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Articles from the April 20, 2022 edition

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Easter Egg-citement

More than 100 children hit the lawns at Sankey Park Saturday morning for the Rotary Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt. See more photos in our online gallery....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 20, 2022

UPDATE on Sheriff's Office, family search for missing Colorado man

UPDATE: Linn County Sheriff reported on April 21 that William Tyrrell has been located and is home safe. The investigation revealed that Tyrrell wandered away from Marks Ridge Road and walked to...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 20, 2022

Council: Where should the city manager live?

The Sweet Home City Council on April 12 unanimously approved a city-manager position profile, although it was a little more divided on where he or she should live. The profile adopted standards, crite...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 20, 2022

As Corps follows court ruling, lake levels worry county parks

How high will the water be in the local lakes this summer? That's a question that county parks officials are pondering as they watch water that normally would be stored in Green Peter Reservoir at...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 20, 2022

Visitors attempt to attend teacher's appeal hearing

About a dozen people attempted to enter the Sweet Home School District office Wednesday afternoon, April 13, to attend an appeal hearing for Tina Tressel. Tressel was terminated Nov. 8, 2021, after...

 

Arravillia Barnard

Arravillia "Billie" Ann Barnard, 85, of Sweet Home, died April 9, 2022. She was born April 7, 1937 in Brainerd, Minn., to Carl and Charlotte Hartman, the youngest of three children. Her family moved... Full story

 

Jessmon Belanger

Jessmon Marie Pruitt Belanger, 94, of Sweet Home, died April 10, 2022. She was born Nov. 23, 1927 in Avery, Okla., to Oliver Luther and Tinydove (Bittick) Coonrod. She moved to San Joaquin Valley,... Full story

 

Death Notices (April 20, 2022)

Rose-Marie Allyn, 76, of Sweet Home, died April 15, 2022. Viewing will be 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Celebration of Life will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Sweet Home Elks Lodge. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is... Full story

 

Fire destroys mobile home in Greentree park

Fire destroyed a mobile home Friday morning, April 15, in the Green Tree Mobile Home Park. According to Fire Chief Dave Barringer, the fire was reported at 10:05 a.m. at the park, 3134 Hwy. 20. A colu...

 

Commentary: Yes, I am my brother's keeper – and much more

By Dr. Gary Welton For the first time in our lives, we have experienced a universal international event, known as COVID-19. The World Series doesn’t come close to being a global event. The World Cup and the Olympics are much more global, but even...

 

From Our Files (April 20, 2022)

April 20, 1972 Members of the Chamber of Commerce approved a resolution urging the DEQ to reconsider its evaluation of the Sweet Home dump near Holley. The DEQ said the dump is a potential fire and pollution hazard, and has been working on closure...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 20, 2022

Public input sought on stormwater plan

As the City of Sweet Home works on its stormwater master plan, it has sought public input, first with a Wednesday, April 13, forum at the Sweet Home Senior Center and also with an online link at...

 

Progress heard on Santiam Canyon program

A program to help Santiam Canyon residents make their homes more resistant to wildfires is being well-received, Linn County Planning and Building Official Steve Wills told the Board of Commissioners Thursday, April 14. Wills said the county has...

 

Sweet Home students to pursue tech-ed degrees at Linn-Benton

Five Sweet Home students signed letters of intent April 14 to pursue technical education degrees at Linn-Benton Community College, during the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) Letter of Intent Signing Day. The virtual signing day...

 

Around Town (April 20, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 20, 2022

Meet the face of the FAC

On April 5, Linn County gave roughly three acres of the former Willamette Industries mill property in Sweet Home to the Lebanon-based Family Assistance and Resource Center (FAC). The nonprofit plans...

 

Brewing up fun and music

Country music fans get their groove on with a crowd appearance by headliner Kurt Van Meter, second from right, on Saturday night, April 16, at Music and Brews in a large tent erected at 1306 Long...

 

Steppin' up at the forestry competition

In this photo, Tristan Lemmer, left, and Alex Miller compete in the crosscut event during Sweet Home High School Forestry Club's invitational competition Saturday morning. Dom Freeman, center, oils,...

 

Woman sentenced to state hospital following attack

Cassandra Carry Hotchkiss, 41, was found guilty except for insanity by reason of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type on April 14 for a Sept. 11, 2021 assault and robbery against Louis Anthony Carreiro. According to court documents, Carreiro was...

 

Public Safety (April 20, 2022)

April 11 7:34 a.m. - David Michael Russell, 41, was arrested on a Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of third-degree theft, Linn County. 5:53 p.m. - Anna Rochelle House was arrested on a Sweet Home...

 

District announces April ESPY award winners

April ESPY award winners: Foster School: Mitchell Cockrell and Piper Smith, kindergarten. Hawthorne School: Sidney Turpen, second grade; and Brooke Doyle, fourth grade. Oak Heights School: Zeplin Berg and and Alexus Bernardi, sixth grade. Sweet Home...

 

Huskies post more PRs at Philomath Invitational track meet

Despite "terrible" weather conditions, as Coach Nathan Whitfield described them, Sweet Home turned in some personal bests, particularly from its younger athletes, at the Philomath Invitational...

 

Baseball: Huskies score win at snowy Sisters after two close losses

Sweet Home baseball (3-10) lost a tightly contested three-game series to Sisters (7-7) last week, but scored a victory in the final game to earn its first league win of the season. The Huskies are now 1-5 in 4A-3 Oregon West Conference play. In a...

 

Husky golfers third in Stayton with 401

Morgan Sands shot a 91 to lead Sweet Home to a team score of 401 on April 11 at Santiam Golf Club. In a four-team match-up, the Huskies improved dramatically as a team, placing third behind Cascade (322) and Woodburn (348) and ahead of Junction City...

 

Huskies stumble against Cascade after Philomath rain-outs

Two league games were canceled due to rain, and a third didn't go the Huskies way last week as Sweet Home softball moved to 9-3 on the year and 4-2 in the 4A-3 Oregon West Conference. After...

 

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