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Articles from the September 18, 2013 edition

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Spikers look ahead to league play after winless preseason

Sweet Home’s volleyball team has gotten off to a slow start, going winless in all of the Huskies’ preseason matches. But Coach Alicia Meier said the Huskies have learned from those experiences....

 

Pastures even playing field

There’s nothing like a bunch of uneven pasture ground to even things up for golfers. Members of St. Helen’s Catholic Church of Sweet Home and Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Brownsville, along... Full story

 

Local couple says small-engine LP gas conversions can benefit SH

A Sweet Home couple is launching a new business enterprise that they say will provide local jobs and save customers money and grief with their small engines: liquid propane gas conversions. Clarence... Full story

 

Winner sets course record in fifth annual Dam Run 5K

Jakob Hiett took a break Saturday morning from high school cross-country to – win another race. Hiett set the course record in the fifth annual Dam Run 5K, with a finish time of 16:26.99. Miriam... Full story

 

RARE worker brings love of small towns to job

Laura Goodrich, who started work last week in Sweet Home coordinating activities related to the South Santiam Forest Corridor, brings a passion for small towns to her new job. Goodrich started work...

 

District student performance, like state, down a bit

Student performance on state tests fell in School District 55 last year, 2012-13, just like the rest of the state. In relation to the percentage of students meeting or exceeding state standards, Sweet Home Charter School led the way districtwide,... Full story

 

Council ratifies new contract with city staff

The Sweet Home City Council on Sept. 10 ratified a new three-year contract with its general employees, granting 2-percent raises the first two years and two 1.5-percent raises the third year. The employees, which includes all union employees except P...

 

Rose Ellis

Oct. 3, 1964 – Sept. 14, 2013 Rose Anne Ellis, 48, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 14, 2013. She was born Oct. 3, 1964 in North Bend to Arvel and Joan (Groshong) Ash. She lived in Sweet Home most of... Full story

 

Walter Vaughn

April 10, 1947-Aug. 14, 2013 Walter “Terry” Vaughn, 66, died in Springfield on Aug. 14, 2013. Mr. Vaughn, known as “Terry” to most, was born on April 10, 1947 in Eugene to Arlo and Montana (Harte) Vaughn. He grew up in the Falls Creek area...

 

ODFW warns dog owners of salmon danger

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning dog owners that it is planting salmon carcasses in local rivers and creeks as part of its program to provide nutrients that would naturally be present during salmon spawning. Biologist Karen Hans... Full story

 

Stars and stripes

Air National Guard Airman Daniel A. Jimenez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Jimenez completed an intensive, eight-week program that... Full story

 

Sweet Home students named to OSU, Linn-Benton summer Honor Rolls

Names of local students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for summer term have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 228 students earned straight A (4.0). Three of them were from Sweet Home. Another 387 earned a B plus (3.5) or... Full story

 

Registering to vote not that difficult

Editor: How come having a photo ID card won’t stop you from getting a driver’s license, setting up a baking account, taking a trip on a bus, train, or plane, checking into a motel, hotel, buying liquor, cigarettes, a house, cashing a check,...

 

What’s with school ‘Homework Club?’

Editor: Once again I am concerned with what is going on in my grandson’s elementary school. His Monday morning time is being wasted due to an administrative decision to allow meeting times for teachers. This is very disturbing to me. I’m told... Full story

 

Fire damage minimal, thanks to timely rain

Fire damage has been minimal this year, and wet weather is putting a damper on the danger levels. The Industrial Precaution Level is down to one, and fire danger is rated moderate in the wake of last week’s storm. Oregon Department of Forestry...

 

BLM timber sale includes Linn County parcel

Approximately 16.7 million board feet of timber was sold for a total of $3,273,369 at oral auction by the Bureau of Land Management, Salem District, on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The four timber sales were: The Crab Race Timber Sale of 6.3 MMBF, located... Full story

 

Around Town for 09/18/13

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000030520 StartFragment:0000000457 EndFragment:0000030504 B&G Club Family Night Thursday The Sweet Home Boys and Girls Club Family Night Out at the Club, originally planned for Thursday, Sept. 5, has been...

 

Public Safety for 09/18/13

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000032565 StartFragment:0000000457 EndFragment:0000032549 Sept. 16 12:28 a.m. - Brenda Lee Thompson, 47, arrested on Linn County supervisory warrant for failure to comply on original charge of harassment (owe... Full story

 

Hiett wins, Rasmussen fourth at Silver Falls Invitational

Jakob Hiett won his second straight cross-country meet Wednesday, Sept. 11, beating a boys varsity field of 123 to win the Silver Falls Invitational at Silver Falls State Park. Hiett led the boys...

 

Central squeezes by Huskies with late comeback

For The New Era Sweet Home’s football team had a 13-0 lead against visiting Central halfway through their game Friday night, but the Panthers busted loose with 20 points in the second half,... Full story

 

Despite loss, coach feels positive as SH enters league

A 4-1 loss to Taft on the road Thursday left Coach Ryan Regrutto optimistic about this soccer season. “It was one of the best games of the season so far as far as commitment,” Regrutto said. While the first half didn’t go so well, the team... Full story

 

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