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Two men arrested after burglary at Safeway

Sweet Home police arrested two men who allegedly broke into and stole cigarettes from Safeway early Thursday morning, June 21. According to Chief Jeff Lynn, police were notified at about 7:42 a.m....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Planning Commission approves Sankey plan

The Sweet Home Planning Commission gave its nod to the city's plans for Sankey Park Monday evening following a public hearing. The commission voted 7-0 to approve a conditional use permit for a...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 20, 2018 

Trash haulers: Recycling 'crisis' forcing rates up

Sweet Home Sanitation executives warned the City Council last week that a rate increase will be needed to cover what they described as rapidly rising costs for their company in dealing with recycling that cannot be shipped overseas. Sweet Home Site...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Revised code enforcement starts with new officer

The City of Sweet Home is in the process of expanding and moving its code enforcement program from the Police Department back to the Community and Economic Development Department, a move intended to...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 20, 2018 

Concert band to play first concert in Sweet Home

Sweet Home will be treated to a smorgasbord of all-American musical favorites as the Willamette Valley Concert Band presents a Patriotic Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, in the reconditioned...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Charter School founders see success as they watch initial first-graders graduate

This was a milestone year for the Sweet Home Charter School as the first students to start first grade there graduated this year. The school completed its 12th year this summer after opening in 2006...

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Sweet Home students among LBCC graduates

Twenty-seven Sweet Home-area residents graduated at Linn-Benton Community College’s 50th Commencement ceremony Monday, June 18, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Willamette Event Center in Albany.  The college awarded 1,000 degrees and certificate...

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Local residents graduate from Oregon State

Oregon State University graduated a record 7,128 students during its 149th commencement cere-mony Saturday, June 16, at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. Among the 7,128 graduating students, 289 students received two degrees and nine received three....

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Public Safety June 20, 2018

June 18 1:38 a.m. - Timothy Loren Ames Jr., 29, arrested for third-degree theft, 2405 Main St., Circle K. Cited and released. 2:22 a.m. - Jeffrey Oliver Deffenbaugh, 55, arrested for misdemeanor...

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Two suspects nabbed after pursuits from Thriftway

Police arrested two people accused of shoplifting at Sweet Home Thriftway in separate incidents last week after store employees confronted and followed them. Using a Linn County Sheriff's Office...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 20, 2018 

Council renews contract with water/sewer plant operator

The City Council last week agreed to renew the city's contract with Jacobs Engineering to operate Sweet Home's water and wastewater treatment plant. The approval was unanimous for Mayor Greg Mahler...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Radiator manufacturer celebrates growth-prompted move to larger facility

Parts manufactured in Sweet Home today keep machines running across the world, thanks to what started 15 years ago as a two-man operation on Main Street. Radiator Supply House has expanded to 48...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Former School Board member Daniels returns to fill vacant seat

The Sweet Home School Board has appointed Jenny Daniels to a vacancy left by Ben Emmert. Emmert is moving to Nebraska where his wife, Amanda, is serving her residency as a psychiatrist. She just gradu...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018 

Safety Fair reverts back to earlier date; to be held this Saturday

That bag of mail with sensitive personal information you couldn't find time to shred over the past year, you can toss it Saturday. If your kids' heads grew or they've cracked a helmet over the past...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 13, 2018

Graduation hats go up as rain comes down

An overflow crowd packed Sweet Home High School's Main Gym Friday night for the Class of 2018's graduation exercises. The ceremony was moved indoors after weather reports predicting almost certain...

 
 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...

 

Public Safety June 13, 2018

June 11 12:10 a.m. - Joshua Thomas Henderson, 27, arrested on Linn County warrant for first-degree theft, 1283 44th Ave. Cited and released. June 10 2:46 a.m. - Christina Sue Evans, 42, cited for no license and no insurance, Clark Mill and railroad....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 13, 2018

'Ordinary' kid from Fern Ridge, retired optometrist honored with High-Q Award

Gerald Wodtli, a 1965 Sweet Home High School graduate and longtime optometrist, was honored with a High-Q award at the school's graduation ceremonies Friday, June 8. Wodtli, 71, received the award...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 13, 2018

Local resident, done with medical school, heads east to residency

After a lifetime of growing roots in the Sweet Home and Lebanon areas, Amanda and Ben Emmert recently uprooted and transplanted themselves to Nebraska. Amanda, the first Lebanon High School student...

 
 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...

 

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