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Articles from the November 20, 2019 edition

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City expulsion ordinance gets council vote

The Sweet Home City Council held the first reading of its downtown expulsion ordinance last week. During its regular meeting on Nov. 12 the council voted 5-1 to move the proposed “Enhanced Law Enforcement Area” to a first reading. The council...

 

Country Lane case goes to state Supreme Court

Country Lane residents will get another day in court – the Oregon State Supreme Court – in their dispute with Albany and Eastern Railroad over an easement to cross A&E's tracks without paying the...

 

Jacobs weighing city's demands for water, sewer plants' futures

A Jacobs Engineering representative called Sweet Home's demands "a little extensive" but thanked the city for an opportunity to respond to the city's offer to allow Jacobs to continue operating the...

 

Over protests, planners OK two towers

The Sweet Home Planning Commission Monday evening unanimously approved conditional use permits that will allow the construction of two communications poles, one by Verizon Wireless to improve its service in town and one to communicate with the Falls...

 

Rex Ross

June 14, 1955 – Nov. 17, 2019 Rex John Ross, 64, of Sweet Home died Nov. 17, 2019. He was born June 14, 1955 in Eureka, Calif. to Harold Leonard and Dorothy Eleen (Curtis) Ross. Mr. Ross served in the United States Navy from 1972 to 1975. He...

 

New Charter School principal's aim is to inspire kids to learn

Sweet Home Charter School's new principal aims to inspire students to learn. Jeff Tompkins says he learned how important that was early in his career while teaching rural north Alaskan children....

 

'Citizen journalist' jury verdict could impact all of us – negatively

For those not on the extremes of the abortion issue, last week’s jury verdict finding two “citizen journalists” liable for $2.3 million in damages to Planned Parenthood may not have have created too much of a ripple. But for those who care...

 

Diapers could hold answers for Oregon

Editor: After only five years of development an Israeli company, UBQ Materials (stands for “ubiquitous”) has patented a process that breaks down regular household waste such as dirty diapers, food scraps, garden trimmings, all plastics, paper...

 

Upgrades for Junior High, other schools on home stretch

Sweet Home School District has spent about three-fourths of the $8 million raised by the $4 million bond approved by voters in 2017 and a state matching grant to upgrade Sweet Home Junior High, school...

 

Around Town Nov. 20, 2019

City leaf pickup through Dec. 13 The City of Sweet Home is now collecting leaves from residents. The program will continue through Friday, Dec. 13. The city asks that residents put loose leaves in piles on the street, away from parked cars and a...

 

Dog calls up slightly this year, but complaints about barking down substantially

Sweet Home police appear to be about as busy as ever with dog-related calls, after five years of handling most of the city's canine problems, but the number of complaints about barking dogs has...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 20, 2019

Nov. 17 12:05 a.m. - Kyle Parker Schilling, 18, cited for minor in possession of alcohol, failure to maintain lane and improper display of stickers, 4300 block of Long. 12:30 a.m. - Tyler John Swanson, 21, cited for speeding, 49th and Main. 1:38...

 

Two arrested in separate cases accused of eluding police

Sweet Home police recovered a pickup truck reported stolen out of Salem and arrested two persons last week for attempting to elude after brief pursuits. In the first case, on Nov. 12, police took Roch...

 

Megan Hager signs letter of intent to swim for Colorado State

Megan Hager signed a letter of intent Friday, Nov. 15, to swim for Colorado State University. "I really liked it there," said Hager, who visited the school in Ft. Collins in September. She will begin...

 

Moira Curtis, Maddie Harris named Husky girls soccer MVPs

Maddie Harris and Moira Curtis were named co-Most Valuable Players for the girls soccer team at its awards banquet Wednesday, Nov. 13. Harris, a sophomore forward, and Curtis, a senior who spent most...

 

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