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Articles from the April 21, 2015 edition

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 By Audrey Gomez    News    April 21, 2015

All about me: Kindergarteners learn body makeup from medical students

Kindergarten teacher Stefanie Steffensen’s students got a jump start on their college education on April 16. The Oak Heights kindergarteners joined medical students from the College of Osteopathic... Full story


Spaghetti feed at Sunshine

Servers at Sunshine Industries’ annual spaghetti feed, held Saturday night at the organization’s headquarters at 1373 Clark Mill Road, celebrate the end of the event. From left are Chad... Full story

 By Staff    News    April 21, 2015

SHEDG board decides to increase its number

The Sweet Home Economic Development Group Board of Directors decided to expand the size of the board from 11 directors to 13. The board voted unanimously, during its regular meeting on April 15, to expand its membership. Present at the meeting were...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 21, 2015

Local legislators: Efforts in Salem tending to be ‘defensive’ this year

Rep. Sherrie Sprenger and Sen. Fred Girod, Republicans who represent most of the Sweet Home area, say their efforts are largely defensive this year, from funding for fifth-year programs providing... Full story


Foster musical production

The Foster Elementary School fifth and sixth grades perform “The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White” in the Sweet Home High School auditorium Thursday evening. At left, the cast performs the opening...


Three up, three down in Huskies baseball action

The Huskies slipped by Cottage Grove, 3-2, in a monster 10-inning high school baseball game April 15 before putting down Sutherlin and Junction City under the 10-run rule on Thursday and Friday and...


Barbara McKinnon

March 8, 1935 - April 13, 2015 Barbara B. McKinnon, 80, of Sweet Home died peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, with her two daughters by her side. She was born March 8, 1935 to Emil and Martha... Full story


Kevin Hoffman

April 6, 1962 - April 16, 2015 On April 16, 2015 our son and brother, Kevin Dean Hoffman passed from this temporary life to an eternal one with Jesus. Kevin was born April 6, 1962 to his loving...


Larry Hinton

April 6, 1938 - April 18, 2015 Larry Albert Hinton, 77, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born April 6, 1938 in Sweet Home to Royce and Katherine (Galster) Hinton. Larry was born, raised, and lived in Sweet Home area his enti...


Victor Schilling

Nov. 28, 1935 - April 16, 2015 Victor Fletcher Schilling, 79, of Sweet Home died April 16, 2015. He was born Nov. 28, 1935 in The Dalles to Victor Frederick and Frances Mae (Kershner) Schilling. Mr. Schilling grew up in The Dalles and learned how to... Full story


Edwin Kirk

Jan. 4, 1954 - April 14, 2015 Edwin LeRoy Kirk, 61, of Sweet Home died April 14, 2015. He was born Jan. 4, 1954 in Clarkston, Wash. to Clyde LeRoy and Betty Marie (Marshall) Kirk, one of five...


Editorial: Fifth-year reprieve opportunity to solve problems

Politics can be a harsh business and some of the folks in Salem aren’t really our friends, no matter what they say. Or are they? As we briefly report in our story about our local legislators beginning on page 1 of today’s issue, lawmakers in the... Full story


Thanks to mystery grave decorator

Editor: On Saturday, April 11, I took my mother, Donna Davis, to the cemetery to put flowers on my brother’s and father’s gravesites. My dad was Norm Davis, teacher and coach at Sweet Home High School from 1968 to 1996. As we made our way... Full story


Around Town April 22, 2015

LinnCo to hold Education Carnival Linn-Co Federal Credit Union will hold a free Education Carnival from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at 540 Second St. in Lebanon. Youngsters will learn how to balance a register, why they should save, VISA/ATM...


USFS announces ‘listening sessions’ on Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service has begun revising its Willamette National Forest Plan, and has announced two “listening sessions” to give the public a chance to weigh in on May 4 and 6 in Pleasant Hill and in Stayton. Both will last from 6 to 7:30 p.m....

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 21, 2015

SH youths making strides toward understanding, improving local watersheds

Sweet Home City Council recognized the members of the South Santiam Youth Watershed Council for adopting a park last week and this week the group is scheduled to give an annual report to its parent or... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 21, 2015

Council to discuss pot on May 6

The Sweet Home City Council last week set May 6 as the date for a public meeting about marijuana. During the meeting, city officials will explain their understanding of the legal framework –...


Husky Royalty proceeds

Participants in this year’s Husky Royalty pageant display the $3468.78 they raised through donation jugs, work crew, waiting tables at Spoleto’s, busing tables at A&W, sponsoring a 3-on-3... Full story


Public Safety April 22, 20145

April 20 2:34 a.m. - Michael Aaron Kahrmann, 18, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on original charges of second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief,... Full story


Bicyclist, hit by car, suffers broken legs

A crash Thursday afternoon, April 16, broke both of a 51-year-old Sweet Home man’s legs. Bicyclist Louis Carreiro was transported to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital following the crash, located in the 800 block of Main Street, said Police...


Cops arrest one suspect in tire store break-in

Sweet Home police have arrested one suspect and are seeking another in the burglary of Les Schwab Tire Center on April 14. Kaylie Gaylord, 21, was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree... Full story

 By Scott Swanson    News    April 21, 2015

High-schoolers hand out $5,200 in grants aid to SH nonprofits

For students in Sweet Home High School’s Leadership Class, giving out $5,200 was a learning experience. The Leadership students participated in the inaugural Community 101 program, which connects...


Huskies trail Elmira in softball standings after three big wins

Three dominating wins pushed the Huskies solidly into second place one loss behind Elmira in the Sky-Em softball league. The Huskies started the week on April 15 shutting out Cottage Grove 9-0 at home. On the road Thursday, they defeated Sutherlin...


Keys wins first decathlon of the year

Sweet Home alum Dakotah Keys finished his first track outing of 2015 with a win in the Oregon Relays decathlon last Friday, April 17, finishing with 7,877 points. That was enough to give the University of Oregon senior fan automatic berth in the...


Tired Huskies still make some marks on track, field

Sweet Home’s track and field team finished second to the Junction City boys and third behind Junction City and Sisters on the girls side in a meet at the Tigers’ track Thursday, April 16. "It was kind of a flat meet,” Coach Billy Snow said. "We...


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