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Articles from the December 11, 2019 edition

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Council to look at fee increases

The Sweet Home City Council has approved a timeline for updating the city’s systems development charges, which are levied on new construction to pay for infrastructure needed to service new homes. Murraysmith, a public infrastructure engineering...

 

Warming shelter to open on next cold night

Sweet Home's warming shelter will be open as early as Sunday evening, Dec. 15, to provide a warm place to sleep during freezing weather this winter. Volunteers opened a warming shelter, hosted by Fir...

 

Theron Yochelson

Sept. 9, 1953 - Dec. 4, 2019 Theron Bernard Yochelson, 66, of Sweet Home, was taken home by his Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. He was born Sept. 9, 1953, in Van Nuys, Calif., to...

 

Donna Heilman

Jan. 5, 1936 – Dec. 2, 2019 Donna Joyce Heilman, 83, of Sweet Home died Dec. 2, 2019 in Lebanon. She was born Jan. 5, 1936 in Clatskanie to Raymond S. and Clara E. (Alsdorf) Downs, one of 13...

 

David Hyder

Nov. 9, 1952 – Nov. 28, 2019 David Glenn Hyder, 67, died Nov. 28, 2019 at Prestige Care in Milwaukie. He was born Nov. 9, 1952 to Glenn and Evelyn (Anthony) Hyder, and grew up on a farm in Lacomb....

 

Larry Kent

Sept. 5, 1950 – Dec. 2, 2019 Larry Max Kent, 69, of Sweet Home died Dec. 2, 2019. He was born Sept. 5, 1950 in Lebanon to Harold Max and Sheila Jean (Bailey) Kent. He grew up in Sweet Home, moving to Gates for a short time in his 20s, only to retur...

 

Resident marks 100th birthday with family, friends

Norma Reeser, a longtime Sweet Home resident, celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 4. On Sunday, Dec. 1, 70 friends and family members celebrated the milestone at Sweet Home New Life in Christ...

 

Couple celebrates 50 years since wedding in Holley Church

Richard and Patricia Cheek celebrated their golden anniversary on Thanksgiving day with their daughter and her family at Cowboy Dinner Tree in La Pine. The Cheeks were married Nov. 28, 1969 at Holley...

 

Wonderful time of the year in SH

If you weren’t out on the streets for the beginning of the Christmas holiday celebration in Sweet Home this past weekend, you missed out. It was exciting to see the turnout for various activities, starting with the tree lighting on Nov. 30, followe...

 

You're known by your friends

Editor: On Dec. 4, a witness at the hearing in Washington mentioned what our president should have said, “Russia, if you are listening - butt out...!” Like millions raised when I was, children were terrified when we had to practice crawling...

 

Cultural Trust donations pay

Editor: Those who donate to good causes at the end of each year should keep the Oregon Cultural Trust in mind. This program, the only one of its kind in the country, lets you double the impact of your donation at no extra cost. Here’s how the...

 

Elementary schools construction nears finish

Construction is nearly complete at Foster and Holley elementary schools, and Sweet Home Junior High will celebrate a sort of half-way point later this month, according to reports by school district staff Monday evening during the School Board’s...

 

Council to be short

The Sweet Home City Council was scheduled to meet Tuesday night, Dec. 10, but no activity was planned. The council initially intended to cancel the meeting, but the city charter requires the council to meet at least once a month. The council had...

 

Around Town Dec. 11, 2019

New ornament hunt on local trails The Willamette National Forest is hosting its second annual ornament hunt through Jan. 1. Organized by the Willamette Valley Visitors Association, the ornament hunt encourages local residents and travelers to...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 11, 2019

Dec. 9 2:30 a.m. - Airel Shanea Kaping, 26, cited by Linn County Sheriff’s Office on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of theft of lost property. Dec. 8 2:20 a.m. - Jamie Daniel Carpenter, 43, arrested for third-degree...

 

Trees for Scholarships auction nets record amount for SHAF (1 of 2)

A capacity crowd got serious Saturday at the 16th annual Trees for Scholarships auction, giving what organizer MarySue Reynolds said was the "very best year ever." "We grossed $43,500," Reynolds...

 

Wrestlers dominate at Lebanon, finish third at Cascade tourney

Sweet Home's wrestlers started their season at full stride last week, with dominating wins over Woodburn, McKay and Tigard Wednesday, Dec. 4, and a third-place finish in a field that include some of...

 

Huskies school Scio in 71-15 win to open boys basketball schedule

Sweet Home beat Scio 71-15 to open the boys basketball season Friday night on the road. The Huskies quickly dominated the game, leading 27-5 after the first quarter, 37-6 at halftime and 60-11 by the...

 

After slow start, Husky boys and girls finish second in swimming opener

The fact that the girls swim team got beat Friday, Dec. 6, by Blanchet Catholic in their season-opening meet may have been a little unusual for the Huskies. But considering some of the challenges...

 

Girls battle back from 17 points down to beat Scio in hoops opener

Down 17 points at halftime, Sweet Home's girls basketball team went to work in the second half of their season opener, dismantling host Scio's lead and securing a 54-49 win on the road Friday night....

 

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