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Articles from the June 9, 2021 edition

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 News    June 9, 2021 

SHHS graduation a go this week – with conditions

Sweet Home High School’s graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. on Husky Field, weather permitting. The ceremony is not open to the community. Visitors can attend with a ticket only. Each graduate will receive six tickets...

 By Benny Westcott    News    June 9, 2021 

Dozen top students to lead SHHS graduation exercises Friday

Twelve Sweet Home High School seniors have been named named to lead graduation exercises this Friday, June 11, at Husky Field (see accompanying story). Valedictorians, all of whom finished with...

 News    June 9, 2021 

County sets July 14 as deadline to auction mill land

The Linn County Board of Commissioners will accept Requests for Proposals for the purchase of the former Willamette Industries (Weyerhaeuser) mill site at 2210 Tamarack St. in Sweet Home until 5 p.m....


Marie Marguerite Hoft

Sept. 7, 1924 - May 24, 2021 Marie Marguerite Hoft, better known as Margaret, has passed on at the age of 96 this May 24, 2021. She was born in Rédange, France on Sept. 7, 1924. In 1950, Margaret... Full story


Tami Drouillard

Sept. 12, 1959 - May 25, 2021 Tami Lynn Drouillard, 61, of Sweet Home, died May 25 after a five-year battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 12, 1959 in Gardena, Calif., to Richard James and Corrina Faye (Hensley) Bambach. As a child she lived in... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 9, 2021 

Police Department veteran celebrates 40-year milestone

Communications Supervisor Penny Leland has passed the 40-year mark in an extraordinarily long law enforcement career with Sweet Home Police Department. More than 40 years ago, Leland became a...


Words to the wise, er, graduates

In accordance with our nearly annual tradition of offering send-off advice to our local high school graduates, we face unusual challenges, as do they. These departing seniors are facing a world that is far more topsy-turvy than the one that existed...


Seniors irked by prolonged closure

Editor: We are indebted to a small group of Sweet Home seniors whose resourcefulness, determination and ingenuity led to the incorporation of the Sweet Home Senior Center 50 years ago. Their support of a “share” bus also led to the extensive tran...


Roses catapulted to all corners

Editor: Just had to comment on the great news coming to us from The New Era the past two weeks: So glad to see that the young people were able to do a stage performance. Even though I had to miss it, I still was happy to see it was being done. The...

 News    June 9, 2021 

Write-in candidate winners named for Sweet Home School Board

Winners have been finalized for Sweet Home School Board seats on the ballot in the May 18 election, including write-in vote recipients for seats for which candidates registered in the May 18 election. In the only contested race for a board seat for...


Around Town June 9, 2021

SHHS beekeepers seeking swarms Sweet Home High School’s Bee Country Beekeeping is offering swarm and colony removal for honeybees. If you’ve got a swarm or a colony, call (541) 292-1207 or stop in at 1641 Long St. when school is in session. This...

 News    June 9, 2021 

Public Safety Log June 9, 2021

May 27 7:53 a.m. – Caller reports her vehicle was broken into, 2440 Long St. Officer responded, report taken for unauthorized entry into motor vehicle and second-degree theft. Approximate value $800. 9:21 a.m. – Deputies took report of credit...

 By Scott Swanson    News    June 9, 2021 

Sportsman's Holiday Court readies to take on season of activities

Seven young women make up this year's Sportsman's Holiday Court as the annual community celebration, scheduled for July 8-11, nears. Members of the court are high school juniors Paige Chafin,...

 Sports    June 9, 2021 

Swimmers come away with wins, state pool experience, from Cottage Grove

Sweet Home got a taste of the big time, or at least as big a venue as the Huskies will see this season, Saturday at Cottage Grove, which will host the state championships June 25-26. "We were glad to...

 News    June 9, 2021 

Standoff briefly closes North River

Sheriff’s deputies shut down North River Drive Tuesday evening, June 1, for about 45 minutes while they dealt with a situation involving gunfire and what they considered potentially suicidal behavior. Sheriff Jim Yon said a caller contacted the She...

 News    June 9, 2021 

Rescue on Foster

Sheriff's Marine Patrol deputies rescued a mother and child Friday afternoon after their kayak overturned on Foster Lake when two personal watercraft went by. According to the Sheriff's Office,... Full story

 By Cathryn Arndt    News    June 9, 2021 

How to get get over roadblocks in shopping, cooking, eating

People sometimes think that being a dietitian makes eating healthy automatically easy for me. It doesn’t. I struggle with the balance of budget, time, food sensitivities, availability of products,...

 By Benny Westcott    Sports    June 9, 2021 

Savannah Hutchins, Aiden Tyler named top senior athletes

Aiden Tyler and Savannah Hutchins were named the Booster Club Boy and Girl of the Year at the Sweet Home Booster Club's Senior Athletic Awards Banquet, held Sunday evening, June 6, at Community...

 Sports    June 9, 2021 

Huskies add county wrestling championship to duals win record

Sweet Home's wrestlers celebrated Senior Night with three dual-meet wins Thursday, then went on to win the Linn County Championships tournament Saturday at Scio. While that championship may not have...


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