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Articles from the June 12, 2019 edition

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Colton Smith named baseball MVP after record-setting year

Colton Smith was named the baseball team's Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year during the team's annual awards banquet held Thursday, June 6. Offensively, the se...

 

JBO Baseball

Bradley Marks slides into third base. He later scored a run against Corvallis in seventh- and eighth-grade senior national baseball. At right, pitcher Brandon Elder tries to catch a Corvallis runner...

 

Savannah Hutchins named Husky softball MVP

Sophomore Savannah Hutchins was named the high school softball team's Most Valuable Player award during the Huskies' annual awards dessert June 3. Hutchins went 23-74 at the plate this season with a...

 

Lance Hanson, Kate Hawken, Noah Dinsfriend sign to compete in college

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era Three Sweet Home athletes have signed letters of intent to compete in track and field at the college level. Lance Hanson signed last week with George Fox, and Kate...

 

Public Safety June 12

June 10 12:50 a.m. - Officer located a vehicle in violation of city ordinance, 1300 block of 13th. Vehicle posted for removal. 2:25 a.m. - Cameron Michael Wark, 29, arrested on Linn County warrants...

 

Around Town June 12

Free lunch for kids starts June 19 Sweet Home School District offers free lunch and breakfast for kids age 18 and younger at various locations during the summer, from June 19 through Aug. 23. There is no cost and reservations are not required. Meals...

 

Elderly woman dies in Wiley Creek house fire

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A woman died in an early morning fire Wednesday, June 5, in the independent living area of Samaritan Wiley Creek Community. Firefighters responded to a report of the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 12, 2019

Junior High remodeling project includes mix of local ingenuity

Of The New Era Recent visitors to Sweet Home Junior High will have seen School District maintenance crews busy putting up the the framework for the new exterior walls. District crews have been...

 

Wolf depredation issues likely to get more real

Some hot news out of Salem in the last week has been the Wolf Plan adopted Friday, June 7, after a contentious series of hearings held by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. According to the Oreg...

 

To folks who know local kids

Editor: We have met young people who can’t begin to imagine their potential. They lack practical experience and confidence. The Noah project at Fir Lawn Lutheran is trying to change that, one boat at a time. Do you know kids who could use a boost?...

 

2019 Chips 'n' Splinters Mystery Performers Clues

This year’s Chips ’n’ Splinters show will feature Mystery Performers, who will be masked and costumed so completely that they will not be recognizable – except to intuitive audience members...

 

Local PEO chapter awards scholarships

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD, has announced its annual scholarship winners. Sweet Home area residents, Josie Knight will be awarded $1,250 for the Marguerite Scholarship, and Sierra Swanson will be...

 

Fire Safety Poster Winners

Grand Prize Winners of the Smokey Bear Poster Contest show off their work with high school art students who painted roadside versions for display along local highways. The posters will be mounted in v...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 12, 2019

School Board approves final funding for school remodels

The Sweet Home School Board Monday approved the final spending packages on the Sweet Home Junior High remodel and construction project as well as the remodels and seismic upgrades at Foster and Holley elementary schools. During its regular meeting...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 12, 2019

Sweet Home Ranger District unveils 8,400-acre forest 'management' project

Sweet Home Ranger District officials last week opened the door on a new project that proposes to “manage” some 8,400 acres of timberlands in the Quartzville and Middle Santiam areas, about 20...

 

Meet Sportsman's Holiday Princess Taylor Goodwin

Taylor Goodwin, 16, joined the Sportsman’s Holiday Court to become a bigger part of her community. Goodwin will be a senior at Sweet Home High School. She is the daughter of Josh and Tiffany...

 

Vicki Lindley

Vicki Lynn Lindley, 68, of Sweet Home died May 20, 2019. She was born Jan. 16, 1951 in Medford to Francis William Frederick and Velma Joy Richmond. She lived in Ashland until moving to Sweet Home in...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 12, 2019

So long, Sweet Home High

See more photos from Graduation and the SAFE Party! www.sweethomenews.com/photos/06_12_2019 Sweet Home High School graduated 154 seniors this year, with most walking in a ceremony Friday evening,...

 

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