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Love dressed in burgundy

Steve Schilling expected his 50th birthday last summer to be a low-key affair. He told his wife Patricia that he didn't want a birthday party, so they agreed on a barbecue with some family and...

3 arrested in raid at White's

Three people were arraigned in Linn County Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 12, on charges stemming from a Feb. 9 search of a Sweet Home residence. Logan Kenneth White, 26, was charged with unlawful...

Long Street rollover

Police Officer Ryan Cummings collects information at the scene of a single-vehicle crash Monday morning, Feb. 12, in front of Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St. Police Chief Jeff Lynn said the...

Public Safety Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 12 1:29 a.m. - Joshua Lee Wood, 29, cited for no license and no insurance, 2400 block of Main. 1:45 a.m. - Weston Donovan Thompson, 26, arrested on Lebanon warrant for contempt of court and...

More than 100 competitors turn out for Sweetheart Run

Well over 100 runners and walkers participated in the annual Sweetheart Run held Saturday morning, Feb. 10, at Sankey Park. Results for the kids race were not available, but below are finishers of...

Over-sharing on social media can have adverse financial consequences

Locking doors and windows and leaving a light on used to deter criminals from breaking into homes when you were away on vacation, but our obsession with sharing photos and experiences in real time on social media has created a whole new security...

Plaintiffs in truck crash civil suit seek to add accusations

Attorneys argued for an hour and a half in Linn County Circuit Court Friday, Feb. 9, over whether additional accusations can be added to a civil lawsuit against the driver of a truck involved in a fatal crash two years ago should be allowed. The...

Resident: Ashes blamed for fire were in can for week

In response to a report about a house fire at 1610 Cedar St. on Feb. 2, one of the three occupants of the residence, Janelle McClintic, offered more information about the incident. A photo and...

Crime rates decline over past year in key sectors for Sweet Home

City crime statistics continued moving in the right direction for Sweet Home last year in key areas even as the total number of complaints to the Police Department increased slightly. Police...

IRS report: SHEDG operations back in black – sort of, after 6 years

The Sweet Home Economic Development Group finished in the black for the first time in six years in 2016, ending the year with $99,000 in net revenue, according to its recently released Form 990 for that year. The IRS requires nonprofit...

Boys and girls win district titles, as nearly every Husky swimmer scores

Sweet Home's girls swam away with their fifth straight district championship Saturday, Feb. 10, and the boys pulled out a three-point win over Salem Academy to post their second straight title. It...

Huskies get help from all sides in district wrestling win

Sweet Home won its fourth straight regional wrestling title Saturday night, by a decisive 145-point margin, in the Special District 2 championships in the Main Gym. The Huskies finished with five...

Cheer team takes fifth at state after some late adjustments

The Sweet Home High School cheerleaders finished fifth at state Saturday after a tough week practicing late adjustments to their routine. Henley High School won the 4A cheer championship Saturday at...

Huskies play at 'totally different level' in close loss to Sisters, win at Elmira

Sweet Home narrowly missed taking down Sisters at home Feb. 6, losing 43-36, in boys basketball; but the Huskies slipped by Elmira 53-50 on the road Friday. "We're playing at a totally different...

Soaring firefighting costs limit funds for other needs

By Tracy Beck Both nationally and locally, the 2017 wildfire season was unpre-cedented in terms of dollars spent, acres burned, and the duration of the wildfire season. We will continue to feel the impacts from these fires, including impacts to...

Sandra Hawkins

Feb. 17, 1966 - Feb. 6, 2018 Sandra DeLynn Hawkins, 51, of Sweet Home died Feb. 6, 2018. She was born Feb. 17, 1966 in Portland to Robert Derland and Wilma Dean (Effenberger) Ecoff. She was raised...

William Harley Dimick

Nov. 11, 1922 - Feb. 5, 2018 William Harley Dimick, 95, of Sweet Home passed away on Feb. 5, 2018, surrounded by his wife Bonnie of 71 years and loving family. He was born in Aurora on Nov. 11, 1922...

David Contreras

Sept. 20, 1943 - Jan. 20, 2018 David Trent Contreras, 74, of Sweet Home, passed away Jan. 20, 2018. He was born Sept. 20, 1943 in Whittier, Calif. to the late Alphonso W. "Lonnie" and Julia M....

Around Town Feb. 14, 2018

Big Show of Little Art in Albany Gallery Calapooia’s first community-wide art show, The Big Show of Little Art, continues through February at 222 First Ave. W. in downtown Albany. The show features work from 114 artists from mid-valley...

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