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Articles from the October 16, 2019 edition

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Local high-schooler already owns world record, titles

Relatively massive horsepower, lightweight vehicles, four G's for 300 feet and zero to 60 in less than a second is what it's all about for Sweet Home High School senior Jonny Maas. Performing under...

 

Police investigating after body found near 24th Avenue

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to a department statement, officers responded about 9:20 a.m. On Oct. 16 to the area of the 1400... Full story

 

Councilors urged to pass exclusion law

Members of the public last week urged the City Council to move forward with a plan to create a downtown exclusion zone, an “enhanced law enforcement area,” aimed at keeping repeat lawbreakers out of the area. The City Council continued its...

 

Drivers and cops remind drivers that red lights on buses mean 'stop'

Leslie Jones and Dick Hamlin wore T-shirts last week to deliver a message to drivers in the Sweet Home area: when a bus' red lights are flashing, that means stop. They and their colleagues in the Bus...

 

Janice Barthel

Nov. 18, 1939 – Oct. 5, 2019 Janice Ann Barthel, 79, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 5, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 18, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Donald and Beryl (Pyle) Schoneiger....

 

Ruby Baxter

Dec. 7, 1935 – Oct. 2, 2019 Ruby Baxter, 83, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 2, 2019. She was born Dec. 7, 1935, Pearl Harbor Day, in Salem to Tom and Minnie Baxter, the third of nine children. She married Jess McCollum on Oct. 15, 1951. They had three...

 

Harold Westbrook

Nov. 27, 1938 – Oct. 2, 2019 Harold (Punk) Westbrook, 80, of Sweet Home died Oct. 2, 2019. He was born Nov. 27, 1938 in Eugene to Walter and Martha (Archerd) Westbrook. He served in the United State...

 

SH gets nearly quarter million in park upgrade dollars

The City of Sweet Home has received $242,000 in grant funds from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to help pay for the Lower Sankey Park Phase II project. City officials held a...

 

Exclusion idea has pluses, but it's tricky

We don’t entirely disagree with people who say downtown should be off-limits to people who make public nuisances of themselves there. It’s tricky, though, as has become evident, to figure out how to do it. We’re leery of cutting off citizen acc...

 

Words, labels and opinions can be applied in scattergun fashion

By Bob Dalton If you, by chance, have been reading the newspapers lately or have attended one or more of the Sweet Home City Council meetings, you have come across a variety of words, labels and opinions in regard to the proposed Exclusionary...

 

In U.S., civility has overcome political disagreements and should again

By Dr. Earl H. Tilford When President Donald Trump visited Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 10, Mayor Jacob Frey stated, “While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in...

 

Around Town Oct. 16, 2019

Economize on trips and win prizes Local residents can win prizes by finding ways to economize on their travel in the Get There Challenge for the Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, which runs through Oct. 21. Participants are encouraged to get...

 

Public Safety Log Oct. 16, 2019

Oct. 14 6:36 a.m. - Brandon Shayne McCullough, 22, cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to provide proof of insurance, 13th and Long. Improperly displayed registration tags seized. Oct. 13 12:51 a.m. - Ashley Kay Miles, 30,...

 

Sweet Home rider, injured in motocross crash, moves to rehab hospital

A Sweet Home motocross rider, who was injured in a crash three weeks ago, has moved to a hospital in Colorado, where he is hoping to regain use of his legs. Nick Rietz broke his back, partially...

 

Police: Local wave of counterfeit bills reminder to be careful

Sweet Home police are warning the public to be careful when receiving $10, $20 and $100 bills. Police have taken several complaints recently from businesses that have received counterfeit bills. At th...

 

New detective brings lifetime of local experience to position

In an attempt to solve more crimes and decrease the burden on its patrol officers, Sweet Home Police Department has filled its second detective position with an officer who grew up in the community....

 

Jacobs makes pitch to council to continue running city treatment plants

Representatives of Jacobs Engineering last week outlined to the City Council the advantages of continuing to contract with the firm to operate the city’s wastewater and water treatment plants, while apologizing for deficiencies identified at the...

 

Councilors learn that nearly all of Corvallis livability law is already on books in SH

City Council members were told Tuesday, Oct. 8, that nearly every regulation included in a 2015 Corvallis “livability” ordinance is already duplicated by Sweet Home ordinances, building codes or state law. Council members have been discussing...

 

District: Summer school paid off for students with faster start in fall

Eighty-one Sweet Home elementary students and seven teachers got an early look at the School District’s new language arts curriculum as part of the district’s new summer school program this year and district officials hope resulting student...

 

Boys lose to Philomath 12-0 in soccer

The Huskies lost 12-0 at Philomath in boys soccer Oct. 8. “It wasn’t a very good game,” said Coach Eric Stutzer. “We came out again and were just really lethargic. One of the things we’re working on a lot right now is mindset.” The goal...

 

Husky XC runners clock some big PRs in Salem

Sweet Home’s cross-country runners posted more PR’s Saturday, Oct. 12, in a more low-key Celtic Invitational meet after three straight large-field competitions. The meet, hosted by McKay at Keizer Rapids Park, was made up of just eight teams, of...

 

Philomath downs depleted Sweet Home 9-0 in girls soccer

Sweet Home lost 9-0 at home in girls soccer against Philomath on Oct. 8. Coach Ramiro Santana said he was down five starters for various reasons going into the game. They included Chloe Fairchild,...

 

Volleyball: As face-off with Sisters approaches, Huskies take care of business

Sweet Home retained its No. 2 state volleyball ranking last week with a 3-0 win over Stayton Wednesday, Oct. 9, after beating Philomath in four games the previous Monday. "It was pretty routine,"...

 

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