Articles from the September 21, 2022 edition

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City Council discusses the shutoff, crime and speeding

The Sweet Home City Council slate was packed Tuesday, Sept. 13, with topics ranging from local crime solutions to speeding to the recent public safety power shutoffs that left much of the city in the...

 

Mull takes Chamber reins

Former City of Sweet Home Communications Specialist Lagea Mull won't have to travel far down Main Street from her old City Hall stomping grounds to her new job as the Chamber of Commerce's executive...

 

Sweet Home High School alumna becomes assistant principal at junior high

After 16 years teaching at South Albany High School, Amanda Marvin GaVette started Monday, Aug. 1, as the new assistant principal at Sweet Home Junior High. Despite the new role, however, she's...

 

Farmers market season to wrap Sept. 27

Sweet Home's last Farmers Market will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the square between the library and 12th Avenue....

 

Helen Stewart

Helen Jean Stewart, 90, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 12, 2022. She was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Aumsville to Frank Givens and Elma Ella (Tyler) Stewart, the oldest of four children. Miss Stewart graduated... Full story

 

Death Notices (Sept. 21, 2022)

Dennis Allen Bechtel, 75, died Sept. 13, 2022 Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Leo Deen Bennett, 91, of Corvallis, died Sept. 9, 2022. A memorial service will be at 11... Full story

 

School district welcomes 25 new teachers

Sweet Home School District welcomes 25 new teachers this year. These are brand-new district teachers, joining 16 others returning from various positions last year with the district. Here is a list of...

 

District looks locally for good school leaders

Like many school districts, Sweet Home has been on the lookout for teachers in the last couple of years, since the onslaught of COVID-19. More and more, district administrators are finding them locally. As this school year begins, depending on how...

 

Commentary: Loan forgiveness raises testy questions (Sept. 21, 2022)

The controversy over President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is a touchy one. As with about every other topic these days, it’s rapidly become a partisan issue. Last week 22 Republican governors signed a letter to Biden demanding that he...

 

Letter: Reader concerned by 'dumped' cats (Sept. 21, 2022)

Editor: We have had at least six cats dumped in our neighborhood, and some have already starved to death. There was an emaciated gray and white cat, which was seen walking slowly down 12th, who could barely stand up. We think it was very close to...

 

From Our Files (Sept. 21, 2022)

Sept. 21, 1972 Employees of the 24-hour Tourist Cafe at 1234 Main St. went on strike and are picketing along the sidewalk at its entrance. Dwight L. Fleury, leasor and operator of the cafe since Feb. 1971, said the union contract expired in June and...

 

Around Town (Sept. 21, 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....

 

Law librarian details success of eviction prevention program

The Linn County Law Library's Eviction Prevention Program has provided valuable information to about 75 people on the verge of eviction, Law Librarian Amber Boedigheimer told Linn County...

 

Sheltering Sweet Home icons

A new roof hangs over the loggers statues in front of the East Linn Museum at the intersection of highways 228 and 20, thanks to the efforts of Robin Miller, Mike Melcher and a team of volunteers....

 

Public Safety (Sept. 21, 2022)

Sept. 12 8:44 a.m. - Caller reported a vehicle crashing through a barricade, 49th Ave./Long St. The vehicle left the scene and headed westbound on Airport Road. Report taken. Approximate cost of damage: $200. 1:29 p.m. - Caller reported a broken...

 

Linn County launches new website

Thursday morning, Sept. 15, was an exciting time at the Linn County Courthouse, as a highly anticipated new website went live, according to Linn County Administrative Officer Darrin Lane. The site -...

 

State Supreme Court declines to review lower court's reversal of timber verdict

The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to review a decision by the state Court of Appeals that overturned a victory by Linn and 12 other counties, and 151 local taxing districts, in a $1.1 billion lawsuit over how the state manages timber harvests on...

 

Planning Commission explores future growth

The Sweet Home Planning Commission learned during a Sept. 15 public hearing that the city's projected to add more than 1,500 people to its population over the next 20 years, according to a housing nee...

 

Weyerhaeuser employee strike enters second week

Weyerhaeuser employees across the West Coast are continuing a now-week-long strike that started Tuesday, Sept. 13. Strikers have gathered at the Lebanon location since that morning. Affiliated with th...

 

Boys post first soccer shutout in four years with 2-0 win over East Linn

With a 2-0 home win against East Linn Christian Academy on Sept. 13, the Sweet Home boys soccer team posted its first three-win season in four years, improving its record to 3-1. Head Coach Eric Stutz...

 

Missing players, girls fall to Marshfield in soccer

A 5-2 loss at Marshfield (3-2-1) on Sept. 13 put Sweet Home girls soccer at 1-2-1 on the young season entering league play. The Pirates held a 3-1 lead after one half of play, scoring in the second, eighth, and 39th minutes. Sweet Home got on the...

 

Miller leads Husky girls in first big cross-country competition

Sweet Home's cross-country teams got their first crack at the 5,000-meter distance Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Northwest Classic, held at Lane Community College, the site of the state cross-country mee...

 

Volleyball: Spikers sweep Gladstone

Sweet Home's volleyball team won its final non-league tune-up Tuesday, Sept. 13, beating the Gladiators 25-18, 25-11 and 25-15. The Huskies (4-2) opened its league season Tuesday, Sept. 20, at home...

 

Football: Following 1-TD loss to defending league champs, Huskies to host CG

Sweet Home kept pace with defending Class 4A Special District 3 champions Cascade, but ultimately fell 22-13 to the Cougars on the road to open their league season Friday, Sept. 16. The loss put the...

 

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