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Articles from the May 15, 2019 edition

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Sweet Home man flown to hospital following Highway 228 crash

A Sweet Home man was injured Monday evening, May 13, when his pickup hit a tree head-on on Highway 228, Oregon State Police said. According to a police report, a Ford pickup driven by Jerico Joshua...

 

Lebanon WalMart Fire forces evacuation; investigation continuing

Lebanon Walmart Superstore was evacuated early Tuesday afternoon, May 14, after a fire broke out in an area of the store where chemicals were stored, the Lebanon Fire District reported. The fire was... Full story

 

Sheriff announces seat belt crackdown

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is reminding drivers of the importance of seat belt use as the Memorial Day holiday approaches, and plans to put additional deputies on the road, through the holiday, to spot drivers who aren't complying.  April is... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 15, 2019

School staffers call for funding

While teachers in some districts around the state walked out May 8 to attend rallies in support of "adequate" funding for education, teachers and staff members in Sweet Home stayed home and kept...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 15, 2019

High school to move to 7 periods

Pending approval of a new calendar and reaching an agreement with bargaining units regarding details, Sweet Home High School will move to a seven-period day on a semester schedule beginning next school year. The school has spent the last 24 months... Full story

 

Election mix-ups result in shortage of candidates on ballot

Sweet Home has two incumbent candidates filed for the May 21 School Board election with a third incumbent running as a write-in candidate, and no candidates filed for the Fire and Ambulance District, with three incumbents running as write-in...

 

Investigation ongoing into shooting death on Wiley Creek early Saturday

A Sweet Home man was fatally shot early Saturday morning, May 11. Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said that at approximately 5:23 a.m., the Linn County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from Cheri Lyn Olsen, 47, of Sweet Home, who reported her boyfrien...

 

Jeff Howard

Aug. 27, 1960 - April 30, 2019 Jeff Howard, 58, passed away at his home in Kennewick, Wash. on April 30, 2019. He was born Aug. 27, 1960 in Lebanon and graduated in 1978 from Sweet Home High School....

 

Terry Carper

July 19, 1958 - May 8, 2019 Terry Lee Carper, 60, of Sweet Home died May 8, 2019. He was born July 19, 1958 in Lebanon to John William and Kathryn Evon (Denver) Carper. He lived in Sweet Home all his...

 

Christine Emma

Dec. 7, 1947 - May 3, 2019 Christine Ann Emma, 71, of Sweet Home died May 3, 2019 of a heart attack. She was born Dec. 7, 1947 in Monroe, Wis. to Ted Richard and Betty Jean (McKibben) Meichtry.  She...

 

John Hay Jr.

Dec. 7, 1953 - May 6, 2019 John Neil Hay Jr., 65, of Sweet Home, died May 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He was born Dec. 7, 1953 in Hastings, Neb., the son of John Ne...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 15, 2019

Meals on Wheels volunteer helps keep program humming in SH

For nearly two decades, delivering Meals on Wheels has been something Joan Scofield has enjoyed because it keeps her busy and because she is helping out. Scofield has had to slow down recently and sto...

 

City budget plan doesn't add up

Editor: I personally know most of the City Budget Committee and City Council. Many I consider friends and I’m not disparaging any of them. Hopefully, as a society, we can still have honest disagreements without everybody thinking we dislike each...

 

Betraying voter trust bad policy

Editor: I strongly recommend the City Council not siphon from Police Levy money by sending it to the General Fund. I am among three generations of police chiefs who have worked hard to earn the public trust and pass these levies. The Police Levy has...

 

Parade committee decides to dissolve

Editor: The organization known as the Sweet Home Parade Committee has decided to dissolve its membership and responsibilities. When the committee was formed 10 years ago, it took on the responsibility for both the Sportsman’s Holiday Parade and the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 15, 2019

City, school district looking into options for athletic field, park irrigation

The Sweet Home School District and City of Sweet Home are exploring options to work together on irrigating the district’s fields and Sankey Park. City Manager Ray Towry and Finance Director Bandon Neish appeared before the School Board to explain...

 

Around Town May 15, 2019

Jr. princesses, escorts sought School District #55 first-graders who wish to participate in the 2019 Sportsman’s Holiday festivities as a Junior Princess or Junior Escort are invited to submit applications. One boy and one girl from each...

 

Public Safety Log May 15, 2019

May 13 1:03 a.m. - Caller reported that a car drove by slowly, turned around, came back and was parked with its lights off, 1100 block of 38th. Officer contacted the occupants, who were trying to...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    May 15, 2019

SH qualifies for state track in 10 events, boys 3rd at districts

Sweet Home wound up its first Oregon West Conference district track last week with a third-place finish by the boys and state qualifiers in 10 events – six for the boys and four for the girls. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 15, 2019

Sweet Home Youth Advisory Council get taste of life in capital

The city's Youth Advisory Council along with a couple of other local high school students visited with lawmakers in Salem recently to learn more about the legislative process and discuss issues with t... Full story

 

Firefighter, cop with SH ties honored in Lebanon

Lebanon Fire District Lt. Brett Kibble and Firefighter Casey Topp, along with Lebanon Police Officer Justin McCubbins, received the Medal of Valor May 2 at the annual Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Conference in Redmond. McCubbins is a former Sweet...

 

SH teen arrested after threat

A 15-year-old Sweet Home High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 9, after a threatening message was found on the wall of a boys bathroom at the school. According to a Sweet Home Police Department statement, officers responded Wednesd...

 

Huskies finish second in baseball race with losses to Newport

The Huskies baseball team snagged a sixth-inning lead to win its second game May 8 at home against Newport last week, making its final game Thursday on the road the league championship – whichever...

 

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