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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018 

Sportsman's Holiday festivities to include junior court

Ten children are members of a new Junior Sportsman's Holiday Court that has been established this year. Karla Burcham and 2017 First Princess Kylie Armstrong are coordinating the group. "The last...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018 

SHFAD accumulating more new equipment, paid for by bond

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District recently replaced one of its two rescue units and took delivery of a new four-wheel drive fire engine for use on and off pavement. The district purchased...

 
 News    July 11, 2018 

Christmas tree ornaments still out there on the trails

If you've been thinking about taking a hike to look for one of the Christmas tree ornaments hidden along trails in the four ranger districts of the Willamette National Forest, or if you've already...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 11, 2018 

Local residents get serious about pledging allegiance to flag

They stood in a tight semicircle, 30-some local residents on the morning of the Fourth of July, quietly waiting for a signal that it was time. To say the Pledge of Allegiance. They were gathered in...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 11, 2018 

Fire danger on rise, with new restrictions

Things are drying out fast. The public fire danger went to “high” on Monday and the industrial regulated use will be at Level 2 at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. “Fire risk is going to increase,” said Chad Calderwood, fire protection supervisor for...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018 

Local author finally publishes long-finished children's book

Gay Byers loves her animals, and imagining the world their way inspired her new children's book "Adventures of Louie the Llama," the first of what she plans will be a series. As the Sweet Home...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018 

Local American Legion leader named district commander

Dale Jenkins of Sweet Home is the new American Legion District 3 commander in Oregon. The district includes 15 posts in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties. His installation was during the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018 

Planning commissioners to consider SHJH, firehouse projects July 16

The Sweet Home Planning Commission last week opened public hearings for two public remodeling projects and immediately continued them until July 16 because of an error in noticing. The Sweet Home...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 4, 2018

As season heats up, firefighters train in SH

With fire season already active and regulated use restrictions in place since Monday, July 2, Chad Calderwood of the Oregon Department of Forestry's Sweet Home Unit advises residents and visitors be... Full story

 

Two named for RAIN program expansion in east Linn County

Two area businessmen have been hired to expand a venture capitalist program to assist entrepreneurs in rural Linn county through the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, known as RAIN. Corey...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 4, 2018

Sweet Home woman named Oregon VFW Auxiliary president

A Sweet Home woman is the new president of the Oregon Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Cathy Lindsay has been active in the Sweet Home chapter of the organization since 1996 and...

 

Band's first appearance

The Willamette Concert Band performed for the first time ever in Sweet Home Saturday night, June 30, in the high school auditorium, playing a program of patriotic music and other favorites. About 100...

 
 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 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....

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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