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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018 

Cove logger named SHHS natural resources teacher

Starting next year, Sweet Home High School students will have the option to earn credits in natural resources following the School Board's decision last week to hire a natural resources career and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018 

Council finalizes design details for new SH City Hall

The Sweet Home City Council selected a floor plan for the new City Hall last week, asking for a couple of minor changes. In a work session on April 10. Scott-Edwards Architecture presented council...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    April 18, 2018 

County jail gets new scanner to detect narcotics

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to prevent illegal narcotics from entering the jail. A mail screening system was installed on Wednesday, April 11, and positively identified heroin on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018 

Canine cop Gemma graduates from training

Sweet Home Police Officer Sasha McDonald's canine partner has graduated and joined her in patrolling the streets. Gemma, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, graduated on April 3 after completing 200 hours...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 18, 2018 

Cascadia Shopper bus gets under way

When the bus rolled up in front of Safeway Tuesday morning, April 10, Wanda Neuschwander felt satisfaction. After years of dreaming about it, she and other Cascadia residents had bus transportation to...

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Four candidates for county judgeship in May 15 election

Four candidates are running in the May 15 nonpartisan primary election for Linn County Circuit Court Judge Position 3: Jennifer S. Hisey, Rachel Kittson-MaQatish, Teri Plagmann and Rebecca Winters....

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Public Safety April 18, 2018

April 15 8:41 a.m. - Officer posted a vehicle parked at 18th and Long for removal on April 18. 9:12 a.m. - A 29-year-old female warned for sleeping in Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. 11:44 a.m. - Nicholas Scot Warren, 38, arrested on Sweet Home warrants...

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Local Realtor receives top state recognition

Longtime local Realtor Don Robertson has been named the 2018 Realtor of the Year by the Oregon Association of Realtors. "Don exemplifies the best in our profession," said Steve Strode, 2018 OAR...

 
 News    April 18, 2018 

Police continue search for SH man after chase

Sweet Home police continue to seek a 31-year-old Sweet Home man in connection to a high-speed early morning pursuit and crash involving a patrol car on April 3 and for outstanding warrants. Officer...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018 

New volunteer emergency management coordinator making difference for city

The City of Sweet Home’s Emergency Preparedness Committee has been somewhat stalled in the past year or so, but a new volunteer emergency management coordinator has been a catalyst for renewed activity. Tommy Mull, 45, is moving an update of the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Pinwheels Against Child Abuse

Dozens of people gathered Saturday morning to plant pinwheels at Sweet Home Police Department and then "Walk for a Child" as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Sweet Home Police Department is...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Police seek Sweet Home driver after chase, collision with patrol car

Sweet Home police are seeking a 31-year-old Sweet Home man in connection to a high-speed pursuit early and crash into a patrol car on April 3 and for outstanding warrants. Officer Gerrit Southard...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

SHJH remodel cost estimate is $11 million

The first estimate is in for the Sweet Home Junior High School remodel, and at $11 million, it’s bigger than the $8 million bond and grant that are supposed to fund it. But school officials worked last week on ways to move forward with the project...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Cops seek ways to steer pot revenue to students

The state regularly issues press releases about how much tax revenue the sale of marijuana is generating, but none of that money is earmarked for education programs about the newly legal drug. That's...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Commissioners zero in on rules for accessory dwellings in SH

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week wrapped up a discussion about regulating accessory dwelling structures and will soon begin the public hearing process. Under a new state law, property owners will be allowed to construct accessory...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 11, 2018

Alice Grovom, Dale Jenkins lead Chamber award winners

A capacity crowd saw Alice Grovom and Cmdr. Dale Jenkins honored with the Distinguished Service Award Saturday night, April 7, at the Chamber of Commerce's 73rd annual Award Winners. Other award...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Foundation presents six community service grants

The Sweet Home Community Foundation presented more than $10,000 to six organizations last week as part of its annual Alice Blazer Community Grant cycle. The foundation presented the awards during a...

 

Public Safety April 11, 2018

April 9 1:29 a.m. - Caller reported water spraying into the air behind Safeway, 1540 Main St. Officer contacted Public Works, which was able to shut off the main line. 3:03 a.m. - Caller reported a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Rio Theater expansion goes public

Sweet Home should have a second cinema screen this year after Rio Theater owner Thomas Baham finishes the remodel of the neighboring building, which became visible to the public last week. Baham began preparing the new building, 1351 Main St., the fo...

 

Choir qualifies for state competition

The Sweet Home High School Symphonic Choir placed first in its league April 4 at a competition in Roseburg, automatically qualifying for the state competition. The choir’s average score improved by about three points from its initial competition...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    April 4, 2018

After 45 years, 'Grampa' Galster clocking out for last time

Retirement could perhaps be most appreciated by someone who has invested most his life in the same company. One of Sweet Home's own residents has earned the right to this sense of pride. Sam Galster...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 4, 2018

Councilors give OK for economic strategy

The Sweet Home City Council told Community and Economic Development Director Jerry Sorte by consensus to move forward with a proposed economic development strategy last week. Sorte outlined the city’s efforts in economic development and plans...

 

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