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Officer honored for saving shooting victim

Sweet Home Police Officer Sean Potter has received a Letter of Commendation for saving a life in 2018. Department Sgt. Ryan Cummings made the presentation on Dec. 17. "He was in the right place at...

SHHS alum Candalynn Johnson seeking change through 'civic engagement'

Candalynn Johnson has never been one to miss an opportunity to get involved. So working to garner support for a new process of establishing electoral districts in Oregon is right in line with efforts...

Chris Wingo honored for valor during armed confrontation

Sweet Home Police Sgt. Chris Wingo was recently awarded the Oregon Peace Officers Association Medal of Valor, one of 12 statewide, for his actions when he confronted an armed subject in the parking...

Leak detection turns up 68 spills from city pipes

A contractor has located 68 leaks in the City of Sweet Home's water distribution system, and crews have repaired about 17 of them, according to Public Works Director Greg Springman. American Leak...

Mayor: City going in right direction

Although it may not be as fast as he would like, Mayor Greg Mahler believes the city is making progress in the right direction. The City Council re-elected Mahler as mayor during its regular meeting...

Circuit Court: Man gets 37 months after guilty plea in SH ax attack

Michael Ralph Marshall Jr. Michael Ralph Marshall Jr., 35, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Jan. 8 in Linn County Circuit Court to 37 months in prison for second-degree assault. Marshall was also...

Treasure hunters club donates record $10,000 to Food Pak program

The East Linn Treasure Seekers recently donated a record $10,000 to the Kids Food Pak program. The group of metal detector enthusiasts annually gives the proceeds from fund-raising events to the...

Police see decline in call volume, but more crime reports in 2018

The Sweet Home Police Department saw a decline of 3 percent in its call volume from 2017 to 2018, but the number of crimes reported increased by 10.9 percent. Department officials counted 9,626 calls in 2018, down from 9,914 in 2017, according to...

Wowing crowds

Moriah Winn has turned heads since she was a little girl – most recently in east Linn County. Moriah, 12, is a violinist and singer who has wowed local audiences at church, school, in last year's...

Number of freshmen on track to graduate climbs

The percentage of ninth-grade students on track to graduate at this point in the school year has increased by more than six points over last school year. This year, 90.8 percent of freshmen are on...

Huskies stumble through two more league basketball games

Sweet Home's boys lost to two of their toughest league rivals in basketball last week at home, 71-63 in overtime against Philomath Jan. 8 and 62-25 against Stayton Friday. Philomath 71, SH 63 (OT)...

Husky boys and girls win at Tillamook pool

Sweet Home’s boys and girls both won a dual swimming meet at Tillamook Friday, Jan. 11. Coach Doug Peargin said he expected a four-way meet when he arrived, but it was just the Cheesemakers at the other end of the line. The girls won 113-62, and...

SH wrestlers second at Newberg tournament after dual win over Banks

Sweet Home placed second, behind Newberg, at the Earl Gillis Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 12. The Huskies beat David Douglas 51-18 and Milwaukie 58-15 before losing to Newberg...

Moving out doesn't mean goodbye

By Phil Barnhart I moved out of my office in the State Capitol in Salem a few days ago. Just before Christmas Marty Wilde, the new state representative, moved into his office there. During my nine terms, much has changed in your Legislature. It is...

Gun law proposal a slap in the face to law-abiding Oregonians

Remember those election results from last November? Well they are coming home to roost in rural Oregon in this 2019 legislative session. For those who didn’t do the math, although only seven (of 36) populous, mostly metropolitan counties...

Start of legislative session feels lot like back-to-school

By Sherrie Sprenger It feels like the first day of school.  I have all my new supplies laid out. I have my new class schedule. There will be new people to meet with whom I will get to visit once again – some of my old friends. I also have a new...

Earl Haase II

Nov. 25, 1950 – Jan. 9, 2019 Earl Sylvester Haase II, 68, of Sweet Home died Jan. 9, 2019 during a late-day nap. He was born Nov. 25, 1950 in Fall River, Mass. to Earl Sylvester and Evelyn (Arruda)...

Around Town Jan. 16, 2019

Church serves free dinner Saturday Lynn Cooper and her team of volunteers from Reigning Glory church offer free dinner on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at Home Sweet Home Cafe, 1333 Main St. For more information, call (541) 409-6194. Get prepared for...

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