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Council to get law banning public drinking

The Public Works Committee is preparing an ordinance proposal to prohibit public drinking in Sweet Home, which it will submit to the City Council. City Attorney Robert Snyder said he would draft a proposed ordinance based on the one the city of... Full story

 

Mildred Gowen

Feb. 8, 1931 - Sept. 13, 2015 Mildred F. Gowen, 84, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Clovis, N.M. to Frederick Nettles and Helen (Skeen) Key. She grew up in Clovis. She moved to... Full story

 

Betty Lawrence Steward

April 28, 1931 — Aug. 25, 2015 Betty was born in Beaverton to Percy and Virginia Lawrence. She graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1949 and married R. Joe Steward in 1951. They had two... Full story

 

Valerie Raymond

May 1, 1935 – Sept. 12, 2015 Valerie Delores Raymond, 80, of Sweet Home died Sept. 12, 2015. She was born May 1, 1935 in Portland to LeLand Fay Bosshardt and Ella Catherine Sorenson. She...

 

Donald Gross

May 28, 1918 – Sept. 12, 2015 Donald Glenn Gross, 97, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 12, 2015 in Lebanon. He was born May 28, 1918 in Omaha, Neb. to Glenn Dowling and Margaurite (Mathewson) Gross. He served in the United States Army Railroad...

 

Oakley Elliott

May 10, 1962 – Sept. 5, 2015 Oakley Andrew Elliott, 53, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 5 at the Samaritan Albany General Hospital. He was born May 10, 1962 in Lebanon, the son of Larry and Carol...

 

Mountain name change loaded with historical complexities

Politics is an interesting business to participate in and a sometimes frustrating one to watch. A good example is the recent “renaming” of Mt. McKinley. As readers who have been paying attention to national news stories are aware, the Obama...

 

Numbers up at 3 schools, but overall student population down

Enrollments are up at three Sweet Home elementary schools while down at two others, the junior and the high school; and districtwide enrollment is down by nine students. The School District had 2,351 students as of Friday. As of the same week of...

 

Local authors invited to strut stuff at library’s Open Mic Night

Local writers are invited to the Sweet Home Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 24, to read their work aloud. The library, at 1101 13th Ave., will host an Authors’ Open Mic Night beginning at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to listen. Two recently...

 

Public Safety Log Sept. 16, 2015

Sept. 14 12:46 a.m. - Kenneth Morris, 25, arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), 4610 Main st. Linn County had requested an officer respond to location where a female had been punched in the stomach by a male. 2:25 a.m. - Caller... Full story

 

Around Town Sept. 16, 2015

Tacos and Tours at Boys & Girls Club The Sweet Home Boys & Girls Club will hold "Tacos & Tours” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, prior to Sweet Home High School’s first football game on its new artificial turf field. The public is invited...

 
 By Staff    News    September 15, 2015

Crosswalk enforcement exercise results in seven citations, ‘educated’ drivers

Passersby in downtown Sweet Home may have noticed a few police cars near the the corner of Long and 13th Streets on Wednesday, Sept. 9. If they looked closely, they also may have noticed the same...

 

SH B&G Club offers fall programs, plans fund-raisers

After overcoming funding obstacles earlier this year, the Sweet Home branch of the Boys & Girls Club is offering an afterschool program to any child in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program, referred to as “Think Big!,” includes daily...

 

Council votes to postpone rate hikes discussion till 2016

The Sweet Home City Council last week formally voted to postpone discussion of water and sewer rates until early 2016. The Public Works Committee met two weeks ago and recommended the council hold off further discussion until then when it can also...

 

Camper dies after fall from cliff

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man who fell from a cliff near Gordon Meadows, east of Cascadia, while on a camping trip Sunday, Sept. 13. According to Undersheriff...

 

Holy Grail revolvers, Part 3: Hard to find a misfire among Rugers

In my last two regular columns, I’ve been talking about what I consider Holy Grail handguns, the ones that are hard to find and worth keeping indefinitely, if not eternally, due to their function... Full story

 

Fast start takes Estacada past Huskies

Sweet Home lost another tough game Friday night in Estacada in a contest that was closer than the final 28-14 score indicates. Things started rough for the Huskies as the Rangers’ defense scored on three of their first four possessions in the...

 

SH girls finding it hard to gel as team in losses

The Huskies lost 5-1 to Pleasant Hill on the road in girls soccer on Sept. 8. The Billies scored in the minutes 17, 27 and 38 to lead 3-0 at halftime. The first one was a corner kick, said Coach Ramiro Santana. The second came from the middle of the...

 

Husky spikers enter league fresh off wins over Stayton, at Cascade tourney

Their record doesn’t show it – yet, but Sweet Home’s volleyball players are proving they can hold their own with anybody. The Huskies won their pool Saturday at the Cascade Tournament, beati...

 

Boys soccer off to best start ever – 3-0 – with tough league approaching

After downing Valley Catholic 2-1 and Pleasant Hill 8-1 last week, Sweet Home is on a 3-0 winning streak to start the season in boys soccer, its best start in the history of the program. The Huskies...

 

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