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Articles from the September 27, 2017 edition

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Learning ins and outs of salmon

Some 450 sixth-grade students from Lebanon and Sweet Home are spending time at Northside Park this month learning about salmon and their habitat. “This is one of 10 field trips,” said Angela Clegg...

 

Two arrested in kidnapping incident

Sweet Home police are investigating a kidnapping that occurred Monday, Oct. 2, according to a news release. Sabrina Majors, 34, was charged with first-degree kidnapping and hindering prosecution in co...

 

Husky boys playing tough but still looking for Sky-Em soccer win

Sweet Home’s boys are still looking for a soccer win in league after holding off Junction City with a last-minute goal in a 1-1 tie Sept. 19 and falling to Sisters 2-0 Thursday at home. “I was... Full story

 

Husky spikers sweep JC, Cascade, lose narrowly to Sisters

Sweet Home’s volleyball team came away with a blow-out sweep at Junction City last week, then an oh-so-close 3-2 loss to Sisters, also on the road. The Huskies also swept then-No. 6 Cascade in the quarterfinals of the Sisters Tournament Saturday...

 

Cross-country runners do ‘really well’ at Camp Rilea meet

Two Sweet Home runners placed Saturday at the Three Course Challenge cross-country meet at Camp Rilea, north of Seaside, one of the largest meets of the season for the Huskies. The course is... Full story

 

Husky girls having challenges putting soccer balls into nets

Still trying to turn their shots into goals, Sweet Home lost 4-1 to Junction City Sept. 19 and 1-0 to Sisters Thursday, both on the road, in girls soccer. They’re not having any trouble coming up with shots, said Coach Ramiro Santana of his team, b... Full story

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    September 27, 2017

County commissioners OK phone system upgrade for Sheriff’s Office

The Linn County Board of Commissioners approved a contract to update the Linn County Sheriff’s Office phone system at their Sept. 19 meeting. LCSO budgeted $200,000 for the 2016-17 fiscal year to update their “1984-era Toshiba phone system to a...

 

Huskies roll over Sisters; taking 4-0 record to unbeaten CG Friday

For The New Era Hayden McDonald and Austin James combined for nearly 300 rushing yards and led Sweet Home to a 28-8 win over Sisters in their opening game of Sky-Em play Friday night, Sept. 22....

 

Despite family tragedy, mill owners played large role in community

In last month’s column I wrote about time’s alteration of a one-mile stretch of Highway 228 running west from the Crawfordsville Bridge and taking in a popular swimming hole sometimes called locally “the Crawfordsville Dam.” Many can associat...

 

Local retiree, horse lover, loves poems from the range

Jim Crotts might seem an unlikely prospect to lead a gathering of poets. He’s retired from the Information Technology department at Linn-Benton Community College and he’s big into horses. Just lik... Full story

 

Public Safety Sept. 27, 2017

Sept. 24 8:29 a.m. - Caller reported a loose dog, 28000 block of Pleasant Valley. 11:12 a.m. - Caller reported that a male who had been trespassed from the location was seen harassing her birds during the morning, 4610 Main St. Officer unable to...

 

Library class to give students look into how things work

Elementary students in Sweet Home will get a hands-on chance to learn how stuff works all year long starting Oct. 4 at the Sweet Home Public Library. “It’ll be the first Wednesday of every month,” said Library Director Rose Peda. “The...

 
 By Paris Achen    News    September 27, 2017

New distracted driving law to take effect Oct.1

Portland Tribune Capital Bureau A new distracted driving law expands an existing ban on using cellphones while driving to all electronic mobile devices and stiffens fines and penalties, effective Oct. 1. The law is aimed at improving safety... Full story

 

Around Town Sept. 27, 2017

‘Life Stories’ class starts Sept. 27 Linn-Benton Community College is offering the class "Life Stories,” in which students can preserve their family stories. Recall and recount family history in your own narrative style with enhancement of...

 

Letter: Medical test result comes too late

Editor: I seek opinions because I want to learn something. 25 years ago, a family illness brought about years of medical study by me because it caused a very avoidable death. At the time, my children were 8, 9 and 11. I discovered a likelihood of an... Full story

 

Editorial: Library provides quiet center of learning in world of information overload

Sweet Home’s library celebrated its 75th anniversary last week, which makes it one of the oldest institutions in our community. Other than a few churches and the city itself, there’s not a lot here dating back that far. Which should tell us... Full story

 

LBCC’s 50th year celebration Friday

Linn-Benton Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Deluxe Brewery, 635 NW Water Ave., Albany. Open to friends and family of LBCC, the celebration will feature live music, a no-host bar and food truck,...

 

Sweet Home P.E.O. Chapter DD presents college scholarships to six local women

Sweet Home P.E.O. Chapter DD honored six young women who qualified for scholarships through the Philanthropic Educational Organization at a “Back to School”-themed tea held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at... Full story

 

Sweet progression for new district student services director from Pleasant Hill

Thad Holub left a lengthy career in Pleasant Hill to take a position in Sweet Home as student services director this year. “We’re excited about having his level of expertise and his background in... Full story

 

Bill ‘Mac’ McIntyre

Aug. 14, 1948 - Sept. 18, 2017 William Hugh McIntyre, 69, passed away Sept. 18, 2017, after a long hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 14, 1948 in Lebanon to Clair and Bonnie McIntyre.... Full story

 

Death notice

Pauline May Niswander, 68, of Sweet Home died Sept. 19, 2017. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com... Full story

 

Bessie Pitts

June 7, 1939 – Sept. 20, 2017 Bessie June Pitts, 78, of Foster died Sept. 20, 2017. She was born June 7, 1939 in Harper, Texas to Robert Hill and Bertie (Beck) Morris. She lived in Wright City, Okla.during her childhood years. She also lived...

 

Brenda Johnson

Sept. 17, 1946 – Sept. 19, 2017 Brenda Kay Johnson, 71, of Sweet Home died Sept. 19, 2017. She was born Sept. 17, 1946 in Harlem, Mont. to Walter and Dorothy (Wolfe) Mord. She was raised and...

 

Library celebration marks 75 years of serving Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Public Library has “come a long way,” as State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen described it during a 75th anniversary open house celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 19. “I’m a...

 

City Hall not moving fast, thanks to mounting costs

The City of Sweet Home is in a holding pattern on its new City Hall building while it seeks funding to remodel the building. Scott Edwards Architecture of Portland completed conceptual plans for the new building during the spring. City Manager Ray... Full story

 

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