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Articles from the September 15, 2015 edition

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Obituaries

Leah Kramer Oct. 23, 1962-Sept. 18, 2015 Leah Ann Kramer, 52, died on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. She was born in Lebanon to Kenneth R. and Rosanne (Graves) Culbertson. She was raised in Sweet Home and... Full story

 

Contention reigns on Christmas parade plans

Two parade permit applications were filed with the Sweet Home Police Department within half an hour of each other last week. Both are for the Sweet Home Christmas Parade. While the Sweet Home Parade Committee and the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce ha...

 

Fire severely damages home on 14th Avenue Monday

Fire severely damaged a home on 14th Avenue Monday afternoon. Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded to the fire at 520 14th Ave. at 1:52 p.m. on Sept. 21. The fire at the...

 

Junior high science teacher, daughter publish novels

Sweet Home Junior High science teacher Mark Holden wrote a book more than 20 years ago, but it took technology and his daughter Elise’s writing her own to prod him into publishing it. Holden used...

 

SHFAD weighs priorities for possible 2016 bond

Fire Chief Dave Barringer is working on a bond levy proposal to go the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors and Sweet Home area voters to replace a general obligation bond levy that expire...

 

Dale Albert Wood April 7, 1937 - Sept. 20, 2015

Dale Albert Wood, 78, of Foster passed away Sunday at Evergreen Samaritan Hospice House in Albany after a nearly four year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Brainerd, Minnesota to Loyd and... Full story

 

John Wittwer celebrates 40 years as a Sweet Home attorney

Attorney John Wittwer dryly discounts 40 years of business in Sweet Home as something anyone can do. “The only qualification is breathing,” said Wittwer, 68. “And don’t get disbarred.... Full story

 

Working together best means of accomplishment

A recent National Geographic magazine article tells the story of a team of five bold, experienced adventurers who attempted to summit a remote peak in Myanmar (Burma), one of the most challenging mountains in the world. It was brutal – nearly...

 

Around Town September 23, 2015

SHARC Showdown planned Saturday The Second Annual SHARC Showdown talent contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the high school auditorium, 1641 Long St. A barbecue chicken dinner runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.... Full story

 

Fire scorches 4.4 acres of grass on Marks Ridge

Fire burned 4.4 acres of brush and grass in the 42255 Marks Ridge Road on Sept. 15. Firefighters responded at 1:59 p.m. They arrived to find a slow-moving cut-grass fire behind a house, said Fire Chief Dave Barringer. The fire had spread to about 2...

 

City removes street trees around 13th, Long for replacement

The City of Sweet Home removed nine street trees along 13th Avenue, near Steelhead Fitness, Santiam Feed and Garden Center and the Sweet Home Post Office Thursday and Friday. “Street trees only...

 

Public Safety September 23, 2015

Sept. 20 7:36 a.m. - Caller reported a couple stole lottery tickets, 2405 Main St., Circle K. Report taken. Loss valued at $150. 8:05 a.m. - Cody Michael Lobdell, 19, arrested for second-degree theft, 23rd and Ironwood. Cited and released. 8:25 a.m....

 

New public trash cans being installed around SH

If they ever had a good excuse for dropping trash along Sweet Home’s streets, litterers won’t any longer as the city begins replacing and adding new trash cans to Main and Long streets downtown and Main Street in the Foster area. The city has...

 

Green Peter pool soon too low for boats

Green Peter reservoir is expected to be inaccessible to boaters as early as this week and only one Foster Reservoir boat ramp will soon be useable, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday, Sept. 19. The Corps said water levels for boaters and...

 

Hunters’ diaries could reveal dark secrets

Just what goes on up in the woods during hunting season? To help answer that question, all hunters should be required to carry a journal book that keeps an accurate record of the hunt. If not for history itself or the game wardens, the result at...

 

No big results yet, but Huskies run tough courses in quest for state XC berths

Sweet Home’s cross-country teams are still in the endurance development stage of their season, in which the Huskies typically spend a lot of time running tired – on hills and in sand. That was the case last week as they competed at Silver...

 

Football team gets start on new field with 26-0 win

Sweet Home inaugurated the completion of its brand new artificial turf field, into which many players, their families and their coach have invested considerable personal time snd money over the past... Full story

 

Girls tie with Newport, lose to Sisters in soccer

The Huskies tied Newport 2-2 at home on Sept. 15. Allison Wickline scored the first goal three minutes into the game. Newport followed up two minutes later, and the two teams were tied 1-1 at...

 

Husky spikers finally home after win at JC, loss to Sisters

In its second trip to Sisters in two days, Sweet Home’s volleyball team had a so-so outing at the Outlaws’ tournament Saturday, Sept. 19. The Huskies played tough in the pool round, losing 21-18 to Banks, one of the state’s top teams. They...

 

Huskies give Sisters battle on pitch before losing 6-0

A stubborn Huskies defense held off a relentless assault from the Sisters Outlaws for most of a half before giving up a goal in boys soccer at home on Thursday night. The Huskies lost the game 6-0,...

 

Triathlon weekend draws ‘record’ numbers, despite hot temperatures

Despite temperatures in the 90s and a slight shortage in volunteers, the fifth annual Best in the West triathlon series was a resounding success, organizers said. “The water conditions were...

 

SHFAD celebrates 75 years

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District staffers and volunteers hosted the public Saturday, Sept. 12, in an open house celebrating the 75th year of fire service in Sweet Home....

 

Sheep Creek Bridge project under way

Sheep Creek Bridge on Highway 20 is sliding, and the fix will be costly in time, money and impact on travel. That’s the gist of what an Oregon Department of Transportation official told Sweet Home C...

 

Former local heroin dealer to serve 6 years in federal prison

Rockie Eugene Morse, 42, who once bragged of being Sweet Home’s “biggest heroin dealer” and whose activities created an “epidemic” of heroin use in the Sweet Home area, was sentenced in... Full story

 

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