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HBO crew shoots in Sweet Home

A film crew from HBO was in Sweet Home Friday, Nov. 12, filming a documentary at a home in the 4600 block of Long Street. Vehicles from the Portland-based crew filled the parking lot at Harvest...

Two-car crash at 15th and Main

Police and medics respond Monday morning, Nov. 22, to a two-crash at the corner of 15th Avenue and Main Street. According to Police Chief Jeff Lynn, Stevana Russell, 64, of Sweet Home was injured and...

Thinning forests for the trees

It's a rainy November morning and U.S. Forest Service staffers Joan Schmidgall and Autumn Metz stand with a visitor on a hillside in the Quartzville drainage, looking over a stand of 36-year-old...

Public Safety (Nov. 24, 2021)

November 16 12:48 p.m. - Clinton Jack William, 33, was arrested on Sweet Home Municipal Court warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of second-degree criminal mischief, Eugene Police Department. 2:42 p.m. - James Linder, 33, was cited...

Committee considers shelter plans

Sweet Home city councilor Lisa Gourley expressed a desire at a Nov. 15 Community Health Committee meeting to get a homeless shelter “up and going” on the city’s Public Works property by Dec. 1. “I hope we are able to meet those hard-weather...

Market robbery suspect arrested

A Harrisburg man was arrested Friday, Nov. 19, in connection with an Oct. 27 robbery at the Crawfordsville Market. According to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release, the caller in the original...

School district announces November ESPY winners

See photos of individual winners in our Nov. 24, 2021, photo gallery. -- Noah Medellin, seventh grade, Sweet Home Junior High -- Serenity Herrera, eighth grade, Sweet Home Junior High -- Savannah Thompson, fifth grade, Foster School -- Devon Sharp,...

Small forestland owners invited to apply for grants

The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a call for projects today for $5 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762. The Small Forestland Grant Program, authorized by Section 24 of Senate Bill 762, will award $5 million to projects supporting...

Real Estate (Nov. 24, 2021)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during October 2021. Some sales at the end of the month had were not available when Lebanon Local went to press, but will be reported next...

Community college enrollment stabilizing

By Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon's 17 community colleges have managed to slow steep pandemic drops in enrollment according to figures released Friday but their future is...

Sweet Home volleyball players score back-to-back titles, this time at LBCC

Three former Sweet Home volleyball players from last season's squad which delivered the Huskies their first-ever state volleyball championship, were back at it over the weekend as Linn-Benton...

Caleb Christman named MVP by Huskies' boys soccer team

The Sweet Home boys soccer program distributed its team awards Wednesday, Nov. 3, at its annual postseason banquet, which took place at the Towry residence. Award winners were selected through "a...

Letter to the editor: Leave of absence rationale explained (Nov. 24, 2021)

Editor: I decided to write a followup to the article (Oct. 27) that mentioned me going on a leave of absence from SHFAD. I wasn’t trying to make the news when I explained myself to the district board, but since I did I’ll elaborate a bit on why...

From Our Files (Nov. 24, 2021)

Nov. 25, 1971 Nearly 600 people showed up to the public hearing concerning the designation of the South Santiam as a Scenic Waterway, forcing the meeting to be moved to the junior high school gym. Sweet Home area residents joined together to fight...

Notes from the Newsroom: Turmoil aside, let's be thankful

Boy, it’s hard to believe that it’s … Thanksgiving. Already? But despite the calendar shock, Thanksgiving really sounds good right about now, in more ways than just flavor. Ever heard that saying, “Quit complaining and count your...

Death Notices (Nov. 24, 2021)

Michael Lee Choate, 43, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 21, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Robert “Bob” Leon Grissom, 78, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 19, 2021. Sweet...

Hannah Owen

Hannah Ann Owen, 36, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 22, 2021. She was born Feb. 10, 1985 in Denver, Colo., to Ben Edwin and Leah Ann (Culbertson) Owen. Ms. Owen had lived in Monmouth, Lebanon, Cottage...

Vern Garrett

Vern (Bud) Lamont Garrett, 94, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 11, 2021, at his home. He was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Woodbine, Kan., to Ray and Olive Garrett. Mr. Garrett moved his family to Oregon after...

Around Town (Nov. 24, 2021)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon...

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