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Medical students from Linn County awarded scholarships

Four future physicians from east Linn County have received a Girod Medical Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. In addition, the foundation awarded an Easton Nursing Scholarship to one Sweet Home student and a Dinges scholarship to one Lebanon...


LBCC newspaper opens free online archive

The public can now read historical issues of Linn-Benton Community College’s student newspaper, The Commuter, through a free online archive. The digitized back issues are hosted in CommunityArchive@LBCC, an online archive launched in summer 2017...


Sweet Home's Symphonic Choir at State

The Sweet Home High School Symphonic Choir sings "Sisi Ni Moja" at the state choir competition held at George Fox University on May 4. The choir finished seventh among 12 choirs. "I do think this was...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Forum attendees learn about district response to threats

The Sweet Home School District and Sweet Home Police Department have two different programs to deal with real or imagined threats that arise in local schools, attendees at the district's first...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Contractor selected for Junior High project

The Sweet Home School Board agreed Thursday evening, May 17, to enter negotiations with Gerding Builders of Corvallis to serve as contract manager and general contractor for the Sweet Home Junior High School renovation project beginning this summer.... Full story

 By Sarah Brown    News    May 23, 2018

Hindmarsh, Somatis named valedictorians; Tow is salutatorian

Two Sweet Home High School seniors have been named valedictorians and one as salutatorian for the school's graduation ceremonies, scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 8 at Husky Stadium. The two...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Schools budget includes pool equipment, PERS changes

The Sweet Home School District Budget Committee approved the proposed 2018-19 budget Thursday evening, May 17. The budget moves on the School Board for a public hearing and adoption during its regular meeting on June 11. The General Fund is $25.8 mil...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Students' efforts to unearth 1973 capsule are frustrated

The Sweet Home High School AP History class dropped by the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant Thursday morning, May 17, to attempt to dig up a time capsule buried by the class of 1973. Students...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

New Husky Field sign reflects students' handiwork

A new sign is taking shape at Husky Field as Sweet Home School District staffers work on it between other projects, repairs and maintenance. Last year, a new metal image of a Husky created by metals...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

Bus Driver Training

Sweet Home School District needs more bus drivers. Constantly running light on enough drivers, its two mechanics, dispatcher and transportation supervisor end up filling in constantly, cutting into th...


Second-graders write of spring

Oak Heights teacher Julie Jefferson's second-grade class has been working on writing poetry and, together, penned the poem at the right. "We are learning the feeling and imagery poetry creates as we...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

School Board adopts new five-year Strategic Plan

The Sweet Home School Board last week adopted a new five-year Strategic Plan aimed at improving academic growth in the elementary schools and junior high and the attendance rate at Sweet Home High School. During the board’s regular meeting on...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

School district's proposed budget includes new positions

The proposed 2018-19 budget for the Sweet Home School District includes approximately six new full-time equivalent positions while transferring more than $500,000 into its Long-Term Maintenance Fund. Supt. Tom Yahraes presented the proposal to the di...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 9, 2018

School District launching new forum series

The Sweet Home School District this month will introduce a new series of forums to increase connections among the district, community and parents. “The goal is to inform and empower parents and families on a variety of topics,” said Supt. Tom...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 2, 2018

1973 time capsule to be opened soon

In the next few weeks, Sweet Home High School will open a time capsule buried by students at the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1973. School officials are working out the details, and city...

 News    May 2, 2018

Forestry Club second at state

Sweet Home's Forestry Club took second place as a team in the state championship held April 27-28 at Hopkins Demonstration Forest near Oregon City. Individually, Luke Shiffert took Overall Jack as the...


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