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Articles from the April 9, 2004 edition

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Track roundup

It was a busy week for the Husky track team as they competed first at Pleasant Hill onThursday and then again on Saturday in an eight team invitational at Junction City on Saturday. Coach Billy Snow had the team working through the Pleasant Hill...


Sports Calendar

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS April 7, Wednesday Home Boys Golf SH/Leb Inv. @Mallard 12:00 April 8, Thursday Home V/JV Baseball vs. N.Marion, 4:30 Track vs. Central/Molalla 4:00 Away V/JV Softball @ N.Marion, 4:30 PM JV Boys Golf @ Arrowhead, 4:00 April 12,... Full story

 By Ken Roberts    Sports    April 9, 2004

Softball roundup...

Sports Writer In a busy week, the Huskies started out strong, winning one non-league game before starting their Capital Conference schedule. After a one day rain delay, Sweet Home traveled to Stayton...


Sports Scoreboard

HUSKY SCOREBOARD Baseball Junc City 6, SHHS 5 SHHS 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 JCHS 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 Carter SS,P 4 1 1 1 Forquer 1b 4 1 1 1 Faulconer RF 2 1 2 2 29 5 11 5 Pitching Martin 5.1 8 5 5 5 3 Carter(L) 1 1 1 1 1 0 Junc City 9, SHHS 2 SHHS 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 JCHS... Full story


Peanuts and Crackerjack

Why I golf... Golf is a beautiful thing. Sometimes. Here is why I play. Hole number one on any course is a lovely adventure. By the time I have overcome my body stiffness, I have managed to come in...


Golf roundup...

The varsity golf teams finished about where they expected in their league matches last week. The Huskies finished third just ahead of Stayton in the six team, nine hole match at Arrowhead and the boys, in their opener, finished second just behind...

 By Wayne Spinney    Sports    April 9, 2004

Baseball roundup...

For The New Era The Huskies opened their chase for a title last Wednesday with a win at home against Stayton and completed a successful first week of league play by downing Molalla in extra innings... Full story

 By Wayne Spinney    Sports    April 9, 2004

East Linn Loggers open play Saturday at Jamboree

For The New Era The East Linn Loggers, Sweet Home?s adult football team featuring home grown local talent, make their NNFL debut in Eugene this Saturday night. The night?s format is that of a... Full story



April 7: Judy Maniates. April 8: Lon Tyler, Mindy Pollock and Caitlyn Snyder. April 9: Tyler Palkki and Hope Belknap. Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Costa. April 10: Dennis Fischer, Mickey Ponzoha and Alberta Pickett. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs....

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 9, 2004

City sends out "draft" water bills/survey

The bill marked "draft" that City of Sweet Home water users received was part of a survey by the city to find out whether users would like their bills sent that way at some point in the future. Water and sewer bills are sent out each month on...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 9, 2004

Motorized scooters becoming a problem

Motorized scooters have become a hot topic at Sweet Home Police Department with a rising number of complaints and questions about them. "Motorized scooters are very popular right now," Police Chief Bob Burford said. Motorized scooters are typically...

 By Alex Paul    News    April 9, 2004

Riggle charged with two counts of Theft II

Mike Riggle, former director of the Sweet Home Senior Center, was charged Monday with two counts of Theft in the Second Degree in connection with what the Sweet Home Police Department believes is misuse of Senior Center funds. Police Chief Bob...

 By Alex Paul    News    April 9, 2004

Three charged, jailed after arson at old mill

Three Sweet Home teenagers have been charged with arson II and burglary II in connection with a fire at the former Willamette Industries plywood plant March 29. The building is owned by Western... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 9, 2004

Youth Advisory Committee has first meeting

Organization, public meetings law and recruitment topped the agenda at the first Sweet Home Youth Advisory Council meeting. The meeting, held Thursday night, was the first for the new committee. Four... Full story

 By Dr. Larry Horton    News    April 9, 2004

From the Superintendent's Desk

District 55 Supt. The Sweet Home School District would like to invite all of our citizens to visit our schools during Back to School Week, April 26-30. Back to School Week generally draws hundreds of... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 9, 2004

City, youth visit skate parks

The City of Sweet Home's effort to build a skate park is underway, but it may be after the Jamboree the first weekend of August that it is built. City Manager Craig Martin took several young persons on a field trip Friday to three other skate parks...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 9, 2004

SHHS construction is on schedule

"We're on time and on budget and looking forward to completion in August," School District 55 Business Manager Kevin Strong said of the Sweet Home High School construction project. Strong contacted ar... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Coverage distasteful Editor: I want to let you know how utterly distasteful I find your coverage of the recent accident that killed three young people in our community. Front-page photos of the wreckage is inappropriate, not to mention insensitive. T... Full story


From Our Files

April 5, 1979 A bill was introduced in Oregon's legislature Tuesday to designate a portion of the South Santiam River and two other streams as scenic waterways, which could cause a battle which could case a battle similar to one when the scenic water... Full story


Over Lightly

For the first time since 1996, our family is college tuition free. Yes, we made it. Three kids, three degrees, three jobs. Yahoo. Can you hear the loud cheers and see the smiles on our faces? It was s... Full story


Stars and Stripes

Keller Orville and Dorothy Forister received news from their daughter Katherine (Forister) Keller that her husband has been promoted to Commander Don Keller Jr. of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md....


Class of '69 to meet July 24

A class reunion for the graduating class of 1969 is being planned for July 24 in Sweet Home. Details of activies are in progress, but we are in need of information regarding the where abouts of many fellow students so that we may make contacts... Full story


Oregon spring break impacts blood donations

Beautiful weather and vacation plans are the makings of a perfect spring break. Unfortunately it also places an enormous strain on the fragile blood supply. Over the last few days, many Northwest donors have failed to visit local blood drives during... Full story

 By Alex Paul    News    April 9, 2004

Community volunteer Sue Olson

She's a familiar face among community volunteers and Sue Olson has added another civic chore to her list. Olson is the newest member of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors. A 20-year Sweet...


Volunteer of the Week

Steve Thorpe Steve Thorpe, 35, of Sweet Home volunteers with the Sweet Home Mat Club, which includes wrestlers ages five through high school. He also is a volunteer with Sunday School at Community... Full story


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