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Articles from the November 18, 2020 edition

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Teacher takes classroom outside via video

On a brisk autumn morning, as fog clung to the hillsides, Natural Resources Instructor Blake Manley drove out to Holley, heading to a property on Crawfordsville Drive. Brian Murray, a pre-sale...


Governor's new orders to result in local shutdowns

Local businesses and organizations are adjusting to new requirements set down by Gov. Kate Brown Friday, Nov. 13 who announced a "freeze" in social activity due to concerns about surging coronavirus...


Parent to board: School 'is not working' for kids

Last week’s Sweet Home School Board meeting opened emotionally as a desperate parent, Jenna Northern, told attendees “what we’re doing now is not working.” Board members Jason Redick, Mike Reynolds, Debra Brown, Dale Keene, Joe Kennedy and...


Little Promises opens doors after drilling new well, negotiating COVID

When Little Promises Children's Program closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no way Nelia Taraski, director of the preschool, could have known how many barriers would stand in the way...


Homan Hamedanizadeh

Sept. 7, 1979 - Nov. 12, 2020 Homan Hamedanizadeh, 41, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. He was born in Shiraz, Iran, to Hooshmand and Parvin (Zarghani) Hamedanizadeh. Homan came to Oregon in 1984... Full story


Leopoldo Garcia

Dec. 26, 1944 – Nov. 6, 2020 Leopoldo “Polo” Lichtenberger Garcia, 75, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 6, 2020 after a long, painful battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 26, 1944 in San Diego, Texas,... Full story


Linda Stevens

Sept. 27, 1955 – Nov. 8, 2020 Linda Kathleen Stevens, 65, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 8, 2020. She was born Sept. 27, 1955 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to Robert W. and Violet M. (Koelling)... Full story


William Webb

Aug. 1, 1956 – Nov. 13, 2020 William Webb, 64, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 13, 2020. He was born Aug. 1, 1956 in Monterey County, Calif., to Frank M. Webb III and Carol (Davenport) Webb. He was named... Full story


Elks' remodeled facility needs more usage, lodge leader says

Sweet Home Elks have spent the last decade remodeling their facility, but now that they have it about finished, they find themselves in a bit of a jam. "It's the whole COVID thing," said Randy...


Coronavirus crunch time has arrived

Back in the days when we had didn’t have to do a risk assessment to hold or attend a fund-raiser auction, dinner, youth sports event, etc., we often had chances to win free services and stuff provided by local merchants in support of local...


COVID-19: up close and personal

Guest Commentary After I came down with a dry cough, headache, kidney stone-like chest pain and a sore throat that began Sept. 30, I decided to stay home from work. My wife, Tiffany, had similar more intense symptoms, and our 12-year-old boy, Jim,...


Councilors approve plan to refinance debts, save city money

Sweet Home City Council is looking to refinance some of its debts to take advantage of unusually low interest rates. Councilors Lisa Gourley, Greg Mahler, Diane Gerson, Dave Trask, Susan Coleman, and... Full story


Around Town Nov. 18, 2020

Nov. 18 deadline for Gemma hunt Registration for the Sweet Home Police Department’s annual Cascade K9 Jamboree will continue through Nov. 18. This year, instead of a live festival with a wide variety of canine-oriented events, the event is a photo...


Holiday lineup mixture of live, virtual and drive-thru events

- Community Kindness Event Deadlines: The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and Sweet Home Police Department are accepting applications to their Christmas for Kids Sharing Tree toy programs and Shop with a Cop; and Sweet Home Emergency...


Public Safety Log Nov. 18, 2020

Nov. 6 3:32 a.m. – Caller reported a male looking into vehicles at O&M Tires, 4420 Main. Officer responded, checked area, everything appears secured. 10:07 a.m. – Caller reported friend’s roommate is throwing her items outside into mud...


Huskies' Bailee Hartsook signs letter of intent to Western Oregon

Though her senior volleyball season has been, at the very least, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and has been full of questions, Sweet Home senior Bailey Hartsook got one answer last week when...


Young Huskies drop 2 friendlies

Sweet Home's boys soccer team hosted Western Christian and Blanchet Catholic last week in friendly style soccer matches at Husky Field. The Huskies lost 6-0 Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Western Christian,...


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