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 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... Full story

 

Expected rain forces high school graduation indoors

Due to concerns about predicted downpours during Sweet Home High School graduation Friday night, school district administrators have decided to move it indoors. "The graduation event team looks at the forecast all week," said Supt. Tom Yahraes. "We... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 6, 2018

'Severe threat' warning confuses community, unveils problems

Sweet Home City Manager Ray Towry and then-Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon were busy Tuesday evening attending the Sweet Home High School senior awards ceremony when a blanket “severe threat alert” hit their cell phones. It wasn’t just them...

 
 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...

 

Yes, they're really out there

Milli Stevens of Sweet Home shows off a Christmas ornament she found May 28 when hiking on Hackleman Old Growth Trail. The ornament was one of 50 hidden along trails in the Sweet Home Ranger District...

 

Medical students from Linn County awarded scholarships

Four future physicians from east Linn County have received a Girod Medical Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. In addition, the foundation awarded an Easton Nursing Scholarship to one Sweet Home student and a Dinges scholarship to one Lebanon...

 

Fund-raiser planned for teacher's medical costs

Little Promises will host a fund-raising event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, to help Michael and Peggy Rolph. Michael Rolph, a special education teacher at Sweet Home High School, has been hospitalized off and on since November, and neither have...

 
 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,...

 

Around Town June 6, 2018

Foster Dam Road closures scheduled The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 7, and possibly Friday, June 8, for installation of a fish study pipe. The road will be closed for the fish study from Monday, June 11...

 

Public Safety June 6, 2018

June 4 2:50 a.m. - Joseph Dean Rosa, 33, cited for failure to register vehicle, 2405 Main St., Circle K. 3:01 a.m. - Caller reported that he was out of town, and a neighbor called saying a male was...

 

LBCC newspaper opens free online archive

The public can now read historical issues of Linn-Benton Community College’s student newspaper, The Commuter, through a free online archive. The digitized back issues are hosted in CommunityArchive@LBCC, an online archive launched in summer 2017...

 

Backyard burn ban to start June 15 in Linn County

A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect Friday, June 15, in Linn County. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of Linn and Benton counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the occurrence of open debris... Full story

 

Keegan Holly, Ally Tow named top Husky senior athletes

The Sweet Home High School Booster Club named Ally Tow and Keegan Holly Girl and Boy of the Year during its annual Senior Sports Banquet held Sunday evening, June 3, at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge. Tow earned four varsity letters in volleyball. She...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 6, 2018

Justin Kurtz to wrestle for Umpqua

Justin Kurtz signed a letter of intent Tuesday, May 22, to wrestle for Umpqua Community College. Kurtz, a senior, is the first wrestler this year to sign to compete after high school. He's the sixth...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 6, 2018

Haley May opts to play golf at Corban

Haley May signed a letter of intent Friday, June 1, to play golf for Corban University. May is the first female Sweet Home golfer in recent memory – if ever – to move on to play at the college...

 

Gingerich, Dinsfriend named MVPs for track and field

Bethany Gingerich and Noah Dinsfriend were named Most Valuable Players for the track and field team Friday night, June 1, at the team's awards dinner. Coach Dakotah Keys told a crowd of about 200 peop...

 

Huskies name Keegan Holly best of this year's baseball team

Keegan Holly was named the baseball team's Most Valuable Player during the annual awards banquet held on the field May 30. Among the first baseman's achievements this season, he set a new school...

 

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