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Articles from the December 30, 2015 edition

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Swimmers win at Stayton meet

Sweet Home won the girls competition at the Stayton Invitational swim meet Dec. 23, and the boys tied for first with Salem Academy. Though the Huskies were missing some top swimmers, particularly on the girls side, they still had enough to do the...


Museum's quilt collection tells stories from history

On a chilled night, when rain mutters across the roof and grumbles down the gutters and a fog-bound wind plucks at the windows and doors, comes a realization: The best place to be is in bed, curled snug and warm beneath one of Grandma’s quilts. At... Full story


Hour of Code

David Skeen and his mother Michelle Keene want to make sure no one else from Sweet Home has to start college with the same disadvantage Skeen did, so students at Holley Elementary School spent early this month joining the international Hour of Code.... Full story


Sweet Home man joins lousy semi-famous band

Jonathan Pelcher of Sweet Home is one of the newest members of a Grammy-nominated punk act – Green Jellÿ – but in reality, he’s one of many. The band originally had the name Green Jellö, but Kraft Foods, manufacturer of... Full story


Reynolds, Burnett retire from LBCC

Thursday, Dec. 31, will be the final day of school for Mary Sue Reynolds and Alice Burnett. They’re retiring from Linn-Benton Community College, where they’ve been the institution’s face in Sweet Home for decades – Burnett since 1995 and... Full story


Samaritan system names three new chief officers

The former CEO of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Becky Pape, is now the new CEO of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, the company announced last week. Pape was one of three Samaritan Health Services leaders promoted to the...


Bonnie Reves

July 4, 1936 – Dec. 18, 2015 Bonnie Jean Reves, 79, of Sweet Home died Dec. 18, 2015. She was born July 4, 1936 in Waterloo to Charles and Nellie P. (Kinion) Reed. She attended school in Holley and Sweet Home. She married Dale Eugene Reves...


Jason Sarter

Nov. 9, 1994-Dec. 26, 2015 Jason Edward Jerry Sarter, 21, of Albany and formerly of Sweet Home died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in an automobile accident between Lebanon and Albany. Mr. Sarter was born on Nov. 9, 1994 in Lebanon the son of Paul and...


Board needs to not look this gift horse in the mouth

So here’s a refresher on economics for those who’ve studied it, or a primer for those who haven’t. Charging lower prices does not stifle competition. It is a result of competition. It is good for the consumer and good for the economy. It’s...


More to warming than we know

Editor: Global warming is a scam perpetrated on the U.S. public by the Democratic Party (the president) for political and monetary reasons (former Veep). The earth is like a living breathing animal (in its own way), following the laws of nature. You... Full story


Public safety Dec. 16 - Dec. 27

Dec. 27 9:33 a.m. - Caller reported that a customer got angry, caused a scene and kicked the door on the way out, 621 Main St., Thriftway. Caller requested the subject be officially trespassed. Officer checked several locations for the individual,...

 By Audrey Gomez    News    December 30, 2015

Mother and daughter conspire to get crafty with ostrich egg

Does stealing with the intent to craft land you on the naughty list? That was a risk Martha Hampton and her daughter Jessica Morrell were willing to take as they crafted a special gift for Jessica’s husband, Anthony Morrell. “I took a little jet... Full story

 By Staff    News    December 30, 2015

New Sweet Home police officer enjoys working with people

Sweet Home Police Department’s newest police officer enjoys working with people. Jerred Nelson, 23, of Albany started work on Nov. 1. He graduated from the Police Academy in January and worked as a Linn County deputy until July. “We’re excited...


Former SH man dies in crash

A former Sweet Home man died early Saturday, Dec. 26, in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 just west of Lebanon. According to the Oregon State Police, a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Edward J. Sarter, 21, of Albany, was traveling eastbound... Full story


Senior Center monthly calendar

‘Stitches in Bloom’ Oregon Silver Gardens Quilt Show Trip: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, starting at the Senior Center. The Stitches in Bloom Quilt show will feature more than 150 beautiful quilts, vendors, selling quilting wares, and...


City officials mull how to handle Sankey Park issues

The city Parks Board wants to know what the community thinks the city should do with Sankey Park in light of its questionable reputation, while recognizing the reputation may be largely undeserved and more a matter of perception. The board is moving...


Oregon parks offering free guided hikes

Interested in doing something this New Year’s Day besides vegging in front of the TV or sleeping off a late night? For the fifth year in a row, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering free guided First Day Hikes in state parks across...


SH Softball open gyms start Sunday

Open gyms for softball players in the Sweet Home School District will begin Sunday, Jan. 10, at Sweet Home High School. Provided by the Sweet Home Softball Association, sessions for 10-and-Under to 12-and-Under players will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m.,... Full story


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