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 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Improvements, clean-up efforts in progress at Sankey; more in pipeline

The City of Sweet Home is moving forward with improvements at Sankey Park, last week sending out a request for proposals for a new pedestrian bridge over Ames Creek upstream from Weddle Bridge. Soon...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Board OKs boost to web access in schools

Sweet Home School District Internet service improved substantially this school year, and the board Monday approved another project to continue boosting performance at the elementary and junior high schools. The district made big gains at the high...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Planning commissioners finalize accessory dwelling recommendations

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week voted to recommend approval of new rules for building or siting accessory dwelling structures within the city limits. In 2017, the state legislature approved a new law, Senate Bill 1051, allowing...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Library summer programs focusing on music, dance

Libraries rock! That theme is driving the content of this year’s Sweet Home Public Library annual Summer Reading Program. Children can sign up beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the library. The programs begin at 10 a.m. on June 20, with a...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

City continuing Visitor Information Center contract with chamber

The Sweet Home City Council has agreed to continue contracting with the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce to operate the Visitor Information Center. Council members voted 6-0 to continue the contract on May 22. Bob Briana, Lisa Gourley, Mayor Greg...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

Council plans to transfer city's Community Grants Program to SH Foundation

The Sweet Home City Council has instructed City Manager Ray Towry to work with the Sweet Home Community Foundation on transferring the city’s Community Grants Program to the foundation. Council members discussed the issue during their May 22...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 13, 2018

SHHS business teacher tools up for new CTE classes

Sweet Home High School students are filling classes for next school year that will allow them to work on products from design through production. Business teacher Ammon Mills has taken delivery of a...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 6, 2018

SH resident sworn in as county top cop

Jim Yon started his day Friday, June 1, being sworn in as Linn County Sheriff. Then he spent the day dealing with the details of taking his new office while retired Sheriff Bruce Riley completed the...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 6, 2018

$21.7 million city budget moving on to City Council

The City of Sweet Home Budget Committee last week approved the city’s proposed budget for 2018-19. The approved budget document now goes to the City Council for adoption this month following publication of a budget summary and a public hearing....

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 6, 2018

Local dog trainer plans to begin developing canines to detect health, allergy problems

Kirsten Fulk, owner of Field of Dreams, is working with California search dog handler Sonja Heritage to expand local search dog training facilities and to begin finding and supplying dogs that help...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    News    June 6, 2018

Book about local family's adoption journey about to hit shelves

Sweet Home author Pam Ogden's new book, "He Made Me Brave," will be released June 14. "He Made Me Brave" chronicles the journey she took with her husband, Jason, to South Korea to adopt their...

 
 By Sean C Morgan    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Alert system must provide citizens reliability, clarity

Like probably just about everyone in Sweet Home who had a cellphone on Tuesday, May 29, I was flummoxed when I heard that screeching noise coming off my from the device. And, like probably just about everybody else, I was poised, ready to … wait,...

 

Over The Edge: Should city be putting its money into Weddle Bridge?

of The New Era Kim Lawrence, though more adversarial than necessary, has raised an excellent point when she criticizes the city in a recent letter to the editor and in an appearance at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting for spending money on the... Full story

 

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