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SH student test scores improve

More Sweet Home students met or exceeded testing standards in the 2017-18 school year than the previous school year, according to results from state testing data released last week. Sweet Home’s biggest gains overall were in language arts, with...

 

Teen arrested after allegedly stabbing father

A Sweet Home teen was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 25, after allegedly stabbing his father during an altercation, according to the Sweet Home Police Department. According to a department statement, SHPD received a report of a possible stabbing at...

 

Two businesses initial city CEIP grant recipients

The City of Sweet Home is funding two projects through its Commercial Exterior Improvement Program. The CEIP review committee approved $10,000 for Thomas Baham, who is upgrading the Rio Theater, 1439...

 

Learning program returns, this time to Oak Heights

Students struggling in school will have more opportunities to get help this year as the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam has partnered with the Sweet Home School District and Lebanon School District to implement a 21st Century Community Le...

 

Ralph Loren Emmert

Aug. 19, 1936 - Sept. 23, 2018 Ralph Loren Emmert, 82, of Sweet Home, a father and grandfather figure to countless people, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at around 2:30 p.m. Loren...

 

Lonnie Dysinger

Nov. 22, 1943 – Sept. 22, 2018 Lonnie Lee Dysinger, 74, of Sweet Home died Sept. 22, 2018 at the Lebanon Veteran's Home. He was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Portland to Blaine and Neita (Jeffs) Dysinger....

 

Tree skirts on display Wednesday at SHHS

Tree skirts made by crafters from the local area, as well as from elsewhere in Oregon for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, will be on display for public viewing from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Sweet Home High School cafeteria,...

 

Veterinary asst. showed kindness

Editor: We are compelled by a strong sense of justice to make everyone aware of the way we are wronged, either personally or by someone providing a service; doing so by whatever means. What if our sense of appreciation were as strong when we were...

 

Medical science shows pot's danger

Editor: The July/August issue of The Reader’s Digest has a very current article on the impact of marijuana use in teenagers. There is a medical case against marijuana use by teenagers. Many teenagers, when asked directly if marijuana is dangerous,...

 

Officials: Test scores show academic growth

Sweet Home Schools Supt. Tom Yahraes and Rachel Stucky, director of teaching and learning, say last year’s testing data shows academic growth among Sweet Home’s students. More data will be available Oct. 11 when the state releases district...

 

Around Town Sept. 26, 2018

Learn to pitch business ideas RAIN (Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network) will host a Speed Pitch Workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Santiam Travel Station, 750 S. 3rd St., Lebanon. This will be “a fun, energetic eve...

 

Public Safety Sept. 26, 2018

Sept. 23 12:12 a.m. - Caller reported a male with a restraining order was at location, 1300 block of 47th. Report taken for restraining order violation. 8:31 a.m. - Caller reported finding four dogs on his property, 40900 block of Valley View. He...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 26, 2018

After eight decades, Coulter family still close – and competitive

Donna Shortreed pulls out a spiral-bound cookbook from her kitchen. "Would you like to see what we looked like when Mama and Pop were alive?" she asks. On the cover is a black and white photo of her...

 

K9 Jamboree turns out to be a lot of fun – especially for dogs

Dogs had their day Saturday, Sept. 22, at the inaugural Cascade K9 Jamboree, which focused on participants' incredible senses of smell and voracious appetites in a wide variety of activities. The...

 

Huskies football against the Outlaws

Sweet Home set the tone on the first drive of the game scoring in four quick plays Friday night and that began 48 minutes of football domination that ended with the Huskies walking away with a 58-3...

 

Girls tie Cascade in soccer, fall to Outlaws' last-minute goal

Sweet Home tied Cascade 0-0 at home Sept. 18 in girls soccer before losing a game in the last seconds 1-0 at Sisters Thursday. "This was actually one of our best games," said Coach Ramiro Santana...

 

Husky spikers stay undefeated in league with wins over Sisters, Cascade

Sweet Home's volleyball team stayed unbeaten in league play last week, though the Huskies did lose some tournament matches that didn't count as much. They demolished Stayton at home in three games...

 

Four harriers medal in 'fun' Seaside meet

The Three-Course Challenge at Camp Rilea, north of Seaside, is not a place to set records, but Sweet Home Coach Kambria Schumacher said she saw some good things from her runners on the sand hills and...

 

Huskies lose to Sisters, Cascade, but draw praise from coach

The Huskies lost 4-1 to Sisters at home in boys soccer Thursday evening and to Cascade 5-0 on the road Sept. 18. "Well-played game," Coach Eric Stutzer said of the Sisters game. "I think it was the...

 

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