Virginia Marvin

Feb. 8, 1944 - March 28, 2019 Virginia "Ginger" Lea Marvin, 75, of Sweet Home died peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 28, 2019. She was born in Keokuk, Iowa to Everett and Gladys... Full story

 

Dolores Hufford-Roberts

Sept. 28, 1932 - March 14, 2019 We lost our beloved Mother, Grandma and Great-Grandma Dolores Jean Hufford-Roberts, 86, on March 14, 2019 at 10:23 p.m. Dolores was the youngest child of nine born to... Full story

 

Local talent on display Saturday

Local artists will strut their stuff Saturday night as the Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment will hold its SHARC Showdown V at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Sweet Home High School’s newly upgraded auditorium. The...

 

Irrigation well drilling a gusher of an idea

Sweet Home School District wants the city to charge less for water to irrigate district fields. Lacking that, the district is looking at drilling wells, as we’ve reported in recent weeks. The city doesn’t appear to want to cut the district any...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

City Council formulates goals during three-day focus session

The Sweet Home City Council will likely continue into the next year with a slightly altered version of its current goals. Councilors met in a three-day retreat at the Police Department, which was...

 

Around Town April 3, 2019

Citizens Academy seeking citizens 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...

 

Mealey pine forest project may take shape at Sunnyside Park

By Larry Mauter For The New Era Linn County and a local woodlands group may team up to build a demonstration forest at Sunnyside Park near Sweet Home. The Linn County Parks Commission approved a motion March 14 directing parks Director Brian Carroll...

 

Public Safety Log April 3, 2019

March 29 12:55 p.m. - Caller reported an elderly male was scammed out of money in a phone and computer scam, 41600 block of Northside Drive. Report taken. March 28 12:12 a.m. - Caller reported a male standing outside the bar trying to fight people,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 3, 2019

Council to weigh street-legal side-by-side ATVs

The Sweet Home City Council will consider whether to allow the use of side-by-side all-terrain vehicles on city streets at an upcoming meeting. The council directed staff during its regular meeting on March 26 to prepare an ordinance for its...

 

Defendant accused of variety of charges following standoff with police

Darrell Loren Schilling, 50, of Sweet Home, was arraigned March 25 in Linn County Circuit Court on eight charges in connection to an armed standoff with police March 22-23. The charges include two counts of fourth-degree assault, reckless driving,...

 

Kayakers rescued after spilling in chilly S. Santiam

Two women were rescued Sunday morning, March 31, after their kayaks overturned in the South Santiam River near Sun Lane. According to Lt. Zach Lincoln, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded to a call 10:28 a.m. Rescue crews were...

 

Golfers fourth on Woodburn course

After a hiatus over spring break, Sweet Home’s boys will be back on the golf course with two tournaments this week. The boys last played March 18 at the Oregon Golf Association home course in Woodburn in a match featuring seven of the league’s...

 

Tow leads Huskies with 4th in Summit decathlon

Sweet Home’s Casey Tow placed fourth out of 42 competitors in the Summit Decathlon-Heptathlon competition held March 29-30 in Bend. Tow, a junior, was competing in his first decathlon event, which is composed of 10 track and field events including...

 

Sweet Home Swim Club members place at state, regionals

Two Sweet Home Swim Club swimmers swam in the 2019 Northwest Region Age Group Championships March 22-24 in Federal Way, Wash. after qualifying by placing at the Oregon state 11-14 age group championsh...

 

Sweet Home goes 2-3 in tough non-league softball play over break

Sweet Home split a four-game softball tournament in Redmond last week, beating Redmond 20-10, losing to Ridgeview 6-3, losing to Marist 6-1 and beating Crook County 13-7. The team played the first two games on March 25 and the last two on March 26....

 

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