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Articles from the November 28, 2018 edition

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Foster remodel plans finished; Holley next

Plans for the remodel of Foster Elementary School are complete, and gLAs Architects, the Eugene firm that is designing improvements for a number of schools in the district, is working on drawings for...

 

SHFAD's final new vehicles hit the roads in Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has taken delivery of the final two vehicles planned as bond purchases: a new brush rig for the battalion chiefs and a new four-wheel-drive ambulance. They...

 

City: Water leak detection, repairs to save big bucks

The City of Sweet Home estimates that up to half of the water it produces is leaking out of the system. Under a contract with the city, American Leak Detection is locating and compiling a list of leak...

 

Ex-teacher brings 'inside' perspective to School Board

Toni Petersen is bringing an inside look to Sweet Home School District as she takes her seat on the School Board. Petersen retired from the district in 2016 after 18 years as a special education...

 

James Morehead

Oct. 8, 1936 – Nov. 20, 2018 James Dee Morehead, 82, of Sweet Home died Nov. 20, 2018 at his home. He was born Oct. 8, 1936 in La Grande to Herbert Martin and Margaret Anne (Wimmer) Morehead. He...

 

Lots of folks gittin' 'r' done around Sweet Home

There’s been a lot of gittin’ ‘r’ done in the air around Sweet Home recently. We’ve seen remarkable performances from the Capitol Christmas Tree organizers, local enterpreneurs who have taken local business enterprise to new heights, and...

 

Public Safety Log

Nov. 25 5:47 a.m. - Christopher Thomas Meredith, 31, arrested on Sweet Home warrants for failure to appear on original charge of first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree theft and second-degree disorderly conduct and Linn County warrant for...

 

Around Town Nov. 28, 2018

SHHS play set for Thursday, Friday Sweet Home High School will present the play “Shuddersome: Tales of Poe,” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, Thursday and Friday in the auditorium, 1641 Long St. The cost is $2 for students, $4 for adults and...

 

When there's a need, Dave and Linda Holley step up to meet it

In their retirement, Dave and Linda Holley stay busy in relatively unconventional ways, this past weekend running gift cards to Northern California for the victims of a wildfire that killed at least 8...

 

Parrish named MVP for boys soccer team after tough season

Austin Parrish was named the Most Valuable Player for the high school soccer team during the team’s annual awards banquet held Nov. 15. He also received the Beckham Award (named after English soccer...

 

Huskies name Jake Swanson football's Most Valuable Player

Jake Swanson was named Most Valuable Player for the Sweet Home football team at its awards dinner Tuesday, Nov. 20. Although Swanson was named the overall MVP, it was clear that fellow senior Nathan V...

 

New girls basketball coach Knight brings lots of experience in Sweet Home, sports

Sweet Home’s new high school girls basketball coach will focus on fundamentals and building a youth program to help bolster the high school level. Michelle Knight, who has been involved in the...

 

Alumni round-up: Former Huskies making their marks at next level

Ally Tow (2018) finished her freshman volleyball season at Linn-Benton Community College, being named Offensive Player of the Week for the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Southern Region in the sixth week. LBCC won the Southern Region title with a...

 

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