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Articles from the January 24, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Swanson    News    January 24, 2018

Big 2018 Christmas for Sweet Home

Local officials last week celebrated the decision to have Sweet Home Ranger District provide this year's United States Capitol Christmas Tree as a "great opportunity" for the community to promote...

 

Board gives thumbs-up to SHJH plans

The School Board approved a schematic design for the proposed remodel of Sweet Home Junior High during a special meeting Monday evening, but board members were concerned about the placement of two...

 

Historic sign points the way to Police Department, thanks to alert staffer

Visitors to Sweet Home Police Department have had no trouble finding their way, thanks to a blast from the past – the sign that used to perform the same function in City Hall. But that hasn't...

 

After rejections, landowner gets answer to property dilemma

A simple property line adjustment will solve a dilemma for a Sweet Home property owner who has been trying to win permission from the city to build a new carport for more than a year. The city's...

 

Ruth Keene

June 1, 1928 – Jan. 19, 2018 Ruth Naydean Keene, 89, of Sweet Home (formerly of Toledo), died Jan. 19, 2018 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born June 1, 1928 in Sapulpa, Okla. to Gipson Dale and Lola Mae (Casey) Whisenhunt.  She...

 

Joyce McKay

April 9, 1941 – Jan. 20, 2018 Joyce Earleen McKay, 76, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 20. 2018. She was born April 9, 1941 in Wright City, Okla., to LeRoy and Mae (Mullins) Rowe.  Her family moved to...

 

Margie Cleem

July 28, 1934 - Jan. 18, 2018 Constance Margie Cleem, 83, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. She was born July 28, 1934 in Decatur, Texas to Felix Valentine and Margie Viola (Royal) Wi...

 

Steven M. Patee

Dec. 11, 1961 - Jan. 16, 2018 Steven M. Patee, 56, of Sweet Home passed away Jan. 16, 2018. He was born Dec. 11, 1961 in Coos Bay to Floyd Dean and Cathern Thomas (Toups) Patee. He grew up in Coos Bay. He made his final home in Sweet Home in 2007....

 

Sweet Home High School Fall Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Sweet Home High School honor roll for the Fall Trimester. Students on the honor roll are required to have a minimum of four letter-graded classes that do not include a D, F, I, N or G. Citizenship grades must...

 

We've been handed a card; can we play it?

The announcement last week that our national forest will produce the nation’s Capitol Christmas Tree (along with 70 others that will be distributed throughout the capital) might first seem like simply a bunch of fun hoopla. But it’s also an...

 

Landlord has point on water bills

Editor: It isn’t often that I take sides in disputes, but Bruce Hobbs has good reason to express his concerns regarding water bills for renters (“Homeowners object to being stuck with renters’ delinquent bill” Jan. 17). The power company,...

 

City rules need to be based on sense

Editor: For the past two decades I have often helped a couple of landlords clean and repair after renters have left. It’s bad enough that some renters haven’t paid their rent for a month or two, to the point of court eviction, so the landlord...

 

Upgraded defenses, backing off on provocations can avoid a needless war in North Korea

“To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” —Sun Tzu The recent bogus Hawaiian nuclear alert puts the smoldering crisis with North Korea in perspective. Although most experts believe it will be a year before North Korea’s...

 

Around Town Jan. 24, 2018

Chamber to host mixer Friday Business After Hours, a business networking event, will be open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26 at the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce, 1575 Main St. The Gillott Home Team, Keller Williams...

 

Public Safety Jan. 24, 2018

Jan. 22 12:47 a.m. - Macayla Marie Jimenez, 21, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on two original charges of third-degree theft and one count of failure to appear on original charge of theft by receiving, Oregon State University....

 

Police, fire calls increase slightly in 2017, but don't break any records

Sweet Home police and fire services both saw an uptick in call loads in 2017, with a spike in fire calls; but both remained lower than their recently set records. The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District handled 2,761 calls in 2017, up from 2,601...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 24, 2018

Three civil lawsuits, spawned by 2016 truck crash, move toward trial

A lawsuit filed by the wife of a log truck driver killed two years ago in a collision with another truck is slowly working its way toward a scheduled trial date later this year. A motion to amend the civil complaint by Tamera Lea Nightingale against...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 24, 2018

Corps officials: SH-area lakes won't get work done at Detroit

Project managers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers briefed Linn County Commissioners last week on the Willamette Valley Project, a system of 13 dams and reservoirs in the Willamette River basin. Erik Petersen, Willamette Valley Operations...

 

Wrestlers leave Reser's with two placers, eyes on regional

It’s time for Sweet Home’s wrestlers to focus on the regional tournament. Winding up a brutal schedule that ended Saturday with Reser’s Tournament of Champions at Liberty High School, the Huskies need to recover, Thorpe said. “We’re not...

 

Sprint meet gives swimmers taste of what to expect at district championships

With the district swimming championships two weeks away, Sweet Home’s swimmers got a chance to gauge the competition at the Albany Sprint Swim Meet Saturday, Jan. 20. The non-scoring meet included all of the 11 teams in 4A/3A/2A/1A-SD3 Special Dist...

 

Cagers beat Elmira, mark their first league victory

Sweet Home's boys beat Elmira 59-51 at home Friday after falling 54-38 at Sisters on Jan. 16 in high school boys varsity basketball. "Big win," said Assistant Coach Ryan Graville. "We shot the ball...

 

SH girls lose to Elmira and Sisters; face league leaders this week

The Huskies lost to Elmira 71-30 at home Friday and Sisters 44-20 on the road Jan. 13 in girls varsity basketball. With the losses they are 0-3 in league. Cottage Grove, 3-0 and ranked 20th in the...

 

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