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People react to Lebanon's denial for a Pride proclamation

By Sarah Brown Lebanon Local Mayor Paul Aziz denied a request to proclaim June as Pride Month, following an April 13 City Council meeting where several members supporting the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay,...

Real Estate Sold (May 25, 2022)

Following are Lebanon, Sweet Home and Brownsville area real estate transactions recorded with the county during April 2022. These are not properties for sale, and some transactions may represent a change of ownership within a family or corporation....

Sweet Home depot's fate hangs in balance

A piece of local history faces demolition if no one steps up to save it. The dilapidated Oregon Electric Railroad depot sits at the north end of the Sweet Home Public Works Yard, suffering from...

Entry fees a change for Lebanon Strawberry Festival

The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Association, Inc. has changed its annual event's fee model this year as an approach to solving two problems: inflation and traffic to Cheadle Lake Park. Instead of...

Tyler named new Sweet Home fire chief

Nick Tyler was sworn in Tuesday, May 17, as the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's newest fire chief. He succeeds Dave Barringer, who'd held the position since 2014. The 44-year-old Tyler, a...

Voters OK bond to build LBCC ag training center

A $16 million measure to fund construction of an agricultural training center and other improvements for Linn-Benton Community College won approval in the May 17 primary election, though mostly through Benton County votes, which outweighed a loss...

Subdivision debated at Planning Commission meeting

The Sweet Home Planning Commission voted unanimously at its May 19 meeting to continue the public hearing to June 16 for Cordle Construction's application to subdivide a 193,625-square-foot property...

High school Drama Club to stage dark drama, Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'

Drama students at Sweet Home High School hit the stage this weekend for three performances of "A Doll's House." The first performance is on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m., with subsequent shows on...

Early morning fire destroys Lebanon shop

Fire destroyed a two-story shop early Friday morning, May 20, in the 31000 block of SW Fifth St., Lebanon. The conflagration was reported at 2 a.m. According to the Lebanon Fire District, the initial...

Avian flu detected in Willamette Valley birds

Several Canada goose goslings collected from Alton Baker Park in Eugene have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and a larger outbreak is suspected as more sick and dead waterfowl have been observed at the park, state...

Kami Hart commits to wrestle for fledgling Linfield program

Kami Hart became the latest Husky to sign a letter of intent to compete at the college level, signing a commitment to wrestle at Linfield University during a ceremony at Sweet Home High School's...

Track: Lopez repeats in javelin as Sweet Home's sole state medalist

Mason Lopez repeated as a medalist in the javelin Saturday, May 21, at the OSAA 4A State Track and Field Championships, held at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. He was one of six Huskies...

Softball playoffs: After 'rough' start, Huskies open up on Gladstone

Sweet Home's softball team ran up the score and forced the game to be called per the 10-run rule after six innings in a convincing 12-2 win over Gladstone in a play-in game at Husky Field on Friday,...

From Our Files (May 25, 2022)

May 25, 1972 Sweet Home firemen answered a call from the Boise Cascade plant west of town to extinguish a small blaze in a pile of sawdust near the mill. The fire was caused when a dump truck hauling the sander dust from a bin to the dump site...

Letter: Laundry owners say thank-you (May 25, 2022)

Editor: The Cascade Laundromat building has been sold and will be closing sometime in the next one to three weeks. This has been an extremely difficult decision, and we have earnestly tried to make the venture profitable and also find another...

Commentary: Memorial Day time to make lasting good memories (May 25, 2022)

By Dr. Glenn Mollette  Decoration Day was observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970 to decorate the graves and honor those dying in military service for our country. In 1971 Congress officially made the last Monday in May Memorial Day.  On this day,...

Letter: Science: Life does start at conception (May 25, 2022)

Editor: In response to Diane Daiute, May 18, concerning abortion: Human life begins at conception. How do we know this? To coin a popular phrase, “follow the science.” At conception, all DNA is present for a human being; at conception, the...

Letter: Support says it for Sheriff's candidate (May 25, 2022)

Editor: I am writing this in response to former Sheriff Dave Burright’s statement (May 18) about the candidates for Linn County Sheriff. The statement made by the former sheriff is appalling and derogatory to every deputy serving Linn County...

Death Notices (May 25, 2022)

Denise Kaye Anderson, 56, of Sweet Home, died May 22, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Michel Millard Robertson, 74, of Sweet Home, died May 17, 2022. Sweet Home...

Steven Mearyl Christensen

Celebrate the Life and Adventures of Steve Christensen, who passed away on Jan. 15, 2022 at the age of 91, at an old-fashioned family and friends gathering in a park-like setting on the Santiam River...

Anita Launder

Anita Margarete Launder, 97, of Sweet Home, died peacefully at home May 14, 2022. She was born April 2, 1925 to Kurt and Martha (Schotte) Streppel in Naumburg, Germany. In 1949, she came from Germany...

Around Town (May 25, 2022)

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. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

What's happening in Lebanon and surrounding area

Feedback sought on downtown area The Lebanon Downtown Association seeks feedback from residents on what they like or don't like about the downtown area. Submit photos of what you love, like, dislike,...

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