Articles from the September 7, 2022 edition

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Junior High upgrades unveiled

A massive upgrade to Sweet Home Junior High was completed in 2020, and many members of the public came out Thursday evening, Aug. 1, for an open house to see the work. In this photo, visitors check...

 

E. Coli levels at wastewater treatment plant under watch

The Sweet Home wastewater treatment plant experienced unusually high flow levels, followed by die-offs of biological life in its aeration basin, on a pair of Tuesdays two weeks apart, Aug. 9 and 23....

 

Planning Commission OKs additions

The Sweet Home Planning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 1, unanimously approved two additions to the city. The decisions will now go to the city council for final approval. The commission cleared Mosaic...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 7, 2022

Honoring a very good girl

Instead of taking a bite out of crime, a narcotics canine for the Sweet Home Police Department last week took a big bite out of cake. Gemma, a Belgian Malinois that began training at the police depart...

 

Following the flow of history

Bobbing along on a pontoon boat on Foster Lake Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, local business people weren't really watching the water. Instead, their heads were turned toward Glenda Hopkins, a longtime...

 

David Potter

David Allen Potter, 75, of Sweet Home died Sept. 1, 2022. He was born Nov. 10, 1946, in Dallas, Texas, to Wallace and Betty (Gamble) Potter. Mr. Potter served in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller. While in the service he lived in... Full story

 

Death Notices (Sept. 7, 2022)

Norma Jane Cain, 92, of Sweet Home, died Aug. 10, 2022, in Mexico. A graveside service was held Thursday, Sept. 8, at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.s... Full story

 

New police officer fulfills childhood dream

At the age of 24, new Sweet Home Police Department Officer Allen Cripe has already fulfilled two of his biggest childhood dreams. "As a kid, my two ideal jobs I always wanted to do was be a Marine or...

 

Caution urged for hunters in Willamette National Forest

Bow season has opened for deer and elk hunting in the Willamette National Forest. Hunters are advised to familiarize themselves with fire closures and follow all restrictions while in the field. Please check the status of an area before heading to...

 

Commentary: New challenges mean changes to playbook (Sept. 7, 2022)

The last couple of months have proved interesting as we’ve adjusted to a new printer, which we told you about in late June. As could be expected, there have been some ups and downs in the process as the Herald and News newspaper in Klamath Falls ha...

 

Letter: Concerned about Sheriff succession (Sept. 7, 2022)

Editor: Being a long-term resident here in Linn County, I have in the past generally left my concern for law enforcement leadership (sadly) to others who are much better acquainted than I am with those already involved in positions of leadership....

 

Letter: Government gains power while people sleep (Sept. 7, 2022)

Editor: America now has a new form of government. Have you noticed? Its executive agencies are militarized and going rogue. Meanwhile, many Democrats criticize, denounce, and condemn fellow citizens who retain and exercise their Second Amendment...

 

Letter: Remembering the miracle of 9/11 (Sept. 7, 2022)

Editor: Nine-Eleven (Sept. 11) was a time of discovery, disaster and a miracle. How much do I recall from past events? Not as much as I should. I love how history is like a vine that intertwines event upon event. Nine-Eleven was an important date whe...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 7, 2022)

Sept. 7, 1972 Vern and Gladys Topp were Sunnyside Park’s first campers when it opened this weekend, but they had to move locations when their neighbors kept them awake most the night and hit their “home” with airborne knives intended to land on...

 

County OKs participation in Secure Rural Schools

Linn County will again participate in the National Forest and O & C Land Secure Rural Schools program, Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. In May, federal government officials announced Linn...

 

PEO chapter announces scholarship winners

Sweet Home PEO Chapter DD has announced its annual scholarship winners. Mikayla Spencer was awarded an Oregon State Scholarship for her third consecutive year. She will use it to complete her...

 

Around Town (Sept. 7, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 

Public Safety (Sept. 7, 2022)

Aug. 28 9:12 a.m. - A chainsaw belonging to the caller’s employer was stolen from the back of the caller’s pickup truck sometime the previous evening, 3200 block of Main St. Value: $150. 12:38 p.m. - Alexis Morgan Bowers, 22, was cited and...

 

Circuit Court (Sept. 7, 2022)

Paul Allen Conklin, 32, was charged Aug. 21 with first-degree forgery and two counts of identity theft. He has five other pending cases related to forgery, identity theft, computer crime, menacing, fraudulent use of a credit card, theft and failure...

 

Football: After overtime loss to Madras, Huskies focus on cleaning up act at Molalla

After a topsy-turvy 26-20 overtime loss to Madras last week in their season opener, Sweet Home is looking to right the ship this week as they take the road for another non-league game, this time...

 

Delibertis top finisher in his first cross-country race

Most of Sweet Home’s cross-country runners kicked off their season Thursday, Sept. 1, with a 3000-meter race in the Darrel Deedon Invite held at Cascade High School. “It was a good opening event,” Coach Dave Martin said. Most of the Huskies,...

 

Feds approve additional pandemic food benefits for 80,000 children in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received approval from the federal government to provide additional food benefits for young children whose families received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between...

 

Best in the West Triathlon returns this weekend with top competitors

The Best in The West Triathlon series returns this weekend, Sept. 10-11, with a full array of competitions – literally something for everyone, at Lewis Creek Park. Not counting the informal gathering of triathletes in 2020, who basically all did...

 

Volleyball: Huskies drop Junction City and Molalla

Sweet Home's volleyball team started its season with wins over Junction City, 25-13, 25-13, 25-9, at home on Aug. 30, and on the road Sept. 1 at Molalla, coming away with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-18...

 

Girls soccer: Sweet Home deadlocks with Tillamook

Sweet Home tied Tillamook 1-1 in an Aug. 31 girls soccer game at Husky Field. The Huskies, now 1-1-1 overall, are tentatively set to play next at Marshfield Tuesday, Sept. 13, before opening their...

 

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