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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

Tigers on Top

So, what does it take to get a 13-year-old out of bed and off to school – every stinking morning? Whatever it is, Sweet Home Junior High has apparently gotten a handle on it. The Junior High won...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

City Council gives Jacobs the pink slip

The Sweet Home City Council has officially agreed to part ways with Jacobs Engineering, which has operated the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants since 2006. A year ago, city staff conducted an audit of the Water Treatment Plant that...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

State ruling on forestry competitions confounds local program

Sweet Home school officials and students were caught flat-footed last week by an announcement that boys and girls will no longer be able to compete in separate forestry competitions. Forestry...

 

One-time local YouTube poster 'FedSmoker' dies

A former Sweet Home resident who went by the YouTube handle "FedSmoker" has died, Arizona state police reported last week. The Havasu (Ariz.) News-Herald reported that "a body found Feb. 9 on State...

 

Local schools announce first-semester Honor Roll

SWEET HOME HIGH SCHOOL Seniors 4.00: Davin Guzman, Megan Hager, Torree Hawken, Nicholaus James, Jasper Korn, Katie Kurtz, Zachary Luttmer, Brock Miller, Gavin Nichols, Bryce Porter, Tristan Saultz, Brom Sherwood, Pippi Somatis, Casey Tow, Kirtsen...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

Library consultants recommend building new facility

Representatives of FFA Architecture, a library design firm, told the Sweet Home City Council last month that the best way to address current needs at the Public Library is to build a new one on the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

Workshop helps landowners plan strategy

Area landowners with property in the Santiam River watershed wrapped up a four-week workshop earlier this month that covered an array of opportunities for projects on their lands. Led by the South...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

Police chief: Decline in crime probably due to number of factors

Driving a 19.5-percent decline in the number of crimes reported in Sweet Home last year is a dramatic fall in reported thefts, according to new details released last week as part of the Police...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 19, 2020

Feb. 15 2:50p.m. - Caller reported cattle in the roadway, 39800 block of Mountain Home. Caller contained cattle prior to deputy arrival. 2:32 p.m. - Caller reported a burglary, 44000 block of North River. Investigation continuing. Feb. 14 5:38 a.m....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

Councilors OK bus shelter loitering ban

The Sweet Home City Council last week gave final approval to a new ordinance that bans the use of bus shelters for any other purpose than waiting for a bus. The council voted 5-1 to approve the ordinance during its regular meeting on Feb. 11...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 19, 2020 

Mudfest 'Leap into the Mud' to be Feb. 29 at Northern Farms

The Northern Farms Mudfest will be a week early this year to allow participants to "Leap into the Mud" on Feb. 29, Leap Day. The event, at Northern Farms, located west of Holley off Highway 228, is...

 

Sweet Home at Timber Unity Rally

Twenty-four rigs left Sweet Home early on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6, to join a statewide #TimberUnity convoy at the capitol in protest of proposed Senate Bill 1530, known colloquially as the...

 

Schools developing plans for SSA funds

Supt. Tom Yahraes told the School Board Monday that district staff will use the findings from a community survey and the district’s data to develop a plan to spend some $1.7 million in additional funding expected next school year. The funding is...

 

Officials get walk-through of nearly completed schools

Sweet Home School Board members got to see two elementary school construction projects that were basically finished, and a junior high project in which major construction is just about wrapped up,...

 

Librarian seeking missing pieces in Timber Echo collection

Sweet Home High School librarian Jill Wilson is looking for copies of old yearbooks and Huskian newspapers. The High School Library houses a nearly complete collection of yearbooks, from 2019 back to...

 

Arrested boy in gun case named

A 15-year-old boy arrested Jan. 28 after he allegedly brought a firearm to school at Sweet Home High School has been identified, officially. The boy has been identified by Linn County Juvenile Department Director Torri Lynn as Andy Sharber. He was...

 

Motel tenant dies of natural causes

A Sweet Home police investigation has determined that the death of a 77-year-old man last week at the Sun Motel was the result of natural causes. Police responded to a reported death at 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Sun Motel, 3026 Main St., where a...

 

District to create facilities plan

During the next 10 months, the Sweet Home School District will develop a long-range facilities plan funded by a $25,000 grant. By March 31, the district’s Business Office is tasked with completing population projections for the next 10 years....

 

Mixing in little consideration, kindness can go a long way for leaders

Are you interested in listening to a creatively layered, thoughtfully produced audiobook about power dynamics? If so, Adam Grant’s “Power Moves” is for you. In “Power Moves” the listener gets to travel with Grant to Davos, Switzerland as...

 

Feb. 19 is immunization deadline for students

Wednesday, Feb. 19, is School Exclusion Day, and Oregon Immunization Program officials are reminding parents that children will not be able to attend school or child care starting that day if their records on file show missing immunizations. Under...

 

Public Safety Log Feb. 12, 2020

Feb. 9 4:15 a.m. - Caller reported he was hit by a vehicle while walking on Ames Creek Road in the dark, 42600 block of Ames Creek. Report taken. Feb. 8 9:34 p.m. - Caller reported a single-vehicle crash, Turbyne and Paddock. No injuries. Feb. 6...

 

Local church offers financial planning course

Holley Christian Church is offering a series of classes on how to take control of your money, starting Wednesday, Feb. 12. The nine-lesson course, from Financial Peace University, uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help participants tackle...

 

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