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Articles from the September 4, 2019 edition

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A 'long, crazy road'

It's 6:30 in the morning and the summer sun has yet to rise over Foster Lake. Below the Shea Point rest area, where the old Highway 20 blacktop dips into the water, a lone man performs tai chi as the...

 

1,000-plus athletes expected for this weekend's Best in the West triathlons

The ninth annual Best in the West Triathlon series will take place this weekend, Sept. 6-8, at Lewis Creek Park. Bigger and better than ever, says founder and Director Blair Bronson. This year’s festival is on track to exceed last year’s record...

 

Livability proposal gives council some pause

The idea of taking on oversight of the interior of rentals homes didn’t sit well with some Sweet Home City Council members last week during a discussion of a Corvallis ordinance they are considering adapting for use to improve livability in Sweet...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 4, 2019

SH student, teacher make waves at OSU

Michelle Snyder plans on making waves with her students at Sweet Home High School this year – real ones – and hopes it will be a big splash. Both Snyder and student Megan Hager, a senior this...

 

ATV ordinance back on table for city

A proposed city ordinance that would allow the use of certain all-terrain vehicles on city streets was back on the table last week as Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn told the City Council that a similar ordinance in Oakridge has not really...

 

Mary Irwin

Jan. 25, 1945 – Aug. 20, 2019 Mary Louise Irwin, 74, of Sweet Home died Aug. 20, 2019. She was born Jan. 25, 1945 in San Bernardino, Calif. to Albert Leslie and Lois Marie (Gregory) May. Mrs. Irwin...

 

James McFarland

Feb. 17, 1924 – Aug. 28, 2019 James “JC” Calvin McFarland, 95, of Sweet Home died Aug. 28, 2019. He was born Feb. 17, 1924 in Valliant, Okla. to Steve and Lizzie (Cain) McFarland. He lived in...

 

Jerry Ross

Sept. 8, 1945 – Aug. 23, 2019 Jerry Lawrence Ross, 73, of Sweet Home died Aug. 23, 2019. He was born Sept. 8, 1945 in Poe Valley to Irvin Dayton and Gertrude (Wilson) Ross. He lived in Kingman,...

 

In forums, space issues top list of concerns voiced about library

"Space," said Sweet Home resident John Neely. "Space. Space. Space. Space." Sweet Home Public Library needs more space, said Neely and three other members of the public who attended a public forum...

 

Don't miss great show, right down the road

This weekend, a big event is taking place right down the road from you. This is the ninth year that the Best in the West triathlon series is being held at Lewis Creek Park, as detailed starting on page 1. It will be held Saturday and Sunday...

 

County gets no bids for Willamette mill property in auction

Linn County failed to attract any bids for 154 acres of mill property in Sweet Home last week. The county put the property up for auction for a minimum bid of $2.7 million. The property, which...

 

Around Town Sep. 4, 2019

Free plants advice at Farmers Market Having problems with your plants? Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardeners will hold a free Plant Clinic from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the Sweet Home Farmers Market, in the square between...

 

Public Safety Log Sep. 4, 2019

Aug. 31 12:02 p.m. - Caller reported a $12 SD card stolen from his trail camera on private property, 41000 block of McQueen. An elk carcass was also found in the area on land managed by Cascade Timber Consulting. The carcass had been quartered and...

 

SHFAD gives engine to E. Lincoln district

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District recently donated a no-longer-needed engine to the East Lincoln County Fire District. The East Lincoln County Fire and Rescue Board of Directors hosted a dinner...

 

Volunteer, grant to repair stand at Roy Johnston Park

The Boys & Girls Club plans to begin repairing the concessions stand at Roy Johnston Park in the next couple of weeks. The youth ballpark complex is located on 35th Avenue on Sweet Home School...

 

Football: With veterans gone, younger leaders will need to show the way

With last year's veterans largely departed, Sweet Home's football team, this year, will be ... whatever his players decide they will be, Coach Dustin Nichol says. The Huskies finished their season in...

 

Volleyball team looking to pick up where it left off last season

One thing is clear about this year's Sweet Home volleyball team: They aren't going to sneak up on anybody. The Huskies reached the state championship semifinals before finishing fifth last year with a...

 

Girls have numbers, but will be tested in tough league soccer

The Husky girls soccer team returns a small core of starters to the girls soccer team this year, with a large group of returning juniors, who will face an uphill battle this year in the Oregon West...

 

Soccer boys will be young, but future is promising

With a dearth of experienced players and a large influx of freshmen, the Sweet Home boys soccer team is young, but Coach Eric Stutzer believes the Huskies are building a foundation for future...

 

Numbers up for Husky harriers, who will field girls team this year

Sweet Home cross-country looks to be on the rise after a number of down years, punctuated by multiple coaching changes since the retirement of longtime Coach Billy Snow in 2014. Head Coach Kambria...

 

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