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Articles from the April 11, 2018 edition

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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Pinwheels Against Child Abuse

Dozens of people gathered Saturday morning to plant pinwheels at Sweet Home Police Department and then "Walk for a Child" as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Sweet Home Police Department is...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Police seek Sweet Home driver after chase, collision with patrol car

Sweet Home police are seeking a 31-year-old Sweet Home man in connection to a high-speed pursuit early and crash into a patrol car on April 3 and for outstanding warrants. Officer Gerrit Southard...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

SHJH remodel cost estimate is $11 million

The first estimate is in for the Sweet Home Junior High School remodel, and at $11 million, it’s bigger than the $8 million bond and grant that are supposed to fund it. But school officials worked last week on ways to move forward with the project...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Cops seek ways to steer pot revenue to students

The state regularly issues press releases about how much tax revenue the sale of marijuana is generating, but none of that money is earmarked for education programs about the newly legal drug. That's...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Commissioners zero in on rules for accessory dwellings in SH

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week wrapped up a discussion about regulating accessory dwelling structures and will soon begin the public hearing process. Under a new state law, property owners will be allowed to construct accessory...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 11, 2018

Alice Grovom, Dale Jenkins lead Chamber award winners

A capacity crowd saw Alice Grovom and Cmdr. Dale Jenkins honored with the Distinguished Service Award Saturday night, April 7, at the Chamber of Commerce's 73rd annual Award Winners. Other award...

 

Peggy Robertson

Jan. 21, 1934 - April 3, 2018 Peggy Joyce Robertson, 84, longtime resident of Brownsville, passed away Tuesday in Albany. She was born in Pollard, Arkansas to Cecil and Betty (Benson) Karnes. Peggy moved to Bandon in 1954, eventually moving to Sweet...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Foundation presents six community service grants

The Sweet Home Community Foundation presented more than $10,000 to six organizations last week as part of its annual Alice Blazer Community Grant cycle. The foundation presented the awards during a...

 

Chamber banquet reflects positive changes all around

Until they called my name, I was really enjoying this year’s Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. It was a full house, with a program that, though extensive, kept moving and stayed interesting. The crowd was enthusiastic. The applause at the end...

 

Around Town April 11, 2018

Bingo fund-raiser to help local poor Love Thy Neighbor Services will hold a Bingo Night fund-raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 12, at Home Sweet Home Cafe, 1333 Main St. A limited menu will be available. Proceeds will benefit the...

 

Public Safety April 11, 2018

April 9 1:29 a.m. - Caller reported water spraying into the air behind Safeway, 1540 Main St. Officer contacted Public Works, which was able to shut off the main line. 3:03 a.m. - Caller reported a...

 

Girls 10-run Sutherlin, lose pitched battle to Junction City

Sweet Home opened softball league play with a 14-3 win over Sutherlin at home April 3 but fell to Junction Citiy 10-7 and 9-6 in a doubleheader at home Friday. Coach Karyn Hartsook said her team did w...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Rio Theater expansion goes public

Sweet Home should have a second cinema screen this year after Rio Theater owner Thomas Baham finishes the remodel of the neighboring building, which became visible to the public last week. Baham began preparing the new building, 1351 Main St., the fo...

 

Choir qualifies for state competition

The Sweet Home High School Symphonic Choir placed first in its league April 4 at a competition in Roseburg, automatically qualifying for the state competition. The choir’s average score improved by about three points from its initial competition...

 

Baseball team loses league opener, then rebounds against JC

After beating Junction City 5-4 Friday on the road in the first half of a doubleheader, the Sweet Home High School baseball team and the Tigers took the next game into the dark and had to suspend the game tied in the eighth inning. On April 3, the...

 

Husky boys third in two straight golf tournaments; girls looking to just play

Sweet Home’s boys golfers are showing they can be competitive, Coach Pat Davis said, after the Huskies finished third out of eight teams at Bandon and a solid third in another tournament that included all the league teams but Sisters last week....

 

Track: Huskies win at home, Elmira as they ready for Meet of Champions

Sweet Home's track and field athletes enjoyed what amounted to a pretty perfect day, weather-wise, Monday, April 9, as they hosted their annual "Last Chance" meet in preparation for this Saturday's...

 

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