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 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 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 

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 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

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 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 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

'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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Sweet Home resident Yon next Linn County Sheriff

Undersheriff Jim Yon will be sworn in as sheriff Friday morning, June 1, in the Linn County Courthouse. The Linn County Board of Commissioners appointed Yon May 24 to succeed Bruce Riley who retires F...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 30, 2018

Find ornament on trail, win trip for two to D.C.

You're hiking one of the mountain trails in the Sweet Home Ranger District when you suddenly spot a green glass Christmas ornament, maybe in a tree off the trail. You notice it has a website and a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Gleaners take steps to give thrift store dramatic facelift

Sweet Home Gleaners' thrift store is getting an interior facelift, among other changes the organization has been implementing in recent months. The Gleaners have been busy putting numerous donations...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

Local leaders focus on how to assist homeless in need

Longtime Planning Commission Chairman Henry Wolthuis is leading a new committee with the goal of helping the homeless off the streets and possibly into work. That’s a long-term objective. “I think there’s a lot of interest in this,” said...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 30, 2018

New city Commercial Exterior Program aims to put face on economic development

The Sweet Home City Council last week unanimously approved a new Commercial Exterior Program. Voting to approve the program during the council's regular meeting on May 22 were Bob Briana, Susan...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 30, 2018

Noah Project at Fir Lawn seeking 'boat elves' to help teens build crafts

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church's sailboat-building project is gearing up for its second year and Pastor Joe Medley says help is needed. Specifically, some "boat elves." Medley has had a hankering for years...

 

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