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Articles from the December 19, 2018 edition

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Police chief vows to get help out to local homeless

Police Chief Jeff Lynn told an ad hoc committee on homelessness last week that he wanted move forward with an attempt to bring an adult services team to Sweet Home to begin pushing resources out to...

 

City Council OKs zoning changes for City Hall

The Sweet Home City Council adopted an ordinance Dec. 11, changing the zoning on a portion of the new City Hall property to highway commercial. A portion of the 6½-acre property, 3225 Hwy. 20, was zoned residential. Three small lots along Highway...

 

SHPD plans DUI patrols Dec. 21 - Jan.6

The Sweet Home Police Department will run extra patrols during the holiday season, looking for drunken drivers, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6. The enforcement effort is funded by one of three grants that will provide money for additional focused patrols in...

 

'Christmas Store' gives nearly 150 kids chance at gifts for others

The Evangelical Church fellowship hall was a busy place Saturday, Dec. 15, as young shoppers and their families converged for the 4th annual Kids Free Christmas Store. Founder and director Nancy...

 

Bobbie Bilyeu

Aug. 11, 1939 – Dec. 6, 2018 Bobbie Ray Bilyeu, 79, of Sweet Home died Dec. 6, 2018. He was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Peggs, Okla. to Ralph Benjamin and Flossie Fay (McCraw) Bilyeu.  His family moved t...

 

Clifford Hensley

Aug. 16, 1951 – Dec. 4, 2018 Clifford Hensley, 67, of Sweet Home died Dec. 4, 2018 in Junction City. He was born Aug, 16, 1951 in Warrensburg, Mo. He was a veteran, who served in and worked for the Army for 40 years. He retired from service in...

 

Matthew Hubler

April 2, 1976 – Dec. 11, 2018 Matthew Roland Hubler, 42, a former Cascadia resident, died Dec. 11, 2018. He was born April 2, 1976 in Lebanon, the son of Robert and Isabella (Buck) Hubler. He grew up in Cascadia and attended East Linn Christian...

 

Raymond Jordan

Jan. 4, 1942 – Dec. 16, 2018 Raymond Eugene Jordan, 76, of Sweet Home died Dec. 16, 2018. He was born Jan. 4, 1942 in Witter, Ark. to Virgie Hazel Jordan.  He grew up in Arkansas. Mr. Jordan...

 

Michael Miller

March 14, 1940 – Dec. 10, 2018 Michael Kent Miller, 78, of Sweet Home, died peacefully Dec. 10, 2018 at home with his wife in attendance. He was born March 14, 1940 in Lebanon to Joe and Elouise...

 

Christmas a chance to reflect on what's important

It’s really been a pleasant Christmas season for Sweet Home. The Capitol Christmas Tree experience was heart-warming for many, and we’ve heard a lot of comments to that effect from our readers – no exaggeration. This was a really big deal for...

 

So what does that poem say, anyway?

Editor: I’m old and not hooked up, so I wonder what Bridgette Harrington’s poem was, that she gained fame for in DC.  In case I’m not the only unelectronic reader, would you please print it for us? Thanks lots, Joan Scofield Sweet Home...

 

Kids Christmas a community effort

Editor: There is no way to express the gratitude and love for the community I have with all the support they shared for our fourth annual Kids Free Christmas Store we held on Dec. 15. We gave out 770 gifts, with 147 kid shoppers.   I have served on...

 

Ex-councilman now leading homeless survey effort

Scott McKee of Community Services Consortium is seeking volunteers to help count and gather information about the local homeless population during the last week of January. The U.S. Department of...

 

Around Town Dec. 19, 2018

Horse visits to help mental health Linn County Animal Rescue and Linn County Mental Health host regular visiting sessions with horses for the developmentally disabled and people suffering from PTSD. For more information on joining the sessions, or...

 

School Board OKs buying four buses

The Sweet Home School Board last week approved a request by staff to order four new 77-passenger buses for next school year. During its regular meeting on Dec. 10, the board approved the expenditure of $462,000 for the buses, which will replace four...

 

Sweet Home foresters among county Small Woodlands leaders

A new year brings new officers and committee assignments for the Linn County Small Woodlands Association directors. Lee Peterman of Scio is the group’s new president, taking over for outgoing President Bill Bowling. Tim Otis of Brownsville is the n...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 19, 2018

Dec. 14 3:46 a.m. - Andrew William Scott, 31, cited for speeding, 1900 block of Main. 5:56 a.m. - Chaylan Dale Tosta arrested on Lebanon warrant for contempt of court and probation violation and Linn...

 

New SHPD officer finds himself in familiar territory

After starting work at Sweet Home Police Department on Nov. 15, Ethan Rowe is doing what he's always wanted to do. Sweet Home Police Department has hired two new officers, said Police Chief Jeff...

 

Circuit Court roundup: settlement in Nightingale lawsuit

A lawsuit over the wrongful death of truck driver Neil Nightingale was dismissed Oct. 15 following a settlement out of court among the parties. The case had been scheduled to go to trial beginning Dec. 31. Nightingale died from injuries sustained in...

 

Scholarship tree auction organizers expect to clear $30,000

The Trees for Scholarships auction and dinner, held Dec. 8 at Sweet Home High School, grossed $36,634 for the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation, which has created a endowment that funds scholarships for Sw...

 

Letters to Santa and Christmas Reflections

Editor’s Note: We present our annual listing of the Christmas wishes of local second-graders. Those who didn’t feel led to write to Santa were given the option of telling what Christmas meant to them. Letters are reproduced as nearly exactly as w...

 

Girls beat Scio in first win of season, fall to Tillamook

The Huskies picked up their first win of the year 43-33 at home against Scio Dec. 11 in girls basketball. "They were really excited," said Coach Michelle Knight. "It was a fun win. It was fun because...

 

Girls win all swim events at Philomath

Sweet Home’s girls won all nine events at the Rhonda Relays held at Philomath Dec. 13. With deep and experienced defending state champion Newport in the line-up for the boys, the Huskies did not come away with any wins on the boys side, but they...

 

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