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Graduating SHHS seniors receive $1.3 million in scholarships

Following are scholarships awarded to this year’s senior class at Sweet Home High School, as reported by the school. The total amount of scholarship funding secured by graduating seniors is $1,302,067. Combined with other financial aid ($481,250)...

 

OSP arrests Sweet Home man on wildlife violation charges

A Sweet Home man is facing a series of wildlife violation charges after his arrest on June 14. Nathan J. Rice, 40, was arrested and lodged at Linn County Jail on a parole violation detainer and multiple criminal citations for possession of firearms...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 4, 2018

LBCC Small Business Development Center upping efforts in E. Linn County

Linn-Benton Community College's Small Business Development Center has reignited its efforts to boost business in east Linn County, SBDC representatives told a Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Forum...

 

ODFW holding meetings to get input on big game regulations

Want to have your say on big game hunting regulations in Oregon? Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a series of public meetings about the 2019 Big Game Hunting Regulations this month. Meeting locations closest to Sweet Home will be in...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

Best Attendance

Barbi Riggs proudly carried the nearly unrecognizable Golden Shoe trophy out of the school district board room June 11 for the summer after her school posted the highest attendance rates across the...

 

Sweet Home man arrested for hunting violations

A Sweet Home man has been arrested on a series of wildlife violation charges . Nathan J. Rice, 40, was arrested June 14 and lodged at Linn County Jail on a parole violation detainer and multiple... Full story

 

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.... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

School fixes kick in with end of year

As the school year wound down during the past week, the Sweet Home School District wasted no time tearing into Hawthorne Elementary School. The district's facilities crew began demolishing the front...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

City finding savings in fixing pipe leakage

Technology, innovation and simplicity are bringing down the cost of repairing manholes in Sweet Home. Public Works Director Greg Springman is reluctant to estimate the potential savings of a new technique for manhole repair because the city hasn’t...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 27, 2018

Local firefighter honored with statewide award

Craig Wilson, a Sweet Home teacher who spends his summers as a member of the local Oregon Department of Forestry fire crew, has been named the state's Seasonal Firefighter of the Year . "Craig's...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 27, 2018

Fire season begins in Linn County

Fire season began Thursday, June 21, in the Oregon Department of Forestry’s South Cascade Fire protection districts from the mid-coast through the southern Willamette Valley to the crest of the Cascades. “We’re in fire season a couple of weeks...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

Parts suppliers convention has personal touch for ex-Sweet Home couple

Bill and Hannelore Kutsch of West Sacramento, Calif., celebrated their 58th anniversary on Swamp Mountain last week. For the Kutsches, it was a return to the place they got married – Sweet Home....

 

Four women receive PEO scholarships

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD has announced the winners of its annual Oregon and Margarite scholarships.  Sweet Home area residents  Samantha Ashlock, Emily Coleman, Kristen Peterson and Madeline...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    June 27, 2018

Academy gives local young women chance to get taste of firefighting

Samantha Mitchell says she doesn't have a lot of friends, but she shared a summer weekend with her closest one – Lacey Wilson –dressed in heavy fire gear, learning what it takes to save lives....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 27, 2018

Longtime inventor has plans to help destitute in Sweet Home

Alvin Kimble has faith – that if God wants him to fulfill Kimble's goals to help local individuals who are down and out, it will happen. If that perspective seems unusual, Kimble acknowledges that h...

 

Public Safety Log June 27, 2018

June 24 1:12 p.m. - Dustin Kye Coughran, 28, arrested on Linn County warrant for probation violation of possession of meth and Lebanon warrant for probation violation and contempt of court on original charge of third-degree theft, 2405 Main St.,...

 

Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show Saturday will honor veterans

The 10th Annual Sweet Ride car show begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 30. The event will be held next to Husky Field at 880 22nd Ave., below Sweet Home Junior High. “We’re just doing all our normal stuff,” said Event Director Kimi Nash, but the...

 

SH man gets 8 years for sodomy

Daniel Jay Shoemaker of Sweet Home was sentenced June 20 before Judge DeAnn L. Novotny in Linn County Court to eight years and four months in prison for first-degree sodomy. Shoemaker will remain on...

 

Lebanon hospital emergency department facility complete

 Expansion of the Emergency Department at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital is complete. The department now features 20 private patient rooms, nearly double the department’s previous capacity. Within the expansion are three rooms for patients...

 
 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...

 

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