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Dierks Bentley named Jamboree's 2nd headliner for 2020

The Oregon Jamboree last week announced Dierks Bentley as its second headliner Sunday for the 2020 festival. The Jamboree also announced, on Thanksgiving day, the return of the Nitty Gritty Dirt...

Public Safety Log Dec. 4, 2019

Dec. 2 5:45 a.m. - Oregon State Police arrested Robert Aaron Davis, 45, on Sweet Home warrant for failure to appear on original charge of third-degree theft. Dec. 1 2:17 a.m. - Joe Allen Wayne Wood, 30, arrested on two Sweet Home warrants for...

SH Councilor Coleman throws hat in legislative race

Sweet Home City Councilor Susan Coleman filed Nov. 24 in what is shaping up to be a crowded Republican Party primary election for state House District 17. Coleman joins a group of candidates that...

Council moves forward on exclusion law

Following a second reading of the proposed ordinance, the Sweet Home City Council voted last week to move forward to a third reading of the law that would allow police officers to exclude alleged repeat offenders from the downtown area. During the...

Christmas schedule full in SH

The holiday season kicked off in Sweet Home Saturday evening, Dec. 1, with the lighting of the community Christmas Tree tree lighting at City Hall. Based on the volume of free hot chocolate provided...

Council to consider ordinance banning sleeping in bus shelters

The Sweet Home City Council told city staff last week to move forward with a proposed ordinance to prohibit people from camping out in bus shelters. Sweet Home has three new shelters, said Ken Bronson, Senior Center manager and Linn County Shuttle...

SH swimmers return real talent, but depth may be shallow

Coming off a year in which Sweet Home's girls delivered a shocker by upsetting higher-seeded teams to win the state swimming title, the Huskies are looking at a very "tough" 4A/3A/2A/1A field as...

Wrestling: Experienced Huskies looking for state trophy – preferably first

The Sweet Home wrestling team is loaded with talent and experience this year, which isn't unusual for the Huskies. But coming off a second-place finish at state last year, the Huskies return eight...

Husky boys bring experience, stature to basketball court

Sweet Home's boys basketball team welcomes a lot of experienced players this year, despite graduating three seniors who played a lot of varsity minutes. Leaving the team were Colton Smith, Nate...

Rebuilding process showing results for girls hoops, coach says

Coach Michelle Knight is highly optimistic about the Sweet Home High School girls varsity basketball team this year. Though the program has struggled mightily in recent years – the Huskies have not...

Courts coming around on timber

The courtroom victory two weeks ago for Linn and 13 other counties in Oregon will certainly not be the last word on forestry management in Oregon, but the case highlights problems prevalent in our state and, indeed, across the nation. We complain...

Eugene 'Gene' E. Amundson

June 17, 1931 - Nov. 27, 2019 Eugene “Gene” Amundson, 88, of Sweet Home, passed away peacefully in his home on Nov. 27, 2019. He was born June 17, 1931 in Duluth, Minn., to Martin and Anna...

Larry Scott

Larry Howard Scott, 78, of Sweet Home died Nov. 28, 2019. He was born June 26, 1941 in Portland to Harry I. and Frieda (Mostert) Scott. He was raised in Sweet Home. then moved to Portland for 10 years before moving back. Mr. Scott served in the...

Around Town Dec. 4, 2019

Chili and movie for SHHS ski club Watch a classic ski movie, make and indulge in some top-quality chili, and support the Sweet Home High School Ski and Ride Club at its annual Chili Cook-Off from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the school’s...

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