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Articles from the May 29, 2019 edition

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Details emerge in Surrey Lane murder case

The suspect in last week's homicide was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, May 28, in Linn County Circuit Court on five charges, including murder. Page Lee Butterfield, 25, appeared in front of Judge DeAnn...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 29, 2019

Arrest made in fatal shooting

Oregon State Police on Sunday arrested the suspect in the shooting death of a Sweet Home man early Friday morning, May 24. Page Lee Butterfield, 25, was arrested Sunday, May 26, in Sisters after a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 29, 2019

Storm water fee increase to fund maintenance, future projects

An increase in the city's storm water drainage fee will help pay for ongoing maintenance and allow the city to accumulate enough funds to pay for improvement projects in coming years. The Sweet Home C...

 

Local election has lots of write-ins

The two unopposed candidates for School Board were elected to new terms of office in the May 21 election. Jenny Daniels, receiving 900 out of 912 votes, was elected to the final two years of her term...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 29, 2019

SHFAD looking to find new ways to boost volunteer numbers

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District needs volunteer firefighters and more. "Not only in our community, but every community across the nation, there is a decrease in volunteer firefighters,"...

 

Thomas W. Lewis

Oct. 26, 1921 - March 2, 2019 Thomas W. (Tommy) Lewis was born on Oct. 26, 1921, in Foster to Roy Lewis and Bessie Clark. His stepmother, Melita (Boeckel) Lewis, raised him for much of his young life....

 

Sweet Home is a place of peace and plenty

Every so often we hear or see comments about how terrible our town has become – often in context of how great it once was. It’s a place where two people have been shot and killed in the past couple of weeks. It’s a place where thefts seem...

 

Budget issue isn't council character

Editor: Most citizens (this writer included) admire those who volunteer for city government, and appreciate all the hard work that they do on our behalf. Historically, I have found councilors to generally be very thoughtful and thorough in their...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 29, 2019

New planning commissioner brings construction background to panel

Having enjoyed raising his family in Sweet Home, Jeff Parker intends to give back to his community by serving on the city's Planning Commission. The council appointed him to the position last week. Pa...

 

Around Town May 29, 2019

Lebanon Flower Show seeks entries The Lebanon Garden Club’s annual Flower Show is open for public viewing from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, and from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St., Lebanon. The flower show is...

 

Public Safety Log May 29, 2019

May 26 1:10 a.m. - Arne J. Gerard, 41, arrested on state Parole Board warrant, Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of attempting to elude and a new charge of criminal mischief, 42200 block of Ames Creek Road. 10:52 a.m. - Cal...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    May 29, 2019

Washington trip brings long-delayed healing for Vietnam vets

Jack McCreary, Bill McKechnie and Chuck Christensen had never met until only recently, when the three Sweet Home residents shared an experience that united them by a common bond. The three...

 

Quick SHFAD response stops mobile home fire

Fire seriously damaged a manufactured home in the Fir View Villa manufactured home park Thursday night, May 23. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to space 8 in the park, at 4610 Main St., at 10:55 p.m. No one was injured in the fire,...

 

Entrepreneurship game Thursday

Think you’ve got what it takes to be an enterpreneur? Test yourself and a friend in a game of Last Founders Standing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in Room 101 in the Linn-Benton Community College Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. The event is...

 

Golf teams finish season

There were no individual honorees at the golf team’s awards dessert Wednesday evening, May 22. That’s because everybody who played golf for Sweet Home deserved honors, Coach Pat Davis told a crowd of parents and friends who attended the event....

 

Huskies pull out baseball playoff win at La Grande, fall to Astoria at home

Sweet Home ended its baseball season with a second-round 8-1 playoff loss to Astoria at home after beating La Gande 2-0 in the first round. On the road at La Grande on May 22, Colton Smith went the...

 

Huskies snatch softball victory in upset before losing to No. 1

Sweet Home snatched a victory from the proverbial jaws of defeat in a 5-4 first-round state softball playoff win May 22 in Gladstone before losing a tight 2-1 contest at top-ranked La Grande in the...

 

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