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Sweet Home man dies in Hwy. 20 crash

A Sweet Home man has died after a rollover accident on Highway 20 on Tuesday, July 17. Oregon State Police troopers and Sweet Home Fire Department personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle...

Sweet Home provides pit stop for Gambler 500 participants, all in good fun

Decked out in a straw hat and red striped shirt, Kelly “Kell-Dog” Whitlock fronted a group of men hunched over the engine compartment of a 1995 Lincoln Town Car in the parking lot at the...

Five injured in collision that resulted in rollover on Main St.

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon, July 15. Police, medics and firefighters responded to the crash in the 2400 block of Main Street at 3:15 p.m. Jodie Eberhardt,...

Longtime local dog trainer says she's back – to fill a void

After a 12-year break from training dogs, ConnieDeBusschere is hanging up her shingle again. DeBusschere had operated her dog training business part-time until about 2006, when she returned full-time...

Twin Oaks to close in 90 days

Avamere, owner of Twin Oaks, is planning to close the is planning to close the Sweet Home care facility by October. Twin Oaks, at 950 Nandina St., provides specialized skilled nursing services. Teams of geriatric therapists are state-certified in...

Commissioners approve 8% rural trash rate increase

Linn County Commissioners on July 10 approved an 8 percent rate increase for waste haulers who serve rural customers in Lebanon and Sweet Home. The board had discussed the matter at length the previous week, July 3, but decided to table the matter...

Local man clocks out after 42 years at Foster plywood plant

Erik Duncan had never accepted a job that required an interview until last December. That's because he had never needed one. In this case, the Murphy Company of Eugene had just completed its...

Crimes against people in Sweet Home spike over last year at end-of-June tally

Mid-year statistics show a spike in crimes against people in Sweet Home, while the number of property crimes is down slightly from last year. The total number of calls to the Sweet Home Police Department, as of June 30 compared to June 30, 2017, is...

Sweet Home water tests clear of cyanotoxins

Testing has showed Sweet Home’s drinking water is clear of the cyanotoxins detected in May in Salem’s drinking water supply. Public Works Director Greg Springman and Jacobs Project Manager Steven Haney reported the findings to the City Council...

Wells Fargo to close Sept. 12

Wells Fargo Bank has announced that the Sweet Home branch will close Sept. 12. Customers have received letters informing them of the closure. “This is not an easy decision or one that we take lightly,” said Ruben Pulido, vice president,...

UFC champ visits Sweet Home – again

UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington paid a spur-of-the-moment visit to the Santiam Wrestling Camp Monday night, July 9, at Sweet Home High School. Covington, who wrestled for Thurston High...

SH Senior American team on to state after taking 2nd in league

Sweet Home's Senior American team placed second in the championship tournament and will play in the state tournament later this week. Sweet Home opened Saturday morning with an 8-2 loss to Philomath,...

Margaret Wagoner

Oct. 23, 1937 - July 9, 2018 Margaret Joan "Peggy" Wagoner, 80, of Crawfordsville died July 9, 2018. She was born Oct. 23, 1937 in Las Vegas to Richard and Nellie Marie (Goodwin) O'Hanlon.  Shortly...

Larry Schaffer

Aug. 4, 1932 – July 9, 2018 Larry Lee Schaffer, 85, formerly of Sweet Home, died peacefully at his home on July 9, 2018.  The youngest and eighth child of Charles and Rose Schaffer, he was born Aug. 4, 1932 in Eugene and grew up on his...

Janet M. (Nothiger) Spuck Van Ronk

January 26, 1935 – July 14, 2018 Janet M. Spuck passed away July 14, 2018 after a valiant fight with cancer at the age of 83. She was born January 26, 1935 the fourth of five children to Albin and Murial (Reinhart) Nothiger on the family farm in...

Around Town July 18, 2018

Pre-Jamboree show to feature Funk Country singer Rhonda Funk will perform a free show from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon. The concert is presented by the Oregon Jamboree....

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