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Articles from the April 4, 2018 edition

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 By Sarah Brown    News    April 4, 2018

After 45 years, 'Grampa' Galster clocking out for last time

Retirement could perhaps be most appreciated by someone who has invested most his life in the same company. One of Sweet Home's own residents has earned the right to this sense of pride. Sam Galster...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Councilors give OK for economic strategy

The Sweet Home City Council told Community and Economic Development Director Jerry Sorte by consensus to move forward with a proposed economic development strategy last week. Sorte outlined the city’s efforts in economic development and plans...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Annual rock show provides casual collectors opportunity to hang with experts

Robert Rosé spent a lot of the weekend peering through a loupe at crystalline structures in a wide variety of rocks people brought to the Sweet Home Rock and Gem Show for identification. As he...

 

Larry Elliott

May 21, 1936 - March 28, 2018 Larry Eugene Elliott, 81, of Sweet Home died March 28, 2018. He was born May 21, 1936 in Roseburg to Wilbert and Naomi (Young) Elliott. After losing his father at 3 months of age to a logging accident, he and his mother...

 

Robert Lee Sr.

Aug. 18, 1941 - March 27, 2018 Robert Earl Lee Sr., 76, of Sweet Home died March 27, 2018. He was born Aug. 18, 1941 in Banning, Calif. to Carl Ethan and Linnie Mae (Sanders) Lee. He had lived in...

 

Beverly Schafer

Jan. 10, 1930 - March 12, 2018 After a courageous four-year battle with cancer, Beverly Jean Schafer succumbed March 12, 2018 in Portland to join her heavenly family, having enjoyed 88 years of life on earth and not wanting to leave, with family at...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Thirteen years bring many changes in news business

Amid the Easter holiday events and April Fools Day jokes last Sunday, another small milestone slipped by. I actually barely realized it, because I was busy visiting relatives I hadn’t seen for quite a while and was preoccupied with catching up. But...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Illegal drugs on the rise in Linn County, deputy D.A. warns

Deputy District Attorney Michael Wynhausen warned Friday, March 30, that the use of illegal drugs is rising in Linn County. Wynhausen spoke about the trends and impacts of drugs on the community in...

 

Around Town April 4, 2018

PEO flower sale through April 9 Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter FA’s annual spring plant sale is under way, selling full and half flats of flowers, vegetables and assorted sampler trays. There are also geraniums, planters and...

 

Public Safety April 4, 2018

April 1 12:34 a.m. - Christine Lorraine Reigstad, 50, arrested on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of misdemeanor driving while suspended, Linn County. Cited and released. 9:27 a.m. - Zachary Gene Johnson, 28, arrested on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Sweet Home facing 'recycling crisis,' City Council told

Recycling materials are piling up at material recovery facilities with nowhere to go, and that includes refuse from Sweet Home. Sweet Home Sanitation Site Manager Scott Gagner said the grounds around...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 4, 2018

Chamber makes big rebound after tough year

It's been a year of big changes, to say the least, for Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce. One year ago chamber leaders discovered the organization was in deep financial trouble, was in arrears with the...

 

Kids (of all ages) enjoy egg hunts around Sweet Home Saturday

The Rotary Club hosted its 27th annual egg hunt at Sankey Park later in the morning for children up to the age of 10. The Rotary Club hid some 5,000 eggs stuffed with candy, gift certificate, small...

 

Fire destroys RV

Firefighters extinguish a fire that destroyed a trailer RV located at 26161 Old Holley Road. Firefighters responded to the fire at 11:37 a.m. on March 28. People were living in the RV but were not in...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Rules changing fast for what's accepted, what's not, in recycling bins

As Chinese regulations are driving a recycling crisis in Oregon, companies are paying higher costs for recycling, and their list of recyclables allowed in comingled recycling bins is changing rapidly. Sweet Home Sanitation Site Manager Scott Gagner...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 4, 2018

County public health programs rated 'strong' in state review

The Linn County Department of Health has many areas of strength, according to the state’s most recent triennial review of the department. “This happens every three years and it is based on the intergovernmental agreement between the county and...

 

Softball team wins Redmond Tournament, sweeping 4 teams

Sweet Home knocked down four opponents in softball last week in the two-day Redmond Spring Break Invitational. The Huskies opened on March 26, beating Madras 13-3 under the 10-run rule and then followed up with wins over Crook County (6-1) and then C...

 

Huskies beat Newport after baseball losses to Henley, N. Bend

Sweet Home beat Newport 9-3 in the final game of the Yaquinia Baseball Classic in Newport after losing games to North Bend (11-2) and Henley (8-3) March 27 and March 28. Opening with Henley, which is generally “super, super good” – currently ra...

 

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