Sweet Home to provide national Christmas tree

The 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will come from Sweet Home Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service officials announced Friday, Jan. 19, during a press conference held at Sankey Park. The tree, which ...

Homeowners object to being stuck with renters' delinquent bill

A Sweet Home couple objected last week to paying delinquent water bills left behind by former tenants, launching a discussion among them, the council and city staff on the subject. Bruce Hobbs and Monica Sanders, who own multiple rental properties...

Chamber continues to strengthen position, with new organization, bylaws

The Chamber of Commerce recently has been charting a new course, transitioning from a damage control mode that began early last year in response to financial difficulties and irregularities. After...

Teen arrested for hit and run after hitting student

Sweet Home police arrested a 19-year-old Sweet Home man in connection with what police are describing as a hit-and-run accident that left a 13-year-old girl with minor injuries on Wednesday, Jan. 10. ...

Canine issues continue for Sweet Home cops; officials planning 'dogfest'

The high volume of dog-related calls dealt with by Sweet Home police officers shows no signs of abating, and city officials have come up with a plan to do something about it. The number of...

Public Safety Jan. 17, 2018

Jan. 15 1:28 a.m. - Kyle James Elmer, 26, arrested on multiple warrants, including a Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original charge of third-degree escape, Lebanon. Transported to Linn County Jail. 5:14 a.m. - Anna Rochelle House, 33,...

Sweet Home woman faces jail time after no-contest plea to forgery charge

Kendra Lynne Montoya, 19, of Sweet Home, pleaded no contest to and was convicted on a charge of first-degree forgery stemming from an incident on Sept. 12, 2017 involving alleged attempted use of...

Members of public take tour of new plans for Sweet Home Junior High

From inside the Sweet Home Junior High School Library, Sweet Home School District Maintenance Supervisor Josh Darwood last week provided a virtual tour of the district's plan for remodeling the...

Council OKs contract with Portland architect

The Sweet Home City Council agreed to a contract with Scott Edwards Architects last week to create plans and provide construction services for the new City Hall at a cost of up to $97,500. Under the contract, the City of Sweet Home will pay 10...

Cheer squad opens competition season with 3rd at S. Albany

The Sweet Home High School competitive cheerleading squad returns numerous players while remaining young. After sitting out last season with an injury, Jessi Thomas is the team's sole senior. Juniors ...

Four straight days of wrestling take toll as SH finishes 4th at Oregon Classic

Winding up an intense four straight days of wrestling, Sweet Home ran out of gas Saturday at the Oregon Classic tournament in Redmond. The Huskies finished fourth, after losing 55-24 to La Grande, a...

Short-handed swimmers win meet over Philomath

Even without their biggest guns, Sweet Home's had a good day Thursday, Jan. 11, defeating Philomath on both the boys and girls sides. The meet was supposed to include Sisters, but the Outlaws could...

Boys lose league opener to Sutherlin

The Huskies lost their league opener 51-39 to Sutherlin in boys basketball Friday evening at home. The Huskies got into a hole early, said Ryan Graville, assistant coach. "We had runs throughout the...

Sutherlin rolls over SH in girls' league opener

Opening league play Friday, the high school girls basketball team had a tough time getting things going in the first half and lost to Sutherlin 59-26. The Bulldogs built a 19-4 lead in the first...

Just because everybody does it doesn't make it right

Suppose someone parked in front of your house and walked away into the night, leaving their vehicle there – for perpetuity. One day you get a call from your neighbor: "You know, you have a car sitting in front of your house and it's covered with...

Kathleen McDowell

July 9, 1945 – Jan. 5, 2018 Kathleen Olga McDowell, 72, of Sweet Home died Jan. 4, 2018. She was born July 9, 1945 in Broadus, Mont. to Frederick John and Olga Klara (Gali) Markert.  She lived in ...

Richard Ikola

July 4, 1943 – Jan. 13, 2018 Richard Ikola, 74, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 13, 2018. He was born July 4, 1943 in Minnesota. His family moved to Cottage Grove when he was 2, and he lived there many...

Norma Barnhart

Aug. 21, 1947 - Jan. 6, 2018 Norma Jean Barnhart, 70, of Sweet Home, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 21, 1947 in Eugene to Earl and Ellen...

David Rowe

April 19, 1968 - Jan. 9, 2018 David Shawn Rowe, 49, of Fayetteville, Ark. died Jan. 9, 2018. He was born April 19, 1968 in Lebanon, Oregon, the son of Donald and Patsy Chew Rowe. He was pastor of...

LaVern Frances Hay

June 18, 1936 - Jan. 11, 2018 LaVern Frances Hay, 81, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday Jan. 11, 2018 at Avamere Rehabilitation in Lebanon. She was born in Aurora, Neb. to Roy Edgar and Marguerite...

Jeff Leach

Aug. 14, 1954 - Jan. 7, 2018 Jeff Leach, 63, recently of Lebanon, died of cancer on Jan. 7, 2018 in Middleton, Idaho. He was the son of Alvie and Nora Leach and husband to Delilah Leach. Jeff was an ...

Lorenzo Dadey-Salazar

Lorenzo Leo Dadey-Salazar, precious baby boy of Jaime Salazar and Molly Dadey, was born into the arms of angels on Jan. 7, 2018 at 5:18 pm at Albany General Hospital. Born at 33 weeks, he weighed 3 pounds 11 ounces and was 17 inches long. Although...

Marcella MacClaine

April 11, 1942  - Jan. 13, 2018 Marcella Jean MacClaine, 75, of Sweet Home died Jan. 13, 2018. She was born April 11, 1942 in Ohio to Charles H. and Kathrine J. (Richards) McClain.  She worked as an emergency room administrator. She loved to read...

Larry Watts

Jan. 2, 1940 – Nov. 24, 2017 Larry Eugene Watts, 77, died Nov. 24, 2017, at OHSU Hospital in Portland following a brief illness.  He was born Jan. 2, 1940and was raised in Crescent, Okla., ...

Dorothy Agnes Potter

Jan. 26, 1918 – Jan. 10, 2018 Dorothy Agnes Potter, 99, of Sweet Home entered the loving embrace of our Lord on Jan. 10, 2018, days before her 100th birthday. She was born in Wabasso, Minn. at her...

Around Town Jan. 17, 2018

Choir Spring Pops concert rehearsals Registration and rehearsals for the Lebanon Community Chorus’ Spring Pops Concert, “Young at Heart,” are under way Thursdays at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 3111 S. Main Road. Rehearsals will be held...

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